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Are College Football’s Top 5 Teams Gonna Romp This Weekend? Plus KC’s Mahomes is Down and Out

 

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S KEY WEEKEND PREVIEWS –

WE EXAMINE THE FIVE TOP-RANKED TEAMS

(AND ALL OF ‘EM ARE MONSTER FAVORITES) …

NFL WEEK 7 UPDATE –

CHIEFS BEAT BRONCOS 30-6

BUT QB MAHOMES’ INJURY IS ALL ANYONE’S

REALLY TALKING ABOUT

 

Say it ain’t so!

We’re at the halfway point of this here-and-now NCAA Football season – note that each of the top seven teams in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll are 6-and-oh SU (straight-up) and dreaming all about playoff berths this winter – but did you realize there are actually an even dozen teams that are still undefeated and that includes: Alabama, Appalachian State, Baylor, Boise State,…

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Chiefs at Broncos Kick Off NFL Week 7

 

NFL WEEK 7 GETS OFF AND FLYIN’

WITH CHIEFS VS. BRONCOS BASH

ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL …

THE COLLEGE GRIDIRON REPORT –

CHECKING OUT THREE DISAPPOINTING TEAMS

 

Go ahead and check it out:

Three of the AFC’s four divisions sport a first-place team that’s already lost two-or-more games and that includes the wild, wild AFC West:

Sure, reigning champ Kansas City (4-2) – for the moment – still resides in first place in this AFC West but back-to-back home losses have brought Andy Reid’s crew back to the proverbial pack. On the flip side, Denver (2-4) has climbed back into the fray these days after losing its…

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NFL Hot-Hot-Hot Spread Sides

 

 

THE NFL REPORT –

EYEBALLING THE HOT-HOT-HOT SIDES

VERSUS THE MIGHTY SPREAD PLUS,

A QUICKIE LOOK AT LAST NIGHT’S

CONTROVERSIAL LIONS-PACKERS CLASH …

OUR JIM SEZ COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 10

PLUS LOOKING AHEAD TO SATURDAY STUFF

 

Okay, so it’s onto NFL Week 7 action – the New England Patriots (6-0) and the San Francisco 49ers (5-0) remain the lone unbeatens in the league where they play for pay -- but have you been paying extra-close attention to the truly hot-hot-hot spread sides?

Let’s run ‘em down for you:

 

CAROLINA – Don’t look but the Panthers (4-2) have rattled off four consecutive pointspread wins (vs. Arizona, Houston, Jacksonville and Tampa…

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NFL Home Fields:No Advantage Anymore

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 6 REPORT –

WHO SAID ANYTHING ‘BOUT

ANY “HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE” AS

HOST SQUADS LOSE $$$ ONCE AGAIN …

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEW:

LIONS-PACKERS CLASH AT LAMBEAU …

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK —

GEORGIA’S STUNNING LOSS HAS FOLKS TALKIN’

 

Memo to the betting public:

NFL Home Teams have been an absolutely rotten investment this season and we’ve got the numbers to prove it:

Following last night’s action – see the Pittsburgh Steelers 24, the non-competitive 6.5-point home favorite Los Angeles Chargers 17 – NFL Home Teams stood at 34 pointspread covers, 56 spread losses and one measly push … folks, that’s a .378 winning percentage for all NFL…

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The NFL Week 6 Menu -- Eagles-Vikings on Center Stage

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 6 SUNDAY LINEUP …

PLUS, THE AMERICAN LEAGUE

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES IF OFF N’ ROLLIN

 

Lots doing on the NFL Week 6 gridiron:

The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to bounce back from their first loss of the year; the Dallas Cowboys are looking to snap a mini two-game losing streak; and the Cleveland Browns are hoping to steady their shaky ship.

Fun stuff!

We’ll get into a few of Sunday’s NFL Week 6 previews but first this message …

 

Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers will be pounding out plenty of winners this weekend beginning with the college kids and then…

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Pats Keep on Humming Along; Our College FB Previews

 

 

IT’S NFL WEEK 6 –

PATS GO TO 6-0 WITH 35-14 WIN / COVER

AGAINST THE SHORT-HANDED GIANTS …

PLUS, HERE’S OUR TOP 5

SATURDAY COLLEGE MATCHUPS

WITH POINTSPREAD NEWS/NOTES TOO …

THE BASEBALL REPORT:

NLCS REVS IT UP STARTING TONIGHT IN ST. LOO

 

The New England Patriots don’t really care about “style points”.

Nope, head coach Bill Belichick’s crew likes to get in and then get out with wins … they’ve won all six of its games so far in this here-and-now 2019 season and last night the Pats managed to cover their fourth game in six tries with a not-so-dominant 35-14 win / cover against the 17-point…

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NFL Week 6 Gets Rollin’ with Monster Fav Pats vs. Giants

 

NFL WEEK 6 IS HERE –

IT’S THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL AS THE

TWO-TD PLUS UNDERDOG NY GIANTS

HEAD INTO FOXBORO AND (GULP!)

