‘The Odds Man’ to make NFL picks

Jeff "The Odds Man" Helberg
Jeff “The Odds Man” Helberg (Caricature by Chris Luttig)

Because of the popularity of Doug Halberstadt’s “Weekly NFL Picks,” we’ve  invited Jeff “The Odds Man” Helberg to also make pro football predictions online.

In Week 1, Helberg was 9-7 (56 percent), while sports columnist Doug Halberstadt was 11-5 (69 percent).

Week 2 proved to be the week of the upset, highlighted by a Bears’ 28-20 comeback win against the 49ers. The Chargers also upset the Seattle Seahawks, the Browns beat the Saints on a Billy Cundiff field goal, and the Cowboys rolled over the Titans 26-10.

After the Eagles nipped the Colts on Monday Night Football, Helberg’s Week 2 tally was 11-5. Halberstadt finished with a 6-10 mark.

Following are Jeff Helberg’s Week 2 predictions (Picks are bold).

Steelers at Ravens*

Lions at Panthers*

Dolphins at Bills*

Jaguars at Redskins*

Cowboys at Titans

Cardinals at Giants*

Patriots at Vikings*

Saints at Browns

Falcons at Bengals*

Rams at Tampa Bay

Seahawks  at Chargers

Texans at Raiders*

Jets at Packers*

Chiefs at Broncos*

Bears at 49ers

Eagles at Colts*

* = Correct prediction

Read Doug Halbertadt’s Week 2 picks HERE.  Halberstadt’s “Weekly NFL Picks” appear online and in the print edition of The Rock River Times every Wednesday.  “The Odds Man” will also appear online Wednesday. The column will be updated ahead of each week’s games.



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