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Jatavis Brown Jerseys 2019 , lots of good opportunities abound!"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections San Diego Chargers Daily LinksSan Diego Chargers NewsSan Diego Chargers OffseasonSan Diego Chargers HistorySan Diego Chargers HumorGamblingNFL PicksNFL Picks:The Degenerate Gambler’s Biggest Game of the Year?New,4commentsWhen the stakes rise this high, lots of good opportunities abound!ByJason MichaelsDec 13, 2018,2:30pm PSTShareTweetShareShareNFL Picks:The Degenerate Gambler’s Biggest Game of the Year?Well, it has been an up-and-down year for the Degenerate Gambler. As many are aware, this unsavory fiend is actually kind of a nice guy when you get to know him, just don’t let him watch your kids and never loan him more than $5. Each week, the Degenerate Gambler puts $100 on the line and wears down his fingernails in the process. The Degenerate Gambler is a true gambler at heart— he’s not looking to not lose his money each week, he’s aiming to live lavishly on all that $100 can get him, even if that means a few weeks eating old tires.Last week the Chargers underperformed against the lowly Bengals. While the Degenerate Gambler was ‘on’ to this potential outcome ahead of time, he wasn’t able to capitalize on it. His largest bet was on the OVER hitting, which he missed by 1.5 points. He was also surprised that Jeff Driskel didn’t throw a single pick, but was quite proud to nail the field goal bet (the Bengals hadn’t hit multiple field goals since October).Week 14Bengals @ ChargersWager 1 Total points (Over 48.5) $45 [-110] L Wager 2 Total receiving - M. Williams (>39.5) $15 [-115] W$13.04 Wager 3 Interceptions thrown - J. Driskel (>.5) $20 [-225] L Wager 4 Total Field Goals - Bengals (>1.5) $20 [+125] W$25.00 TOTAL:$ -26.96Season Total: $ -28.41Honestly, for missing his big bet of the week, he was pretty happy with the outcome. A rare positive-value bet hit White Trevor Williams Jerseys , and that always puts him in a good mood. Of course, that keeps him in the red for the season, so he’s hoping to right the ship tonight.Week 15Chargers @ ChiefsWager 1 Chargers spread (+3.5) $35 [-110]Wager 2 Chargers moneyline $35 [+165]Wager 3 Total points (>53) $30 [-115] Total possible win: $ +115.66Total possible loss: EverythingWell,how’s about that? The Degenerate Gambler is really beginning to believe in the Chargers. The Chiefs are a great offensive team, and the Chargers are not shabby in that respect. Both teams are going to be very motivated to win, so this could very well be a high-scoring affair.Additionally, both teams are hurting at the running back position. This generally means either a defensive slugfest or an aerial showdown. Prop bets for both QBs would be very much in line with the Degenerate Gambler’s thoughts here. However, with the possibility of frigid weather, the Gambler went for points as a whole.Although the Chargers moneyline at +165 isn’t as delicious as the Degenerate Gambler would have hoped, he also is happy to take the bet.. because it’s clear that he thinks the Bolts will be motivated and eager to secure a win tonight.-Jason “They’re starting to believe” Michaels COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers and Drew Brees could have an epic sports rivalry, if only they didn’t like and respect each other so much.The ingredients are there: Brees was the San Diego Chargers‘ starting quarterback when they acquired the No. 4 overall pick Rivers in a draft-day trade in 2004. Rivers spent two full seasons behind Brees in a potentially combustible partnership before Brees inevitably left for the New Orleans Saints.Since their breakup, they’ve become two of the most prolific and most durable quarterbacks in NFL history. The 39-year-old Brees enters the season third on the league’s career passing list with 70,445 yards, while the 36-year-old Rivers is ninth with 50,348. Rivers has started all 201 of the Chargers’ games after taking over in 2006 Trevor Williams Jerseys 2019 , while Brees has started 202 of the Saints’ 204 games in that span, including the Super Bowl in which he won a ring and an MVP award.They could be rivals with a weird start to parallel careers. Instead, they’re enduring friends who occasionally get their sons’ flag football teams together for a game during the offseason in San Diego, where they both kept their homes.When they got together again this week for two days of joint practices between the Saints and the Chargers in Orange County, they picked up right where they left off. They also reflected on that strange two-year stretch of their careers when two of the best quarterbacks of their generation shared the same locker room.“It was a tough set of circumstances, because they drafted him in 2004 to basically take my job, right?” Brees said. “So I think everyone always tried to kind of pit us against each other. They couldn’t understand how we could be friends or good teammates for one another when we were in the quarterback room, having that type of competition. But we were.”And they still are.“In those first two years, I enjoyed working with him and competing,” Rivers said. “It worked out well for him. Shoot, he’s had one heck of a run in New Orleans and won a championship. I’ve been able to have some longevity here with the Chargers. It is unique. Drew and I have always kept in touch. I have always pulled for him from afar.”San Diego’s incredible depth chart during the 2004 season also included Doug Flutie, and the young quarterbacks both gained insight from the veteran while learning from each other. Rivers still praises Brees’ exemplary game-week preparations, while Brees believes Rivers motivated him to another level of excellence.“From the moment I was around Philip, you realized he was going to be a very good player, and he was going to be around for a long time,” Brees said. “I like to think that for those two years White Desmond King Jerseys , we brought out the best in each other. It was a great learning experience for both of us. I think we both got a lot better as a result of it. But from the very beginning, you knew that he’s got a mind for this game. He’s a student of the game. He’s highly competitive, and just makes plays. Look at the length of time that he’s been able to do it, in one place with a lot of different faces around him over the years.”They’ve both still got plenty more to do as well. They’re still the unquestioned starters on two teams with realistic playoff hopes, and neither appears to be close to retirement.Brees agreed to a two-year contract extension in March after saying he’ll stay with the Saints “as long as they’ll have me.” He is likely to leap past Brett Favre (71,838) and then Peyton Manning (71,940) this season to become the top passer in league history, but he’s more interested in building on last season, when the Saints were one missed tackle away from reaching the NFC championship game.Rivers is coming off an outstanding year at the controls of the Chargers’ prolific offense, and he has said he plans to play at least another handful of seasons. He will continue his three-man surge up the career passing charts with fellow 2004 draftees Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger, but Rivers is more hopeful about extending the good feelings from last season’s finish, when the Chargers looked like one of the NFL’s best teams while winning nine of their final 12 games.Brees could claim one point of pride in this non-rivalry: He has won all three of their teams’ regular-season meetings. If they ever ended up across from each other in a game more important than Saturday’s preseason contest in Carson, both quarterbacks would welcome another chance to get together.“I’ve always had a great respect for him as a man and as a player and what he’s been able to do in this league,” Rivers said. “He’s probably going to go down as the all-time league passer in the history of the game, so that’s pretty awesome.”
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