3
Dec
4
Dec

Today’s Hot Plays

Kelso College Football Championship Weekend
Go 5-0 Including Three 50-Unit Plays In College Football ChampionshipsEight College Conference Championship Games Will Be Played This Weekend And I Intend To Win 5 of Them - Including Three 50-Unit Games
Kelso 50-Unit College Football Game Of Week
Conference Championship Games May Be Hogging The Spotlight Today But There Also Are Several Regular Season Games On The Schedule And One Of Them Qualifies As 50-Unit Game Of The Week
Kelso 50 Unit Saturday College Hoops Winner
College Basketball Highrollers 10-3 With 50-Unit Plays This Season And Another One Wins Saturday
Kelso 3-0 Saturday College Hoops Best Bets
The Most Attractive College Basketball Saturday Of Season Is Saturday And My 3 Best Bets Will Be Highlighted By UCLA (8-0) at Kentucky (7-0)
Kelso Underdog Stunner Rules 3-0 NFL Sunday
Underdog Stunner Rules 3-0 Sunday In NFL
There Are A Handful Of NFL Teams That Are Better Than Their Records And One Of Them Is Set To Pull Off A Major Upset Today
Kelso 100-Unit NFL Game Of Month
100-Unit NFL Game Of Month Crushes Number Sunday
Everything Is In Place To Again Take Down The Big Money With A Team Ready To Dominate From Start To Finish And Win By 3 Touchdowns
Network WE SMELL MONEY NFL GAME OF MONTH
This team is discovering itself, maybe only inches away from greatness. They’re on the road, underpriced and on fire! Plus Bonus basketball
Kelso 2-Team 50-Unit NFL Parlay
Sunday Night Carolina-Seahawks Clash Highlights 2-Team Parlay
The Seahawks Take On The Hard Luck Panthers Tonight In A Showdown NFL Game That Will Make Or Break Carolina’s Season…Game Tops Two-Team 50-Unit Parlay

HOME PAGE 11/28/2016 by Kelso Sturgeon

Monday Night Preview and College Football Notes

 

Read more
MONDAY NIGHT PREVIEW

GREEN BAY (4-6) at PHILADELPHIA (5-5) – 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

Contributed Articles 12/2/2016 by Kelso Sturgeon

CAN THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS CLIMB OFF THE MAT?

 

Read more

The demise of the Minnesota Vikings as a playoff contender continued last night. They lost for the sixth time in seven games, fell to 6-6 and realistically gave away their last bit of margin for error. Those that bet on the Vikes and grabbed the (+3) were able to collect in the 17-15 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. But that’s small consolation for a team that was once the toast of the NFC and for futures bettors who may have invested in them.

What Minnesota does have going for them is a manageable schedule down the stretch. They go to Jacksonville. That’s followed by a home game with Indianapolis, then a visit to Green Bay. A home game at Chicago ends the season. It’s not unreasonable to think the Vikings could win four in a row and then hope for a modest fade by either the Lions in the NFC North or the Redskins in the wild-card race.

But any hope has to presume better play from the offense and that’s where things get dicey. Minnesota’s offense ranks 26th in the NFL in points scored. They can’t run the ball and they can’t throw it downfield. What else is left? Well, a lot of dink-and-dunk passing. It’s led Sam Bradford near the top of the charts for completion percentage at 71%, but with a meager 6.8 yards-per-attempt (26th among NFL quarterbacks), it’s not putting any points on the board.

The incompetence of the Viking running game was noted last night by Cris Collingsworth in the NBC telecast and it’s certainly backed up with data—the 3.0 yards-per-attempt that Minnesota’s running game averages is the worst in the league. But if you look at last night’s box score, you see the Vikings did run 19 times for 87 yards. That’s well over four a pop. Yet they threw the ball 45 times.

Minnesota has played five games since offensive coordinator Norv Turner shocked everyone with his sudden resignation. Pat Shurmur took over the playcalling duties. Here’s a brief look at the run-balance balance in the five games Shurmur has been calling the shots…

*vs. Detroit—25 rushes, 40 passes
*at Washington—21 rushes, 40 passes
*vs. Arizona—24 rushes, 28 passes
*at Detroit—16 rushes, 37 passes
*vs. Dallas—19 rushes, 45 passes

You will note the Arizona game is the only one where there’s even a semblance of balance. Will it surprise you to learn that this is also the game they won? That’s in spite of the fact that all of these games were close. The Redskins game was the only one where the Vikings trailed by any margin significant enough to alter playcalling—an early 14-0 deficit—and even that was wiped out by halftime.

It’s easy to think that because Minnesota doesn’t run the ball well, they should abandon it, at least until Adrian Peterson gets back on the field. But when a defense doesn’t have to at least respect the possibility of the run, they can tee off on the quarterback. The Viking offensive line is not good enough to handle pass rushers under any circumstance, much less when they’re in full-throated pass-rush mode.

Left guard Alex Boone is the only player in this unit who even reaches the level of mediocrity. Left tackle T.J. Clemmings might be the worst starting player in the league at any position. The Vikings honored their Hall of Famers last night at halftime and you couldn’t blame the coaching staff if they had asked Randall McDaniel, Ron Yary and Mick Tingelhoff to get back in uniform.

Throwing the ball as often as the Vikings do is justifiable if your quarterback is named Tom Brady. Or even if your offensive line can protect. Not when your quarterback is Sam Bradford, your only reliable target is Stefon Diggs and “throwing the ball” means a long night of three-yard buttonhook routes.

Minnesota’s running game might not inspire confidence, but showing a little bit more of it is the last bit of hope they have for their roller-coaster of a season to take one more turn back upward.  

Notice: Undefined offset: 1 in /var/www/kelsosportshandicapping.com/www/public/index.html.php on line 62 Notice: Undefined offset: 2 in /var/www/kelsosportshandicapping.com/www/public/index.html.php on line 62 Notice: Undefined offset: 3 in /var/www/kelsosportshandicapping.com/www/public/index.html.php on line 62
Exclusive Coverage of all NFL 12/3/2016

Jaguars face big challenge against Broncos

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- During a season full of disappointment, the Jacksonville Jaguars' patchwork offensive line has actually been mostly steady.

Continue
Exclusive Coverage of all College Football 12/3/2016

No. 16 West Virginia edges Baylor to reach 10 wins

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Justin Crawford ran for 209 yards, Skyler Howard accounted for three touchdowns and No. 16 West Virginia overcame a slow start to hold off Baylor 24-21 in a Big 12 game Saturday.

Continue