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NFL Top Ten Rankings Week 12

NFL Top Ten Rankings Week 12

1 New England Patriots 9-1 LW(1) I expect a big Pats performance this week.

2 Baltimore Ravens 8-2 LW(2) Huge test on the left coast.

3 Seattle Seahawks 8-2 LW(3) Staying on the heels of the Niners

4 New Orleans Saints 8-2 LW(4) Won’t get bet this week at home

5 Green Bay Packers 8-2 LW(5) Huge potential tiebreaker game this week

6 San Francisco 49ers 9-1 LW(6) Could be a must-win game to get a bye.

7 Minnesota Vikings 8-3 LW(8) Huge comeback win last week.

8 Kansas City Chiefs 7-4 LW(10) The Raiders are on their heels

9 Oakland Raiders 6-4 LW(UR) Just Win Baby

10 Buffalo Bills 7-3 LW(UR) Keep on winning the games they are supposed to win.

 

NFL

TOP TEN NFL TEAMS AFTER WEEK 8

TOP TEN NFL TEAMS AFTER WEEK 8

1 New England Patriots 8-0 Last Week (1) Best team in the NFL until further notice

2 New Orleans Saints 7-1 Last Week (2) Will Brees get his second ring this year?

3 San Francisco 49ers 7-0 Last Week (3) That defense is nasty.

4 Green Bay Packers 7-1 Last Week (4) Very favorable second-half schedule

5 Indianapolis Colts 5-1 Last Week (5) Played very well despite Luck’s surprise retirement.

6 Baltimore Ravens 5-2 Last Week (6) Brutal second half starts with the Patriots Sunday night.

7 Seattle Seahawks 6-2 Last Week (9) Still my pick to win the best division in the league.

8 Minnesota Vikings 6-2 Last Week (UR) I still question Kirk Cousins in a big game.

9 Houston Texans 5-3 Last Week (UR) Losing Watt hurts big time.

10 Kansas City Chiefs 5-3 Last Week (7) Let Mahomes get healthy first.

 

BONUS TEAMS

Oakland Raiders 3-4 Extremely winable second-half schedule.

Detroit Lions 3-3-1 Should have a better record.

Philadelphia Eagles 4-4 Still my pick to win the weak NFC East Division.

Sports Picks 10-27

Sports Picks 10-27

After going 10-6 yesterday to raise my figure to plus 32100 I am back with 13 plays today. 200 each.

Seahawks -6.5 at the Falcons

Colts -5.5 at home vs the Broncos

Rams -12 at home vs the Bengals

Saints -10.5 at home vs the Cardinals

Giants plus 6.5 and the over 49.5 at the Lions

49ers -5.5 at home vs the Panthers

Texans -6.5 at home vs the Raiders

Packers -4 at the Chiefs

Astros and the under 7 at the Nationals

Las Vegas Knights at home vs the Ducks

Nets -4.5 at Memphis

NFL TOP TEN TEAMS 10-23

NFL TOP TEN TEAMS 10-23

1 New England Patriots 7-0 Last Week (1) Best team in the NFL until further notice.

2 New Orleans Saints 6-1 Last Week (2) Bridgewater is 5-0 as a starter

3 San Francisco 49ers 6-0 Last Week (3) This team is for real.

4 Green Bay Packers 6-1 Last Week (4) Packers have a defense now. Rodgers starting to roll.

5 Indianapolis Colts 4-2 Last Week (8) I am surprised at how good this team has played.

6 Baltimore Ravens 5-2 Last Week (6) Lamar Jackson is for real.

7 Buffalo Bills 5-1 Last Week (7) This team is going to the playoffs

8 Kansas City Chiefs 5-2 Last Week (9) Need to make sure Mahomes is healthy.

9 Seattle Seahawks 5-2 Last Week (5) Rough home loss against the Ravens.

10 Carolina Panthers 4-2 Last Week (10) It will be interesting to see what happens when Newton comes back.

BONUS TEAMS

Oakland Raiders 3-3 Raiders are a feisty team. Outside chance of making the playoffs.

Minnesota Vikings 6-2 I think this team is playoff-bound.

Sports Picks 9-22

After going 4-5 yesterday to lower my figure to plus 31700 I am back today with 11 plays all 200 each.

Take the Indians at home vs the Phillies

Take the Marlins at home vs the Nationals

Take the Dodgers at home vs the Rockies

Take the Astros at home vs the Angels

Take the Mets at the Reds

Take the Vikings at home-9  vs the Raiders

Take the Patriots at -21 home vs the Jets

Take the Cowboys at home -22 against the Dolphins

Take the Packers -7 at home vs the Broncos

Take the Cardinals at home -2 against the Panthers

Take the Giants plus 5.5 at the Bucs

Sports Bets 9-9

Sports Bets 9-9. After going 5-2 on Friday to raise my figure to plus 29500 I am back with 5 plays today 200 each.

