Submitted by Jim Hurley on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 12:00 AM
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 of Sides/ Totals in the NFL's Week 1 games to zing out plenty of winners beginning Thursday Nite when the Green Bay Packers visit the Chicago Bears in prime time and there's Sunday action all day and night and then a Monday Night twin-bill too with fun tilts between Houston at New Orleans and then Denver at Oakland.
We'll be staying on top of the NFL all week - and all 100th season - and here's what you really need to know:
Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers will be piling up the profits this NFL and College Football season ... and remember that Jim is winning every day with Major-League Baseball too. Get it all going on the gridiron come Thursday Night as the Packers battle the rival Bears. Just check us out right here at www.jimhurley.com or at our exclusive toll-free telephone # of 1-800-323-4453 for all the winning Sides & Totals plays.
Hey, what would an NFL season be without our team-by-team Regular Season Wins chart ... so here goes:
|Arizona||5 over 135||The Redbirds are asking a whole lot from rookie coach Klingsbury and rookie QB Murray but the future ain't now|
|Atlanta||9 under 135||Something tells us the Falcons are gonna be one of the NFL's highest scoring teams but will the defense keep up?|
|Baltimore||8.5 under 120||No doubt the Ravens are getting lots of hype with 2nd-year QB Jackson but are there enough playmakers on hand?|
|Buffalo||7 over 145||Forgive us for editorializing here, but the Bills could be a major surprise squad and "over" looks like a great play|
|Carolina||8 over 145||If you say QB Newton is gonna be healthy and sound for a full 16 games, then the Panthers could win 10 games|
|Chicago||9.5 under 150||Much being made of the fact the Bears play one of NFL's toughest skeds but they do own the league's top "D"|
|Cincinnati||6 under 155||Life after long-time HC Lewis begins in Queen City where Bengals might soon switch away from QB Dalton|
|Cleveland||9 under 125||The Browns are the most hyped team in the NFL this year but we're counting the weeks before WR Beckham blows a gasket|
|Dallas||9 under 120||Expect RB Elliott to sign on the dotted line soon but 'Boys seem to lack downfield game-breakers|
|Denver||7 over 120||Tough to keep up with Broncos' version of "musical chairs" at QB where vet Flacco tries to steady the ship|
|Detroit||6.5 over 145||Gotta admit that every year we think the Lions will be better than the year before ... do we always have to be wrong?|
|Green Bay||9.5 under 145||Rule #1 for the Pack: They can't get swept by Da Bears (and they haven't been in more than a decade!)|
|Houston||8.5 over 130||The Texans really "tweaked" their roster last weekend and upgraded O-line could mean 10- or 11-win campaign now|
|Indianapolis||7.5 under 125||Boo all you want Colts fans, but the moment QB Luck said bye-bye this team's Super Bowl hopes went up in smoke|
|Jacksonville||8.5 under 130||Will the "real" Jaguars please stand up? AFC South squad has defensive strengths all over but QB Foles-led attack must shine|
|Kansas City||10.5 over 135||Could see the Chiefs running roughshod over AFC West and 6-0 mark there would ensure 12- or 13-win season in '19|
|LA Chargers||9.5 over 155||Lots of bad karma these days when it comes to these Bolts and we'd be inclined to buck this vig and go under|
|LA Rams||10.5 under 145||Super Bowl losers usually suffer a "hangover" the following year and so don't be so quick to push that "over" button here|
|Miami||4.5 under 125||Gee, we hate to hear the term "tanking" in any sport but what else can you call it when dealing off your best blocker and top WR?|
|Minnesota||9.5 under 145||QB Cousins has never shown to be a clutch performer but he'll prove critics wrong with a double-digit win year and a playoff run|
|New England||11 over 145||The Patriots close out '19 season with games against Cincy, Buffalo and Miami ... sounds like a time to feast|
|New Orleans||10.5 under 150||We're just wondering when HC Payton will challenge a pass interference call (or non-call) for the first time this year|
|NY Giants||6 under 135||Everyone's waiting for the QB Manning Era to end and QB Jones Era to begin ... but it could be a long wait|
|NY Jets||7.5 over 130||The J-E-T-S are banking on a monster year from RB Bell and 2nd-year slinger Darnold but there's lots of holes on this roster|
|Oakland||6 over/under 115||The Gruden Way has been an unmitigated disaster so far and we're surprised this "wins" total price is as high as it is!|
|Philadelphia||10.5 over 135||There's a sneaky feeling 'round the league that these Birds could be the best team in the NFC this year|
|Pittsburgh||9.5 under 125||Now that WR Brown and WR Bell has been exiled, let's see if this QB Roethlisberger-led attack misses a beat|
|San Francisco||8.5 under 145||Would just love to see QB Garoppolo stay in one piece for a full season, so that's why going "over" here is tough|
|Seattle||9 under 120||Seahawks have improved their defense with pass-rusher Clowney but that non-divisional list of road games is rough|
|Tampa Bay||6.5 over 125||The Arians Era might be short-and-sweet on Florida's west coast (he's not a young man, folks) but this could be fun|
|Tennessee||8 under 135||The Titans have all the pieces and a solid young coach in Mr. Vrabel but can they win the close ones?|
|Washington||6 under 155||Won't expect to see rookie QB Haskins until / unless things get really out of hand really fast|
How We See It - Don't hold our feet to the fire but we say Buffalo, Chicago and Houston go "over" while Cleveland, the Los Angeles Chargers and Minnesota go "under".
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT
Okay, so while Top 25 teams actually went 24-1 SU (straight-up) in "Week Zero" and Week 1 play, let us tell y'all that overall College Football Betting Favorites will enter this week /weekend with a dead-even but vig-losing 22-22-1 ATS (against the spread) mark on the year.
P.S., we're sure you noticed that the "stand-alone" games this past Sunday and Monday nights both produced underdog winners with Houston (+ 22) getting the cash in that 49-31 win by #4 Oklahoma while home dog Louisville (+ 19) squeezed out the cover against #9 Notre Dame in the Irish's 35-17 SU win.
As far as this week's card, note there's no Thursday game - NFL Kickoff Game between Packers vs. Bears will get all the eyeballs - while #12 Texas A&M at 17-point fav #1 Clemson and #6 LSU at #10 Texas (the Bayou kids are 5-point favorites right now) are the marquee matchups and be informed that defending national champion Clemson is 9-2 ATS while dating back to early in the 2018 season while LSU is a solid 23-14 ATS as favorites the past four-plus seasons ... just sayin'!
NOTE: Catch our Packers at Bears game preview - plus lots more - in the next edition of Jim Sez!