NFL Picks

  • MAY 8TH, 2015

    NFL Pick: 2015 Washington Redskins Win Total Analysis

    A new head coach did little to change the fortunes of the Washington Redskins in 2014. Jay Gruden’s first year at the helm did not go as planned and there was even talk of firing him very early in the season. Three different quarterbacks started at least four games and none of them had much success. The Redskins finished 29th in point differential and did .....

  • MAY 7TH, 2015

    2015 Denver Broncos Win Total Analysis

    The Denver Broncos are a dangerous team in 2015. Gary Kubiak did a great job with Matt Schaub in Houston and was a very solid offensive coordinator with Baltimore in 2014. How will Kubiak do when he has an elite quarterback in Peyton Manning? Manning’s arm strength has lost a little bit as he has fallen victim to the aging curve, but Kubiak is an excellent.....

  • MAY 7TH, 2015

    NFL Pick: 2015 Kansas City Chiefs Win Total Analysis

    The 2014 season for the Kansas City Chiefs has a lot of perplexing statistics. The offense was 16th in points scored, even though they only turned the ball over 17 times. The defense allowed the second-fewest points in the league, but they were 30th in turnovers with just 14 and had one of the league’s worst yards allowed per carry marks in the NFL. The Ch.....

  • MAY 7TH, 2015

    NFL Pick: 2015 Oakland Raiders Win Total Analysis

    Well, it’s going to be a long season in what could be the final season in Oakland for the Raiders. The Raiders are one of three teams mentioned as a possible tenant for a new stadium in the Los Angeles area. The Chargers and Rams are the other two teams. The Raiders play at O.co Coliseum, which has sewage problems, poor sightlines, and is in dire need of s.....

  • MAY 7TH, 2015

    NFL Pick: 2015 San Diego Chargers Win Total Analysis

    For the fourth time in five seasons, the San Diego Chargers fell short of the playoffs in 2014. Some regression on both sides of the ball and a better AFC conference prevented the Chargers from securing an AFC Wild Card berth with the same record that they had the season before. With nine wins in 2014, the Chargers have failed to win at least 10 games in six.....

  • MAY 7TH, 2015

    The Daily Six Pack May 7

    Thursday is the slowest sports day that we have had in a while. There are no NBA playoff games for the first time this postseason. There are two NHL playoff games, with elimination games for both the Montreal Canadiens and the Minnesota Wild. An abridged Major League Baseball schedule awaits as a handful of teams are using Thursday for some rest or some trav.....

  • MAY 6TH, 2015

    NFL Pick: 2015 Houston Texans Win Total Analysis

    For whatever reason, it seemed to go unnoticed that the Houston Texans improved by seven games last season. A year after going 2-14 and taking Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick, the Houston Texans got very little from Clowney en route to a 9-7 season under first-year head coach Bill O’Brien. The improvement across the board for the Texans was in.....

  • MAY 6TH, 2015

    NFL Pick: 2015 Indianapolis Colts Win Total Analysis

    The Indianapolis Colts season ending in deflating fashion, pardon the pun, with a blowout loss in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots. Rather than focus on the negative, Colts fans should focus on the slew of positives that came out of last season. The Colts got over the hump in the playoffs and played for the right to go to the Super .....

  • MAY 6TH, 2015

    NFL Pick: 2015 Jacksonville Jaguars Win Total Analysis

    Gus Bradley’s job security was called into question after the Jacksonville Jaguars seemed to regress during the 2014 season. A 4-12 record in 2013 was a two-game improvement from the 2012 campaign, but a 3-13 record in 2014 represented a disappointing finish. Even though the record didn’t improve, the talent level on the team certainly did. Blake Bortles.....

  • MAY 6TH, 2015

    NFL Pick: 2015 Tennessee Titans Win Total Analysis

    For their efforts last season, the Tennessee Titans were awarded the second overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. They turned an ugly 2-14 season into a silver lining by drafting Marcus Mariota. In light of this, one would expect to see the Titans improve based on the influx of talent, but this is a team with a very long way to go. They pulled the wool over ev.....

  • MAY 6TH, 2015

    The Gridiron Gambling Report: 2015 NFL Season Preview Part 1

    Tuesday was a glorious day at BangTheBook because The Gridiron Gambling Report returned for its third season. Over the first two seasons, Adam Burke and Cole Ryan have provided excellent NFL betting information on the once-a-week podcast. They got an early start on the season this year by releasing their NFL team-by-team season previews in the month of May. .....

  • MAY 5TH, 2015

    2015 Baltimore Ravens Win Total Analysis

    The Baltimore Ravens had an eventful season. It began with Ray Rice’s knockout punch that caused quite a stir all season long and became a public relations failure of epic proportions. It ended with a trip to the playoffs and a win over the rival Pittsburgh Steelers before a tough loss to the eventual Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in the divisio.....