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ould all be excited, isnt
Posted on 5:53pm Aug 17, 2017
With an overall record of 108-101, including 10-6 last week, TSN football analyst Chris Schultz is back with his Week 15 NFL selections in Risky Business. Mike Gartner Rangers Jersey Authentic . Arizona at St. Louis (-4) 76 to 0 is the combined score of the Rams last two games, dramatically impressive yes but you do have to consider it was against the Raiders and the Redskins. Still, back-to-back shutouts rarely if ever happen in NFL football. Bruce Arians will go into this game without maybe three starters on offence and maybe as many as five on defence. Pass rush versus pass blocking is a critical aspect of this game to watch for both teams. Whichever team protects its quarterback better over the course of the game wins. Rams cover. Pittsburgh (-2.5) at Atlanta Both teams have strength on offence and weakness on defence. The Steelers did a great job of beating a divisional team in Cincinnati on the road after losing to New Orleans at home. Now they are only a half game back of the Bengals for the AFC North title and play the Bengals at home in Week 17. The Falcons at one point were down 31-7 to Green Bay but ended up losing 43-37, a dominant second half by Atlanta. The NFC South is wide open for the taking. Both New Orleans and Atlanta are 5-8 with Atlanta holding the tiebreaker by beating the Saints 37-34 in overtime in Week 1. The logical pick is Pittsburgh in this game but I think Atlanta gained confidence in the Packer loss and may surprise. LaVeon Bell has 1,231 yards rushing, Antonio Brown has 105 receptions, Pittsburgh should win. But Ill take the Falcons by 3, Atlanta. Washington (-6.5) at NY Giants Tough one because the Redskins are due for a bounce-back game and this one is NFC divisional. The Giants did win the first one easy in Washington 45-14 and that will be a great game to study for confidence. And I am not sure that Washington has improved since that Week 4 contest. Odell Beckham Jr. is such a deep ball one-on-one threat it opens up running success for the Giants because you must keep your safeties deep and off the line of scrimmage. Not sure who is at quarterback in Washington. Not sure if DeSean Jackson is playing. I do think the Redskins are imploding and on the road may implode again. Beckham brings new hope and confidence to Eli Manning. Giants cover. Oakland at Kansas City (-10.5) The best kept secret of performance is Derek Carr for the Oakland Raiders. Last week against San Francisco Carr was 22 of 28 for 254 yards and three touchdowns. You have not been able to say the future is bright in Oakland regarding quarterbacks but this may be the best one since Rich Gannon of early 2000s. For the Chiefs its a very important game to help them achieve a 10-win season. After three straight losses they have three games left against Oakland at home, in Pittsburgh and to close out the season against San Diego. They need to win all of them. Last time Oakland was on the road they lost to St. Louis 52-0, and that will be an issue to be highlighted going into this road game. Chiefs win but it will not be easy. Oakland on points. Houston at Indianapolis (-6.5) Andrew Luck did not play well last week in Cleveland. He gave up a safety for a touchdown and threw an interception to rookie Justin Gilbert for another touchdown. When Luck does not play well one week he comes back and plays exceptional the next. Key for the Colts is to limit Arian Foster as in his six games against the Colts he averages 123 yards, an average of 6.4 per rush. Also make a plan for J.J. Watt. Both Gosder Cherilus and Anthony Castonzo are good tackles but there is major youth at centre and that could be a Texan advantage going the shortest distance to Luck through the A gaps. Key fact of relevant reality is the Texans have never won in Indianapolis, going 0 for 12 with an average margin of victory by the Colts of 14. Colts cover. Miami at New England (-7.5) Divisional game so could be closer than you think. Patriots coming off very long work week. The 26-21 loss to Green Bay, then staying in San Diego and beating the Chargers 23-14. For Miami they definitely have pass protection problems enhanced due to the absence of Brandon Albert at left tackle. But of bigger concern is that Baltimore ran for 183 yards on the Dolphin defence. The Patriots are going from Aaron Rodgers to Philip Rivers and now Ryan Tannehill at home. The last quarterback is not equal to the other two at this point in the season. In Week 1, the final score was Miami 33, New England 20. It may be the other way around here in Week 15. Patriots cover. Cleveland at Cincinnati (Pickem) The last time these two teams played the Bengals lost both sides of the line of scrimmage and the Browns won easy 24-3 and that was in Cincinnati. That game will be a point of emphasis all week long for the Bengals. How do you defend Johnny Manziel? Simple, play zones, keep your eye on him and force him to make many plays as opposed to one play in man-to-man coverage. Dont give him a chance to improvise, force him to respond to pre-snap structure and defensive discipline. This game will show a lot about the Cincinnati Bengals. They were embarrassed back in Week 10 and are playing a first time starting NFL quarterback in Manziel. Dalton over Manziel, Bengals