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Here's what the Rose showed you how to make money general manager helps support Joseph. Works MSNBC. Having experience to the table. We're creating these are. You're number one source we. -- -- 51 out DiMarco here flying solo today for this week's edition of the countdown to kickoff program -- ski -- my normal coast. Coming to make this week's episode but listen we got funny at football games to break down because this is the only nationally televised show that breaks down all your top NFL games. From a point spread perspective and annoyed make you money the past couple weeks just with the free excitement giving you hear on the show. And testing with my best -- selections as well. Listen guys I've been a professional sports in the -- for 25 years before that so I served my time as a sports reporter spent eight years covering athletes in the locker room on the field around coaches managers. And all those experiences really have shaped. My philosophy when it comes to handicapping teams and it's what's made me successful handed this season having won nine of the past ten seasons. But I'll be the first one -- tell -- in this business it's what have you done warming lately. And that's the same thing and applies to most of these teams as well the pants doesn't really count all that matters is who's got the hot hand. And who's got the winning team in Vegas we are gonna take a look at your -- -- today. But the key thing that you've got to remember here in the closing weeks of the season motivation. Which teams have something in the plate for. Naturally you have teams like the Seattle Seahawks that are holding on to the final wild card. -- and a seat and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who were hot. In Seattle's pursuit. They had something to play for -- of other teams that are jockeying for playoff position the Steelers the Ravens the Broncos the Patriots etc. But then you have teams -- like the Cleveland Browns new ownership coming in. Playing better of late is that gonna save their head coach's job. Then you have teams like the Philadelphia Eagles you basically now Andy Reid is gone at the end of the season -- they packed in and or are they still gonna play hearts and motivation is key factor and -- hit on a number of those games today. Let's kick it off with the first game Indianapolis and Tennessee. Colts last week a magnificent comeback win act that Detroit tough. Andrew Luck just continues to amaze. Overcame the miserable interception performance last week with fourteen touchdowns including the game winner late in the contest. As they won that game now in the season's first go round between these two teams. It was locked throwing a touchdown pass to Vick Ballard in overtime that lifted the Colts as a three and a half point road dog to the 1913. Overtime victory. Now they're back at home. Coming off the Lions win at Ford Field last week. They have won and covered four straight at home they're five and went straight up and against the spread at home this season. -- at home this year nine touchdown passes only three interceptions. And he's going to be facing. A Tennessee pass defense that is among the worst in the league. I'm ranked 25. But listen opposing quarterbacks are giving up 69% completions -- thrown 24 touchdown passes only coming up with ten interceptions that secondary of the Titans. They have failed to cover seven consecutive games in division flags and of course last week. They lost it for ten at home to Houston six turnovers in the acting as Jake Locker continues to struggle he was picked off three times in that contest. I say go ahead and lay the points with -- here that's a five enhancements probably gonna go to six some places -- time. But it doesn't matter listen guys -- -- get to the next game which is going to be a good one Washington and Baltimore and the Redskins remain wet hot. I wanna tell you about a three fantasy football contest running over picked nascent dot com it's running conjunction with the grant thestreet.com it is free and her. 500 dollars in total prize money and the top one and finished in the money 125 dollar first prize. But there's a little twist here and remember if you played freelance which will be played -- two weeks ago you can play for again this week as well it doesn't matter. But here's the twist normally. It's what you call a salary cap league where you get him a couple 100000 dollar bank on your playing GM drafting. Players putting them in their spots. But this week. It's a different type it's a pick calmly. 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We saw what the Redskins on Monday night against the Giants point off the upset they are coming into this contest with three straight wins all against divisional rivals. Beating the Giants Eagles and -- horseback on Thanksgiving -- keep them on Washington to eight and two against the spread. They're Lance doesn't home games. Outside. Of the NFC east and they've only covered one of their last six against the AFC. The Ravens of course gave up a game that they should've won last week against Pittsburgh and what really. Struck me in that box war was how the Steelers now -- the Ravens in Baltimore 366. To win 88 in total yardage. And the Ravens lost to a guy who's probably going to be hanging up his spikes at the end of the season a third string journeyman Charlie match. Now I know the Redskins have played good ball and I think this is a must win situation for the Ravens. Can Joseph Flacco get the job done on the road while it certainly hasn't performed that well all season outside of Baltimore just four touchdown passes on the road this season. This is a team that struggled at San Diego needing a miracle fourth and twenty ninth place to come back for the when this is a team that we beat the Kansas City Chiefs in arrowhead yet. In this team I think the public is all over the Redskins. I'd say in this particular game you go against the public. And about Baltimore as a road dog next up Atlanta and Carolina remember when these two met at the Georgia Dome earlier this season Carolina should've could've would've won that game. If not for Matt Bryant's heroics nearly and remember drop back in the end zone 59 yard pass. In the final minute flight of Roddy White to eventually sent out. In five plays a field goal of winning field goal by Matt trying to give them the victory in that contest and now we've got to rematch. We got the Falcons haven't really been putting anybody away -- three and a half points and you've got to look at that number and got to sake. Is this a trap. I mean this is a Carolina team guys that specializes in coughing up fourth quarter leads this is a Carolina team that unless we lost at Kansas City. I don't know what the -- in this particular game I think it's one of the worst teams on the board I can tell you this however. Carolina has just four quarterback sacks in the last four games you give Matt Ryan plenty of time back there in the pocket and he is going to shred you like and also tell you the Panthers. Have only covered twice in their last ten home games. And also the Panthers have been struggling stopping the run 176. Yards on the ground each of the last three games that's the average yield. And as we -- the Falcons have been unable to consistently run the ball this season. It could be a trap. And I would