Predictem NFL Archives: September 2011 Through October 2011

Week 8 Monday Night Football Preview and Pick:
San Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs Pick (8:30PM EST) - 10/31

Week 8 NFL Previews - Game Predictions:
Miami Dolphins vs. New York Giants Pick (1PM EST)
Minnesota Vikings vs. Carolina Panthers Pick
New Orleans Saints vs. St. Louis Rams Pick
Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans Pick
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans Pick
Arizona Cardinals vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick
New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick (4PM EST)
Detroit Lions vs. Denver Broncos Pick
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick
Washington Redskins vs. Buffalo Bills Pick
Cleveland Browns vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick
Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick (8:30PM EST) - 10/30

How to Handicap NFL Games - Professional handicapper Vernon Croy explains some of the variables used to effectively predict the outcome of NFL football games. - 10/28

Post Week 7 NFL Injuries: Colts QB Kerry Collins has been placed on the IR with a concussion. Lions QB Matthew Stafford is ? for week 8 with an ankle sprain. TB RB Ernest Graham will miss the rest of the year with a torn achilles tendon (ouch!) Bills LB Shawne Merriman will miss the rest of the season with an achilles problem. Raiders RB Darren McFadden is ? with right foot issues. Dolphins QB Matt Moore suffered bruised ribs in week 7. He has been hit 25 times in the past two games. His backup is JP Losman, who is horrible. Broncos RB Willis McGahee had hand surgery and is OUT for week 8. Niners WR Braylon Edwards is expected to return to the team after missing 4 weeks (knee surgery). Cards RB Beanie Wells is ? with a knee issue. Rams QB Sam Bradford is ? for Week 8 vs. N.O. but it’s not looking good. Skins WR Santana Moss will miss a month + with a fractured left hand. Skins RB Tim Hightower will miss the rest of the season with a torn left ACL. Rams WR Danario Alexander injured his hamstring vs. Dallas and is likely to miss time. Broncos DL Elvis Dumervil left Sunday’s game with a bad ankle and didn’t return. - 10/25

Pacman Gets More Lives: Pacman Jones has returned to the Bengals. He’s expected to play as early as this week. - 10/25

T.O. Time? The Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders are the frontrunners to sign the aging WR. - 10/24

Vikes Waive WR: Minny has let go of WR Bernard Berrian. - 10/24

Week 7 MNF Preview and Pick:
Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pick (8:30PM EST) - 10/24

Week 7 Sunday NFL Game Previews and Predictions:
Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans Pick (1PM EST)
San Diego Chargers vs. New York Jets Pick
Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions Pick
Washington Redskins vs. Carolina Panthers Pick
Denver Broncos vs. Miami Dolphins Pick
Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland Browns Pick
Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick (London)
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick (4PM EST)
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick
St. Louis Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders Pick
Indianapolis Colts vs. New Orleans Saints Pick (8:20PM EST) - 10/23

NFL Betting Strategy: How Teams Fare Off Bye Weeks by Vernon Croy. - 10/22

Kreutz Done? Saints center Olin Kreutz has reportedly walked away from the game saying that he lacks passion for football. - 10/21

Seahawks Change Signal Callers: Seattle has named Charlie Whitehurts their starting QB. - 10/21

NFL Trades: The Oakland Raiders acquired QB Carson Palmer from the Cincinnati Bengals for draft picks (2012 1st rd. and conditional draft pick in 2013). - 10/18

QB Change: Rex Grossman will return to a familiar place, the bench. The Skins have announced that they’ll start John Beck in Week 7. - 10/18

Post Week 6 Injury Notes: Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant was placed on injured reserve with a back injury. He’s done for the season. Rams QB Sam Bradford was seen walking around in a boot with a high ankle sprain. His status is uncertain. Raiders QB Jason Campbell broke his collarbone and will be placed on the I.R. Free Agent QB David Garrard is said to need surgery on his back, ending speculation that he may return this season. Rams RB Carnell (Cadillac) Williams suffered a thigh contusion in Sunday’s game. It was not a knee injury as most had speculated. The Bengals D suffered a big hit losing LB Rey Maualuga with an ankle injury. He’s expected to miss time. Cowboys RB Felix Jones has a high ankle sprain and will miss multiple weeks. - 10/17

