Baltimore easily dispatched the Tigers' talent by breaking into their weak bullpen. Can they now take the next step? (2005, Monte Taylor, http://www.tsuru-bird.net/orioles/)

Wasn’t that a fun round? Both Wildcard teams advanced. Both AL series were done after a three-game sweep. Clayton Kershaw couldn’t get it done. The Nationals and Giants fought into 18 innings in Game 2. Did anyone have Baltimore and Kansas City in the ALCS before the season started?

All that wrecked havoc with our picks, as only one pick for the Orioles was correct insofar as having a team advance. That left it mostly up to getting the series lengths correct to get an advantage going into the LCS picks.

So check below to see how everyone currently stands, and come back Friday for the next round of picks. Continue reading 2014 MLB Playoffs Expert Picks: Divisional Round Results »

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1. Patriots:

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* Talking about shutting us up with a quality game – game plan excellent, intensity and crowd was as loud as I’ve ever heard it

* James Devlin blocks, runs, catches and is now assigned to giving Tom Brady high fives

* I don’t want to see Revis go down the Talib Stairs anymore

* Great games – Wright, Vereen, Wilfork, Offensive Line, Ridley, Bolden on special teams (played with fire – like a guy who wants to stay on the team), Gostkowski

* Bad games – Dennard, Ninkovich, Easley,

* I like they were picking each other up off the ground and had each other’s back Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Quiet Critics (Including Me) »

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2014 NFL Betting Tips: Week 5

October 4, 2014 at 4:49pm in Featured, NFL, Now!, Opinion
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Well my so called “Lock” of last week could not have been any further from the truth, as The New England Patriots were thoroughly embarrassed by the Kansas City Chiefs 41-14 on Monday Night Football. I picked the Pats to win 30-21 on Monday, and my record is 6-7 overall. I am confident in bouncing back this week just like in week two of the NFL, (3-1 record in week 2).

Take the Washington Redskins (+7) over the Seattle Seahawks.

Washington is going to help redeem my debacle of a pick Monday night. The Skins are hosting the Seahawks on Monday Night Football this week, and Washington will be coming off 10 days of rest, (Seattle off a bye). Continue reading 2014 NFL Betting Tips: Week 5 »

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1. Patriots preview – Cincy

* Cincy Defense is #1 in points allowed, turnovers, interceptions, touchdowns allowed

* Kicker Mike Nugent is only 2-5 from 40 yards out or more

* Adam Jones in secondary hoping to make it rain

* Running back Jeremy Hill out of LSU was guilty of the knockout game when at Baton Rouge

* Last three years AJ Green – 1,057 yds, 1,350 yds, 1,426 yds

* Bengals Hall of Famers – Charlie Joiner and Anthony Munoz

* Retired numbers – Bob Johnson 54

* Patriots record against them 14-9 (going into last year they had won four straight averaging 36 points a game)

* Corey Dillon is the leading rusher career at Cincy (8,061 yards)

2. Patriots roster (want to feel old)

* One player born in the 70′s

* Thirty-five players born in the 80′s

* Twenty-four players born in the 90′s Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Since, Patriots Roster, Jim Rice »

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Can St Louis overcome the sheer ability of Clayton Kershaw to advance to the NLCS? (http://dutchlakefarm.files.wordpress.com/)

With the Divisional Round about to begin, we should see some great games. Wildcard winners Kansas City and San Francisco face dangerous aces without their best pitchers in Game 1s. Detroit and Baltimore are all set for a slugfest. St Louis will use Adam Wainwright to counter potential NL MVP Clayton Kershaw.

In preparation for the four series, we’ve brought you our choices for how the round will turn out. Picking the winner of each series is worth two points, while picking how many games each will last is worth one point.

Check below for the picks, and come back once the round is complete for the results. Continue reading 2014 MLB Playoffs Expert Picks: Divisional Round »

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San Francisco earned the win in a dominating performance in PIttsburgh. [http://www.andrethegiant.com/]

The Wildcard games are now complete. Kansas City came from behind twice to beat Oakland in a 12-inning thriller, while San Francisco just dominated in their 8-0 thrashing of Pittsburgh. Though having used up their best pitchers before facing Jered Weaver and Stephen Strasburg respectively can’t feel too good for them.

But before that, the Wildcard Pick ‘Em results are below. See who gained a slight edge heading into the next round, and check back shortly for the Divisional Round Picks. Continue reading 2014 MLB Playoffs Expert Picks: Wildcard Round Results »

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Kansas City finally ended a lengthy playoff drought; can they pull off more magic? (http://www.zastavki.com/)

The playoffs are here. Oakland and Kansas City are starting things off in the AL Wildcard game, followed by San Francisco and Pittsburgh. Oakland really fell off the mark during the regular season, having to clinch a spot on the final day, while Kansas City is in the playoffs for the first time since 1985. San Francisco, like Oakland, fell off in the middle of the season, while Pittsburgh stuck to its guns in the home stretch. Whatever happens, these should be good games.

To start our annual Pick ‘Em, correctly guessing the winner of each Wildcard game is worth two points. Complete picks are below, and the Divisional Round picks will be up later in the week, so check for them soon, and see our picks for the Wildcard winners below. Continue reading 2014 MLB Playoffs Expert Picks: Wildcard Round »

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