As Week 15 winds to a close, there is more confusion than answers. What motivates teams or better yet, WHO motivates teams? Is your team motivated by the playoffs or by draft positions? How about good old fashioned rivalry hate.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were on top of their game for ghe New England Patriots, even after losing mulgiple games in the past weeks. When these teams meet, there is usually offensive fireworks but this time it was the defenses that stole the show. In the end, the Steelers were the better team in a possible playoff preview. Additionally, in a divisional matchup between long-time rivals, the San Francisco 49ers played spoiler to the Seattle Seahawks and their chances at a Wildcard spot.
In a few of the more shocking outcomes, the Dallas Cowboys were blanked by the Indianapolis Colts. Indy was favored so it wasn’t a complete surprise but the manner in which it occurred with the Cowboys being shut out was strange. It’s December, so that means Nick Foles is back leading the Eagles as they once again look tough after defeating the LA Rams in Los Angeles. Finally, the Panthers of Carolina don’t care if they are floundering, they gave the New Orleans Saints all they could handle on MNF.
The Elldee Sports Best Bets took another beating this week, going 1-3. This has brought the Best Bet picks down to 51%. Another week going below .500 will threaten to take us below 50% for the first time this year. On a bright note, the total was right 73.3% of the time this week which is outstanding. Hopefully we are passing out of the rough patch and finish strong. Until next week, good luck.