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Brett Anderson
Brett Anderson
The Dog Whisperer
A CBS Sports NFL editor, Brett Anderson is coming off a dominant 2021 NFL season in which he went 23-9 (72 percent), returning $1,315 to $100 players. He was a perfect 4-0 in the playoffs, nailing Bengals +4.5 in the Super Bowl to cap it off. Brett has been covering the NFL and other sports for 25-plus years, from the Midwest to Midtown Manhattan to South Florida. He joined his first NFL picks pool at age 12 and has been hammering home dogs ever since. Brett's strategy is a hybrid of data, game film and gut instinct, and he also seeks out prognosticators on a serious streak to either ride along with the red hot or, often more profitably, fade the ice cold. For Brett Anderson media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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NFL | Jacksonville @ Philadelphia | 10/02 | 5:00 PM UTC

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ANALYSIS: Will the Jaguars continue to surprise when they play the... Join SportsLine here to see the full pick!

+390 5-1 IN LAST 6 NFL PICKS
+385 5-1 IN LAST 6 JAC ATS PICKS
+600 6-0 IN LAST 6 PHI ATS PICKS

NFL | Seattle @ Detroit | 10/02 | 5:00 PM UTC

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ANALYSIS: Will the Lions keep covering the spread despite a rash of... Join SportsLine here to see the full pick!

+390 5-1 IN LAST 6 NFL PICKS
+300 3-0 IN LAST 3 DET ATS PICKS
+190 3-1 IN LAST 4 SEA ATS PICKS

NFL | Atlanta 27 @ Seattle 23 | 09/25 | 8:25 PM UTC

Atlanta +1

WIN

ANALYSIS: What is it that the Seahawks do well? They can't run the ball (fewest rush yards in the league), can't pass much (2 TDs, 2 INTs, sixth fewest yards), they're bottom 10 in both pass and run defense, and they're without Jamal Adams. Somehow they won a game, but even with this one in Seattle against a winless Falcons team, it feels like the wrong side is favored. The Falcons are 2-0 ATS, and they haven't even gotten Kyle Pitts involved yet. Grab the point.

+390 5-1 IN LAST 6 NFL PICKS
+190 3-1 IN LAST 4 SEA ATS PICKS

NFL | San Francisco 10 @ Denver 11 | 09/26 | 12:20 AM UTC

San Francisco -1.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: With Jimmy Garoppolo as starter, the 49ers got to the NFC title game last year and the Super Bowl two years prior. Granted, he was far from the main reason they made it that far -- but the Niners know who they are now, something they didn't know with Trey Lance. I think we see a more confident Niners team with Jimmy G and George Kittle both back in the fold. Maybe Russell Wilson steps up his play a bit in the primetime lights, but the Niners are the more talented team with the better coach, and have some comfort back on offense. Lay the point and a half.

+390 5-1 IN LAST 6 NFL PICKS
+80 3-2 IN LAST 5 DEN ATS PICKS
+390 5-1 IN LAST 6 SF ATS PICKS

NFL | Minnesota 7 @ Philadelphia 24 | 09/20 | 12:30 AM UTC

Philadelphia -2.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Vikings looked great against the Packers in Week 1, but what happens when they face a team that has some good receivers? On the road? In front of a rowdy Philly crowd in its home opener? With Kirk Cousins playing in primetime (career record: 8-17)? The line implies that these teams are even, but I think overall the Eagles are a bit more talented, and that edge will be magnified on 'MNF.' Lay the points.

+390 5-1 IN LAST 6 NFL PICKS
+90 2-1 IN LAST 3 MIN ATS PICKS
+600 6-0 IN LAST 6 PHI ATS PICKS