NFL Week 9 Review

November 10, 2020

In what is easily the most odd year for the NFL in memory, and probably in history, we have seen things begin to normalize over the past few weeks. With that normalization has come better results and returns for us.

I am convinced there were simply so many random outcomes early in the season, it was truly difficult to impossible to get a leg up. Or perhaps I was just very bad to start the season. Either way our ship has seen smoother sailing of late, and we had another solid week this week. Let’s review:

✅ Win – Vikings -4
The Lions were simply understaffed on offense and their defense has been too leaky to truly give the offense a chance. The Vikings were never in any danger of blowing the cover in the second half nad rolled to a 34-20 win and cover. The Lions had no answer for Dalvin Cook. 

✅ Win – Ravens -2
The Colts schedule exposed them a bit, and on top of the Ravens defense being the dominant force in this game, they also got us home with our prop of Philip Rivers predictably throwing an interception. The Colts offense was indeed overmatched and the 24-10 final and cover for the Ravens tells the full story on that. 

✅ Win – Chiefs/Panthers over 52.5
This was such a fun game and the NFL is simply a better league when Christian McCaffrey is on the field. The 33-31 final gave us exactly what we hoped for in this fun offensive battle. Mahomes and McCaffrey did their normal things and we won both gambling and watching. 

❌ Loss – Texans -6.5
We got double back doored in this one. The Texans lead by eight with a minute and a half left. This is when Jake Luton (who played much much better than expected) scored a rushing touchdown, and set up a two point conversion to tie the game. After the touchdown, we needed the Jags to get the two points to tie the game, keeping a cover in play. Alas, it did not happen and it put a dagger in our perfect day. 

The 3-1 week brings us to 20-23 on the season. Our prop plays also fared very well, going 5-2. That brings us to 19-20 on the prop season. Check back next week as we get back to profitability on the season.

 

TJ
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.