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Grey Cup Prop Party

2017 GREY CUP PROP PARTY

Calgary Stampeders @ Toronto Argonauts 

Even if you’re not a CFL fan or a football fan, in general, you can still have a great time at your Grey Cup party this year. 2UP 2DOWN gives you our 2017 GREY CUP PROP PARTY. Follow these simple guidelines below to make the game that more intense, exciting, and fun. You can bet with your friends and family, or just do it for fun. Enjoy the 105th version of the Canadian classic.

Prop Party Rules

– 10 dollar buy in

– Winner takes all format

– Point scoring system

– Each Prop Bet ranges from 5 to 10 points

– Point values are based on importance of category to outcome of the game

– Highest point total wins

– Circle your selections

– Submit money BEFORE KICKOFF

 

Coin Toss (5 PTS)

Stamps

Argos

 

 

 

First Team to Score (5 PTS)

Stamps 

Argos 

 

 

 

Leading at Halftime (7 PTS)

Stamps

Argos

 

 

 

Will Shania Twain Play ‘Man! Feel Like A Woman!’ (5 Pts)

Yes

No

 

 

 

Most Passing Yards (7 PTS)

Bo Levi Mitchell 

Ricky Ray 

 

 

 

Most Rushing Yard Team Total (7 PTS)

Stamps

Argos

 

 

 

Turnover Battle (7 PTS)

Stamps 

Argos

 

 

 

Total Combine Yardage (5PTS)

Over 900 yards

Under 900 yards

 

 

 

Total Combine Points (5 PTS)

Over 53

Under 53

 

 

 

Most Touchdowns (10 PTS) 

Stamps

Argos

 

 

 

Most Field Goals (7 PTS)

Stamps

Argos

 

 

 

Will there be Overtime? (5 PTS) 

Yes

No

 

 

 

105th Grey Cup Champions (10 PTS) 

Stamps

Argos

UFC 217 – 2UP 2DOWN

2UP 2DOWN UFC Pick History: 6-0

UPSET 1 – Mark Godbeer +310

Mark “The Hand Of” Godbeer (12-3) Now that’s an awesome nickname. It’s a title that a rowdy freshman would dub himself for fraternity Wrestle Mania. The only difference, Godbeer does his wrestling in the UFC. The Englishman sports a resume with some notable victories and has earned a finish in all but one of his wins. If “The Hand of” Godbeer continues to make opponents blackout, then fans will continue to see him climb the UFC heavyweight rankings. The next step is against Walt Harris (10-6). Harris is a KO specialist, all 10 of his wins have come by way of knockout. While Godbeer is a heavy underdog, he is the more well-rounded fighter. If he can slip Harris’s powerful hands early, he should be able to finish a tired Harris in the later rounds.

 

DOUBLE DOWN 1 – George St-Pierre -115

Saturday, November fourth, George St. Pierre (25-2) will make his long-awaited return to the UFC, in arguably the toughest challenge of his career, his opponent, current middleweight champion Micheal Bisping (30-7). GSP stepped away from the octagon in 2014, effectively ending the most celebrated welterweight career in MMA history. Since 2015, Bisping has beaten everyone in his path on route to the Middleweight crown. “The Count” will be the biggest man GSP has ever fought,15-0 as a light-heavyweight and has shown some serious power with his hands in his last few fights. There’s no doubt Bisping has the power to sleep GSP, but St. Pierre has been rocked before. In his previous Octagon appearance, GSP lasted five rounds with a much bigger and more powerful Johnny Hendricks, on route to a decision victory. GSP holds the world record with over 500 hours in a professional octagon, and the championship rounds will be the difference. Bisping has shown the heart, and cardio to last five rounds, the last time he went to distance, however, it was against a Dan Henderson on the wrong side of 40 and Bisping was gassed by the final bell. The Montreal native, St. Pierre holds the world record with over 500 hours in a professional octagon. GSP should be able to slip the Englishman’s powerful shots early with the help of his new boxing coach and Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddy Roach. With his upgraded boxing, Excellent cardio and strong wrestling GSP should grind this fight out and finish a fatigued Bisping in the championship rounds. The fact is GSP is the most dominant Champion in UFC history. He’s won a promotion best, 12 titles fights and will likely make it an unprecedented 13 on November fourth.

