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Carolina Panthers (1-6) at Washington Redskins (3-5)
This is one of two trap lines I identified this week. According to this line, the Redskins and the Panthers are comparable teams with Washington as 3 point home favorites. However, Washington is at 3-5 and the Panthers are at 1-6. Because of that, the action is on Washington and yet, the line is still falling as it opened at -4. As is almost always the case, when something is too good to be true with betting, it usually is. Let’s look at some reasons why this line makes more sense than it first appears to.
For one, the trends are against Washington. Favorites before being dogs off a loss as dogs are 56-81 ATS since 2008. That makes sense. This type of game tends to be a breather game. They’ve just suffered a loss to a tough opponent and they have enough tough opponent coming up. They could easily see this is an “easy win” game just to get back on track and get caught overlooking their opponent. The Redskins are coming off a loss t...
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Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall reportedly will not be suspended and only will be fined for an incident involving an official last weekend that prompted his ejection.
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's sophomore season has been a struggle and he admitted as much during an interview, calling the experience "humbling."
The season for the Carolina Panthers has been a complete disappointing thus far. Cam Newton seems to have regressed, the team has only won 1 game, and now it seems they might be trying to clean house after general manager Marty Hurney has already been fired.
Running back DeAngelo Williams has had to deal with trade rumors, and now Steve Smith’s name has popped up in them as...
Robert Griffin III decided not to settle for handing out candy like every other house in America on Halloween. RG3 is a unique person, and unique people give trick-or-treaters unique gifts. Instead of adding to their Snickers or Butterfinger count, the Leesburg, Va. youth walked away from the Griffin residence with fresh new socks on Wednesday night.
Would you expect anything less...
According to Mark Maske of The Washington Post, Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall will be fined and not suspended for getting ejected from last week’s game against the Steelers after cursing out an NFL referee.
Hall will also receive a warning from the league that if something like this occurs again he could be suspended. At this point we don’t know how much he’ll be fined...
Earlier in the week there was a report that teams have been calling the Carolina Panthers to inquire about the possibility of trading for wide receiver Steve Smith. They reportedly turned everyone away.
Smith told the media on Wednesday that he plans on finishing his career in Carolina, unless he gets cut.
Trading Smith wouldn’t be a good idea. Quarterback Cam Newton needs...
Robert Griffin III handed out shoes and socks from his Leesburg, VA home last night for Halloween. Yes shoes and socks, instead of candy. Interesting. Numerous tweeters bragged about what they got from the Washington Redskins QB. And posted photos.
picture from DC Sports Bog. Go there to read the tweets.
Go here for pics of RG3′s fiance Rebecca Liddicoat
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Brandon LaFell took a big hit against the Steelers and, according to Panther's head coach Ron Rivera, passed a concussion test on the sideline. If indeed he did pass the sideline testing then it was insufficient because he has been sidelined now, probably for Week 9 at least, with a concussion. If testing wasn't administered this could become a real issue for the Panthers.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter via Evan Silva, the Carolina Panthers are still taking calls on possibly trading running back DeAngelo Williams and he could end up being traded.
“Could be on the move. Panthers continue to listen to phone calls. There is interest from other teams,” said Schefter.
With Williams being 29 years-old, I wouldn’t bother trading for him with all...
The NFL will enjoy the ratings this Sunday when two of their most exciting young quarterbacks meet, with Cam Newton and RGIII battling it out. When people mention Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, inevitably, the casual sports fan thinks about their similarities. Both were highly touted/high drafted college and prospects...
RG3 has been a very good quarterback in his early career, but is it beginning to get to his head? Today he made a comment and I don’t know if I was suppose to take it as a shot at Cam Newton or it just came out bad. Griffin said: “I’d rather be compared to an Aaron Rodgers or a guy like that,” Griffin said Wednesday, “someone who has won Super Bowls.”
To me that sounds...
It looks like the Washington Redskins will be without wide
receiver Pierre Garcon and safety Brandon Meriweather, who is considered a “long
shot” to play, when they take on the Carolina Panthers this Sunday, reports
Mike Jones of the Washington Post.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said safety Brandon Meriweather,
who continues to be plagued by a knee injury, practiced in...