Week 8 notes...Hey guys, I unearthed some interesting situational trends/angles for this week. First off, road teams coming off of a tie are 0-7 SU and ATS the following week, losing by an avg. of 19.3 points. This makes sense considering they played an entire extra quarter, and now have to travel. This puts Seattle and Arizona in very tough spots. Seattle has to go on at 10 AM local time against Drew Bress. The Saints are averaging 36 PPG at home this season. Seattle's defense was also on the field for 47 minutes on Sunday! That's like playing a game and a half in one night. The Cardinals have to face a Panthers team coming off of a bye. Teams off a bye are 34-15 SU against teams who just played an OT game...I like how Walter lists Carolina as an underrated team. They are only giving the standard 3 points this week, and the public isn't really betting on them that much as of right now. They final appear to be a in a decent betting position....On to the New England game. Under Belichick, the Patriots are 10-2 ATS and 11-1 SU in regular season revenge games. With Brady, they are 8-0 SUATS. Brady didn't play in the first game against the Bills, but he should be completely focused considering this is his first game vs. an AFC East foe since his return. And finally, the last four times New England was looking for revenge in the regular season, they won by a combined score of 166-51! Trends and angles don't mean everything, but I still wanted to pass along this info.
The Ravens send the Chargers their 1st and 3rd rd picks this yr and next for their 1st rd pick
The Cowboys send QB Romo to the Jest for their 2nd rd pick
The Dolphins sned QB Tanneyhill to the 49ers for their 2nd rd pick
The Bears send QB Cutler to the Dolphins for their 2nd rd pick
2013 Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2013.
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Brian De La Puente (RFA), C, Saints. Age: 28. Tendered by Saints (2nd round)
An undrafted free agent in 2008, Brian De La Puente has become one of the better centers in the NFL.
Fernando Velasco, C, Titans. Age: 28. Tendered by Titans (2nd round)
Fernando Velasco seemingly came out of nowhere to be a very effective center for the Titans in 2012. He also played some left guard.
Todd McClure, C, Falcons. Age: 36. Announced retirement
Todd McClure is still getting the job done despite being in his mid-30s, but he could completely drop off soon.
Dan Koppen, C, Broncos. Age: 33.
Dan Koppen was released by the Patriots because he wasn't able to get on the field after suffering tons of injuries. He was healthy at the end of this season, however, and performed pretty well for Peyton Manning.
Phil Costa (RFA), C, Cowboys. Age: 26. Re-signed with Cowboys (2 years)
Phil Costa is a serviceable starting center, but he's coming off foot surgery and may not be ready for the start of the season.
Evan Dietrich-Smith, C/G, Packers. Age: 27. Tendered by Packers (original)
A capable lineman who's versatile enough to play all three positions on the interior. He was an upgrade over the decrepit Jeff Saturday.
Rob Turner, C/G/OT, Rams. Age: 29. Signed with Titans
Rob Turner had a decent 2012 campaign for the Rams. He played center and guard, and he's capable of lining up at right tackle as well.