 

UPSET 2 – Aiemann Zahabi Upset +175

Aiemann Zahabi (7-0) is the younger brother of legendary Tristar trainer Firas. Zahabi, like most Tristar fighters, is extremely precise in all facets of his game. His opponent, Ricardo Lucas Ramos (10-1) has a highly touted BJJ background and has won six fights via submission. If the Zahabi brothers can come up with a solid game plan like Frias always does then Aiemann should take this one via split decision. Coaching will determine the outcome here.

 

DOUBLE DOWN 2 – Joanna Jedrzejcyk -600

Jonna Jedrzejcyk (14-0) is without question the best female fighter and 115 pounder on the planet. Jedrzejcyk has yet to lose a fight, let alone a round in the UFC (Ok, maybe one or two.) Her toughest challenge came a year ago at the very arena she’ll defend her title again, MSG. After she brutalized fellow Pole Karolina Kozakiewicz in a five round war, Joanna promised the crowd and the world that she would be the only person to hold the 115-pound belt. Rose Namajunas is a legit challenger with a balanced skill set. She lost the inaugural Strawweight championship fight to Carla Esparza back in December 2014. Joanna fought Esparza next in Dallas, beat the hell out of her and claimed her UFC gold. Now she has a chance to break Ronda Rousey’s UFC title defence record. Namajunas has an excellent submission game, but Jedrzejcyk has all the tools to keep this fight on the feet and outclass Namajunas with her superb striking. Jedrzejcyk via unanimous decision.

2UP 2DOWN – NFL WEEK 6

WEEK 5 PICK RESULTS: N/A

 

UPSET #1 – Cleveland Browns +10

Although the Houston Texans (2-3) should win this game, beating a ten point spread is too much to ask of the depleted Texans this week. JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilus are out with injuries, which leaves the defense exposed and leaderless. On the other side of the ball, the Texans offense has been solid this season. Rookie QB DeShaun Watson has already thrown for 1072 yards with 12 touchdowns since being named the starter. With the help of Lamar Miller, Watson should be able to put together a few scoring drives against a reasonably solid yet unproven Browns defense. While the Cleveland Browns (0-5) don’t possess the most efficient offense, newly named starter QB Kevin Hogan only missed three targets last week after DeShone Kizer was benched. If Hogan can stay consistent and drive the ball with confidence then his team should rally around him. Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson Jr. will need to bounce a few tackles for extra yardage, and with no JJ Watt, they should be able to find some gaps. Watson should be able to lead Houston to the victory at home, but the Browns will cover the spread. Texans win 24-15.

 

DOUBLE DOWN #1 – Green Bay Packers -3

The Green Bay Packers (4-1) have cruised through 2017 thus far and in all likely hood will cruise to victory in Minnesota (3-2) on Sunday. Offensively the Pack matchup better at every position. Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 1367 yards and 13 touchdowns this season; he should be able to spread the ball effectively against an equally skilled and tough Viking defense. Case Keenum will get the start for the injured Sam Bradford. Keenum has thrown for 895 yards and four touchdowns. He’s has had difficulty moving the ball and leading Minnesota with confidence and efficiently thus far in Sam Bradford’s stead. Vikings’ Dalvin Cook will be sidelined Sunday, and Packers’ Ty Montgomery is questionable. Green Bay’s Aaron Jones ripped the Dallas D last week for 125 yards and a touchdown on route to a crucial victory. Jones or Montgomery should move the ball effectively due to the fact Minnesota has to respect the aerial attack Rodgers presents. At RB, Jerick McKinnon was effective out of the Vikes backfield last Monday in Chicago. McKinnon rushed for 95 yards on 16 carries, but it’s important to note that 58 of those yards came on a terrible break down by an injury-depleted Bears defense. If the Vikes try to pass, they’ll have to do it without top receiver Stephan Diggs. Diggs has accounted for 395 yards almost 35% of all Viking receiving yards. Jordy Nelson, DeAnte Adams, and Randle Cobb are all healthy and slated to start, essentially pick your poison. On the defensive side of the rock, the Packers will force Keenum into uncomfortable passing situations so he’ll make mistakes. To do so, Green Bay will have to sell out and stop the run, which is more than possible. The Vikings D should be able to make some big plays and keep it close, but they’ll tire as the game progresses. Rodgers will make some ridiculous game-breaking play like he always does in NFC North match-ups, on route to a 24-20 victory.