WILL PLAY AGAIN WITHOUT STUD RB BARKLEY …

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:

OUR JIM SEZ TOP 10

PLUS, THERE’S QUICK-HITTER COMMENTS

REGARDING THURSDAY / FRIDAY ACTION TOO!

 

Ready, set … now let’s kick off NFL Week 6 with a blast-from-the-past game:

Sure, we’re not gonna step out on a proverbial limb and declare this New York Giants at New England Patriots tussle to be a “possible Super Bowl preview” even though these clubs have famously played one another in a pair of past Super Bowl games … both…

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Niners Nab Easy Win; NFL Spread Standings Too

 

 

THE NFL REPORT:

NINERS BLOW AWAY THE BROWNS 31-3

PLUS, NFL POINTSPREAD STANDINGS

(THRU THE COMPLETION OF WEEK 5) …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S BURNING QUESTION:

WHAT TEAMS ARE OFFERING THE “BEST VALUE” IN 2019?

 

Get the feeling that all of America just discovered on Monday Night Football that these San Francisco 49ers are indeed “for real”?

The Niners walloped the up-and-down 5-point underdog Cleveland Browns 31-3 on the left coast – hey, the result was in the bag by the time you had touched your second adult beverage – and now we’ll head into NFL Week 6 with the knowledge that only the 5-and-0 New England Patriots and…

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Niners On the Lookout for Another "W"

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 5 UPDATE –

CAN THE 3-AND-OH NINERS STAY UNBEATEN

THIS EVENING VS. THE BROWNS? …

PLUS, CHIEFS AND COWBOYS FALL FLAT

ON THEIR FACEMASKS IN WEEK 5 HOME LOSSES …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK –

HERE’S A TIP OF THE CAP TO THE ONLY

PERFECT POINTSPREAD SQUAD IN THE LAND

(AND A WORD OR TWO ABOUT THE OTHER 3

TEAMS THAT AIN’T POINTSPREAD PERFECT ANYMORE!)

 

Okay, so it only seems as if the New England Patriots get to chase after perfection on an annual basis but noooo …

In fact, go back the past 10 years and you’ll find that the Patriots started out a season at 10-0 SU…

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NFL Week 5 -- Packers v. Cowboys Headlines the Action

 

NFL WEEK 5 KEY SUNDAY SHOWDOWNS

Believe it or not, the Green Bay Packers (3-1) at Dallas Cowboys (3-1) showdown at “Jerry’s World” is the one-and-only NFL Week 5 game on this Sunday pitting two teams with winning records against one another … but there’s a whole lot of great action ahead on this first Sunday in October:

 

Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers keep banging out lots of winners: Get all the College Football, NFL Week 5 and Major-League Baseball playoff winners all weekend long. Call us at our toll-free telephone # of 1-800-323-4453 or else get the…

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Seahawks Snag Key Divisional Win Plus NCAA Football Goodies

 

 

NFL WEEK 5 KICKS OFF

WITH SEAHAWKS HANGIN’ ON

FOR 30-29 WIN AGAINST THE RIVAL RAMS …

PLUS, COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S BIG-BIG-BIG

SATURDAY SHOWDOWNS FROM

COLUMBUS, GAINESVILLE & ANN ARBOR

 

The fact of the matter is that when both the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams awoke here on this first Friday in October, they in fact were both staring up at the San Francisco 49ers (3-0) in the current NFC West standings.

Forgot about them, didn’t you?

Problem is for the defending NFC champion Rams – now 3-2 SU (straight-up) – is they are a little further away from the top spot than they were to start…

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Rams-Seahawks Kicks off NFL Week 5 Plus MLB Playoffs

 

NFL WEEK 5 –

RAMS-SEAHAWKS SQUARE OFF

IN UBER-KEY NFC WEST HOEDOWN …

BASEBALL’S DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF SERIES

GET REVVED UP WITH A PAIR OF NL GAMES

 

You might recall a while back here in one of these Jim Sez columns, we pointed out a real oddity:

There have been 10 different NFC teams to have played in the last 11 Super Bowls while dating back to the 2008 season … that’s Arizona, New Orleans, Green Bay, New York Giants, San Francisco, Seattle (twice), Carolina, Atlanta, Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Rams.

Amazing, really.

