NFL | Oct 26, 2014 Oakland Raiders vs. Cleveland Browns
Oakland Raiders +7-105 at PINNACLE
1* Free Play Oakland Raiders.
The 0-6 Oakland Raiders are in Cleveland to take on the 3-3 Browns. Both teams are coming off losses. After losing 31-28 to the Chargers two weeks ago, Oakland would fall 24-13 at home to the Cardinals last week. It’s the worst start to a season for the Raiders since losing their first 13 games in 1962: "This is as bad as you're going to get through the first part of the season," safety Charles Woodson remarked after the loss to Arizona. "We haven't won a game. How much worse can it get than that, than not winning a game?" Rookie QB Derek Carr has looked brilliant at times and pretty ordinary in others so far this year, he had four TD’s in the loss to the Chargers, but finished just 16 for 28 for 173 yards vs. the tough Cardinals defense. Carr though catches a break this week in playing against a Cleveland Browns unit which ranks 23rd in opposing passing yards. After a big 31-10 win over rival Pittsburgh, the Browns looked disastrous in last week’s 24-6 setback at Jacksonville. Cleveland settled for field goals in two trips inside the 20-yard line and failed to convert on fourth-and-1 at the 24. The Browns entered the weekend with the third best rushing attack, but looked anemic, 30 attempts for 69 total yards in the end. Despite the Raiders being winless this year, I believe these teams are moving in opposite diretions right now. Oakland has performed well vs. two playoff bound teams over the last two weekends, Cleveland continues to do what it does best and that is to show a ton of inconsistency from game to game. I think “sprinkling a little” on the money line isn’t a bad idea here either; consider a second look at the visitors in this one.
NFL | Oct 26, 2014 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals
Philadelphia Eagles +2½+110 at 5DIMES
Play on: Philadelphia +2-1/2 (269) over Arizona @ 4:05 Eastern
Coming into action the Dallas Cowboys are 6-1 and at the top of the NFC East. The Eagles showing off a bye 5-1 needing a huge road win to hopefully keep pace with the Pokes who are facing floundering Washington (2-5) on Monday night down in the Lone Star State. Arizona comes in 5-1 after defeating Oakland (0-6) 24-13 on the road. Note, the Cardinals defeated a Raiders unit ranked #31 (15.3) and #32 (282.7) in scoring and yardage. Arizona built a 14-0 lead after QB Palmer threw 13-16 setting the game pace early. Overall the Arizona record is amazing considering they have used three different quarterbacks with a much injured defense. Bruce Arians is now 15-7 since becoming head coach of the Cardinals. In order for the Eagles to win on the road they will need to hurry and distract the veteran Palmer. Philly has put together 16 sacks in the last three games vs. San Francisco, St. Louis and NYG. Today during practice we noticed only guard Mathis was not suited up, but center Kelce seemed healthy, but can’t estimate his ability to start. Believe QB Foles needs a big game to control the tempo in this emotionally charged situation. Foles leads the league with 10 turnovers after having only 2 in 2013. He will need to author an attack that can break down (McCoy and Sproles) the Cards rushing defense that holds the opposing rushing attacks to slightly over 72 yards per game (#1). Their overall defense is holding opponents to 19.8 points (#5) per game. Still, the Eagles possess multiple sets that should confuse the defense giving the running attack some room with a screen or two as part of the overall rhythm. FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS has listed the Eagles as the #1 special teams unit in the NFL. We can’t argue with their big play ability…MAJOR EDGE. Finally, the UNDERDOG in the series has covered 4 straight in Vegas.
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