Articles tagged "NFL Week 15"

Smart Bets in Week 15: The NFL's Top Mental Mismatches

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 14, 2014

The Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs are playoff contenders because they're two of the smartest, most well-coached teams in football. They enjoy the biggest Mental Mismatches of the NFL's Week 15 slate.



Intelligence Index: Physically Gifted Denver Broncos a Dumb Team

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 13, 2014

The Denver Broncos remain one of the best teams in football: No. 1 still in our Quality Stats Power Rankings. But they have a critical weakness, and it's all in their heads: the physically gifted Broncos are not a very smart team.



Week 15 in Review: Holiday Feast Turns to Famine

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 18, 2013

Favored contenders like New England, Cincinnati, Denver, Philadelphia, Dallas and New Orleans not only failed to cover, but all lost outright in Week 15. Four of them cost us against-the-spread victories (NE, CIN, PHI, NO).



King of Props Stays Hot As Temperatures Drop

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 16, 2013

The "King of Props" has brought the heat all season, posting a royal record of 41-20-1 (.672). He can ice a fourth straight winning week with tonight's play.



Good Grief! Isn’t There Anyone Who Knows What the AFC Is All About?

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 16, 2013

Charlie Brown famously yells out before the Peanuts Christmas pageant, “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about!” We felt the same exasperation in Week 15 over the state of the AFC. Three contenders pissed away a chance to take charge against ho-ho-hum pretenders.



NFL Bottom Line: Stats That Defined Each Week 15 Game

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 16, 2013

Justin Henry caps off an upside-down week of action, in which five of the six 1-3 seeds in each conference lost their games. Only Seattle won.



Matt Cassel, Poor Situtional Football Sink Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 15, 2013

The Eagles have given up 48+ points just 13 times in their long history, two of those games this year alone. And the latest was the worst of the bunch: Chip Kelly's Eagles were ripped up by back-up QB Matt Cassel and the wounded, Adrian Peterson-less Vikings. Credit poor coaching.



Intelligence Index: Smart Teams Consistently Win Big

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 15, 2013

Smart teams like Kansas City consistently blow out dumb teams like Washington. Our 2013 Intelligence Index Mental Mismatches this year are 28-4 SU; a sterling 20-10-2 (.667) ATS. Smart teams win big, too: Our 32 smart picks were favored by 5.3 PPG. They won by an average of 11.6 PPG.



Steelers Eye Sunday Night Upset: Week 15 Trifecta

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 15, 2013

The CHFF Trifecta looks to power its way into a winning late-season run with a trio of Week 15 picks, including a potential upset by traditional AFC North power Pittsburgh over the red-hot Bengals.



Hold Your Horses! Denver Broncos Lose Game, AFC Upper Hand

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 13, 2013

The Broncos lost to the Chargers, 27-20, Thursday night, suddenly ceding control of the AFC playoff race to the Patriots. The 2013 Broncos are shaping up like the NFL's latest Big Tease: the sexy, high-powered offense that just can't get it done in the end.



 



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