Tennessee Titans' head coach, Mike Vrabel stated yesterday that his starting quarterback Marcus Mariota came back bigger and stronger since the last season ended. Vrabel, 43, has been in charge in Nashville since January 2018. The Titans missed the playoffs in his first year as a head coach. The loss … Read More... about Mike Vrabel Says Marcus Mariota is “Bigger and Stronger Than Before”
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It looks like yet another start-up American football league has gone kaput. In an atmosphere described by journalists on-scene as “chaos,” the coaches, players and managers of 8 clubs had the rug pulled out from under them last Tuesday. An Ebersol has now been at the forefront of 2 colossal gridiron failures. It was television mogul Dick Ebersol who partnered with Vince … [Read more...] about I Asked a Sportsbook if AAF Futures Bets Would Be Returned. They Wouldn’t Say.
Arizona is a perfect 2-0 headed into the 3rd weekend of Alliance of American Football games. But the Hotshots have Mike Singletary to thank for half of that record. The Memphis Express skipper is solidifying a reputation as one of the worst coaches ever to stand on a sideline. In Memphis’ battle with Arizona in Week 2, Singletary - who once de-pants’d himself in front of the … [Read more...] about AAF Point Spread: Arizona Hotshots Favored vs Salt Lake Stallions in Rematch
Update: Los Angeles is a (+120) moneyline underdog compared to (-140) for New England in a Super Bowl with a (56.5) Over/Under total as of Saturday before kickoff. If the Rams win on February 3rd, or lose by a point, then BetOnline will only owe returns on 15% of its collected action ATS. But if the Pats win by 3 points or more, then the betting site will owe 85% of spread … [Read more...] about Super Bowl LIII: Is Betting Public Wise to Favor Patriots Over Rams?
Home-field advantage is more than simply a morale boost or a convenience in the NFL. The live-gameday fans become a force on the field, driving up the decibel level and making it difficult to call or hear signals. Opposing offenses have a marked disadvantage in pass-blocking when playing in a noisy hometown venue. But it’s not often that a head coach actually works with the … [Read more...] about Saints Favored by a Field Goal Over Rams in NFC Title Scrap
In college I was forced to go through composition drills that required penning 2 fake stories and a real story, and everyone in class had to figure out which was the real thing and which were fake. It’s kind of like that with this Sunday’s AFC Championship Game in Missouri. In one narrative there’s the all-conquering and infallible New England Patriots, field goal … [Read more...] about Brady’s Pats are 3-Point ‘Dogs vs Mahomes-Led Juggernaut in KC
Throw all of your NFL playoff knowledge out the window. Forget about upsets and unders. It’s chalk season, baby! For those new to the game, “chalk” is the term for the popular pick - the no-brainer. For example, when Clayton Kershaw is pitching, the Dodgers are chalk. When Alabama takes the field, they are chalk. Home teams are likely to be the popular pick in conference … [Read more...] about NFL Conference Championship Games Betting Advice: The Chalk is King
I would not normally begin an NFL playoff preview with a story about special teams. But to help understand what kind of sneaky edges that Sean McVay’s L.A. Rams can find in critical moments, a glance at the punt team is better than a thousand lectures. Johnny Hekker is the punter for the Mountain Goats, and he’s our generation’s closest thing to Ray Guy. Rams supporters from … [Read more...] about Rams vs Cowboys: L.A. Giving a TD on the Spread
The L.A. Chargers have been impressive. At 13-4 the Bolts are riding a winning streak of 7 games since November, beating the Chiefs, the Steelers, and the Ravens (twice) during a sprint to the AFC Divisional Round. Quarterback Philip Rivers finished the regular season with well over 4000 yards, and 32 passing touchdowns. Melvin Gordon leads a ground game that is churning out … [Read more...] about Patriots Favored Over Chargers in Frigid Foxboro