Well, the NFC teams that have participated in half of the last six Super Bowls…

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Steelers Snag Week 4 Win /Cover ... and Lots More

 

 

NFL NEWS & NOTES –

STEELERS BLAST LIFELESS BENGALS 27-3

TO FINALLY NAIL DOWN FIRST “W”

THIS YEAR BUT GETTING BACK

INTO AFC NORTH RACE AIN’T GONNA BE EASY …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE:

IT’S OUR JIM SEZ UP-TO-DATE TOP 10

PLUS, SOME SATURDAY STORYLINES …

THE BASEBALL POST-SEASON REPORT:

HERE’S YOUR WIN-IT-ALL ODDS

AS NL & AL WILD CARD GAMES

TAKE CENTER STAGE THESE NEXT TWO NITES

 

Three cheers for the Pittsburgh Steelers … they’ve finally cracked the seal with the team’s first win of this 2019 season, thanks to last night’s rollicking 27-3 win / cover against the 3.5-point underdog Cincinnati Bengals (so much for that Las Vegas line move during…

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NFL Dogs Tearing It Up in Week 4

 

NFL WEEK 4 UNDERDOG SIDES

GO SCORCHIN’ HOT WITH

A 10-3 SPREAD MARK AS

RAIDERS, TITANS, PANTHERS,

BROWNS, BUCS, JAGS & SAINTS

EACH SNAG OUTRIGHT “W’S” …

PLUS, COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S WEEKEND NOTEBOOK …

BASEBALL’S “OVER /UNDER” REGULAR-SEASON

WINS TOTALS ARE IN THE BOOKS

(AND WHAT AN ENDING AT CITI FIELD!)

 

Guess no one out there in NFL-land has been able to say “call off the dogs”!

The league’s Week 4 menu featured wagering pups going 10-3-0 ATS (against the spread) with a Pick ‘Em game (see Chicago 16, Minnesota 6) tossed into the proverbial mix while heading into tonight’s tilt between the winless Cincinnati Bengals at the winless Pittsburgh Steelers.

It all…

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Pats-Bills Headlines a Great NFL Week 4 Card

 

THE NFL WEEK 4 REPORT –

TRACKING THE 3-AND-OH SQUADS

AND SHOWCASING PATS-BILLS SHOWDOWN

PLUS, THE SUNDAY NIGHT TILT BETWEEN ‘BOYS-SAINTS

 

The 1972 Miami Dolphins are not quaking in their high tops just yet … but that all change a few months down the line.

There’s plenty of chit-chat making the rounds that this here-and-new New England Patriots’ squad could be “perfect” at year’s end (promise we won’t say one word about 2007!) but let’s not sleep on the fact that heading into Sunday’s action there are a grand total of six NFL teams with 3-and-oh SU (straight-up) records and we’re gonna take a few…

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Eagles Cop Road Win -- Jim Hurley Cashes -- Plus College Football Previews Too

 

 

EXTRA, EXTRA –

COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S ELITES ARE ON CENTER STAGE

THIS WEEKEND AS #1 CLEMSON AND #5 OHIO STATE

ARE HEAVY-DUTY BETTING FAVORITES (SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW!) …

PLUS, NFL WEEK 4 NEWS / NOTES:

EAGLES WIN “S.O.S.” GAME OVER PACKERS 34-27

AS THE JIM HURLEY NETWORK WINS AGAIN!

 

In yesterday’s edition of Jim Sez, we talked about how this was an early-in-the-year S.O.S. (Save Our Season) game for the Philadelphia Eagles in Green Bay … mission accomplished!

The Eagles rescued this here-and-now season with a gritty 34-27 win against 3.5-point home favorite Green Bay as Philly QB Carson Wentz aired three scoring strikes and the oft-overmatched…

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Eagles-Packers Kick Off NFL Week 4 Action

 

 

THE JIM SEZ REPORT –

THERE’S THURSDAY NITE

PREVIEWS FROM THE NFL

(THAT’S EAGLES-PACKERS)

AND THE COLLEGE KIDS TOO

 

Here’s a fact:

It’s never too early in the NFL for an S.O.S. (as in Save Our Season) game.

Just ask the New York Giants who avoided an ugly 0-3 SU (straight-up) start last weekend with that wildly-entertaining 32-31 come-from-way-behind win in Tampa Bay (down 28-10 at halftime) and what about back in Week 2 when the Chicago Bears nailed that last-second field goal in the 16-14 win at Denver? Think Da Bears wouldn’t have been feeling the heat if they had exited that road tilt at 0-and-2?

Okay,…

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NFL’s Sorry 0-and-3 Teams; Jim Sez College Football Top 10

 

THE NFL REPORT –

TRACKING THOSE HALF-DOZEN

0-AND-3 STRAIGHT-UP SQUADS

(AND LETTING YOU KNOW JUST WHERE

THEY STAND AGAINST THE SPREAD!) …

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT:

OUR UP-TO-MINUTE JIM SEZ TOP 10 PLUS

A SALUTE TO THE SERVICE ACADEMY SQUADS

 

Okay, so after watching the woe-be-gone Washington Redskins (0-3) get blow-torched by the 4.5-point favored Chicago Bears 31-15 in the latest edition of Monday Night Football, we toyed with the idea that we’d bury the ‘Skins in print here … but why kick a dead horse any more than you have to, right?

