Week two of the NFL was a nice bounce back week for me. There were a couple big upsets with the New Orleans Saints falling to the Cleveland Browns in the final seconds of the game, and the Chicago Bears coming back from a 17-0 deficit to defeat the San Francisco 49ers. I went 3-1 picking games last week with my only slip up being the Tennessee Titans. The Bears, New England Patriots and New York Jets all covered its games. My record on the season is now an even 4-4, and we look to keep the trend of picking winners to continue in week three.
No.1: Denver Broncos (+5) over the Seattle Seahawks
The last time Denver was matched up against Seattle, they were in Super Bowl XLVIII, and were thoroughly embarrassed 43-8. The Broncos have been waiting for this game since February, 2nd of 2014. Denver will look to redeem itself in a major way, and there is no better place to do that than in the home of the reigning Super Bowl champion. Continue reading 2014 NFL Betting Tips: Week 3 »
Tags: Adrian Peterson, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks
Roger Goodell, since he started as commissioner in 2008, has earned himself the reputation as a ruler with an iron fist, so now in the wake of the Ray Rice incident, it is ironic that his biggest controversy to date begins with him being too lenient on a certain matter.
After only giving Ray Rice a two game suspension for hitting his then-fiancee (now wife), Janay Rice, into unconsciousness, Goodell’s judgement was questioned, especially juxtaposed against his draconian punishments given to mere marijuana-users (Josh Gordon suspension). Yet, once TMZ released the second, more graphic of the videos capturing Rice’s punching of his fiancee, Goodell’s biggest obstacle now became convincing the press that he had not seen that second video. Continue reading NFL Hires Former FBI Director to Conduct Internal Investigation Regarding Ray Rice »
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It was a tough first week in the NFL in terms of picking game in the gambling world. Major upsets were on full display last Sunday, with the likes of the New England Patriots falling to the hands of the Miami Dolphins, the Chicago Bears losing to the lowly Buffalo Bills in overtime, and the New Orleans Saints getting dropped by the Atlanta Falcons in overtime as well. Last week I went 1-3 picking games, as my three losses were the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears. My lone winner was the Indianapolis Colts, as they covered by the skin of their teeth last Sunday night. We look to recover in week two.
No.1: Patriots (-3) over the Minnesota Vikings
It was a shocker last week to watch the Pats blow a 10-point second half lead to the Dolphins. Continue reading 2014 NFL Week 2 Betting Tips »
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The Patriots run defense had their hands full in week 1 to the Knowshon Moreno, Lamar Miller tandem. Their task won’t be any easier in week 2 as they prepare to face soon-to-be Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson. Can they stop him?
Continue reading How Will Patriots Handle Adrian Peterson? »
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The NFL Season is finally underway. The Seahawks are ready to start defending their title, while plenty of other teams will look to get in their way. Denver looks to rejoin them for a Super Bowl rematch; we’ll see if anyone can stop their powerful offense.
For the season, we’re here to bring our picks as to how the season will go. Denver and New England are getting plenty of love again, while the Seahawks have pretenders to their top status in the NFC. Otherwise, a lot of teams look to jockey for position from there.
Scoring in our Pick ‘Em is as follows:
- Successfully picking a team to make the playoffs is one point, or two points for a correct division winner pick instead.
- Successfully the #1 seed in each conference exactly is worth six points, then five points for #2, and so on.
- Successfully picking which #1 seed will wind up with the NFL’s best record is worth two points.
- In the event of a tie, we’ll also be picking which team will wind up with the draft’s #1 pick, then #2 pick, then #3 pick.
So now that that’s out of the way, the complete picks are below. Look them over, and check back when the season is complete for the results. Continue reading 2014 NFL Expert Picks »
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Shipping up to Boston:
As many of you New England Sports fans know, the Patriots recently executed a trade where they sent Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for TE Tim Wright and a 2015 draft pick. This is huge because Mankins was a big presence on the offensive line and provided the veteran leadership when it came to protecting Tom Brady. Many are reporting that the only issue here was the inability by the Patriots front office to come to an agreement in terms of contract and Mankins wanted more money.
It will be tough to replace him on the offensive line, but his departure will allow the Patriots to use extra salary to go after big weapons offensively. Continue reading Recapping Recent Patriots Offseason Moves »
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The day is nearly upon us. After months of waiting, the 2014 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday at 8 ET. Here you’ll find a mock of the first round of the draft. Thursday we’ll have projections for each of the Patriots’ draft choices. Although there’s probably a 90% chance we’ll see the Patriots trade out of some of their picks, we’ll be mocking the draft without any projected trades. So, without further ado, here are the picks…
1. Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
Although there’s still a chance the Texans trade the pick, Clowney seems like the obvious choice. I’m not buying any of the hype that GM Rick Smith may select to choose Buffalo LB Khalil Mack. Continue reading 2014 NFL Mock Draft: First Round »
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