Saturday, October 6, 2012

Best Bets for Week 5

Here are Old Man Winner's Best bets for week 5. The Falcons on the road against RG3 and the Redskins. The Texans over the Jets. Bills plus the points against SF Browns plus the points in NY. You can find more details here:

Free NFL Picks Week 5

Free NFL Picks are available for Week 5 from the experts at PylonPicks. All 4 experts have taken the Bills and Texans with the point spread.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Top Fantasy Football Targets for Week 4

Here is a list of the top targeted NFL players for Week 4 of the 2012 season.
Brian Hartline had a monster for the Dolphins against the Cardinals.

Player Team



B. Hartline Mia 19 12
L. Fitzgerald AZ 15 8
L. Moore NO 15 7
J. Witten Dal 14 13
M. Colston NO 13 9
V. Cruz NYG 13 9
D. Bryant Dal 13 8
A. Boldin Bal 12 9
R. White Atl 12 8
C. Johnson Det 12 5
D. Bowe KC 12 7
D. Bess Mia 12 7
J. Nelson GB 12 8

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Replacement Referees

After last night's Seahawks/Packers game, it is impossible not to comment on the impact that the replacement referees are having on the integrity of the NFL. The NFL brand and reputation has been tarnished by the referee lockout. The picture below represents the culmination of miscues that have occurred over the last 3 weeks.

During the last 3 weeks, we have seen legendary coaches such as Bill Belichick lose their cool and chase down officials after games. In that same Patriots/Ravens game, John Harbaugh had a run in with a referee while trying to call a timeout. John Fox and Jack Del Rio have been heavily fined for venting their frustrations on the replacement refs during a Monday night matchup in Atlanta (read more). There was the Kyle Shanahan incident where he was livid with a referee's mistake of calling for a 10 second run off at the end of the Bengals/Redskins game (read more). There has always been NFL rules prohibiting verbal or physical abuse of game officials but the current situation has gotten out of control. A lot of it has to do with the lack of respect for these referees by the coaches and players.

There have many other miscues throughout the first 3 weeks of the 2012 NFL season. Here is a replacement referee list of miscues:

1. Seattle granted an extra timeout against the Cardinals.
2. The 49ers were granted challenges without having any timeouts in the Vikings game.
3. A 15 yard unneccesary roughness penalty ended up being a 29 yard penalty in OT of the Titans/Lions game.
4. Refs called for a 10-second runoff after a Redskins false start penalty. The clock had already been stopped previously by a spike. This resulted in Kyle Shanahan's unsportmanlike conduct and the refs then walked off too many penalty yards.
5,. Darrius Heyward-Bey was knocked out and sent to the hospital with a helmet to helmet hit and no flag was thrown.

Feel free to comment and add any more miscues that you have seen. We will add them to the list

Final Thoughts:
The NFL is looking more like the WWE these days with Roger Goodell playing the role of Vince McMahan. However, even a WWE referee knows he must avoid the spotlight and let the grapplers shine.  

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Free NFL Picks Week 3

The experts have made their picks for week 3 of the 2012 season.

Consensus is with the Lions, Cowboys and Cardinals.

The system pick was also the Cowboys.

The Bucs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings against the Cowboys.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday Night Matchup - Giants at Panthers

The New York Giants come into Thursday Night's game shorthanded. Wide receivers Hakeem Nicks and Domenik Hixon are out. Running back Ahmad Bradshaw is also out. Andre Brown is expected to start. Right tackle David Diehl is also out. A tough spot for Eli Manning and the Giants on the road and a short week. All 4 experts like Cam Newton and the Panthers in this one. Check out the free O/U selection:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Week 3 Matchups are Available

Don't forget that there is a Thursday Night football game this week. To see game matchup information between the Giants and Panthers, click here: The Giants are a 1 point favorite in this matchup and the O/U is 51 points

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Week 2 Most Targeted Players

Get on the waiver wire and pickup Rams WR Danny Amendola. He was targeted 16 tomes in week2 and had 15 receptions.

Player Team



V. Cruz NYG 17 11
D. Amendola Stl 16 15
D. Bowe KC 15 8
H. Nicks NYG 15 10
D. Pitta Bal 15 8
D. Sproles NO 14 13
P. Harvin Min 13 12
B. Lloyd NE 13 8
J. Graham NO 13 7
C. Johnson Det 12 8
A. Green Cin 12 7
B. Hartline Mia 12 9
W. Welker NE 11 5
B. Celek Phi 11 8
S. Holmes NYJ 11 3
D. Avery Ind 10 9
M. Bennett NYG 10 5
V. Jackson TB 10 5
R. Rice Bal 10 6
M. Austin Dal 10 5
J. Witten Dal 10 4

To see full list visit:

Underdog Pick for Week 2

Baltimore Ravens (+2.5) at Philadelphia Eagles
John Harbaugh returns to Philadelphia where he coached for 9 years. Harbaugh was the only coach Reid kept when Reid took over as head coach of the Eagles.

I had the Ravens favored in this game by a field goal. I was very shocked to even see the Eagles favored in this one, especially after the Ravens beatdown on Monday Night and the Eagles struggles in Cleveland. Michael Vick was constantly pressured last weekend in Cleveland and was scrambling for his life all day. He got picked off 4 times and only completed 51% of his passes against a decent Browns defense. I expect more of the same from the Ravens defense this Sunday. The Ravens have always been stout against the run too, so I don't expect McCoy to have much of an impact. Desean Jackson and J Maclin are banged up but expected to start for the Eagles.

Take the Ravens plus the Points in this one.

Computer Pick Week 2

Our computer crunched all the betting statistics for week 2 and made a prediction based on trends that favored a particular team. The computer analyzed several angles in this week's matchup between the Titans and Chargers.