Picking Seahawks-Rams, plus details of Stephon Gilmore trade and Cowboys starter files lawsuit against NFL

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Thursday edition of the Pick Six Newsletter. 

Just when you believed today could not get any crazier, it in some way has. We began the week with some salacious Urban Meyer video, and now we have a Cowboys gamer (La’el Collins) TAKING LEGAL ACTION AGAINST the NFL. I need to confess, I’m currently having flashbacks to Ezekiel Elliott taking legal action against the NFL in 2017. I indicate, I saw 41 straight hours of “Law and Order” that year so I might improve versed with our legal system in an effort to comprehend the case, so I’m prepared for whatever gets tossed my method by this brand-new case. 

Not just will we be covering the suit today, however we’ll likewise be covering whatever that occurred with Stephon Gilmore. If you check out anything on the web the other day, you most likely believed he was being launched, however then the Patriots pulled a quick one and traded him to Carolina. We’ll have the information on that quick offer, plus we’ll be making some Rams-Seahawks choices, so let’s get to the rundown. 

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1. Today’s program: Rams-Seahawks wagering sneak peek

If you’re intending on wagering any cash on tonight’s video game, then you’re going to wish to ensure to listen to today’s episode of the podcast prior to you position any bets. For today’s program, Will Brinson caused CBSSports author Tyler Sullivan, and the 2 entered into complete gaming mode. 

Here are a number of props they like for the video game: 

  • Cooper Kupp OVER 6.5 receptions (-145). Not just is Kupp balancing 7.5 receptions per video game, however he’s currently reviewed this overall 3 times in 4 weeks this season. If the very first 4 video games of the season are any sign, Matthew Stafford will be seeking to him early and typically. 
  • Matthew Stafford OVER 5.5 hurrying lawns (-110). If Stafford showed something recently, it’s that he’ll remove and run if there’s no other choice. The Rams QB hurried for 21 lawns in Week 4, and the bet here is that he amounts to a minimum of 6 hurrying lawns versus the Seahawks.   
  • Darrell Henderson anytime TD (+127). The Seahawks have the worst hurrying defense in the NFL this year, and if the Rams get in the 10-yard line, you can wager they’re going to do their finest to make the most of all the holes in Seattle’s hurrying defense.  

For more props and their real forecasts for tonight’s video game, make certain to click on this link so you can listen to today’s episode. If you’d rather view today’s program, you can now do that on YouTube! 

2. Thursday night sneak peek: Prepping you for Rams at Seahawks

Going into Week 4, the Seahawks were sitting at 1-2 and in last location in the NFC West, however in a period simply 5 days, they may turn the department standings upside down. With a win over the Rams on Thursday, the Seahawks would move into 2nd location in the department. That being stated, this is a similarly huge video game for the Rams, who can’t precisely manage another department loss after being up to the Cardinals on Sunday. 

My excellent friend Jared Dubin created our deep-dive sneak peek for this video game here at CBSSports, and here’s how he sees the video game playing out:

  • Why the Rams can win: Since Sean McVay took control of as Rams coach, the Seahawks have actually had an almost difficult time finding out how to stop his offense. In the previous 8 conferences in between these group groups, McVay has actually gone 6-2 which consists of in 2015’s championship game when McVay won with a mix of John Wolford and Jared Goff playing QB. With Matthew Stafford running the program, it will not be unexpected if that offending success continues. If that occurs, it’s tough to imagine the Rams losing, particularly considering that the Seahawks have among the worst defenses in the NFL through 4 weeks.  
  • Why the Seahawks can win:  Like most Seahawks video games, this all boils down to Russell Wilson. The Rams have among the most athletic defenses in the NFL, and since of that, they’re generally able to keep Wilson in the pocket, which requires him to make have fun with his arm rather of his legs. To take some pressure off Wilson, the Seahawks might utilize a huge night from their ground video game, however there’s no warranty that’s going to take place considering that Chris Carson is doubtful with a neck injury and may not play. 

You can get a complete sneak peek of the video game from Dubin by click on this link.

Dubin’s choice:  Rams 31-23 over Seahawks
My choice: Rams 26-23 over Seahawks

KEEP IN MIND: The Seahawks will be using their fluorescent green uniforms, which they are 4-0 in, so now I’m sort of anxious about my choice. 

If you’re considering banking on the video game, Tyler Sullivan created a complete gaming sneak peek. 

