Of course, I had the Jets +9.5. And I was happy about it too.
That was the worst of all worlds. First off, I’ve never been more wrong about an NFL game. Not only did I make Broncos plus three my best bet, but my only concern about the bet was that Pat Mahomes would get back into a groove and light the Broncos up. Never in a million years did I think the Chiefs would dominate on defense and it wouldn’t matter who was under center.
That was a frustrating non-cover if you had the Packers. After the two early big plays to Kenny Golladay and Marvin Hall, the Lions offense did nothing the rest of the game. But the Packers had two problems — terrible punt/kick returning, including a fumble and receivers who until the last five minutes simply could not make plays to save their lives.
Week 6 was a mixed bag. I lost my best bet, the Eagles, I lost another Super Contest pick, the Falcons, in part due to a missed PAT, and I went 7-6 overall despite the Dolphins getting me a miracle cover. On the other hand, I’m probably going 5-0 in fantasy, and one of my teams is 31st out of more than 3,000 in the NFFC with the Packers defense going tonight. It could have been worse.
When you’re running cold it’s tough to catch a break. I had the Giants +16.5, and they lost by 21, thanks to defense and special teams TDs. And they had a chance to cover on the last drive, but apparently pass interference doesn’t exist if the ref doesn’t see it on the field. What a pointless rule if they’re never going to reverse a call even when it’s obvious.
From pass protection to run blocking, every aspect of the modern NFL offense runs through the O-line. Aside from skill position players themselves, nothing has a larger impact on the outcome of a play call than the battle up front. In the Offensive Line Overview series, we look at which of the league’s 32 offensive lines are trending up and down.
Without further ado, let’s check in at which O-lines around the league are looking up and which are holding their team back.