All posts by Donald Phillips
SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2011
College Football Week 3 Review
Betting on college football's Top 25 didn't get do anybody much good this past weekend, as many ranked teams had problems covering pointspreads. But taking the biggest of favorites turned a profit, as most of those tagged with the largest lines proved themselves worthy. Teams ranked in the USA Today's Top 25 went 17-4 straight-up vs. unranked teams in Wee.....
AUGUST 18TH, 2011
2011 Baltimore Ravens Team Preview and Prediction
The Baltimore Ravens are perennial playoff contenders, but as of late they have not been able to get over the hump and back to the Super Bowl. One reason for that has been their failure to stretch the field on offense, and another is that they've had to play exclusively on the road the last three postseasons. So this year Baltimore is looking to get a bit mo.....
AUGUST 16TH, 2011
2011 Pittsburgh Steelers Team Preview and Prediction
The Pittsburgh Steelers somewhat unexpectedly won the AFC championship last year for the third time in the last six seasons. But the last couple of times Pittsburgh has played as the defending champs things haven't gone too well. Last year most sportsbooks sent the Steelers off at right around 5/2 to win the AFC North and 10/1 to win the AFC, with a regul.....
AUGUST 14TH, 2011
2011 Minnesota Vikings Team Preview and Prediction
The 2010 NFL season was a disaster for the Minnesota Vikings, in more ways than one. But are the Vikes really as bad as they looked last year? Heading into '10 Minnesota, a season after losing the conference championship game in overtime, was fully expected to once again contend for the conference crown. Most sportsbooks sent the Vikes off last year at ri.....
AUGUST 14TH, 2011
2011 Cincinnati Bengals Team Preview and Prediction
There may be some teams out there with worse records over certain recent spans than the Cincinnati Bengals, but you'd be hard-pressed to name a more fucked-up football franchise than the Bungles. Cincy has actually made the playoffs a couple of times over the last five seasons, only to make quick exits. Then, just when you think the Bengals might become a.....
AUGUST 14TH, 2011
2011 Cleveland Browns Team Preview and Prediction
The Cleveland Browns haven't had much success since getting a rebirth as a franchise 12 years ago. In that time Cleveland has posted two winning records and made the playoffs once. And while they seem to be putting something together, the Brownies are now on their third head coach in the last three seasons, which means another rebuilding season is on the way.....
AUGUST 13TH, 2011
2011 Detriot Lions Team Prediction and Preview
The Detroit Lions and their fans have been starved for a winner, and after 10 straight losing seasons the table looks like it's set. Detroit has apparently accumulated the requisite talent and a little experience, as they advanced from 0-16 in 2008 to 6-10 last year. Now, according to a good percentage of folks who follow these kinds of things, all the Lions.....
AUGUST 10TH, 2011
2011 Green Bay Packers Prediction and Preview
For a team that was considered a Super Bowl contender before the season started and then won the Big One, 2010 was a roller coaster of a season for the Green Bay Packers. The Pack began last season getting right around 11/1 at most online sportsbooks to win the Super Bowl. But going into the last couple of weeks of the season the Packers sat at 8-6 (all .....
AUGUST 9TH, 2011
2011 Chicago Bears Preview and Prediction
The Chicago Bears won 11 games last year to take NFC North title and hosted the NFC championship game. But in the end we were left wondering just how good the Bears actually were. Their offense struggled, especially along the line, the running game sputtered, their QB got sacked a lot, and they had to rely on special teams and the defense to an unhealthy deg.....
AUGUST 4TH, 2011
Indians Search of a Split in Boston
The Cleveland Indians led the American League's Central Division for much of this season, but they've hit some tough times recently, and now are just trying to stay in contention. Thursday night the Tribe will be looking to salvage a split of a four-game series in Boston against the AL East-leading Red Sox (7:10 pm Eastern). Cleveland won the opener of th.....