Green Bay Packers @ New York Giants
This is going to be one ugly match, no Aaron Rodgers means big problems for the Packers who will be starting Scott Tolzien with Matt Flynn potentially coming in for him if the rookie doesn't perform.
With the amount of injuries the packers have and with the rookie, it's easy to see their game plan in this one. Hand the ball off to Eddy Lacy and hope the ground game will be enough to control possession and win this game, the issue with their game plan is the fact the Giants have actually been solid against the run this year and they will likely bring the pressure on the defensive line. Expect a ton of 3rd and long situations for the packers, which the rookie will need to throw on and allow the Giants to get off the field.
The key here for the Giants is there offence, if they can cut down the turnovers they will win this game and win it convincingly. The Giants history wise have had it over the Packers in key games and with the season on the line here they should get the job done again.
New York Giants -4.5 @ $1.91
First TD Scorer - Andre Brown [NYG] @ $9.00
San Diego Chargers @ Miami Dolphin
Tannehill was running for his life on Monday and that will continue on Sunday, with all the drama around the Dolphins they are self destructing and are playing with a terrible offensive line. San Diego's defence mean while has been solid this year and were the only team to give up less than 30 points against Peyton and the Broncos
San Diego Chargers win @ $1.80
Line and Total Double - Chargers -1.5 & Over 45.5 Points @ $3.60
First TD scorer - Eddie Royal [SD] @ $15
Minnesota Vikings @ Seattle Seahawks
The Vikings return to see their former star Percy Harvin return for the Seahawks. Harvin will add a whole new dimension to this Seahawks option based offence and at home they should be too strong for a Vikings team already preparing for another off season.
Seattle Seahawks - 11.5 @ $1.91
Over/Under - Over 44.5 points @ $1.90
Texans/Raiders over 41.5
Total = $10.48
No bet game of the week
Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos - The big showdown in the AFC west is on but for mine the line is currently set way to high for Denver at 9.5. Peyton Manning is curently battling an injury which effects his mobility as a quarterback how anyway could back him with confidence against a defence that is extremely good at getting after the quarterback is beyond me. So sit this one out and watch what should be an interesting game for the standings in the AFC.
Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs
Case Keenum makes his debut in the NFL this week for the Houston Texans despite starting the season as the Texans 3rd string quarterback. Keenum was somewhat of an underrated Juggernaut in his college years as his set quite a few NCAA records in his time and still went undrafted in this years draft.
Despite this he still has to make his debut in the loudest stadium in America(tough luck Seattle) and against one of the best defences in the league that has only allowed 192 pass yards per game in 2013.
On the other side of the ball, Whilst the Texans defence is highly ranked, they have been extremely poor against the run in 2013, which doesn't sit well for them as they play a Chiefs team that has one of the elite running backs in the game, Jamaal Charles. Expect the Chiefs as always to try to control the clock and allow their offense to wear out the Texans defence by the 3rd quarter.
This game has been an interesting market watch all week, with the betting line now at Chiefs -6.5, seems to give the Chiefs very little respect despite the fact that they are indeed undefeated this year and are hosting a team that has been under performing with a quarterback on debut. Take the Chiefs to cover here but expect Keenum to put on an interesting show as the Texans need to keep their season alive.
Kansas City Chiefs -6.5 @ $1.91
Kansas City Chiefs -6.5 & Over 39.5 @ $3.60
New England Patriots @ New York Jets - If Rob Gronkowski plays, this is a big play for mine. As whilst the Patriots are banged up on defense with Talib, Mayo and Wilfork out. The Jets don't have enough weapons to take advantage of this. The Jets will likely rush for 150+ yards but will be unable to produce TD's in the redzone. The Patriots offense meanwhile should be confident after last week's victory and the stats don't lie, if a healthy Gronkowski plays he's worth at least a touchdown in any game.
