2011 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 19, 2011
Atlanta at Jacksonville
Friday 08/19 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Atlanta PICK () (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
The Jacksonville Jaguars had a long season a year ago, one in which they dropped six games by double-digits. They promptly came out and allowed New England to walk all over them, allowing 47 points to the Pats, while failing to make it into the end zone the entire game. Blaine Gabbert is experiencing baptism through fire, as he opened the preseason under center without Maurice Jones Drew to help him with running game. The result was no TDs. The Falcons have a stable QB situation with Matt Ryan, a top-caliber WR in Roddy White, and a promising rookie in Julio Jones who snagged a pair of passes last week for 43 yards He also took a handoff for 12 more. Teams coming into a preseason game as a dog or pick-em with a losing record, and lost at home in their previous game are 23-7 ATS in the preseason. Play Atlanta in this one.