miners26 Posts:103 Followers:0
11/06/2011 11:27 AM

nice write ups, interested to see how this the Fins play today after giving last week's W away

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11/06/2011 11:56 AM

Sunday, November 6

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Miami - 1:00 PM ET Miami +4 500
Kansas City - ( Under 40.5 500 TOTAL OF THE DAY )

Tampa Bay - 1:00 PM ET Tampa Bay +9 500
New Orleans - Under 50.5 500

Atlanta - 1:00 PM ET Indianapolis +6.5 500
Indianapolis - Under 45 500

Cleveland - 1:00 PM ET Cleveland +10.5 500
Houston - Over 41 500

N.Y. Jets - 1:00 PM ET Buffalo -2.5 500
Buffalo - Under 45 500

San Francisco - 1:00 PM ET San Francisco -4 500
Washington - Under 37.5 500

Seattle - 1:00 PM ET Seattle +11 500
Dallas - Over 45 500

Cincinnati - 4:05 PM ET Cincinnati +1.5 500
Tennessee - Over 41.5 500

Denver - 4:05 PM ET Oakland -7 500
Oakland - Under 42.5 500

N.Y. Giants - 4:15 PM ET N.Y. Giants +9 500
New England - Under 51 500

St. Louis - 4:15 PM ET ( Arizona -2.5 500 POD )
Arizona - Under 41.5 500

Green Bay - 4:15 PM ET Green Bay -5.5 500
San Diego - Under 50.5 500

Baltimore - 8:20 PM ET Pittsburgh -3 500
Pittsburgh - Over 41.5 500

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11/07/2011 05:47 PM

Update For Monday Night's Bears At Eagles

The Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles have very little wiggle room in their battle for a playoff spot down the stretch, and both need this win Monday night in Philadelphia to keep pace in the NFC.

After opening as a 7-point favorite at home, the Philadelphia Eagles were eventually bet all the way up to about a 9-point favorite at many books. The line movement seems to have enticed Chicago backers to take the points. While some books are still posting a 9-point spread with additional chalk on the Bears, most books have settled on Philadelphia as a 7 ½ or 8-point favorite.

Two of the major pieces of Philadelphia’s blowout 34-7 win over Dallas, LeSean McCoy and Brent Celek, both missed practice Thursday. Both are still probable to play Sunday; McCoy left practice with a stomach flu and Celek was out with a hip contusion. While McCoy should be fully recovered by Sunday, Celek’s injury is worth keeping in mind. He’ll certainly play through the pain, but a painful hip contusion could limit his mobility. Celek led the team in receptions (seven) and receiving yards (94) last week.

Chicago still hasn’t decided whether or not rookie offensive tackle Gabe Carimi, out since Week 2 with a knee injury, will start, but the Bears are ready to plug Earl Bennett right back in at wide receiver. Bennett had also been out since Week 2 (chest injury), and his return should give the Bears’ offense a big boost. Not only is he Chicago’s most experienced wideout, but he also has a rapport with Jay Cutler and is a trusted target on third down. Chicago is currently 29th in the league on third down, converting just 29.9 percent of the time.

Andy Reid improved to 13-0 coming off of a bye week in last week’s impressive win, but the question that will be answered this week is whether or not that was just one great game plan or a sign of things to come moving forward. Philadelphia’s only other wins of the season came in the season opener against St. Louis and in an ugly turnover-laden game against Washington. McCoy rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns last week; can he have another big day against a Chicago defense that prides itself on stopping the run (ranked 12th with 108.7 rushing yards against per game)?

Weather reports still indicate clear skies on Monday, with a temperature of 62 during the day cooling down to 49 come game time at 8:30 p.m. (ET).

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11/07/2011 05:50 PM

MNF - Bears at Eagles

November 6, 2011

The Week 9 card in the NFL wraps up at Lincoln Financial Field as the Eagles look to reach the .500 mark against the Bears. Philadelphia (3-4) actually enters this game with a record worse than Chicago (4-3), but Andy Reid's club is a healthy touchdown favorite. The Eagles still have work to do in the NFC East, but the groundwork for a comeback has already been laid down.