Best Bet - New England Patriots -3.5 @ $1.95
Value Bet - First TD - Aaron Dobson (NE) @ $13
Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles - The market in this game tends to think that the Cowboys are overrated, which for mine I don't really understand as they play a team that is lead by Nick Foles and had only just managed to beat a winless team in the Buccaneers. Regardless, defence hasn't been a priority for either of these teams this season but I just can't see this Eagles defence being able to stop Tony Romo and his cast of weapons enough to being a winning chance here. When the Eagles go 3 and out running Chip Kelly's offense, the Eagles defense always struggle due to being on the field for too long.
Best Bet - Dallas Cowboys win @ $2.20
Value Bet - Half/Fulltime double - Dallas Cowboys / Dallas Cowboys @ $3.40
Total = $8.10
Green Bay Packers @ Baltimore Ravens
Green Bay are coming off a handy win against the Lions and look to be getting Baltimore at the perfect time of the season. Baltimore have been by the very definition a team that has been winning ugly all season, with Flacco looking nothing like a $120 million dollar quarterback should. Though I believe you can commend the Ravens on the fact that they are still winning despite the major turnover in players they have had and the amount of injuries they have suffered through the first 5 weeks of the season.
If they Ravens want to win this game they will need Terrell Suggs with the additional help of Dumervil to dominate the Green Bay offensive as the Green Bay receiving core is too good for the Ravens secondary and if you allow Aaron Rodgers time, then it's pretty much game over for any side in the NFL. Thankfully for the Ravens, Suggs and Dumervil look likely to dominate their match ups but they won't be able to stop Rodgers the entire game as he does have the ability to move around in the pocket.
On the other side of the football, Clay Matthews is already out for the Packers which should be a big blow for their defence but they still should have enough to cover a Ravens offense that lacks weapons and is dealing with injuries. Green Bay have been decent against the run so far in 2013 which doesn't help the Ravens who have failed to get Ray Rice going this season.
Take the Packers here, they need to keep up with their NFC north rivals and the Ravens look too depleted to keep up with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense.
Green Bay -2.5 @ $1.91
Line and total double - Green Bay Packers -2.5 & Over 48.5
First TD Scorer - Jordy Nelson (GB) @ $9.00
Cincinatti Bengals @ Buffalo Bills - With Manuel out, the Bills will be starting Thad Lewis at Quarterback and with this Bengals front seven he will be under extreme pressure to produce. C.J Spiller is still questionable for the game and even if he plays, he will likely be no where near 100% which will limit the Bills ability to run the ball. Expect a dominate Bengals display here, Andy Dalton will get some confidence back as the Bills secondary will be unable to cover the Bengals receivers.
Best Bet - Bengals -6.5 @ $1.91
Value Bet - Cincinnati Bengals -6.5 & Over 41.5 @ $3.60
Oakland Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs - The Raiders have exceeded expectations so far this season as most people had them on par with the Jags. Pryor has also been a welcomed surprise for the Raiders offense in 2013, as he is completing 68% of his passes and leading the team in rush yards. Regardless this Chiefs team won't give you anything, as their defence has been dominant in the first 5 weeks and Alex Smith has been able to manage games by control possession well on offense. With Mcfadden again likely to be out for the Raiders expect a Chiefs victory here as they will dominate time of possession.
Best Bet - Chiefs -8.5 @ $1.91
Value Bet - Kansas City Chiefs -8.5 & Over 40.5 @ $3.35
Green Bay -2.5
Total = $9.50
Carolina Panthers @ Arizona Cardinals
The Panthers were one of the unlucky teams this year to use their bye game in week 4, which is a huge disadvantage in the in the long run but a short term disadvantage for the Arizona Cardinals.
Prior to the bye, the Panthers were under pressure and had many people wondering if they were ever going to tap into their potential. Finally against the Giants, the Panthers returned to read option football which gave Quarterback Cam Newton the threat of the run and allows him to play his best style of football.
The Cardinals in the mean time were disappointing against one of the worst sides in the league(Tampa Bay). The fact the Cardinals have limited ability to run the ball and put their entire gameplan on the line through Carson Palmer's throwing ability, who consistently overthrows receivers and gives up 1-2 interceptions per game are both good enough reasons to believe against a competitive opponent the Cardinals will always struggle.
