Bob Christ’s Thursday NFL Football Breakdown | For the second time this season, and the 30th since 2008, a Thursday game will feature a home underdog when the Saints play the Panthers in Carolina in a Week 9 NFC South battle.
Vegas Sports Books | And we thought the NFL didn’t like sports betting as they try to stop New Jersey from having it, stating it will “irreparably harm” them if allowed there. Also, the NBA starts Tuesday.
Gaming Insider | League spokesmen have been leaning on imagery that represents sports betting as a moral cancer eating away at games played by both schoolboy athletes and millionaire super stars.
GamingToday's Bookies Battle the Point Spreads Week 9 | Las Vegas' top casino bookmakers pick the point spread winner of every NFL game. The Bookies Battle will be featured weekly throughout the 17-week pro football season.
Feist Facts | Another area that is correlated to totals is coaching philosophy. Coaches build their teams around a combination of the style they want to play, plus the personnel on the field. The 49ers and Seahawks, for example.
Gaming Yesterday | From my seat the biggest change, and not for the better, is in recruiting. No more Ohio State rosters of 95% Ohio kids. Likewise Penn State, Washington, Oregon, the Arizona schools, Boise State, BYU…and on they go.
Are you Kidding Me? | The Arizona Cardinals are having a great season as they have only lost one game this year. Don’t believe the hype. This team will fade as the season progresses.
I'm Just Saying | The NFL had some sterling and not so sterling performances this past Sunday. The struggling Cincinnati Bengals got off the snide and knocked off Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens.
VI.P. Denny The Dog | Russell Wilson is not black enough? If you’re a Seattle Seahawks backer, that’s not what you wanted to hear out of the Seahawks’ locker room.
V.I.P. Iskoe’s NFL Football Averages and Rankings lists wins and losses straight up and against the point spread and Over/Under results. Analysis also includes yardage, turnovers and home/road scoring averages for the current 2014-2015 season through Sunday night’s game.
Bob Christ’s Thursday NFL Football Breakdown | When Denver plays host to San Diego on Thursday night in Week 8, Denver QB Peyton Manning will be going against one of the few teams that packs kryptonite when it faces the record-setting quarterback.
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