 

UPSET #2 – Los Angeles Rams +2.5

The Rams (3-2) rumble into Jacksonville (3-2) after a tough loss at home to Seattle. Los Angles could only muster ten points, and Jared Goff just hit 46% of his passes with two picks. That doesn’t vote well for a team that faces a similar Seattle pass defense. The Jags intercepted Ben Roethlisberger an astounding five times last week in their unofficial coming out party. For LA to be successful they must run the ball efficiently against a weaker Jaguars’ run defense, enter Todd Gurley III. Gurleys rushed for 405 yards, averaging over four yards a carry and four touchdowns, not to mention 241 receiving yards with three touchdown receptions. If Gurley can slash through the Jacksonville front four, he’ll open up passing lanes for Jared Goff. Goff’s had a solid sophomore campaign and is much more reliable than his counterpart, Blake Bortles. Goff has thrown for 1360 yards with a passer rating over 94. Bortles has thrown for just 827 yards with a PR of only 78.2.The Rams have to stuff the red-hot Leonard Fournette. Fournette has shown flashes over brilliance in his young career, last week he rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns. If the Rams skilled edge rushers can bottle Fournette up and hold him to an average game, LA should be able to squeeze out of Jacksonville with a narrow victory. Rams win 28-27.

 

DOUBLE DOWN #2 – Washington Redskins -11

The Washington Redskins (2-2) have one of the most dynamic offenses in the NFL, the San Fransisco 49ers (0-5) have one of the most dismal offenses in recent memory. Brian Hoyer has had a tough time protecting the ball this season, and it won’t be any easier against a confident and well-rested Skins team on home turf. Hoyer has thrown for a solid 1211 yards, but he only has four touchdowns with four picks and three fumbles. Carlos Hyde and the run game are becoming predictable to opposing defenses despite his stellar abilities and efforts. Washington, on the other hand, has a dead shot QB with a 7-1 TD-INT ratio, a passing percentage over 66%, and a career-high 107.6 passer rating. Kirk Cousins is off to the best start of his six-year career, a large part of that is his diverse backfield. Cousins leading receiver Chris Thompson leads the team in receptions and receiving yards along with 142 yards on the ground with an average carry of 7.1 yards. With the lack of offense that the 49ers posses, their defense will get exhausted and mowed down by Chris Thompson and the other Redskins’ backs. Kirk Cousins will have no problem picking apart a tired San Fran secondary. Redskins 31-14.

2UP 2DOWN – UFC 216

UPSET 1 – Mark Godbeer +260

First off, Mark “The Hand Of” Godbeer (12-3) has one of the best nicknames in MMA today. The Englishman has earned a finish in all, but one victory, of those finishes eight, have come by way of knockout. Saturday, Godbeer will exchange blows with Walt Harris (10-5). Since joining the UFC in 2013, Harris has earned three victories all coming by KO. Expect a slugfest, but Godbeer should be able to pull off the upset via KO second round.

 

Double Down 1 – Demetrious Johnson -1200

On Saturday night, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (Flyweight Champion 26-2-1) can make history and snap his Idol, Anderson Silvia’s consecutive title defense record. Silva defended his belt an unprecedented ten times over a span of 7 years. At UFC 216, Johnson can break that record with his eleventh consecutive defense. Since he won the inaugural flyweight belt in 2012 Mighty Mouse has won 11 straight fights and finished five opponents in that span. Ray Borg (#3 Flyweight 11-2) has excellent a very smooth ground game, with very accurate striking. Problem is he’s going toe-toe with the pound-for-pound king of MMA. Johnson is simply too experienced and talented. There is no stopping Mighty Mouse from making history and earning his big cheese. Johnson vis Unanimous Decision.

 

UPSET 2 – Derrick Lewis +210

Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis (#6 Heavyweight 18-5) has won 6 of his last seven fights and is well on his way to a title shot. He’s knocked out eight UFC heavyweights in the past three years, and 16 of his 18 career wins have come by way of KO. That, mixed with his unforgettable personality has made him a fan favorite. A win over former champ Werdum (#2 Heavyweight 21-7-1) would put him in title contention. Werdum, 40, is a legend in the heavyweight MMA. There’s no doubt that he’s got a diverse and dangerous submission game, but his chin has been weak of late. Now Champion, Stipe Miocic was able to KO Werdum while walking backward. If Lewis lands one combination or one solid hook, Werdum will drop. Lewis, a Houston native has dedicated his time to helping survivors. He has dedicated his performance to the city of Houston and promised “A knockout. A brutal Knockout.”

