Lootmeister NFL Archives: October 2016 through November 2016

Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick – On Monday Night Football, two teams that really need a win do battle at Lincoln Financial Field, as the Green Bay Packers face the Philadelphia Eagles. Each team stands on the precipice of the season getting away from them. They both started the season strongly, but hit week 12 in a slump needing a win in a big way. Which team can get things pointed in the right direction on MNF? Loot offers his ATS take in this article. (8:30PM EST) – 11/28

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos Pick – In AFC West action, the Kansas City Chiefs meet the Denver Broncos at Mile High in a pivotal divisional matchup in week 12. Both teams carry a 7-3 record into this game, yet each team is still trying to establish some foothold in a very competitive division. Denver is coming off the bye and looks to return with a statement win at home. The Chiefs are looking to bounce back after losing to the Bucs at home on Sunday. Who can come out on the sunny side of this Sunday Night matchup? (8:30PM EST) – 11/27

New England Patriots vs. New York Jets Pick – On Sunday, the New England Patriots come into MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Jets in an AFC East battle. New England won on Sunday to go to 8-2 with firm command of the division. They look for another win this week against a Jets team that is rested after the bye. After a 3-7 start to the season, the Jets look to at least finish strong, as a win here against the division kingpins would be a great start. Who can get the job done and earn the cover in East Rutherford on Sunday? (4:25PM EST) – 11/27

Carolina Panthers vs. Oakland Raiders Pick – The Carolina Panthers come out west on Sunday to face the 8-2 Oakland Raiders. Carolina is on a bit of a roll after a 1-5 start and is still in the mix in the NFC South. They need to start stockpiling wins and have a tough one on the road this week. Oakland is on a roll. But after a draining win in Mexico City on MNF, will they be at peak form on Sunday against a desperate Panthers squad that is rested? Loot breaks down the game and offers his take in this article. (4:25PM EST) – 11/27

Seattle Seahawks vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick – On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks come to Raymond James Stadium to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Seattle has lost just one of their last eight games and looks to further their cause as NFC contenders against the Bucs. Tampa has won two in a row and are back in the thick of it in a crowded NFC South division. On Sunday, the Bucs scored a tough road win over the streaking Chiefs and look for what would really be a big win here against the Seahawks. Who comes out on top on Sunday? (4:05PM EST) – 11/27

Arizona Cardinals vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick – On Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals come to the Georgia Dome to take on the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta is coming off the bye week at 6-4 with a narrow first place lead in the NFC South with a few teams on their heels. The Cardinals lost to Minnesota on Sunday to fall to 4-5-1, as they see the season starting to slip away. Both teams could really use a win. Who can get the “W” this Sunday? Loot breaks down the game and offers his wagering counsel here. (1PM EST) – 11/27

Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints Pick – On Sunday at the Superdome, the Los Angeles Rams come out to face the New Orleans Saints. The Rams have been heading downward in recent weeks, but after getting Jared Goff in there last week, let’s see what he has in his second NFL start against a Saints’ defense that has been dicey this season. Still, the Saints are still in the mix in the NFC South, but a loss would put them on the precipice. Who can get it done at the Superdome on Sunday? Loot gives his ATS take here. (1PM EST) – 11/27

San Diego Chargers vs. Houston Texans Pick – On Sunday, the San Diego Chargers meet the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium in a week 12 AFC battle. San Diego is coming off the bye and at 4-6, can really use a positive development this week. For all their failings, they might be one of the more dangerous sub-.500 teams in the league. Houston is coming off a MNF loss to Oakland in Mexico City and looks to bounce back this week. They hold a narrow lead in the AFC South and look to maintain it at home against the Bolts. Who gets the cover this week? (1PM EST) – 11/27

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick – On Thanksgiving, the Pittsburgh Steelers come into Lucas Oil Stadium to face the Indianapolis Colts. Both teams are 5-5 and tied atop their divisions, despite this season being a disappointment through ten games for both squads. Each team scored well-needed wins on Sunday to even their record and prime themselves for a run. But both teams could really use this one, which should give way to a good high-effort game. Who gets the cover this week? Can Indy make it work without Andrew Luck? Loot offers his take in this article. (8:30PM EST) – 11/24

Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick – Thanksgiving Day also features key NFC East action from AT&T Stadium, as the Washington Redskins visit the Dallas Cowboys. Both teams are in winning form, with Dallas on a massive run of nine straight wins and nine straight covers. But the Redskins have lost just once in their last eight games. Dallas began their streak with a win over this team in week two, as the team that began the streak now looks to end it, with Washington gunning for a signature win this week. Who comes out ahead this week on Thanksgiving Day? (4:30PM EST) – 11/24

Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions Pick – First place in the NFC north division is up for grabs on Thanksgiving Day, with the Minnesota Vikings facing the Detroit Lions in a battle of 6-4 teams. Detroit is on a nice little roll, winning their fifth game in six tries on Sunday. The Vikings notched a big win on Sunday by beating he Cardinals, stopping a disheartening 4-game slide after a 5-0 start. The first game between these teams was an overtime nailbiter. Who gets the win and cover on Thanksgiving? (12:30PM EST) – 11/24

Houston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders Pick – From south of the border on Monday Night Football, the Houston Texans face the Oakland Raiders in a battle of first place teams. In addition to the considerable talent each team will be facing, they will also have to negotiate a faraway road game in altitude in Mexico City. Can Houston put a stop to the high-flying Raiders or will Oakland continue their march upward. Loot offers his take on who covers the spread in El Distrito Federal on Sunday. (8:30PM EST) – 11/21

