I thought we had a 6-1 mark last week to follow a 9-1 on Thanksgiving. … But we’re settling for a little bad beat in the Big Ten title game and a 5-2 final week of the college regular. That’s 20 games for the year. Two very solid years in a row, free from your favorite late-night cable TV pal. But we’re not done yet. We’re just swinging into the NFL space. I’m 9-3 on our weekly picks there on Wednesdays on the show so lets stay hot.
Navy (-2.5, 32.5) vs Army
Saturday, 3:00 p.m. ET, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Van Pelt’s Pick: Navy (-2.5)
You know GPG – General Principle Game. I’ve basically always taken the dog in the Army Navy game. What happens when you place the dots? How would you even portray that on the window? How you do that? what do you say to the guy I don’t know the terminology. … I think it’s Navy -2.5? weigh anchor.
SVP: 3-2 all time when picking the game Army-Navy
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills (-10, 43)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Highmark Stadium, Buffalo, New York
Van Pelt’s Choice: Bills (-10)
You want to go crazy and give more points? Sure, let’s do it. Buffalo put down a solid run for the Jets, who defeated them earlier this season. Bills has been away from the mafia since losing Vikes. It’s a karma game – a game to get right – I like the Bills here.
SVP: 16-5 all-time among double-digit favorites in CFB and NFL combined
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals (-6, 46.5)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati
Van Pelt’s Choice: Browns (+6)
You know how much we love Cincinnati toughness… and the aspect of THIS game being balanced makes it scary. But we take the Browns plus the 6 in Jungle Sunday.
SVP: 0-5 all-time picking AFC North Division games
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans (-4, 41)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET on ABC, Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Van Pelt’s Pick: Jaguars (+4)
Between this and this – it’s a whole lot of HOTTYBEES. Hold onto your butt specials. Jacksonville just got smoked in Detroit – they only get 4 in Tennessee, we take the Jags here.
SVP: 4-3 all-time Jaguars selection
Kansas City Chiefs (-9.5, 44) at Denver Broncos
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, Empower Field at Mile High, Denver
Van Pelt’s Pick: Broncos (+9.5)
Don’t let your butt off just yet, Bronco Country, let’s… cover. They usually fight the Chiefs at home — that defense has been rock solid all year. We will support them at home in Mile High.
SVP: 7-5 All Time Picking vs. Patrick Mahomes in CFB and NFL combined
Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks (-3.5, 44)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Lumen Field, Seattle
Van Pelt’s Pick: Panther (+3.5)
When I saw that line, I gave an audible cackle, and I don’t laugh out loud very often. How many does Carolina get in Seattle? 3½? Every sucker you know will be in Seattle. are you a bozo You’re not a chump…are you? Panther to keep it tight.
SVP: 5-1 all-time pick for the Panthers
Miami Dolphins (-3.5, 52.5) at the Los Angeles Chargers
Sunday, 8:20 p.m., SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles
Van Pelt’s Pick: Chargers (+3.5)
And one day I’ll be able to leave the Chargers altogether, but that day isn’t today. We take them at home against Miami and get 3½.
SVP: 3-0 all-time picking against the Dolphins
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