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Super Bowl Playoff History Of New York Jets

January 6, 2011

In the history of their franchise the New York Jets have recently qualified for the playoffs for the 14th time. The majority of the team’s playoff appearances have been in the last two decades, while the franchise has been in existence since the year 1960.

On Saturday, the Jets play the Indianapolis Colts and are favorites in NFL betting super bowl odds.

In the NFL on the a regular basis the Jets have become one of the best teams as they have qualified for the playoffs 6 times since the beginning of the 21st century. They have not been able to have the type of success in the playoffs that they’d hope for, even as they have really turned things around as of late.

Since the Jets last made their way to the Super Bowl it has been more than 40 years. In the times of the AFL, that Super Bowl appearance actually came. The Jets thus qualified for the Super Bowl against the winners of the NFL Championship as they managed to win the AFL.

By the famous Joe Nam the Jets were led to Super Bowl. In what is one of the classic football games of all time, the team managed to win the Super Bowl behind Namath.

The fans of the Jets had little to cheer for after that time. Even though they did manage to turn things around in the 1980’s, they did not make the playoffs at all in the 1970s. The Jets left a foundation for the team to build up to what it is today as they qualified for the playoffs 4 times in the 1980s.

NFL – Patriots take on Browns – Preview

November 3, 2010

This Sunday, the New England Patriots will head to Cleveland to take on the Browns. The Patriots will be the 4.5-point favorites in football betting odds, in this matchup, despite being on the road. At 44 sits the total for the game.

The Patriots seem to pull out every year at some point and they have shown resilience. If the team would be able to survive with all of the talk of Randy Moss, many people wondered. It seems that the Patriots will be able to keep on rolling no matter who they have on the field, in the end. The Patriots seem to get better with each week and they have lost just one game on the season.

The Patriots have had a lot of success against the Browns recently and they are on a 5 game winning streak. The Patriots have managed to win 5 games, over the last 6 contests between the two teams. The running game will be the key for the Patriots. They were able to move the ball more easily because of it and last week they managed to find room to run against the Vikings.

The Browns are coming home where they generally play well, although they have just 2 wins on the young season. The Browns have managed to put together a good home record recently, despite winning just 7 of their last 25 total games. Coming into this week, they have won 4 of their last 6 home games.

To put the ball in the end zone, the Browns need to find a way. While they score 13 fewer points per game, they only average about 40 fewer yards per game than the Patriots on offense. The Browns will have a shot at winning games more consistently, if they can find a way to put the ball in the end zone.

NFL – Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals – Preview

October 28, 2010

This weekend, the Miami Dolphins will head to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals. Being the 2.5 point favorites, these two teams will square off with the Bengals. Currently, at 43.5 sits the over/under for the game.

Last week, the Bengals had an offensive explosion as Carson Palmer assaulted his opponents through the air. With more than 100 yards and Terrell Owens was close to 100 yards as well, the Bengals had 2 receivers. It seems that Palmer has not been consistent enough to keep this team going, although the Bengals have shown the potential to light up the scoreboard.

While the offense was solid, the defense could not stop the Falcons, which was the problem in the last week. on the season, they are now 2-4.

To this point in the season, they’ve struggled, while the Bengals have a solid home tradition. Of their last 8 home games, they have won 6. The problem is, at home recently, the Bengals have struggled against Miami, winning just 1 of their last 6 home competitions against Miami.

Last weekend, the Dolphins suffered a close lose to the hands of the Steelers. On the season, the loss dropped the Dolphins to 3-3. With confidence this weekend, the Dolphins should go into Cincinnati. Overall, against Cincinnati, they have won 8 of their last 10 and they have won 4 of their last 5 road games against all opponents.

After tough losses last weekend, this game will feature two teams trying to get back on track.

NFL: Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview

September 10, 2010

The Cleveland Browns will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to start off the 2010 NFL season on Sunday. Truth be told, these teams are not nearly towards the top of the NFC. This game will feature two of the teams that are expected to finish towards

the bottom of the league.

The good news for these two struggling organizations is that one of them will get to start off the season with a win. A win could go a long ways towards giving one of these teams the momentum that they need to improve upon their seasons last year.

The Browns have a very apparent problem with their team: They are starting Jake Delhomme. Delhomme was the quarterback for the Panthers for years and did not finish well. He really struggled towards the end of his tenure in Carolina and showed no signs of bouncing back. If the Browns are relying on him to win games they will be in for a long season.

