3 and out: Harvin, Bills @ Jets and the Wembley game

New York Jets writer Mark Roberts looks ahead to a big weekend in the NFL with his team hosting Buffalo this weekend while he’s at Wembley watching the Lions and Falcons do battle, and also tells us why the Percy Harvin move might make the Jets a threat…. next year. 

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Manning breaks record as Broncos break 49ers

Peyton Manning became the NFL’s all time touchdown leader as his three TD passes helped Denver rout San Francisco at Mile High Stadium on Sunday Night Football. Here’s Broncos writer Julian Richards with a recap of a record breaking night for #18 in Denver…

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3 and out – “Unacceptable” Bears lose at home again

The Bears up and down season continued with another disappointing loss at home, this time to an impressive Miami Dolphins team who dominated Chicago from start to finish. Bears fan Dave Usher reflects on an “unacceptable” afternoon in the Windy City…

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Percy Harvin trade made it a good day to be a Jet

It’s been a nightmare start to the year for Rex Ryan’s New York Jets, but on Friday night they made a move that has finally given their fans something to cheer about. Here’s an extremely happy Mark Roberts with his take on it…

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Expendable Harvin trade makes sense for Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin has been traded to the New York Jets for a conditional 2nd – 4th round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Here’s Uncle Sam’s ‘Hawks writer Dan Ellis on why this surprise trade went down and what it means for Seattle moving forward…

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3 and Out: A brave Jets revival blocked in New England.

The Patriots came through victorious against an impressive Jets performance and if it was not for the far reaching hand of Chris Jones, things would have been far more different. Here is Patriots fan Gary Beeson with his take on a rather stressful night in Foxborough.

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Friday Face Off: Dolphins @ Bears

The 2-3 Miami Dolphins head to Soldier Field this Sunday for a showdown with the 3-3 Chicago Bears. The Fins are looking to bounce back from last week’s heartbreaking late loss to the Packers, while the Bears will be hoping to build on a fine win in Atlanta. Fins writer Chris Smith and Bears blogger Dave Usher go head to head on how they see this one going…

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Any player in the NFL – who are you taking?

If your team could add any current NFL player to it’s roster, who would you want? Do you go offense or defense? Win now or build for the future? Forget about trades, salary cap, free agency or any other such complications, this is just a hypothetical “who are you taking?”

We asked a number of Uncle Sam’s finest to give us their picks, with interesting results. Which Receiver was selected by three of our writers? Did anyone take JJ Watt? Who wants to move his current QB to Tight End to accommodate Drew Brees?

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Pick Six: Handicapping Week 7 in the NFL

3-0 in Week 5 and 0-3 in Week 6, our ramblin’, gamblin’ son of a gun Liam O’Rourke came down to earth with a bang last week. At least he’s still at .500 and aiming to bounce back in Week 7 with six fresh picks.

Last week was a real “Come to Jesus” meeting for yours truly. After getting a perfect record on Week 5, I laid an egg on a Week 6 card I openly stated I wasn’t a fan of, made worse by some very unexpected results (when the Seahawks are losing at home, you know the week isn’t normal). But undeterred, I am back to reclaim the money that was left on the field by the Giants, Falcons and Texans.

If you’re new to NFL Handicapping, here’s a helpful guide I penned previously.

Game 1: New York Jets @ New England Patriots

Favourite: Patriots -10 over the Jets

So of the two teams with huge point spreads last week (Jets and Oakland), it was the Raiders who managed to cover, while the Jets were steamrolled once more, continuing to look like something that fell out of a dog’s ass. The Patriots looked impressive on the road, and are starting to play like a team to fear again.

But much like last week, where I used the Jets as my “general principle” play, the value in this line is all in the J-E-T-S. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think they have a prayer, and it is quite likely that this will be another destruction that will have fans longing for the days of Mark Sanchez eating green ass on national television. But double-digit favourites are not something to bet on in the NFL for this writer, and I implore you to approach with caution. As tempting as it can be, as bad as the Jets look, it’s a volatile gamble to make.

My Pick: I’m not playing it because again, it’s the Jets on the road, but if you’re a sadist, you have to play them here.

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3 and out: Ice man Rodgers breaks Dolphins hearts

The Miami Dolphins were oh so close to beating Green Bay on Sunday, but when Aaron Rodgers is the opposing QB it’s never over ’til it’s over. Here’s Packers fan James Tweedle with his take on yet another incredible show from #12…

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