The Panthers front seven is too good and should put solid pressure on Palmer all day and for that reason expect a Panthers victory here, they will be fresh coming off the bye and know they need to win against the easier opponents to stay in playoffs contention.
Caroliba Panthers win @ $1.87
Line & total double - panthers -1 & over 41.5 @ $3.50
Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers - As good as Aaron Rodgers is, his offensive line which has some notable injuries is going to struggle big time with this Lions pass rush, expect Rodgers to be sacked 2-3 times in a game that looks a like shoot out. The Lions adding Reggie Bush has been massive for them on the offensive side of the ball to take pressure off Stafford and also gives the Lions a short yard receiver who is generally not covered due to Calvin Johnson always being double teamed. Take the Lions with the start the market is off here.
Best bet - Lions +7.5 @ $1.90
New York Jets @ Atlanta Falcons - The Monday night game and the market isn't respecting the offensive potential the Falcons hold in this game, if the Totans can it 38 on the Jets, the Falcons are likely to get 50 with Julio Jones going for 200 yards.
Best Bet - Falcons -10.5 @ $1.90
Value Bet - Line and Total - Falcons -10.5 & OVER 43.5 @ 3.50
Total = $8.10
Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns
The Bengals got out of jail and upset the Packers at home whilst their opponents this weekend, the browns, had their first victory of the season with Brian Hoyer starting at quarterback ahead the injured Brandon Weedon.
Whilst the Browns beat the Vikings, they still don't have high hopes for the rest of the season, with the management already making their intentions clear that they want to rebuild by trading assets for potentially good draft picks.
Take the Bengals here, whilst it is a divisional rival if the Bengals want to be an AFC contender in 2013 they have to be able to go on the road and win these games.
Bengals win @ $1.55
Cincinnati Bengals -3.5 & Over 42.5 @ $3.75
Philadelphia Eagles @ Denver Broncos
The Broncos are as good as everyone expected them to be this season and for mine they are a special in this game. The Eagles have been trying to learn the Chip Kelly offense which has also set them back on defense as their defense is one of the worst in the league and when you allow your defense to spend a lot of time on the field they will get torched.
The only concern with Denver so far has been their slow starts which might see the Eagles potentially lead at halftime before the Broncos inevitably blow them off the field.
Take the Broncos with confidence here, at home they have too much of advantage to drop a game against an opponent that looks average in one of the weakest divisions in football(NFC East)
Denver Broncos -10.5 @ $1.91
Halftime/Fulltime - Eagles/Broncos @ $8.00
First Scoring Play - Eagles TD @ $5
Cardinals @ Buccaneers - From what i saw out of Mike Glennon in college, I don't know how putting him ahead of Freeman will help, the problem with the Bucs looks more coaching related.
Best Bet - Cardinals win @ 2.13
Jets @ Titans - The Titans have been impressive and look to be a team on the edge of playoffs contention, Locker has looked decent through the first three games and they should be too good for the Jets
Best Bets - Titans -3.5 @ $1.91
Lions/Bears over 47.5 points
Total = $8.48
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New England Patriots
The New England Patriots offence has been terrible so far this season, but I believe we will see that change in this game against the Bucs. The Rookie recievers will feel more confident heading into this game as when Tom Brady and them were on the field in the preseason game against the Bucs, they were making big gains in the passing game.
The Bucs have lost both their first two games of the year by field goals and the pressure is on them here to turn it around. With the rumors of Josh Freeman wanting a trade due to coach Schiano surfacing, it's hard to see the bucs putting together a win on the road, but if they are to do it they will need the running game of Doug Martin to explode in New England as we saw the Patriots had some issues stopping the Jets running game.
The Patriots will use the addition 3 days well and we will see a renewed performance against the Bucs here, Gronkowski is questionable at this stage but if he plays the Patriots might just blow out the Buccaneers
New England Patriots -7 @ $1.91
New England Patriots -7.5 & Over 43.5
First TD scorer - Kenbrell Thompkins (NE) @ $12
Atlanta Falcons @ Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins have started the year 2-0 but this is where it ends for them as the Falcons will travel to Miami in a game that provides an interesting look at how good a few teams are right now.
