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2016 Ex-Live365 Fantasy Football League Season Recap

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Believe it or not, there was a fantasy football season, and the winner was a first time champion.  “Fumbles and Stumbles” captured their first league crown beating the heavily favored, “Quiet Assassins” 106-85.  Aaron Rodgers grabbed 44 points for the Fumbles, and was named the Playoff MVP.  The Assassins, formerly named WITD Radio, led all season grabbing the Eastern Division title and picking up a #2 seed in the Championship round.  But the Fumbles rode a 4 game win streak to end the season with the wildcard.  It was an incredible turnaround for the Fumbles.  Last season, they finished 10th at 6-8, outside the post season.

In the 3rd place matchup, Blake Bortles led the team with 276 points, as the Remedy Drive crushed Skol N Bones 114-66.  In the Consolation bracket, MOBetta Blues beat Souls In Isolation 118-74 for 5th place, Last year’s champ, Chiorboys beat The SJM ThunderCats 102-92 for 7th.

Final Team Standings

Rank Team W-L-T Div Pts For Pts Agnst
*2  Quiet Assasins 9-5-0 3-2-0 1388 1259
5  MOBetta Blues 7-7-0 3-1-0 1374 1298
8  The SJM ThunderCats 7-7-0 3-3-0 1299 1280
12  PVR Wasted Bandwidth 3-11-0 1-4-0 1002 1293
Central Division
*4  Skol N Bones 8-5-1 2-1-1 1281 1292
6  Souls in Isolation 6-7-1 2-1-1 1210 1199
7  Choirboys 8-6-0 1-3-0 1347 1267
10  Polarbear Express 5-9-0 2-2-0 1326 1370
Western Division
*1  Fumbles and Stumbles 9-5-0 4-1-0 1335 1294
*3  The Remedy Drive 10-3-1 2-2-1 1274 1188
9  Middletown FA’ers 5-8-1 1-3-1 1174 1246
11  Metal Maniacs 5-9-0 2-3-0 1176 1200

Fantasy Draft Positions for 2017 are as follows.

  1. PVR
  2. Metal Maniacs
  3. Polarbear Express
  4. Middletown FA’ers
  5. The SJM ThunderCats
  6. Choirboys
  7. Souls in Isolation
  8. MOBeta Blues
  9. Skol N Bones
  10. The Remedy Drive
  11. Quiet Assassins
  12. Fumbles and Stumbles

League Champions

The Fumbles came close in 2012, when they lost to the ThunderCats in their first title game.  They prevented a repeat by the Choirboys when they beat out the defending champions on the last week of the season.

2016 – Fumbles and Stumbles
2015 – Choirboys
2014 – MoBetta Blues
2013 – Choirboys
2012 – SJM ThunderCats
2011 – Choirboys
2010 – Metal Maniacs
2009 – Choirboys
2008 – Metal Maniacs

All-Fantasy League

The Fumbles has 3 players named to the All-Fantasy Team. The Remedy Drive led all teams with 5 players named.

1st Team

QB – Aaron Rodgers – Fumbles and Stumbles
RB – David Johnson – Polarbear Express
RB – Ezekiel Elliott – MOBetta Blues
WR – Jordy Nelson – Fumbles and Stumbles
WR – Antonio Brown – Quiet Assassins
WR – Mike Evans – The Remedy Drive
TE – Travis Kelce – The Remedy Drive
K – Matt Bryant – Middletown FAers
DEF – Kansas City – Middletown FAers

2nd Team

QB – Drew Brees – Skol N Bones
RB – LeSean McCoy – Souls In Isolation
RB – LeVeon Bell – Choirboys
WR – Odell Beckham Jr. – SJM ThunderCats
WR – T.Y. Hilton – Middletown FA’ers
WR – Brandin Cooks – The Remedy Drive
TE – Greg Olsen – Souls In Isolation
K – Justin Tucker – Choirboys
DEF – Denver – Choirboys

