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Super Bowl LI Handicapping: MVP Winners 1967-2016

01.23.2017     12:47 PM     Printer Friendly
Here's a list of all 50 Super Bowl MVP recipients. Quarterbacks have won 27 times. Denver's Terrell Davis was the last running back to win back in 1998. Linebackers Von Miller and Malcom Smith accounted for two of the last three awards. Tom Brady is currently -115 while Matt Ryan is +180 according to 5Dimes.

Super Bowl MVPs 1967-2016
Year
MVP
Team
Position
2016
Von Miller
Denver Broncos
Linebacker
2015
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
Quarterback
2014
Malcom Smith
Seattle Seahawks
Linebacker
2013
Joe Flacco
Baltimore Ravens
Quarterback
2012
Eli Manning
New York Giants
Quarterback
2011
Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers
Quarterback
2010
Drew Brees
New Orleans Saints
Quarterback
2009
Santonio Holmes
Pittsburgh Steelers
Wide receiver
2008
Eli Manning
New York Giants
Quarterback
2007
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
Quarterback
2006
Hines Ward
Pittsburgh Steelers
Wide receiver
2005
Deion Branch
New England Patriots
Wide receiver
2004
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
Quarterback
2003
Dexter Jackson
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Safety
2002
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
Quarterback
2001
Ray Lewis
Baltimore Ravens
Linebacker
2000
Kurt Warner
St. Louis Rams
Quarterback
1999
John Elway
Denver Broncos
Quarterback
1998
Terrell Davis
Denver Broncos
Running back
1997
Desmond Howard
Green Bay Packers
Kick/Punt Returner
1996
Larry Brown
Dallas Cowboys
Cornerback
1995
Steve Young
San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback
1994
Emmitt Smith
Dallas Cowboys
Running back
1993
Troy Aikman
Dallas Cowboys
Quarterback
1992
Mark Rypien
Washington Redskins
Quarterback
1991
Ottis Anderson
New York Giants
Running back
1990
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback
1989
Jerry Rice
San Francisco 49ers
Wide receiver
1988
Doug Williams
Washington Redskins
Quarterback
1987
Phil Simms
New York Giants
Quarterback
1986
Richard Dent
Chicago Bears
Defensive end
1985
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback
1984
Marcus Allen
Los Angeles Raiders
Running back
1983
John Riggins
Washington Redskins
Running back
1982
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback
1981
Jim Plunkett
Oakland Raiders
Quarterback
1980
Terry Bradshaw
Pittsburgh Steelers
Quarterback
1979
Terry Bradshaw
Pittsburgh Steelers
Quarterback
1978
Harvey Martin
Dallas Cowboys
Defensive end
1978
Randy White
Dallas Cowboys
Defensive tackle
1977
Fred Biletnikoff
Oakland Raiders
Wide receiver
1976
Lynn Swann
Pittsburgh Steelers
Wide receiver
1975
Franco Harris
Pittsburgh Steelers
Running back
1974
Larry Csonka
Miami Dolphins
Running back
1973
Jake Scott
Miami Dolphins
Safety
1972
Roger Staubach
Dallas Cowboys
Quarterback
1971
Chuck Howley
Dallas Cowboys
Linebacker
1970
Len Dawson
Kansas City Chiefs
Quarterback
1969
Joe Namath
New York Jets
Quarterback
1968
Bart Starr
Green Bay Packers
Quarterback
1967
Bart Starr
Green Bay Packers
Quarterback





Tags: NFL Super Bowl LI New England Patriots Atlanta Falcons




NFL Handicapping: A look at this weekend's four Divisional Round matchups

01.09.2017     12:19 PM     ICC     Printer Friendly
Submitted by ICC

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Atlanta’s offense was both visually and statistically (33.8 ppg and 415.8 ypg) dominant for much of the season. They play host to a Seattle defense that obviously has a strong pedigree, particularly in the secondary. But that dominant secondary has been exposed at times this year and was recently dealt a key injury with Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas out. Detroit couldn’t take advantage of Thomas’ absence as it was clear Matthew Stafford was not 100 percent due to a dislocated finger. And the Lions’ offensive line was banged up and missing two starters. In the end, the Seahawks surrendered only 231 total yards. It will be a much more difficult task this weekend as Atlanta’s offense is in a far better position to successfully move the football. Matt Ryan (38 TDs, 7 INTs, 69.9% completion rate) has a host of skill position weapons and like we saw against Arizona and Green Bay, Seattle can be exposed through the air. There are questions about Atlanta’s defense which ranked in the bottom third of the league in a number of categories. After struggling to run the football for virtually the entire regular season, Thomas Rawls went for 161 yards against Read more