The Dolphins started this year by beating up on a terrible Browns team and then beating a Colts team that had the easiest schedule in football last season which made them completely overrated. Mike Wallace is in doubt with a groin injury but he should play in this the game, the main concern right now with the Dolphins is their depleted secondary coming up against an Atlanta Falcons side that is full of weapons.
Atlanta haven't had a hot start to the year with a them failing the score on the Saints in the last moments of the opener, then getting off to a hot start against the Rams but failing to show up for the 2nd half and just falling over the line. Regardless the Falcons are a class outfit and it will show in this game as long as both White and Jones start the match(they are in some minor doubt for the game).
Atlanta Falcons win @ 2.25
Atlanta Falcons +2.5 & Over 44.5 @ $3.75
First Scoring Play - Falcons TD @ $3.60
New York Giants @ Carolina Panthers - New York Giants Win @ $1.81
San Diego Chargers @ Tennessee Titans - Eddie Royal (SD) First TD scorer @ $15
Total = $5.40
San Diego Chargers - Eddie Royal OVER 65.5 Receiving Yards @ $1.87
New England Patriots - Kenbrell Thompkins OVER 48.5 @ $1,87(if Gronkowski is out)
Seattle Seahwks - Golden Tate OVER 61.5 @ 1.87
Carolina Panthers @ Buffalo Bills
Buffalo over performed in week one and we're on the verge of getting blown out of the game if Ridley didn't fumble the ball and allow the defense to get some points on the board.
E.J Manual looked like a rookie in week one, he had some decent plays but was also not allowed to take many risks with the offense.
Carolina were set to pull off an upset in week one against the Seahawks before fumbling the ball late in the game which allowed Seattle to get out of trouble. The Carolina defense was outstanding against Seattle and were getting plenty of pressure on Russell Wilson. That same defense will put more pressure on Manual than he saw form the Patriots in the weekend.
If the Panthers want to be make the playoffs this year they have to start winning these type of games as to be a good side in the NFL you have to the ability to win on the road.
Panthers Win @ $1.67
Carolina Panthers -2.5 & Under 43.5 @ $3.60
San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks
One of the biggest games of the season comes in week two with two sides that are very much seen Superbowl contenders squaring off in a game that will be crucial for division standings later in the season.
The 49ers were extremely impressive in week one against the Packers and looked like they haven't missed a beat since the Superbowl. The loss of Crabtree was one of the main question marks going into the season but Bolden quickly dispelled that issue by going for over 200 yards against the Packers. Boldin is a physical receiver who won't mind going up the tough Seattle defense.
Russell Wilson and the Seattle Offense was hardly impressive against the Panthers and the pressure is now on this team to live up to their contender expectations in 2013. Whether or not those expectations are reasonable we will see in the weeks to come but for now they face a proven defense that has Justin Smith returning which will free up Aldon and put Russell Wilson under a lot of pressure to make plays.
Seattle at home adds another dimension to the football game as Seattle is considered one of the hardest places to play, shown through Seattle being so dominant at home last season. The 49ers are value for mine as they will be out to prove they are the class of the NFC west and that the flogging they received by the Seahawks last year was pure luck.
49ers Win @ $2.20
Halftime/Fulltime - San Francisco 49ers / San Francisco 49ers @ $3.10
1st touchdown scorer - Vernon Davis (SF) @ $9.00
Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears - The Bears are one of not many sides that will be able to limit Adrian Peterson's rush game and unless Christian Ponder can perform at a high level the Bears will be too strong for them.
First Half - Bears -3.5 @ $1.91
Total = $5.11
Player Performance bets
Panthers V Bills - Cam Newton over 220.5 pass yards @ $1.85
49ers V Seahawks - Vernon Davis over 50.5 receiving yards @ $1.80
Chiefs V Cowboys - Jamaal Charles over 88.5 Rush Yards @ $1.80
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Cincinnati Bengals @ Chicago Bears
If you heard the podcast you would also know I'm very high on the Bengals this year, who look to have an exceptional roster that has the potential to make the leap from a wild card round team to a team that may very well be playing in this years Superbowl.
