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NFL Power Rankings Week 3
by Robert Ferringo - 9/21/2016
Just two weeks into the season and you can smell the stench of panic coating teams throughout the NFL. Everyone knows the gruesome numbers about the probability of a team that starts the season 0-2 making the playoffs (it is somewhere just north of 10 percent). But it is even worse for teams that start 0-3, as only five clubs in the history of the NFL have been able to turn their seasons around after losing their first three games.
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NFL Power Rankings Week 2
by Robert Ferringo - 9/14/2016
Lost in all of the talk about Jack Del Rio's decision to go for a two-point conversion, and thus the win for Oakland over New Orleans last Sunday, was the fact that so many NFL still coaches still don't know when the right time to go for two is. And that idiocy was on full display in Week 1 of the 2016 season.
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NFL Power Rankings Week 1
by Robert Ferringo - 9/8/2016
Summer is dead. Winter is coming. The war drums are sounding on the horizon and echo over the hills. This symphony of ritualized violence, brought to you by the National Football League and the global telecommunications apparatus, is about to commence. And We will all follow the tune. We will allow ourselves to ingest that mystic concoction of gambling and brutality that we've come to know so well. It dulls our collective senses to the ruse that is the NFL. The League, run by the most loathsome and vile collection of sociopaths this side of the "Suicide Squad", has allowed The Game to become diluted.
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2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 17
by Robert Ferringo - 12/30/2015
The two biggest NFL stories of the week were Bill Belichick's decision to kickoff at the start of overtime and the firing of Chip Kelly. Both of them were unique situations. But in a way the media firestorm surrounding both were born of the same fundamental underlying issue: it's all about results.
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2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 16
by Robert Ferringo - 12/24/2015
Merry Christmas to everyone! It is the happiest time of the year - unless you are a professional sports handicapper or a member of the Cleveland Browns. But one of the keys to surviving the holidays is suppressing your seething rage in the name of consumerism and Catholicism, so instead of railing against the NFL and its minions we will get on with the show.
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2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 15
by Robert Ferringo - 12/16/2015
It was announced this week that the league is considering making some officiating changes for the postseason. The idea is that they are going to have someone from the league office working in conjunction with replay officers and officials during the playoff games. My question is this: why the hell isn't the standard throughout the season? Wouldn't that have helped to quell the fecal storm of blown calls and missed plays that have plagued this season?
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2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 14
by Robert Ferringo - 12/9/2015
College football is taking a breath before the bowl game bukakee erupts onto the holiday sports scene. That means that the NFL is front-and-center this weekend and that the attention of the sportsbooks is squarely set on pro football lines. That means that the numbers will be sharper and the line movements more meaningful as every gambler in the country casts their lot in the weekly Thunderdome that is NFL betting.
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2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 13
by Robert Ferringo - 12/2/2015
Playoff football is here. I know there are still five weeks left in the regular season, but from here on out nearly half of all games each week will feature games with major playoff implications. This week just two games - Jags-Titans and Ravens-Miami - feature "dead-money" teams that are just playing out the string. Parity has created opportunity. But don't mistake playoff hopes for actual playoff potential.
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2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 12
by Robert Ferringo - 11/24/2015
Let's get Elias or EPN Stats and Information on this one: when was the last time that the Browns, Raiders and Jaguars were all favored on the same weekend? I'm guessing never. But I don't know if anything serves as a better sign of the fact that the NFL has been terrible this year than that. Combined with the fact that there won't be enough .500 or better college football teams to fill out all the bowl games and facts are facts: there is a lot of awful, ugly football being played in this country right now at all levels.
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2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 11
by Robert Ferringo - 11/18/2015
Bad beats. Every gambler has to endure them. And listening to someone talk about their bad gambling beat is a bit like listening to someone talk about "that one hand of poker that oh my god you wouldn't believe what happened". Since I am gambling every day, and have been for the past decade, I have bad beat stories for days. But I wanted to take a moment to reflect on, honestly, one of the worst beats of my entire NFL betting career, which I endured last week.
