Welcome to the recap blog. Weekly results are a silly thing to track -- the small sample and high variance nature of the NFL makes them totally irrelevant. However, I do feel it's important to have an easy place to track all our bets, where we can easily see how we're performing over a larger sample size.
Before we begin, an apology on the delay. I was on my honeymoon this week so I'm a bit behind. Rest assured, we did find a sports bar and were able to sweat all the games.
Tennessee @ NY Jets (+7.0)
This line ended up shifting to 6 after the news came out that Julio Jones and AJ Brown weren't going to be playing, but if you were paying attention, you should have been able to easily predict that.
The Jets didn't just cover, they fucking won outright.
Ryan Tannehill put up a decent game, despite not a single person to throw too -- completing 61.2% of his passes, good for 6.1 yards per attempt and a 76.8 PFF grade. The Titans had issues scoring early, however, and lead 9-7 at the half. The Jets were finally able to move the ball in the 4th, briefly taking a 24-17 lead. With 16 seconds to go, Tannehill threw his 1st touchdown of the game to TE Cameron Brate, tying the game. For us, we had already won our bet regardless. Since there is no extra point in OT, a +7 bet is an auto-win in overtime.
In OT, the Jets grabbed a field goal on their first drive. The Titans were unable to answer, the game ending after kicker Randy Bullock missed a 49 yard field goal.
Final score: NY Jets 27, Tennessee 24 (won 1 unit)
Tampa Bay @ New England (+7.0)
Onto the Sunday Night game. You don't need to me re-hash the ultimate narrative. The game itself was a close, low scoring affair. Neither team led by more than 6. The Bucs ended up pulling ahead 19-17, with New England unable to put together a final drive to clinch the win. For us, the game was never in question.
Final score: Tampa Bay 19, New England 17 (won 1 unit)
Las Vegas (+3.0) @ LA Chargers
Vegas got smoked. That's what happened. We had 3 points to work with. We needed like, way more than that.
The Chargers were up 21-0 at the half. The Raiders were able to put up 14 points in the 3rd before their offense went stagnant again.
Final score: LA Chargers 28, Las Vegas 14
Week 4: Monday Night Fucked Us (2-1, even)
Season total: 7-6, even