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 Top 10 Greatest NFL Head Coaches of All Time
On the surface, compiling a list of the 10 all-time greatest NFL head coaches sounds fairly easy to accomplish. There are 22 coaches enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That group can be reduced to a top 10 list but that option leaves a couple of important names out of consideration.
Judging solely on the basis of regular season or playoff wins short-changes coaches who built their careers in first 40-years of the NFL when 12-game schedules were the norm and the only playoff was the title game between the winners of the Eastern and Western Divisions to.
What earns a coach a place as one of the 10 greatest is on-field success combined with leadership ability, talent for innovation and their continuing impact on the NFL…
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…
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…
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…