The Bengals play division opponents Ravens tonight and although these big cats canâ€™t catch those high flying birds in the standings, Cincinnati is still in contention for a playoff spot, making a victory imperative. The Bengals have a 3-point home field advantage.
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This Sunday the Dallas Cowboys head into Giantsâ€™ Stadium favored by 3.5 points. Their job is to take on Eli Manning, Tiki Barber and company. Manning has been having a tough time during the second half of the season. He has not been able to correct his erratic play that has included poor decision making and off target passes.
It is the Big East game of the season– #13 Rutgers (10-1, 5- 1 Big East) versus #15 West Virginia (9- 2, 4- 2 Big East). Whatâ€™s at stake is a BCS Bowl bid. If Rutgers wins they will go to either the Orange, Sugar or Rose Bowl. Thatâ€™s all that there is to it. Even if #6 Louisville (10- 1, 5- 1 Big East) beats Connecticut (4- 7, 1- 5 Big East) on Saturday, which they should, the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers will still win the Big East title by virtue of their win over Louisville 28- 25 on November 9th.
This season the NFL has added a thirdÂ matchup to its Thanksgiving slate of games.Â Now all football fans are treated to 3 games spanning throughout the holiday, giving bettors a chance to have action while the family is in town.
First up for football fans is a 12:30 ET start as the Detroit Lions welcome the Miami Dolphins to the turf of Ford Field.Â The bookmakersÂ haveÂ installedÂ Miami as a 3-point favorite for this appetizer with the total sitting at 39, as ex-Lions QB Joey Harrington returns at the helm of the Dolphins. After a terrible start to the season – including six losses in their first seven games – Miami has reeled off three victories is a row and is making a run at a postseason berth.
It is the offseason but MLB is still making headlines. On Sunday the Chicago Cubs made the largest splash thus far, reeling in free agent Alfonso Soriano from the Washington Nationals. The details as being reported are a 8 year deal worth about 136 million dollars.
With College basketball and the NBA seasons in full swing, we have slacked on the blog due to getting all the conference and team previews up for the public to read. Once we get those previews completed, the bloggins schedule will go back to normal. For tonight we have some football info to talk about.
Do you think folks are starting to believe in Rutgers? I was doing some musing prior to the game and here’s how I thought it might play out between Rutgers and Louisville– Continue reading “#15 Rutgers over #3 Louisville”
If youâ€™re looking at tonightâ€™s big game as Brady Vs. Manning, then youâ€™ve bought into the hype of the moment. First, there is no Brady Vs. Manning contest, unless you think that regular season stats equal greatness. Most years, except last, Manning has outmatched Brady in the stat area. But who went to the Super Bowl and won it? Last season, neither did. In previous years, only Brady has gone to the big game and won all three of them. To me the case is closedâ€”Brady is superior. He manages to rise into the occasion more often than not in the big game and put his team into a position to win.
In the Big 12, thereâ€™s a major match up between the 18th ranked Oklahoma Sooners (6- 2) and the 22nd ranked Texas A & M Aggies (8- 1). Presently, the surprising Aggies are 4- 1 and in second place in the Big 12 South, with Texas in the number one position. The Sooners are right behind their opponents of the day with a 3- 1 conference grade.
This week Big Ten powers #1 Ohio State and #2 Michigan should have no problem defeating their respective opponentsâ€”unranked Illinois and Ball State.