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  • Blog Post: 2011 NFC EAST DIVISION

    Long considered the 'beast' of all NFL divisions, the NFC East features no less than three Pro Bowl quarterbacks. The division is also the top-heavy favorite with an average 8.875 'win total' for the season per team. Does this mean all four teams are playoff bound in 2011? That's...
  • Blog Post: Marc Lawrence's NFC NORTH DIVISION 2009 FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    Life is a struggle during these troubled times in the Motor City. It's sad when the biggest selling souvenir on Sundays at Ford Field during the football season these days is a paper bag. That's because the Lions' football team is deeper in the tank than the auto industry. It's...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Football Betting Preview (11/29-11/30) from Marc Lawrence

    Now that the bird has been carved and devoured our thoughts turn to the final week of the regular College Football season and an NFL surge that finds teams positioning themselves for playoff openings. Here's our take on some of the big games on this weekend's College and NFL cards. Remember...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Football Betting Preview (10/11-10/12) from Marc Lawrence

    As the population in the world of undefeated football teams continues to dwindle, the pressure begins to mount for those who have been fortunate enough to remain unscathed to this point. With only 17 such residents remaining on the College (15) and NFL (2) fronts, it will be interesting to see how many...
  • Blog Post: WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

    By Marc Lawrence It's Championship Week in the NFL and with it two teams are one win away from playing in Miami for Super Bowl XLIV. Like most football fans nationwide, everyone has an opinion on who those two teams will be. Our database does, too. There are generally two schools of thought...
  • Blog Post: Coaching Down the Stretch

    The final four weeks of the NFL season are tantamount to the stretch run of a Graded Stakes race. It's where big races are won and lost. Its been said many times over that if you don't have the horse you won't win the race. For the most part this adage is right on the money. There are...
  • Blog Post: DO IT TO ME ONE MORE TIME

    By Marc Lawrence Sometimes the price you're asked to pay for success is truly a bargain. And in today's economy, we'll take any and all bargains we can find. Take the case of NFL teams that have just enjoyed winning back-to-back home games during the pre-season. One might think these...
  • Blog Post: 2010 NFC NORTH DIVISION PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence The ‘Black and Blue' is down to two... that is two winning teams with four combined playoff appearances the last three years. Somewhere, Vince Lombardi is rolling over in his grave. Ironically, the two winning teams, Green Bay and Minnesota, have had one common denominator...
  • Blog Post: 2010 NFC EAST DIVISION PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence Long considered the ‘beast' of all NFL divisions, the NFC East features no less than three Pro Bowl quarterbacks. The division is also the top-heavy favorite with an average 8.5 ‘win total' for the season per team. Does this mean all four teams are playoff bound in 2010...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Football Betting Preview (10/25-10/26) from Marc Lawrence

    Lendale White and the Titans look to stay unbeaten on Monday Night Football And then there was one. One undefeated team left in the 2008 NFL season that is. The Tennessee Titans hold that honor while on the College football front no less than nine teams remain unbeaten, including three from the Big...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Football Betting Preview (11/22-11/23) from Marc Lawrence

    Texas Tech-Oklahoma isn't the only big game on Saturday Thanksgiving day is a time for family and friends to gather around the dinner table and share meaningful thoughts. The week before Thanksgiving finds a bountiful schedule filled with meaningful games, especially on the fast-closing college...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Football Betting Preview (11/8-11/9) from Marc Lawrence

    Belichick thrives in situations like he has this Sunday And down the stretch they come. No, we're not talking horse racing. Instead it's the conclusion of the 2008 College Football season and with it an exciting finish awaits. Here is this week's take on some of the big game on taps...
  • Blog Post: NFL Divisional Playoffs