over Browns. Cincinnati. Jacksonville at Baltimore (-13.5) A bit of a trap game for the Ravens as it is Week 15 and they are playing a 2-11 Jacksonville Jaguar team that is in the running with the Buccaneers, Jets and Titans for first pick in the 2015 Draft to be held in Chicago. The Ravens have to have this one as they already lost twice to division leader Cincinnati, split with Pittsburgh and have a win over Cleveland with one more to play in Week 17. The line at 13.5 is a lot of points but the Ravens rank first in run defence and could make Jacksonville one dimensional fast. Then theres Blake Bortles, learning on the go, who has 10 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. I sense Joe Flacco is coming on here in December and the Ravens are a team no one wants to play in week one of the NFL playoffs. Ravens. Green Bay (-5) at Buffalo Last home game of the year for the Buffalo Bills as after this one they are at Oakland and New England to close out the season. The Bills defence did hold Denver to 24 but I think Green Bay is more explosive. The Bills on offence did score 17 on Denver but one score was meaningless with no time left. Defensively the Bills can compete after holding Manning to his lowest passer rating in six years. But if the Packers get up early can the Bills respond the way Matt Ryan and Julio Jones did last week in Green Bay? The Packers at 10-3 need this game to take another step forward to home field throughout the NFC playoffs, Arizona, Seattle, Detroit, Dallas and Philadelphia are still threats. Green Bay beat Philadelphia, but Detroit and Seattle have beaten Green Bay. Too much on the line for Packers to relax in any way. Packers by 7, Packers cover. Tampa Bay at Carolina (-3) It is unlikely Cam Newton will play against the Buccaneers this week. Back in Week 1 Carolina had to start the season without Newton and used Derek Anderson and won 20-14. So now Anderson gets another start against a team he has already faced which is a comfort zone for the quarterback. Remembering too Anderson will get all the practice reps dependent on the health of Newton which in most recent information is not good. Great set of young and up-and-coming receivers in this game. Mike Evans, 57 catches, Kelvin Benjamin, 59 catches. Carolina to cover the field goal. NY Jets (-1.5) at Tennessee Both teams are at a major low point of the season. The Jets at 2-11 lost in overtime to Minnesota and the Titans also at 2-11 were completely dominated by the Giants. New York rolled up 402 yards of offence against them. The Titans can stop a good running game and the Jets have proven they have one. And even though they have only two wins the Jets do have a solid front 7 against the run. Jake Locker will probably be back at quarterback but in a game that may not have big plays, I will take the Jets to make the little plays, running and stopping the run. Jets by 3, Jets. Denver (-3.5) at San Diego If the Broncos win, they clinch the AFC West. In what is a mild oddity, Peyton Manning is not the reason for the Broncos offensive success. He had only 179 passing yards against the Chiefs two weeks ago and only 173 against the Bills last week. Denver has evolved in recent history into a power running team. Whether it is C.J. Anderson or Juwan Thompson - who was unknown in ability until recently - Denver pounds you into submission more than runs by you for spectacular downfield moments of exhilaration. Third down football is everything and Philip Rivers knows it as he 4 for 13 against New England overall but more specifically 1 for 7 in the second half. The season is on the line in terms of playoff opportunity in San Diego. Now or never. Chargers. Minnesota at Detroit (-7.5) Detroit is coming off two of their better games this season, scoring 34 points against each the Bears and Buccaneers. Matthew Stafford is flourishing with Calvin Johnson on one side and Golden Tate on the other. Due to Johnsons injury troubles this season, Tates 84 catches are 27 more than Megatron. For Minnesota, Teddy Bridgewater produced his fourth fourth-quarter comeback win against the Jets last week; significant in that it ties a franchise record and Bridgewaters just a rookie. Yet, if the Jets can score 24 points against the Vikings in Minnesota, then Lions can score 30. I predict a 30-20 win for the Lions to cover. Seattle (-10) at San Francisco Back in Week 13, Seattle played one of their best games of the year and beat the 49ers 19-3. It was the game that sent these teams in opposite directions. The 49ers moved on to lose in Oakland 24-13, proof of a dramatically regressing team. Seattle, meanwhile, had a completely opposite result. In Philadelphia, the Seahawks picked a 24-14 win and - if not for this blocked punt - it could have been 24-7. When you consider St. Louis scored 52 points on the Raiders and the 49ers could only score 13 last week, something is definitely wrong in San Francisco. Colin Kaepernick used to be one of the best running quarterbacks in football, this year, only 379 yards. Russell Wilson has 727 yards on the ground this season. The Seahawks simply have too much teams speed on defence for the 49ers to beat. Seahawks cover. Dallas at Philadelphia (-3.5) Seattle beat Philadelphia and a big reason is that is having 10 days to prepare for the fast paced Eagles offense coming off Thursday football on