Washington vs Dallas
4:30 PM EST
Washington +3 over Dallas (win)
Dallas got a huge road win last week in Minnesota, but remember the Vikings Defensive Line isn’t talented and any QB can hit his targets without pressure. The Redskins defense will bring the pressure making Andy Dalton look like the Andy Dalton we all know. There is also the sad news of strength coach Markus Paul passing away on Tuesday. It’s easy to think a team can rally and play in his honor, but tragic losses days before a game are tough to get over and the focus just isn’t there. The Redskins are nothing to write home about on offense, but this Dallas Defense isn’t all that great. This team is still banged up in the secondary and I believe a guy like Terry McLaurin can have a big day at receiver for Washington. The NFL is all about matchups. Washington is overlooked, but they have a rock solid group of players on defense that can do damage today against the Cowboys Offensive Line and Andy Dalton. I like our chances with the underdog. Take Washington.
2:00 PM EST
Austin Peay -8.5 over East Tennessee State (loss)
ETSU was 30-4 last year and had the best record in the Southern Conference. Fast forward to this year and they lost a heck of a coach in Steve Forbes in addition to losing their top 6 players. This year ETSU is starting guys who are normally role players. The Buccaneers added a few transfers, but even they were role players at other schools. Austin Peay lost a few guys from last year as well, but their top two players in Terry Taylor and Jordyn Adams return and Matt Figger is looking to get this team to the top of the Ohio Valley Conference in his fourth year at head coach. The Governors have scoring power while ETSU just isn’t there yet. Take Austin Peay.