WATCH: Aaron “Frickin” Rodgers Throw 6 TD Passes in One Half

Of course, it was against the Bears… LOL

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WATCH: Reality-Bending 2018 Chicago Bears Hype Song Video!

You better hide your picnic baskets – the Bears are coming!  

WATCH: The Craziest NFL Records Ever

PODCAST: 2018 NFL W-L Totals Bets You Can Bank On

We agree: no way the 49ers win more than 8 games!

The Statistical Power of Regression in Predicting Football

If you are interested in how data science may be applied to

predicting football outcomes, we recommend this new article

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WATCH: Every Josh Allen Run and Pass vs. Panthers

Check out every Josh Allen play from his NFL debut. The Carolina Panthers take on the Buffalo Bills during Week 1 of the 2018 NFL preseason.  IMHO, Mr. Allen be the next Dan Marino.

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WATCH: Every Baker Mayfield Run & Pass Versus Giants

Check out every Baker Mayfield play from his NFL debut. The Cleveland Browns take on the New York Giants during Week 1 of the 2018 NFL preseason. Personally, I am unsure: Slow to get the ball out, throws into double and triple coverage, itchy in the pocket…  However, others are saying he is destined for the Hall of Fame…

 

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FILM STUDY: How the Screen Pass can Rip the Soul out of NFL Defenses

Use these early and often!

 

 

WATCH: The Most Shocking Comeback in Monday Football History

Watch Jon Gruden’s face through out this video!  LOL!

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5 NFL Teams to Look Out For in 2018

As we get closer to the start of the 2018 NFL season, there is enough information floating around that even people that are not actively watching or listening should have a pretty good idea of which teams are expected to be at the top of the NFL this season. But let’s look a little deeper and consider their implied probability via the odds in betDSI.

The first team that we should keep our eye on is the Cleveland Browns. Got you! No, the Browns won’t be a contender … and despite the public thinking that they will win six games this season, I believe they’ll be lucky to get three.

 New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are once again the favorites to win it all. They have one of the easier schedules in the league this year, and of course, Tom Brady is Tom Brady. He is at the top of the list to throw for the most passing yards and the most touchdowns in 2018. But that said, there have been quite a few personnel changes, and there are some questions that remain to be fully answered on the offensive line.

 Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles are listed as the second most probable team to win the Super Bowl next winter. Their schedule strength is middling, and they have a unique situation where either of their top-two QBs can step in and win big games. They also have the fourth-best defense in the league, and with Michael Bennet and Haloti Ngata adding depth to the defensive line, the Eagles will be disruptive up front and tough to beat.

 Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings picked up Sheldon Richardson for a one-year deal and added Mike Hughes at corner. To put it bluntly, the Vikings defense is going to be scary this season. The Purple People Eaters are back and opposing offenses are going to have a rough day each Sunday that they have to face Minnesota. Depending on where you look, you can find the Vikings at the same price to win the Super Bowl as the Eagles, but they opened as the 4th favorite at +1400. The NFC North is brutal, and the Vikings are tied for the 8th toughest schedule this year. But, you know what they say, defense wins championships, and they are No. 1.

 Green Bay Packers

The Packers got a raw deal with the cheap-shot on Aaron Rodgers last year. So, you have to think that despite having the hardest schedule in the NFL, they are coming out with a chip on their shoulder. The Packers opened at +900 (9/1) to win the Super Bowl tied with the Eagles as the second most probable. I think their schedule is probably too difficult given the circumstances to make the Super Bowl. But if they can stay healthy, they’ll play spoiler to a lot of teams throughout the season.

 Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers are the second only to the Pats in the AFC on the betting odds boards, and they are heavy favorites to win their division. Pittsburgh has a projected regular season wins total of 10.5 games, but even though they have cracked the lid on their season wins number year after year, they are underdogs to go past ten wins. The Steelers have one of the weaker schedules in 2018, and it should rank somewhere in the bottom two-thirds. Plus, they are only listed as underdogs against the spread on the early lines just once the entire season. And it’s only a 1-point spread that game comes against the Saints in NOLA. I see the Steelers pulling down 12 wins this year.

It’s the perfect storm for the Steelers in 2018. They have an easy schedule (if any schedule in the NFL could be considered ‘easy’) and this is most certainly Le’Veon Bell’s last season in Pittsburgh, so he has to keep his stock high. In addition to that, the entirety of the offensive line is returning, making it one of the most experienced and cohesive in the league. Big Ben should be well protected, and we could see a record year out of Bell. Pittsburg is also coming into the 2018 season with a top-5 defense. If anyone is going to unseat the Pats in the AFC, it’s Pitt.