Philadelphia destroyed Dallas in a must-win spot last Sunday night at the Linc, 34-7 as three-point favorites. The Eagles cruised to a 24-0 halftime advantage, thanks to a pair of Michael Vick touchdown passes. The domination was felt in plenty of statistical categories, including time of possession (42 minutes for the Eagles), first downs (31-12 in favor of Philadelphia), and yardage (495-267). Probably the biggest victory for the Eagles was another division win, improving their record to 2-1 inside the NFC East.

The Bears are quietly hanging in the NFC Wild Card race after knocking off the Buccaneers in London two weeks ago, 24-18. Matt Forte continues to be one of the top offensive forces in the league after rushing for 145 yards and a touchdown, while the Bears' defense intercepted Josh Freeman four times. Chicago has helped out its cause for tiebreakers inside the Wild Card chase with victories over Tampa Bay and Atlanta, which will be important when late December rolls around.

The weapons are well-known in the Philadelphia arsenal offensively, but its defense has stepped up over the last two weeks. The Eagles allowed nearly 30 ppg during their four-game losing streak, but have given up just 20 points total in wins over the Redskins and Cowboys. The test will come against a Bears' team that doesn't dominate from a yardage perspective, ranking in the middle of the league at 337.4 yards/game.

Lovie Smith's club is responsible for plenty of big plays from all three phases, which makes the yardage ranking misleading. The Bears' defense and special teams has combined for four touchdowns, including a pair of returns for scores from Devin Hester. Chicago has struck six times on plays of 40 or more yards through the first seven games, while Philadelphia's big-time offense has compiled seven such plays of more than 40 yards.

The Bears knocked off the Eagles last November at Soldier Field, 31-26 as three-point home 'dogs. This game had plenty of twists and turns, as the Eagles had an opportunity to take the lead at halftime, but a Vick interception in the red zone led to a Chicago touchdown in the final two minutes. The Bears led 21-13 at the half, then put the game away with a Jay Cutler touchdown pass two minutes into the third quarter. Philadelphia scored late to make the final score look respectable, but that victory by the Bears was their fourth in a row en route to a division title.

Chicago is making its first trip to the City of Brotherly Love since 2007, when the Bears shocked the Eagles, 19-16 as 5 ½-point underdogs. The two teams exchanged a handful of field goals through the first three quarters, but Brian Griese's late touchdown to Muhsin Muhammad gave Chicago its first win in the series since 1995.

The Eagles own a 3-4 ATS record this season as the formula is simple: when Philadelphia wins, it covers the spread. However, the Eagles have struggled in the role as a substantial favorite this season as they have failed to cover in home losses to the Giants and 49ers when laying at least nine points. Under Reid, the Eagles are 1-5 ATS the last six times as a favorite of at least 6 ½ points, dating back to the end of the 2009 season.

The Bears compiled a 4-1 ATS mark as a road underdog last season, but haven't cashed in that role in 2011 with losses at New Orleans and Detroit. Chicago has responded well off a road win recently with a 5-2 ATS ledger since September of 2009. The number to pay attention to with the Bears comes from the totals department, as Chicago is 10-5 to the 'over' the last 15 contests.

Philadelphia is listed as a 7 ½-point favorite, while the number is sitting at eight at several sportsbooks. The total is steady at 47, as the temperatures will not be a factor in the mid-50's. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN and kicks off at 8:30 PM EST.

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11/07/2011 05:52 PM

Week 9 Preview: Bears at Eagles



Kickoff: Monday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
Line: Philadelphia -8, Total: 47

The Eagles are flying high after crushing rival Dallas 34-7 on Sunday night, but they could certainly be grounded on Monday night by a well-rested Chicago team.

