When you’re running cold it’s tough to catch a break. I had the Giants +16.5, and they lost by 21, thanks to defense and special teams TDs. And they had a chance to cover on the last drive, but apparently pass interference doesn’t exist if the ref doesn’t see it on the field. What a pointless rule if they’re never going to reverse a call even when it’s obvious.
From pass protection to run blocking, every aspect of the modern NFL offense runs through the O-line. Aside from skill position players themselves, nothing has a larger impact on the outcome of a play call than the battle up front. In the Offensive Line Overview series, we look at which of the league’s 32 offensive lines are trending up and down.
Without further ado, let’s check in at which O-lines around the league are looking up and which are holding their team back.
What a crazy game. The Seahawks were 1.5-point favorites but couldn’t cover thanks to a dropped two-point conversion, but the Rams couldn’t win thanks to a short missed FG from one of the best kickers in the league. And the Seahawks couldn’t close it out despite getting a turnover with two minutes left.
I have a high tolerance for bad football when things are going my way. I loved the Seahawks-Broncos Super Bowl because I bet big on Seattle, including some alternative lines where I was laying 7.5 points at 3:1 odds. But when things are going against me, and the product is terrible, I’m like a celiac getting intravenous Wonder Bread.