G is back, baby! A 4-1 week has Gio back over .500 and in firm control of the Boomer & Gio Show NFL picks race…and a 4-1 week for Jerry has him just two games behind 2-3 Booms for second place!
This week, we have a Gio/Jerry showdown on the field, which you know is one of the five picks…and with Jerry and Boomer having two opposing picks, The Booms may be in The Cellar come Monday!
First, the current standings (last week in parenthesis):
Gio: 26-24 (4-1)
Boomer: 22-28 (2-3)
Jerry: 20-30 (4-1)
(Al went 1-4 on his parlay, so he’s 15-35 on picks and 0-10 overall…great job, Al)
GAME 1: Atlanta at New Orleans (-4)
Gio: New Orleans
Gio’s take: “This might be something that I regret, but I believe Jameis Winston is gonna be great! He got that LASIK eye surgery, he’s got a real coach now…he threw for 5,000 yards last year! He’s gonna start his magical run to play in the Super Bowl at his old stadium.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: Gio found out just after the picks were made that Taysom Hill is starting at QB for New Orleans…guess that regret is instant!
GAME 2: Dallas at Minnesota (-7)
Jerry’s take: “If the Cowboys are going to go 9-7, which I think they will, they have to start this week by improving to 3-7.”
BONUS TAKE from Vikings fan Gio: “I really believe this will be a classic Vikings spot; I don’t know if they’ll lose, but they will make you think they will at some point. Just when things get rolling…they’ve won three in a row to get to 4-5, and they are a touchdown favorite – this is where they’ll fumble the opening kickoff, Dallas will score a touchdown, and they’ll have to fight back the entire game.”
GAME 3: Green Bay at Indianapolis (-1.5)
Jerry: Green Bay
Boomer’s take: “I like the Colts for all the reasons Gio said…especially the running part. Frank Reich sees he has an explosive player in Nyheim Hines, hopefully he plays more this week.”
GAME 4: Kansas City at Las Vegas (+8)
Gio: Kansas City
Boomer: Kansas City
Jerry: Kansas City
Gio’s take: “I put this on the board because of all the back and forth with Jon Gruden and Andy Reid and the victory lap thing. I feel like this is going to be a steamroll spot, where the Chiefs, in a revenge game, win by like 35.”
GAME 5: NY Jets at LA Chargers (-9.5)
Gio: LA Chargers
Boomer: LA Chargers
Jerry: NY Jets
Gio’s take: “The Jets are gonna come out and just not want to be on the field. This is going to be a big win for Justin Herbert and Anthony Lynn, and they need it!”
Listen below for the full predictions, and as always, check out more on-demand audio from WFAN's morning show, and be ready to call in Monday to give the gang love (or hell) for their picks!