Philadelphia seems to have things figured out after a slow start to the year. Last week, the Eagles blew out a Cowboys team that defended them similarly to how the Bears did in Chicago last November, taking away the deep ball and forcing Philly to sustain drives against them. The Eagles didn’t turn it over once last week, and they’re 3-0 SU and ATS when turning it over two or fewer times this season. And although Chicago picked off four passes in its last game against Tampa Bay, the team only forced five turnovers in its previous five games. Expect a confident PHILADELPHIA team to win and cover in front of a raucous crowd on Monday night.

This three-star FoxSheets trend also backs the Eagles:

Play On - Favorites (PHILADELPHIA) - off a win against a division rival, when playing on Monday night. (51-19 since 1983.) (72.9%, +30.1 units. Rating = 3*).

Last November the Bears halted Philly’s Michael Vick-fueled momentum with a 31-26 home win, using a ball-control offense and taking advantage of sloppy field conditions that slowed Vick and the speedy Eagles. QB Jay Cutler threw four touchdown passes in that game, but he has only 4 TD passes in his past four games this season. Cutler’s passer rating on the road (76.0, 6.3 YPA) is much lower than his efficiency at home (91.9, 8.4 YPA). One player that has been tremendous no matter where the Bears have played is RB Matt Forte. He already has 1,091 yards from scrimmage (156 YPG), and has rushed for 553 yards on 6.2 YPC over the past four weeks.

The Bears have allowed more than 200 passing yards in all seven games this season, surrendering 272 passing YPG, which ranks 28th in the league. But the run-stop unit has been downright nasty the past two weeks, holding an Adrian Peterson-led Minnesota team to 53 yards, then limiting Tampa Bay to 30 yards on 11 carries in the last game.

Although Michael Vick gets most of the publicity, the Eagles best offensive player has been LeSean McCoy, who leads the NFL with 108 rushing YPG and ranks third in the league with 5.6 yards per carry. McCoy has eight carries of 20+ yards and has 10 total touchdowns, scoring in all seven games this year. Vick, who leads the NFL with 8.1 YPC, has thrown eight interceptions already this year, after tossing just 6 INT in 12 games last season. Vick has lost all four career starts versus Chicago, but he played pretty well against the Bears last year with 333 passing yards, 2 TD, 1 INT and 44 rushing yards. However, the Eagles came away with just 16 points from their five red-zone trips against Chicago. They’ve been shaky in the red zone again this year, with just 4.31 points per drive on 35 red-zone drives.

Philly’s front seven has played much better in back-to-back wins, sacking Tony Romo four times last week. And considering Cutler was sacked more than any QB in the league last year (52) and has already hit the turf 21 time in seven games in 2011, look for the Eagles to employ a heavy dose of blitzing on Monday night. The Eagles defense has held strong in the past three weeks, limiting opponents to a mere 295 total YPG.

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11/07/2011 05:53 PM


Monday, November 7

Tale of the tape: Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles

Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles (-8, 47)


The Eagles boast the league’s No. 1 overall offense and rushing attack, paced by Mike Vick and LeSean McCoy. They’re averaging 6.6 yards per play and McCoy is ripping off 5.6 yards per rush, while Vick checks in at 8.3 yards per scamper. Philly also has a number of dangerous receiving threats with Jeremy Maclin, DeSean Jackson and Jason Avant all topping 400 receiving yards already.

Philadelphia’s main offensive issues are turnovers and red zone efficiency. The Eagles lead the league with 17 turnovers and have only 16 touchdowns in 35 opportunities inside the 20-yard line. However, they picked up four of those TDs in last week’s blowout of Dallas.

Chicago ranks in the middle of the pack in most offensive categories while averaging 24.3 points per game. Even though Matt Forte’s contract battle with the Bears doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon, he continues to be the team’s offensive workhorse. He has already cracked 1000 all-purpose yards this year and averages 5.4 yards per rush and 11 yards per catch.

Jay Cutler owns a 84.0 QB rating and is completing 59.1 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns and six interceptions this season. Chicago’s offensive line has been better recently, but the Bears still struggle to convert on third down. Their success rate sits at only 29.9 percent heading into this one.