So, instead we’re calling out all six NFL teams that have started off their 2019 seasons…

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NFL Week 3: Browns A Bust Last Nite Plus MNF Preview

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 3 REPORT –

BROWNS BLUNDER AWAY

THE SUNDAY NITE GAME

PLUS, WE’VE GOT A MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

BEARS-REDSKINS GAME PREVIEW STRAIGHT AHEAD …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:

OKAY, SO ALABAMA IS #2, GEORGIA’S #3 BUT IS

#4 LSU REALLY THE BEST TEAM IN THE SEC

(AND MAYBE THE SECOND-BEST TEAM IN THE LAND)?

 

Hey, Cleveland Browns, this is no way to go about things if you expect to be playing in Super Bowl LIV the first Sunday in February!

Last night’s painful 20-13 home loss to the 4.5-point favorite Los Angeles Rams – the second Browns’ home loss of the year already – featured some real shoddy play-calling…

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NFL Week 3 Sked: Rams-Browns Preview

 

THE NFL WEEK 3 REPORT –

SUNDAY PREVIEWS PLUS

POINTSPREAD STREAKERS

 

FYI, there are currently nine NFL teams that are 2-and-oh ATS (against the spread) to start off this here-and-now 2019 campaign but dig a little bit deeper and you’ll discover the following factoids …

 

The Buffalo Bills have covered their last four consecutive games while dating back to late last season …

The Los Angeles Rams have covered six of their last seven games overall – the one failed spread verdict came in Super Bowl 53 …

And the New England Patriots have notched six spread wins in a row since late last year and…

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#7 Notre Dame at #3 Georgia Steals Saturday Night Spotlight

 

THE JIM SEZ WEEKEND UPDATE:

#7 NOTRE DAME AT #3 GEORGIA IS

MARQUEE MATCHUP DELUXE

HERE ON A GREAT COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND …

NFL WEEK 3 GETS KICKED OFF

WITH JACKSONVILLE’S 20-7 SLEEPY WIN VS. TENNESSEE

 

Let’s be truthful, folks:

The first three weeks of this here-and-now NCAA Football season has been rather light on great head-to-head matchups as we’ve witnessed way too many “cupcakes” on the respective schedules of the nation’s top-ranked teams.

So, how does #7 Notre Dame at #3 Georgia “between the hedges” grab ‘ya on Saturday night?

It’s a really tall task for the “wake up the echoes” gang from South Bend – right now…

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It’s Titans vs. Jags Tonite Plus College Top 10

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 3 REPORT –

IT’S TITANS AT THE JAGS

ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

PLUS, WHY “OVER” PLAYERS

HAVE BEEN BATTERED AND BRUISED SO FAR …

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE:

OUR JIM SEZ TOP 10 AND MORE!

 

The NFL 2019 season is two weeks old – and yet “over” players have been beaten down pretty good already.

Okay, so maybe everyone should have “seen this coming” … after all, hardly any offensive stars played in the preseason and yet most of the early-year betting lines had totals prices in the mid-to-high 40s. Truthfully, it’s not all because of the many quarterback injuries thus far, but that has…

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NFL Home Teams Getting Crushed So Far

 

THE NFL REPORT –

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO “HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE”

AS THE LEAGUE’S ROAD TEAMS

ROAR FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:

EXAMINING THE 0-3 SPREAD SQUADS

 

Home field advantage, my foot!

The National Football League’s put two weeks away into the history books and – among all the many, many storylines is the fact that home teams now have gone 5-11-0 ATS (against the spread) in back-to-back weekends.

That’s right, NFL home teams are a collective 10-22-0 versus the vig so far – that’s a sickly .313 winning rate, folks – and take note that the following NFL squads are each 0-and-2 against the odds…

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NFL Week 2 -- Brees and Ben Go Boom; Browns-Jets Tonight

 

 

THE NFL WEEK 2 UPDATE –

BREES & BIG BEN AMONG KEY QB INJURIES

PLUS, A MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEW

AS BROWNS-JETS CLASH IN NEW JERSEY …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S BIGGEST WEEKEND BUSTS

 

Let’s be real …

If you’re a big fan of the National Football League – and more specifically, a big fan of the New Orleans Saints, the Pittsburgh Steelers and / or the Philadelphia Eagles -- then you really didn’t want to hear the names of Teddy Bridgewater (Saints), Mason Rudolph (Steelers) and Josh McCown (Eagles) this past weekend … but you did!

