By KENT ELOLA
So we all had December 10th circled as the biggest day of the NFL regular season, right? Maybe, but probably not for the right reason.
It won’t be a tired division rivalry (Cowboys-Giants and Steelers-Ravens games take place on the same day) taking center stage in a month’s time. Instead, it will be a showdown between two of the (surprising to many) most explosive teams in the league: the Philadelphia Eagles and the Los Angeles Rams.
Currently the Eagles (8-1) have the best record in all of football, while the Rams are tied for second best with a group of 6-2 teams. When the two meet in Los Angeles next month the game could have massive implications not only for home field advantage in the playoffs, but also in the MVP race as second-year quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Jared Goff are rightfully getting much of the credit for their teams’ big seasons thus far.
Here at Kent Elola Sports we anticipated a big season by the Birds and have made a pretty penny while backing them (and/or the OVER) plenty of times so far. We have been admittedly slow warming up to the Rams, scarred by horrid memories of the Jeff Fisher era, when the “same old Rams” seemed to get up for the two Seattle games each season, then stumble to a 7-9 record despite lofty preseason expectations.
But these Rams are different. Goff is living proof of just how much a young quarterback with talent can improve if given the right coaching. San Francisco 49er fans saw it first hand when Jim Harbaugh took over and instantly turned Alex Smith in a winner. Sean McVay — the Rams head coach at the ridiculously young age of 31 — seems to have the magic touch with Goff, the Marin County product who looks like a completely different player this season compared to his bumbling rookie campaign with Fisher at the helm.
We like the Rams so much that I’m going to give them out as my free NFL pick this weekend. Last week’s pick on the UNDER in the Tennessee-Baltimore game was a winner, look for the Rams -11 over Houston this Sunday to bring home the cash yet again. Your college free play is the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame to cover the 3-point spread at Miami.
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Let’s take a look at a couple of the key games I have my eye on this weekend in the NFL:
New Orleans (6-2) at Buffalo (5-3) Great inter-conference matchup. The Saints have soared to the top of the NFC South and not just by dominating in their home dome. Drew Brees, along with a strong defense and explosive rushing attack, has the Saints with impressive 3-1 records both home and away. Buffalo is coming off a long depressing week and a half after getting embarrassed by the New York Jets. This Bills know they need a win here at home to stay realistically alive in the AFC playoff hunt.
Minnesota (6-2) at Washington (4-4) Very similar to the game above, this game pits a division leader (the Vikings) that seems comfortable in the playoff hunt against a team battling for its wild card life. The Redskins pulled out a miracle in Seattle last week but need to back it up at home against a stout Minnesota defense in order to remain relevant in the NFC. Like the Saints in the previous game, the Vikings are very small (less than 3) road favorites.
New England (6-2) at Denver (3-5) Can we really write off the Broncos before a Thanksgiving turkey is carved? If the Patriots come off their bye week in typical fashion, Denver’s season could be on life support by the end of Sunday Night’s game. With the 49ers acquiring New England backup Jimmy Garoppolo, Tom Brady knows the job is his ’til he’s 50 if he wants it. John Elway is realizing winning championships without a Hall of Fame quarterback — even an ancient Peyton Manning was better than what Denver has now — isn’t so easy. The Broncos are 7.5-point home underdogs Sunday Night.
Dallas (5-3) at Atlanta (4-4) This probably should have been our NFC Championship Game last year and would have been if not for Aaron Rodgers’ late-game heroics to knock off Dallas in the divisional round. These were two of the favored teams to win the NFC coming into this season but seem to be trending in opposite directions. Dallas has won three straight — including an impressive win over Kansas City last week — while Atlanta has blown big leads several times in losing three of its last four after a 3-0 start. If Atlanta can’t rebound in its home dome Sunday, don’t expect to see the Dirty Birds still squawking come playoff time. The Falcons opened as 3-point home favorites, but a barrage of Dallas money has some books dropping to Atlanta -2.5.
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