NFL picks against the spread for the first round of the playoffs

Home-field advantage has been anything but in the opening round of the NFL playoffs. Since 2002, when the league expanded to 32 teams, home squads are 38-34 in first-round games (.528) and even worse against the spread (30-39-3, .435). Home teams favored by three or more points don’t provide value, either, with a measly 22-22 […]

It Doesn’t Matter Anymore Whether You Think Josh Allen Is Good

In the latest mind-boggling development of 2020, Josh Allen is decidedly good at playing quarterback. I know. I know. Walking back takes about the Bills signal-caller being bad is a social media phenomenon that is pretty stunning to witness. But after yet another outstanding performance Sunday, it’s time to face the music. Three weeks into the NFL season, […]

Why the Bills were wise to make Tre’Davious White the NFL’s richest cornerback

Before the 2017 season, and after five years with the Bills, cornerback Stephon Gilmore signed a five-year, $65 million deal with the Patriots that has turned out to be quite a bargain in retrospect. Gilmore, the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year, is the best cornerback in the business — especially in man coverage, but […]

The Bills are making a low-risk, high-reward bet on Josh Norman

Josh Norman is reuniting with the coach that helped turn him into a star. Weeks after Washington released Norman for cap purposes, the former All-Pro cornerback agreed to a one-year deal with the Bills and Sean McDermott. McDermott spent four seasons coaching Norman as Panthers defensive coordinator, a stretch that included the 2015 season that […]

Why Bills fans shouldn’t let themselves get too excited about Josh Allen

We’ve gotten to the point where the Bills are being discussed as Super Bowl sleepers, and Allen’s improvement especially in the turnover department is actually one of the reasons people believe in this Buffalo team. While it would be foolish (or downright ignorant) to deny that Allen has improved, I’m just not sure that his […]

A Tale Of Two Seasons For Josh Allen And The Bills Offense

The Bills offense as a whole ranked 21st in Expected Points Added per Play (EPA/P) and averaged only 19 points a game during the same time frame. Not exactly what you would expect from a team sitting comfortably in a playoff spot. The Bills jumped out to one of their best starts in years, but […]

What To Make Of Surprising Starts From Packers, Bills, & Steelers

By Nate Weller, Sports Info Solutions A stat that has been floating around quite a bit is that teams who start the season 0-2 only make the playoffs about 10% of the time. While true, this doesn’t tell the entire story. The sample is made up largely of teams similar to the Dolphins this season […]

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