Predictem NFL Archives: October Through November 2012

Thursday NFL Football Game Preview and Selection ATS:
New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick (8:20PM EST) - 11/29

Eagles Suffer Yet Another Blow: If the Eagles season wasn’t already a tragedy, they’ve now lost WR DeSean Jackson for the rest of the season due to broken ribs. - 11/27

Non Issue: Some people are irritated by the fact that Jamaal Charles asked for Peyton Manning’s autograph after the game. Charles said his Mom was a fan of Manning so he asked Peyton for an autograph. Who wouldn’t want a Peyton Manning autograph? C’mon! - 11/27

Monday NFL Notes: Colts TE Coby Fleener is expected to return this week. Colts DT DT Fili Moala tore his right ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. Bears G Lance Louis tore his left ACL vs. Min Sunday and will miss the rest of the seaso. The Bears OL gets worse! Jaguars RB MJD isn’t expected to return in week 13. Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is undergoing concussion tests. He’s questionable for week 13. G-Men RB Andre Brown broke his left fibula and will miss the remainder of the season. This opens up the door for fumble prone RB David Wilson to get some reps. Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers is cutting into Michael Turner’s snaps. Turner looks very sluggish. The Cardinals are expected to start Ryan Lindley in week 13 if Kevin Kolb isn’t ready. Cowboys WR Miles Austin is said to be having issues with both his hip and hamstring. The team signed WR Anthony Armstrong, formerly of the Washington Redskins, Jaguars and Phins. Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick fractured his left hand and is expected to miss around a month. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is said to be “trying” to return for week 13. Packers WR Greg Jennings is expected to return for their Week 13 game vs. Minny. Bears RB Matt Forte suffered an ankle injury and his status is unknown. Seahawks Cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner have both been suspended for 4 games for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing drugs policy. Browns QB Brandon Weeden sustained a concussion in week 12. Colt McCoy would move into the starting lineup should Weeden be unable to play in week 13. - 11/26

Monday Night Football Preview and Pick:
Carolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick (8:30PM EST)

Sunday Week 12 NFL Game Previews and Picks:
Seattle Seahawks vs. Miami Dolphins Pick (1PM EST)
Buffalo Bills vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick
Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs Pick
Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals Pick
Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns Pick
Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears Pick
San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints Pick (4PM EST)
St. Louis Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick
Baltimore Ravens vs. San Diego Chargers Pick
Green Bay Packers vs. New York Giants Pick (8:20PM EST) - 11/25

Thanksgiving Day NFL Previews and Picks:
Houston Texans vs. Detroit Lions Pick (12:30PM EST)
Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick (4:15PM EST)
New England Patriots vs. New York Jets Pick (8:20PM EST) - 11/22

Monday NFL Notes: Broncos RB Willis McGahee suffered a torn MCL and will miss 6-8 weeks. Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball will get carries in his absence. Patriots TE Rob Gronksowski will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken forearm. Jacksonville will start RB Jalen Parmele in week 12. He replaces an ineffective Rashard Jennings. The Jaguars have benched QB Blaine Gabbert in favor of Chad Henne. Cardinals RB Beanie Wells will return from the IR this week. Eagles RB LeSean McCoy suffered a concussion Sunday and is questionable for week 12. Steelers backup QB Byron Leftwich suffered a rib injury and may miss week 12. This would open the door for Charlie Batch to start. The Chiefs are rumored to be starting Brady Quinn in week 12. The Patriots are said to be returning TE Aaron Hernandez in week 12. Steelers RB Isaac Redman left SNF with a concussion. Colts WR Donnie Avery was forced from Sunday’s game with a concussion. - 11/19

Monday Week 11 NFL Game Analysis and Pick:
Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/19

Sunday Week 11 NFL Previews and Picks:
New York Jets vs. St. Louis Rams Pick (1PM EST)
Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions Pick
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs Pick
Cleveland Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers Pick
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins Pick
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans Pick
Arizona Cardinals vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick
New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick (4PM EST)
San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos Pick
New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders Pick
Baltimore Ravens Pittsburgh Steelers Pick (8:20PM EST) - 11/18

Thursday Week 11 NFL Football Analysis and Pick:
Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills Pick (8:25PM EST) - 11/15

