NFL: Ryan Lipton’s Week 11 picks against spread (63% in 2016)

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After hitting on 63 percent (34/54) of his picks during the 2016 NFL regular season, The JR Report and Ryan Lipton are back with their top 5 picks against the spread for Week 11.

After a tough mid-season stretch, Ryan Lipton promises to get back on track and get back in the winning column to finish the year.

Ryan Lipton’s NFL Week 11 picks against the spread!

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NFL: Ryan Lipton’s Week 10 picks against spread (63% in 2016)

 Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray (Photo via Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

After hitting on 63 percent (34/54) of his picks during the 2016 NFL regular season, The JR Report and Ryan Lipton are back with their top 5 picks against the spread for Week 10.

After a tough mid-season stretch, Ryan Lipton promises to get back on track and get back in the winning column to finish the year.

Ryan Lipton’s NFL Week 10 picks against the spread!

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NFL: Ryan Lipton’s Week 9 picks against spread (63% in 2016)

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After hitting on 63 percent (34/54) of his picks during the 2016 NFL regular season, The JR Report and Ryan Lipton are back with their top 5 picks against the spread for Week 9.

So far, Ryan Lipton has hit on 50 percent (19/38) of his picks during the 2017 NFL season.

Ryan Lipton’s NFL Week 9 picks against the spread!

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NFL: Ryan Lipton’s Week 7 picks against spread (63% in 2016)

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After hitting on 63 percent (34/54) of his picks during the 2016 NFL regular season, The JR Report and Ryan Lipton are back with their top 5 picks against the spread for Week 7.

So far, Ryan Lipton has hit on 52 percent (17/33) of his picks during the 2017 NFL season.

Ryan Lipton’s NFL Week 7 picks against the spread!

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NFL: Rob Werner’s Week 7 picks against spread

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The JR Report’s Rob Werner has hit on 50% of his picks (13-13) of his picks despite the football gods punishing him in Week 6 (0-5).

Here are Werner’s picks against ESPN’s spread for Week 7 of the NFL regular season.

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NFL: Rob Werner’s Week 5 picks against spread (62.5% in 2017)

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The JR Report’s Rob Werner has had an impressive start to the season hitting on 62.5% (10-6) of his picks. Here are his picks against ESPN’s spread for Week 5 of the NFL regular season.

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JR Report Podcast: NFL Week 4 picks, Raiders Broncos preview

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Ryan Lipton, the host of the JR Report podcast, breaks down the recent Oakland Raiders loss to the Washington Redskins and looks forward to the Week 4 AFC West matchup in Mile High against the Denver Broncos.

Ryan also discusses his five picks against the spread for Week 4 of the NFL season. Ryan hit on 63% (34/54) of his picks against the spread in 2016 and is back again with another solid start hitting on 58.8% (10/17) so far in the 2017 NFL regular season.

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Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

NFL: Rob Werner’s Week 4 picks against spread

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The JR Report’s Rob Werner has had an impressive start to the season hitting on 60% (6-4) of his picks. Here are his picks against ESPN’s spread for Week 4 of the NFL regular season.

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Week 4 picks against the spread!

Green Bay Packers (-7) vs. Chicago Bears

Cincinnati Bengals (-3) at Cleveland Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers (-3) at Baltimore Ravens

Tennessee Titans (-1.5) at Houston Texans

Philadelphia Eagles (+1.5) at Los Angeles Chargers

*** The lines are taken from ESPN’s scoreboard***

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For Ryan Lipton’s picks (9/16), 56.3% in 2016, click here. 

Rob Werner is a contributing writer for The JR Report. For more news follow him on twitter @robwerner28.

3 reasons why Raider Nation should not panic

Raider Nation, Sunday night was very tough to watch. It was the first time Oakland Raiders’ fans got to see their team on Sunday Night Football on the road since October 15, 2006, when they lost to the Denver Broncos 13-3.

This time around against the Washington Redskins, the team came out flat looking like the Raiders of the last decade, the pre-Derek Carr Raiders.

However, fans should stay away from the panic button. A loss next Sunday might be worrisome, but here are three reasons why everyone in Oakland should stay calm for the time being.

Trump, then the Republican nominee, tours the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, Sept. 14, 2016. (Photo via Reuters)

Trump made the Raiders bad again

This week might have been one of the most emotional weeks in recent NFL memory.

It was the first time the country could see how good the Silver and Black have become. Obviously, Oakland had been looking forward to this game in the nation’s capital for quite some time.

Moreover, it was a hectic week as soon as president Trump released his latest comments surrounding the NFL protests and players. It created a lot of controversies and encouraged the teams to protest the President’s words.

The Raiders should have and had every right to protest, however, it definitely took time away from focusing on the game and could have been mentally draining.

As such, the team played without a spark for the entire night.

Oakland usually plays with a certain edge, especially with running back Marshawn Lynch on the roster, making this game an anomaly as there will not be this much off the field emotion surrounding a game for a long time.

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Raiders safety Karl Joseph (Photo via Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

The defense played admirably

Yes, the defense gave up 27 points on Sunday night, but it could have been much worse.

If one said the Raiders were going to be outgained by 344 yards, have three turnovers and wide receivers Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper would have just two receptions combined, one would think the team would have lost by over 30 points.

Instead, the defense held Washington to just 3.4 yards per carry in a game in which the unit was on the field for over 38 minutes and was constantly in a poor position.  So giving up 27 points is not bad.

The performance wasn’t great, but it showed that the defense is continuing to improve and is miles better than the defense from 2016, who would have given up at least 40 points if they were in a similar situation as Sunday night.

Cornerback Sean Smith still looked horrible covering tight end Vernon Davis. Once safety Obi Melifonwu returns from injury, Smith’s snaps will be very much limited as Melifonwu will be able to guard the tight ends and therefore improve the pass defense.

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Raiders QB Derek Carr vs. Washington on Sunday Night (Photo via AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

It was just an off night for Derek Carr

The game did confirm one thing that we should have already known, Oakland can’t win if quarterback Derek Carr has an off night.

Fortunately, Carr’s off nights come few and far between.

Also, bad nights happen to everyone. Even the unbeatable New England Patriots and QB Tom Brady stunk it up in front of a national stage on opening night against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Carr still needs to improve on the national stage as the terrible performance against the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football from 2016 might be fresh in everyone’s mind. But until Carr and Co. put up another stinker, there is no reason to worry.

Remember, one time is an outlier. If it continues and becomes a trend, like a loss on Sunday to the Broncos, then it is time to get out the panic button. Maybe not press it, but at least have it around.


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

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NFL: Rob Werner’s Week 3 picks against spread

Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (Photo via Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

The JR Report’s Rob Werner had an impressive Week 2, going 4-1. Here are his picks against ESPN’s spread for Week 3 of the NFL regular season.

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Week 3 picks against the spread!

San Francisco 49ers (+2.5) vs. Los Angeles Rams

Baltimore Ravens (+3.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars

Denver Broncos (-3) at Buffalo Bills

Indianapolis Colts (+1) vs. Cleveland Browns

Seattle Seahawks (+2.5) at Tennessee Titans

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Monday Night Football Bonus Pick:

Dallas Cowboys (-3) at Arizona Cardinals


For Ryan Lipton’s picks (8/11, 72.7% in 2016), click here. 

Rob Werner is a contributing writer for The JR Report. For more news follow him on twitter @robwerner28.