NFL Against The Spread Week 17: Last Call Edition

It all comes down to this, one last Sunday to close the 2014 NFL regular season.

With most fantasy seasons now completed attention this Sunday focuses on daily games, with several strategies in play and all 32 teams in action.

NFL Against The Spread Week 16: Holiday Edition

Picking games in the final two weeks of the NFL regular season tends to be less complicated as teams have different agendas heading towards the end of the year.

NFL Against The Spread Week 15: Rivalry Week Edition

In recent years Week 17 has been designated for divisional play, but this season, Week 15 provides a preview with 11 divisional games, 10 of which have playoff implications.

And I have gained some separation from the .500 level, this is always a good time to finish strong.

Week 14 NFL Against The Spread: Contenders and Pretenders

Unlike the charade that will envelop college football this weekend, it is sheer wins and losses that will determine the NFL playoff field during the next four weeks.

There will be no 12-person committee sitting behind closed doors to determine who is worthy of championship contention. All division winners (even the NFC South) and two wild cards from each conference get in. Style points and who teams played will not matter.

NFL Week 13 Against The Spread Picks – Feast Mode Edition

With all the byes now complete, 80 games remain over the final five weeks of the 2014 football season. Just in time for Thanksgiving, some of the NFL biggest turkeys have brought their act to the buffet table. And then there is the curious tale of the NFC South.

NFL Week 12 Against The Spread Picks: Lake Effect Edition

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.

NFL Week 11 Against The Spread Picks: Polar Vortex Edition

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

NFL Week 4 Against The Spread Picks

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

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.