Edge: Eagles


Chicago’s defense ranks 23rd overall and 28th against the pass. The Bears’ secondary is still a work in progress, but while it takes a lot of the heat, the club’s pass rush has generated just 15 sacks this season. Chicago’s run defense is usually solid (allowing 108 yards per game) but it has given up a bunch of big plays too. Opponents average 5.21 yards per run against Chicago and the Eagles could rip off some large runs off play action.

Philly’s defense ranks 11th in the league, giving up about 330 yards of offense per game. The Eagles’ secondary is still struggling to mesh despite the additions of Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, while Asante Samuel looks lost as a No. 3 corner. Philadelphia has forced only 10 turnovers to date (eight interceptions and two fumble recoveries) but gave Dallas a lot of problems last week with eight sacks and an interception.

Edge: Eagles

Special teams

The Bears still get a major boost in the return game – when teams actually decide to kick to Devin Hester. He has eight returns for touchdowns in prime time games. Chicago is also very good on return coverage (22.1 yards per kick return, 4.6 yards per punt return) and Robbie Gould is hitting better than 93 percent of his field goal attempts.

Philadelphia averages 21.1 yards per kickoff return and only 5.2 yards per punt return and although rookie kicker Alex Hendry has shown promise, he did miss a couple of kicks in Philadelphia’s loss to San Francisco. The Eagles’ kick return coverage sits 17th in the league and is in for a major test Monday night.

Edge: Bears

Word on the street

"They play a nice, tight, sound, disciplined scheme, and it’s something that they’ve always been good at. And it’s a ’bend but don’t break’ mentality and they find ways to get it done, and in the past that’s happened. So hopefully, I’m definitely confident this time I’ll give (us) the best chance to win the football game. – Philadelphia quarterback Mike Vick on Chicago’s defense.

“It’s a lot of different things. Not executing. Missed assignments. Missing throws. Missing hots. Lining up wrong. At the end of the day, we’re not executing like we should, when we get down there.” – Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler on the team’s red zone problems.

Final score prediction

Philadelphia 27, Chicago 24

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11/07/2011 05:55 PM


Monday, November 7

Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles: What bettors need to know

Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles (-8, 47)

THE STORY: The Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles both seek their third straight victory when the teams square off at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday night. Chicago will be playing its first game on North American soil since a 39-10 home triumph over Minnesota on Oct. 16. The Bears posted a 24-18 win over Tampa Bay in London on Oct. 23 before enjoying their bye last week. Philadelphia has rebounded from four straight losses by recording consecutive victories over NFC East rivals Washington and Dallas in which it has allowed a total of 20 points while scoring 54. Chicago has won three of its last four meetings with the Eagles, including its most recent visit to the City of Brotherly Love in October 2007.

TV: ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET.

LINE: Eagles -8, O/U 47.

WEATHER: Clear skies are expected with only 4 mph winds blowing WSW. The temperature should be around 46 degrees.

ABOUT THE BEARS (3-4): Running back Matt Forte is anything but happy with his current situation. Forte, who leads the NFL with 1,091 yards from scrimmage, has a base salary of just $555,000 this season and feels he is vastly underpaid considering his workload. Furthermore, the 25-year-old is likely to receive the team's franchise player tag instead of the lucrative contract extension he is seeking, a probability that had Forte voicing his displeasure and questioning the Bears' loyalty during the week. Forte gained 117 yards on 14 carries in a home win over Philadelphia last season.

ABOUT THE EAGLES (4-3): LeSean McCoy poses a major test for Chicago's run defense. McCoy, who has scored at least one rushing touchdown in six of Philadelphia's seven games, is coming off a career-best 185-yard effort in last Sunday's 34-7 rout of Dallas and is averaging a league-high 107.7 yards per contest. McCoy caught a TD pass in his only game without a score on the ground, making him the only player in the league to find the end zone in every contest this season.


1. Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is 0-3 lifetime as a starter against the Bears. In five career meetings, Vick has been sacked 15 times, thrown three interceptions and fumbled on seven occasions.

