Wow! What a finish to a splendid week of professional football. There were a few upsets, a few qb changes, and a amazing Monday Night Football game. So, who were the winners and losers this week?
An epic Monday Night Football game ended with the 9-1 LA Rams handling the 9-1 KC Chiefs, 54-51, in the highest scoring MNF game in history and leaving the Rams at the top of the mountain. The New Orleans Saints proved that they belong in the elite group of teams at the top of the standings after their performance this week. The Saints defeated the defending superbowl champion Eagles 48-7 to set the tone for the second half of the season as they have won nine straight! On the flip side, the Detroit Lions were able to shock the rest of the NFL by beating the Carolina Panthers 20-19 in an exciting game as the Panthers failed on a 2-point coversion attempt in the final minute.
Rookie QB sensation Lamar Jackson finally got a crack at the starting position in Baltimore and didn’t disappoint. The Ravens were playing the Cincinatti Bengals but regular starter Joe Flacco was out with a hip injury. Jackson came in and led the Ravens to a 24-21 victory anyway! In New York, the Tampa Bay QB carousel continued vs the NY Giants as Fitzpatrick played extremely pedestrian once again and eventually gave way to Jameis Winston. Winston played lights out and almost brought the Buccaneers back from a 17-point defecit, only falling 38-35.
The Elldee Sports Best Bets were back up to 50% this week, going 2-2. The overall Best Bet win percentage is still rocking a highly respectable 61.5%. That means the numbers are back on the rise and it will be only up from here! Until next week, Happy Thanksgiving and good luck.