Chiefs +17 at Denver
The Broncos are eyeballing a first round playoff bye. All they need to do is show up and punch the Chiefs in the mouth a few times. Denver can collect their W, go home and rest. What's the motivation here to win by 20?
Brady Quinn would like to be invited back to training camp next year. Several players on the Chiefs need to make some plays, have a good game and impress in their last game of the season. Are you guys professionals? Have they quit on Romeo? Is this like his last season in Cleveland where the Browns scored zero point in their final two games of the season? I don't think it is. This may not be the Chiefs superbowl, but it's not a joke either.
The Broncos plan might be to get a lead and rest their starters. I'm thinking the Broncos starters will need to stay in there well into the 4th quarter in order to secure a victory. Go Chiefs! I'll take the points 'cause I'm crazy like that.
Raiders +9' over the Chargers
One of the many reasons I suck handicapping the NFL is that I believe in the narrative. This week, the story of interest for me is Norv's last game as the head coach. Perhaps he's loved universally by the team? The Chargers play their hearts out? I doubt that will happen, but what should we expect?
The Raiders haven't put together two quarters of good football in a long time. They really look like a team going through the motions. None of the Raiders players or coaches are bragging about Pryor at QB. He's been there a couple of years and apparently still hasn't figured it out. This is a chance for Pryor, an actual NFL start.
This is a matchup of two pathetic teams. Check this out:
The Raiders (4-11) have a league-low three rushing touchdowns and have gone nine straight games without a rushing touchdown for the longest one-season drought in team history. Oakland had a nine-gamer that bridged 1995 and 1996. The Chargers (6-9) have gone 10 straight games without a rushing TD
Raider fans are going to take over the stadium. Several games have been blacked out in the San Diego area, but not today, thanks to Raiders fans.
I'll take the points here as well. It would be fitting if Norv found a way to lose this game despite his team getting out to a big lead.
The Raiders are a shitty team. I understand that. Still taking the silver and black, 'cause I'm a fan. Middle finger to the Chargers. Gimmie some of that Raiders ML as well @ +315.
Believe it or not, more people are betting Raiders ML than the Chargers ML.