3rd Team

QB – Matt Ryan – SJM ThunderCats
RB – DeMarco Murray – Quiet Assassins
RB – LeGarrette Blunt – SJM ThunderCats
WR – Julio Jones – Souls In Isolation
WR – Doug Baldwin – FA
WR – Davante Adams – The Remedy Drive
TE – Delanie Walker – The SJM ThunderCats
K – Dustin Hopkins – The Remedy Drive
DEF – Minnesota – Fumbles and Stumbles

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Smooth’s College Football Bowl Picks – Part 2

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Sat, Dec 24

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Hawaii Bowl
Middle Tennessee vs. Hawaii
Line: Middle Tennessee by 5
Smooth’s Pick – Hawaii (25-21)

Mon, Dec 26

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Quick Lane Bowl
Maryland vs. Boston College
Line: Maryland by 1
Smooth’s Pick – Maryland (31-24)

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Independence Bowl
North Carolina State vs. Vanderbilt
Line: NC State by 4
Smooth’s Pick – Vanderbilt (33-28)

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St. Petersburg Bowl
Miami (OH) vs. Mississippi State
Line: Mississippi State by 14
Smooth’s Pick – Mississippi State (48-24)

Tue, Dec 27

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Military Bowl
(24) Temple vs. Wake Forest
Line: Temple by 11½
Smooth’s Pick – Temple (37-22)

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Holiday Bowl
Minnesota vs. Washington State
Line: Minnesota by 10
Smooth’s Pick – Washington State (30-21)

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Cactus Bowl
Boise State vs. Baylor
Line: Boise St. by 7½
Smooth’s Pick – Boise State (44-37)

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Heart of Dallas Bowl
Army vs. North Texas
Line: Army by 10
Smooth’s Pick – Army (20-18)

Wed, Dec 28

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Russell Athletic Bowl
(16) West Virginia vs. Miami (FL)
Line: Miami by 2½
Smooth’s Pick – Miami (36-33)

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Advocare V100 Texas Bowl
Texas A&M vs. Kansas State
Line: Texas A&M by 2½
Smooth’s Pick – Texas A&M (48-14)

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Pinstripe Bowl
(23) Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern
Line: Pitt by 5½
Smooth’s Pick – Pittsburgh (28-24)

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Foster Farms Bowl
Indiana vs. (19) Utah
Line: Utah by 7½
Smooth’s Pick – Utah (34-26)

Thu, Dec 29

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Belk Bowl
Arkansas vs. (22) Virginia Tech
Line: VT by 7
Smooth’s Pick – Virginia Tech (30-21)

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Alamo Bowl
(12) Oklahoma State vs. (10) Colorado
Line: Colorado by 2
Smooth’s Pick – Oklahoma State (38-35)

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Birmingham Bowl
South Florida vs. South Carolina
Line: South Florida by 10
Smooth’s Pick – South Carolina (27-24)

Fri, Dec 30

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Orange Bowl
(6) Michigan vs. (11) Florida State
Line: Michigan by 6
Smooth’s Pick – Florida State (33-28)

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Sun Bowl
(18) Stanford vs. North Carolina
Line: Stanford by 2½
Smooth’s Pick – Stanford (30-24)

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Music City Bowl
Nebraska vs. (21) Tennessee
Line: Tennessee by 3
Smooth’s Pick – Tennessee (31-27)

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Liberty Bowl
Georgia vs. TCU
Line: TCU by 1
Smooth’s Pick – Georgia (24-22)

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Arizona Bowl
South Alabama vs. Air Force
Line: Air Force by 14
Smooth’s Pick – Air Force (36-31)

Sat, Dec 31

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Taxslayer Bowl
Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky
Line: Georgia Tech by 5
Smooth’s Pick – Georgia Tech (28-20)

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Citrus Bowl
(20) LSU vs. (13) Louisville
Line: Pick ‘em
Smooth’s Pick – LSU (36-21)

 

Mon, Jan 2

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Sugar Bowl
(14) Auburn vs. (7) Oklahoma
Line: Oklahoma by 5½
Smooth’s Pick – Oklahoma (47-35)

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Outback Bowl
(17) Florida vs. Iowa
Line: Florida by 2
Smooth’s Pick – Florida (26-21)

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Rose Bowl
(9) USC vs. (5) Penn State
Line: USC by 6½
Smooth’s Pick – USC (28-24)

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Cotton Bowl
(15) Western Michigan vs. (8) Wisconsin
Line: Wisconsin by 6½
Smooth’s Pick – Wisconsin (36-20)

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Smooth’s Football Picks – Week 16

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Week 16, the playoff picture will be clearer after the end of this weekend with more division titles to be won and maybe, some wildcards determined. Let’s see how we did last weekend.

