NFL Week 12 Against The Spread Picks: Lake Effect Edition

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On the heels of last week’s hugely successful Polar Vortex edition of Against The Spread we bring you the even harsher Lake Effect version.

If you happen to be hunkered down in a western New York snow cave while reading this, don’t fear. Not only do I bring you successful picks, but also the best FanDuel plays for Week 12.

Melvin Gordon, Packers combine for memorable weekend

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In Gene Rayburn style, a local radio station asked the following Sunday morning via Facebook:

“Melvin Gordon’s record-breaking 408 yard rushing day is the greatest athletic performance since ________.”

Many answered Aaron Rodgers throwing six touchdowns in the first half six days earlier. Gordon’s historic Saturday remained the greatest event until Rodgers stepped back onto Lambeau Field less than 24 hours later.

FanDuel NFL lineup advice (Week 11) – Blue By You

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Looking for the best Week 11 investments in the wildly popular FanDuel contest? We provide some recommended plays, along with dark horses and some players I might shy away from.

NFL Week 11 Against The Spread Picks: Polar Vortex Edition

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The first Polar Vortex of the season has descended onto the NFL world. That only means one thing: big boy football has begun.

NFL Week 10 Against The Spread Picks: Separation Sunday Edition

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A quick look at the NFL standings suggests a mad stretch run to the playoffs begins in Week 10.

Week 9 NFL Against The Spread: Mid-Term Edition

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As the calendar turns to November and the cold starts to carry some bite, the NFL’s contenders will separate themselves from the pretenders. At the season’s halfway point, this weeks Against The Spread continues to evaluate trends along with other interesting nuggets.

Green Bay Packers: Is It Time to Stress Out Over 2014 Team?

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I have a very special message for Packers Nation. It contains five letters: P – A – N – I – C.

Week 8 NFL Against The Spread: Raiders Chase ‘Perfection’

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At least any talk about an undefeated season in the NFL ended early this year, as no team made it as far as 4-0.

But the Oakland Raiders still have a shot at going 0-16. I don’t see the excitement in it since the Detroit Lions pulled off the feat just six years ago.

NFL Against The Spread Picks Week 7: Cinderella Edition

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Normally I do not cross into the baseball world while doing my weekly football piece, but I have to give props to the Kansas City Royals. I did predict them to make the playoffs (at 89-73, thank you very much), but their historic run through the postseason was even beyond my expectation.

Week 6 NFL Against The Spread Predictions: Hot Seat Edition

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The 2014 season is barely a quarter of the way through, but the NFL has already seen its first coaching casualty in Oakland.

Since speculating and wishing for coaches to be dumped is a passion of many fans and writers, this week’s Against The Spread speculates on those sitting on the hot seat, or with eyes wandering to their next destination.

NFL Week 5 Against The Spread Picks: Employees of the Month

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Against all better judgment, I have elected to do another special Employee Of The Month edition of Against The Spread.

Defending Derek Jeter’s Career

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There are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics.

There are also computers and the opinions of Keith Olbermann.

I actually agree with most of Olbermann’s near-seven minute rant on the nauseating year-long celebration of Derek Jeter, the parting gifts received at 18 ballparks and during the 2014 All-Star Game.

NFL Week 4 Against The Spread Picks

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I had a very good Week 3, going 12-4 and now sit at 27-21 on the season. Maybe this a good time to bow out.

NFL Week 3 Against The Spread Picks

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Robert Griffin III, Jamal Charles, Adrian Peterson, Knowshon Moreno, A.J. Green, Ryan Mathews, Doug Martin and Vernon Davis.

The attrition, epidemic of injuries and other issues has turned the NFL upside down in the last fortnight.

This week’s Against The Spread picks includes analysis plus fantasy and other ramifications moving forward.

NFL Week 2 Against The Spread Picks

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This wasn’t what CBS and the NFL Network had in mind for their much hyped Thursday Night Football debut, as Baltimore stands at the epicenter of the Ray Rice/Roger Goodell fecal storm. By this point Keith Olbermann has called for the resignations of Goodell, Ozzie Newsome and practically everyone else in position of authority in […]