NFC East Plays Musical Chairs - NFL 2015 MNF 6

This important Monday Night Football matchup is important for not only the two teams playing but for the entire NFC. A win by the New York Giants keeps the Wild Card race at 10 games to qualify. Should the Philadelphia Eagles win, then it means that the winner of the NFC East might only get to 10 wins.

This will then open up the Wild Card race to struggling teams, ones with less than 3 wins. From a scoring standpoint, the Giants have been consistent, within the range of scoring 26 points and giving up 24 points.

Philadelphia's Offense is the enigma in this matchup. On defense, the Eagles stay around the 20-point mark. Offensively, they flutter with 24 points serving as the baseline.

These are two, relatively, equal teams where the Quarterback's play will determine the outcome, as both teams' weakness is pass defense.

The numbers break as Eagles (.737) to win by 4 points, and the Giants (.263) to win by 1 point.

With this one, consistency plays a big part. So, I take Giants (Over).  Pick wisely, and come back for Thursday's picks and enjoy this playlist.

Atlanta Falcoms - Fly Like An Eagle NFL 2015 TNF 6

Barring a major injury, the Atlanta Falcons are heading to the NFL playoffs. Whether they go as the division winner will not be decided for a few weeks because, just as the Falcons are undefeated at 5-0, the Carolina Panthers are 4-0.

On paper, their next real challenge will be against the Vikings in Week 12. The Falcons do not face the Carolina Panthers until Week 14. By then, it is conceivable, that the Falcons could be undefeated while the Panthers have 4 losses.

[For a breakdown on the numbers for tonight's game, go over to EvenMoney Sports.]

This season mirrors the 2012 season when the Falcons won their first 8 games, finished with a 13-3 record and lost in the NFC championship game.

Unlike that season, Atlanta has a new head coach (Dan Quinn) and the division will likely be contested until the matchup against the Carolina Panthers.

The Falcons also have to keep track of the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals when it comes to the number of wins needed to clinch home field throughout the playoffs.

For now, enjoy this short playlist/mix about flying above it all with a coach on his maiden voyage.

  1. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle
  2. Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage
  3. Bernard Wright - Who Do You Love

Houston Texans - Desperate Times NFL 2015 TNF 5
The Houston Texans were picked to finish second in the AFC South division, a few games behind tonight's opponents, the Indianapolis Colts. A funny thing happened - the Colts are struggling this year, under the weight of expectations and an injury to starting Quarterback Andrew Luck.

While Matt Hasselbeck helped the Colts to a victory last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Luck's absence is good for the Texans.

[For a breakdown on the numbers for tonight's game, go over to EvenMoney Sports.]

As an expansion franchise, the Texans have made strides in many areas, but have yet to fully entrench a reputation as a hometown sports favorite.

An unexpected winning season that brings a division championship and playoff appearance can change that, but they have to take it one game at a time because these are indeed desperate times for the franchise.

For now, enjoy this short playlist/mix about giving it your all to claim what is yours.
  1. Charlie Robison - Desperate Times
  2. Randy Rogers Band - Buy Myself A Chance
  3. Fat Pat - Tops Drop

Seahawks, Legion in Bloom - NFL 2015 MNF 4

In tonight's Monday Night Football game, we find out what to expect from the Seattle Seahawks for the remainder of the season. Yesterday's St. Louis Rams' takedown of the Arizona Cardinals brought home the reality that division games are often a toss-up.

Seattle has a chance to be this decade's NFC dynasty team. To do so, it must dominate teams like the Detroit Lions in the manner least favored in today's NFL. The Lions should score no more than 14 points.

[For a breakdown on the numbers and perhaps a final chance to save your weekend, go over to EvenMoney Sports.]

Teams such as the Rams play the role of spoiler, beating divisional foes that teams outside the conference cannot, simply because they do not know them as well.

This fact puts the onus on the Seahawks to solidify their reputation, mainly on the defensive side, the way they showed in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears.

For now, think of hard hitting football and enjoy this short mix/playlist!

Steelers, Michael Vick: Keep On Moving - NFL 2015 TNF 4
The Steelers at home is a tough out for most teams. With the injury to starting Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (108-52; Super Bowl 2-1), many see this as the beginning of a slide.

Enter Michael Vick, a man with more lives and acts than a drawn out Broadway musical. Since 2004, the Steelers are 10-9 in games that Roethlisberger did not start.

[For a breakdown on the numbers for tonight's game, go over to EvenMoney Sports.]

The fact they have been over .500 is a testament to the organization and why they have won 6 Super Bowls. Vick and the Steelers will be facing a desperate Baltimore Ravens (0-3) team that suffered what was pretty much a season-ending defeat until the injury to Ben Roethlisberger.

If Michael Vick can maitain a .500 or better pace for the 4 to 6 weeks, then the Steelers will remain in the playoff hunt.

For now, enjoy this short playlist/mix about overcoming adversity and the doubters.

  1. Soul II Soul - Keep On Movin' 
  2. Alpha Blondy - Apartheid is Nazism 
  3. Big Tymers - You Can't Break Me