Last Week’s Results

Head to Head: 10-6
Against the Spread: 7-6-3

Season to Date

Head to Head: 129-93
Against the Spread: 92-93-39

All odds courtesy of oddsshark.com

Thursday, December 22nd

NY Giants at Philadelphia
Line: Giants by 2½

It’s simple for the G-Men, win and you’re in. Not only that, win both of your games, get Dallas to lose the last two and you get the #1 seed in the NFC. It won’t be an easy task. They have to travel to Philly, where the Eagles are a tough “w” to get. Their season went south after losing 6 straight. I doubt they’ll be laying down for their fans, especially a big rivalry game to try and stick it to Big Blue. Look for a tough, bruising matchup.

Smooth’s Pick – NY Giants (28-27)

Saturday, December 24th

Minnesota at Green Bay
Line: Packers by 6½

Green Bay can still win the NFC North with a victory this week and a win on the road in Detroit. This is a critical game for the Vikings, losing last week did them no favors. Now they have to travel to Lambeau Field to get one of those wins to stay alive in the wildcard. That’s easier said….

Smooth’s Pick – Green Bay (27-14)

Tennessee at Jacksonville
Line: Titans by 4½

This is a huge game for Tennessee. They’re behind Houston on tiebreakers and they need to win outright and hope for the Texans to collapse. They should be able to handle the Jaguars, who have only pride to play for.

Smooth’s Pick – Tennessee (24-13)

Washington at Chicago
Line: Redskins by 3

Another must game for Washington, they need to win all their remaining games and get plenty of help to catch the 2nd wild card spot. They travel to Chicago, who had a tough loss to Green Bay last weekend. Look for the Bears to try and play spoiler this weekend.

Smooth’s Pick – Washington (20-16)

Miami at Buffalo
Line: Bills by 3½

The Dolphins can solidify their wildcard hopes with a win this weekend against the Bills, but it’s gonna be a tough one. Miami hasn’t had too much luck in cold and bitter Buffalo. But the running game may be their saving grace.

Smooth’s Pick – [Upset Special] Miami (24-21)

Atlanta at Carolina
Line: Falcons by 2½

Atlanta isn’t out of the woods yet. They need a victory and a Tampa Bay loss to seal the NFC South, and they need to do it on the road against division rival the Panthers. They’re trying to get to .500 and playing spoiler would give them something to be proud of.

Smooth’s Pick – Atlanta (26-22)

San Diego at Cleveland
Line: Bolts by 6

The Browns have two chances to break the losing streak. This game is probably their best chance to do it. The Chargers are coming off a loss to Oakland last week. How they react this weekend will be the determining factor on if they’re the Browns first win.

Smooth’s Pick – San Diego (20-18)

NY Jets at New England
Line: Patriots by 16½
The line on this matchup is all you need to know. New England still needs a win and an Oakland loss to secure home field thru out the playoffs. The Jets will be playing just to cover the spread on this.

Smooth’s Pick – [Lock] New England (37-9)

Indianapolis at Oakland
Line: Raiders by 3½

The Colts are a game back of Tennessee and Houston in the AFC South and need desperately to win. It won’t be easy as they travel to Oakland, who are in play for the top seed in the AFC. Indianapolis easily handled Minnesota on the road last week. This week will be considerably harder.

Smooth’s Pick – Oakland (21-14)

Tampa Bay at New Orleans
Line: Saints by 3

The Bucs 6 game win streak came to an end at Dallas last week and they didn’t look good, either. They have to travel to New Orleans to take on a Saints team who will look to play spoiler against their division rival. The Bucs need this game badly.

