This is the week to give thanks, and we certainly believe in doing that here at the Tuley’s Takes home office.
First, we’re thankful for friends and family. We’re obligated to say that, right?
But we’re also thankful for readers of Point Spread Weekly and our daily Tuley’s Takes Today columns at VSiN.com.
Of course, we’re also thankful that underdogs have been coming through for us this whole football season and hope readers have been reaping a cornucopia of profits.
We went 4-2 ATS last week on the VSiN CFB Best Bets page and 4-2 ATS in the NFL — 3-2 ATS on the VSiN CFB Best Bets page and in this column, plus a win on the Steelers + 6.5 at the Chargers on “Sunday Night Football” that we added in Tuley’s Takes Today.
We’re also thankful for our health, which reminds me of a final point I’d like to make before getting to the NFL Week 12 card. ESPN’s “NFL Live” had an interesting fact the other day: The NFL has had 45 different starting quarterbacks the last four weeks, the highest of any four-week span since 2010. Some of those are due to COVID-19 protocols and some to coach’s decisions, but I believe most are due to QBs running with the football at an all-time rate. And I’m not just talking about scrambles, as designed running plays and run-pass options are putting QBs in harm’s way more than we’ve ever seen.
They certainly open up the offenses, but I’m starting to ask: At what cost?