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NFL Week 9 Recap

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NFL Week 9 Recap

A good Monday morning to y’all, Joe Berra back in the saddle after a damn good weekend. Sunday action in Week 9 had eleven games on the schedule with 8 of them finishing within one score and three needing extra time to decide the winner. As far as my picks go, I went 5 for 7, winning my Three Team Special Teaser and the Eagles moneyline, but fell short on my Two Team Parlay and Packers moneyline wagers.

My Two Team Parlay saw the Patriots covering their 14-point spread with a 27-10 win over the Redskins. QB Tom Brady wasn’t perfect, but he did all he needed to after throwing two touchdowns and an interception with his 299 yards. It looks like the Patriots will lose the services of running back Dion Lewis for a while with a knee injury, but LeGarrette Blount shouldered the load rushing for 129 yards and a TD.

The Saints just couldn’t hold off Marcus Mariota and the pesky Titans in the second part of this parlay. The Saints held a 21-10 lead in the second quarter, but Mariota did some damage, finishing with 371 passing yards and four touchdowns, including a game winner in overtime.

Drew Brees continued his improved play after suffering a shoulder injury early in the season, throwing for 387 yards with three touchdowns, one interception and added a 1-yard run for a score. The Saints still have a chance at a wild card spot, but they’ll need to tighten up a pass defense that has given up 2630 yards through the air; only the Giants have given up more.

My moneyline wager fell short in a 37-29 Green Bay loss to the undefeated Panthers. The Pack showed some heart after being down 27-7 at the half, but fell short after Aaron Rodgers was picked off near the goal line after the two-minute warning. Green Bay did get the ball back after their defense held Cam Newton and his offense to a three-and-out, but they started on their own 21-yard line and didn’t have enough time.

Cam looked great in this one, throwing for 297 yards and 3 TD’s to go along with 57 rushing yards and a TD. Rodgers did pass for 369 yards with 4 touchdowns, but the red zone interception spelled disaster for a Packers team that has lost their last two after starting the season 6-0.

Perhaps the biggest question in GB is what’s up with Eddie Lacy? Lacy swears he’s not too fat, but suffered a groin injury after running for 10 yards on five carries and losing a fumble. James Starks has looked like the better running back in recent weeks, with 10 carries for 39 yards in Week 9 adding six receptions for 83 yards and a score.

For the record, I do bet every piece of action you see in my articles (and more besides). My great weekend was mostly based around my Three Team Special Teaser for the late afternoon games. I liked this teaser a lot, and after researching and writing my article on this one, I actually fell in love with it. Not like me falling in love is a rare thing, it happens almost every night here in Costa Rica; but I was all-in on this teaser, and thankfully, it paid off.

Was I the only one that picked Indy to put the first tick in the loss column for the Broncos? When I saw the line in that game, I was all over it like Mikey on any Colombian broad. To make me feel even better, I had to tease it, giving me a little more leeway.

Andrew Luck out-dueled the man he took over for, Peyton Manning, throwing for 252 yards and 2 touchdowns while Peyton finished with very similar numbers (21/36), 281 yards with two TD’s, but threw two interceptions. Manning was unable to pass Brett Favre and break two records at the place he called home for so long.

After the offensive outbreak Eli Manning and the Giants had last week in New Orleans, added to a Buccaneers team that is moving in the right direction, the OVER (+10) seemed like a no brainer. Even though Eli was helped out by four Josh Brown field goals and some timely defense, I killed the OVER.

This was a sloppy game that saw five turnovers and multiple dropped passes, but it was also a breakout game for TB wide receiver Mike Evans who went off for 152 yards on eight receptions. Odell Beckham kept up his pace, catching 9 balls for 105 yards but failed to find the end zone.

The last game in my teaser was too close for comfort, but the Falcons came through with a Matt Bryant field goal with just under 3-minutes to play to get the score within one point. Even though the Falcons didn’t win a game they really should have, the 10-points I bought in this teaser save my ass.

My last article was a moneyline wager on the Eagles to beat the Cowboys in game that saw 6 lead changes, including the two teams alternating touchdowns and 4 field goals in the 4th quarter. Sam Bradford threw his only TD pass of the game to Jordan Matthews in overtime to seal the victory.

Like I said earlier, I do bet every play I write about. I spend hours reviewing film, analyzing intricacies most might not even care to notice and read more than I care to admit. Having said that, sometimes we all need a little reassurance, and I use A1Service Plays for that exact reason. A1 Service plays is a website that posts free service plays from professional handicappers. Have a look the next time you need some help with a pick or just want to feel better about your wager before laying the wood.