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NFL Week 3: What to watch for

Every week, some teams and their situations stand out above the others. This weekend, the New England Patriots return home for the first time since losing in Week 1 to the Kansas City Chiefs. The opponent is the Houston Texans, a group some believed would win the AFC South for the third consecutive season going […]

NFL Week 3: Teams needing to win most

The NFL is a crazy league. A teams can come into the season with all the expectations in the world, lose in Week 1 and then be in complete panic mode. No other sport provides that kind of must-win feeling from the starting gun, making it the most popular in America. So which five teams […]

Giants Host Lions on Monday Night Football

Week 2 of the NFL regular season concludes with Monday Night Football when the Detroit Lions visit the New York Giants in an NFC showdown. The current line has New York favored by 3 points with the over/under point total on 42. Entering the game, Detroit on the season is 1-0 straight up and against […]

NFL Week 2: 5 upsets to watch for

After watching the Houston Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals (or was it Cincinnati losing more than Houston?) we take a look at five other upsets that could happen this weekend. 5. Miami Dolphins over Los Angeles Chargers The Dolphins had their first game canceled because of Hurricane Irma, making this their season-opener. In the interim, […]

NFL Week 2: Early lines

Let’s go over each of the Week 2 lines and see which way you should be leaning early in the week… Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals (-3) Cincinnati is favored by more points than it scored last week (zero), and yet I still think the Bengals are going to cover. Who is the quarterback for […]

NFL Week 1: Notes and observations

The first week of the NFL season is in the books, save for two games on Monday night between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings, and the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers. We saw plenty of great plays, some really lousy play, and a few intriguing storylines to watch moving forward. Let’s take […]

NFL Week 1: Odds and picks

The NFL regular season is underway, with the first victory of the campaign going to the Kansas City Chiefs, who defeated the defending world-champion New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Kansas City was a nine-point underdog in some places, but covered with ease. Here are the other 14 lines going into Saturday night, and a […]

NFL power rankings: NFC edition, Week 1

Unlike the AFC, there isn’t a clear favorite to get to the Super Bowl. The NFC has a litany of quality squads who could end up representing the conference in Minneapolis come February. Which team has the best shot to get there? Let’s count down from worst to best: 16. Chicago Bears This entire season […]

Matthew Stafford gets record-setting extension from Lions

Legions of NFL teams wander the quarterback desert, longing for a signal-caller that can take them out of a malaise that engulfs every franchise without a golden arm under center. On Monday night, the Detroit Lions made sure they were not going to be one of those teams for at least six more seasons. The […]

NFC North will face busy offseason

This NFL season saw some crazy things. We all believed the Minnesota Vikings were going to cruise into the playoffs after starting 5-0, despite the losses of Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson. Then, they finished 3-8, completely falling apart down the stretch. Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions, who were universally picked to miss the postseason, began […]