Early look NFL preview: Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts Head coach: Frank Reich (second year) Last year’s record: 10-6, lost in divisional round vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 31-13 First game: Sept. 8 at Los Angeles Chargers Win total: Over/Under 9.5 (Over 9.5 -160, Under 9.5 +130) Super Bowl odds: +1600 No one expected much from a Colts team that went 4-12 in 2017 and kicked off the following season with a 1-5 record. In Frank Reich’s first year as head coach, it looked like Indianapolis had plenty [...]

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 [...]