Editor's Note--Well that wasnt so good. And how those games turned on like 1 play is amazing. But it is what it is. I wouldnt go against the big fella this week. Or any week for that matter. Now we get the divisional playoffs. I saw a stat that said the home teams in this round over the last 5 years are 16-4 straight up. BUT, are a mere 9-11 versus the spread. This makes things interesting. Let's invite the big man back. Take it away Big D.--R.B.
GRRRRRR. And let's just leave it at that about last week. Ok? Ok.
The Falcons are 14-2 on the OVER this year including ALL 8 at home. The Seahags are 9-8 on the OVER this year. To the shock of many, with the Seahag defense getting a ton of press, they have gone OVER in 6 of 7 in this divisional playoff round. All systems go. OVER.
Quick!! Who has the biggest difference stats as a QB at home, versus on the road, in the whole cotton pickin league?!? Big Ben Rothliesberger. That's who. Awful on the road for Big Ben. Guess what? The Steelers are AT Kansas City. Quick!! What are these figures? 10, 19, 13, 19, 14. Those are what KC's opponents scored in KC's last 5 home games. Now the spread looks VERY fishy at KC-1, as KC is the #2 seed, rested, and has a long time to prepare. What doesn't look too bad is that total, pal. 44. Really? UNDER in cold, windy, Arrowhead, baby.
Finally, yes Richie, that's a nice stat you pointed out. The home teams have generally been dominant in winning outright lately in this round. HOWEVER, they arent so hot versus the numerooooo.....GREEN BAY is torching hot. 7 in a row. Covered 6 of those 7 (the one blemish was a 3 point win as a 4.5 point favorite). RODGERS is playing like a maniac. And its a VERY meaningful game. Hasnt this been when Dallas loses? Yes. Yes it has. Maybe the 13-3 "stars" can find a way to cool down the PACK. But they have also cooled down themselves. 1-5 their last 6 versus the spread. The line is a nice comfy +4.5. Would anyone be shocked if this came down to a field goal in Big D?!? Not us, friends. Not us. Too many. Take.
So the "world famous" happy recap: OVER 51.5 Atl/Sea Saturday. UNDER 44 KC/Pitt and GREEN BAY+4.5 @ dallas.
Now speaking of fame and stars, this cat in the top middle turned 69 this week. He is the lead singer. Some of you may know him as "Illinois Elohainu". We dont. We know him as Donald Jay Fagen from Passaic, New Jersey.While the poor people are sleeping, all the STARS come out at night.....INDEED. Good luck and god bless.