Take the Mets at home vs the Diamondbacks

Take the Brewers at the Marlins

Take the Indians at the Angels

Take the Cubs at the Padres

Take the Broncos minus 2.5 at the Raiders

NFL-One Question For Every Team Heading Into Training Camp

ONE QUESTION FOR EVERY NFL TEAM GOING INTO TRAINING CAMP

 

AFC EAST

QUICK NOTE-3 of the Fab Four QB’s from the 2018 draft now play in this division. (Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen)

BUFFALO BILLS-Have the Bills added enough around Josh Allen to be competitive?

MIAMI DOLPHINS-Does the Josh Rosen trade take them out of the Tua sweepstakes?

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS-At what point do the Pats finally bring in the successor to Tom Brady?

NEW YORK JETS-Will the dysfunction ever end with the Jets?

 

AFC NORTH

QUICK NOTE-Outside of the Bengals this has become an interesting division.

BALTIMORE RAVENS-Are the Ravens now sold on Lamar Jackson as their QB of the future?

CINCINNATI BENGALS-Where is this franchise heading?

CLEVELAND BROWNS-How will a first-year coach handle a team full of colorful personalities?

PITTSBURGH STEELERS-Is the circus finally over?

 

AFC SOUTH

QUICK NOTES-Could this be the deepest division in the NFL.

HOUSTON TEXANS-Will the Texans make the next step?

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS-After a great 2018 draft can they match that this year?

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS-Can Nick Foles get this team back in contention?

TENNESSEE TITANS-Is this it for Marcus Mariota?

 

AFC WEST

QUICK NOTES-What would happen to this division if Tyreek Hill gets released by the Chiefs

DENVER BRONCOS-Is Elway any closer to getting his QB of the future?

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS-Did they replace Tyreek Hill in this draft?

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS-How will this team react after a 12 win season but getting embarrassed by the Patriots in the playoffs?

OAKLAND RAIDERS-With two first round picks next year does this put the Raiders in the Tua sweepstakes?

 

NFC EAST

QUICK NOTES-Who is the best team in this division?

DALLAS COWBOYS-Is Dak the franchise quarterback the Cowboys desperately hoping he is?

NEW YORK GIANTS-What is their plan?

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES-Can Carson Wentz finally stay healthy?

WASHINGTON REDSKINS-Was Duane Haskins really the quarterback they wanted?

 

NFC NORTH

QUICK NOTES-Back to being the Black and Blue division.

CHICAGO BEARS-How will they recover from the missed field goal in the playoffs last year?

DETROIT LIONS-Will Matt Patricia be able to build the Patriot model in Detroit?

GREEN BAY PACKERS-Can a new coach and revamped defense get Rodgers another ring?

MINNESOTA VIKINGS-Are they contenders or pretenders?

 

NFC SOUTH

QUICK NOTESThe division of aging and injury prone quarterbacks.

ATLANTA FALCONS-How much does Matt Ryan have left?

CAROLINA PANTHERS-Can they ever keep Cam Newton healthy?

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS-Are they over the missed call in the playoff game last year?

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS-Does another bad season mean Winston is gone?

 

NFC WEST

QUICK NOTES-Are the Rams really so much better than the rest of this division?

ARIZONA CARDINALS-Will they regret taking another QB in the top part of the draft?

LOS ANGELES RAMS-What’s next for Todd Gurley?

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS-Is it go time now for the 49ers?

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS-Are they still good at drafting middle round players?

Sports Blog 3-13

What a disaster the Lakers have become?  Signing Lebron James could turn out to be a colossal mistake.  Does Magic Johnson really not listen to anyone but himself?  Magic was a great player.  But he was a horrible coach and he is turning out to be a horrible GM.  They offered the farm for Anthony Davis and they should be lucky the Pelicans were stupid enough to turn the trade down.  Lonzo Ball has potential but has been hurt in both his seasons.  Brandon Ingram has a blood clot in his shoulder.  Let’s pray he is ok.  Lebron is running this organization and he is just throwing everyone under the bus.  This franchise has been a mess since the Chris Paul trade was vetoed by the commissioner.

While I am on the subject of the Chris Paul trade how does Gregg Popovich not get into trouble for tampering when he tells the Pelicans GM not to trade with the Lakers.  Dell Demps who was fired considers Popovich his mentor.

Let’s face it.  The NBA is the biggest joke of them all.  When the players openly recruit other players under contract or conspire with other potential free agents to join them no wonder why only 3 or 4 teams have a legit chance to win the championship.  I don’t know how the NBA can fix this.  But this is becoming the worst sport of the big 4.

Bryce Harper should worry less about recruiting Mike Trout and worry more about not saying the wrong team name in press conferences.  You wanted 30 million a year then lead this team to a championship.  Not campaign to get more players to Philly.

Yankee fans do you still think you have enough pitching?  Luis Severino is hurting.  CC Sabathia is on his last legs.  Tanaka’s elbow could explode any day.  Paxton has never played a full season.  While I applaud the Yankees for being more fiscally responsible and possibly waiting for the player they want to hit the market and not spend foolishly but you have to win sometime before this young core blows up their payroill.

