2011 Season NFL Football Past Picks
November 13, 2011
Tennessee at Carolina
Sunday 11/13 01:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER PICK (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
Cam Newton makes some rookie mistakes, but he has also been the main catalyst in transforming an offense that generated 12.2 points per game a year ago on 258 yards per game into a top-five offense this season - one that generates 414 yards and 23.4 points per game. So why are the Panthers just 2-6? The one thing Cam doesn't do is play defense. So, despite the quantum leap forward on offense Carolina has taken a big step back on defense as they’re allowing 25.9 points per game. The Tennessee defense ranks in the bottom half of the league so expect Newton and company to fill the scoreboard once again in this one. Despite the fact that the Titans’ offense is below average, they will face little resistance here. Tennessee has gone 14-6 to the OVER in their last 20 vs. a losing team and 14-5-1 to the OVER in their last 20 following a bye week. The Titans are also 9-2 OVER the past two seasons when facing good offensive teams (those averaging 350+ yards per game). Points should be plentiful in this one, so the OVER is the call.