coleryan Posts:13293 Followers:19
On 12/21/2013 07:16 AM in NFL

NFL Week 16 Blitz!

Happy Holidays from the NFL Blitz

Every week here at Bang the Book.com we host the NFL Blitz and we break down all of the big games, and post all of the last-minute breaking news to give you the edge on winning NFL games.

This thread will have all the stats, trends,injuries line moves and wiseguy plays that every handicapper can use.

The info starts flowing 3-hours before kickoff and is hands down the best NFL pregame show on the internet!

Cole

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coleryan Posts:13293 Followers:19
12/21/2013 07:19 AM

Recap From last week!

1) Buffalo -2 (W)
2) Houston +5 (L)
3) Dolphins +1 (W)
4) Raiders +4.5 (L)
5) Rams +6.5 (W)

Last Week 3-2, +.80
YTD: 40-32-3, +4.80

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coleryan Posts:13293 Followers:19
12/22/2013 08:10 AM

Just a few hours away from the NFL Blitz! Check us out three hours before kickoff for great information on all of the games today!


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coleryan Posts:13293 Followers:19
12/22/2013 10:01 AM

Welcome to the NFL Blitz for week 16--sit back and enjoy all the info and feel free to chime in!!! The BLITZ STARTS NOW!!

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coleryan Posts:13293 Followers:19
12/22/2013 10:01 AM

First time Miami laying a FG or more on the road in 61 games overall

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coleryan Posts:13293 Followers:19
12/22/2013 10:01 AM

The Giants are 16-0 ATS (10.62 ppg) since September 26, 1999 on the road if not favored by more than nine, when they are facing a team that has allowed at least 12 yards per completion season-to-date.

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coleryan Posts:13293 Followers:19
12/22/2013 10:02 AM

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks (-10.5, 43)

Arizona’s defense ranks seventh in total defense (322.3) and eighth in scoring defense (20.8), and veteran linebacker John Abraham is having a standout campaign with 11.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. Veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is expected to play against the Seahawks despite suffering a concussion last week. Cardinals WR Michael Floyd’s last 24 receptions have all gone for first downs.

Marshawn Lynch is over 1,000 yards for the third straight season and fifth time in his career and rushed for a solid 91 yards in the first meeting with the Cardinals. Arizona leads the NFL in rushing defense (83.2) so yards could be tough to come by in the rematch with the Cardinals, who desperately need a victory. The Seahawks forced eight turnovers while trouncing the Cardinals 58-0 in last season’s meeting in Seattle.

LINE: Seattle opened at -10 but has been bet up a half-point, while the total has dropped two points to 43.
WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the high-40s with a 59 percent chance of rain and wind blowing across the length of the field at 9 mph.
COVERS POWER RANKINGS: Arizona (-3.0) + Seattle (-8.0) + home field (-3.0) = Seahawks -8
TRENDS:

* Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a SU win.
* Seahawks are 7-1 ATS in their last eight December games.
* Over is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings.

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coleryan Posts:13293 Followers:19
12/22/2013 10:02 AM

Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins (+2.5, 43)

Cowboys’ third-down offense vs. Redskins’ third-down defense

The Cowboys shot themselves in the foot – again – with another late-game collapse versus the Packers last weekend. Dallas’ issues are stacked to the roof of AT&T Stadium but perhaps the most glaring problem is its inability to convert on third down. The Cowboys have converted just 35.22 percent of their third downs this season and went a dismal 2-for-9 on third down in the loss to Green Bay. Quick three-and-outs are killing an already weak defense, and the offense hasn’t been able to pick up that slack.

Washington is maybe the only other team in the NFC with more internal issues than the Cowboys at this point. However, the Redskins proved they're going to fight to the finish with a close loss to Atlanta Sunday. The defense isn’t where it was last season but Washington is still doing a good job ushering teams off the field on third down. The Redskins have limited foes to a 34.71 percent success rate on third down and have been even stingier in recent outings, dropping that number to 29.73 percent over the last three games.

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coleryan Posts:13293 Followers:19
12/22/2013 10:02 AM

Will teams tank today?? Tanking team

Jacksonville is in the midst of a race with the St. Louis Rams (who have Washington's pick) and the Oakland Raiders for a Top-3 pick in the NFL draft. With both the Raiders and the Jaguars sitting at 4-10, both teams can't really afford to win another game, especially Jacksonville.

The team has problems filling the stadium thanks to a string of losing seasons in the small Florida market and desperately needs a franchise player to draw crowds. The Jaguars are 5-point home underdogs hosting Tennessee Sunday.

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coleryan Posts:13293 Followers:19
12/22/2013 10:03 AM

Injuries to watch

Peyton Hillis, RB, New York Giants (Out, concussion)

While the Giants have been mathematically eliminated, the Lions still have a fighting chance to make the post-season. While Detroit needs tons of help, it is still necessary to win their remaining two games. Wide receiver Victor Cruz and running back Peyton Hillis have been ruled out for Sunday for injury related reasons. Offensive lineman David Diehl and wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan are questionable for Sunday. The 30th ranked scoring offense will definitely struggle scoring more than their averaged 17.9 points. The Giants play the fourth ranked rushing defense allowing an average of 98.6 yards per game. The Lions actually have something to play for and will likely show up Sunday at home.

The Giants are 9-point underdogs on the road against the Lions. The total is 49.

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