go with the -- if you put a gun in my head next one Tampa and Philadelphia. Here's an interesting thing I was in Tampa last weekend so obviously I was watching this game with everybody else. Unfortunately for everybody else I was cheering for the Denver Broncos -- they were my best -- last week in which you saw what Peyton Manning did. Rallying his troops from a 107 halftime deficit to the win. Didn't necessarily get the cover acting with 77 coming up early last Sunday when often takes a lot of people ended up with a push. Not me not my clients because I got to seven may have told you divide them -- we point towards. But -- That was yesterday's news here's the thing now that I've brought out from that team. Do you world lines the Buccaneers are 016 this year. When facing Peyton Manning. RG three but they're six and out when they took on Cam Newton and Brady Quinn. And Carson Palmer and Christian Ponder twice and Philip Rivers well today they're finding themselves going up against the -- who's been handed the starting quarterback duties. For the rest of the seasons for the Eagles weren't going anywhere that's -- -- -- -- -- start we're in a -- -- which one of those two categories do you think nick -- and belong and the only six of the six and Al category. Exactly. Listen we saw last week at Tampa. I had problems with Denver's I told you they would cause the boy Buccaneers and are back contest as they do this one. With the number one rushing defense in the league and the number 32 passing attack. Now the Eagles offensive line has gotten over the past two weeks and price around the rookie who really -- playing college ball had a couple coughing maybe half a cup. At Kansas State okay he has been phenomenal place replacing -- that quite. Who's been out with a concussion but is he going to be able to run effectively on the grass against the number one rushing defense in the league. That means departures going to be on the -- this is a must win game for the Buccaneers what told -- at the beginning in the show. They are on the heels trailing Seattle and a final NFC wild card spot. I think it's a good spot to take them listen since Eagles and and we found one -- steal earlier this season. -- time Bulls is to replace the defense -- coordinator since then they've also. I'm gonna Jason Avant went eighteen sacks a year ago gotten rid of the wide nine this week. And when they got -- there are defensive line coach Jim Washburn after last week's loss. They have made all types of changes and the fact his defense is on them -- since they fired one passed you in the former defense coordinator. -- -- This defense especially the pass defense has given up 75%. Completions to Warner 43 passing yards -- -- the secondary which has been pathetic all season long has been scorched giving up thirteen touchdown passes coming up with. Zero interceptions in all those contests. And got Josh Freeman what Thomas and TD passes to interceptions averaging 280 yards and 62% completions. I think the Buccaneers are gonna world here and a double digit -- the one thing with the Buccaneers. Day to not let up no matter whether they're damn with a man that we -- what you want when you're playing big points. With a chalk especially at home so -- going to be -- in this one. Out listen guys I just want to tell you over -- nascent dot com today. I have my biggest play of my career in the NFL. Normally my plays are rated 99% of them between 515 times today I've been ultra rare third time release. I had nine of them in my career I think eight out of nine in the NFL I got one going today. 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San Francisco in nineteen quarterback sacks in the last five games -- -- academic whining -- and you know playing behind him battered offensive line too happy today. Meanwhile the Miami offense mother hasn't been any offense five touchdowns responsible by the offense in the last four weeks San Francisco won in 96 and one ATS -- and home. So I don't. Hair that the Dolphins have covered seven of their last nine as a road dog. I do know this is a double digit dog this year one other time they lost thirty to ten at Houston. I think you can see a repeat performance in this one go with San Francisco -- no qualms pulling the points in this one. Next game for you is going to be the contest as we head. To. New Orleans and the New York Giants the Giants eight and nineteen against the spread their last 27 as a home favorite of course the Giants are coming off the road loss Monday night. To the Redskins. This is a pretty important game might say for Eli and company here. The Saints if the hullabaloo of the big comeback to get back the 500 may now lost two straight games that you need the wind today if they want to keep their post season aspirations lie. Here's an interesting thing I think a lot of guys focus on you know the Saints defense has been pathetic all season long we know that. They have the number thirty pass defense in the lake we'll just keep one thing in mind. The Redskins and that one in nineteen with the number 31 pass defense in the league the Giants when -- -- now. I think the key in this contest is going to be whether or not the Giants can establish the run you have to establish the run against the Saints the longer you keep Drew Brees. On the bench the better off you are. Unless of course he decides he wants to throw five interceptions again or two that are returned his pick sixes -- them the last couple weeks. Here's the deal. Ahmad Bradshaw rested coming -- a hundred yard effort against Washington on Monday night. Saints number 32 when the league there's only 32 teams guys in rushing defense giving up 154 yards in five point one yards per carry. Bradshaw has success in line Manning all the more dangerous cheap price for the better team. And don't discount revenge remember what happened Lance you're the Saints hammered the Giants superdome 49 money for. You think big -- forgot about that no way go with the Giants. Final game here for your card is going to be Seattle minus ten at home against Arizona. Well last week you know the Cardinals once again started Ryan Lindley in that 76 loss to the Jets I guess after 51 downs and 137 total yards they decided what summit with Lindley. Let's go back to John Skelton. Now remember this is a revenge spot with the Seahawks who lost their season opener. To Arizona hard to believe right since and one of the Cardinals on what they've lost eight straight games but only averaged eleven point five points in that eight game losing streak meanwhile I was very impressed with Seattle last week coming up with 2317 overtime win at Chicago 459. Total yards for them against a very good bears' defense of Russell Wilson. His best game on the road this you're 23 for 37 -- -- 93 yards and a couple of touchdown passes in that contest. But now see animals back in home. When they're five and a straight up and against the spread this season they've got fifty. Worst -- -- got that's hard pass rush it's gonna take care and terrorism offensive lineman has given up fifty sacks this season. It doesn't matter who's quarterback and for Arizona. Cardinals are going down in this one against Seattle minus ten bill and then like. Now -- number guys you can also get my daily free picks over picnics and not -- attacking him daily video report. 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