Green Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins Pick – On Sunday Night Football, the Green Bay Packers come into Landover to face the Washington Redskins. Green Bay is in some trouble, under .500 and on the heels of three straight losses. But to get on the winning track, they’ll need to beat a Redskins team that has quietly gotten on a roll with just one defeat in their last 7 games. Who can get the all-important cover on Sunday Night? (8:30PM EST) – 11/20

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick – The Philadelphia Eagles visit the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in big NFC action from CenturyLink Field. Both teams notched big wins last week, as the Seahawks beat the Pats on the road on Sunday night, while Philly got a much-needed win over Atlanta. Each team looks to keep it rolling this week. Can the Philly defense quell the Seattle offense? And what can rookie Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense get done in this environment and against this home defense? Loot answers these questions and more in this article. (4:25PM EST) – 11/20

New England Patriots vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick – The New England Patriots come to Levi’s Stadium on Sunday to face the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. San Fran is hurting on the heels of eight straight losses, though those looking hard for silver lining can point to them looking better since putting Kaepernick back in, as they covered the spread for the first time last week since week one. But New England will not be in a giving mood after losing at home last Sunday to the Seahawks. Who can get it done and bring home the cover on Sunday? (4:25PM EST) – 11/20

Miami Dolphins vs. Los Angeles Rams Pick – The Miami Dolphins come to the Coliseum to face the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Both teams won last week, with LA breaking a 4-game losing streak, as they now look to get back to the .500 mark. To do so, they’ll have to beat a red-hot Dolphins team that has won four in a row after a rough 1-4 start. Can the Rams get a boost with new starter and top pick Jared Goff? Or will the ‘Fins keep rolling this week? Loot offers his take here. (4:05PM EST) – 11/20

Baltimore Ravens vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick – On Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens come to face the Dallas Cowboys in a battle of teams who both lead their divisions. The streaky Ravens have won back-to-back games to take over first in the AFC North. Meanwhile, the Cowboys beat the Steelers on Sunday with two late TD runs from their rookie star back Ezekiel Elliott. Dallas has both won straight-up and covered the spread in eight straight games. Can they make it nine? Loot offers his take here. (1PM EST) – 11/20

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns Pick – On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers come into FirstEnergy stadium trying to get their season back on the right track against the 0-10 Browns. Pittsburgh has dropped off considerably in recent weeks, but are still in the divisional mix. This week presents a golden opportunity to get back to even on the season. But can Cleveland come up with something or at least cover the big number? Loot offers his take here. (1PM EST) – 11/20

Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick – On Sunday, the resurgent Tennessee Titans look to avenge a defeat from earlier this season when they face the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indy is dire need of a positive development and got healthier in the bye week. Can they separate the Titans from some of the positive momentum they worked so hard to get. Loot offers his take on the game and who will cover the spread in this article. (1PM EST) – 11/20

Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals Pick – In AFC action on Sunday, the Buffalo Bills come to Paul Brown Stadium to face the Cincinnati Bengals. Neither team is doing well, but they’re not far out of it, especially if they get on the winning track this week. With the season slipping away from both teams, which squad can right the ship this week in Cincy? Loot breaks down the game and offers his ATS pick here. (1PM EST) – 11/20

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs Pick – On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit Arrowhead Stadium to face the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bucs got a big win last week and are still in the mix in the NFC South. Kansas City has scored five straight wins and looks to add to it this week at home against the incoming Bucs. Can the Chiefs stay on pace with Oakland in the AFC West race with Oakland or will Tampa have a good day in KC? Loot offers his take here in this article. (1PM EST) – 11/20

Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants Pick – On Sunday, the Chicago Bears come into East Rutherford to face the New York Giants. The Bears had a tough week in suffering a lopsided loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday, both in terms of losing lopsidedly, in addition to a slew of personnel issues. They now face a tough Giants home team that has won 4 straight, including a one-point win over the Bengals on MNF. Can Chicago somehow come up with something or will the Giants keep it rolling at MetLife Stadium? Loot offers his take here. (1PM EST) – 11/20

New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers Pick – On Thursday Night Football in NFC South action, the New Orleans Saints come to visit the Carolina Panthers. Both teams had painful losses in key games last week. But in this division, neither team is out of it yet and could still make a run. But they better get on the winning track here. Carolina has been a profound disappointment this season, while the Saints had been showing signs of life until a crushing loss on Sunday when a go-ahead extra point was run back for a go-ahead score by the Broncos. Which team can make it happen this week? (8:25PM EST) – 11/17

Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Giants Pick – On Monday Night Football, the Cincinnati Bengals come to MetLife to face the New York Giants. Cincinnati is in a bit of trouble, coming off the bye-week at just 3-4-1. To make a move in the AFC North, they need to start getting some positive results. To do so on MNF, they have to win on the road against a Giants’ team that is in a nice groove with three straight wins and their sights set on a postseason slot. Who can get it done on Monday night? (8:30PM EST) – 11/14

Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots Pick – In one of the big games on the week ten schedule, the Seattle Seahawks come into Foxborough to face the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football. Seattle is coming off a nice win on MNF over the Bills and now look to get into a groove with what be a huge win over the 7-1 Pats. The Patriots now try to see if they can continue their roll against a good team. And they have a number to cover, as well. Loot offers his ATS pick in this article with a full breakdown of the game. (8:30PM EST) – 11/13

Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick – In one of the big games on the week ten schedule, the Dallas Cowboys come to Heinz Field to face the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dallas is cruising right along, with seven straight wins and covers. Meanwhile, the Steelers have dropped three in a row where they scored a combined 45 points, a shadow of the formidable offense we saw last season and earlier this year. Can they get their season on the right track against a streaking Dallas team on Sunday>? Loot offers his take here. (4:25PM EST) – 11/13

