2012 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 18, 2012
Dallas at San Diego
Saturday 08/18 09:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Dallas +155 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 3.1) RESULT: loss
The Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders played a sleeper in Game 1, with the Raiders emerging victorious on a third quarter field goal for the rare 3-0 win. The Cowboys won but the effort was bad, and I would expect that Jason Garrett isn't going to let the offensive debacle go unnoticed. And, even though these games don't count in the standings, a 3 on the scoreboard will result in more effort this week. I expect the Cowboys to be a lot more aggressive when they have the ball in this one. San Diego rode to a 21-13 win at home vs. Green Bay, but it wasn't pretty. The Chargers turned the ball over three times, but were fortunate enough to have the Packers in an even sloppier mode, as they coughed it up four times. Turnovers have haunted this San Diego team for the past few years, and nothing has seemed to change as we get a glimpse at 2013, and they also allowed the Packers to go 2-2 within the red-zone another issue that has plagued this team. Expect a stronger effort from Dallas in this one, and play them on the moneyline.