NFL Notes: Redskins WR Santana Moss has been medically cleared to return to the field in week 11. Raiders RB’s Darren McFadden adn Mike Goodson are said to be doutbful for week 11. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is doubtful (shoulder) for week 11. Pitt is expected to start Byron Leftwich at QB vs. Baltimore. Bears QB Jake Cutler is doubtful (concussion) for week 11 MNF vs. SF. The concussion was said to be his sixth since he started playing college football. Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall is questionable for week 11. Free Agent QB David Garrard is said to be healthy and looking to hookup with an NFL team soon. Chiefs QB Brady Quinn has been cleared to play but the team isn’t committing to a starter yet. Maybe they should play them both at the same time so they’d have one full QB? The Jets are said to be sticking with QB Mark Sanchez. The Atlanta Falcons have waived DE Ray Edwards. NYG RB Ahmad Bradshaw left Sunday’s game with a neck injury. Nick Foles will start at QB in week 11 for the Eagles. There’s talk that he may sit out the rest of the season. Bills RB Fred Jackson will miss Thursday’s game vs. Miami with a concussion. Cowboys run stopping DL Kenyon Coleman will miss the rest of the season with a torn triceps. Jags RB MJD is listed as OUT for week 11. Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin has a strained back and is questionable for week 11. Vikings WR Percy Harvin is expected to return in Week 12. - 11/13

Did You Know? There are four teams that have never played in a Super Bow: Detroit, Cleveland, Jacksonville and Houston. - 11/13

Week 10 Monday Night Football Preview and Pick:
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/12

Sunday Week 10 NFL Game Previews and Picks:
Oakland Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick (1PM EST)
Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick
Tennessee Titans vs. Miami Dolphins Pick
Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints Pick
Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots Pick
New York Giants vs. Cincinnati Bengals Pick
Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers Pick
San Diego Chargers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick
Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick (4PM EST)
New York Jets vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick
St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick
Houston Texans vs. Chicago Bears Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/11

Thursday Week 10 NFL Game Preview and Point Spread Prediction:
Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pick (8:20PM EST) - 11/8

Wednesday NFL Notes: Texans DL Shaun Cody suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung in Sunday’s game but is listed as day to day. That’s one tough SOB! Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis missed Wednesday’s practice due to illness but is expected to play in Week 10. The Tennessee Titans are expected to start Jake Locker at QB this week vs. the Phins. The SF Chronicle expects RB Taiwan Jones to receive the bulk of the carries this week vs. Baltimore. Bills WR Stevie Johnson missed Wed’s practice but is expected to start and do well vs. a crappy NE defense. Colts RB Donald Brown missed practice on Wednesday and will be a gametime decision. It looks like Vick Ballard will get the majority of the work on Thursday. Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is not expected to play Sunday vs. Philly. KC will start QB Matt Cassel Sunday vs. Pitt. Bears DB Charles Tillman is questionable Sunday due to his baby being due. Many are speculating that Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez will call it quits after this season. Emmanuel Sanders will be Pitt’s number 2 WR as Antonio Brown is doubtful. Eagles QB Michael Vick is expected to start in Week 10 vs. Dallas. - 11/7

Monday NFL Player News: Raiders RB Darren McFadden suffered a high ankle sprain Sunday and but hasn’t yet been ruled out for Week 10 vs. the Ravens. Backup Mike Goodson suffered a high ankle sprain too. If neither were able to go next week, Marcel Reese and Taiwan Jones would take over in the backfield. Packers LB Clay Matthews suffered a pulled hammy and is likely to miss a couple weeks. Vikings WR Percy Harvin sprained his ankle in three different places and was seen on crutches. His Week 10 status is bleak but unknown. Jags RB MJD has been ruled out for week 10. Rams WR Danny Amendola is probable to return in week 10. Steelers WR Antonio Brown suffered a mild high ankle sprain in Sundays game vs. the NYG. Colts RB Donald Brown reinjured his surgically repaired knee and his status for Thursday is unknown. Colts WR Donnie Avery left Sunday’s game with an unknown hip injury. T.Y. Hilton stepped up nicely in his place, going for 6 catches/102 yards. Redskins WR Santana Moss suffered a concussion Sunday. - 11/5

Injury Note: Saints RB Darren Sproles has suffered a broken hand and is out indefinitely. - 11/2

NFL Betting Advice: Blowout Victims Offer Wagering Value. - 11/5

Monday Night Football Analysis and Play: (Week 9)
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/5