San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick – On Sunday in NFC West action from Glendale, the San Francisco 49ers come to face the Arizona Cardinals. The Niners have lost seven in a row and have also failed to cover the spread in seven straight games. They’re getting a big number, but face a Cardinals team at home that is really looking for some positive developments after a 3-4-1 record in the first half of the season. Who gets the cover this week? (4:25PM EST) – 11/13

Miami Dolphins vs. San Diego Chargers Prediction – A few weeks ago, this looked like a dud that lied ahead on the schedule. But with both teams in winning form as of late, the Miami Dolphins vs. San Diego Chargers game at Qualcomm Stadium is now a pivotal week ten AFC matchup. Miami came off the bye last Sunday to beat the Jets for their third straight win to get to .500. The Chargers, meanwhile, beat the Titans on Sunday and are now a win away from evening their record on the season. Who gets the cover in Mission Valley on Sunday? (4:05PM EST) – 11/13

Green Bay Packers vs. Tennessee Titans Pick – On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers come to Nashville to face the Tennessee Titans. Green Bay came off the bye with a tough home loss to the Colts on Sunday and at 4-4 need to find a positive development before their season gets sideways. The Titans came up short in San Diego on Sunday, as turnovers spoiled their chances to win in a 43-35 loss. It’s a key game for both teams, so who covers the spread in Nashville this week? (1PM EST) – 11/13

Denver Broncos vs. New Orleans Saints Pick – On Sunday in a big week ten matchup, the Denver Broncos try to shake off a Sunday Night Football loss to the Raiders as they visit the surging Saints in the Superdome. The Saints have seen better defensive play and an exploding run-game lead to 4 wins in their last five games, as they are now 4-4 after an 0-3 start to the season. The 6-3 Broncos need wins to keep pace in an AFC West division that means business this season. In this article, Loot explores this matchup and offers his wagering guidance. (1PM EST) – 11/13

Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick – On Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons come to Lincoln Financial Field to face the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s a pivotal game for both teams. Atlanta would love to take it to 7-3 heading into the bye week. But Philadelphia is on a slide after a positive start to the season, dropping 4 of five games and now needing a win to stay in the mix. Who can come out ahead on Sunday and cover the spread? Loot offers his wagering guidance in this article. (1PM EST) – 11/13

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Carolina Panthers Pick – On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs come to Charlotte to face the Carolina Panthers. At home, the Panthers are looking for their third straight win, as they try to extricate themselves from a 1-5 start. To do so, they will need to beat a streaking Kansas City team that has won 4 straight to get their record to 6-2. Who covers the spread this week at Bank of America Stadium? (1PM EST) – 11/13

Los Angeles Rams vs. New York Jets Pick – On Sunday, the LA Rams come out to MetLife Stadium to face the New York Jets. The Rams are really sideways now after four straight losses including a home loss to the Panthers on Sunday. They need something good to happen and quickly. They take to the road for a tough spot against the Jets. New York lost on Sunday, as well, but had won two straight before that and had at least shown some signs of life. Who can get the cover on Sunday? (1PM EST) – 11/13

Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins Pick – The Minesota Vikings come into FedEx Field on Sunday to face the Washington Redskins. It’s an important game for both teams. Minnesota has dropped three in a row after a 5-0 start and will be eager to stop the bleeding. And at 4-3-1, the Redsins want to put together some wins to make a run at repeating as NFC East champions. Who can get it done on Sunday? Loot chimes in here. (1PM EST) – 11/13

Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Prediction – On Sunday, the Houston Texans come to EverBank Stadium to face the Jacksonville Jaguars in AFC South action. The Texans look to add another divisional win, though they have looked pretty bad in all their road games this season. The Jags, meanwhile, are on a slide once again and look to reverse momentum this week at home. Who can get the job done this week and get the cover? Loot offers his two cents here. (1PM EST) – 11/13

Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick – On Sunday, the Chicago Bears meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Chicago is coming off a bye week following a 2-6 start, but are hoping for better results in the second half after going into the bye with a nice win over the Vikes. The Buccaneers are looking to break a 2-game losing streak and get back on the winning track at home, where they haven’t won a game this season yet. Can they make this game their first? (1PM EST) – 11/13

Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick – On Thursday Night Football, the Cleveland Browns come to MT&T Bank Stadium to face the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football. These teams already played in week 2, with Baltimore having to rally back from a 20-0 deficit to win. The Browns still haven’t won a game and are 0-9. The Ravens won last week to snap a losing streak and even their mark at 4-4. Can the Browns again give the Ravens some resistance or will the Ravens cruise and get their record above the .500 mark? Loot offers his ATS advice here. (8:25PM EST) – 11/10

Buffalo Bills vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick – On Monday Night Football, the Buffalo Bills come to CenturyLink to face the Seattle Seahawks. Neither team has won in their last two tries, as both squads hunger for a big MNF win. The Bills had won 4 in a row before dropping their last two. And after a tie against the Cardinals, the Seahawks fell on the road to the Saints on Sunday. Can Buffalo make the long road trip and produce? Or will Seattle shake it off and get after it on MNF? Oh, and who will cover the spread? (8:30PM EST) – 11/7

Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders Pick – On Sunday Night Football, the AFC West takes center stage, as the Denver Broncos visit the Oakland Raiders in a battle of 6-2 teams. After a small rough patch, the Broncos have righted the ship with two straight wins. Oakland continues to thrill with yet another heart-stopping win on Sunday. Who gets out of Oakland in this one with the cover? (8:30PM EST) – 11/6