2. Chicago has allowed a total of 83 rushing yards in its last two contests.

3. Each of the last four meetings between the Eagles and Bears has been decided by five points or less.


- Philadelphia is 3-7 against the spread in its last 10 games overall.
- Chicago is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven Monday games.
- The underdog is 7-2 against the spread in the last nine meetings between these two teams.
- The under is 20-8 in Chicago's last 28 road games.

PREDICTION: Eagles 31, Bears 21. Philadelphia continues its turnaround as Vick finally gets in the win column against Chicago.

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11/07/2011 05:57 PM

Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles (-9)

Why Bears cover: Giving nine points to team that reached last year’s NFC title game seems a stretch, to be sure. Perhaps overlooked is that these two teams have met each of last four years, and Bears have gone 3-1 SU and ATS, all as a ‘dog. Philly in ATS ruts of 3-7 overall, 4-9 vs. winning teams and 1-5 at home (all as chalk).

Why Eagles cover: Michael Vick-led offense tears it up with league-best 449 ypg – 112 more than Bears’ average – and No. 1 rushing attack at whopping 179.9 ypg, which can chew up some serious clock and limit Bears opportunities. That’s what happened vs. Dallas last week in Philly’s 34-7 rout, with Eagles keeping ball 42 minutes. Andy Reid’s troops have cashed four straight on Monday night.

Total (47): Under 5-1 Eagles’ last six at home and 20-8 Bears’ last 28 on highway.

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11/07/2011 06:01 PM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

11/06/11 16-­10-­0 61.54% +­2500 Detail

Totals 16-­10-­0 61.54% +2500

Monday, November 7

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Chicago - 8:30 PM ET Philadelphia -9 500

Philadelphia - Under 47 500

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11/07/2011 06:27 PM

Monday’s betting tips: Can Vick finally solve Bears?

Who’s hot

NFL: Chicago is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven Monday games.

NHL: The over is 5-1 in Boston’s last six games.

NHL: San Jose is 6-2 in its last eight.

NCAAB: The over is 8-3 in Arizona’s last 11 home games.

Who’s not

NFL: Philadelphia is 1-3 straight up and against the spread in its last four meetings with Chicago. Mike Vick is 0-3 straight up in three starts against the Bears, taking 10 sacks.

NHL: The New York Islanders are 1-8 in their last nine trips to Boston.

NHL: Los Angeles has dropped four in a row.

NCAAB: Mississippi State is 5-11-2 in its last 18 home games.

Key stat

18 – The Chicago Bears are 57-10 straight up since 2004 when they score 18 or more points. The Bears are averaging 24.3 points per game this season.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Quinn McDowell, William and Mary – McDowell averaged 15.5 points per game last season, but may have trouble with his knee to start the season. The meniscus separated from the capsule in his right knee before preseason practice and while he’s listed as probable for Monday’s game at St. John’s, it’s thought his knee still isn’t 100 percent. William and Mary is set as an 8-point underdog.

Game of the day

Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles (-8, 47)

Notable quotable

“We just got better by leaps and bounds (last season) and I hope we can do it again. It’s not about panicking as much as being very realistic that here’s our starting point and here are the things we need to do get better. We better get a lot better or Valparaiso is going to come in (Monday) and beat us.” – Arizona coach Sean Hill ahead of the basketball Wildcats’ season opener Monday against Valparaiso. The Wildcats are set as 13-point favorites with a 137.5-point total.

Notes and tips

Mississippi State's Kristers Zeidaks has been ruled ineligible for the entire season in addition to the first 11 games of next season. Zeidaks earned the ban for playing with and against professional players in his home country of Latvia. The 21-year-old will enroll at Mississippi State and begin taking classes in the fall while waiting to regain his eligibility. The Bulldogs host Eastern Kentucky as 17-point favorites Monday.

The Los Angeles Kings shuffled their lines for Sunday’s practice in an effort to give the offense a boost. Dustin Penner, who has just one assist in 11 games, is catching a lot of heat for his slow start but may be featured on the second line for Monday’s game against San Jose. He practiced with Mike Richards and Anze Kopitar Sunday. The Kings are set as +125 underdogs at San Jose.

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