No offense to those three fine gentlemen, but they are the second-stringers…

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NFL Week 2 -- Will Saints-Rams Have a Hollywood Ending?

 

THE NFL WEEK 2 PREVIEWS –

EXAMINING ALL THE KEY NUMBERS

 

Okay, so a whole heckuva lot has been made of the fact that the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are 18.5-point betting favorites for their Week 2 tilt in Miami here on this third Sunday in September …

But did you realize the Patriots – fresh off last Sunday Night’s 33-3 pound-it-out win against the 5.5-point underdog Pittsburgh Steelers – are now a collective 37-17-1 ATS (against the spread) as betting favorites since the start of the 2016 campaign?

In other words, if there’s anyone out there in NFL-land that can…

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College Football’s Elite Are Laying Monster Road Prices on Saturday

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S KEY WEEKEND SHOWDOWNS - WE'RE CHECKING OUT #1 CLEMSON, #5 OKLAHOMA AND #6 OHIO STATE AS TRUE HEAVY-DUTY ROAD FAVORITES AND THE "CY-HAWK" RIVALRY GAME IS HERE ...

THE NFL WEEK 2 UPDATE: BUCS BOUNCE PANTHERS 20-14 PLUS, WILL FIRST-YEAR COACHES BOUNCE BACK FROM A CRUMMY WEEK 1?

No doubt there's some good under-the-radar non-Top 25 games on this weekend's College Football docket - how about this evening's North Carolina at Wake Forest bash at 6 p.m. Eastern time on ESPN along with tomorrow's tilts between Kansas State at Miss State, Air Force at Colorado and TCU at Purdue. All…

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NFL Week 2 Kicks Off: It’s Bucs-Panthers in NFC South Scuffle

THE NFL UPDATE -BUCS-PANTHERS GET WEEK 2 KICK-STARTED TONIGHT PLUS, WE DELVE INTO SUNDAY'S SHOWDOWNS BETWEEN COWBOYS VS. 'SKINS & CHIEFS VS. RAIDERS ...

THERE'S COLLEGE FOOTBALL QUICK-HITTER PREVIEWS TOO

You might have noticed: The NFL Week 2 menu is heavy on divisional games - there's seven of 'em in all including this here-and-now Thursday Night Football game between NFC South rivals Tampa Bay at Carolina - and if you hadn't noticed last week divisional dogs snagged four-of-five covers ... so there!

The one-and-only divisional home favorite that won /covered its Week 1 game was the Dallas Cowboys who blow-torched the 7-point underdog…

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NFL Dogs Pound Out 10-6 Mark in Week 1 Play

THE NFL UPDATE: DOGS CASH ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL TWIN-BILL PLUS WE WONDER IF THERE ARE "MUST WINS" IN WEEK 2 ...

OUR JIM SEZ COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 10 PLUS, EARLY-SEASON SPREAD FLOPS

The NFL Week 1 update that really matters to all of us folks ...

Betting Favorites went a crummy 6-10 ATS (against the spread) and that figure included the pair of pointspread wins for underdogs Houston (+ 6.5) and Oakland (+ 3) on that Monday Night Football doubleheader that featured some real eye-opening action.

Are the Raiders better than advertised (keep in mind their "over" wins total entering…

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College & NFL Notebook

So Sorry If You Were Sucked In On All The Media Hype About The Reborn Cleveland Browns That In Fact Like Those Of Past…Now 1-19-1 In Last 20 Openers

Miami Dolphins Worst NFL Team And Proved It In Record 59-10 Loss To Ravens And Have So Little Talent They May Go 0-16 This Season

Seminoles' Taggart, Vols' Pruitt, UCLA's Kelly And UNLV's Sanchez Should Be Fired Now And Probably Will Be This Month

Astros (94-50), Dodgers (93-52) Now 5-2 Co-Favorites To Win World Series…Yankees (94-50) Are 7-2 While Braves (89-55) and Twins (88-55) Are 9-1

By…

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It’s Texans-Saints to Start off MNF Twin-Bill

THE NFL WEEK 1 REPORT -BROWNS GO BUST, PATRIOTS LOOK SUPER PLUS, THERE'S PREVIEWS FOR TONIGHT'S TEXANS VS. SAINTS, BRONCOS VS. RAIDERS TILTS …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND HITS & MISSES

It's a small "sample size" - okay, it's just NFL Week 1 - but it sure looks as if the Cleveland Browns were "overhyped" while coming into this here-and-now campaign while the defending champion New England Patriots were "not hyped enough".