Smooth’s Pick – New Orleans (30-18)

Arizona at Seattle
Line: Seahawks by 7½

Both these teams were supposed to be fighting it out for the division this weekend. But it didn’t work out for the Cardinals who are out of the playoffs. Last time these two teams met, they had trouble getting into the end zone. No reason why it should be any different this weekend.

Smooth’s Pick – Seattle (12-10)

San Francisco at LA
Line: Rams by 3½

The Niners will try to pick up a third straight win over the Rams. They got their lone win during week one. It seems like a year ago. The Rams will have Doug Marrone as head coach, who will more than likely not be retained after the season is over. But if they can get two wins, they may give him a shot.

Smooth’s Pick – LA Rams (19-12)

Cincinnati at Houston
Line: Texans by 1

Houston needs a win this weekend to keep their slim AFC South lead intact. They’ll have a new starting quarterback, Brock Osweiler has fizzled out. Tom Savage will get the call in the final two games. Not a good sign, and a chance for Cincinnati to play spoiler.

Smooth’s Pick – Cincinnati (23-13)

Sunday, December 25th

Baltimore at Pittsburgh
Line: Steelers by 5

The first of two Christmas games pits two division rivals looking to take the AFC North. The Steelers have the upper hand being a game ahead of the Ravens and being at home this weekend. Baltimore’s advantage over Pittsburgh is that they’re undefeated within the division a win here would give them control.

Smooth’s Pick – Pittsburgh (23-17)

Denver at Kansas City
Line: Chiefs by 3

The second of the Christmas games is also a divisional matchup. The Broncos looked horrible at home last week against New England. Kansas City didn’t fare any better with their loss to Tennessee. The Chiefs can put a dagger on Denver’s playoff hopes.

Smooth’s Pick – Kansas City (28-25)

Monday, December 26th

Detroit at Dallas
Line: Cowboys by 7

Dallas got a bit of a reprieve beating Tampa Bay last weekend. The pressure continues as the Lions come into town. Dallas needs to win one game to wrap up the NFC East. The Lions need this game to keep their hold of the NFC North.

Smooth’s Pick – Detroit (27-24)

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Smooth’s College Football Bowl Picks – Part 1

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This is the first of a three part series of our college bowl season picks. 39 bowl games, 2 of which, will determine the national championship..  Will it be Washington, Ohio State, Clemson, or defending champion, Alabama?  Find our who we’re picking between the four top college teams.  Our college football playoff picks will be broadcast on Smooth Jazz and More this Wednesday, December 30th at 8:45am eastern after the AM Sports Beat.

Sat, Dec 17

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Southern Miss vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Line: So. Miss by 6½
Smooth’s Pick – Louisiana-Lafayette (31-28)

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Montgomery, Alabama
Appalachian State vs. Toledo
Line: Pick ‘em
Smooth’s Pick – Toledo (37-35)

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New Mexico Bowl
Albequeque, New Mexico
UTSA vs. New Mexico
Line: New Mexico by 7½
Smooth’s Pick – New Mexico (28-21)

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Houston vs. San Diego State
Line: Houston by 4½
Smooth’s Pick – Houston (44-26)

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Orlando, Florida
Arkansas State vs. UCF
Line: UCF
Smooth’s Pick – UCF (26-22)

Mon, Dec 19

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Miami Beach Bowl
Miami Beach, Florida
Central Michigan vs. Tulsa
Line: Tulsa by 12½
Smooth’s Pick – Tulsa (24-19)

Tue, Dec 20

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Boca Raton, Florida
Memphis vs. Western Kentucky
Line: Westen Kentucky by 5
Smooth’s Pick – Western Kentucky (24-20)

Wed, Dec 21

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San Diego, California
BYU vs. Wyoming
Line: BYU by 8½
Smooth’s Pick – BYU (34-31)

Thu, Dec 22
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Idaho vs. Colorado State
Boise, Idaho
Line: Colorado State by 13½
Smooth’s Pick – Colorado State (44-21)

Fri, Dec 23

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Armed Forces Bowl
Fort Worth, Texas
Louisiana Tech vs. Navy
Line: LA Tech by 5
Smooth’s Pick – Louisiana Tech (35-21)

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Mobile, Alabama
Ohio vs. Troy
Line: Troy by 3½
Smooth’s Pick – Troy (17-13)

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Nassau, Bahamas
Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion
Line: Old Dominion by 4
Smooth’s Pick – Old Dominion (27-22)

Part II next week!

