Monday, 22 September 2014

NFL Regular Season: Week 3 (SU, v SPR & PROPS picks)


2014-15 NFL REGULAR SEASON: WEEK 3
TEAMS
GAME PICK (SU)
GAME PICK (vSPR)
TB v ATL
ATL
ATL (-6.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
TBay players grimace in physical pain and emotional displeasure as they exit the Georgia Dome sporting their worst defeat of the season.


SD v BUF
SD
SD (+1.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
A last-second short pass TD to resurgent TE Gates pushes San Diego to the surprising road victory.

TEN v CIN
CIN
TEN (+7.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
As responsible as he was for holding the Titans in this matchup, a late INT by TEN QB Locker proves to be the downfall of his club in this showdown.

BAL v CLE
BAL
BAL (-2.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
What on the outset appeared a solid matchup quickly devolves into a Ravens massacre as the sad sack Browns return to their losing ways in dramatic fashion before a soldout crowd.

GB v DET
DET
DET (-1.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
GB QB Rodgers throws a late 4th down short pass to his TE Quarless to extend the chains which is, in turn, dropped to seal the DET home victory.

IND v JAX
IND
IND (-7.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
The Colts rebound from an 0-2 start to the season in a huge way as they exit the field at EverBank Stadium with a walloping win over the simply pathetic division rival Jaguars.

OAK v NE
NE
NE (-14.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
The Raiders backups put their time to good use on the bench as they prep all their starters’ bags & plane tickets for an early trip home after a crushing road loss to an AFC powerhouse.

MIN v NO
NO
MIN (+10.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
The Saints faithful breathe a collective sigh of relief as their club struts off field with a TD win in a showdown that played out much closer than what pundits expected.

HOU v NYG
NYG
NYG (+2.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
As the seconds die out in this ball game, NYG K Brown, on his first FG try of the season, edges out a squeaker of a victory for the home side.

WAS v PHI
PHI
WAS (+7.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
In what proves far from a shocker historically, the Eagles barely eke out a late home side FGM victory in a hard-fought NFC East divisional matchup.

DAL v STL
DAL
DAL (-2.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
Up a TD, ‘Boys QB Romo takes a knee late to clinch his club a second road victory in consecutive weeks, albeit versus some questionable opponents.

SF v ARI
SF
SF (-3.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
An immaculate final minutes offensive drive by the 49ers, spurred on by the legs of QB Kaepernick, solidifies the victory for SF & places the club in a tie for the NFC West division lead with ARI.

KC v MIA
MIA
KC (+4.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
In their first game against a non-division opponent this season, the ‘Fins show enough life to defeat a strong AFC squad from a season past with a FGM+ victory at home.

DEN v SEA
SEA
DEN (+4.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
A late game push by DEN QB Manning to tie the ball game through the air proves fruitful at first but inevitably comes to a crashing halt in the red zone via the soft hands of ‘Hawks S Thomas.

PIT v CAR
PIT
PIT (+3.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
In a scintillating SNF showdown, Steelers QB Roethlisberger, after suffering sacks aplenty throughout the ball game, manages to stand on his feet long enough to heave a late TD pass to wideout Brown for the PIT road victory.

CHI v NYJ
CHI
CHI (+1.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
A tight-knit showcase is eventually capped off in the final minutes of the ball game by the Bears towering wideout tandem of Marshall & Jeffery who put a hurting on the hard-nosed Jets secondary.

PROPS PICKS
TB v ATL
PLAY AWAY: RYAN UN 300.5, S. JACKSON UN 51.5, V. JACKSON UN 70.5, SACKS UN 4.5
STAY AWAY: MCCOWN OV 215.5

GB v DET
PLAY AWAY: RODGERS UN 285.5, COBB UN 72.5, TATE OV 4.5, FGM OV 45.5
STAY AWAY: STAFFORD UN 298.5

SF v ARI
PLAY AWAY: ELLINGTON UN 62.5, CRABTREE UN 70.5, BOLDIN OV 4.5, FGM OV 45.5
STAY AWAY: KAEPERNICK UN 230.5

DEN v SEA
PLAY AWAY: WILSON UN 226.5, BALL UN 65.5, LYNCH OV 78.5, PTR UN 17.5
STAY AWAY: MANNING UN 290.5

PIT v CAR
PLAY AWAY: ROETHLISBERGER UN 260.5, NEWTON OV 220.5, OLSEN UN 62.5, FUMBLES UN 1.5
STAY AWAY: WHEATON UN 4.5

CHI v NYJ
PLAY AWAY: CUTLER UN 270.5, JOHNSON OV 57.5, SACKS UN 5.0, FUMBLES UN 1.5
STAY AWAY: RUSH UN 24.5

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