coleryan Posts:16234 Followers:21
12/09/2012 10:40 AM

Miami at San Francisco (-10.5, 39)

The Dolphins have dropped four of five but played well in the past two weeks, beating the Seahawks and losing by seven to the Patriots. Miami will be without LT Jake Long, the former No. 1 overall pick who suffered a torn triceps last week. The controversial switch from Alex Smith to Colin Kaepernick at quarterback hit its first speed bump in the overtime loss to St. Louis. Kaepernick committed a huge blunder when his errant pitch led to the tying touchdown with three minutes remaining. He was also sacked three times but ran for 84 yards and threw for 208 yards to earn his fourth consecutive start this Sunday. The 49ers are allowing a league-low 14.3 points per game but the Dolphins are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games against teams with winning records.

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coleryan Posts:16234 Followers:21
12/09/2012 10:41 AM

Hard to believe: Panthers are 0-for-13 on coin tosses (including overtime). The odds of losing 13 straight coin tosses? 1 in 8,192

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coleryan Posts:16234 Followers:21
12/09/2012 10:41 AM

REASON #1873 why being an NFL QB is pretty cool

Chad Henne of the Jags

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coleryan Posts:16234 Followers:21
12/09/2012 10:42 AM

New Orleans at New York Giants (-4.5, 53)

The last two weeks have been a disaster for the Saints, with QB Drew Brees throwing a total of seven interceptions in losses to the 49ers and Falcons. Brees was picked off five times and did not have a touchdown pass in a 23-13 loss at Atlanta on Nov. 29, breaking his NFL-record string of 54 straight games with at least one TD pass. The Saints need to win all four of their remaining games to have a shot at a postseason berth and still have games against playoff hopefuls Tampa Bay and the Dallas. New York will lean on running backs Ahmad Bradshaw and David Wilson against the New Orleans run defense. The New Orleans rushing defense has been dreadful, allowing opposing backs to shred them for an average of 153.8 yards this season. The home team is 7-1 ATS in their last eight meetings.

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coleryan Posts:16234 Followers:21
12/09/2012 10:42 AM

Atlanta at Carolina +3.5

Coach Smith 32-16 ATS as favorite

Only 3 teams better net YPP than Panthers.
Atlanta: gain 5.5 yards per play on offense. Gives up 5.5 yards per play on defense.

No team has a better record than Atlanta
but Vegas considers 7 other teams to actually be better.

Carolina: lost only 2 games by more than 6-points this season.

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coleryan Posts:16234 Followers:21
12/09/2012 10:42 AM

Indianapolis Colts have just eight takeaways, the fewest in the NFL this 2012 season.

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coleryan Posts:16234 Followers:21
12/09/2012 10:42 AM

Falcons have best record in NFL, but Vegas considers 7 teams better. Panthers lost only 2 gms by > 6-points this season.

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coleryan Posts:16234 Followers:21
12/09/2012 10:45 AM

TEBOW WATCH

Tebow on the field throwing some short passes. No word on whether he's active yet

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coleryan Posts:16234 Followers:21
12/09/2012 10:46 AM

Mark Sanchez back at QB for Jets, who have never won in Jacksonville (0-3 all-time)

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coleryan Posts:16234 Followers:21
12/09/2012 10:47 AM

The Titans and Chargers would be eliminated from playoff contention with losses today.

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