Tennessee Titans vs. San Diego Chargers Pick – On Sunday, the Tennessee Titans take on the San Diego Chargers from Qualcomm Stadium. The Titans, after a seemingly endless struggle, are starting to make some headway and find themselves at 4-4 after winning three of their last four. But going across the country to face a dangerous San Diego bunch stands out as a tough road assignment. Can the Titans take another step forward or will the Chargers step up at home and get the job done? Loot opines in this piece. (4:25PM EST) – 11/6

Carolina Panthers vs. Los Angeles Rams Pick – In key NFC action on Sunday, the Carolina Panthers make the long trip to the LA Coliseum to face off with the Los Angeles Rams. Carolina is trying to extricate themselves from the wreckage after a rough start to the season. But after a promising win on Sunday, the defending conference champions are looking to get on one of their patented win streaks. The streaky Rams are coming off a bye week and are hoping they can get on a good roll now after three straight losses. Loot offers his betting advice in this article. (4:05PM EST) – 11/6

New Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers Prediction – On Sunday from Levi’s Stadium, the New Orleans Saints visit the Sam Francisco 49ers. The Saints were looking bad to open the season, but have injected some hope into their season with 3 wins in 4 games, including a win over the Seahawks on Sunday. For San Fran, they are well-rested. That’s about the only good thing one can say about them after six straight losses. Who can cover the spread on Sunday? (4:05PM EST) – 11/6

Dallas Cowboys vs. Cleveland Browns Pick – The Dallas Cowboys look to make it 7 in a row against the winless 0-8 Cleveland Browns on Sunday, as Dallas comes into FirstEnergy Stadium as big road favorites in week nine. Can the Cowboys, with rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott leading the way on offense, keep the ball rolling or will the Browns be able to make some things happen? Could this be a tougher road test than what the Cowboys and their backers have in mind? Loot offers his take on who will cover the spread this week? (1PM EST) – 11/6

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick – In AFC North action, the Pittsburgh Steelers come to MT&T Bank Stadium to face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. The Steelers are trying to keep it together with Roethlisberger out and will be relying on Landry Jones and guys like Le’Veon Bell to keep the ball rolling while awaiting Big Ben’s return. The Ravens have squandered a 3-0 start with 4 straight losses and look for a positive development at home in a divisional game on Sunday. Loot gives his take on who will cover the spread in this one. (1PM EST) – 11/6

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs Prediction – On Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, the Jacksonvile Jaguars come to visit the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC battle. The Chiefs have been doing well, but some injuries could come back to bite them. Jacksonville has their own issues to worry about and is in dire need of something positive to happen. Who can get the cover this week in Kansas City? (1PM EST) – 11/6

New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins Pick – On Sunday, the New York Jets come into Hard Rock Stadium to face the New York Jets. The Jets and the Dolphins are both on a little run with two straight wins and the winner of this game will be able to move forward with some level of hope. The Jets overcame a big deficit to beat the Browns on Sunday, while the Dolphins are coming off a bye following consecutive wins over the Steelers and Bills. Who can shine on Sunday? Loot gives his ATS pick here. (1PM EST) – 11/6

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants Pick – In NFC East action on Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles come to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Giants. The Eagles and Giants are both 4-3 with his being a pivotal divisional game. It should be a good one between two teams that have been all over the place in terms of form this season. Can the Eagles get untracked against an improved Giants’ defense? Can Eli and Company get things rolling against the resourceful Philly “D?” Loot offers his take on who will cover the spread in this one. (1PM EST) – 11/6

Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick – On Sunday, the Detroit Lions come to U.S. Bank Stadium to face the Minnesota Vikings in NFC North action. Detroit lost on Sunday, but had been making a move before that. Can the streaky Lions get on the right track on the road this week? Minnesota is also pining for a win after back-to-back losses following a 5-0 start to the season. Can they shine in their new home digs? Loot offers his wagering counsel in this article. (1PM EST) – 11/6

Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick – On Thursday Night Football, the NFC South takes center stage, as the Atlanta Falcons take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. The Falcons ended a slide on Sunday with a last-minute TD drive to narrowly defeat the Packers, 33-32. The Bucs, however, saw late dramatics spoil their Sunday, as the Raiders surged late to tie the game and win in overtime. They will be eager to atone for that at home this week and get their season back on the right track. Who covers the spread on Thursday? Loot chimes in here. (8:25PM EST) – 11/3

Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears Pick – On Monday Night Football, the Minnesota Vikings come into Soldier Field for a showdown with the Chicago Bears. This NFC North matchup features a home Chicago team that really needs something good to happen against a Vikings team that tasted the sourness of defeat for the first time last week. In their second straight road game, can the Vikings thrive in the role of road dog this week or will the Bears spring to life a bit? (8:30PM EST) – 10/31

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick – On Sunday Night Football, the Philadelphia Eagles head into AT&T Stadium to face the Dallas Cowboys in an NFC East showdown. Both teams have done well this season with surprise faces in key spots. Dallas is rested and looking for a key divisional home win. But the Eagles righted their ship after a stormy passage with a win over previously undefeated Minnesota on Sunday. Can they get the big win this week? Loot chimes in with his two cents here. (8:30PM EST) – 10/30

More Week 8 Sunday NFL Plays: Colts +3, Browns +2 and Saints +2.

Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos Pick – On Monday Night Football in a key AFC battle of 4-2 teams, the Houston Texans and Brock Oswiler come to Mile High to face the Denver Broncos. Can Osweiler return to his former stomping grounds and thrive after a great comeback overtime win over the Colts on Sunday? Or will the suddenly-sliding Broncos get back on the winning track? Loot opines here. (8:30PM EST) – 10/24

Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick – On Sunday Night Football, the Seattle Seahawks make the trip down south for an NFC West battle against the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals triumphed last Monday against the Jets in a lopsided win to get back to .500, while the Seahawks are coming off a hard-fought win at home against the high-flying Falcons that helped them move their record to 4-1. Which team can take another step forward this week? Loot offers his advice in this article (8:30PM EST) – 10/23

San Diego Chargers vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick – The San Diego Chargers come to the Georgia Dome with Philip Rivers and Company to face the Atlanta Falcons in key week 7 action. The Chargers won last Thursday against the Broncos and look to spring the upset on the road this week against a Falcons team that nearly beat the Seahawks on Sunday. Can Atlanta bounce back from a tough loss and get back on the winning track at home? And who will cover the spread? (4:05PM EST) – 10/23

Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick – The unbeaten Minnesota Vikings come to Lincoln Financial Field to face the Philadelphia Eagles is a key NFC matchup on Sunday. The unbeaten Vikings haven’t missed covering the spread and are coming off the bye week. Meanwhile, the Eagles are at home after losing two straight following a 3-0 start. Can they get back to winning against the red-hot Vikes? (1PM EST) – 10/23

Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers Pick – Thursday Night Football features a showdown at Lambeau, as the Chicago Bears come to face the Green Bay Packers. At 1-5, the Bears are looking for a positive development and they might find it if they could just get some closure from an offense that has suddenly become quie prolific, just without the points that go with it. Meanwhile, the Packers continue to struggle on offense, with an off-tune Rodgers and Company really laboring in a distressing home loss to the Cowboys last week. Which team covers the spread on Thursday? (8:25PM EST) – 10/20

Week 6 NFL Lines – Here is a summary of all the point spreads and totals on tap for week 6 NFL football betting. In asddition, Loot offers his thoughts and sets the landscape for week 6. Take a look at this tidy summary and let’s see if we can stick it the bookie this week!

New York Jets vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick – The New York Jets make the trip to Glendale to face the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football. The Cardinals, fancied by many as a leading NFC conference contender, has started 2-3 and looks to get to .500 and see their season take off this week against a struggling Jets bunch. On Sunday, the Jets were dominated by the Steelers to fall to 1-4 on the season, as they look for a positive development this week in a tough road spot. Who covers the spread on Monday Night Football? (8:30PM EST) – 10/17

Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans Pick – The Indianapolis Colts come to NRG Stadium for a Sunday Night Football matchup against the Houston Texans. The Colts won last week to get to 2-3 as they try to recover from a bad start. Can they get to .500 against the Texans? Houston lost badly to the Vikings on Sunday, but are better at home and look to get on the winning track this week. Who covers the spread on Sunday night? (8:30PM EST) – 10/16

Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers Pick – The Dallas Cowboys visit Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers in a key NFC matchup of one-loss teams. Dallas has won four in a row, bolstered by the great rookie performances of Dak Prescott and the NFL’s leading rusher, Ezekiel Elliott. But they face a daunting road spot this week against a Green Bay bunch that posted a win over the Giants on Sunday after coming off the bye. Loot offers his ATS guidance in this piece. (4:25PM EST) – 10/16

Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick – The Atlanta Falcons visit the Seattle Seahawks in a big NFC matchup on Sunday in week six. The Seahawks are coming off the bye week at 3-1, but might have their hands full this week. The Falcons are on a run of four straight wins and covers, including a win over the previously unbeaten Broncos this past Sunday. After beating both teams from the last Super Bowl, can they top Seattle on the road? Loot offers his take here. (4:25PM EST) – 10/16

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders Pick – The Kansas City Chiefs come to the Coliseum on Sunday to face the Oakland Raiders in AFC West action. The Raiders beat the Chargers to go to 4-1 on the season and are starting to assume the look of a real contender. The Chiefs, however, have dramatically reversed form before and could do it again coming off a bye at 2-2. Who is in a better position to cover the spread on Sunday? (4:05PM EST) – 10/16

Cincinnati Bengals vs. New England Patriots Pick – The Cincinnati Bengals come to Foxborough to face the New England Patriots on Sunday. Tom Brady returns home after making his 2016 season debut with a huge performance against the Browns on the road. The Bengals are on the verge of seeing this season get a little sideways on them. Can they find success in what figures to be a wild Gillette Stadium on Sunday? Loot offers his wagering counsel in this article. (1PM EST) – 10/16

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins Pick – In NFC East action, the Philadelphia Eagles come to FedEx Field to take on the Washington Redskins. The Eagles lost their first game of the season in a squeaker to Detroit last week and look to reclaim their winning ways against the streaking Redskins. Washington looked rough and depreciated from last season in an 0-2 start, before rallying back with three straight wins, including a road win over the Ravens this past Sunday. Which team gets the upper hand this Sunday? (1PM EST) – 10/16

San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills Pick – The San Francisco 49ers come to New Era Field on Sunday for a matchup with the surging Buffalo Bills. After a shutout win over the Rams in week one, San Francisco has lost four in a row, losing to the Cardinals last Thursday. They face a Buffalo team this week that has overcome an 0-2 start to win three in a row, including a 30-19 road win over the streaking Rams on Sunday. Who covers the spread this week? (1PM EST) – 10/16

