Zolak & Bertrand: The Football Card – Week 3
The crew owns a record of 5-5 after Week 2, with Hardy and Zo coming away with wins. Beetle, Hardy, and Milliken weren’t so fortunate. Just a quick refresher on last week’s picks:
Zo had taken the Packers -1.5 over the Falcons. Beetle picked the Browns (-2.5) over the Steelers. Hardy put his money on the Chiefs (-3.5) against the Jaguars. T-Bone put his hopes in the Raiders (+8.5) against the Bills and finally Milliken had the Chargers (-2.5) over the Titans.
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Scott Zolak (2-0): Bills @ Commanders – Bills (-6.5)
Zo is the only undefeated member of The Football Card remaining and he’s betting on the Bills staying hot against the Commanders. After a disappointing Week 1, the Bills came out against the Raiders with something to prove. That continues against a rookie QB in Sam Howell, even after Washington started the season 2-0.
Marc Bertrand (1-1): Chargers @ Vikings – Chargers (+1)
Beetle is looking at strictly talent in this matchup, so he’s going with the Chargers. Both teams are desperate after starting 0-2, so a shootout is likely. Just hard to picture Justin Herbert and that roster falling out of things so early in the year.
Hardy (1-1): Falcons @ Lions – Lions (-3)
Coming off a tough loss against the Seahawks last week, Hardy is all in on the Lions bouncing back against the Falcons. Detroit’s home-field advantage is the real deal this season. Not to mention, Amon-Ra St. Brown returning to practice a few days back is massive for the offense.
T-Bone (1-1): Patriots @ Jets – Patriots (-2.5)
Many are looking at Week 3 as a must-win for the Patriots, T-Bone believes Bill Belichick keeps his streak of beating the Jets going. If Belichick can’t make Zach Wilson see ghosts like Sam Darnold, it’ll say a lot about his future. Weather could complicate things though, especially if it takes the ball out of Wilson’s hands.
Milliken (0-2): Chargers @ Vikings – OVER 54
Milliken joins Beetle on betting Chargers @ Vikings, but he’s taking the very high over of 54. Brandon Staley’s defense has been horrendous, and with the Vikings having the 30th ranked pass-rush in the NFL, it should allow Justin Herbert and Kirk Cousins to cook. Expect fireworks.
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