Nostrathomas Predicts: Week 2 of the NFL Season

Nostrathomas Predicts: Week 2 of the NFL Season

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

Thursday Night

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?)…

The Top 10 Boneheaded Moments of the 2014 NFL Season

The Top 10 Boneheaded Moments Of The 2014 NFL Season

Bad plays and physical mistakes are going to happen to every team and player in the NFL at some point. Colin Kaepernick fumbling on the one-yard line against the St. Louis Rams or botched coverages on defense are terrible breaks but also part of the game.

Bonehead moments are the face-palm, “D’oh!” acts that leave you shaking your head in wonder. The difference between this past year and others is just as many of those moments came from off-field events as during games…

Browns Take Revenge on Bengals: Autopsy of an Upset

Browns Take Revenge on Bengals: Autopsy of an Upset

The shadows of past greatness are beginning to awaken in Cleveland. Paul Brown in his trademark hat roaming the sidelines, Otto Graham dropping back to pass, Jim Brown laying bone-crushing hits on would-be tacklers, now the 2014 Cleveland Browns are 6-3 and all alone atop the AFC North Division after smothering the Cincinnati Bengals 24-3 in Week 10…

Nostr-Thomas Predicts: Thursday Night Football Week 5

Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns -4

The network television contracts with the NFL state that every team in the league will appear in prime time at least once during a season. Thus, we are given this treat to enjoy tonight.

Interestingly, while this game was being looked at like the apple in a bag of Halloween candy prior to the season, this has turned into an intriguing match-up. The Browns have followed up the Trent Richardson trade by winning two straight games with Brian Hoyer at quarterback in place of Brandon Wheedon.

Desmond Bryant and rookie Barkevious Mingo lead the Browns with 3.5 and 3 Sacks respectively and to show how relentless he has been in rushing the passer, Bryant also has 6 Quarterback Hits.

For the Bills on defense, Mario Williams has been the player they thought they were getting when they signed him as a free agent and Marcell Dareus has been a strong anchor to the defensive line at tackle.

On offense, Fred Jackson has returned to the field as one of the best running backs no one talks about in the league. Rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel has started well after missing most of the preseason and spreads the ball around well between Jackson, receivers Steve Johnson and Robert Woods, and tight end Scott Chandler.

Expect the Browns, propelled by home field and the better defense to win but they’re not sufficiently better than the Bills to expect them to cover.

Prediction: A physical 21-20 win for the Browns.