Monday, 8 September 2014

NFL Regular Season: Week 1 (SU, v SPR & PROPS picks)



2014-15 NFL REGULAR SEASON: WEEK 1
TEAMS
GAME PICK (SU)
GAME PICK (vSPR)
GB v SEA
SEA
SEA (-6.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
Down a TD, GBay offence watches from the bench as SEA QB Wilson takes a knee to seal the ‘Hawks first home victory of the 2014-15 season.


NO v ATL
NO
ATL (+4.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
A near 60-yd FG try to tie the game by ATL K Bryant sails wide right leaving the Falcons 0-1 vs divisional opponents to start the season.

CIN v BAL
BAL
BAL (-1.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
Down two FGs late, a final offensive drive by the Bengals to win the ball game is cut short when CIN QB Dalton’s attempt to find WR Green in the end zone is picked off by the Ravens secondary.

BUF v CHI
CHI
BUF (+7.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
The Bills run game carries their club all the way down field for a late TD-to-tie attempt but QB Manuel’s press play to WR Watkins in the end zone is knocked down to seal the Bears victory.

WAS v HOU
WAS
WAS (+3.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
WAS starters QB RGIII & RB Morris admire from the sidelines their TD+ win as the HOU offence scrambles desperately to throw a late game TD to save face on paper.

TEN v KC
KC
TEN (+3.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
On the heels of some crucial run plays by RB Charles & resounding support from the 12th man, KC kicks a 35+-yd FG late for the Chiefs first home victory of the season.

NE v MIA
NE
NE (-5.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
As the seconds tick down in the 4th, NE Head Coach Belichick fails to crack a smile despite his club trouncing a divisional opponent by a TD+ while on the road.

OAK v NYJ
NYJ
NYJ (-5.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
OAK rookie QB Carr, down a TD late, air mails a pass from midfield to the end zone which is hurriedly knocked down by a bevy of Jets players to seal the youngster’s first road NFL loss.

JAX v PHI
PHI
PHI (-10.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
Jags drag their heels to their dressing room after ending up on the wrong side of a 2 TD+ differential final score.

CLE v PIT
PIT
CLE (+7.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
Experienced PIT K Suisham squeezes a curving kick just inside the uprights at the hardest kicking stadium in all the NFL to seal a nail-biter of a win for a home club that thought they would roll to victory.

MIN v STL
MIN
MIN (+3.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
STL QB Hill fumble-loses the ball on the line whilst leading a late game drive to the end zone clinching the Vikings first road victory of the season.

SF v DAL
SF
SF (-4.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
Even in the dying seconds of the ball game, the Cowboys rush defence simply cannot quell the adept running attack of the 49ers backup halfbacks.

CAR v TB
CAR
CAR (+2.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
Seasoned veteran QB McCown is sacked hard as he stares longingly downfield, finding no open receivers, to seal an important road victory for the divisional opponent Panthers.

IND v DEN
DEN
DEN (-7.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
IND WR Wayne hauls in a reassuring reception to pad his stats late in the game which is by far the only silver lining in this otherwise TD+ victory for home-dominant DEN.

NYG v DET
DET
NYG (+5.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
Peering downfield late in an attempt to pass his club to a game-winning TD, the pocket suddenly collapses around NYG QB Manning, who is sacked hard by DET DE Suh to clinch the Lions an MNF win.

SD v ARI
SD
SD (+3.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
Superchargers RB Matthews, without fumbling in the clutch, actually sets his club up for an easy FG win in OT that is cinched by lights out SD K Novak.

PROPS PICKS
GB v SEA
PLAY AWAY: WILSON UN 230.5, LYNCH OV 85.5, RUSH OV 26.5, FGM OV 45.5
STAY AWAY: RODGERS OV 265.5

NO v ATL
PLAY AWAY: BREES UN 328.5, RYAN UN 294.5, JONES UN 92.5, PTR UN 17.5
STAY AWAY: RUSH OV 24.5

CAR v TB
PLAY AWAY: MCCOWN UN 220.5, FUMBLES UN 1.5, PASS UN 44.5, FGM OV 44.5
STAY AWAY: RUSH UN 23.5

SF v DAL
PLAY AWAY: KAEPERNICK UN 230.5, DAVIS UN 56.5, RUSH OV 25.5, FGM OV 44.5
STAY AWAY: PASS OV 47.5

IND v DEN
PLAY AWAY: MANNING UN 335.5, RICHARDSON UN 44.5, SACKS OV 4.0, FGM OV 45.5
STAY AWAY: HILTON OV 69.5

NYG v DET
PLAY AWAY: MANNING OV 242.5, CRUZ OV 78.5, FUMBLES OV 1.5, RUSH UN 24.5
STAY AWAY: STAFFORD OV 294.5

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