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2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 10
by Robert Ferringo - 11/11/2015
Then there were three. We made it halfway through the NFL season and there are currently three undefeated teams still standing. In fitting with the universe's sense of humor, one of those undefeated teams - the one with the greatest odds of living on that island the longest - the New England Patriots, are facing the New York Giants this weekend. The Giants are the very team that spoiled the closest anyone has and maybe ever will from a perfect season when they beat the Patriots in Super Bowl 42 back in 2008.
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2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 9
by Robert Ferringo - 11/4/2015
I get a lot of things wrong as a professional handicapper. It comes with the territory. But I want to take a brief second and crow about one of the things that I have gotten absolutely right: Andrew Luck is not nearly as good as everyone has made him out to be. I have been the only - the ONLY - NFL writer or analyst in the country over the past four years that hasn't been quick to canonize Luck as a legend in the making. Instead, I have written about how I've seen a turnover-prone quarterback that misses too many throws, floats too many balls, and has built a reputation by beating up pathetic opponents in a historically bad division.
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2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 8
by Robert Ferringo - 10/28/2015
I think that this is a dangerous weekend in the NFL. Not just because of the dark, mystical forces that will be at work on All Saints' Day. But because the public seems to be crystalizing in its belief system about Who's Who and What's What in professional football.
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2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 7
by Robert Ferringo - 10/21/2015
I'm a big fan of NFL futures wagering. Rather than having to be the whim of a single individual event - like a side play or total - a futures wager encompasses knowledge and projections of a whole series of events. In a way it is a truer test of actual overall football knowledge, and I feel like there is a constant stream of value available to bold bettors.
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2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 6
by Robert Ferringo - 10/14/2015
Football is a terrible sport. Let me preface this by saying that I love football. I love watching it. I love handicapping and betting on it. I love Sundays and all the drinking, food and adrenaline that comes with it. All of the ancillary enjoyments are what has made football a pillar of our national economy. Football is a drug. And I am an addict.
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2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 5
by Robert Ferringo - 10/8/2015
We have a month's worth of data in the NFL and now we're starting to see the ripples and the contours to how this season will shape itself. Statistical handicappers, like myself, need at least four games' worth of stats before we can make any reliable projections, predictions, or maneuvers. But no matter what your statistic of choice when it comes to NFL handicapping the one number that you should ignore at this point of the season is simple: wins.
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2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 4
by Robert Ferringo - 9/30/2015
So many McCowns. So little time. Quarterback injuries have completely altered the landscape in the NFL. Add in the usual first-month freakouts associated with unpredictably and good/bad starts by certain teams, and the National Football League betting landscape seems as chaotic as ever.
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2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 3
by Robert Ferringo - 9/23/2015
It takes absolutely everything in my power each Sunday to keep from putting my fist through my television by the time I've watched my 250th Draft Kings or Fan Duel commercial. Daily fantasy sports are gambling. They just are. I know that the Supreme Court pulled a semantic tap dance to carve out a niche for them when they outlawed online gaming. But these daily fantasy leagues are obviously gambling.
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2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 2
by Robert Ferringo - 9/16/2015
Overreaction Week is one of my favorite weeks of the NFL season. Those few days after Week 1 games come to a close is unlike anything else during the regular season. Because there are only 16 regular-season football games, compared to 162 baseball games and 82 games apiece to an NBA and NHL season, every win and loss is magnified.
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2015 NFL Power Rankings Week 1
by Robert Ferringo - 9/9/2015
The National Football League is a monolith. It is an all-encompassing, all-enveloping, all-controlling pillar of our American sports and entertainment scene, and the league has become fundamental to our overall economy. It is Big Business. And over the last six months we've all borne witness to The Dark Side. Corruption, scandal, sexual violence, shady back-alley dealing and manufactured, hype-driven controversy have suffocated the national football scene.
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