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NFL Highlighted By Undefeated Patriots And Colts Match Up in Week Nine

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The NFL football season is flying by, and while many teams have been up and down this year, two of them have remained perfect, the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots, but on Sunday, one of these two unbeaten teams will fall.

A couple of big divisional games will be overshadowed by the Colts and Pats, but that will not change the fact that some of these games will go a long way in determining who wins divisions this season.

In the NFC East, the Dallas Cowboys, who only have one blemish on their record, will travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles. Philly must win this game if they want to save any hope of competing for the division title in the latter part of the season.

The other big divisional game this weekend will conclude the NFL week as the 5-2 Pittsburgh Steelers play host to the 4-3 Baltimore Colts. The Steelers have yet to lose in the division and and can put a two game difference between them and the Colts for the division lead.

Most of the other games are teams playing outside of their own division, but that does not mean there are not some good match ups, Green Bay faces Kansas City in a battle of two surprising teams, and New Orleans tries to continue to correct their early season struggles against Jacksonville.

Colts And Manning Preparing For Showdown With Brady And Patriots

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The time is nearing for the two best teams in football to take center stage and do what they have done all year so far, put on a show for everybody watching.

The perception over the past few years has been that Peyton Manning was the best quarterback in football, but could not win the big game, and that Tom Brady was a excellent decision maker that won, but could not put up big numbers.

Oh, how the perceptions were wrong. Over the past twelve months Manning has won pro footballs biggest game, the Super Bowl, and Brady has put up numbers so far this season that no quarterback in history has done through the first half of the season.

On Sunday, these two bigger than life quarterbacks meet on the field in what is expected to be another in the ever growing saga of the Colts and Patriot epic games.

The Patriots are favored in the game and are widely perceived as the better team, a thought that is hard for the Colts to swallow since they are the defending Super Bowl champions, and have yet to lose a game this year.

All eyes will be on this game on Sunday as the NFL braces for one of the most hyped regular season games in years, and rightfully so, as the winner will have the inside track to home field advantage in the playoffs and a spot in the Super Bowl.

NFL Gambling

NFL Gambling Lines Reaching New Heights in Week Seven

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The first few weeks of the NFL season anyone would have been hard pressed to find many lines above 3 or 4 points, but now as teams are showing their strengths and weaknesses, the lines have risen for this weeks games.

Let’s start with what is the biggest mismatch on paper today. The New England Patriots are on the road to face the Miami Dolphins. The Pats have not lost yet this year and the Dolphins have not won. The line on the game is New England -16, a number that is usually reserved for college games.

The Cowboys, coming off two poor performances are favored by 9 over the Vikings, who looked impressive last week in defeating the defending NFC champion Bears.

Staying in the NFC East, the Giants have reeled off four straight win s since starting the year 0-2, and that streak has made them 8.5 point favorites over San Francisco.

The Saints looked to finally play like the team from last year and they are facing a Falcon team that has been dreadful. The Saints are favored by 8.

Arizona has been up and down this year, and now they are playing with their third string quarterback, causing them to be 8 point underdogs to the Washington Redskins.

Seattle is coming off two straight losses, but they are facing a Rams team that suddenly can’t score, the Seahawks are 8.5 favorites.

As the season wears on, the point spreads are growing and growing, which can only mean at some point the underdogs will crush gamblers dreams, and that could happen this week.

Poor Play

NFL Betting Lines Reflecting Injuries and Poor Play From Week 1

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It is hard enough for gamblers the first few weeks of a new pro football season, picking the winners is a tough job, now throw in the injury bug and what we have for week #2 is a complete scrambled puzzle.

The Giants are playing at Sunday in their home opener against the Green Bay Packers, who are coming off a big win over Philadelphia. The line for the game is a pick em. Seems simple enough, Giants coming off a tough loss, Packers off a big win, and it would appear a letdown is on the horizon for the Pack. Easy pick, Giants at a pick.

Not so fast. Factor in that the Giants lost their starting quarterback Eli Manning for four weeks and are playing a back up that has only had a handful of snaps in the NFL, and the gimme game goes out the window.

The Vikings loss their starting running back last week and it actually helped their point spread this week. That is because back up Adrian Peterson is widely perceived to be the best runner on the team and a future star, so the line for the Lions game this week drops to Detroit -3.

So the injury bug alters some of this week’s lines, here’s a few games that appear to be a little off. Start with the Cowboys-Dolphins. Dallas’ offense looks unstoppable, and Miami looks dreadful in week 1, the line, Cowboys by only 3.5, hhmm.

The Falcons are getting no respect at all since the Michael Vick incident, they are 10 point underdogs to a team that actually lost their home opener last week, Jacksonville.

In Week Two, it appears that the odds makers have again laid out the traps for gamblers to come grab the cheese, just beware, do not be one of the mice getting caught.