 

Double Down 2 – Tony Ferguson -260

Tony Ferguson (#2 Lightweight ) has terrorized the UFC lightweight division for over seven years comping a 12- record in the promotion. His grappling his second to none, he’s got an excellent ground game and a striking arsenal that is only rivaled by Conor McGregor in the division. This interim bout has a ton of bad blood flowing into it. Kevin Lee (#7 Lightweight16-2) and Ferguson have feuded multiple times on national tv, and the final battle will finally come to fruition Saturday. Lee has adopted a boxing approach for this fight. His camp has focused on boxing spars and a lot of head movement and counter punching. Expect there to be bombs exchanged in a close clinching battle. Both men should do damage, but Ferguson’s experience, durability, and grappling should put him in a position to finish this fight in the championship rounds.
2UP 2DOWN- UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh Results: All four #2UP2DOWN picks were correct. 

2UP 2DOWN – NFL WEEK 3

WEEK 2 RESULTS

Straight Up: 3-1

Against The Spread: 2-2

 

WEEK 3 PICKS

 

UPSET 1 – The Los Angeles Chargers (+3 1/2)

The Chargers (0-2) are two missed field goals away from being 2-0. They are undoubtedly the best winless team remaining in the NFL, and they are primed to put a stop to the red-hot Kanas City Chiefs (2-0). Both defenses can be beaten deep, so this game should come down to offensive prowess. Kareem Hunt and Alex Smith have combined for five touchdowns, two through the air and three on the ground. Smith is firing over 77% with 5 TD passes, and Hunt keeps opposing defenses guessing. The Chargers have an equally potent backfield. Melvin Gordon has scored in both games this season, expect him to score again against a Chiefs team that has allowed 115 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. Philip Rivers has thrown for four touchdowns, with a 73.6% completion percentage. In this Hollywood shootout, count on Rivers to come up with the clutch play to take the cake. Chargers win 35-33.

 

DOUBLE DOWN 1 – The Philadelphia Eagles (-6)

The Eagles (1-1) have an opportunity to absolutely pound on their division rivals, the New York Giants. The 0-2 Giants have scored just 13 points in those losses. New York’s O-line is bloody awful, Eli Manning has been sacked eight times this young season. The Eagles have a strong front four, so expect Eli to get hit hard and often. The Eagles offense is off to a solid start. Philly proved that they could put up points last week against a solid Kanas City defense. Carson Wentz has already thrown for 640 yards with four touchdowns. Wentz seems to be meshing with FA acquisition Alshon Jeffery nicely, they’ve hooked up for 130 yards and combined for their first TD last week. Look for the duo to have a big week, and watch Darren Sproles out of the backfield, he might just have his 2017 coming out party. Eagles take it at home 27-17.

 

UPSET 2 – The Indianapolis Colts (+1 1/2)

The Cleveland Browns (0-2) are favourites on the road. That’s not a misprint. Yes, the Colts (0-2) are bad if not terrible without Andrew Luck, but they should be able to beat the Browns at home. Jacoby Brissett is more experienced than DeShone Kizer, and unlike Kizer, Brissett has shown that he can win on the NFL level. Brissett should be able to move the ball against a terrible Browns defense and find All-Pro receiver Ty Hilton on underneath routes. If the two continue to mesh, expect the Colts to score their first passing TD of the season. I can’t see the Browns moving the ball with success without top WR Corey Coleman in a loud Lucas Oil Stadium. In the battle of the bottom feeders, the Colts win 17-14.

 

DOUBLE DOWN 2 – The Green Bay Packers (-8)

The Packers (1-1) return to Lambeau Field after losing both the game and part of their receiving corps in Atlanta. Jordy Nelson (Quad) and Randle Cobb (Chest) were still banged up as of Thursday. Nelson is likely to play Sunday, while Cobb hasn’t practiced this week. Good thing for Aaron Rodgers that he has his leading receiver Davonte Adams, and a great pass catching back in Ty Montgomery. The Pack should be able to put up points against a steady Bengals (0-2) defense. Rodgers and the Pack O are averaging 368 yards per game and have scored five touchdowns. Andy Dalton and the Bengals offense have scored a league-low 9 points in the opening two games and have a -5 turnover ratio. Despite letting me down last week and being banged up, there is no way the Pack lose at Lambeau against an opponent in a free fall. The Packers take it 30-13.

