Is there anything worse than reading a book or watching a movie and getting to the end only to feel like your investment of time, energy and money was a complete waste? Welcome to Week 2 of the NFL season. Filled with punters attempting field goals, all-time greats shanking extra points, fumbles at the one-yard-line, and perfect passes being dropped with the game (and our sanity) hanging in the balance, there was plenty of remorse to go around on another painful Sunday in September.
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 the Giants' decision to push aside Eli Manning, they celebrate Adrian Peterson's latest accomplishment, and they turn their collective noses up at the floundering Miami Dolphins.
Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears came out flat against the Packers during Week 1. Can they right the ship this Sunday against the Broncos? We examine that matchup as well as Kansas City vs. Oakland and New Orleans vs. Los Angeles.
The long-suffering fanbases of the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets entered 2019 with hopeful fantasies of a breakthrough season producing a playoff appearance. Led by exciting first year head coaches (Freddie Kitchens and Adam Gase) and piloted by second year quarterbacks (Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold), many speculated that one or both teams would emerge as contenders in the AFC. Then Week 1 happened.
Week 1 in the NFL told us a lot about the upper-echelon teams and exposed holes in others. A couple of projected playoff teams that got off to fast starts are among this week’s five pack of picks, and we’re playing the road team Monday night.
The NFL is back and so are our weekly power rankings! Join BetAmerica Extra columnist Zack Rhodes as he slices and dices all 32 teams and ranks them in order according to their Week 1 performance and Week 2 outlook.
Another week into the college football season and we have another quarterback ready to throw his name in the ring for the Heisman Trophy chase. After a monster primetime performance on the road at Texas, LSU quarterback and Ohio State transfer Joe Burrow has truly entered the race and comes into the week with odds of +400 to win the award.
Week 2 of college football is in the books! It’s important to not just watch the games and keep track of wins and losses but to examine the context of those events.
The flagship program of the ACC, Clemson will get its first test of the season Saturday. The Tigers are a known commodity. They have been No. 1 or No. 2 in the country for so long, there is a mindset that they will remain there.
Rice kicks off Week 2 of the NCAAF season when it hosts Wake Forest tonight in Houston. Meanwhile, over in Idaho, #24 Boise State defends its turf against Marshall. We have odds and picks for both of these eagerly anticipated games.