The rollercoaster ride of the 2018 NFL Season continued through Week 6 with tons of exciting finishes and lots of money exchanging hands. Everyone who held their breath and threw down money on the Arizona Cardinals to cover a 10½ point spread found out just how valuable a half point can be, with the Vikings only winning by 10 points and allowing the underdog Cards to cover the number. The lesson here as always: double digit spreads are very hard for favorites to cover since both teams are stacked with professionals who take pride in their performance.
Speaking of covering large numbers, the Buffalo Bills came through again last Sunday and only lost to Houston by 7 points, not needing the 10 professional bookmakers had given them. Anyone who watched knows the final score is deceiving and the Bills should have actually won the game outright but beat themselves again. Nathan Peterman threw a “Pick 6” with under 2 minutes left and now it looks like Buffalo will be searching for a new quarterback again this offseason.
A Monday Night Football showdown between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers in Lambeau Field ended things off, with the visitors getting 9½ points due to a terrible record and slew of injured players. Surprisingly, San Fran played solid the entire evening and “The Pack” was given a gift of a phantom penalty on 49er cornerback Richard Sherman to extend the final drive. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers then did what he always does and got 21 yards on the next play to set up a Mason Crosby field goal as time expired, winning the game 33-30. Just another “fairytale ending” to add to his resume.
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