Recapping my Five (5) Favourite Point Spread Betting Lines for Week Seven (7) of the 2013 NFL Football Season.
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Week Seven Result: 1-4
After Seven Weeks: 12-22-1
My, my how fast things can change. After five weeks I was sitting around .500 with an 11-13-1 record but have quickly gone downhill since thanks to a 0-5 record last week and going just 1-4 this week. Like I said last week, if this keeps up you can just pick against my picks for some wins, or perhaps I can still turn this boat around.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +7.5 @ Atlanta Falcons: TB 23 – 31 ATL, LOSS
Close, but no cigar. The Buccaneers lost by exactly 8 points to the Jones and White-less Atlanta Falcons. Buccs QB Glennon was sacked and fumbled the ball that was returned for a touchdown on the team’s first possession, giving the Falcons a lead they held the rest of the game. I actually thought the Buccaneers were going to end up covering the spread in the fourth quarter as they had the ball quite a few times, but they only managed to score field goals.
New England Patriots -3.5 @ New York Jets: NE 27 – 30 NYJ, LOSS
I’m not going to talk about the penalty and ensuing field goal that won the game for the Jets, since it did not affect the point spread out come, I am going to focus on the struggles of the Patriots. I am having a lot of trouble figuring out the Patriots. They beat a more talented Saints team two weeks ago at home but lose a close one to the Jets on the road. The loss came despite the Patriots twice having the ball fairly deep in the Jets territory but both times being held to field goals. Brady only has one touchdown pass in his last three games including none in this one even though he finally had Rob Gronkowski back in the lineup. It is going to be a tough game to predict next week when the Pats take on the Dolphins who just lost at home following the bye to Thad Lewis and the Bills.
San Diego Chargers @ Jacksonville Jaguars +8.5: SD 24 – 6 JAC, LOSS
Man oh man are the Jaguars ever a futile team. In the teams three home games this season they are yet to score a touchdown. What a sad franchise at the moment; what are the fans supposed to cheer for? The Chargers ran for a first quarter touchdown that was enough for the win as the Jaguars only managed a pair of field goals. The Chargers would go on to add a pair of touchdowns and a field goal to easily cover the 9-point spread. The Jaguars have lost every game this season by double-digits.
Cincinnati Bengals @ Detroit Lions -2.5: CIN 27 – 24 DET, LOSS
It was a very evenly matched back an forth game between the Bengals and Lions, a pair of teams that can be very up and down themselves. Unfortunately for me and my picks, the home team did not end up playing the better game. A lame attempt from the Lions punter game Dalton and the Bengals a short field in the final moments of the game which they capitalized on, otherwise the Lions could have had a chance to win this game and cover the spread in overtime. But alas, they did not and I am 0-4 this week with one game left.
Cleveland Browns @ Green Bay Packers -10.0: CLE 13 – 31 GB, WIN
Despite being without James Jones and Randall Cobb, Aaron Rodgers was excellent against the Browns throwing for 260 yards and three touchdowns. The Browns on the other hand were awful, specifically QB Brandon Weedon who completed just 17 of his 42 attempts for 149 yards, an interception and a fourth quarter touchdown that meant nothing. The Packers continued to look great when playing at home and continued to utilize Eddie Lacy in the running game and their secondary is playing surprisingly well. Weedon was so bad that Jason Campbell has been named the teams starter for this coming weekend.