2010 Season NFL Football Past Picks

October 17, 2010

This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.

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Los Angeles at St. Louis

Sunday 10/17 01:00 PM Eastern

3 units on St. Louis PICK () (risk 3 to return 3)  RESULT: WIN

The San Diego Chargers are beating teams at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. They are the only NFL team to outgain their opponent in all five games they have played. They have outgained their opponents by nearly 218 yards apergame, but here they are sitting at 2-3. How do you lose three games while out gaining the opponent by over 200 yards per game? Special teams, penalties, turnovers and coaching. The Chargers special teams are so bad that what they have done on both sides of the ball has been negated. Last week they had two punts blocked by Oakland and turnovers in the red-zone. This team hasn't had a bad offensive games yet, or for that matter a bad defensive game, but until they get their turnover issues resolved and special teams up to NFL standards, laying huge numbers is very risky. St. Louis is obviously vastly improved behind Sam Bradford, having already eclipsed their win total from a year ago. Bradford has had good and bad moments, but at least gives the Rams offense more than just Stephen Jackson. The defense is much better and, aside from the egg they laid in Detroit last week, the Rams have not allowed any of the four other teams to top the 17 point mark. The Rams are now 5-1 ATS off an ATS loss and Norv-Turner coached teams are just 13-28 ATS when facing weak opposition (teams at .400 or worse).
FINAL SCORE
TEAM 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q FINAL
Chargers 0 3 7 7 17
Rams 10 7 0 3 20

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