Podcast: NFL Midseason Review and Preview

 

Andy and Nate look back at the NFL season, and discuss teams that have surprised and disappointed. They look ahead to the final nine weeks and pick teams to buy and sell going forward. They begin the show by discussing Todd Gurley’s smart move and bad beats.

Nate’s power ratings and cheat sheet for Week 9

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NFL Picks: Week 9 Power Ratings and Cheat Sheet

Here are the two charts for this week:

Team After Week 7 After Week 8
Rams (2.5) 12.5 12
Patriots (3.5) 10 10
Saints (3.5) 9 9.5
Chiefs (3) 9 9
Vikings (3) 9 8
Eagles (3) 7.5 8
Steelers (2.5) 7.5 8
Chargers (1.5) 7.5 7.5
Ravens (3) 7.5 7
Packers (3.5) 6 7
Panthers (2.5) 5.5 6.5
Texans (2.5) 5.5 6
Bears (2.5) 5 5
Falcons (2.5) 5 5
Jaguars (2) 5 4.5
Cowboys (2) 4.5 4.5
Seahawks (3) 4 4.5
Lions (2.5) 5 4
Bengals (2) 4 4
Redskins (2) 3.5 4
Titans (2) 3.5 3.5
Broncos (2.5) 3.5 3.5
Colts (2.5) 2.5 3
Buccaneers (2) 2.5 2.5
Browns (2.5) 2 1
Dolphins (2) 1 1
Jets (2) 1.5 0
Giants (2) 1 0
49ers (1.5) 1 0
Raiders (1.5) -0.5 -1
Cardinals (2) -1 -1
Bills (2) -3 -4
Game Look ahead line Tuesday line My line
Raiders at 49ers 49ers -2.5 49ers -3 49ers -2.5
Lions at Vikings Vikings -6.5 Vikings -5 Vikings -7
Chiefs at Browns Chiefs -7 Chiefs -9 Chiefs -5.5
Steelers at Ravens Ravens -3 Ravens -3 Ravens -2
Buccaneers at Panthers Panthers -4.5 Panthers -6.5 Panthers -6.5
Jets at Dolphins No line Dolphins -3 Dolphins -3
Falcons at Redskins Redskins -1 Redskins -1.5 Redskins -1
Bears at Bills No line Bears -10 Bears -7
Texans at Broncos Texans -1.5 Broncos -1 Pick ’em
Chargers at Seahawks Pick ’em Seahawks -1.5 Pick ’em
Rams at Saints Pick ’em Saints -1.5 Saints -1
Packers at Patriots Patriots -7.5 Patriots -5.5 Patriots -6.5
Titans at Cowboys Cowboys -4 Cowboys -6.5 Cowboys -3

NFL Contest Picks: Week 8

I gave out three picks early in the week and those remain my three favorites picks. My reasoning for the picks are pretty much the same so you can listen to the audio in that post. Time codes: Ravens (12:09), Vikings (18:41), Buccaneers (25:30)

Tier 1

Ravens -2 vs Panthers

Tier 2

Buccaneers +4.5 vs Bengals 

Vikings PK vs Saints

Tier 3

49ers -1 vs Cardinals 

Tier 4

Jaguars +3 vs Eagles

Seahawks +3 vs Lions

Jets +7 vs Bears

Tier 5

Broncos +10 vs Chiefs

Steelers -8 vs Browns

Giants PK vs Redskins

Colts -3 vs Raiders

Rams -9.5 vs Packers

Bills +13.5 vs Patriots

NFL Picks: Week 8 Power Ratings and Cheat Sheet

 

