Nov 122016
 

Atlanta Falcons (6-3) at Philadelphia Eagles (4-4) The Falcons are 6-3 and one of the better teams in the league this season thanks primarily to a high flying offense that leads the NFL with a first down or touchdown on a whopping 43.26% of snaps, including 50% in back-to-back games against the Packers and Buccaneers […]

Nov 122016
 

Miami Dolphins (4-4) at San Diego Chargers (4-5) The Chargers have been one of the most banged up teams in the league in each of the last two seasons. This season, the Chargers have been missing wide receiver Steve Johnson, running back Danny Woodhead, wide receiver Keenan Allen, middle linebacker Manti Te’o, and cornerback Jason […]

Nov 122016
 

Minnesota Vikings (5-3) at Washington Redskins (4-3-1) When the Vikings were 5-0 on the strength of a +11 turnover margin and a +4 return touchdown margin, two things that tend to be unsustainable, I thought they were the most overrated team in the league. Since then, they’ve lost all 3 games, all in upset fashion, […]

Nov 122016
 

Kansas City Chiefs (6-2) at Carolina Panthers (3-5) Ordinarily, I love fading significant week-to-week line movements, as they tend to be overreactions to a single week of play. This line has moved from 2.5 in favor of the Panthers on the early line last week to 3 this week, which doesn’t seem like a huge […]

Nov 122016
 

San Francisco 49ers (1-7) at Arizona Cardinals (3-4-1) The Cardinals have been one of the most underrated teams in the league this season. I didn’t bet heavily on them in their last game as 3 point underdogs in Carolina because they were coming off of a 5-quarter tie (which is usually a tough situation) and […]

Nov 122016
 

Dallas Cowboys (7-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (4-4) The Cowboys enter this game with the best record in the NFC at 7-1 and rank 2nd in the NFL in first down rate differential. They’ve had a relatively easy schedule thus far, as they rank dead last in strength of schedule, in terms of total opponents’ records, […]

Nov 122016
 

Cincinnati Bengals (3-4-1) at New York Giants (5-3) This is a line I legitimately don’t understand. As a result of injuries and off-season losses, the Bengals are not the same team they were last season. They enter this game 15th in first down rate differential, a little better than 3-4-1 their record suggests, but average […]

Nov 122016
 

Green Bay Packers (4-4) at Tennessee Titans (4-5) The Titans may be just 4-5, but they actually rank 7th in the NFL in first down rate differential. They’ve been competitive in every game and have a -9 point differential on the season, despite being -7 in return touchdown differential. Aside from those 7 plays, they […]

Nov 122016
 

Seattle Seahawks (5-2-1) at New England Patriots (7-1) Despite a strong 5-2-1 record, the Seahawks have been underwhelming through their first 8 games of the season. Their tie would have been a loss if not for a number of fluky special teams mistakes by the Cardinals, while their only 2 wins by more than 6 […]