It seems like the Bucs have been mired in mediocrity for years now. They have a young quarterback at the helm now that may be able to rescue them out in time. Unfortunately it does not look like he is ready to carry the team to the playoffs just yet. The Bucs will need a miracle to take place if they are to have any chance at making a playoff run in 2010.

This game will be an important one for each team and for the NFL betting odds too as they may not have many more chances at victory for the rest of the season.

Washington Redskins: NFL Season Preview

August 13, 2010

Despite a very poor season in 2009, the Washington Redskins have high hopes in 2010. The team have made a change that they think will make all of the difference even though they struggled to score points.

A lot of hype to the Redskins will be brought by the addition of Donovan McNabb this year. The Eagles made it to the NFC Championship game several times and were led year in and year out by McNabb. To carry a team for stretches, McNabb has the passing skills and mobility. Whether or not McNabb still is the type of quarterback that can carry a team for a whole season is the only question. As Washington had a lot of struggles last year, he may need to in there.

Three former pro bowl running backs are featured in the running game of the Redskins. At some point and time, each of these backs was a premier player in the league. It seems that each of them is on the downfall is the real problem.

Clinton Portis will take the majority of the load as it is appeared of the three. Portis only was able to play 8 games last year and is just one season removed from a 1400-yard effort in 2008. The Redskins will need Willie Parker and Larry Johnson to step in and carry the load, if Portis does not come back at full strength.

The ‘Skins are lacking a true number one but have a few tools at wide receiver. As for most of his career McNabb was without a number one option may not be a concern for though,.

you can expect the ‘Skins to carry home more than 4 wins even though they are probably not destined for glory in 2010.

NFL Season Preview: Cleveland Browns

July 31, 2010

The Cleveland Browns are trying desperately to find something to bring success to Cleveland. They were only able to win 4 games last year and changes need to be made. Unfortunately the addition of Jake Delhomme may have been more desperate than productive.

Delhomme was once a solid quarterback for the Panthers. He was never seen as a guy that would carry the squad through the season, but he was good enough to win games if the right pieces were around him. He was not able to continue on in the pattern in the recent past in Carolina. The Browns signed him in hopes that he would bring some veteran leadership to Cleveland, but his signing might have been a bit of a stretch.

The Running game will be led by Jerome Harrison out of Washington State. Harrison has been in the league for several years now, but previous to last season he had only compiled a little more than 400 rushing yards in his career. He did manage to rush for almost 900 yards last year, but he is far from a franchise back at this point.

The Browns will probably be looking to use this year as a rebuilding year rather than a season to make a run at the playoffs. They simply do not have the talent necessary to compete in a division with so many strong teams.

The 2010 season will probably result in another draft pick in the first several picks of the NFL Draft for the Cleveland Browns.

NFL Betting – 2011 Super Bowl Odds

February 11, 2010

With the 2010 Super Bowl just ending many fans are getting in on some early betting for favorites of the 2011 Super Bowl. Early lines on all 32 teams to win the Superbowl next year are already set.

With the New Orleans Saints winning the 2010 Super Bowl by a 14-point margin you would think they would rank higher than third to win next year’s NFL championship. The Indianapolis Colts are the odds on favorite to win next year’s Super Bowl in spite of losing to the Saints last season. 7-1 favorites to win next year’s Super Bowl, the Colts are followed by the San Diego Chargers 8-1 odds. New Orleans Saints 9-1 odds, and New England Patriots 10-1 odds round out the leading favorites to win the 2011 Super Bowl.

The Saints are 5-1 favorites to win the NFC championship while the Colts are 3-1 favorites to win the AFC title. Further to the odds, the Colts and the Saints are favored to return to the Super Bowl.

With a dismal 1-15 record, The St. Louis Rams have the worst odds of all NFL teams at 150-1. At 100-1 odds the following teams are also considered to be long shots to win next years’ Super Bowl, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, and Kansas City Chiefs.

Football Betting: Best Lines this weekend

October 3, 2008

In NCAA College Football on Saturday night, the No. 23 Oregon Ducks visit the No. 9 Southern California Trojans in a battle of Pac-10 rivals at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (8 pm ET, ABC).

