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2005 New York Jets NFL Handicapping Review Part 1


By Tom Wilkinson


The New York Jets entered the 2004 season with a lot of doubts both within the team and within the sports betting community. New York was coming off a 6-10 straight up mark in 2003, which followed a 9-7 playoff season in 2002. Online sports betting blogs were mixed with a wide variety of opinion/posts on the prospects of the Jets.

New York got off to an assertive start with a 31-24 home win against an improving Cincinnati team, beating the sports betting odds in the process. The Jets next had a tricky road game at San Diego and there were a variety of opinions on potential football picks by sports betting players for this game, which the Jets took 34-28 as 3-point road chalks.

After a bye and another win and cover against Miami, the undefeated Jets hosted winless Buffalo and this is when the online sports betting blogs began having a lot of trash talk posts on how the Jets would bomb out the lowly Bills. This is a great example of how so many sports betting players allow themselves to be blindsided. The 6.5-point spread looked like a gift to many online sports betting players who unloaded on New York, who beat the Bills 16-14 while failing to beat the online sports betting board and casino sportsbooks.

After a win against lowly San Francisco, (and another failure against the sports betting odds), New York traveled to New England for a “prove it” game against the Patriots. There was considerable debate at online sports betting blogs about this game, which New England won 7-13, failing to cover the 6.5-point sports betting line.

The Jets bounced back nicely with a win and cover at home against Miami (41-14) in a game that many sports betting players figured they would not be up for after their high profile loss at New England. This is an excellent lesson for sports handicapping football picks. Online sports betting blogs were cool on the Jets after the New England loss, which is always a good time for the independent minded sports betting player to jump on a team against the online sports betting boards.

New York was 6-1 straight up and 5-2 against the sports betting odds at this point, and would confuse a lot of sports betting players the rest of the way in 2004.









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