Thursday, November 7, 2013

NFL Week 10 Thursday Night ATS Winner: Word Up

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R-words (-2.5) at V-words
RG3 and the R-words have been an enigma (I said, 'enigma', relax...) this year. Griffin has shown signs of his fabulous rookie campaign, but he's also shown signs of a guy in a Sophomore slump. Now granted, his rush to get back on the field- thanks to his meddling owner, Dan Snyder, overruling Mike Shanahan wanting to sit Griffin thru September,  didn't help things. So you've got to give him somewhat of a pass, all things considered. And the R-words' defense has been nothing to write home about. However, take a look at the m-word's row of quarterbacks they've faced thus far.

Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Tony Romo, Peyton Manning, and Phillip Rivers. Now statistically speaking, 3 of those 5 (Manning, Stafford, and Romo) are NFL Top 5 ranked right now, and the other 2 (Rivers, A-Rod) are in the Top 10. 

For being a guy who is passed off as an a-word clown by the geniuses of the world like Jason La-C-word-fora and Jamie Dukes, Kyle Shanahan has done a pretty good job considering the m-word's row of QBs his defense has faced, and the fact that he's part of a team whose special teams unit is a complete s-word show.

Over the last three weeks, Kyle's offense has rushed for 530 yards and 8 touchdowns. That's 176 yards/game over that stretch, folks. That's pretty f-word good. To put that in perspective, the top NFL rushing team in the league through 9 weeks are the 49ers, who are doing so at 153 yards/per. The R-words, relative to other Offensive stats during that span, would be 2nd in points scored and 3rd in total yards gained.

Minnesota f-word sucks. They're 1-7, they've lost 4 in a row, and they seem to be playing "duck, duck, goose" when determining who will start at QB each week. And they're in for a long night against a team who is pounding the rock better than any team right now. Two of the V-word's last four games are an interesting "look" at what they do against teams who can run the ball.

At home against Carolina- a team who is 8th in the league in rushing yards/game, they got their doors b-word off and gave up 131 on the ground. At Green Bay- who are 2nd in the league in pounding the rock, they got pollaxed, and gave up 182 on the ground. Uhh-oh, V-words fan.

The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 between these two. Also, don't sleep on AP's abysmal numbers versus the R-words. In his last 3 games against them; 79, 38, and 36 yards rushing. Poo-poo- ooops, I mean, p-word, p-word. 31-16 R-words. 

*YTD standings and the rest of the NFL Week 10 card will be posted on Sunday*

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