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Miami Dolphins Pick – The Pittsburgh Steelers come to Hard Rock Stadium to face the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. It’s been a rough start for Miami at 1-4 and they look for a positive development at home against a 4-1 Steelers team. After a strange loss to the Eagles, the Steelers have won twice with two easy covers. Can they cruise again on the road this week or will Miami provide some resistance and find some answers? (1PM EST) – 10/16

Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints Pick – In NFC South action from the Superdome, the Carolina Panthers come into town to face the New Orleans Saints. The Saints were able to take some momentum into the bye week, following a come-from-behind road win over the Chargers. They will be hosting a desperate Carolina team that has started the season at 1-4. The defending conference champions need to get on the winning track if they hope to salvage the season. Loot offers his wagering advice here. (1PM EST) – 10/16

Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions Pick – The Los Angeles Rams come to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday in key NFC action. The Rams lost on Sunday, but a three-game win-streak still makes them a team to watch. Detroit ended a three-game losing streak on Sunday with a tough win over the unbeaten Eagles. In a dire situation, the Lions got some big plays from their defense to yank victory from the jaws of defeat. Which team can get it done in Detroit on Sunday? (1PM EST) – 10/16

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Chicago Bears Pick – The Jacksonville Jaguars come to Soldier Field on Sunday to face the Chicago Bears. Neither team has thrived this season, as each squad enters this matchup with one win. There are signs of promise, however, as the Jaguars won their last game against the Colts in London, followed by a bye. Chicago has also seen their offense take off a bit with Brian Hoyer and rookie back Jordan Howard. Who does Loot like to cover the spread in this one? (1PM EST) – 10/16

Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers Pick – In AFC West action on Thursday Night Football, the Denver Broncos come to Qualcomm Stadium to face the San Diego Chargers. Without Trevor Siemian starting, the Broncos fell at home to the Falcons for their first loss of the season. They look to bounce back this Thursday against a Chargers team that keeps finding new ways to blow possible wins. They fell to 1-4 on the season with a 34-31 loss to the Raiders on Sunday, though they could be 5-0 or at least 4-1 with any breaks whatsoever. Who covers the number on Thursday? (8:25PM EST) – 10/13

Week 5 NFL Lines – After seeing some wacky results through four weeks, we approach week 5 of the NFL season with trepidation, along with hopefulness and optimism. In this article, Loot gives the lines and totals for each game on the week five schedule, while offering some observations on the first four weeks and beyond.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers Pick – On Monday Night Football, the NFC South takes center stage, with two teams looking to get on the right track at 1-3, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are looking at being without their MVP Cam Newton in a time where the margin for error is low at 1-3. The defending conference champion Panthers host a Tampa team also looking to make some things happen at 1-3. How will it all shake out on MNF? (8:30PM EST) – 10/10

New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers Pick – The New York Giants come into Lambeau Field to face the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football. The Giants have blown a good start to the season by losing two straight to go to 2-2. On the short week after a MNF loss, they come to Lambeau to face a 2-1 Packers team coming off the bye. Will the Giants be able to match the energy of the Packers in their second straight road game? Or will the Packers start putting their stamp on this season? Loot offers his two cents here. (8:30PM EST) – 10/9

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick – The Cincinnati Bengals look to nose above .500 this week as they visit the 3-1 Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys are 3-1 and look to have hit their stride despite not having Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, with rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott carrying the load. The Bengals got a nice win on Thursday to position themselves for a little run, but it won’t be easy against a grooving Cowboys bunch. Who covers the spread this week? (4:25PM EST) – 10/9

Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Rams Prediction – The Buffalo Bills come to the L.A. Coliseum on Sunday to face the Los Angeles Rams. Both teams have righted the ship after bad starts to the season. The Bills have won two games, beating the Cardinals and Patriots decisively. The Rams, meanwhile, have won three in a row after a really rough week one loss. Who can keep the good momentum going at the Coliseum, where the Rams fans should be out in full-force? (4:25PM EST) – 10/9

San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders Pick – In AFC West action on Sunday, the San Diego Chargers meet their old rival the Oakland Raiders. Oakland is 3-1 with all three wins on the road, as they look to add a home win over a Chargers team that should be 4-0, but is sitting at 1-3. It’s been a disheartening start to the season for the Bolts. Can they right the ship against the surging Raiders? Or will the Silver and Black start establishing themselves as a contender in the coming weeks? (4:25PM EST) – 10/9

Atlanta Falcons vs. Denver Broncos Pick – The Atlanta Falcons come into Mile High to face the Denver Broncos. The Broncos are unbeaten and the Falcons have won three in a row, including two straight games packed full of major offensive fireworks. Can they keep it rolling on the road against this Denver home defense? Combined, these teams have covered their last six preads. Who covers this week? (4:05PM EST) – 10/9

New England Patriots vs. Cleveland Browns Pick – The New England Patriots come to face the winless Cleveland Browns on Sunday, as they see their hero Tom Brady emerge from a 4-game suspension. The Pats were 3-1 in Brady’s absence, including a shutout loss to the Bills on Sunday. Can Brady hit the ground running? Or will the dangerous-in-spurts Browns provide more resistance at home than what some might think? Loot offers his betting advice in this article. (1PM EST) – 10/9

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Detroit Lions Pick – The Philadelphia Eagles look to stay on a roll when they visit the Detroit Lions on Sunday. At 3-0, the Eagles are coming off a smashing win over the Steelers, followed by a bye-week that leaves them rested to face the Lions. Detroit has squandered a positive start with three straight losses. Can they do what they’ve done before and suddenly reverse form again? Did the bye week cool down the Eagles’ jets? Can Philly rookie QB Carson Wentz continue to shine? Questions are abound. Loot gives his pick here. (1PM EST) – 10/9

