NFL

Buffalo Bills vs. Baltimore Ravens

The Buffalo Bills and the Baltimore Ravens face off on Sunday in Orchard Park for a week 4 NFL match up. The Ravens are -3.5 point favorites over the Bills with an over/under point total set at 44.5. The Baltimore Ravens started the season with a rough loss at Denver where they were run over in the second half but just when everyone was ready to cast off the defending Super Bowl Champs they have responded with two wins. QB Joe Flacco has been without Jacoby Jones and even so he has completed 60.5 percent of his passes with three touchdowns and two interceptions but he has been sacked eight times. Ray Rice missed last week and his status for this week still remains to be seen but Bernard Pierce as found the endzone twice on the ground but he isn’t as much of a factor in the passing game Read More

A MEXICAN SUPER BOWL, SENIOR JOE MONTANA, AND RICO SUAVE

I was nowhere near a television Sunday night, and watched a Mexican upload of the Super Bowl on my I-pad in The Everglades.  Thank the Virgin Mary, that my wireless network reaches into the river of grass.  And thank her again, that the NFL’s draconian blackout powers do not reach across the border into Mexico. [ad#486x60] It seems that what I was watching, was being uploaded from a video camera pointed at a television in a small cantina, because every time there was a big play, I could hear 10-15 people clapping with mild enthusiasm.  It was surreal to see the stadium crowd going crazy on the screen, while simultaneously hearing what sounded like a dozen drunk Mexicans, who not really having a dog in the fight, or even an understanding of the rules for that matter, simply applauded anytime they saw a guy hit the turf. The best parts Read More

AFC-NFC

The NFC is favored by 1-point over this AFC is this year Pro Bowl played in Hawaii, with the over/under listed at 64.   NFL football betting fans will need to watch and enjoy this year’s Pro Bowl because, along with Super Bowl XLV, it could be one of the last NFL football games for a very long time. The NFL may be interrupted by a labor strike next season but, in the meantime, there are still two more NFL games this year. The Pro Bowl promises to be very exciting this year. Ever since the NFL moved the Pro Bowl to the week between the Championship games and the Super Bowl, people have been worried that the best talent in the league is playing in the Super Bowl and not in the Pro Bowl. For the AFC, that is not the case this season. While the AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers Read More

Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Preview

The Pittsburgh Steelers have won eight of their last nines games enroot to the Super Bowl against the Green Bay Packers.  The Steelers return to the Super Bowl only two years after beating the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in February of 2009.  There is no other team in the NFL that embodies “finding a way to win” better than the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The Steelers are vying for their third Lombardi Trophy in six years. The Steelers have played five of their last six games at home; with the sole exception being a 41-9 win as a nine-point road favorite against the Cleveland Browns.  The Steelers’ defense was ranked No. 1 in points allowed, only giving up 14.5 points per game and in rushing yards allowing only 62.8 yards per game. Pittsburgh is will certainly be challenged by Green Bay’s passing attack, but having top-notch ability to stop the run will limit Read More

Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Preview

The Green Bay Packers have won their last five games, including three playoff games that were on the road.  Last weeks NFC Championship game capped off the streak with Green Bay holding on for a 21-14 win as a 3.5-point favorite against the Chicago Bears. Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a leagues-best QB passer rating of 109.2 in the playoffs.  The 27-year-old quarterback has also done damage with his legs, running for a touchdown in each of the last two games.  Running Back James Starks has rushed for 87.7 yards per game in the playoffs, leading all postseason running backs.  Starks, a rookie, has provided a late surge for Green Bay’s running game, following an uneventful three regular season games in which Starks played. Green Bay’s defense has played amazingly well this season.  They are allowing only 12.9 points per game in their last 12 games.  Packer’s cornerbacks Tramon Williams Read More

PACKERS AT CHICAGO – THE BERENSTAIN BEARS

When will the NFL do something about the hideous Packer uniforms?  They look as if they were designed by a color-blind lumberjack with a severe concussion. And since I’ve got you thinking about woodsmen, how long has it been since you read one of those Berenstain Bears children books?  It’s a series featuring a family of Grizzly Bears: Papa, Mama, Brother, Sister and later in the series, when ratings began sagging and the two siblings ceased being cute, a new born baby girl bear came into the picture.  Papa Bear cut down trees to make furniture for the house, and wore a flannel shirt with overalls.  Judging from his outfits, and his corncob pipe routine, I could easily see him picking yellow and green for team colors. When my kids where younger, I spent many nights reading books to them.  Sometimes the books are really well thought out.  The Berenstain Read More

Steelers defeat Ravens

Yesterday we saw the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens face each other across the field for the third time this season. The first quarter of the game was one of pass interference calls and cheap shots taken by the Steelers. The Steelers drew blood first with a running touchdown by Mendenhaul that put the Steelers on the board. The Ravens scored as well, with a rushing touchdown of their own. The Ravens then scored again, hitting Big Ben, effectively causing a fumble. Now the Steelers are down 14 to 7 in the Ravens favor. The second quarter didn’t exactly turn things around for th Steelers, in fact, let’s just say this quarter belonged to the Ravens. The Ravens defensive team put the pressure on **Rothesburger** and squeezed The Ravens effectively caused another fumble by the Steelers, and they took that ball right on down to the end-zone, giving the Read More

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Jets: AFC Conference Championship

The New York Jets have for the most part pulled off the upset by defeating the New England Patriots. The jets will now go on to face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh but being on the road is to the advantage of the Jets. Included into that equation is the fact the Jets defeated the Steelers December 19, 22 to 17 however as a  side note there was no Troy Polamalu. The Jets and Steelers match up well and both play slow ball. Neither team puts  big numbers on the score board and both have good defense’s. For the jets there is no emotional quest like they have against the new England Patriots. Here is a break down of both the Steelers and the Jets. Points scored on average by the  Steelers 23.4 the new York Jets just less than that at 22.9 in fact, if we round both those Read More

Bears Smother Seahawks

We are one step closer to knowing the 2011 Superbowl participants. The Chicago Bears grabbed their ticket to the NFC’s championship game defeating the Seattle Seahawks 35 to 24. The victory means the Bears will host an all NFC North showdown with the surprising Green Bay Packers who are led by a razor sharp Aaron Rodgers. This game was never really in doubt. Three minuets into the game the Bears put 7 points on the board with Greg Olson catching a 58 yard touchdown pass from Jay Cutler. They never looked back as they scored 2 more touchdowns on short runs to stretch the lead to three scores by half time. The lead increased to 28 – 0 late in the third quarter on a 9 yard run by Cutler, his second touchdown run of the day. The Bears then tried to let Seattle come back. It started with a Read More

NFL Playoffs: Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

The Chicago Bears will face division rival, The Green Bay Packers yet again,  and this time a trip to the Super Bowl is on the line. The Bears and the Packers have had tough games between each other this year but it has been the Packers who have come out the victor in most matchups thus far. In the first match up Green Bay was at Chicago. We saw  Greenbay take the win 17-20. During that game, Aaron Rodgers threw for 316 yards and Jay Cutler only managed to toss that pigskin 37 yards, I’ve seen pop warner players throw more yardage in a game personally. In game number two  Green Bay needed to win to make the post season. This time the score ended at  10-3. Aaron Rodgers thew for  229 yards in this meeting. A little bit of history between the Packers and the Bears the last time Read More