It's been a half century since the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. In fact, it's been 50 years since the Chiefs went to the Super Bowl. But Kansas City is favored to get there this year. The Chiefs go into the AFC Championship Game as 7.5-point favorites over the Tennessee Titans. Meanwhile, the San Francisco 49ers are seven-point favorites over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.
Canadian Football League: Wager on Football That Counts
While we have our fingers all over the pulse of the National Football league preseason happenings, we are still on top of the action going on over in the Canadian Football League. Today we preview and predict the Edmonton Eskimos vs Ottawa Redblacks battle scheduled for 7:30 PM ET on August 15, 2014, from TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Back the visitors from the West here!
Ottawa Redblacks: Look like CFL expansion squad
Following three straight loses, to Hamilton, Saskatchewan and Calgary by a 109-54 combined count, Ottawa looks very much like the expansion squad that they are. A patchwork group of castoffs from other CFL teams, reality must be starting to set in for the Redblacks. While appearing to battle hard every week, Ottawa has little to show for their efforts as the offense averages 18 PPG while their defense is giving up 31.5 PPG. Ottawa lost 27-11 in Edmonton during CFL Week 3 action.
Edmonton Eskimos: Fine tuned defense is ready to tune in the Redblacks
Having outscored their opponents by a combined 163-107 count en route to a 5-1 record, Edmonton is a tie-breaker behind Calgary in the race for first in the CFL West division. Defense is the name of the game in the Alberta Capital as Edmonton leads the CFL in most of the key defensive stat categories. That includes first downs and yards allowed plus pass defense while allowing just 17 points per game.
CFL Week 8 Prediction: Although we expected the price to be a little higher, the Green and Gold are road chalk in this contest. Edmonton easily handled Ottawa in their first meeting and they will repeat that preformance tonight. Lay 300 units on the 6.5 (-108) spread price posted at the SportsBetting.ag sportsbook and roll with the Eskimos in this CFL Week 8 contest. NFL Fans are advised to stay tuned!
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It's a certainty that the Tigers will again be the national champions of college football this season. That's because the No. 1-ranked 14-0 LSU Tigers are pitted against the third-ranked Clemson Tigers (14-0), in this years College Football Playoff title game. Clemson are the defending national champions and are playing in the national championship game for the fourth time in five years. Clemson won two of the last three titles.
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