NFL quarter-season awards: MVP, OPOY, DPOY & more

Now that every team in the league has played at least four games, we have reached the the quarter point of the NFL season. There have been some surprises and some upsets but also some expected results. There is still a long way to go, but if the season were to suddenly get called off today, here is who would win each end-of-season award.

NFL Roundtable: Mitch Trubisky’s murky future

Every week we sit down with BetAmerica Extra columnists Ashley Anderson, James Scully and Scott Shapiro to discuss the latest news from around the NFL. This week they weigh in on whether the NFL should drop Thursday night games, Dwayne Haskins' inauspicious debut and Mitch Trubisky's five-year plan.

Rams put undefeated record on the line against upstart Browns

Super Bowl also-rans have trended poorly over the years, but the Rams are bucking the trend as they’ve started their redemption campaign 2-0 straight-up and against the spread with victories over the Panthers and Saints. Meanwhile, the Browns’ bandwagon in seemingly back on track following an effortless victory against the Jets on Monday night which came on the heels of an embarrassing home loss to the Titans in Week 1.

Scott Shapiro’s Super Sunday Free Picks

One of the most highly anticipated days on the American sports calendar is upon us: Super Bowl Sunday, baby! Obviously, the game between the Patriots and the Rams headlines the big day, but there is also a college hoops game that I hope to use to build our bankrolls before kickoff of the “Big Game” (6:30 p.m. EST). Here is what I will be involved with on Super Bowl Sunday with an early college basketball free pick, my favorite Super [...]

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 [...]