Sunday, October 21, 2012
NFL Upset Oct.21
DETROIT over Chicago by 8
Like the recent revival in the auto industry, the Motor City gang is back and hitting on all cylinders following their Bye Week win at Philadelphia last Sunday. And with it we’ll take this dog on a spin Monday night when Detroit invades the Windy City in an NFC North battle that fi nds the Lions in need of stepping on the gas as they trail the Bears by two games in the division. Monday night division games have been like a bailout for the Lions who are 5-1 SU and 6-0 ATS in these affairs since 1980, with the only loss by 3 points.
On the other side of the coin, the Bears choke worse than Dusty Baker in the playoffs when installed as home chalk under the Monday night lights, going 0-7 ATS since 1990. Chicago is also 1-7 SUATS in division games when playing off back-to-back wins if the last was by 10 or more points, including 0-4 ATS when laying points. Like Jimmy Johnson gracefully weaving his way back up into the pack, look for the Lions to improve to 6-0 SUATS in its last six games when playing off a SU underdog win in this fast and furious Monday night chase.
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