Nostrathomas, seer of Sayers, was feeling a correction in the force during the early games last Sunday but recovered in fine fashion to finish 13-3 straight-up and 10-6 against the spread, the third straight week that Nostrathomas has finished .500 or better against the house this season.
Record for the year is now 35-13 straight-up and 31-17 against the spread.
Week 4 is the first bye week of the season. The New England Patriots take a break from the Belichick/Brady screw Goodell and the NFL tour while the Tennessee Titans reflect back on the first three weeks of the Marcus Mariota era.
As always these predictions are for entertainment purposes only. If you lose money you have only yourself to blame and should have listened to your mother about the evils of gambling. If you win, Nostrathomas reminds you that soothsaying is tough, thirsty work and beer ain’t exactly cheap these days.
Baltimore Ravens -3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers
The Ravens are 0-3 but favored on the road against their AFC North rival. The Steelers hold the statistical edge against Baltimore but that was with Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback…
Who the man? Nostrathomas the man! Nostrathomas can talk big after going 13-3 both straight-up and against the spread in Week 1.
As for this week, everyone starts Week 2 back at 0-0, unless you missed on Thursday night’s game, which, in that case you start 0-1
Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs -3
Nostrathomas had no faith in Peyton Manning’s ability to win in Kansas City after his dismal performance against the Ravens. Even though Manning put up 256-yards passing and an 86.9 Passer Rating, Nostrathomas stands by that analysis. Manning was shot-putting passes all night. (Are receivers allowed to call for fair catches?)…
All you fans who have spent the past few days out of sight while counting your Week 1 winnings, welcome to Week 2. Nostrathomas rode the fumes of freshly fermented beer to a 13-3 record both straight up and against the spread. The were a few events that were cloudy and hard to see going into last weekend but nothing is invisible where hindsight is concerned…
FN “Monday Morning Huddle”: Top Seeds Advance on Championship Sunday
Football Nation proudly presents its 31st episode in season three of “Monday Morning Huddle” with host Dave Holcomb. This episode features two guest stars in Bleacher Report Featured Fantasy Football Columnist Dave Guidera and FN Senior Writer Tom Pollin.
With the top seeds from each conference advancing, home teams finished 8-2 in the 2015 playoffs. Both guests provide their takes on the weekend’s action along with Super Bowl predictions. In addition to that, Guidera and Pollin give excellent insight into the coaching hires in Denver and Chicago…
Patriots Survive Near-Death Experience Against the Ravens
On the surface it’s easy to understand why the New England Patriots ’went into Saturday’s AFC Divisional Round game as seven point favorites over the Baltimore Ravens.
New England dominated the AFC for most of the 2014 season and coasted to their No. 1 postseason seed while the Ravens needed help to play January football. Also, the Patriots reigned supreme on their home field in 2014, outscoring opponents by an average of 16-points per game.
So, how did the Ravens come within five minutes of knocking New England out of another Super Bowl run? From a Quality Stats analysis this game was the prime candidate of the four NFL Divisional Round contests to produce an upset…
Chicago Bears 2013: Most Overrated and Underrated Players
With so many new players added to the 2013 Chicago Bears roster is it more difficult to choose who is the most overrated and underrated? Not really. Here they are.
Chicago Bears: Debating the Head Coaching Candidates Part 2
Erik Grogan and I continue our discussion of the most likely choices to be the next Chicago Bears head coach.
Chicago Bears: Debating the Head Coaching Candidates Part One
Phil Emery has a long candidate list for the Bears head coach position. Contributors Erik Grogan and Tom Pollin discuss the most likely choices.
The NFL Postseason: 12 Team Power Rankings
The 12 teams beginning the postseason are ranked from No. 12 to the team most likely to raise the Lombardi Trophy in New Orleans.
Chicago Bears Fire Lovie Smith: Time For New Blood
GM Phil Emery wasted no time after the Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions to finish the 2012 season to fire Lovie Smith as the team’s head coach.