Nostrathomas Predicts: Week 7 of the 2015 NFL Season!

Nostrathomas Predicts: Week 7 of the 2015 NFL Season!

Nostrathomas is fighting off a lingering cold that he didn’t see coming so the Week 7 picks are late, but they’re finished. They’re also in before the Bills and Jaguars kick off in London so the season record is still documented.

Because time is tight the game capsules won’t be written as detailed this week but it’s the thought that counts and that’s still here. First, a quick review of Thursday night’s prediction before heading into the bulk of the Week 7 schedule.

Thursday Night Football

Seattle Seahawks -6.5 @ San Francisco 49ers

Nostrathomas summed up this game in the first paragraph of his prediction, “Against the Ravens Colin Kaepernick threw for a 10.9 Real Passing Yards per Attempt average and posted a 128.2 Passer Rating. The drawback to that impressive showing is Baltimore has given up a boatload of yards through the air this season, Seattle has not.”…

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Nostrathomas Predicts: Week 6 of the 2015 NFL Season!

Nostrathomas Predicts: Week 6 of the 2015 NFL Season!

It’s been a rough week in that part of Nostrathomas’ life called reality but the predictions for the entire Week 6 schedule are finally here.

That adds up to 54-23 straight-up and a strong 44-31-1 against the spread. Enjoy the Week 6 picks and remember, these picks are for entertainment purposes only (unless you win).

Thursday Night

Atlanta Falcons -3.5 @ New Orleans Saints

Two fumbles on two consecutive possessions deep inside New Orleans territory and a special teams blunder prevented Atlanta from taking a lead into halftime. Drew Brees then used tight end Ben Watson to shred the Falcons’ defense in the second half…

Nostrathomas Predicts: Week 6 of the 2015 NFL Season!

Nostrathomas Predicts: Week 6 of the 2015 NFL Season!

It’s been a rough week in that part of Nostrathomas’ life called reality but the predictions for the entire Week 6 schedule are finally here.

 

That adds up to 54-23 straight-up and a strong 44-31-1 against the spread. Enjoy the Week 6 picks and remember, these picks are for entertainment purposes only (unless you win).

Thursday Night

Atlanta Falcons -3.5 @ New Orleans Saints

Two fumbles on two consecutive possessions deep inside New Orleans territory and a special teams blunder prevented Atlanta from taking a lead into halftime. Drew Brees then used tight end Ben Watson to shred the Falcons’ defense in the second half…

Nostrathomas Predicts: Week 4 of the 2015 NFL Season!

Nostrathomas Predicts: Week 4 of the 2015 NFL Season!

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.

Thursday Night

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…

Nostrathomas Predicts: Week 3 of the NFL Season!

Nostrathomas Predicts: Week 3 of the NFL Season!

Considering that favorites were dropping all over the NFL in Week 2 Nostrathomas was thrilled to finish the week 9-7 straight-up and 8-8 against the spread. Record for the 2015 season is now 22-10 straight-up and 21-11 against the spread.

Week 3 presents nine teams that will be attempting to stay undefeated, nine that will be attempting to win their first game of 2015 and a few that will try to keep their playoff dreams from dying until the leaves fall.

Remember, 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 generosity is food for the soul…

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?)…

Nostrathomas Predicts: Week 1 of the NFL Season

Nostrathomas Predicts: Week 1 of the NFL Season

The 2015 NFL season is ready to kick off and the great Nostrathomas is ready to take on the challenge of predicting the outcome of every game from Week 1 to the Super Bowl after years spent meditating in the basement of a local hardware store.

While some seers use crystal balls, others are entranced by tea leaves, and a minority swear by stirring through used coffee grounds, Nostrathomas sifts through beer vat leavings. The powerful visions these produce, along with Quality Stats from Cold, Hard Football Facts, and other information nuggets are fused to create the insights found below.

Remember, 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 encourages sharing as a way to enlightenment.

Thursday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers @ New England Patriots -7.5

Since the news hit that Tom Brady’s suspension had been overturned and he would be starting Week 1 against the Steelers the axles on the Patriots’bandwagon have been bent so far they’re scraping the road. The storyline, be afraid NFL because Brady is about to rip you a new one is everywhere…

NFL London Calling: Proposal To Air All London Games At 9:30 AM

NFL London Calling: Proposal To Air All London Games At 9:30 AM

My radio and fellow Football Nation Senior Writer Dave Holcomb has proposed a common sense plan for an NFL presence in London without basing a franchise there.

The NFL playing games in London has been debated since its creation in 2007. It has been no secret the league’s ultimate goal is to either relocate a franchise or place an expansion team in the English capital. That idea has been met with much criticism due to stadium availability, the hardships of traveling, and other issues…

Cardinals Rout the Cowboys in Dallas: Autopsy of an Upset

Cardinals Rout the Cowboys in Dallas: Autopsy of an Upset

That Tony Romo has been carrying the Dallas Cowboys this season should have been common knowledge. It became obvious after Sunday.

The Arizona Cardinals had the best record in the NFC but were only No. 17 in theQuality Stats Power Rankings going into Sunday’s game in Dallas against the Cowboys. Dallas has been as high as No. 8 in the power rankings this season so it wasn’t unreasonable to see them favorited by four points.

The problem is that point spread would have made a quick U-turn if news that quarterback Tony Romo’s back injury would prevent him from playing had broken earlier than the morning of the game…

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).