2012 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 30, 2012
Atlanta at Jacksonville
Thursday 08/30 06:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Atlanta PICK () (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: LOSS
The Jacksonville Jaguars opened NFL exhibition with a pair of wins, but when the dress rehearsal was on in week three vs. the Ravens, they were thrashed 48-17. That's enough to take the life out of a team when you put your best on the field, lose by 31 points, and now face a meaningless game. Mike Mularkey is coaching his third preseason week 4, and he has dropped his last two. So certainly the point of emphasis here is not on winning. The Falcons' week four result last season was very misleading as they were beaten on the scoreboard by Baltimore 21-7. That didn't tell the true story. Atlanta outgained them 343-175, but it was four turnovers that did them in. They doubled-up the Ravens' offensive output, and I think they are going to do the same here to Jacksonvlle with a different ending. Consider that the Falcons have put up narly 400 yards per gaem thus far in these "meaningless" games. Play on Atlanta, getting points that we may not need.