Houston Texans vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick – The Houston Texans come to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday to face the unbeaten Minnesota Vikings. These teams have covered 7 out of 8 spreads and while the Vikes are unbeaten, the Texans have quietly gotten off to a nice 3-1 start. Can the Vikings keep the ball rolling in their new stadium after 2 wins there or can Houston upset the apple cart? Loot offers his take in this article. (1PM EST) – 10/9

New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick – The New York Jets come into Heinz Field on Sunday to face the Pittsburgh Steelers. With back-to-back losses and a turnover frenzy ensuing, the Jets look for a better result this week, but will be hard-pressed to find positive momentum against this Steelers bunch. On Sunday night, Pittsburgh decimated the Chiefs and saw the return of Le’Veon Bell, who makes this offense that much stronger. Who covers the spread in Pittsburgh? Loot chimes in here. (1PM EST) – 10/9

Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts Prediction – The Chicago Bears come to Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday to face the Indianapolis Colts in a battle of 1-3 teams. Chicago got off the schneid on Sunday with a win over the Lions and might have a brewing QB controversy with Jay Cutler and Brian Hoyer, who threw for over 300 in the Bears’ first win of the year. They will have to overcome a desperate Colts team that lost in London to the Jaguars last week. Will Indy be able to get this must-win at home? Loot opines here. (1PM EST) – 10/9

Washington Redskins vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick – The Washington Redskins come to MT&T Stadium to face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. The Redskins started pretty horribly, but have somewhat quietly righted the ship with two straight wins to even their slate. Baltimore lost their first game this past Sunday with a one-point squeaker to the Raiders, but are still vastly improved, especially on defense. Which team covers the spread this week in Baltimore? Loot gives his opinion here. (1PM EST) – 10/9

Tennessee Titans vs. Miami Dolphins Pick – The Tennessee Titans come to Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday as they face the Miami Dolphins in a battle of 1-3 teams trying to get their seasons on the right track. The Titans lost to the Texans on Sunday by a TD, while the ‘Fins are trying to shake off a bad loss to the Bengals on Thursday night. Who can lend some positivity to their season this week? Loot gives his take in this article. (1PM EST) – 10/9

Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick – In NFC West action, the Arizona Cardinals come to Levi’s Stadium to face the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football. Both teams are in need of a win after each winning just one of their first 4 games. And Arizona, a conference favorite heading into the season, is now without Carson Palmer, with old standby Drew Stanton due to start. Can they deliver on the road in these conditions or will the Niners be able to get business done at home? Loot offers his betting advice here. (8:25PM EST) – 10/6

Week 4 NFL Lines – In this piece, all the NFL lines are covered, along with totals for each game on the week four NFL schedule. Loot also discusses some of the idiosyncracies we’ve seen in the young NFL season. Some surprise teams are thriving, while some contenders are already facing a mini-crisis situation. Take a look at the betting board for week 4 and see if there’s something that tickles your fancy! Good luck!

New York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick – The New York Giants come into U.S. Bank Stadium to face the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football. The Giants are looking to rebound from a loss to the Redskins on Sunday, which was their first loss of the season after a 2-0 start. Meanwhile, the Vikings have won and covered the spread in all three of their games, but might have their hands full with the Giants’ aerial attack. Who covers the spread in this NFC battle? (8:30PM EST) – 10/3

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick – The Kansas City Chiefs come to Heinz Field to face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football. The Chiefs are coming off a nice win on Sunday over the New York Jets, where KC never lost control in a 24-3 rout. They look to keep it going in a big matchup against what should be an irritated Steelers team that was shockingly throttled by the Eagles on Sunday. Can the Steelers rediscover their form from weeks one and two? Can Kansas City produce a good road effort this week? Loot offers his take in this article. (8:30PM EST) – 10/2

Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick – The Los Angeles Rams have won two in a row since a week one shutout loss to the Niners. They come into Arizona on Sunday to face an irritated 1-2 Cardinals team that will be trying very hard to see their season fall to 1-3. Can the Cardinals come back to life just in time to host what looks like an LA team that has worked some things out? Or can the Rams force another drawn-out battle in this NFC West matchup and cover the spread or even win? Loot offers his take in this article. (4:25PM EST) – 10/2

New Orleans Saints vs. San Diego Chargers Pick – The New Orleans Saints come to Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday to face the San Diego Chargers. Returning home is prodigal son Drew Brees, who first sowed his rep on this field. But he is unfortunately saddled with a Saints’ defense that threatens to undermine his efforts, as he is still leading a powerful offense. Can they get their first win against a dangerous Chargers team? Or will the Chargers fight through the injuries and hand out a beating to the Saints? Loot gives his wagering advice here! (4:25PM EST)

Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick – On Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys come to Levi’s Stadium to face the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners opened strong here in week one with a shutout win, before floundering the past two weeks in tough road games against the Panthers and Seahawks. Will they get well at home or will Dallas keep showing progress after two straight wins? Loot gives his take in this article. (4:25PM EST) – 10/2

Denver Broncos vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick – On Sunday, the unbeaten Denver Broncos come to Florida and Raymond James Stadium to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs are coming off a tough home loss to the Rams last week, but would put a lot of wind in their sails if they were the first to beat the Broncos this week. But with a defense that still looks like the “goods” and a promising start for QB Trevor Siemian, the Broncos won’t be easy to derail. Who covers the spread in this battle? (4:05PM EST) – 10/2

Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots Pick – In AFC East action in week 4, the Buffalo Bills come into Foxboro to face the 3-0 New England Patriots. Buffalo got on the winning track last week with a big win over the favored Arizona Cardinals. They hope to now take that good momentum into New England on Sunday. The Patriots are playing their last game without Tom Brady, but both of their back-ups are banged up. Will that be enough to trouble a Patriots team that seems to always rise above the problems that cripple other teams? Loot offers his ATS take in this article. (1PM EST) – 10/2

Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick – In an important NFC south battle, the defending conference champion Carolina Panthers come into the Georgia Dome to face the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons have looked pretty good in going 2-1 in their first three games, including an impressive week three win on Monday Night Football. They look to keep it rolling at home, but will be facing a Panthers team that will be looking to get into gear and not fall to 1-3. Can the Panthers get back into form or are the Falcons for real? Loot posits his take here. (1PM EST) – 10/2

Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Jets Pick – The Seattle Seahawks come to East Rutherford for a Sunday afternoon game with the New York Jets. The Seahawks rebounded from a rough loss to the Rams with a big win over the 49ers in week three where their offense finally got untracked. Will that continue against a tough Jets’ home defense and with Russell Wilson on a gimpy ankle? Or will the Jets be able to come back from an 8-turnover loss to the Chiefs to get back on the winning path at home? (1PM EST) – 10/2

Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans Prediction – On Sunday, the Tennessee Titans visit the Houston Texans for an AFC south battle in week four action. The Titans fell at home in a tough week three loss to the Raiders and look to even it up at 2-2. Houston will be in no mood for such sentiment after getting embarrassed on Thursday Night Football in a 27-0 shutout loss to the Patriots. Who can shake off the loss and get back on the right track this week? Loot chimes in with his wagering guidance in this article. (1PM EST) – 10/2

Oakland Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick – In a battle of rising AFC teams, the 2-1 Oakland Raiders come to MT&T Bank Stadium to face the unbeaten Baltimore Ravens. Oakland showed they can win resourcefully with a 17-10 road win over the Titans on Sunday, while Baltimore also won on the road with a 19-17 win over the Jaguars in week three. Is the Baltimore resurgence real? Can their “D” handle a high-powered incoming Oakland bunch? Can the Raiders win back-to-back road games? Questions are abound and Loot tries to answer some of them in this article. (1PM EST) – 10/2

Cleveland Browns vs. Washington Redskins Pick – The Cleeland Browns come to FedEx Field on Sunday to face the Washington Redskins. The Browns are searching for their first win with a third-string QB in rookie Cody Kessler, but they’ve shown some signs of life on offense. They will have to deal with a Redskins bunch that seemed to find life with their first win on Sunday. Who comes out ahead in this one? Loot gives his betting counsel in this article. (1PM EST) – 10/2

Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears Prediction – In an NFC north matchup from Soldier Field, the Detroit Lions face the Chicago Bears in week four action. Detroit nearly came back to beat the Packers in a big comeback bid last week, before falling to 1-2 on the season. They look to make it 2-2 against a winless Chicago team that looks to have numerous issues on both sides of the ball and has lost their ability to benefit from home-field advantage with 12 losses in their last 13 games at Soldier Field. Who covers the spread in this battle? (1PM EST) – 10/2

Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pick – The Indianapolis Colts face the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC South battle in Wembley Stadium in London, England in a Sunday morning game beginning at 9:30AM Eastern. The Colts got the wind in their sails they needed in a big comeback win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Jacksonville, meanwhile, lost on a late FG on Sunday and a trip to London might not be what the doctor ordered after what’s been a deflating 0-3 start where a supposed upgrade has yet to take hold. Who comes out on top in this trans-Atlantic encounter? (9:30AM EST) – 10/2

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NFL Betting

Reduced Juice – Loot explains how reduced odds football betting works and where you can find this valuable asset.

What is a Point Spread? – Many new to the game struggle to understand why one side has a (+) while the other has a (-) in front of a team. We explain what the spread is and how it works.

Football Bets – All the different types of wagers that you can make when betting on football games.

What Professional Handicappers Do – Learn the tricks of the trade and increase your odds of beating the books!

Key Numbers – The article that bookies don’t want you to read!

NFL Betting Quiz – Test your football wagering prowess with Loot’s 10 question quiz!

Super Bowl 52 Predictions – Loot gives his preseason picks for which teams are most likely to win “the big game” along with middle of the road and a longshot that is sure to surprise you!

2017 NFL Season Wins Predictions – Loot breaks down every team and gives his opinion on how they’ll do vs. the number!

2017 NFL Bye Weeks – The first set start in Week 5 and the final byes take place in Week 11. Loot also gives tips on betting on teams coming off byes.

2017 NFL Coaching Changes – We seem to be in an era where football coaches become disposable in an instant if they don’t win. 2016 was no different as a handful of teams made the switch. Check out who went where right here!

Misc.

Famous Football Players – Biographies of the best and greatest NFL football players of all-time.

Greatest NFL Players of All Time – A list of all time greats at each position. Each position has it’s own dedicated article!

Best Quarterbacks of All Time – Joe Montana heads our list of top 10 QB’s, however, Tom Brady is a sure bet to give him a run for his money by the time his career is said and done.

Best Running Backs of All Time – We list the top 10 greatest ball carriers of all-time. The order may be debatable, as Jim Brown, Barry Sanders and Walter Payton all brought something special to the gridiron.

Football Lingo – One must be very familiar with all of the terms, slang and jargon associated with this game to win at football betting. Find a slew of pigskin terminology right here!

Football Quotes – Funny and memorable sayings from around the National Football League including comments made by Vince Lombardi and John Madden.