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, but this is ridiculous.At
this point, I’m scared to look at our weekly game picks update. The Browns
finally won (I think I picked that one), the Bills - gasp - beat the Vikings
(more on this in a minute), the Redskins nearly doubled-up the Packers, Dolphins
beat the Raiders, Lions beat the Patriots, and I lost my first fantasy football
game of the year.If there’s anything I do know, it’s my opinions on these three
topics.FALSE START: The NFL has a rules problem - shockerRemember the off-season
and the pre-season? There was a rules controversy. It was going to doom
football. Turn it into flag football basically. The leading with the helmet rule
was going to ruin everything.Alas, it hasn’t. No, that distinction goes to the
new edition of the roughing the passer penalty. You know the one, it’s the one
where someone hits a quarterback in the pocket....and that’s illegal now.It’s
basically the NFL’s version of home base in tag.In episode 18-5 of this here
column - Look! A link! - I addressed this very rule:When a rule is being bashed
by the very player it was created for - Aaron Rodgers - you know it’s bad. Three
weeks into the 2017 season, there were 16 roughing the passer penalties. There
are more than double that after three weeks this season. Roughly half of those
have been levied on Clay Matthews it would seem (not really). This penalty is
bad. Like, change it in-season and don’t wait for the off-season, bad.OFFSIDES:
Josh Allen is better at his job than Sean McDermott is at hisPhoto by Brett
Carlsen/Getty ImagesAnytime I openly bash a player or coach, I basically expect
said player or coach to then make me eat my words that week.Such was the case
with Josh Allen. Except, I didn’t bash him. He just came to the aid of his head
coach, Sean McDermott.By defeating the Minnesota Vikings in rather impressive
form, my previous comments about McDermott’s handling of the quarterback
situation in Buffalo are in danger of ageing worse than Macaulay Culkin. Now we
wait for a Culkin blockbuster in the summer of 2019.To make matters worse, Tyrod
Taylor decided to take my support of him and get benched during primetime.Maybe
I was wrong. But www.buccaneerscheapshops.com ,
maybe I wasn’t. I don’t think it was McDermott’s coaching genius which led his
rookie quarterback to hurdling Anthony Barr.Still though, it’s enough to make me
wonder if I jumped the gun - get it, offsides - on McDermott.FREE PLAY: Bashing
the UnicornPhoto by Julio Aguilar/Getty ImagesIf Chris Conte actually had a horn
on his head Vance McDonald would have ripped it off and forged it into the
finest sword in all of Westeros. He doesn’t though, because ‘White Unicorn’ is a
nickname, not a literal description of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety.It was a
rough play. Embarrassing. More so for him than anyone else. The still photos of
Cameron Heyward’s reaction will likely haunt Conte for the rest of his days.It
was a solid football play by McDonald, and one which rightfully deserved the
reaction it got in the immediate aftermath.But that was all in the moment.
Afterwards, some people felt it was ok to then make fun of Conte’s knee injury
which subsequently landed him on injured reserve.I don’t know guys, something
about enjoying physical injury to another human being just doesn’t sit right
with me. *UPDATE* The spread has shifted. Bucs are now -1 with the money line
-115. Money rolling in for Tampa Bay.What is Las Vegas thinking about the
Buccaneers and Steelers game this weekend?So far, Vegas has pegged the
Buccaneers as underdogs twice and both times they have been wrong. In no way am
I a professional gambler, and in no way am I telling you to put your money with
what I predict. This is really just for fun and something we here at Bucs Nation
thought the readers would enjoy after sports gambling was legalized. For those
that don’t know sports gambling, I will quickly go over the three main bets that
are often placed. Also, the lines could always change and the website you use,
could be different from mine. Betting with the spread: Currently, the Buccaneers
are +1陆 . This means that if you were to take the Buccaneers with the spread,
they could lose by 1 points and you’d win. On the opposite side, if you took the
Steelers at -1 陆 , they’d have to win by 2 for you to win the bet. Spread bets
always have the same odds, which are -110. This means that you need to risk $110
to win $100. This spread is basically a Pick’em’ type game. It’s probably not
worth it to take Tampa Bay at +1 陆 . Money line bets: As of Saturday evening,
the Steelers are -125. The Buccaneers are +105. In money line bets Tampa Bay
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, all the team you bet on has to do is win. In
terms of what the -125 means for the Steelers, you’d have to risk $125 dollars
just to win $100 because they are the favorite to win this game. The Buccaneers
at +115, means that a $100 dollar bet would win you $115 dollars. The money line
on Tampa Bay has dropped over the recent weeks. If you remember, week one Tampa
Bay was +440. Over/Under bets: Again, no matter what way you pick, the odds in
this case are -110. Vegas sports books currently have the over under at 53陆
total points scored . If you take the over, the Bucs and Steelers must combined
to score 54 points in order for you to win. Obviously, the under is 53 or
under.So now we get to the part where I try and beat Vegas. Last week, I picked
Tampa Bay straight up (+150) (won) and I also took the over 44 陆 (won). My
current record on the season is 3-1. I will continue to keep a tracker all
season of how I am doing. For now, let’s continue to ride the wave.A few things
to consider. Pittsburgh is 6-0-1 straight up (moneyline) in it’s last seven
games on the road. Pittsburgh is also 5-1 in it’s last six games when playing on
the road against Tampa Bay. So, history says Steelers right? I don’t buy it. In
their last five games, Tampa Bay is 5-0 at the spread (+1 陆). The public is
actually on Tampa Bay at +1 陆 . Tampa Bay opened at +2 陆 underdogs and in some
cases the line has moved to +1. That tells me that Vegas has received big bets
in favor of Tampa. In regards to that, 56% of the public is on Tampa +1 陆 and
68% are on the over of 53 陆. My picks: Buccaneers at +115 and the over 53 陆.
Even if the over under was 60, i’d still take it. It’s going to be a shootout
come Monday night. I don’t think either team has enough talent in the secondary
to slow down the opposing offense. Both teams have the top two offenses in the
league through two weeks, and Big Ben has thrown the ball 101 times through two
games. It’s a must win for Pittsburgh, but they have a lot of drama surrounding
them and I think it’ll be too much for them to overcome, which is why I picked
Tampa +115. Let’s see if we can make it 5-1 on the season.
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