We’ve come to the point where the joke was funny, then painful, then annoying and now it’s just a fact of life. Cleveland is where quarterbacks go to die. Since the team’s 1999 re-debut, the Browns have started 26 different quarterbacks.
Since 1999, only one quarterback in the team’s history has started every game in a season and that was Tim Couch in 2001. Since then, the Browns have started three or more quarterbacks in a season on seven occasions, which includes each of the past three years.
Lambeau Field features a battle between the host Green Bay Packers and the visiting New York Giants in betting odds action on Sunday.
The Green Bay Packers are 10-6 so far on the season, and 8-7-1 ATS vs the point spread. The New York Giants, meanwhile, are 11-5 and 8-6-2 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Green Bay go 10-6 and the New York Giants go 4-12 on the totals.
Miami visits Pittsburgh on Sunday, hoping to send the Steelers to a loss while also covering the spread in NFL action at Heinz Field.
The Pittsburgh Steelers sport a record of 11-5 and 9-6-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Miami Dolphins sit at 10-6 and 9-6-1 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 6-10 for the Steelers and 12-4 for the Dolphins.
The Seahawks had built a reputation as one of the best closers in football, but the end of their regular season was marred with inconsistency as they rotated wins and losses in their last seven games. Luckily for them, they might be lined up with the perfect opponent for their wild card matchup, as the Lions are playing their worst football of the season.
Much has been made about the Texans’ and Raiders’ quarterback situations coming into this game, but we won’t waste your time analyzing Matt McGloin's backup vs Tom Savage's backup because this game will ultimately be decided on the ground. Oddsmakers agree that this won’t be a fast-paced, high-scoring game as it opened with a total of 36.5, which is the lowest of any NFL game this season.
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The holiday season is over, but Santa Claus still has yet another lump of coal under the tree for sports bettors – the Week 17 NFL slate. Some games will be must-see TV (Lions-Packers, anyone?) while others aren't even worth your time (nine out of 10 doctors say watching the Jets-Bills game is bad for your health).
The last week of the campaign is always a wacky one in the betting world. It's hard to tell which playoff-bound coaches are going to rest their starters, so wagering on favorites with nothing to play for can be a bold strategy, Cotton.
The Buffalo Bills granted their fan base a favor by firing Rex Ryan and replacing him, on an interim basis, with Anthony Lynn. After the Bills failed to complete the comeback against the Miami Dolphins in Week 16, Ryan's collective record with Buffalo fell to 15-16.
Since 2000 there have been 27 coaches fired mid-season, plus one mid-season resignation (Bobby Petrino), with teams amassing a collective 10-18 SU and 12-16 ATS record in the game following a head coach's departure. However, the returns for teams have been far superior in recent memory.
The NFL season may be wrapping up, but the OddsShark Super Computer isn't taking any days off. While there are only a handful of games that have direct playoff consequences, the Computer has prognosticated who's going to win and cover the spread this weekend.
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