Sunday Week 9 NFL Game Previews and Picks:
Miami Dolphins vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick (1PM EST)
Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans Pick
Detroit Lions vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pick
Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers Pick
Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals Pick
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns Pick
Buffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans Pick
Washington Redskins vs. Carolina Panthers Pick
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Giants Pick (4PM EST)
Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders Pick
Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick (8:20PM EST) - 11/4

Thursday NFL Football Game Preview and Play:
Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/1

Monday NFL Notes: The NFL has pushed back it’s trade deadling to Thursday, November 1st due to Hurricane Sandy. Jags RB MJD has been ruled out for week 9. The Rams are receiving trade offers for RB Steven Jackson. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the team make a move since they’ve got Daryl Richardson who looks very promising. Phins QB Ryan Tannehill left Sunday’s game with a quad/knee issue. Rumors out of Philly are that Michael Vick may be benched in favor of Nick Foles. Jets coach Rex Ryan is supposedly still backing QB Mark Sanchez despite a 30-9 loss to Miami. Dallas says RB DeMarco Murray might play in Week 9. Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe’s name is coming up a lot in trade talk. Calvin Johnson is still suffering from a sore knee. Patriots WR Wes Welker rolled an ankle in the 4th quarter on Sunday and didn’t return. He believes he will be ok though. - 10/29

Monday Night Football (Week 8)
San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick (8:30PM EST) - 10/29

Sunday Week 8 NFL Game Previews and Predictions:
Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick (1PM EST)
Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets Pick
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Green Bay Packers Pick
Carolina Panthers vs. Chicago Bears Pick
San Diego Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns Pick
Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions Pick
Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans Pick
Washington Redskins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick
New England Patriots vs. St. Louis Rams Pick (London)
New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick (4PM EST)
Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs Pick
New Orleans Saints vs. Denver Broncos Pick (8:20PM EST) - 10/28

Thursday Week 8 Pro Football Analysis and Play:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick (8:20PM EST) - 10/25

Monday NFL Notes: The Redskins have re-signed TE Chris Cooley. Fred Davis went down with an achilles injury and is done for the season. The Carolina Panthers have fired GM Marty Hurney. Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is questionable for week 8. Saints TE Jimmy Graham is said to be feeling much better and has a shot of playing in week 8. Skins WR Pierre Garcon is said to have a torn tendon in his foot that will only heal with time. Rumors are that he may sit through the team’s week 10 bye. Jags QB Blaine Gabbert is getting an MRI on his shoulder Monday. Browns RB Trent Richardson was benched at halftime due to his pre-existing rib injury. Maurice Jones Drew left early in the 1st quarter Sunday and his injury is unknown. The KC Chiefs are said to be starting Brady Quinn over Matt Cassel. Look for Jamaal Charles to get about 100 carries lol. - 10/22

Monday Week 7 MNF Game Preview and Prediction ATS:
Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears Pick (8:40PM EST) - 10/22

Sunday Week 7 NFL Football Game Previews and Picks:
Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans Pick (1PM EST)
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots Pick (4PM EST)
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Pick (8:20PM EST) - 10/21

Football Betting Advice: Mid Season Checkup. - 10/21

Thursday Night Football Analysis and Prediction:
Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick (8:20PM EST) - 10/18

Monday NFL Notes: It’s believed that Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray has ligament damage. He’s going in for an MRI Monday. If this is the case, he’d likely miss a month or more. Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey is doubtful for week 7 with a strained right MCL. Steelers SS Troy Polamalu is doubtful for Week 7 vs. the Bungles. Browns RB Trent Richardson suffered an injury to his rib cartilage Sunday and is listed as day to day. Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall is probably to play in Week 7 vs. Cinci. Packers RB Brandon Saine is said to have suffered a significant injury and is likely out indefinitely. Reggie Bush only had 17 yards on 12 carries due to his hip and knee injuries that he’s been playing with. Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez returned to the field Sunday playing in 38 of 87 snaps and catching a TD. Ravens LB Ray Lewis tore his right triceps and is likely done for the season. Jets RB Bilal Powell dislocated his right shoulder and is out indefinitely. Ravens DB Lardarius Webb likely tore an ACL and will miss the rest of the season. - 10/15

Week 6 MNF Game Preview and Point Spread Prediction:
Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers Pick (8:30PM EST) - 10/15