    By Marc Lawrence After expanding its playoff format to 12 teams in 1990, the NFL left the door wide open to the possibilities of a Wild Card team running the table and hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. And while a Wild Card team has done so only seven times in Super Bowl history, five such winners have...
  • Blog Post: 2010 AFC WEST DIVISION PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence When the Denver Broncos selected Tim Terrific with its second pick in the first-round of this year's NFL draft, they issued a statement. It said last year's 8-8 record was not acceptable, not after rookie coach Josh McDaniels shot out to a six-lap lead before a frightful...
  • Blog Post: Marc Lawrence's AFC NORTH DIVISION 2009 FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    Often looked upon as a mediocre division, the frigid AFC North is home to three of the last eight Super Bowl winners. It's also where residing teams are 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS on the conference playoff road outside the North since the division realignment in 2002. Check out conditions in the AFC North...
  • Blog Post: 2011 AFC NORTH DIVISION PREVIEW

    If you've ever wondered why it is Pittsburgh is pretty much a rival to every team in the AFC North, the answer is simple. Three of the teams have connecting histories. Cincinnati and Cleveland were founded by Paul Brown, while the Baltimore Ravens and the city of Cleveland have their own unique relationship...
  • Blog Post: NFC WEST DIVISION 2009 FOOTBALL PREVIEW by Marc Lawrence

    Last year we went out on a limb and predicted that a sleeper team could emerge from the NFC WEST DIVISION and that the Cardinals appeared ready for a breakthrough year. And like the amazing Karnac, Arizona opened the envelope and answered when the Redbirds came within 30 seconds of winning the Super...
  • Blog Post: 2010 AFC SOUTH DIVISION PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence Don't look now, but it appears as if the South may be rising again. Let's put it another way. When quarterbacks go into battle they are the team's Generals. Some are five-star material (Peyton Manning, 99.9 QB rating last season), others are in the process of earning...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Football Betting Preview (11/15-11/16) from Marc Lawrence

    Tony Romo has a key trend in his favor this week Don't look now but with Thanksgiving Day dinner on the burner it's getting to be 'push-comes-to-shove' time in college football. With teams scurrying to become bowl eligible and others looking to protect perfect seasons it is a good...
  • Blog Post: 2010 AFC NORTH DIVISION PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence Once an AFC division powerhouse when operating under the ‘Central' brand, the AFC North has pretty much settled into a two-team loop with Baltimore and Pittsburgh leading the charge. Together, playing under the AFC North umbrella, the Ravens and Steelers combined to go 163...
  • Blog Post: NFL Wild Card Concepts

    By Marc Lawrence Handicapping the NFL Playoffs can be a bit tricky. The knee-jerk reaction is to back home teams. After all, they have been a solid-moneymaker, going 161-131-6 (55.1%) dating back to 1980. Today, however, that would be a mistake as the success of home teams in the playoffs...
  • Blog Post: 2011 AFC EAST DIVISION PREVIEW

    With NFL 'EAST' division teams leading the charge with a combined total of 14 games played in Conference title tilts this new millennium, including a league high five championship game appearances games by squads located in the AFC EAST, it speaks to the strength of this group. So does the division's...
  • Blog Post: 2010 NFC WEST DIVISION PREVIEW

    By Marc Lawrence The days of the wild, wild West are long gone and in the rear view mirror. Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Steve Young and Jerry Rice have been replaced by the likes of Matt Hasselbeck, Matt Leinhart and Larry Fitzgerald in today's NFC West. To illustrate exactly how much of a...
  • Blog Post: Marc Lawrence's NFC EAST DIVISION 2009 FOOTBALL PREVIEW

    Hands down the toughest division in the NFC, and arguably in the entire NFL, the NFC EAST DIVISION is home to the best defensive brand of football in the league. The division completed a �grand slam' of sorts in 2008 when all four residents ended the season with sub 300-yard defenses. To further...
  • Blog Post: NFL Wild Card Angles

    By Marc Lawrence Handicapping the NFL Playoffs can be a bit tricky. The knee-jerk reaction is to back home teams. After all, they have been a solid-moneymaker, going 157-125-6 ATS (55.6%), dating back to 1980. Today, however, that would be a mistake as the success of home teams in the playoffs...