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Chiefs Look to Continue Rolling Over the Raiders

on Oct 18, 2017 | 0 comments

This week kicks off with MVP Candidate Alex Smith (oh wait, is that still a thing after last week?) leading his team into Las Vegas (have they moved yet?) err, ok Oakland, for a Thursday night AFC West tilt.  The Chiefs are looking to get back on track after last week’s slip up to the Steelers, while the Raiders are looking to get on the winning track after a 2-4 start to the season. This is the second Thursday night game for the Chiefs already this year after man-handling the Patriots in Foxboro Stadium (err Gillette now, I guess) to open the season. Alex Smith has looked like a new quarterback all season (until last week) and Kareem Hunt has been nothing short of amazing, add a “faster than you” Tyreek Hill and top tight end in Travis Kelce into the mix and the Chiefs have the offensive weapons to give any defense fits. Stats the Chiefs Like Quarterback Alex Smith...

Which Cam will Swoop In to Take on the High Flying Eagles?

on Oct 11, 2017 | 0 comments

For the second week in a row, we have an intriguing Thursday Night matchup. Is this becoming a trend or what? This game features the high flying 4 and 1 Philadephia Eagles visiting a resurgent CAMolina Panthers team that is also 4 and 1. With the way Cam Newton was playing early on in the season, it would have been hard to believe the Eagles could be a 3.5 point dog in this one, but here we are in week 6 and it is happening. The Eagles come into this game after blowing out the Arizona Cardinals last week 34-7 behind 4 touchdown passes from Carson Wentz. Wentz has been on fire this year, putting up 300 plus passing yards in 3 of his first 5 games (and one of those was against the Chiefs). Zach Ertz has been the most consistent target for Wentz, averaging more than 6 receptions a game and 12.1 yards per reception. The rest of the receiving core has been up-and-down, with someone doing...

Bad Defense, Lots of Offense Expected Thursday Night

on Oct 4, 2017 | 0 comments

This Thursday Night Football game is unlike most other awkwardly arranged TNF matchups. This one has real shootout potential. Of course the Rams and 49ers threw up 80 unexpected points just a couple of weeks ago that no one saw coming, but this one has the benefit of foresight. This week, the New England Patriots travel to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to kick of the week’s games. And wow, do we get a doosy of a game this week with the game total currently sitting at 55 points. The Patriots come into this game with the same usual cast of characters…Brady/Gronk and a bunch of other guys who always seem to get it done on offense.  This year it’s Chris Hogan and Brandin Cooks lighting up the passing game (along with Gronk of course), and a three-headed monster in the backfield of Mike Gillislee, James White and Dion Lewis. Bill Belichick always knows how to squeeze the most...

Packers Favored by a TD Against Running Bears

on Sep 27, 2017 | 0 comments

The Green Bay Packers are 6-0 straight up and 5-1 vs the spread in their last 6 home games. This Thursday night, the Packers welcome in the Chicago Bears who are coming off of a surprise win at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The line in this game has the Packers favored by a full touchdown at -7 with an over/under of 45.5. In the long, long, long history of Packers v Bears, these teams are actually tied 93-93-6 in the regular season. Never underestimate the intensity that these 2 teams will be playing with in this historic division rivalry. The Bears came into this season looking like one of the doormats of the league and things didn’t start out well with pretty much all of their top receivers getting injured. Thanks to the emergence of Tyrik Cohen, Chicago has unleashed a relentless running attack on the league.  They held the Super Bowl champion Atlanta Falcons (oh...

The Super Exciting Battle for California

on Sep 21, 2017 |

It’s another Thursday Night Football barn burner to kick off week 3 in the NFL! Ok, well it’s not the most exciting game on the schedule, but hey at least the teams will be wearing their rush colors (don’t adjust your tv sets) and that’s always exciting. Right? The Los Angeles Rams (1-1) travel north to take on the San Franciso 49ers (0-2).  Both of these teams appear to have improved their play since last year (really, they could only go up), and this should be a close game as the line indicates with the Rams favored at -2.5. The Rams have gotten off to a solid start this year with improved offensive production. Jared Goff has had a couple of nice games and Todd Gurley has been a touchdown machine so far.  The addition of Sammy Watkins and rookie Cooper Kupp have provided more consistency in the passing game, keeping opposing defenses honest (ie: it’s not...