  • ONE PROP TYLER LIKES: Russell Wilson OVER 24.5 conclusions (-120): “The Rams have allowed the second-most completions in the league, giving up an average of 29 per game through the first four weeks. While Wilson has yet to go over this number this season, Chris Carson (neck) being held out or limited for this game could bump his passing attempts higher.”
  • ONE PROP I LIKE: Matthew Stafford OVER 0.5 interceptions (+110): For this prop to strike, Stafford simply needs to toss one interception, and I will not be amazed if that occurs in Seattle. The Rams have actually just played one roadway video game this season and Stafford tossed a choice because video game. Not to point out, Seattle is among the most difficult locations to play in the NFL, and I will not be amazed if the crowd sound results in a minimum of one error by Stafford. 
  • Long shot prop I’m considering wagering:  Cooper Kupp to score several goals (+500). Kupp has actually scored a minimum of 2 goals in 2 out of 4 video games this year and there’s no factor to believe he can’t do it versus the Seahawks. The Rams receiver is among Matthew Stafford’s preferred targets, particularly at a loss zone, so do not be amazed if Kupp winds up scoring several goals.  

You can have a look at Sullivan’s complete gaming sneak peek by click on this link.

3. Panthers trade for Patriots star Stephon Gilmore

Sep 16, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, U.S.A.; New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) leaves the field after the video game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field.
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The Stephon Gilmore legend certainly took a wild twist Wednesday. Although it was initially reported that the Patriots were going to launch him, they wound up cutting a deal with the Panthers to send out Gilmore to Carolina in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round choice. 

Here’s whatever you require to understand about the circumstance.

  • Why Gilmore wound up being traded rather of launched. The Patriots’ strategy worked to excellence here: The group dripped the news that they were going to launch Gilmore early Wednesday understanding that he would not be formally launched up until 4 p.m. ET. That was essentially New England’s method of informing other groups, “We would love to trade him and we’re taking all calls between now and 4 p.m. ET.” The Panthers wound up telephoning and the 2 sides got an offer done. 
  • Why the Patriots discarded an All-Pro corner. Gilmore was not delighted with his agreement and made it clear he desired a brand-new one prior to going back to the field this year. With the corner set to come off hurt reserve in a couple of weeks, the Patriots either needed to provide him a brand-new offer or discard him. By trading Gilmore away, the Patriots got some significant income cap area. Going into Wednesday, they were simply $54,000 under the cap, today they have actually got a lot of breathing space since the trade maximized approximately $7 million in cap area. 
  • Gilmore will likely be betting the Panthers prior to completion of the month. Since he’s on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUPPY) list, Gilmore is not qualified to play throughout the very first 6 weeks of the season, which implies he will not be permitted to play up until Week 7 at the earliest. Panthers’ GM Scott Fitterer stated Wednesday that he anticipates Gilmore to be on the field for that Oct. 24 video game versus the Giants. The Panthers will be paying him the approximately $6 million that he’s owed on the rest of his agreement and since today, the 2 sides have not discussed a brand-new offer. 
  • Gilmore is most likely delighted with the relocation. This will essentially be a homecoming for the All-Pro corner. Gilmore is from Rock Hill, South Carolina, which sits approximately 30 miles far from Charlotte. Also, Gilmore owns a home simply a couple of doors below Fitterer in Charlotte, so if the 2 requirement to speak about a brand-new agreement throughout the offseason, it likely will not be tough for one man to discover the other. 
  • Panthers GM has actually been hectic. This trade marks the 2nd time in less than 2 weeks that Fitterer has actually made a trade for a gifted corner. Back on Sept. 27, the Panthers managed a trade for Jaguars corner C.J. Henderson. During his very first year on the task, Fitterer has actually likewise made trades for QB Sam Darnold, DE Darryl Johnson and K Ryan Santoso.

If this trade shows something, it’s that the Panthers are attempting to win now. Gilmore remains in the last year of his offer, so there’s no warranty he’ll be going back to Carolina in 2022. 

4. Cardinals are NFL’s last unbeaten group 

With Week 5 beginning this evening, now looks like a great time to mention that there’s just one unbeaten group left in the NFL: the Arizona Cardinals. 

Through 4 weeks, the Cardinals have actually been almost unstoppable on offense. Not just have they amounted to more lawns than any other group, however they’re likewise the highest-scoring group in the NFL at 35 points per video game. 

Here are a couple of nuggets about the Cardinals’ unbeaten start:

  • Being the last unbeaten group does not ensure a Super Bowl win. Since 2000, the last unbeaten group has actually just wound up winning the Super Bowl one time, which can be found in 2006 when the Peyton Manning and the Colts pulled it off. Although just one group has actually won the Super Bowl, 10 groups have actually made it to the Super Bowl, with the most current one being available in 2019 when the 49ers made it to the Super Bowl after beginning 8-0. 
  • Being the last unbeaten group does practically warranty a playoff area. Since 2000, just 3 groups have actually stopped working to make the playoffs after being the last unbeaten group: the 2002 Chargers, 2014 Eagles and 2016 Vikings. 
  • This is the 4th time in the Super Bowl period the Cardinals have actually been the last unbeaten group. The Cards have a blended history when they have actually been the last unbeaten group. When it took place back in 2014, they began 3-0 and wound up getting all the method to 9-1 prior to toppling to an 11-5 surface. Their season would ultimately end with a loss in the wild-card round. In 1974, the Cards began 7-0 however went 3-4 down the stretch to complete 10-4 throughout a season that ended with a loss in the divisional round. In 1966, the season of the very first Super Bowl, the Cardinals began 5-0-1 however melted down over the last couple of weeks of the season and wound up missing out on the playoffs with an 8-5-1 record.   

The Cardinals have the very best record in football, however remaining on top isn’t going to be simple, particularly considering that they play in perhaps the most hard department in the NFL. 

5. Cowboys’ La’el Collins taking legal action against NFL

BRAND-NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – SEPTEMBER 29: La’el Collins #71 of the Dallas Cowboys responds throughout a video game versus the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on September 29, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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Cowboys offending lineman La’el Collins is so upset with his five-game suspension that he’s in fact taking legal action against the NFL over it. Collins is looking for an injunction that would permit him to play today despite the fact that he still has actually 2 video games left on his suspension. 

Here are some information on the case through NBC Dallas: 

  • Why Collins got suspended. The Cowboys lineman missed out on several drug tests and the NFL competed that Collins wasn’t working together with the league. That’s an essential difference, since under the brand-new CBA, a gamer can’t be suspended for missed out on tests (just fined), however he can be suspended for not working together with the league. 
  • Details of the case. The NFLPA was in fact able to get Collins’ five-game suspension decreased down to 2 video games back in November 2020, however that wasn’t enough for Collins. The Cowboys starter then appealed the suspension in arbitration and after taking a look at the information of the case, the arbitrator restored the five-game suspension.  After that, Collins’ camp wasn’t delighted that the suspension was revealed while he still had another appeal pending. 
  • Why the NFL most likely feels excellent about its case. Under CBA guidelines, these cases are chosen by an arbitrator and 2 various arbitrators ruled in the league’s favor. It’s tough to think of a judge overthrowing that, however crazier things have actually occurred. Speaking of crazier things…. 
  • Collins gets a beneficial judge. The match was submitted in Texas state court, however has actually been moved to a federal court, according to files acquired by sports legal specialist Daniel Wallach. The twist here is that the case has actually been appointed to Judge Amos Mazzant III, who reversed Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension in 2017. (The case didn’t end there, however, since it ultimately got moved to New York). 

It’s unclear when any choice will be made, however time is of the essence here so it’s possible the judge might make a judgment in the next 24 hr. At the minimum, the judge might release an injunction, which would permit Collins to play up until the case is chosen. 

Since 2017, the Cowboys take on has actually begun in 48 of a possible 52 video games for the Cowboys. Three of those 4 missed out on video games have actually come this year due to the suspension. 

6. Rapid-fire roundup

It’s been a hectic 24 hr in the NFL, and considering that it’s almost difficult to track whatever that took place, I proceeded and created a roundup for you. 

  • Bears name Justin Fields their beginning QB. It appears Matt Nagy has actually lastly pertained to his senses. After hinting that Andy Dalton would be the starter today, Nagy altered his mind and has actually chosen to opt for his novice quarterback. After seeing Fields win in Week 4, this was the ideal choice. The just surprise is the length of time it took Nagy to make it. 
  • Packers indication previous Cowboys Pro Bowler. Less than two days after being remarkably cut by the Cowboys, Jaylon Smith currently has a brand-new house. The linebacker apparently consented to terms Thursday early morning with the Packers, who remain in alarming requirement of some aid at linebacker due to the injury to Za’Darius Smith. 
  • Baker Mayfield handling partly torn labrum. The Browns QB has actually been battling with his precision over the previous 2 weeks and now we understand why: He’s handling partly torn labrum. The injury will not need surgical treatment, however Mayfield is certainly going to remain in some discomfort while he plays moving forward. With Mayfield having a hard time, opposing defenses might begin to focus more on stopping the Browns’ ground video game. 
  • Details on DEA examination of Washington’s fitness instructor. According to NBC Sports Washington, the DEA examination into WFT fitness instructor Ryan Vermillion relates to a “possible diversion of prescription drugs” to individuals who didn’t require them. The NBCSW report likewise mentions that the group does not think any gamers were included. 
  • Texans owner does not eliminate a possible Deshaun Watson trade. The NFL trade due date is Nov. 2, which implies the Texans have less than 4 weeks to choose whether they wish to trade Watson. During an interview today, Texans owner Cal McNair didn’t sound opposed to making a trade, “We’ll just wait and see,” McNair stated, through SportsTalk 790. “It’s a day-to-day thing. [General manager Nick Caserio] is in charge of that. We’ll see how that works out.” 

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