Bye weeks are a thing of the past in NFL betting starting in week 11, as there will be a full 16-game card this week for the first time since week three.
NFL betting begins on Thursday with an interesting battle of teams that win SU. Chicago beat Minnesota at home last week, while Miami did the same to Tennessee, but at a heavy price as QB Henne and Pennington missed the entire season. However, they are still favored by 1.5 points on the betting line as Tyler Thigpen (remember him from KC) starts for a Dolphins team that is 1-3 SU/ATS at home.
Sunday has several outstanding games. One is Green Bay in Minnesota as Rodgers and the Packers look to put the final nail in Brett Favre’s coffin. Green Bay is off its bye week and is favored by three on the road. Keep in mind that the Vikings bested the Pack in a Week 7 loss at Lambeau.
The best 4:00 and game is New England at Indianapolis in a revamp of the old Tom Brady vs. The Peyton Manning rivalry. The total for this matchup is very high at 50.5 points, while the Colts are favorites by three. This will be the 11th time since 2003 that these two AFC powerhouses have met with Indy winning five of the last six after losing the previous four. You might remember the wild 35-34 game from last year where Patriots head coach Bill Belichick decided to go for it on a 4th and 2 from his own 21-yard line with just a few minutes remaining! His team failed to make it, allowing Manning and company a short field, which they used to score the game-winning touchdown.
Sunday night brings a terrific NFC East matchup with the Giants taking on the Eagles. What a comeback it has been for Philly QB Vick, who had more than 400 total yards and six touchdowns in a 59-28 win over Washington on Monday night. His team has opened as a favorite by three points. Keep in mind that the G-Men have gone over in four straight games, while the Eagles have done the same thing five times in a row.
Monday night’s game is a regular matchup with the Broncos at the Chargers. San Diego, out of its bye week, is a prohibitive 9.5-point favorite. The Lightning Bolts are 6-2 SU/ATS vs. their division rivals the past four seasons with a loss in the Ed Hochuli game and the other here in San Diego last year on a Monday night.
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