NFLbets is pretty sure that the league’s schedule makers thought Monday Night Football in week 5 would make for a slightly more compelling game … not to mention more compelling bets. Instead, we’ve got a rather humdrum matchup with a line of
From the looks of that point spread, oddsmakers may be trying to appeal to those who believe in teh death of Denver’s homefield advantage – but rumors of this death may be greatly exaggerated. In the Broncos’ post-Manning Era beginning on Opening Day 2016, they’re 25-26 SU/25-24-2 ATS in home games, 21-29 SU/19-27-1 ATS when playing away – not a major difference, but the 4½-game difference in ATS results suggests that the sportsbooks are actually giving some marginal-at-best Broncos teams too much credit *in away games*.
The Broncos have also gotten the benefit of the doubt by oddsmakers over the past seven-past season, with unders going 28-19 and 31-20 away and at home, respectively.
Meanwhile, speaking only of the present season’s conditions, both the Colts and Broncos have proven to be underwhelming at best and completely overrated at 1-3 ATS each and a combined 1-3-1 SU/0-5 ATS when playing as odds-on favorite.
Factoring in head coach Frank Reich’s record on Thursday night with four different QBs – 2-2 SU/3-1 ATS – and taking Indianapolis plus the points looks like the smart pick. NFLbets is naturally hesitant, based particularly on last weekend’s performance but both teams.
First are the Colts, who have yet to score 20 points in a game, lost despite outscoring the Tennessee Titans 7-0 in the second half. Matt Ryan performed reasonably well with a stat line of 27-of-37 for 356 yards and two TDs against one interception and three sacks taken – but he’s obviously without a real redzone threat. Last season’s fantasy darling for the Colts after an impressive first two games has gone for just 2.8 yards per in 41 carries and one fumble lost.
As the Colts were stymied at Tennessee, the Broncos succumbed to the Las Vegas Raiders in uncharacteristic fashion, i.e. a defense which had averaged just 12 points allowed per game was torched by Derek Carr & Co. for 32 points. Russell Wilson turned in perhaps his best game of the season in turning in a hardly flashy line of 17-of-25 for 237 yards and two TDs against zero picks and three sacks. In addition to taking the literal L, nearly as big as loss came in the injury to Javonte Williams, Denver’s no. 2 in total yards now out for the season.
In conclusion, NFLbets can’t be confident in betting either of these teams. However, with the Colts averaging about 13 points per game and the Broncos usually good to hold a below-average offense like Indy’s to 12 or fewer plus a lack of dependable individual scorers for either side, we’re saying take the under on an O/U of 44 points.
– written by Os Davis
Tom Brady has been the talk of the NFL world. He slipped out of Super Bowl contention this season. There are some fans who want him to retire and others who are waiting for some hints about his future.
Dan Quinn is preparing for the Cowboys' Divisional Round opponent in the 49ers. He will also be preparing to multiple head coaching interviews. The former Falcons head coach and current Cowboys defensive coordinator will interview for Broncos vacancy on Friday. Quinn and Matt Ryan played together in Atlanta. Ryan was benched twice and the Colts fired Frank Reich. Quinn has had successful seasons in Dallas and is now the defensive coordinators. Matt could retire this year or he could be the next head football coach in Indianapolis.
Richard Sherman predicts Tom Brady will play for the Las Vegas Raiders next season. Josh McDaniels is interested in signing Brady. McD Daniels spent 18 seasons on Bill Belichick's New England staff starting in 2000. Sherman believes the Raiders have a lot of good players to offer Brady, including Davante Adams, Hunter Renfrow, Josh Jacobs and Josh. The Raiders finished the season with a 6-11 record.
Mark Duffner is the Senior Defensive Assistant at the Cincinnati Bengals. He coined the catchphrase "They gotta play us" for motivating his team. He has been in the NFL for nearly 30 years and 10 years on the Bengals' staff. The team's second half swagger is due to Duff's motivational speeches. "He gets me fired up, gets the team going. I love it," BJ Hill said. "They must play them" is a catch phrase used by the coach. It's a reference to the opponent.
Jimmy Garoppolo is still aiming to return from a foot injury. If he does, he will not get the starting job, as the team plans to stick with Brock Purdy. Purdles has led the 49ers to seven straight wins and has thrown 16 touchdown passes compared to four interceptions since taking over. The team has won 11 straight games. The Athletic’s Tim Kawakami writes that Pudo should start the 2023 training camp as a starter. It is the longest win streak for the San Francisco 49er since they won 18 in a row between the 1989-90 season.
The Cowboys and 49ers meet for the second straight postseason. Both teams advanced out of Wild Card weekend with double digit victories. San Francisco had a slow start against the Seahawks, trailing by one at half, but won 41-23.
Colts want to interview Dan Quinn for head coach position. Quinn is the most experienced coach in the running for the position, having been head of the Falcons for five seasons. He has also been the defensive coordinator for Dallas Cowboys for two seasons, and he has been highly sought after by several teams. The Colts have interviewed seven candidates so far. They have also made four more requests this week. They are interested in DeMeco Ryans, Raheem Morris, Ben Johnson, Aaron Glenn and Shane Steichen. All four candidates are preparing for divisional round playoff games.
The NFL season is over and the offseason is coming up. Some players have already had their situations made clear by their teams. The Chicago Bears have the first-overall pick in the 2023 draft. They will probably trade it down to a team that needs a new franchise quarterback.
The New England Patriots lost 31-14 to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night. Tom Brady's 23rd season in the NFL has come to an end. Brady will go home and get some sleep.