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Smooth’s Football Picks – Week 15

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Two teams have already punched their ticket to the playoffs. More teams will make their way to the next round within the next three weeks. Some really intriguing match-ups to be had.

Last week’s results

Head to Head: 10-6
Against the Spread: 9-6-1

Season to Date

Head to Head: 119-87
Against the Spread: 85-87-36

All odds courtesy of Oddsshark.com

Thursday, December 15th

Los Angeles at Seattle
Line: Seahawks by 16

The Rams are on a horrible ride, losers of 8 out of 9. They sacked Jeff Fisher and they’re clearly in transition. Seattle is coming off a devastating loss to Green Bay. They have a chance to right the ship against a weaker opponent.

Smooth’s Pick – [Lock] Seattle (31-14)

Saturday, December 17th

Miami at NY Jets
Line: Dolphins by 2½

The Jets with a moral victory over the hapless Niners last weekend. They can take advantage of a wounded Dolphins team that lost their starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill for the season. It will be super cold in MetLife Stadium as well.

Smooth’s Pick – [Upset Special] NY Jets (19-17)

Sunday, December 18th

Detroit at NY Giants
Line: Giants by 4

Quite a turnaround for the G-men. They knocked off the previously hot Cowboys and now face another hot team in the Lions. Matthew Stafford will be playing with a glove on his throwing hand and that may give the Giants secondary a carrot. Both teams can clinch a playoff spot with a win.

Smooth’s Pick – NY Giants (24-19)

Jacksonville at Houston
Line: Texans by 6

Houston takes charge of their own destiny with a big win at Indianapolis last week. Jacksonville continues to lose, now at 8 straight and falling. The Texans can continue to seal their fate with another divisional win.

Smooth’s Pick – Houston (28-17)

Cleveland at Buffalo
Line: Bills by 10

Lots of rumblings about the future of Buffalo head coach Rex Ryan after dropping last week’s game verses Pittsburgh. Their playoff hopes were dashed. Their only hope is to win verses Cleveland and get help, lots of help.

Smooth’s Pick – Buffalo (30-13)

Tennessee at Kansas City
Line: Chiefs by 5

This is another key matchup with playoff implications. The Titans need a win to keep pace with Houston. The Chiefs control their destiny with a big win verses Oakland last week. The big advantage is that the Chiefs are tough at home.

Smooth’s Pick – Kansas City (20-16)

Philadelphia at Baltimore
Line: Ravens by 6

The air has been punctured out of the Eagles season. They’re losers of their last 5 games and they travel to Baltimore, who are trying to keep pace with Pittsburgh in the AFC North. This will be a tough match up though.

Smooth’s Pick – Baltimore (21-19)

Green Bay at Chicago
Line: Packers by 6

Regardless of the spread, this rivalry will always be tough. Green Bay has caught up in the win column, they can even the series with a win. The Bears will always play hard at home and would love to play spoiler.

Smooth’s Pick – Green Bay (17-10)

Indianapolis at Minnesota
Line: Vikings by 4

Both teams need wins in their hunt for playoff spots. More so for Indianapolis, as they need to make up for their loss last week to Houston. Minnesota is about a few weeks from the return of Adrian Peterson. Unfortunately, they could use him in this game and slow the Colts down.

Smooth’s Pick – Indianapolis (22-17)

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
Line: Steelers by 3

Another rivalry matchup, Pittsburgh looks to keep their lead in the AFC North. For Cincinnati, they need to win all their games and get lots of help for the division. This game will be won in the trenches. It will be bitter cold on Sunday.