2UP 2DOWN – NFL WEEK 2

UPSET 1 – The Green Bay Packers +3

One does not simply go into Atlanta and win. Although if any team can pull it off, it’s Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The Falcons struggled in Chicago week one against a Bears team in the rebuild. Matt Ryan should bounce back with a big performance, but if the Pack can shut down Julio Jones, it will make Ryan’s night that much harder. The other dynamic duo, Rodgers, and WR Nelson may be the best QB/WR combo in the league. In three of the last four seasons, Rodgers and Nelson have hooked up for at least 1,200 yards. They didn’t meet the mark last year due to Nelson’s rib injury which kept him sidelined for the majority of the season. Expect Rodgers to pick apart a weak Atlanta secondary in a high scoring affair. Green Bay should beat the spread.

DOUBLE DOWN 1 – The Oakland Raiders – 14

The Raiders will take the field in Oakland for the first time since ownership announced the intent to move the team to Las Vegas in the near future. The Raiders fans and players were and still are equally emotional over the news. Quarterback Derek Carr said in a tweet,

“For now, it’s about 2017 and our diehard fans in Oakland. Go Raiders & God Bless.”

With a team and fan base equally fired up, Oakland Coliseum will be one of the toughest Stadiums to play in this season. Marshawn Lynch will undoubtedly receive a nice homecoming along with a healthy dose of touches Sunday. Look for the Raiders to run the Jets Defense down to open up and take advantage of their superior aerial attack. On the other side of the ball, it will be tough for the Jets to move the rock in a loud Oakland Coliseum, especially with a healthy Kahlil Mack. Raiders to cover the 14 point spread.

UPSET 2 – The Denver Broncos +3

The key to the Broncos winning Sunday is shutting down Ezekiel Elliot, here’s how. Denver’s backers and DBs will have to attack the box to get through Dallas’s stellar O-line. Expect blitzes early and often to get in Zeke’s face near the line of scrimmage. The Broncos have all the capable tools to win one on one match ups on the outside with their unrivaled secondary. With the Mile High crowd urging the Broncos D on, they should be able to hold The ‘Boys offense in check. If Trevor Siemian can go out and control the offense with poise and precision like he did last week, then the Broncos should come out victorious.

DOUBLE DOWN 2 – The Seattle Seahawks -14

The 12th man will make it’s 2017 debut Sunday when the Seahawks host their division rival San Fransico 49ers. Seattle’s Defence with the help of some of the loudest fans in football will mow down Brian Hoyer and the San Fran offense. The Legion of Boom will surely get their licks in, last week 48% of Hoyer’s passes were thrown to receivers that had a defender within 1 yard of them, that means a lot of big hits… A lot. After putting up just nine points last week in Green Bay, Russell Wilson and the Seattle O should rebound in a big way. Last week the ‘Niners surrendered 23 points to a QB similar to Wilson’s playing style in Cam Newton. Wilson should get lots of solid looks in and out of the pocket and lead Seattle to a convincing victory. The Seahawks cover the 14 point spread.

 

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 116 PITTSBURGH – 2UP 2DOWN

Double Down 1 – Luke Rockhold -550

Luke Rockhold (15-3) hasn’t fought since he lost the middleweight crown to Michael Bisping, in June of 2016. He’s made it very clear that he deserves a title shot, but with the depth in the middleweight division, the 32-year-old will have to earn his shot. David Branch (23-3) is an ideal challenge for the former champ. Branch is on an 11 fight win streak but hasn’t fought someone of Rockhold’s caliber in some time. Both men can wrestle, grapple and throw bombs, although Rockhold holds the edge in both the stand-up and ground game. Expect Rockhold to control the fight and push for an early finish. Rockhold via TKO inside three rounds.

 

Upset 1 – Uriah Hall +175

Since his impressive runner-up finish at TUF 17, Uriah Hall (12-8) is an even five and five but has compiled three straight losses. The 33-year-old, desperately needs a win if he has any chance of making the top 10 ranked fighters in a stacked middleweight division. Krzysztof Jotko (19-2) is a very balanced fighter with an excellent chin. In 21 professional bouts, Jotko has never been knocked out and has only been finished once. The 28-year-old Pole is coming off a loss to the tough David Branch via split decision. Outside of Branch, Jokto hasn’t fought the same quality of fighters that Hall has faced in the UFC. Hall’s athleticism and unique striking may provide the proper touch to knock Jokto out. If Hall can execute a solid game plan, he should sleep Jokto and get back into the win column.

 

Double Down 2 – Gregor Gillespie -450

It’s been quite a welcome to the UFC for undefeated lightweight Gregor Gillespie (9-0). In his first two UFC bouts, he’s posted a dominant decision victory over Glaico Franca (16-5) and a 21 second KO of Andrew Holbrook(12-3). The undefeated New York native should dominate the octagon again against Jason Gonzalez (11-3). Gillespie’s world class wrestling should be the determining factor in this bout. Look for Gillespie to take Gonzalez down and beat him into submission. Gillespie via unanimous decision.

 

Upset 2 – Daniel Spitz +160

After his first professional loss, Daniel Spitz (5-1) looks to rebound Saturday against Anthony Hamilton (15-7). This heavyweight showdown is a classic clash of styles. Spitz has excellent BJJ, four of his five wins have come by way of submission. Spitz uses his 6’7, 240-pound frame to wrap opponents up like an anaconda and submit them. Hamilton is a 6’5 260-pound striker with KO power. Eight of his 15 victories have come by knockout. Look for Spitz to stay out of Hamilton’s range and burn his energy. If Hamilton gases himself, Spitz should be able to take him down and make him tap in the final round. Spitz by way of submission.

2UP 2DOWN Introduction 

Hey Sports Fans,

Before you place your bets, order pizzas, crack beers and watch your sporting event(s), read 2UP 2DOWN to find out two UPSETS that could shock the world. We also preview two picks that you should Double Down on to win the big bucks.

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2UP 2DOWN – NFL WEEK 1

Welcome Sports Fanatics,

This is 2UP 2DOWN, the NFL edition. Each week this season, 2UP 2DOWN will preview two teams that could pull of the big UPsets, and two teams that you should double DOWN on for the big bucks. With week 1 officially set to kick off tonight, heres the first edition of 2UP 2Down NFL.

UPSET 1 – The New Orleans Saints

Just a three point underdog, the New Orleans Saints should not be only able to cover the spread but win this game. Drew Brees is simply one of the best to ever sling the rock. In 2017, he’ll have the best arsenal at his disposal in a few seasons. Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn Jr. and Colby Fleener are all big targets, sure handed and can make plays. Although Minnesota will have home field advantage, Adrian Peterson has made it clear he’s fired up to return to Minneapolis. Peterson will share snaps with Mark Ingram, when he gets the ball look for him to push for every inch.  Sam Bradford and the Vikings should be able to exploit a weak Saints secondary and turn this game into a shootout, which could play to the Saints favour. There aren’t many better gun slingers that Drew Brees. Saints should cover the spread and possibly earn the road win.

 

DOUBLE DOWN 1 – The New England Patriots

The Patriots are a nine point favourite tonight in Foxbourgh and they should be. It’s a simple formula, Brady + Belichik in Foxbourgh = Pats Win. The defending champs have won 104 games at Foxborough throughout the Belichik-Brady era. Not to mention they’ve won 12 of their last 13 season openers. The Pats do need to proceed with caution. Kanas City’s defence forced 33 turnovers last season and have kept that core together. Yes, the loss of Julian Edelman is a huge blow to the receiving core, but a healthy Rob Gronkowski is a great news. Gronk coupled with rising star Chris Hogan and sure handed Danny Amendola, should give Brady more than enough targets to execute the offence. Patriots to cover the spread.

UPSET 2 – The Chicago Bears

The Bears are a seven point underdog, which makes perfect sense. Matt Ryan and the high flying Falcons had the leagues highest scoring offense last season and almost won the Super Bowl… almost. After the 28-3 third quarter lead that was blown, the Falcons should come out hungry Sunday. With that being said, don’t count out DA Bears. Although they traded up and picked their Golden Boy, Mitchell Trubisky, Mike Glennon will start on opening day. In four career appearances against Atlanta he has a 71.5% completion percentage, a 109.2 passer rating and has thrown six touchdowns with no picks.  Plus he can hand the rock to last years second leading rusher, Jordan Howard. If Glennon can find his groove don’t be surprised if the Monsters rule the Midway Sunday… Or at least beat the spread.

 

DOUBLE DOWN 2 – The Houston Texans

The City of Houston needs the Texans to stand tall at NRG Stadium this Sunday. The Police Chief, Fire Chief and local heroes from Hurricane Harvey will lead the team on the field.  JJ Watt has raised $27 million in relief efforts and the city has begun to rally around the Texans. This is more than a game for Houston, this is a sign of hope. On the field, De Andre Hopkins is healthy and ready to roll. There is a question mark around starting QB Tom Savage. Jacksonville on the other hand has a solid quarterback in Blake Bortles. Just note Bortles is coming off a wrist injury. A healthy JJ Watt and Jadeveon Clowney will tear through a subpar Jaguars offensive line. The Texans cover the six point spread.

Conner Rowntree