No one knows the NFL like Mike Tierney. A national sportswriter whose work appears in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, he's reported from seven Super Bowls. Tierney excels both against the spread and straight-up. The last two seasons, he's hit on nearly 65 percent of his straight-up Office Pool picks (330-180-2), beating the vast majority of experts on NFLPickWatch.com. He's gone 10-5-1 in each week so far in 2018, especially impressive in the upset fest that was Week 2.
Part of his success comes from the approach of evaluating each game from the underdog's point of view. That strategy has helped him become great at the Survivor Pool format, which calls for picking one team to win each week, but never pick the same team twice.
With Week 3 of the NFL season here, Tierney doesn't just look at the favorite with the biggest spread. He's thinking ahead to future weeks, as well.
We can tell you he's not going with the Eagles (-6.5) at home against the Colts. Carson Wentz is back for Philly, but Tierney notes it could take some time before he's back to his MVP-caliber form of a year ago. Instead, Tierney is revealing a confident pick that sets you up to last longer in your pool without causing too much stress. … Join SportsLine now to get Mike Tierney's Week 3 Survivor Pool pick, all from the man who crushed the vast majority of NFL experts in straight-up picks!