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Best Bets Week 3: Patriots, Saints, Texans All Locks

Welcome to the ghost pepper and Cheez Whiz edition of Best Bets, looking at some NFL games that might be worth a wager or two. Last week Steve Silva and Chris Rattey went 7-1 combined, and hope to keep it rolling this week. Blitzed! Week 3: The NFL Has Some Major On-Field Problems #TBT: Would You Hire Thomas E. Brady Jr.? Raider Nation: A Fan Base Unlike Any Other, and They’re Coming to Foxborough Too Soon? Rob Ryan is Overrated, and Other Early Judgments on the NFL

Raider Nation: A Fan Base Unlike Any Other, and They’re Coming to Foxborough

They are big, mean, menacing, and gladly make any the life of any visiting fan to the Oakland Coliseum a living hell. They are: Raider Nation. Their home? The Black Hole.

Where the Hell is Danny Amendola?

Dany Amendola, signed to a five-year, $28.5 million contract the moment Wes Welker bolted for Denver, is a curious presence in New England, a hard-luck nuisance that seems to be a member of the Patriots only because…well, hell if we know at this point. Five Letdowns for the New England Patriots We Didn’t Expect Patriots Report Card: Week 2 vs. Minnesota Vikings Chandler Jones is a Football Demon! Patriots vs. Vikings Stock Report: Defense Steps Up After Sloppy Start

Vikings Tell Adrian Peterson to Stay Away

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the Minnesota Vikings scrambled to stuff as much toothpaste back into the tube as possible concerning the mess that is Adrian Peterson. “What the Heck is Happening in the Adrian Peterson Case?” The Pats Might Have Taken a Chance on Adrian Peterson -- but Not Now

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