As it turned out, the Patriots - a resounding 33-3 winner against the 5.5-point underdog Pittsburgh Steelers last night in Foxboro - very much looked like the best team in football right…

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Steelers-Pats Headline Sunday’s NFL Week 1 Action

 

 

NFL WEEK 1 –

LET’S CATCH UP WITH

SUNDAY’S MONSTER CARD

 

The beat goes on here in NFL Week 1 play … and, don’t worry, not every game out there is gonna be 10-3 (see Green Bay over Chicago this past Thursday night)!

In fact, there’s a plethora of great games / great storylines on tap for Sunday’s NFL Week 1 action and we’ll dig into ‘em in a moment but first this key reminder:

 

Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers plan on piling up loads of profits this NFL 2019 season and so make sure you get wall-to-wall NFL Week 1…

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Packers Snag Upset Win in Chitown --

NFL'S 100TH SEASON STARTS OFF WITH A DEFENSIVE GEM AS PACKERS TOP BEARS 10-3 AND JIM HURLEY'S NETWORK EASILY CASHES THE "UNDER" ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S KEY SATURDAY SHOWDOWNS AHEAD: #1 CLEMSON HOSTS #12 TEXAS A&M PLUS IT'S #6 LSU AT #9 TEXAS

The National Football League has been pushing this 100th year anniversary season big-time ... so wasn't it entirely appropriate that the oldest rivalry in the sport's history produced a game with only one touchdown?

The Green Bay Packers' 10-3 win at the 3-point favorite Chicago Bears may not have won any awards for great offensive displays - did anyone convert a…

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NFL ’19 Season Swings Into Action as Packers-Bears Rivalry is Renewed

 

 

IT’S PACKERS VS. BEARS TO

KICK OFF NFL’S 100TH SEASON …

BEST & WORST NFL SPREADS FROM LAST YEAR

PLUS, THE SUPER BOWL 54 ODDS TO WIN IT ALL …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS / NOTES

 

Play it again, guys!

Tonight, the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears usher in the start of the 2019 season – yes, the beginning of this 100th year of the National Football League – and they’ll be playing one another for an NFL-record 199th time.

Still, nobody ever gets tired of this rivalry and so the NFL is putting it up first on this Week 1 card – enjoy and make…

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Our NFL Regular-Season Wins Chart -- and More

THE NFL '19 SEASON IS (ALMOST) HERE - PACKERS-BEARS KICK OFF LEAGUE'S 100TH YEAR ON THURSDAY NITE AND WE HAVE REGULAR-SEASON WINS TOTALS AND COMMENTS ...

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE: TAKING A SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT'S AHEAD

Let us be neither the first nor certainly the last to remind you that the National Football League is embarking on its 100th season:

There's gonna be turn-back-the-clock reminders all year long regarding the NFL's centennial season - that's cool - but all we care about is winning and cashing here at the Jim Hurley Network.And we guarantee this ... there will be an ample amount…

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#9 Notre Dame Rounds Out Holiday Weekend Action

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S OPENING WEEKEND WRAPS UP TONIGHT WITH #9 NOTRE DAME AT LOUISVILLE AND JIM HURLEY'S NETWORK IS GONNA BANG OUT ANOTHER WINNER ...

PLUS, ALL THE HITS-AND-MISSES FROM NCAA FOOTBALL'S WEEK #1 ...

Okay, so what did we tell y'all in one of last week's Jim Sez columns?

We warned anyone that would listen that there would be a double-digit upset winner or two on this Labor Day Weekend menu and we wound up selling the twin-digit dogs short: There were actually four major upsets of 10-or-more point favorites beginning with last Friday's last-second 34-31 win by 10.5-point home dog Nevada against…

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College Football’s Hot Summer Weekend Rolls On: Houston at #4 Oklahoma

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: HOLIDAY WEEKEND HAS KEY  SUNDAY NITE SHOWDOWN AS HOUSTON VS. #4 OKLAHOMA TAKES CENTER STAGE ...

NFL NOTEBOOK: HERE'S SOME KEY SPREAD STATS REGARDING SEASON OPENERS

The hits just keep on comin'! College Football's first full weekend of action really heated up on Saturday with a grand total of 57 games ... but you gotta wait till Sunday night to find out about the country's fourth-ranked squad (and the Big 12 Conference favorite) - the Oklahoma Sooners.

Sure, the Sooners have banged out back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners the past two years in quarterbacks Baker Mayfield (2017) and Kyler Murray…

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College Football’s Big, Big, Big Holiday Weekend is Here

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S MONSTER HOLIDAY WEEKEND IS HERE - WE CHECK OUT THE TOP MATCHUPS PLUS MORE! ...

NFL NEWS & NOTES: NOW THAT THE 2019 PRESEASON'S IN THE BOOKS, WE TAKE A SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT'S AHEAD

Ready or not, here comes the College Football Season!

