Bills Dominate the Jets in New York: Autopsy of an Upset

Bills Dominate the Jets in New York: Autopsy of an Upset

It’s surprising how many times you can scan through point spreads for Sunday’s games and find that the oddsmakers and betting public have completely missed the boat. The New York Jets opened the week as three point favorites against the Buffalo Bills and that line stayed steady right up to kickoff.

Unfortunately for the Jets, Buffalo wasn’t paying attention. They improved their record to 5-3 by riding six New York turnovers to a dominating 43-23 victory…

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Cowboys Ground the Seahawks: Autopsy of an Upset

Cowboys Ground the Seahawks: Autopsy of an Upset

The Dallas Cowboys went into their game against the Seahawks in Seattle as anywhere from 8 to 10 point underdogs. Fans should have known better.

It doesn’t take a skilled game coroner to explain how Dallas was able to win that convincingly. Any cut-rate coroner with an X-acto knife for a scalpel can see that the Cowboys dominated the final stats lines on both sides of the ball. What does need to be questioned is how a team with a 4-1 record and tied for first place in its division goes into anyone’s stadium, even the defending Super Bowl Champion’s, as a touchdown-plus underdog?

Buffalo’s Hogs Crush Detroit 17-14: Autopsy of an Upset

Buccaneers Shock the Steelers 27-24: Autopsy Of An Upset

Although there were more dominating wins by a couple of underdogs on Sunday the Buccaneers surprised by hurting the Steelers where they live.

While Buffalo hasn’t been pushovers in 2014, few considered them to have any chance against the Lions at Ford Field. Detroit had already dominated the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers at home this season but one hidden statistical trend suggested they might be in for a tougher time on Sunday than expected. Detroit was on a four game losing streak at home to AFC competition and since 2010 had lost six of eight (now seven of nine for all you Jeri Ryan fans).