Tags: NFL Atlanta Falcons Seattle Seahawks Houston Texans New England Patriots Pittsburgh Steelers Kansas City Chiefs Green Bay Packers Dallas Cowboys Ian Cameron




NFL Handicapper Free Betting Pick: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills

10.29.2016     08:05 PM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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New England at Buffalo
Sunday, 10 am PT - CBS
CRIS Opener:
New England -5.5 O/U 48
CRIS Current: New England -5.5 O/U 47
Recommendation: New England

The Patriots are a very different team now than they were when Buffalo came to Foxboro and shut them out last month. That game was all about Jacoby Brissett looking like a third string quarterback and the Pats feeling fat and happy after winning their first three games while Tom Brady was suspended. THIS game is all about New England taking firm control of a division that they’ve owned for the last decade and a half.

New England has dominated all three games since Brady’s return. The combination of a pair of elite pass catching tight ends (Gronk and Bennett) and a big, bruising back (LaGarrett Blount) has proven extremely tough to stop with Brady behind center. Belichick’s second look at this Rob Ryan defense is a recipe for success. And the likes of Tyrod Taylor and a banged up Shady McCoy simply aren’t capable of trading touchdowns with the Patriots for four quarters.

The Bills recent four game winning streak Read more



Tags: NFL New England Patriots Buffalo Bills Teddy Covers




NFL Gambling Preview: Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots

10.01.2016     10:51 PM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Buffalo at New England
Sunday, 10 am PT - CBS
CRIS Opener:
New England -6.5 O/U 43.5
CRIS Current: New England -7 O/U 43
Recommendation: Buffalo

The Patriots have survived the Tom Brady suspension pretty darn well, going 3-0 SU and ATS without their four time Super Bowl winning QB. But with Brady on the way back next week, facing a divisional rival with a real chip on their shoulder, I’m expecting the Patriots to be tested on Sunday in a clear flat spot for the home favorite.

New England doesn’t have a healthy quarterback right now. Jimmy Garappolo has been upgraded to probable, but he’s dealing with consistent pain from his shoulder injury. Jacoby Brissett has a bad thumb, and if the rookie third stringer gets playing time here, it’s probably good news for Buffalo backers.

And the Pats are an overvalued commodity this week. Think about their season. They started with an upset win over Arizona, devalued now because Arizona hasn’t looked anything like the elite squad they were last year in early season play. The Pats nearly blew a big lead against Miami, Read more



Tags: NFL Buffalo Bills New England Patriots Teddy Covers




NFL Handicapping: First-year quarterbacks continue to cover pointspreads

09.27.2016     06:49 AM     ICC     Printer Friendly
Submitted by ICC

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For my very first weekly entry discussing the NFL from a betting perspective, I decided to focus on the success rate of first-year and/or rookie starting quarterbacks. For decades, conventional wisdom pointed toward betting against “green” quarterbacks. But there has been a paradigm shift in that regard so far in 2016. There have been six quarterbacks that have made their first ever start in the NFL: Trevor Siemian (Denver), Carson Wentz (Philadelphia), Dak Prescott (Dallas), Jimmy Garoppolo (New England), Jacoby Brissett (New England) and Cody Kessler (Cleveland). Siemien and Wentz appear to be the only two poised to be starter for the duration of the season while others are simply keeping the seat warm. Nevertheless, the collective amount of success from that group through three weeks of the season, specifically from a pointspread perspective, is impressive.

