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.

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.

Kurt’s Annual NFL Prediction Spectacular

Now that fantasy drafts have been completed (I think), I can get down to prognosticating the final win-loss records for all 32 NFL teams for 2014.

People continue to warn me against posting such predictions, since it only opens one up to ridicule come December.

All of this is true. But what is the fun of not making educated guesses and a writer putting his or her rear end on the line? Weather forecasters make a living off this daily.

NFL Week 16 Against the Spread picks – Holiday wish edition

With the Thursday Night schedule mercifully over, I am able wait an extra day to unveil my Week 16 Against the Spread picks.

This week’s theme is holiday gift wishes for each NFL team.

Week 15 NFL Against The Spread Picks

Eight hundred and fifty-nine points.

That is nearly 27 points per team from a record-setting Week 14. That number is specially amazing considering one game was played in a freak blizzard and four others were played on snow covered fields, and that doesn’t even count the Arctic conditions in Denver and Chicago.

Week 14 Against The Spread Picks – Fantasy Football Playoff Edition

It is fantasy football playoff time. For many fans, it means devoting even more cognitive processes to America’s most beloved sporting empire.

This weeks picks include a bombardment of important stats to help you survive into Week 15, along with heaping portions of breathtaking propaganda.

NFL Week 9 Against The Spread picks – Employee of The month edition

The midway point of the 2013 NFL season arrives with Week 9, as all teams will have at least half the schedule complete at the close of business Monday night.

San Francisco 49ers: Was trading Alex Smith a bad move?

It was one game. Colin Kaepernick had one bad game in Week 2 of the 2013 NFL season. But, it was emblematic of the bigger picture of what is happening to the read-option and running quarterbacks in the NFL.

2013 NFL Predictions: NFC East Preview

The NFC East remains one of pro football’s more evenly balanced divisions in the NFL.

No team has repeated as this division’s champion since the Philadelphia Eagles in 2003 and 2004. Plus all four teams have rotated at taking the NFC East in each of the past four seasons.

Washington Redskins: Mike Shanahan confirms Robert Griffin III will start Week 1

The Washington Redskins and their fans have been on edge for months wondering if their franchise quarterback would be ready to start the 2013 NFL season. On Monday they got their answer.

2013 fantasy football rankings: quarterbacks

Fantasy freaking Football. That’s what Midwest Sports Fans founder Jerod Morris says each year as the calendar turns to July. Just two months before the NFL kicks off, this is definitely fantasy football season.

Early two-round 2013 Fantasy Football mock draft

Robert Griffin is this year’s Adrian Peterson scenario. In a world where nothing happens to his knee at the end of last season, Griffin is a first-round pick and arguably the first QB off the board.

But Griffin is coming off a knee injury. All the propaganda says Griffin is way, way ahead of schedule and will be good to go Week One. But the last time the Adidas hype machine pushed someone who sustained a serious knee injury in the playoffs, things did not work so well. Griffin could end up like Adrian Peterson and perform like nothing ever happen, or he could be like Derrick Rose and miss much of the season.

Obviously Griffin’s final fantasy draft position will hinge on his progress during camp. By mid-August the picture should be much clearer.

Mike Shanahan: Robert Griffin III won’t play unless he’s 100 percent

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan took a lot of flack for playing rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III while he was not completely healthy last season. In the end, RG3 ended up getting hurt even worse as a result, tearing his right ACL, which required reconstructive surgery.

Washington Redskins Ultimate Franchise Player

The final writing determines the Washington Redskins UFP over 80 years of franchise history. Since I decided to go with a 43-entrant field in my recent Titans/Oilers piece since Jerry Glanville dabbled with the stock cars, then I definitely got to do another list for Coach Joe Giggs – who is the Bo Jackson/two sport legend of management. Gibbs has been in the NFL Hall of Fame since 1996, I would expect him to make the NASCAR Hall as well in the near future.

And besides, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been known to ask for Redskins scores to his crew chief during races. No word on whether Robert Griffin III has ever asked for the up to the minute running order of the Helluvagood 400 during the two minute warning.

Here is my final UFP countdown, does that second defensive back get in, or do I go old, old, school…

RG3 Injury Blame Game: Who’s At Fault For Robert Griffin’s Latest Injury?

The Washington Redskins lost in the NFL Playoff and also needlessly risked the career of Robert Griffin III. How much is coach Mike Shanahan to blame?