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?)…
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…
The Championship Sunday showdown is set in the AFC as the New England Patriots host the Indianapolis Colts for the ultimate NFL prize, the chance to represent the conference in Super Bowl XLIX.
With an exciting game on the menu for Sunday let’s start the week with a satisfying appetizer and look back at 10 of the most memorable AFC Championship games…
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…
Football Nation’s Monday Morning Huddle: East Meets West
Football Nation proudly presents the 25th episode in season three of “Monday Morning Huddle” with host Dave Holcomb. East met west in Week 14 in the NFL with the Seahawks traveling to the City of Brotherly Love to duel with the Eagles and the Patriots flew in sunny southern California to tangle with the Chargers. The road team won each, nearly by the same score, as the final score read East 1, West 1. Holcomb breaks down all the action of the two games.
Also on this week’s show, FN Senior Writer Tom Pollin guest stars in the second segment to discuss the direction of the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears. Both franchises seem to be heading in opposite directions, and Pollin offers his best advice in fixing the ailing Bears…
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