Smooth’s Pick – Cincinnati (23-20)

New Orleans at Arizona
Line: Cardinals by 2½

Arizona will be without wide receiver Michael Floyd who was released after a DUI arrest. They lost a tough one in Miami and they’re seeing their playoff hopes burn in flames. The Saints are in the same boat. One more loss and they’ll be mathematically eliminated.

Smooth’s Pick – Arizona (31-26)

San Francisco at Atlanta
Line: Falcons by 14

The Niners lost their 12 straight game in humiliating fashion against the Jets. Now they have to travel to the ATL, where the dirty birds’ high powered offense awaits. Atlanta needs this win because Tampa Bay is breathing down their necks.

Smooth’s Pick – Atlanta (44-17)

Oakland at San Diego
Line: Raiders by 3

Things were going smoothly for the Raiders, but their loss last week to Kansas City was an eye-opener. They can only hope to rebound verses an always tough Chargers team, who at this point can only play spoiler.

Smooth’s Pick – Oakland (24-22)

New England at Denver
Line: Patriots by 3

The Patriots wrapped up the AFC East last week with a win. Their next step is to secure home field. They’ll have to do it against the Broncos defense who will be gunning for Tom Brady. Denver looked vulnerable losing to Tennessee on the road.

Smooth’s Pick – New England (21-19)

Tampa Bay at Dallas
Line: Cowboys by 7

Fans are getting nervous. After getting their offense stopped cold against the Giants last weekend, some are clamoring for Tony Romo’s return. And with a hot Bucs team coming into town, the NFC East is beginning to look a bit shaky.

Smooth’s Pick – Tampa Bay (18-15)

Monday, December 19th

Carolina at Washington
Line: Redskins by 6½

Kirk Cousins is making his case for MVP with another big game in Philadelphia. They come home to take on a Panthers team that is just play for pride. Cam Newton will look to pad his stats and possibly pull off an upset.

Smooth’s Pick – Washington (27-21)

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Smooth’s Football Picks – Week 14

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Week 14 and we’re getting close to playoff time. All the chances are beginning to run out for many teams looking to win their divisions or make the wild card.

Last week’s results

Head to head: 8-7
Against the Spread: 6-7-2

Season to Date

Head to head: 109-81
Against the Spread: 76-81-35

All odd courtesy of Oddsshark.com

Thursday, December 8

Oakland at Kansas City
Line: Chiefs by 3

The Raiders coming off a big win verses Buffalo. KC also winners verses Atlanta. This is a must win for Oakland more than it is Kansas City, because a win will sew up the AFC West for the raiders. A loss will throw everything into the Chiefs lap. They’ll be undefeated in the division, which will give them the tiebreaker. And the Chiefs are tough at home.

Smooth’s pick – Kansas City (24-21)

Sunday, December 11

Washington at Philadelphia
Line: Pick ‘em

Washington trying to get the wild card and it’s a perfect opportunity on the road. The Eagles are beginning to look like an under .500 team having lost three straight. Another loss and you can put them in the cleaners for next year.

Smooth’s Pick – Washington (29-20)

Minnesota at Jacksonville
Line: Vikings by 3

Tough last minute loss at home verses Dallas puts them two back of Detroit. They take on a Jags team that have lost some tough games. They’ll be tough at home and looking to spoil the Vikings playoff chances.

Smooth’s Pick – Minnesota (17-12)

Chicago at Detroit
Line: Lions by 7½

Detroit looks to put away the NFC North with another win verses a division opponent. Riding a 4 game win streak, they take on a Bears team that got a victory over the hapless Niners. They get to come back down to earth this weekend.

Smooth’s Pick – Detroit (30-16)

Cincinnati at Cleveland
Line: Bengals by 5½

The Browns continue to lose and it looks like they’ll continue to lose all season. The Bengals have a very disappointing season to date. A loss here this weekend and Marvin Lewis’ tenure as head coach will certainly be done.

