NFL Week 10 Review

November 16, 2020

We did a whole lot of running in place in NFL week 10, with no real profit or loss to speak of, and that will happen when multiple plays result in a push, and another is lost to unplayable weather conditions.

We also took one of those bad beats where an unselfish player refuses a touchdown for both him and his team to ice the game. This is always the right play but it makes it no less tilting watching it happen.

We also had a team let the game clock run out as opposed to taking an easy field goal late in the game. The points wouldn’t have affected the outcome, but it would have made the total go overand points are used for tiebreakers for NFL teams. Ugghh. Let’s run through the plays. 

❌ Loss – Pit/Cin Over 47.5
This game landed on 46 and even watching it live it was difficult to fathom how this game stayed under the total. We only got seven total points in the last 20 minutes of the game, and that is because the Bengals could not pull their weight.

They lost 36-10 and the game was just as pass happy as I envisioned. The two teams combined for 90 passing plays versus 36 running plays. To put the icing on the cake, the Bengals waltzed into field goal range on their final possession, but instead of taking those points, they simply let time run out, sealing a tilting loss.

πŸ”„ Push – Football Team +3
This game was something of a carbon copy for the Football Team to the one they played the previous week. They allowed Stafford to throw a pair of touchdowns on his first five passing attempts and ultimately dug a 24-3 hole.

Much like last week, that is when they became motivated and roared all the way back, tying the game at both 24 and 27 the latter with 21 seconds remaining. Then the unthinkable happened. The lions were able to chew up 34 yards in 18 seconds, and Matt Prater drilled a 59 yarder to make the game a push. We would have been set up well in overtime, but a roller coaster game ending in a push is fair. 

πŸ”„ Push – Browns -3
The weather in Cleveland was as bad as anyone could have envisioned on Sunday, and I can fully attest as the wind took and broke multiple pieces of my patio furniture. That took the over pay off the table, but it further cemented the Browns as a play. With the windy conditions, we knew the Browns were going to control the game with the run, and they certainly did.

Both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt went over the century mark on the ground, while Texans backs could only muster 54 yards on the ground. The Browns held a 3-0 lead for the majority of the game when Chubb seemingly iced it early in the fourth quarter with nine yard score. The Browns then allowed a late scoring drive, assisted by an unnecessary roughness penalty, bringing the betting outcome to a push.

On the final possession, Chubb broke a long run down the left sideline with no one near him and an easy touchdown… not so fast. He instead made the β€œsmart” play to end the game with kneel downs, as he purposely stepped out of bounds at the 1 yard line. Tough beat on the push. 

βœ… Win – Dolphins -1.5
The Dolphins scored two minutes into this game and did not give up the cover at any point for the rest of the game. Once they stretched the lead to two touchdowns, it was academic and the final was 29-21. I am thankful for this mislined game. 

We went 1-1-2 on the week, to bring us to 21-24-2 on the season. 

Nick Foles ignored Darnell Mooney on Monday night, making props go 3-4 on the week, bringing us to 22-24 on the season. 

TJ Calkins
TJ Calkins was raised in a gambling loving household. He knew how to handicap horse races and follow line movements well before his tenth birthday. While sports betting remained a passion into adulthood, poker and Daily Fantasy Sports also became passions and remain as such today.