The Greatest NFL Undefeated Teams of All-Time
In the NFL record book there are two categories of streaks, Most Consecutive Games Won and Most Consecutive Games without Defeat, which acknowledges an NFL era when ties were a more common occurrence.
Completing an undefeated season is the Holy Grail for NFL teams and only one has attained it. To remind fans of their accomplishment, that 1972 Miami Dolphins team pops open the bubbly to toast their achievement every season when the final undefeated challenger has fallen.
In 2015, five teams entered Week 7 without a loss, the Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers.
Carolina endured as the last team standing until they stumbled to a 20-13 Week 16 loss to the Atlanta Falcons which halted their season-long march at 15. That number puts the Panthers second in the NFL record book for most consecutive games won in a single season but falls short of the remarkable streaks put together by the following teams. These are the greatest NFL undefeated teams of all-time…
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.”…
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).
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, 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…
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…
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?)…
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.
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…
The 10 Worst Draft Day Trades In NFL History
In the offseason schedule the NFL Draft is the event that generates the most hope in fans. Free agency brings in players that team followers hope will improve a team’s playoff chances but the draft brings in a collection of talent that all hope will be the turning point in their team’s success.
Over the years trades have become an integral part of draft day activities. Teams may have their eye on a player but aren’t in position to draft him, may be pursuing an established player at an important position, or may trade down to receive more picks and add depth to a roster.
Some teams will win but there’s always the chance that one will set back their rebuilding efforts like these did…
Pro Football Hall of Fame: Which Finalists Get Busted In 2015
Tonight the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee announces the 2015 induction class from a list of 18 finalists. According to the rules the hall can elect a minimum of five and a maximum of eight for enshrinement each year.
Only five candidates will be selected from the 15 Modern-Era finalists. Add in the two Contributor Category finalists, Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, plus the one Senior finalist, Mick Tingelhoff, and there could easily be eight new Hall of Fame inductees wearing gold jackets next August.
Who will be the in the group introduced to fans at the Super Bowl tomorrow night? Here’s the rundown from least to most likely…
Top 10 Most Memorable NFC Championship Games
The Championship Sunday showdown is set in the NFC with the Green Bay Packers preparing to invade Seattle to face the Seahawks. The winner gets the ultimate NFL prize, the chance to represent the conference in Super Bowl XLIX.
With an exciting NFC game on the menu for Sunday let’s enjoy an appetizer and look back at 10 of the most memorable AFC Championship games…