Sure, all the talk is about defending national champion Clemson and last year's runner-up Alabama - we get it - but better be sure there's gonna be some shocking results throughout the course of this 2019 season and there's a handful of teams that should be on "upset alert" right here on this Labor Day weekend:

It could…

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College Football is Off-and-Rollin’

HELLO, NCAA FOOTBALL!!!THE COLLEGE KIDS ARE BACK AND WE GETCHA A 2019 OVERVIEW PLUS THE KEY TILTS ON THIS THURSDAY NITE CARD TOO ...

NFL PRESEASON '19 WRAPS UP

Hey, school's in session and that means the 2019 College Football Season finally is here:

Okay, so last week's two games played on Saturday night just managed to whet our proverbial appetite - the Jim Hurley Network clients cashed in big with "under" 46 points in Florida's hang-on-for-dear-life 24-20 non-cover win against Miami - but now it gets serious with this Labor Day Weekend menu that features a grand total of 43 on-the-board…

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NFL Preseason Week 3 Plus NCAA Conference Previews

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 3 GETS ROLLIN' THURSDAY NITE WITH SIX (6) GAMES PLUS, WE EYEBALL OTHER KEY TILTS ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE UPDATES - WE CHECK OUT C-USA, MID-AM AND SUN BELT

Here's a little warning to the wagering world ... No longer is NFL Preseason Week 3 always a "dress rehearsal" as it used to be. Now, many NFL teams won't even suit up their starters for this third exhibition game (or fourth exhibition game if you're Denver or Atlanta) and in many cases you're only gonna see starting players in for a single series before getting yanked.

In short, you gotta…

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49ers-Broncos Caps Off Preseason Week 2

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 WRAPS UP TONIGHT WITH NINERS-BRONCOS BASH ... PLUS, THERE'S WEEKEND RECAPS AND MORE ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE NOTES: WE EXAMINE THE AMERICAN & MOUNTAIN WEST

Mercifully, we're now halfway through this 2019 NFL Preseason - note that Week 2 wraps up tonight with the San Francisco 49ers at the Denver Broncos - 'cause we're itching for the start of this 100th Anniversary Season of the National Football League ... Let's get to September 5th already (season-opening game between Green Bay at Chicago)!

Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers have lots more winners on tap in this…

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NFL Preseason Week 2 Sunday Game Previews and More

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 - HERE'S THE SUNDAY SKED WITH SAINTS-CHARGERS, SEAHAWKS-VIKINGS ON TAP ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE NOTEBOOK: IT'S THE MIGHTY-MIGHTY SEC

Let's catch you up-to-date with a few pointspread-related items when it comes to this here-and-now 2019 NFL Preseason:

Through the games of Friday, August 16th, NFL Preseason Betting Favorites are a dead-even and vig-losing 11-11-2 ATS (against the spread) with one Pick 'Em game tossed into the mix - and that was Buffalo's easy-as-pie 27-14 win against Carolina, a big-time winner for Jim Hurley's Network this weekend, as were the Giants (-2) over Chicago 32-13 on a perfect 2-0 Friday!…

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NFL Preseason Week 2: Thursday ReCaps, Saturday Previews

HERE'S SOME NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 PREVIEWS - CATCH UP WITH THE SATURDAY MENU PLUS, LAST NIGHT'S EXHIBITION ACTION ...

MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE GOODIEES - THE PAC-12 GETS OUR ATTENTION

Let's face it ... There's a slew of NFL teams that utilize these preseason games to fine-tune things but they'd still like to see some results.

In last night's handful of NFL Preseason Week 2 tilts, four of the five losing sides - that's Jacksonville, Washington, Green Bay and Atlanta - were held to 13 points or less and, whether they were back-to-back end zone drops by Falcons receivers in their 22-10…

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More NFL Preseason Plus a Look at the Big 12

THE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 REPORT - WE TAP INTO FRIDAY'S THREE (3) GAMES PLUS, A QUICKIE LOOK AT FIRST-YEAR COACHES ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE-BY-CONFERENCE REPORTS TODAY EXAMINES THE BIG 12

If you're wondering what veteran NFL head coaches "cash" the most come the preseason, then here's a quick-hitter list just for you (thru games of August 10, 2019):

TEAM COACH ATS PRESEASON WIN PCT MinnesotaMike Zimmer15-7-0.682Seattle / N' England / NY JetsPete Carroll34-16-0.680BaltimoreJohn Harbaugh31-15-0.674Oakland / Tampa BayJon Gruden19-12-3.613HoustonBill O'Brien11-8-1.579CarolinaRon Rivera18-14-1.563

... And check it out: This six-pack of head coaches registered a heady 5-0-1 ATS (against the spread) mark in their…

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Here’s Some NFL Preseason Week 2 Notes

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 2 - OUR "WHAT-TO-WATCH" ITEMS COME THURSDAY NITE ...

