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NFL Betting Favorites exited Thursday night’s action – Tennessee (- 3) beat Jacksonville 36-22 – at a not-so-spiffy 46-52-5 ATS (against the spread) with 5 Pick ‘Em games tossed into the mix. In short, NFL chalk sides have cashed at a .469 winning rate and if you wish to point the finger at any teams that have struggled mightily as betting favorites than look no further than the Carolina Panthers (1-5 ATS as favs) and the Seattle Seahawks (they’ve failed to cover 3-of-4 games in the favorite’s role this year).
Go ahead and blame nagging injuries to those teams’ star quarterbacks as Carolina’s Cam Newton and Seattle’s Russell Wilson have never been quite “right” in 2016 but there’s been other items too – the Seahawks’ offensive line is an absolute mess and ditto for the Panthers’ secondary. So there!
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NFL WEEK 8 PREVIEWS
On Sunday, it’s …
SAN DIEGO (3-4) at DENVER (5-2) – 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS
Instant revenge for the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos here – San Diego bested Gary Kubiak’s gang 21-13 back on Oct. 13th when PK Josh Lambo booted four FGs and QB Philip Rivers surpassed legend Dan Fouts as the franchise’s all-time passing leader. Now, it’s the Broncos’ young QB Trevor Siemian (230 yards passing with one TD in that first meeting) who might be taking to the air more than normal after it was announced star RB C.J. Anderson is down and out with a knee injury. Does Denver trust rookie RB Devontae Booker to chug it 20-plus times here?
Spread Notes – Denver is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 overall games dating back to late last season but note the Broncos are a rotten 1-9-1 vig-wise when hosting the SD Chargers the past 10 years and that includes the 2013 AFC playoff game.
PHILADELPHIA (4-2) at DALLAS (5-1) – 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC
Lots of glitter here in “Big D” where the NFL’s best Week 8 game is an under-the-lights special at Jerry’s World but here’s what is really important in this NFC East hoedown:
The Cowboys must score at or above their per-game average in their five wins this year (that’s 28 ppg) and must be able to get a pass rush on kid QB Carson Wentz who is one poised puppy back there while the flip side says Philly must stay in the business of winning the turnover battle – note that the Eagles are a plus 6 in the turnover department as they’ve forced a dozen enemy miscues this season.
One lost red zone fumble by Dallas rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott (703 yards rushing and 5 TDs this year) or one errant INT by rookie QB Dak Prescott (1,486 yards passing with 7 TDs and 1 INT) could make all the difference in the world here.
How about Philly’s always-solid special teams as a kick bring-back for a score (see speedy Wendell Smallwood) might be what separates these teams in the end. Stay tuned.
Spread Notes – Dallas roars into this prime-time tilt on a five-game pointspread winning streak while Philadelphia’s covered its last four games when in the underdog role (that’s 3-0 ATS this year as pups with covers against Chicago, Pittsburgh and Minnesota).
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