Trade: The Denver Broncos have traded WR Brandon Lloyd to the St. Louis Rams for a conditional 6th round pick in the 2012 NFL draft. Lions RB Jahvid Best suffered a concussion in Sunday’s game. - 10/17

Unemployed: The Rams have released WR Mike Sims-Walker. - 10/17

Mult-Tasking: Bills RB C.J. Spiller was used exclusively as a WR on Sunday. He had 5 catches for 39 yards. - 10/17

Week 6 Monday Night Football Preview/Pick:
Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets Pick (8:30PM EST) - 10/17

NOTE: It’s rare that we post a pick and remove it from the board prior to gametime, but we are doing so this week as our Buffalo Bills +3 play is a scratch. The picks we’re referring to are in the right menu of this page. - 10/16

Week 6 NFL Previews and Picks:
Buffalo Bills vs. New York Giants Pick (1PM EST)
San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions Pick
Indianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals Pick
Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams Pick
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins Pick
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick
Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick
Cleveland Browns vs. Oakland Raiders Pick (4PM EST)
Dallas Cowboys vs. New England Patriots Pick
Houston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick
New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick
Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears Pick (8:20PM EST) - 10/16

Betting Odds: Week 6 Opening Lines. - 10/16

Tebow Time: The Denver Broncos have made it official. Tim Tebow will replace Kyle Orton as the starter for Week 6. - 10/11

Post Week 5 Injuries: Panthers LB Omar Gaither sprained his left MCL and will miss 2-4 weeks. Rams WR Danny Amendola is out for the season after having surgery on his triceps. Jags CB Drew Coleman suffered a concussion in Sunday’s game. Bills nose tackle Kyle Williams injured his ankle Sunday. The extent of the injury is unknown at this point. This is bad news for a team that already has issues stopping the run. Bills WR Donald Jones has a high ankle sprain and will miss time. Texans LB Mario Williams will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn pectorial muscle. Packers tackle Chad Clifton is likely to miss around a month with a hamstring injury. Falcons WR Julio Jones left Sunday’s game with a hamstring flare up. Colts CB Jerraud Powers suffered a hamstring injury Sunday. This is really bad news for Indy who already has a crappy secondary. Chargers RB Ryan Mathews left Sunday’s game with calf and wrist issues. Bucs RB LeGarrette Blount hurt his leg in Sunday’s game vs. SF but the status is unknown. Falcons CB Chris Owens left Sunday’s game with a concussion. Chargers TE Antonio Gates plans on coming back in week 7. Seahawks LB Leroy Hill injured his hamstring late in Sunday’s game vs. the NYG. - 10/10

Raiders Owner Dies: Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has died. He was 82. - 10/8

Week 5 MNF Preview and Pick to Cover the Spread:
Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions Pick (8:30PM EST)

Week 5 Sunday NFL Game Previews - Picks:
Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans Pick (1PM EST)
Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Buffalo Bills Pick
Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Giants Pick
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pick
Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick
Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs Pick
San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos Pick (4PM EST)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots Pick
Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick (8PM EST) - 10/9

Week 5 Injury Notes: Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall injured his hamstring and is doubtful. Pit QB Ben Roethlisberger sprained his foot but is expected to play. Steelers LB James Harrison broke his eye socket and will miss multiple weeks. Dolphins QB Chad Henne separated his non-throwing shoulder and is expected to miss time. Raiders RB Michael Bush sprained his ankle and is expected to miss a game or two. Steelers RB Mewelde Moore has a high ankle sprain and is doubtful. Texans WR Andre Johnson strained a hammy and will miss at least a week. Jacoby Jones will step in during his absence. Skins RB Hightower injured his shoulder and may miss some time. Look for Ryan Torain to pick up his workload. - 10/4

Week 4 Monday Night Football Preview - Pick ATS:
Indianapolis Colts vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick (8:30PM EST) - 10/3