Week 6 Sunday NFL Game Previews and Picks:
Dallas Cowboys vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick (1PM EST)
Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick
St. Louis Rams vs. Miami Dolphins Pick
Oakland Raiders vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns Pick
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick
Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets Pick
New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick (4PM EST)
New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick
Buffalo Bills vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick
Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins Pick
Green Bay Packers vs. Houston Texans Pick (8:20PM EST) - 10/14

Week 6 Thursday Night Football Preview and Prediction ATS:
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans Pick (8:20PM EST) - 10/11

Rest in Peace: NFL great (and TV actor) Alex Karras has died. He was 77. R.I.P. Alex! - 10/10

Post Week 5 NFL Notes: RGIII suffered a slight concussion in Sunday’s game vs. Atlanta. The early consensus is that he’ll play Sunday vs. Minnesota. Niners QB Alex Smith hurt a finger Sunday but is likely to play in Week 6. Jets C Nick Mangold is probable for Week 6. NYJ CB may be seeing more time at WR in the future. GB has named RB Alex Green as their starter but many think that it will be a RBBC. Jonathan Vilma’s season long suspension has been upheld by the NFL. The Houston Texans have suffered a huge blow as LB Brian Cushing has gone down with a torn ACL. Rumors out of Washington have the Skins releasing K Billy Cundiff in favor of Kai Forbath. Jets NT Kenrick Ellis sprained his MCL and will likely miss a few weeks. Rumors out of TB are that LeGarrette Blount will be receiving more carries. Cards RB Ryan Williams will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. Giants TE Martellus Bennett suffered a hyperextended knee and is questionable for Week 6. Packers RB Cedric Benson is out indefinitely with a Lisfranc foot injury. Bears WR Alshon Jeffery fractured his right hand and will miss at least a month. Matt Hasselbeck will start on Thursday vs. the Steelers. Jake Locker has been ruled as out. Chiefs QB Matt Cassel is doubtful for Week 6 vs. TB. Skins SS Brandon Meriweather has a knee injury and will miss around a month. Browns CB Joe Haden is eligible to return from suspension this week. Adrian Peterson suffered a mild ankle sprain but should be OK. Saints TE Jimmy Graham sprained his ankle and his status is unknown. Steelers SS Troy Polamalu won’t play Thurs. vs. Tennessee. Bengals backup RB Bernard Scott will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Packers TE Jermichael Finley is questionable with a shoulder injury. - 10/9

Week 5 Monday Night Football Preview and Prediction:
Houston Texans vs. New York Jets Pick (8:30PM EST)

Sunday Week 5 NFL Football Game Previews and Predictions:
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Miami Dolphins Pick (1PM EST)
Green Bay Packers vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick
Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs Pick
Atlanta Falcons vs. Washington Redskins Pick
Cleveland Browns vs. New York Giants Pick
Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots Pick (4PM EST)
Tennessee Titans vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick
Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers Pick
Chicago Bears vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pick
Buffalo Bills vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick
San Diego Chargers vs. New Orleans Saints Pick (8:20PM EST) - 10/7

Thursday Week 5 NFL Game Preview and Prediction:
Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams Pick (8:20PM EST)

Monday NFL Notes: Texans RB Arian Foster is on pace for 412 carries. Coach Gary Kubiak says “he can handle it.” Jets WR Santonio Holmes left Sunday’s game with a foot injury and will likely miss multiple weeks. Packers WR Greg Jennings left Sunday’s game after reinjuring his groin. Detroit Lions DE Cliff Avril left Sunday’s game with what appeared to be a back strain. Titans QB Jake Locker had his shoulder pop out of place after being sacked in the 1st quarter of Sunday’s game vs. Texas. Bears RB Matt Forte is expected to start Monday night vs. Dallas. The Chiefs are losing confidence in QB Matt Cassel. He’s on pace for a whopping 40 turnovers! Jags WR Laurent Robinson suffered a concussion and is OUT for week 5. Jets coaches say they’re sticking with Mark Sanchez as their starter, despite his poor performance vs. the Niners. Many thought that NYG RB Andre Brown would receive more action due to his great Week 3 perforance. He only got 9 snaps compared to Bradshaw’s 58. It’s safe to say that Bradshaw’s job is safe. NYG WR Hakeem Nicks knee isn’t getting any better which makes him doubtful for their next game. Colts Coach Chuck Pagano has been diagnosed with Leukemia and will be away from the team indefinitely. Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall is expected to return to the field in Week 5. - 10/1

Monday Night Football Preview and Pick:
Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick (8:30PM EST) - 10/1