Thanksgiving Day. Now, Dallas has 10 days as they come off Thursday Night Football and an easy win at Chicago, giving them time to prepare for the Chip Kellys team. When the Cowboys lost to Philadelphia 33-10 on Thanksgiving, they had three days of rest and had traveled all night coming back from a win against the Giants in New York. Expect a different Cowboy team the second time around. Dallas. New Orleans (-3) at Chicago Yes, the Bears at home are a Monday night underdog after getting 11 days to get ready following a brutal 41-28 loss to Dallas. Only six quarterbacks this year have completed 70 per cent or more of their passes against the Bears, but Drew Bress is a very accurate passer. Without Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery will be singular perimeter focus for the Saints defence, meaning someone else has to shine for Chicago. If Dallas can score 41 running the ball, New Orleans should be able to do the same passing. Saints cover. Tanner Glass Rangers Jersey Authentic . Hawkins severely sprained his left ankle while making a diving catch during training camp and went on injured reserve with a designation he could return midway through the season. He was back at practice Wednesday. Adam Graves Rangers Jersey Authentic .com) - The New York Jets have named Mike Maccagnan their new general manager.TORONTO -- An overwhelming majority of Canadians dont want an NFL team in Canada, especially if it means the demise of the CFL, a survey suggests. Forty per cent of 1,007 on-line participants said they didnt want an NFL team in Canada at all while another 41 per cent added theyd welcome an NFL franchise in this country only if it co-existed with the CFL. The survey, released Sunday, was conducted in mid-November by Reginald Bibby, a professor of sociology at the University of Lethbridge, and pollster Angus Reid Global. "Theyd have to co-exist, thats the simple bottom line," Bibby said in a telephone interview. "Compared to 1995, if anything, that viewpoint seems to have solidified. "People are feeling stronger about it." According to the survey, since 95 Canadians have become more insistent that theyd only want the NFL here if the CFL continued to exist (41 per cent versus 32 per cent). Also, more care about the issue now than 18 years ago (50 per cent compared to 33 per cent). And in Bibbys mind, Vancouver is a good example of where that shift seems to have happened. "I sat there one night watching a game in about 1997 and there were 12,800 people there," he said. "You go out there now and you feel like the whole thing has come alive. "It just wouldnt surprise me that now in B.C., for example, theyre feeling a lot stronger about the fact that they want to see the CFL survive and dont want to see it disappear at all." Atlantic Canada is the only region of the country without a CFL team. However, the survey says only three per cent would welcome an NFL franchise north of the border if it meant the death of the CFL. The margin of error in the survey is plus or minus three per cent. Only 19 per cent of participants would be happy to see the NFL come to Canada even if it meant the demise of the CFL. "We dont have many things that are Canadian when you think about it," Bibby said. "The CFL, for better or worse, seemss to be one of them. Tie Domi Rangers Jersey. " On Sunday, the Buffalo Bills host the Atlanta Falcons at Rogers Centre a week after the Saskatchewan Roughriders defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45-23 in the Grey Cup at Mosaic Stadium. Toronto has long been mentioned as a potential landing spot for an NFL club, but the survey says only 15 per cent of Torontonians would want a franchise here at the expense of the CFL. Eighteen per cent would be happy to see the NFL in Canada only if the CFL continued to operate with only seven per cent not wanting the NFL on Canadian soil at all. A larger percentage than in the rest of Canada, some 60 per cent, say they dont care much either way. The survey states 21 per cent of Canadians are following the NFL compared to 26 per cent for the CFL. Fourteen per cent of each fan base follows both leagues. However, the results show a large number of Canadians have a protective view of the CFL and relatively few want the NFL to come north, especially if its arrival means the demise of the CFL. "People arent troubled about the NFL coming but theres a big asterisk that they have to be assured the CFL is going to continue to live," Bibby said. "To come in and just be triumphant about the fact that Were going to bring the NFL to Canada, three cheers you should all be excited, isnt going to go over with Canadians. "In fact, that could result in a significant backlash. I just think people would have to come in and really be respectful of the importance of the CFL to Canada as a whole and make sure that they take steps to ensure the viability of the CFL." Theres also been persistent talk of the NFL eventually expanding into London. If that happened, Bibby said league officials would be advised to similarly respect the importance of soccer to the British sports culture. "The NFL would have to show the same grace if it moved to a place like London . . . and figure out a way to co-exist (with British soccer)," he said. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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