Monday, November 12, 2012
Week 10 NFL Recap
For all that is good in the NFL there should never be a time like yesterday's 49ers/Rams game where the game finishes in a tie. Paying customers deserve to see an outcome where one team loses and the other is victorious. It is time the NFL adopts the college overtime system and you play till there is an eventual winner. Okay, my venting is over. Now onto the recap. A great day of football yesterday. Not so good if you are a fan of the Bears, 49ers or Eagles (well maybe not the Eagles) who all lost their starting quarterbacks to concussions. The Eagles in fact may have found themselves Michael Vick's longterm replacement. Andy Reid has said Vick will be out for multiple weeks with the concussion, giving backup Nick Foles to take over the reigns and maybe save the job of the longtime Eagles coach. Foles finished the day, 22-32, 219 yards and 1 touchdown. Both Cutler and Alex Smith will both have an extra day to get healthy as the Bears and 49ers tangle next Monday night. For those of you who like to wager on games, Sunday saw the underdogs cover 7 of the 13 games. 8 of the 13 games went over the posted total but the most important stat as always is that in 11 of the 13 games on Sunday, the underdog won the game outright or the favored covered the spread. New England was the only favorite to win the game 37-31 over Buffalo) and not cover the spread (-11 1/2) and the 49ers (-12) game ended in a tie. Five of the seven dogs won the games outright. As mentioned earlier we had one tie and the Bills were the other dog.