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Line moves: Opened Pats minus-7, currently Pats minus-9
Books says: "It seems like New England can cover against any team and score at will, and it's hard to bet against them. Miami is a funny team; the wiseguys were all over this team the first three or four weeks of the season. They saw a decent defensive team with a QB that wasn't going to kill them and would be competitive. But they have consistently gotten worse over the season and, after weeks of making money on them, professionals see them as a bet against. They rode him for a few weeks and cashed some tickets, and then dropped him."
If you want to know how the Green Bay Packers' starting offensive line is doing this week, you'll have to ask someone other than the starting offensive line.
They're not talking.
Four of the five linemen have not been talking at all this week and the fifth, C Jeff Saturday, limited his comments to a reporter Thursday to a sentence or two as he walked out of the locker room. On Friday, he chatted with reporters but didn't do any interviews.
Clearly there was an organized effort not to speak with the media.
got a late start to this last week with all of the other info but wanted to post my picks, for those fans that love to follow them! (thanks mom!)
1. Chiefs +5
I liked the Chiefs before the tragedy and I like them even more now. The choice to play this game was the players choice. They will bring emotion to this game, and who are the Panthers to be a road favorite against anyone?
Arizona Cardinals at New York Jets (-4.5, 36.5)
Cardinals’ chaotic defense vs. Jets’ sloppy play
Arizona is on the verge of matching a franchise-long losing streak, dropping seven in a row heading into Week 13. Despite that winless drought, the Cardinals have never been truly blown out in any of those defeats. Arizona’s aggressive blitz-heavy defense has kept things respectable, allowing an average of just under 24 points per game during this slide – not bad when you consider things like a four-interception day from QB Ryan Lindley in a loss to St. Louis last week.
The Cardinals defense thrives on chaos, sitting fifth in sacks (30), fourth in interceptions (15) and has recovered eight of their 12 forced fumbles. That’s the perfect storm for the Jets, the poster boys for NFL Films’ Football Follies. New York had two fumbles returned for scores on back-to-back possessions and watched five turnovers translate into 35 points for New England on Thanksgiving. It’s gotten so bad that head coach Rex Ryan made up some instructional videos on how to protect the football this week. If all else fails, at least Rex will have more than enough footage for a kick-ass bloopers reel.