Smooth’s Pick – Cincinnati (28-14)

Arizona at Miami
Line: Dolphins by 1

The Cardinals got a big win verses Washington last week to keep their slim playoff hopes in play. They travel to Miami, who were embarrassed in Baltimore. They need to continue to win to try for the wild card. Tough game for both teams.

Smooth’s Pick – Miami (19-16)

Houston at Indianapolis
Line: Colts by 6

The AFC South is wide open and the winner will take control of their own destiny. Houston lost in Green Bay, the Colts ripped the Jets last week. Houston has been horrible on the road, making this an easy pick.

Smooth’s Pick – Indianapolis (24-13)

Denver at Tennessee
Line: Titans by 1

The Broncos escaped with a win in Jacksonville to keep pace in the AFC West they take on a Titans team coming off a bye week that looks to take control in the AFC South. Looking at a low scoring affair here.

Smooth’s Pick – [Upset Special] Denver (17-10)

San Diego at Carolina
Line: Panthers by 1½

The loss puts the Bolts pretty much out of contention in the division. Their wildcard hopes dashed. The Panthers are in the same boat. The lost to Seattle last week means they won’t be seeing the playoffs this season.

Smooth’s Pick – San Diego (30-24)

Pittsburgh at Buffalo
Line: Steelers by 2

Big win by the Steelers over the Giants puts them in a tie with Baltimore in the AFC North. They travel to Buffalo who is hurting off a loss to Oakland last week. This will also be an offensive struggle for both teams.

Smooth’s Pick – Pittsburgh (16-13)

NY Jets at San Francisco
Line: Niners by 2½

Both teams are a mess. Both are looking at double-digit losing seasons. Both have quarterback troubles. Both can’t score. Both can’t stop the other’s offense. You’re better off shoveling the driveway than watching this one.

Smooth’s Pick – San Francisco (12-6)

New Orleans at Tampa Bay
Line: Bucs by 2½

They’re getting hot at the right time. A big win against San Diego gives them momentum on a two game series with the Saints that could possibly give them the division. Saints need a win to keep their division hopes alive.

Smooth’s Pick – Tampa Bay (27-24)

Atlanta at LA
Line: Falcons by 6

Bad luck by the dirty birds gave them a tough loss to swallow. They have to regroup and travel across country to take on a Rams team that were battered by New England last week. Still a tough defense at home to deal with.

Smooth’s Pick – Atlanta (21-7)

Seattle at Green Bay
Line: Seahawks by 2½

They’re looking like the Seahawks of old again as they pounded Carolina last weekend. They travel to Green Bay where the Packers are fighting for their playoff lives. Another loss and they could be sunk.

Smooth’s Pick – Seattle (23-21)

Dallas at NY Giants
Line: Cowboys by 3

Dallas continues to win, however it was a narrow victory over Minnesota. They’ve rested 10 days and take on a bruised Giants team that will be without Jason Pierre-Paul for the rest of the season. They got the best of the Cowboys in week one. They may get their revenge on Sunday night.

Smooth’s Pick – [Lock] Dallas (31-24)

Monday, December 12

Baltimore at New England
Line: Patriots by 7

The Ravens coming off a vicious win over Miami travels to Foxborough. The Patriots also look impressive in their win over LA. The question will be, can Baltimore’s defense stop Brady and the Patriots?

Smooth’s Pick – New England (27-13)

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Smooth’s Football Picks – Week 13

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Week 13 and the playoff hunt is beginning to shape up in the NFL, only 5 more weeks to go in the regular season.

Last week, we were fierce

Head to head: 12-4
Against the spread: 10-4-2

Season to date

Head to Head: 101-74
Against the Spread: 70-74-33

All Odds courtesy of Oddsshark.com

Bye Week Teams: Cleveland, Tennessee

Thursday, December 1st

Dallas at Minnesota
Line: Cowboys by 3

Not sure why betting markets are so generous to the Vikings. It’s probably because they’re 4-1 at home this season. Dallas continues to win, and with the Giants on their tail in the NFC East, they’ll have to continue winning.

