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  • December 14, 2017 4:57 AM GMT

    Chris Berman has taken his Swami Sez NFL picks segment, seen on SportsCenter, to ESPN Chalk. Each week during the NFL regular season, hell give his favorite picks against the spread here with a little further analysis.Season record:?26-11 ATS (last week: 2-3)Arizona Cardinals at Carolina PanthersComing off a bye, this is Carolinas last stand. With six losses, the Panthers postseason hopes would basically be finished. Wouldnt you think youre going to get their best effort here, whatever that is at this point? I do worry about Arizona playing five quarters in that very physical 6-6 tie with Seattle on Sunday, but I think the Cardinals will get it done on the field where they were denied a trip to the Super Bowl last season.Score: Arizona 24, Carolina 23Detroit Lions at Houston TexansMatthew Stafford is playing at a very high level, and this Detroit team has the belief it can win every game late in the fourth quarter. Lamar Miller is iffy for this one, which is a factor. Brock Osweiler hasnt done much to justify his big contract yet, but I think hell play a little better at home. Detroit has a tough time scoring here, and Houston gets back on track.Score: Houston 23, Detroit 17Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis ColtsKansas City played a team like this last week in New Orleans, which can score on offense and has a porous defense. This could be a game where Kansas City opens up the downfield attack with Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce. Its hard to expect the Chiefs defense to score a TD on defense every week, but its also foolish to overlook it. Kansas City will do enough to slow down Andrew Luck here and get a big road win.Score: Kansas City 26, Indianapolis 20Green Bay Packers at Atlanta FalconsFor the second straight week, this isnt a pick against Atlanta. Ive been impressed with the Falcons?so far. And I dont believe theyre headed down last seasons path when they stumbled after a 5-0 start. They wont be the first team to lose to Aaron Rodgers. And they wont be the last, either. Rodgers will get this offense on track and the Packers will win on the road.Score: Green Bay 30, Atlanta 27San Diego Chargers at Denver BroncosSan Diego does better than most teams at Mile High. Philip Rivers has a hot hand right now, and this Chargers team is finally playing games for 60 minutes (or longer), instead of 58 or so. At 3-4, San Diego is climbing into the playoff race, and a win here (and a season sweep of Denver) would go a long way toward that goal. Its tough to beat a team twice in 2.5 weeks, but I think the Chargers are capable of it. San Diego will get it done in Denver.Score: San Diego 20, Denver 19 Black And White Adidas Superstar . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. Adidas Nmd Ireland . It was just business as usual for the Thunder at home. Durant scored 32 points and the Thunder beat the Bulls 107-95 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win. .C. -- Chris Thorburn thinks one of the reasons the Winnipeg Jets have been successful under new coach Paul Maurice is that theyre playing together as a team. Nmd Adidas For Sale . The 18th player to shoot 60 on the tour, Jamieson settled for par on the final hole when his 15-foot birdie chip grazed the edge of the hole and stayed out. After opening with rounds of 66 and 73 to make the cut by a stroke, he had 11 birdies in the bogey-free round. Adidas Nmd r2 Ireland . Scott won the Australian PGA last week in his first event in Australia since winning the U.S. Masters in April. American Matt Kuchar, ahead by two strokes with four to play and even with Scott with one to go, double-bogeyed the 18th after taking two shots to get out of a bunker. Statutory warning. There will be nothing new in this article. Its about R Ashwin.He took a five-wicket haul. Thats happened 21 times before. He dismissed the oppositions best batsmen. Thats pretty much been standard too. However, it is only now that England are experiencing all that first-hand. They had known Ashwin as the bloke who averaged over 50 against them, with a best of 3 for 72. Never as the bowler he is now. The equal of Malcolm Marshall, Waqar Younis, Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh. At least in numbers, if not quite yet in aura.There is, however, no mistaking Ashwins pedigree as an offspinner in the subcontinent.I was able to get the ball to hang in the air, he said matter-of-factly on Friday. Gravity sat and sulked in the corner. And also drift on to the batsmen, and kind of straighten it from stump lines. England joined gravity in said corner, both muttering no fair.Ashwin can turn the ball a long way in helpful conditions. Joe Root found that out yesterday when he lunged out to defend outside his off stump and could have been bowled through the gate. He can also control the amount of deviation with subtle changes in his action. Ben Stokes was lbw with one that went straight. Then there are the angles he can create by going wide of the crease or around the wicket or even simply altering the position of his arm. Adil Rashids outside edge was beaten in this fashion quite often. A measure of Ashwins confidence over his ability to replicate that delivery over and over was his naughty little smile when other bowlers may have belched frustrated words.Those are the enhancements to his offbreak. Besides that, he has an arm ball that actually swings away from the right-handeer and a carrom ball.dddddddddddd.None of this is to suggest Ashwin is peerless. It is meant to be a measure of how far he has come since the 2012 series against England, when he was bullied by Kevin Pietersen and brushed aside by Alastair Cook. Since the Mumbai Test of that series, he has taken 17 five-fors, more than any other bowler. Another sign of his growth is that nowadays, he fields at mid-off, trotting across to the bowler when he comes across an idea worth exploring, rather like Zaheer Khan used to do.From the moment I walked into the Indian Test team, I havent been worried about going and telling something I felt to any other bowler, Ashwin said. Ive shared my opinion with everybody. So Thats not something new. But yes, Im quite enjoying it. Virat [Kohli] obviously communicates a lot of things to mid-off and then I go and tell the bowler about what he wants him to do.Ashwin has become the threat he is by being incredibly accurate. All the variations in the world are useless unless you put the ball in the same spot and ask the batsman to play as often as possible. When he cant read what it will do, he wont be able to deal with it and you win. This is why he is so hard to face as a new batsman. He sizes up his opponent - say, Ben Duckett, who tends to stay leg-side of the ball - manipulates him with his variations - going around the stumps to make him play down the wrong line - and then takes him out.Im very sure hes going to thrust his pad forward the next innings, Ashwin said about Duckett. Im looking forward to try and play on his confusion. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '