Week 5 results
Orlando beat Birmingham 31-14. I picked Orlando -3.5.
San Diego beat Salt Lake 27-25. I picked Salt Lake +6.
Atlanta beat Memphis 23-30. I picked Atlanta -1.5.
San Antonio beat Arizona 29-25. I picked San Antonio +2.5.
My first perfect week erases my deficit and brings me back to .500: 8-8.
Week 6 picks
Memphis at Salt Lake (Memphis +8.5)
Salt Lake and Memphis are both bad teams. I don’t see either one winning by more than a touchdown.
Arizona at Orlando (Arizona +9)
Orlando may be the team to beat, but I think 9 points is too big a spread. Arizona hasn’t been winning games lately, but they’ve been scoring points.
San Antonio at Atlanta (San Antonio +1.5)
Atlanta’s on a roll, but I don’t believe they’re the real deal yet.
Birmingham at San Diego (Birmingham +6)
Nothing I’ve seen in the past few weeks of Birmingham and San Diego football suggests that San Diego ought to be a six-point favorite over Birmingham. In this battle of my rooting interests, I will take Birmingham.