PLUS, HERE'S A QUICK-HITTER LOOK AT THE BIG 10

Okay, so you might have been a bit surprised to discover that 14 teams - or nearly 44 percent of the National Football League - scored 25-or-more points in their Preseason Week 1 tilts last weekend and so it comes as no great surprise that totals prices have gone up, up and away here this week's Preseason action:

Heck, last week the highest total that was posted for a game was 38 points (see both Arizona's 17-13 win against the Los Angeles…

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NFL Preseason News /Notes Plus ACC Preview

NFL PRESEASON NEWS & NOTES - WEEK 1 QUICK HITTERS PLUS A SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT'S AHEAD IN "PRE" WEEK 2 ...

OUR COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORTS BEGIN - HERE'S THE ACC TO START THINGS OFF

The National Football League's first full week / weekend of preseason play is in the books ... and here's some things we learned:

NFL Betting Favorites snagged an 8-6-2 ATS (against the spread) mark in these exhibition games played last week and so - when you add in Denver's Hall of Fame Game 14-10 win / cover as 2.5-point favorites - the chalk guys are overall 9-6-2 against…

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NFL Preseason Week 1 Finishes Up

CHECKIN' OUT THE NFL PRESEASON WEEKEND SKED AS BENGALS-CHIEFS, RAMS-RAIDERS AND COWBOYS-49ERS WRAP UP THINGS HERE IN WEEK 1 WITH A NIFTY TRIO OF SATURDAY NITE TILTS ...

PLUS, MORE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 1 TALK

Here's a question for 'ya ... Is there a Super Bowl team or teams playing out there on this evening of Saturday, August 10th?

There's only three games on the Saturday night card that wraps up NFL Preseason Week 1 proceedings but the Kansas City Chiefs (they're home to Cincinnati), the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams (they are at Oakland) and the Dallas Cowboys (playing in…

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NFL’s Young QBs in Preseason Week 1 Action

 

 

THERE’S MORE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 1 CHIT-CHAT AHEAD –

WE HIT THE REWIND BUTTON ON A FEW OF THURSDAY NIGHT’S

GAMES PLUS QUICK-HITTER COMMENTS ABOUT THIS EVENING’S

TILTS IN BOTH PITTSBURGH & NEW ORLEANS

 

Here’s a little warning to fans – and bettors – regarding NFL Preseason Week 1 results:

Don’t exactly get too caught up in the good stuff or the bad stuff, remember that it’s only one game.

Okay, so that being said the full-blown opening night of NFL Preseason games – 11 of ‘em in all – produced some major ups and downs for young quarterbacks and here’s a little rundown:

 

THE GOOD

KYLER MURRAY,…

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Our NFL Preseason Week 1 Quick Hitters!
HERE'S THE NFL PRESEASON WEEK 1 MENUAND JIM HURLEY'S READY TO SMOKE THE VEGAS BOOKS RIGHT HERE FROM THE START!!!

Let's get it on! The 2019 NFL Preseason starts up in earnest this evening with a jam-packed schedule - that's 11 games, folks - from coast-to-coast and we'll be weighing in with a "one-liner" for each / every game but let's remind everyone out there this is the start of six-plus months of football ... You know that you don't have to "play" every game on the sked. Got it?

Network's Thursday Night Preseason Kickoff Action PlaysPre-Season Lines Squeak... I Roar!     11…
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NFL Teams that Want / Need Preseason Wins

 

 

NFL PRESEASON WEEK 1 –

WHAT TEAMS / COACHES

ARE THINKING AS WE REV UP

THE PRESEASON …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:

HERE’S THE EARLY-BIRD ODDS

TO WIN THIS YEAR’S HEISMAN TROPHY

 

It’s true …

Nobody hands out any awards or trophies to National Football League teams that sport perfect records in the Preseason. Note last summer the Baltimore Ravens went 5-and-oh SU (straight-up) in the summertime games and yet they were one-and-done in the playoffs.

On the flip side, there were two teams that didn’t win a single preseason game between ‘em and still made it to the post-season as the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys each registered respective…

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NFL Preseason Week 1 Facts / Figures

NFL'S FIRST FULL WEEK OF PRESEASON GAMES IS HERE -WE EXAMINE WHAT'S STRAIGHT AHEAD WITH KEY LINE MOVES, ETC ...

THE BASEBALL REPORT: RIP, RED SOX!

The 2019 National Football League Preseason Week 1 swings into action with an uber-busy 11 games on Thursday night followed by a pair of tilts on Friday and then three more games come Sunday and - well, you know the drill by now - most of these exhibition affairs have very short price tags as 14 of the 16 games right now sport betting lines of 3.5 points or less.

So, it's our job here at the…

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