Denver, New England, and Philadelphia are all 3-0 SU/ATS. Dallas is a solid 2-1 SU/ATS. And Cleveland lost to Miami in overtime last week as +9.5 underdogs. The aforementioned group of signal callers have a combined for a 65.7% completion rate and a 15-to-3 TD-to-INT ratio (all 3 INTs via Siemian). They Read more



Tags: NFL Dallas Cowboys Philadelphia Eagles New England Patriots Cleveland Browns Denver Broncos Ian Cameron




Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: Ranking all 32 NFL teams heading into Week 1

09.06.2016     08:06 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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The NFL Preseason is in the rear view mirror, with Week 1 kicking off on Thursday as Carolina travels to Denver as -3 road favorites.  Here’s how I have all 32 teams ranked heading into the regular season.

1. Carolina Panthers  - Cam Newton and Carolina’s offense are poised to rank among the most potent attacks in the NFL.  Watch out for the Funchess/Benjamin WR duo!

2. Seattle Seahawks - Russell Wilson gave an MVP caliber performance in 2015, but his ability to repeat that effort could be stunted by the Seahawks offensive line woes.

3. Green Bay Packers - The Packers come out of camp with a full complement of healthy weapons for Aaron Rodgers, good news after Rodgers numbers took a big hit without Jordy Nelson last year.

4. Arizona Cardinals - Arizona returns just about every key player on both sides of the ball from a team that ranked among the NFL’s elite in 2015.

5. New England Patriots - If Tom Brady was at quarterback, this team would be ranked #1.  But with Jimmy Garappolo behind center, the Pats take a modest tumble in my rankings.

6. Kansas City Chiefs - Andy Reid’s Read more



Tags: NFL Carolina Panthers Denver Broncos Teddy Covers




NFL Preseason Betting: No Brady, Gronk or Edelman for Pats vs. Saints

08.11.2016     07:55 AM     Printer Friendly
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No Tom Brady for the New England Patriots as they open the preseason at home vs. New Orleans. Jimmy Garoppolo will start though no word on how much he'll play. Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman are also expected to sit. The Saints said that Drew Brees will likely play just one series. The Patriots are currently -3 favorites with a total of 39.




Tags: NFL New England Patriots New Orleans Saints




NFL Gambling News: Patriots remain AFC and Super Bowl favs despite Brady's supension

07.19.2016     07:57 AM     Printer Friendly
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While Tom Brady's 4-game suspension will have an impact on the pointspreads of New England's games, it hasn't caused much of a stir in the futures market. According to 5Dimes, the Patriots remain the betting favorite to win the AFC East (-198), AFC (+365), and Super Bowl 51 (+690). Week 1's matchup at Arizona was originally lined as a pick 'em but CRIS reopened with the Cardinals a -5.5 favorite. Following Week 1, New England will play three consecutive home games vs. Miami, Houston, and Buffalo.  




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Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: An early look at the AFC East

07.18.2016     07:56 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Our NFL Team Previews for the upcoming campaign continues.  This week, I’ll be focusing on the AFC East, and next week I’ll conclude the series with a look at four squads from the NFC East.  Teams are listed in alphabetical order within their division.

We'll start with the Buffalo Bills who are lined at 8 wins for the upcoming season.  Buffalo owns the longest playoff drought in the NFL; now at 16 seasons and counting.  The Bills have at least returned to relevance over the past two seasons, winning nine games in 2014, followed by an 8-8 campaign last year.

Rex Ryan is set to begin his second year on the job.  Rex’s brother, defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, coached one of the worst defenses in NFL history in New Orleans last year.  Now Ryan takes over a defense that plummeted from a no. 4 yardage ranking in 2014 to 19th in 2015 as sacks dropped from 54 to 21.  Top two draft choices Shaq Lawson (Clemson), Reggie Ragland (Alabama) are expected to contribute in the sacks department immediately.

Offensive coordinator Greg Roman crafted a Super Bowl caliber offense Read more



Tags: NFL Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins New England Patriots New York Jets Teddy Covers




NFL Handicapping: Sportsbook adjusts odds following Brady suspension

04.26.2016     08:33 AM     Printer Friendly
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Sportsbooks have reacted to the news of Tom Brady's four-game suspension. New England is still priced among the favorites to win Super Bowl LI but Week 1's game at Arizona went from a pick 'em to +4.5 at CG Technology. Following Week 1, the Patriots play three consecutive home games (vs. Miami, vs. Houston, and vs. Buffalo) and are projected to be -3 favorites or higher in all three sans Brady.




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