Greg Cote's Week 2 NFL picks
I could put a derby and a bowtie on the pig, but why bother? We had a lousy start to our season last week. The excuses are there if I want ’em. No preseason, coronavirus opt-outs, limited or no fans mostly wiping out home-field advantage — these things have made King Sport that much more unpredictable in 2020, especially early. Also had more bad luck than lucky bounces in Week 1, such as a dropped last-second TD pass costing me the Lions win I’d predicted. Nevertheless, no excuses as we dig into our 30th season of NFL picks in the Miami Herald. We got risky out the gate with four outright upse...
Greg Cote's Week 1 NFL picks
Dumbfounding to fathom but we began our Friday NFL picks in the Miami Herald in 1991 — Dan Marino was mid-career — and so this is our 30th season. (Does Hallmark make a card for that?) Our picks appear online every Thursday afternoon and in print Fridays. (Our Thursday night pick appears Wednesdays online and Thursdays in the paper). We inexplicably and magically produced our greatest season ever in 2018, with a .705 winning percentage overall and .582 vs. the betting line — both numbers crazy good. Unsurprisingly we tailed off in 2019 but were still solid at .663 straight-up and .518 against ...