VIP On the Mark | While the quality of the NFL product has certainly been lessened over past seasons, the New England Patriots continue to be the model of excellence. In the words of AC/DC, “for those about to rock, we salute you.”
While the quality of the NFL product has certainly been lessened over past seasons, the New England Patriots continue to be the model of excellence. In the words of AC/DC, “for those about to rock, we salute you.”
Although the Pats were a rather pedestrian 4-4 against the spread prior to Sunday night’s matchup in Denver, bookmakers are rightly fearful of the New England/OVER parlay and teaser play that has often made winners of the betting public.
So seeing the Broncos fall 41-16 to Tom Brady & Company, who were 7-point road favorites, was just another example of how the rich get richer backing Belichick’s Bunch. Bill sure knows how to coach’em up each week and Brady looks like he can play another five years when he turns 45. By then he may own every quarterback record the NFL has to offer.
As proficient and surgical as the Patriots looked a Mile High above sea level, the New York Giants have dipped so far below the Mendoza Line that head coach Ben McAdoo may not last the week if rumors of his imminent demise turn out to be factual. Being an small road favorite to a winless 49ers team and then losing by 10 is inexcusable to fans in the Big Apple who eat, sleep and drink Giants football.
Cleveland can go 0-9 and blow a 10-0 first quarter lead for brave bettors who took them as a 12 or 12.5 point dog at Detroit. You fully expect that type of ineptness out of the Browns, who couldn’t even submit the paperwork in time to obtain A.J. McCarron from Cincinnati. You can’t blame Tom Coughlin if he feels vindicated for all those hacks who thought a new voice was needed to coach the G-Men.
Now Eli Manning is hearing those voices saying he should be benched in favor of third stringer Davis Webb. The critics want no part of No. 2 man Geno Smith.
They saw his act with the Jets and booed him off stage. Management still thinks Eli gives the Giants their best chance to win, but at 1-8 winning doesn’t really matter much anymore this season.
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