Week 4 Sunday NFL Football Game Analysis and Predictions:
New Orleans Saints vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pick (1PM EST)
Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Houston Texans
Tennessee Titans vs. Cleveland Browns Pick
New England Patriots vs. Oakland Raiders Pick (4PM EST)
Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers Pick
New York Jets vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick (SNF)(8:20PM EST)

Titans Lose Stud WR: Tennessee WR Kenny Britt will miss the remainder of the season with a torn MCL and ACL. - 9/26

Michael Vick: Initial reports where that he had a broken right hand. It’s now being said that it’s a contusion. - 9/26

Week 3 Monday Night Football:
Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick (8:30PM EST) - 9/26

Week 3 Sunday NFL Previews - Predictions:
Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints Pick (1PM EST)
New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick
New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills Pick
Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans Pick
Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Carolina Panthers Pick
San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Pick
Miami Dolphins vs. Cleveland Browns Pick
Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Bucccaneers Pick (4PM EST)
Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Pick
New York Jets vs. Oakland Raiders Pick
Baltimore Ravens vs. St. Louis Rams Pick
Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers Pick
Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick (8:20PM EST)

Pre Week 3 Injury Report: Lee Evans is ?. Bills WR Stevie Johnson is expected to play despite having a nagging groin injury. There’s no word yet on Mike Vick, but many expect him to start. Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is said to be a game-time decision. Cowboys QB Tony Romo is expected to play despite having a lung problem. SF WR Braylon Edwards is likely to miss a few weeks with a torn right meniscus. Titans WR Kenny Britt is expected to play Sunday despite a hamstring/quad injury. - 9/21

Week 2 MNF Game Preview and Pick to Cover:
St. Louis Rams vs. New York Giants Pick (8:30PM EST) - 9/19

Week 2 Sunday NFL Analysis and Picks:
Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints Pick (1PM EST)
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Jets Pick
Green Bay Packers vs. Carolina Panthers Pick
Arizona Cardinals vs. Washington Redskins Pick
Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans Pick
Oakland Raiders vs. Buffalo Bills Pick
Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick
Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick
San Diego Chargers vs. New England Patriots Pick (4PM EST)
Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick
Houston Texans vs. Miami Dolphins Pick
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Denver Broncos Pick
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick (8:20PM EST) - 9/18

Post Week 1 Injury Report: Panthers LB Jon Beason is OUT for the year after tearing his achilles. Giants star WR Hakeem Nicks is said to have a bone bruise, but this is an early report. Chargers K Nate Kaedin will miss the rest of the 2011 season with a torn ACL in his non kicking leg. Rams WR Danny Amendola dislocated his left elbow and will miss extended time. Rams RB Steven Jackson is likely out for week 2 with a quad injury. Cadillac Williams will fill in during his absence. Chiefs S Eric Berry will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Texans RB Arian Foster won’t play if he doesn’t practice this week (per coach Kubiak). Bills CB Terrence McGee will miss a few weeks after suffering a hamstring injury at KC. Eagles DE Darryl Tapp tore a pec muscle in Week 1 and is expected to miss time. - 9/12

Week One Monday Night Football Analysis and Prediction:
New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins Pick (7PM EST)
Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos Pick (10:15PM EST) - 9/12

Week 1 Sunday NFL Game Previews and Picks with Analysis:
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick (1PM EST)
Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans Pick
Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick
Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs Pick
Atlanta Falcons vs. Chicago Bears Pick
Philadelphia Eagles vs. St Louis Rams Pick
Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pick
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns Pick
Minnesota Vikings vs. San Diego Chargers Pick (4PM EST)
Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick
Carolina Panthers vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick
New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins Pick
New York Jets vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick (8:20 PM EST) - 9/11

Injries: Saints WR Marques Colston broke his collar bone Thursday night vs. GB and is likely to miss around a month of action. - 9/9

Opening Day (Thursday) NFL Game Preview and Selection:
New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers Pick (8:30PM ESt) - 9/8

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