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NFL Spread Picks for Week 14

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– Jon Ramsey

It’s week 14, otherwise known as the time when Bills fans stop thinking about playoffs and start thinking about draft position. A bunch of great games this week with playoff positioning on the line and then also one of the worst games of the year as well. As the weather gets colder, teams that can run the ball seem to have a bit of an advantage and the kicking game becomes more important as well.  Will this favor teams like Tennessee, Buffalo and Dallas all of whom have strong running games or can teams like the Redskins and Falcons keep up their playoff pushes through the air?  As Chris Berman likes to say…”that’s why they play the games.”  On to the picks. Continue reading

NFL Spread Picks for Week 13

Matt Ryan and the Falcons look to solidify their hold on the NFC South. (Getty Images)

Matt Ryan and the Falcons face a tough game against the Kansas City Chiefs. (Getty Images)

– Jon Ramsey

Time flies when you are having fun, and this football season has certainly flown by.  It is now December, time for the pretenders to fall away and the contenders to step it up.  It is a great Sunday for football with several games between potential playoff teams taking place. I’m really looking forward to seeing the Bills stay “in the hunt” for several weeks, hoping that this might be the year the drought ends.  But as they say… “the more things change, the more they stay the same” On to the picks! Continue reading

NFL Spread Picks for Week 12

Marcus Mariota has been very good in recent weeks. (Getty Images)

Marcus Mariota and the Titans look to bounce back from last week’s loss. (Getty Images)

– Jon Ramsey

Happy Thanksgiving everyone as we give thanks that the election is over and that playoff football is just around the corner.  Call this week the leftover week because leftovers are my favorite and I love favorites this week.  If you are into teasers, there is a lot of money to be made.  But if that isn’t your jam, just stick to mashed potatoes and gravy and wolf down my picks! Continue reading

NFL Spread Picks for Week 11

The ridiculous Ezekiel Elliott faces his latest test: Baltimore's top ranked rushing defense. (Getty Images)

The ridiculous Ezekiel Elliott faces his latest test: Baltimore’s top ranked rushing defense. (Getty Images)

– Jon Ramsey

Time for my week 11 picks, I had my bye week last week and come into late November well rested for a playoff run.  There are a couple “go against the public” picks this week that I really like, along with an easy blowout.  Consider this week’s column my gift to you, to make some money for all that shopping coming up.  On to the picks! Continue reading

Week 9 NFL Spread Picks: Midseason Award Edition

Matt Ryan has been stellar through the first half of the season. (Getty Images)

Matt Ryan has been stellar through the first half of the season. (Getty Images)

– Jon Ramsey

Midway point of the season and I figured it was a good time to give out some midseason awards.  The awards have been voted on by an esteemed panel of judges (me) and the award winners will get absolutely nothing. But on the other hand it is my column and I can write about whatever I want. Continue reading

NFL Spread Picks for Week 8

The first game on Sunday is also one of the best games of the week as AJ Green and the Bengals take on the Redskins in London. (Getty Images)

The first game on Sunday is also one of the best games of the week as AJ Green and the Bengals take on the Redskins in London. (Getty Images)

– Jon Ramsey

Don’t call it a comeback… but yes that is a winning record you see for last week. I am sorry for losing money for everyone that had been fading my picks.  But you know what they say about karma.  I hate how the NFL only has 2 late afternoon games this week. There is no reason to have a 9am London game and 6 teams on byes during the same week.  Speaking of byes, why doesn’t the NFL just give every division their own bye week and then have them play each other the week after the bye? Then nobody gets an unfair advantage and it is easy for people to remember.  Of course, we are talking about the NFL and common sense here, my bad.  On a good note for Roger, in a very scientific poll I did on Twitter (@yardsperpass) people thought that Gary Bettman was worse than him. Congrats Roger, you don’t suck the most! On that high note… let’s get to the picks!


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NFL Week 6 Spread Picks

The return of Cam Newton bodes well for a Panthers team desperate for a win. (Getty Images)

The return of Cam Newton bodes well for a Panthers team desperate for a win. (Getty Images)

– Jon Ramsey

Welcome to week 6 of my Friday picks column or as the kids call it these days, bet the opposite and make a lot of money.  Generally speaking, if you flip a coin you should be about 50% on picks vs the spread.  I, however, have shown that with a little bit of effort you can be 15 games under .500 in only 5 weeks, a sparkling 40% win rate.  However, that is before I started playing for real… I have decided to give 110% in my picks this week and guarantee a winning record or your money back. Where else can you get a deal like that?  On to the picks!

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NFL Week 3 Spread Picks

Stefon Diggs will look to repeat a stellar Week 2 performance as Minnesota takes on Carolina in one of the games of the week. (Getty Images)

Stefon Diggs will look to repeat a stellar Week 2 performance as Minnesota takes on Carolina in one of the games of the week. (Getty Images)

– Jon Ramsey

Welcome to week 3 of my Friday picks column, I had my first winning record last week and nailed my best bet and hope to keep up the momentum this week, because as you know… my picks have such an impact on the games.  The story of the year so far have been the rookie QB’s Wentz and Prescott have both been quite solid. Meanwhile the #1 overall pick Jared Goff can’t even sniff the field due to the Rams being worried that he can even say the play call.  Which makes me think, if the quarterback is so important in this league, why not make your system as QB-friendly as possible?  Obviously, easy for me to say in my chair, but if you use last night’s game as an example (one that I lost) the greatest coach of our generation made things easy on his QB and was rewarded with a safe effective performance that turned into a 27 point win.  That Belichick guy might know something… just don’t ask him about fashion or videotaping, or ball inflating, or…. anyways… lets get to the picks. Continue reading

NFL Week 2 Spread Picks

 

Cam Newton looks to bounce back in Week 2 while Denver will look to repeat a dominant defensive performance as Andrew Luck comes to town. (Getty Images)

Cam Newton and Carolina looks to bounce back in Week 2 while Denver will look to repeat a dominant defensive performance as Andrew Luck comes to town. (Getty Images)

Jon Ramsey

Welcome to Week 2 of my picks column, or as I like to call it, a donation to bookies everywhere.  It was an interesting 1st week in the NFL as the 1st overall pick didn’t even dress while the 2nd overall pick looked great and led his team to victory.  The Raiders gambled and won, while the NFL gambled with their MVP’s health and lost.  What will week 2 bring to us?  There is the NFL’s best current rivalry playing in Pittsburgh, and football finally returning to LA. The best part is, we got rid of the Bills loss early this week, so we can all just sit back and relax on Sunday. Enjoy the games and let me know what you think by tweeting at me @yardsperpass. Continue reading

NFL Week 1 Spread Picks

Tyrod Taylor returns to Baltimore as the Bills kickoff the 2016 season. (Getty Images)

Tyrod Taylor returns to Baltimore as the Bills kickoff the 2016 season. (Getty Images)

Jon Ramsey

Welcome to my first ever NFL picks column.  One of my favorite reads each week was when my favorite writers would pick every NFL game and give their reasons for doing so.  My basic philosophy in making picks is to look at the quarterbacks, the head coaches and the pass rush in that order.  So, if you are a bad QB with a bad head coach with a crap pass rush, I’m not going to pick you. Finally, remember when reading my picks that Vegas wasn’t built by winners, so obviously don’t bet all your money on my picks… just bet some of it (no not really). Hopefully, you will enjoy reading my picks each week as much as I enjoy making them.

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