Bravo to the Raiders.  Absolutely brilliant trade.  A 3 and a 5 for Antonio Brown.  And they still have all 3 of their first round picks left.  With 5 picks in the top 66 of the draft if they choose wisely they could be a major factor in the next few years.

So the Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr.  I can understand why Giant fans don’t like this trade.  But in reality the headache is over.  He was becoming a massive distraction.  He is always hurt.  And he does not play good in big games.  Could the Giants have squeezed more out of the Browns?  Maybe.  But at the end of the day they got a good haul.  Now Dave Gettleman has to make the right picks.  I am anxious to see what they do in the draft.  You can’t worry about what this does to their salary cap for this year.  Yes it’s a hit.  Maybe they can snag a player like Golden Tate to pair with Sterling Sheppard.

Listening to Steve Somers on the fan makes me want to tell him to retire.  He said the Giants traded their 3 best players away.  What about Saquan Barkley who is their best player and the face of the franchise?

You have to feel for the Jets.  This was supposed to be their off season.  The Jets were supposed to spend the money they have amassed over the last couple of years and made the next step to being a contender for the next 10 years.  What have they done?  Anthony Barr agrees to a deal then backs out of it to go back to his former team the Vikings.  What weapons did they sign for Sam Darnold?  Jamison Crowder?  Are they going to sign Le’vean Bell?  Well after tonight’s Browns trade it is clear there are several teams firmly ahead of the Jets.  The Browns, Chiefs, Chargers, Patriots and Colts are clearly a full notch ahead of the Jets and free agency is still not over.  We haven’t had the draft yet.  The Jet fans thought this was their time.  Not so fast.

The NFL offseason is now becoming just like the MLB offseason.  A lot of players are changing teams via free agency and now off season trading is at an all-time high.  This adds even more sizzle to the off season.  And I absolutely love it.  You can really go from a 4 win team to a 10 win team with just one good offseason.

So I need to edit this in as the Jets have signed Le’Veon Bell in a move they absolutey needed to make.  Once the Browns made their strike and with other teams improving around them the Jets were needed to make a major splash and had to bid the highest amount of money to get Bell.  If he comes to play it will be worth it.  Darnold gets his first true weapon.  This in my opinion does not jump the Jets to the top of the pack in the AFC but still they could not let him go to a team like the Colts or Ravens.

Sports Plays Of The Day

After going 8-6 and upping my total to plus 850 sunday fundays I am back with a slew of more picks.

BEST BETS after going 3-3 my numbers are 9-17-1.  So I am here with 3 more BEST BETS

I like Cal State Fullerton laying 7.5 against Monmouth

Houston Texans

I like the Texans laying 3 in Washington

I like the Panthers laying 4 in Detroit.

Now for my regular picks in the NFL

I like the over in INDY between the Titans and the Colts of 50.5

I like the Saints to continue to roll at home laying 7.5 against the defending champion Eagles

I like the Chargers to keep rolling with Bosa back at home vs the Broncos laying 7

The Raiders are destined for the first pick and a loss today helps this out.  Lay the 5.5 on the Cardinals

Lay the 2.5 on the Bears at home tonight against the Vikings

Take Incarnate Word getting 9 against Florida Atlantic

Take the Bison of North Dakota State laying 4.5 against Towson State.

Take Fordham laying 4 against Columbia

Take FIU laying 7 against Youngstown State

NFL One Liners Week 10

Bills–The Resurrection of Matt Barkley

Dolphins–Sacked by the Pack

Jets–Any other organization fires their coach off that performance.  Only a miracle saves Bowles

Patriots–Cheap organization slapped back into reality by the Titans

Bengals–Fired their defensive coach after the Saints rolled them

Browns–Baker shows the most fire of all the rookie QB’s

Ravens–Must win time to save the season

Steelers–Statement win against the Panthers and not the Bell mess is officially over.

Colts–This team could be really good in a couple of years.

Jaguars–Officially on life support

Texans–Will cement themselves as a serious contender with a win in Washington on Sunday

Titans–Suddenly this team has opened some people’s eyes.

Broncos–Defense is good enough to win games

Chargers–Keeps on staying under the radar

Chiefs–Potential Super Bowl matchup Monday night against the Rams

Raiders–Officially the worst team in the NFL

Cowboys–Shocking win in Philly.  Is Garrett on the hot seat?

Eagles–Must win game at Saints this week

Giants–G Men probably have 2 more wins in them this season

Redskins–The worst first place team in the NFL

Bears–Battle for first place in Minny on Sunday night

Lions–Looking to be a spoiler

Packers–Tough Thursday night game in Seattle

Vikings–Big game against the Bears with banged up receivers

Buccaneers-The battle for a better draft pick bowl in NY against the Giants this week

Falcons–Just when you think they turn the corner they get killed in Cleveland

Panthers–Will that beating in Pittsburgh last Thursday hurt their psyche

Saints–Rolling towards the Super Bowl.

49ers–They play hard every game.  But low on talent

Cardinals–Actually played the Chiefs well defensively

Rams–Where is the defense?

Seahawks–They are in every game