Oddsmakers are expecting the Trojans to bounce back from their upset loss to Oregon State last week, and have made the Trojans 16-point favorites. Bettors will find most sportsbooks are sticking to the 16-point spread, but Sportsbooks is offering the lowest juice, -105.

USC, then ranked No. 1, was upset 27-21 by Oregon State Beavers last week, as 24-point favorites. The 48 points fell under the total of 55.

Oregon Ducks are 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS. USC is 2-1 SU and ATS.

In the NFL, The Seattle Seahawks visit the New York Giants on Sunday at Giants Stadium (1 pm ET, FOX).

Nearly every sportsbook opened the Giants as 7-point favorites and the line hadn’t moved as of Friday, but bettors will find the best juice – by far – at Bet Jamaica, which is offering the Giants at +100 on the 7-point spread. All other books are -110 or -105.

Moneyline bettors will get the best price (-300) on the Giants at BetUS, with every other sportsbook at -320 or more. Those taking the underdog Seahawks will get the best odds (+270) at Bet Jamaica.

The over/under total of 43.5 is consistent at every book.

New York (3-0 SU, 2-1 ATS) has won three straight. Seattle is 1-2 SU and ATS.

The Pittsburgh Steelers face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday Night Football at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (8:15 pm ET, NBC).

The Jags are 4-point favorites, and NFL bettors will find the lowest juice at Sportsbooks, which is offering -105 on the spread.

Sportsbooks and BetUS have the best moneyline odds for Jacksonville, at -210. Most other books have the Jaguars at -220. The best moneyline price on the underdog Steelers is +180 at Bodog.

Under bettors will find the highest total (36.5) at BetUS.

Pittsburgh is 3-1 SU and 1-3 ATS. Jacksonville is 2-2 SU and 1-3 ATS and has won two straight.

Live Betting available for MLB Playoffs, NFL, NCAA Football

October 1, 2008

Live Betting, which allows sports bettors to wager on a game while it’s in progress, is the fastest growing segment of the sports betting industry., a London, England-based sportsbook, has made Live Betting an art form through its IN:PLAY Betting system, and it will have Live Betting available for every game of the MLB Playoffs and the 2008 World Series.

“It looks very likely that we will get every MLB playoff game live,” said oddsmaker David Main. will have all three MLB games on Thursday available for Live Betting.

MLB bettors can use IN:PLAY wagering when the Chicago White Sox face the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of their ALDS (2:30 pm ET, TBS), Game 2 of the NLDS between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Philadelphia Phillies (6:05 pm ET, TBS), and Game 2 of the NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs (9:35 pm ET, TBS).

NCAA College Football bettors can also wager live when the Pittsburgh Panthers visit the No. 10 South Florida Bulls Thursday night (7:45 pm ET, ESPN), and when the No. 20 Oregon Ducks visit the No. 9 USC Trojans in a Pac-10 matchup (8 pm ET).

And on Sunday, NFL bettors will have five games to choose from, including the Washington Redskins visiting the Philadelphia Eagles in a NFC East matchup (1 pm ET, FOX) and the Sunday Night Football tilt between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars (8:15 pm ET, NBC).

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NFL Betting: Public backing Eagles against Steelers

September 19, 2008

NFL Football betting fans like the Philadelphia Eagles to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, according to public betting information from

Philadelphia is a 3-point favorite in NFL Betting Odds at and the over/under total is 44.5. The Eagles are getting 64 per cent of the wagers placed on the game at oddsmaker David Main said Friday the main reason bettors are backing the Eagles is the play of QB Donovan McNabb, who is second among NFL quarterbacks, with 46 completions on 70 attempts for 642 yards and four TDs.

“McNabb looks like he is finally back to his best and may also have (wide receiver) Reggie Brown fit again after his hamstring injury, although even if Brown doesn’t play McNabb does seem very confident throwing to rookie DeSean Jackson,” Main said.

Conversely, the fact that Pittsburgh pivot Ben Roethlisberger is nursing a sore shoulder isn’t helping the Steelers’ chances against the Eagles.

“Roethlisberger is playing with a bad shoulder and again the bettors seem to have picked this matchup out and decided that Philly is the better team.”

Other betting favorites of NFL football bettors this Sunday include the New England Patriots (12½-point favorites) over the Miami Dolphins, with the Pats getting 68 per cent of bets, and the New York Giants (13-point favorites) over the Cincinnati Bengals, with the Giants getting 67 per cent of wagers.

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