Scott Shapiro’s NFL Playoffs Selections and Analysis- Saturday’s Divisional Round

After a Wild Card round that was kind to those who backed underdogs, another great slate of playoff games is on tap this weekend in the National Football League. History suggests that relying on dogs to get the job done in the divisional round both outright or against the number can be a dangerous endeavor, but I think this season is unique. In years’ past, the majority of top seeds come into the playoffs playing their best ball, but I [...]

Scott Shapiro’s Week 15 NFL 4-Pack

A challenging weekend of games in the NFL follows a thriller between the Chargers and Chiefs on Thursday night. Here is my Week 15 NFL 4-Pack Indianapolis Colts (-3) vs Dallas Cowboys The first-place Cowboys head north to Lucas Oil Stadium after winning their fifth game in a row last Sunday. Dallas has to be feeling pretty good about themselves after outgaining the Eagles 576 to 256 yards and controlling the ball for more than 45 minutes in a 29-23 [...]

Scott Shapiro’s Week 14 NFL 4-Pack

After a one-sided Thursday night game dominated by Derrick Henry and the Titans to start off a week full of divisional battles, a plethora of meaningful games are on tap this weekend in the National Football League. Here is my Week 14 4-Pack: Dallas Cowboys (-3.5) vs Philadelphia Eagles The defending champions may have won two in a row, but do not be fooled by them outscoring their last two opponents and getting back into a position to potentially win [...]

Scott Shapiro’s Week 11 NFL 4-Pack

Week 11 got off to a strong start in Seattle on Thursday night as the home team came out on top in a tight one 27-24. I am really looking forward to a strong slate of games this weekend. Here is my Sunday 4-Pack: Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints (O/U 56) The red-hot Saints, fresh off a 51-14 romp of the Bengals, return to Louisiana to take on an Eagles team that has failed to resemble their championship squad [...]

Scott Shapiro’s Week 2 NFL 4-Pack

Week 2 got rolling on Thursday evening in Cincinnati as the Bengals jumped out to a 21-0 lead on three A.J. Green touchdown grabs and held on to win 34-23. As usual, a full slate of NFL games is on tap for Sunday afternoon. Here is my Week 2 4-Pack: Pittsburgh (-5.5) vs Kansas City The Steelers did not look good in their season opener in the rain in Cleveland, but they head home to Heinz Field where they are [...]

The 2018 Indianapolis Colts Need Lots of Luck

by DS Williamson The Colts have been bad for a while. Last season might have been the worst ever. Star QB Andrew Luck didn’t take a snap as he recovered from a shoulder injury that nearly derailed his entire career. The defense was a mess. The offense was one of the worst in the NFL. It’s amazing that Indianapolis won a single game. The fact that they went 4-12 SU is incredible. The 2018 Indianapolis Colts finally have Luck back, [...]