Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the New England Patriots-New Orleans Saints Week 2 game, with the line from MyBookie.AG.
New York Jets at (-13.5) Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m.
Mike: Raiders. The Jets are not good, as you might have heard. They, too, are playing their second consecutive road game, having lost all three games in the same situation last year — two of those by at least 21 points and all three by an average of just under 17 points.
Ricky: Raiders. This would be a good time to run to the liquor store.
Andre: Raiders. The Raiders’ biggest weakness last year was pass defense, as they allowed nearly eight yards per pass play. Fortunately, they go up against Josh McCown and his weak receiving corps. Oakland’s offensive line also is good enough to hinder any threat New York’s pass rush might bring. This should be a blowout.
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