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Louis's defense matches up favorably with Russell Wilson and company. But games aren't played on paper, and hell hath no fury like a Carroll scorned. The Seahawks need a win or a 49ers loss to clinch the division and No.
ET to know how hard they need to step on the gas. Can't say it much better than Joe. Eagles have too much offense for lousy Cowboys defense. The Bengals are a perfect both straight-up and ATS at home this season, winning by an average of The Ravens are on the road in with a -3 turnover differential and a team passer rating of just This is a classic late-season instance in which a team with some fight is challenging a franchise that has packed it in for the year.
Embarrassed on their home turf last Sunday in a defeat to the Cardinals, the Seahawks need either a win this weekend or a San Francisco loss in order to claim the division as well as the top seed in the NFC.
The Saints are hitting the skids as January approaches, but they get a nice salve in the Bucs to help heal their wounds before having to likely go to Philadelphia in the wild-card round. The Saints' home-road disparity has been one of the most talked-about narratives this season, especially lately, so you don't need me to rehash all that stuff. Despite a mirage-like midseason surge, the Buccaneers haven't had a "quality" win since beating the Dolphins in mid-November.
The Colts seem to be recovering from whatever the hell happened to them midseason, and they've still got some motivation in that they can take the third seed with a win and Bengals loss the second-seed and a bye is still possible too, albeit very unlikely. The difference between No. Even though the Colts just beat the Chiefs, I know which fate I'd rather face next week. The Jaguars' mini-revival is nice, and projects well for their future under Gus Bradley, but they're not ready to compete in this type of game yet, not with the Colts sharpening up for the playoffs.
Eagles -7 at Cowboys. Let's cut the mirage -- Tony Romo isn't playing this week. The Cowboys are just trying to keep the Eagles on their toes with a little gamesmanship, but it doesn't really matter one way or the other. The Eagles are better than the Cowboys in pretty much every significant way, and Kyle Orton hasn't started a game in two full years. Please enter your email address associated with the account so we can help reset your password.
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Please check your inbox to confirm your email address and start receiving newsletters. The motivational factors seem to favor the 49ers over the Seahawks this week. ET New England ET NY Jets ET Green Bay -7 ET Baltimore -7 ET Kansas City -3 ET Tampa Bay ET Pittsburgh -3 ET San Diego -3 47 St.
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Password Must be at least 6 characters and contain a number and an uppercase and lowercase letter. Confirm Password Passwords must match. The trusted voice in sports straight to your inbox. Hot Clicks, viral videos, pop culture and more. I think they pull off the victory. I got the best price at TopBet. San Francisco will be going for their fourth win in on the road as they head to LP Field.
After struggling out of the gate, the Niners have finally found their groove. Colin Kaepernick has thrown for five touchdowns in the past three games and just one interception and played great in a against Arizona last week.
The opposite has been true for the Titans. Tennessee started the season before dropping their last three games. Last week they fell to the Seahawks at Seattle, Their slide has coincided with an injury to starting quarterback Jake Locker, who will again be out this week. Chris Johnson has struggled all season long and has only gained 50 yards rushing in the past two games.
Shonn Green will be back this week and perhaps he can help jumpstart the Titans run game, the backup to CJ2k looks to get carries. The total has stayed at the opening number of 40 for the most part. For me, it is a no play. However, I think the under 40 does have some value.
These teams will run a lot on a normal sunny day and will do so even more with a large downpour. I like the Under 40 available at TopBet. Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs It is not flashy, but the Chiefs are playing solid football in all phases. Alex Smith leads an efficient anti-turnover based offense that is rather dull, but one that utilizes one of the best running backs in the league in Jamal Charles and short passes to chew up clock and wear opponents down.
This worked again to perfection in a win against Oakland last week. The defense has also been excellent. Billed as Super Bowl contenders to start the season, the Texans desperately need a win this week to have any chance of making the playoffs.
Rookie Case Keenum will get the start with Matt Schaub injured and to be fair, he will not likely be worse than the injured starter. Schaub and backup T. Houston was beaten soundly at Reliant Stadium when the Rams came to town last week, The defense continues to play poorly, which was one of the Texans biggest strengths coming into the season.
This line has moved quite a bit from the opening number of Kansas City The line is The total has stayed put at I actually like the Texans in this spot for a number of reasons. Firstly, I still think the Chiefs are overrated despite their undefeated record. Secondly, Keenum will be making his first start ever, and that can cause problems for some teams as there is no film to review, at least not NFL game film.
Watt has yet to go off this year from his defensive end spot, and this may be the game he gives Alex Smith nightmares.
This game means so much to Houston. A loss would effectively put them out of the playoff picture. Cleveland heads into Lambeau Field after a beating at the hands of Detroit this weekend, losing the game Before the loss, Cleveland rattled off two straight wins and will face a tough matchup against Rodgers this weekend.
While many might not see it as a considerable drop-off, I find the change rather significant. Weeden did throw for yards and two TDs but threw one of the worst interceptions I have ever seen. Now at , the Packers gutted out a win against the Ravens last week in a game that was a slugfest. Rodgers connected with just one touchdown pass on the day to Jordy Nelson and the rest of the Packers points came from Mason Crosby field goals in the win. However, the Pack lost two key players to injuries last week.
Top wideouts James Jones and Randall Cobb will both be sidelined this week and likely beyond. Cobb broke his leg and will be out until at least Week Jones hopes to return next week. Opened at Packers and has come down at just about every US sportsbook.
The total opened at 45 and has moved to 46 and I also think the total is a bit off in this one. Jermichael Finley will also likely get more balls, but the loss of Cobb and Jones is devastating. Cornerback Joe Haden will likely match up with Cobb and limit his effectiveness. The Browns just have to run the ball and throw to Josh Gordon, and they should be able to keep this close until the final quarter. Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers -1 Total: The Super Bowl Champs have started their season off with a bit of a hangover.
The Ravens loss to the Packers last week was a tough one to lose, but Baltimore just could not make the plays needed get the victory.
Flacco has been turnover prone to start the season but did not throw a pick in the loss. A reason for the Ravens struggles may reside in the run game or lack thereof. Pittsburgh finally got their first win last week, a beating of the Jets at Heinz Field.
It looks like the bye week rest did some good for Pittsburgh. They will need to put together another impressive effort to walk away with a win against Baltimore on Sunday. While the defense has been more than solid this year, the offense is where the problems arise for Pittsburgh.
They rank among the bottom five in rushing yards per game and have an offensive line in shambles. The return of Heath Miller was immediately felt, and Pittsburgh hopes his blocking, as well as his receiving ability will be a substantial upgrade for this offense.
The game opened at Pittsburgh -1 and has stayed at that number for the most part. The total has moved slightly off the opening number of These games are so hard fought and close it so hard to pick a winner when the game could easily come down to one or two plays. However, the same thing could be said for the Steelers offense against a tough Ravens defense.
Overall, I give the Steelers a slight edge due to being at home and the game being a heated rivalry. Lay the points with Pittsburgh -1 at home at Bovada.
Odds display preferences Decimal 6.
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