Team After Week 6 After Week 7
Rams (2.5) 12 12.5
Patriots (3.5) 9.5 10
Saints (3.5) 9 9
Vikings (3) 8.5 9
Chiefs (3) 8 9
Eagles (3) 8 7.5
Steelers (2.5) 7.5 7.5
Chargers (1.5) 7.5 7.5
Ravens (3) 7.5 7.5
Packers (3.5) 6 6
Texans (2.5) 5 5.5
Panthers (2.5) 5 5.5
Jaguars (2) 6.5 5
Bears (2.5) 5.5 5
Falcons (2.5) 5 5
Lions (2.5) 4.5 5
Cowboys (2) 4.5 4.5
Bengals (2) 4.5 4
Seahawks (3) 4 4
Redskins (2) 3.5 3.5
Titans (2) 3.5 3.5
Broncos (2.5) 3 3.5
Colts (2.5) 2.5 2.5
Buccaneers (2) 2 2.5
Browns (2.5) 2 2
Jets (2) 2 1.5
Dolphins (2) 3 1
Giants (2) 1.5 1
49ers (1.5) 1.5 1
Raiders (1.5) 1 -0.5
Cardinals (2) 0 -1
Bills (2) -2 -3
Game Look ahead line Tuesday line My line
Dolphins at Texans No line Texans -7.5 Texans -7
Eagles vs Jaguars in London Pick ’em Eagles -3 Eagles -2.5
Browns at Steelers Steelers -7.5 Steelers -8 Steelers -8
Broncos at Chiefs Chiefs -9.5 Chiefs -10 Chiefs -8.5
Jets at Bears Bears -5 Bears -7 Bears -6
Redskins at Giants Giants -1 Redskins -1 Redskins -0.5
Seahawks at Lions Lions -2.5 Lions -3 Lions -3.5
Buccaneers at Bengals Bengals -5 Bengals -4.5 Bengals -3.5
Ravens at Panthers Pick ’em Ravens -2 Panthers -0.5
Colts at Raiders Raiders -1.5 Colts -3 Colts -1.5
49ers at Cardinals Cardinals -2 Pick ’em Pick ’em
Packers at Rams Rams -8.5 Rams -9.5 Rams -9
Saints at Vikings Vikings -3 Pick ’em Vikings -3
Patriots at Bills Patriots -10.5 Patriots -14 Patriots -11

NFL Contest Picks: Week 7

Tier 1

Bears +3 vs Patriots 

Tier 2

Eagles -4.5 vs Panthers

Vikings -3 vs Jets

Tier 3

Buccaneers -3 vs Browns

Giants +5.5 vs Falcons 

Tier 4

Texans +5 vs Jaguars

Dolphins +2.5 vs Lions

Tier 5

Titans +6.5 vs Chargers

Bills +7.5 vs Colts

Saints +2.5 vs Ravens

Redskins -2 vs Cowboys

Rams -9.5 vs 49ers

Bengals +6 vs Chiefs

NFL Picks: Week 7 Power Ratings and Cheat Sheet

 

Team After Week 5 After Week 6
Rams (2.5) 12 12
Patriots (3.5) 9.5 9.5
Saints (3.5) 9 9
Vikings (3.5) 8.5 8.5
Eagles (3) 8 8
Chiefs (3) 8 8
Steelers (2.5) 7 7.5
Chargers (1.5) 7 7.5
Ravens (2.5) 6.5 7.5
Jaguars (2) 7 6.5
Packers (3.5) 6.5 6
Bears (2) 5.5 5.5
Texans (2.5) 6 5
Falcons (3) 5.5 5
Panthers (2.5) 5 5
Bengals (2) 4.5 4.5
Lions (2.5) 4.5 4.5
Cowboys (2) 4 4.5
Seahawks (3) 3.5 4
Redskins (2) 3 3.5
Titans (2) 4.5 3.5
Broncos (3) 3 3
Dolphins (2) 3 3
Colts (2.5) 3 2.5
Browns (2.5) 2.5 2
Buccaneers (2) 2 2
Jets (2) 1.5 2
Giants (2) 2 1.5
49ers (2) 1 1.5
Raiders (2) 2.5 1
Cardinals (2.5) 0 0
Bills (2.5) -1.5 -2
Game Look ahead line Tuesday line My line
Broncos at Cardinals Broncos -2.5 Broncos -2 Broncos -0.5
Titans vs Chargers in London Chargers -3 Chargers -6.5 Chargers -4
Patriots at Bears Patriots -3 Patriots -3 Patriots -2
Browns at Buccaneers Buccaneers -1.5 Buccaneers -3 Buccaneers -2
Lions at Dolphins Lions -2 No line Dolphins -0.5
Panthers at Eagles Eagles -3 Eagles -4.5 Eagles -6
Bills at Colts Colts -5.5 Colts -7.5 Colts -6.5
Bengals at Chiefs Chiefs -6.5 Chiefs -6 Chiefs -6.5
Vikings at Jets Vikings -4 Vikings -3.5 Vikings -4.5
Texans at Jaguars No line Jaguars -5 Jaguars -3.5
Saints at Ravens Pick Ravens -2.5 Ravens -1
Cowboys at Redskins Redskins -3 Redskins -1.5 Redskins -1
Rams at 49ers Rams -12.5 Rams -9.5 Rams -8.5
Giants at Falcons Falcons -3.5 Falcons -5.5 Falcons -6.5

NFL Picks: Week 6 Power Ratings and Cheat Sheet

Here are the two charts for this week:

Team After Week 4 After Week 5
Rams (2.5) 12.5 12
Patriots (3.5) 9.5 9.5
Saints (3.5) 8 9
Vikings (3.5) 8 8.5
Eagles (3) 8.5 8
Chiefs (3) 7.5 8
Jaguars (2) 7.5 7
Steelers (2.5) 7 7
Chargers (1.5) 6.5 7
Packers (3.5) 7 6.5
Ravens (2.5) 6.5 6.5
Texans (2.5) 6 6
Falcons (3) 7 5.5
Bears (2) 5.5 5.5
Panthers (2.5) 5.5 5
Titans (2) 5 4.5
Bengals (2) 4.5 4.5
Lions (2.5) 4 4.5
Cowboys (2) 4 4
Seahawks (3) 3 3.5
Broncos (3) 3.5 3
Colts (2.5) 3.5 3
Redskins (2) 3.5 3
Dolphins (2) 3 3
Raiders (2) 3 2.5
Browns (2.5) 2 2.5
Buccaneers (2) 2 2
Giants (2) 1.5 2
Jets (2) 1 1.5
49ers (2) 2 1
Cardinals (2.5) -1 0
Bills (2.5) -2 -1.5
Game Look ahead line Tuesday line My line
Eagles at Giants Eagles -2.5 Eagles -3 Eagles -4
Cardinals at Vikings Vikings -11.5 Vikings -10.5 Vikings -12
Chargers at Browns Chargers -1.5 Chargers -1 Chargers -2
Bears at Dolphins Dolphins -1 Bears -3 Bears -0.5
Panthers at Redskins Redskins -1.5 Redskins -1 Pick ’em
Colts at Jets Jets -1 Jets -2.5 Jets -0.5
Steelers at Bengals Bengals -3 Bengals -2.5 Steelers -0.5
Buccaneers at Falcons Falcons -6.5 Falcons -3.5 Falcons -6.5
Seahawks vs Raiders Pick ’em Seahawks -3 Seahawks -1
Bills at Texans Texans -8 Texans -8.5 Texans -10
Rams at Broncos Rams -6 Rams -7 Rams -6
Jaguars at Cowboys Jaguars -2.5 Jaguars -3 Jaguars -1
Ravens at Titans Ravens -1 Ravens -3 Pick ’em
Chiefs at Patriots Patriots -3 Patriots -3.5 Patriots -5
49ers at Packers Packers -8.5 Packers -9.5 Packers -9

I will post my NFL contest pick for Week 6 on Twitter this week.