Smooth’s Pick – [Upset Special] Minnesota (27-24)

Sunday, December 4th

LA at New England
Line: Patriots by 13½

The Rams were manhandled in New Orleans last weekend. It doesn’t get any better, as they take on a New England team that will continue to look for home field for the playoffs.

Smooth’s Pick – [Lock] New England (33-15)

Detroit at New Orleans
Line: Saints by 5½

The Lions should know where they stand after the Thursday win verses Minnesota. They could make it 4 straight against the Saints, who are always tough at home. Will their defense handle the Lions wide receivers?

Smooth’s Pick – Detroit (31-28)

Philadelphia at Cincinnati
Line: Eagles by 1

Both teams are in a death spiral. This win means more for the Bengals. Head Coach Marvin Lewis’ tenure may be over if they don’t stop the bleeding. Eagles look to recover from a horrible loss at home to Green Bay.

Smooth’s Pick – Cincinnati (19-17)

Houston at Green Bay
Line: Packers by 6½

The Pack got a much needed win on Monday night in Philly. They need to continue to win. Houston is in a fight for the AFC South and it looks like they may be on a losing streak having lost 2 in a row. They’re horrible on the road, just 1-4.

Smooth’s Pick – Green Bay (24-21)

Kansas City at Atlanta
Line: Falcons by 3½

The Chiefs benefited from a coaching blunder in overtime in the win verses Denver. They travel to Atlanta, where the Falcons picked apart Arizona. Both teams looking to solidify their status in their respective divisions.

Smooth’s Pick – Atlanta (34-20)

Miami at Baltimore
Line: Ravens by 3

The Dolphins still two back of New England in the AFC East and are riding a 6 game win streak. This is an opportunity to take on a Ravens team that has been inconsistent all season. This is a trap match-up for Miami and can ill afford to lose.

Smooth’s Pick – Miami (20-17)

Denver at Jacksonville
Line: Broncos by 4

It would be higher, but its unsure of the status of Bronco’s starting quarter back Trevor Siemian who was diagnosed with a foot sprain, he is day to day. The Jags are virtually out of the playoff hunt, but can play spoiler.

Smooth’s Pick – Denver (22-17)

San Francisco at Chicago
Line: Bears by 1

This game will be a pick ‘em later on in the week. Both teams are just looking to salvage what they can from this season. The Bears do have a slight edge, as they looked good at times.

Smooth’s Pick – Chicago (24-19)

Buffalo at Oakland
Line: Raiders by 3

This will be the Raiders biggest defensive challenge opponent, Oakland riding a 5 game win streak. The Bills getting a win verses Jacksonville to stay three behind New England. This is more evenly matched.

Smooth’s Pick – Oakland (26-19)

Tampa Bay at San Diego
Line: Bolts by 3½

The Bucs are the surprise team this season, Jameis Winston showed his maturity and poise in the upset win verses Seattle. They’ll have a challenge on the road verses a Chargers team needs to win.

Smooth’s Pick – San Diego (24-13)

Washington at Arizona
Line: Cardinals by 2

The Redskins looked good on Thanksgiving, but came up short against Dallas. They travel to the desert to take on Arizona. One more loss by the Cards and they can pretty much kiss the season good bye.

Smooth’s Pick – Washington (28-24)

NY Giants at Pittsburgh
Line: Steelers by 6

The Giants have won 6 straight, mostly because of their defense. They’re gonna get a big challenge with Pittsburgh and their offense. Curious to see how the G-men’s defensive line handles the Steelers running backs. Both teams need this game.

Smooth’s Pick – NY Giants (23-18)

Carolina at Seattle
Line: Seahawks by 6 ½

Oh, how the mighty have folded. The Panthers continue to struggle to make it back to the playoffs. The best they can do is the wild card. The Seahawks control their own destiny in the NFC West. One more win could lock up the division.

Smooth’s Pick – Seattle (21-19)

Monday, December 5th

Indianapolis at NY Jets
Line: Colts by 2

The Colts expect Andrew Luck to return after being out last week because of a concussion. They need him after being ripped by Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving. The Jets on the outside looking in. Looking to make it work, somehow.

Smooth’s Pick – NY Jets (20-17)

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