Lets take a look at this game though, last season the Bears failed to protect Jay Cutler and whilst they have a few new additions on the offensive line, there hasn't been any signs of improvement through the preseason and they come up against a Bengals side which has been able to generate plenty of sacks through dominating the oppositions offensive line. Brandon Marshall can't possibly be 100% fit going into week one, which is a massive issue as outside of him the rest of the Bears receiving core looks quite poor and lacks the ability to make plays.
On the other side of the ball the Bears relied heavily on their veteren players, who were able to produce a lot of turnovers against bad football sides, but they don't come against a bad football side here. The Bengals on offence are lead by Andy Dalton who heads into his 3rd year as a starter and looks to be improving with every game. He is joined by A.J Green who will be a top 3 receiver this year and has a supporting cast in Tate and Gresham who are both high threats.
Take the Bengals here, the Price is too good to pass up at this stage.
Bengals Victory @ $2.22
Halftime/Fulltime - Cincinnati Bengals / Cincinnati Bengals @ $3.50
Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints
Two NFC south rivals start their season in what will be one of the most important division games to happen on week 1. The Falcons travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints in what should be a bad blood game.
There's been a lot of off-season hype for the Saints which whilst I can see where they are coming from, I feel like it's not justified to a certain degree. They have barely made any decent upgrades on one of the worst defenses in the league and will be relying on a new defensive coordinator in Rob Ryan who has yet to do anything worth talking about in his career. He also changed their defensive structure completely which make it hard for them to pick up a new system early.
The Falcons have Jones and White who will be keen to start their season with a bang, they have also upgraded their running back position with Steven Jackson which makes their running game more of a threat to compliment their weapons.
Take the Falcons here, this game should turn into a shoot out but the Falcons defense is more reliable and should be able to get off the field.
Atlanta Falcons +3.5 @ $1.91
First Touchdown Scorer - Julio Jones (ATL) @ $9.00
Viking @ Lions - Lions -4.5 @ $1.91
Must win game for the Lions and I think their a safe bet here as they should perform fairly well against Adrian Peterson and unless ponder throws for 250+ their likely to cover.
Seahawks @ Panthers - Carolina Panthers 3.5 & Under 44.5 @ $3.60
Panthers have a very strong front seven who will make it hard on Russell Wilson here. Wilson will be under pressure to take this team deep in 2013 and he also comes up against Cam Newton who will want to prove he is better than the 2012 draft class. I see this very likely being a low scoring game.
Tampa Bay Win
Total = $9.74
Don't touch games
New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys - The Cowboys look in great shape this year but the Giants are undefeated at Cowboy stadium, this game is always great viewing and generally controversial.
Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers - The 49ers should win but without crabtree I don't like them enough to suggest backing them here. Another game worth watching though.
The Biggest game of the year
Well it's finally here and we seem to have a real contest on our hands with the rejuvenated Ravens producing an incredible play off run to take on one of the most consistent teams in the NFL, the 49ers.
The game has produced multiple story lines with the Harbough brothers coaching against each other, the emergence of Colin Kaepernick and of course Ray Lewis with his pending retirement.
The 49ers head into the Superbowl in prime position to extend their record to 6-0 in the big game, the mid season switch from Alex Smith to Colin Kaepernick looks to be the catalyst the team needed to become contenders.
The 49ers have in many people's eyes been the best team in the NFL this season, outside of their losses to the NFC west which has been proven to be one of the strongest divisions defensively, they have only lost to last years champions the Giants and the Vikings who boast Adrian "MVP" Peterson.
Going into the game the 49ers look to be the stronger team, their defense has been outstanding all season and if Justin Smith can stay healthy for one more match it will go along way to winning the match. The 49ers front 7 that runs the 3-4 will be able to limit the Ravens rushing game, but whether they can prevent Flacco taking chances down field is another question. Anquan Boldin will provide match up problems for the 49ers and this may be where the game is won and loss.
The 49ers offensively have changed their game with the addition of Kaepernick allowing them to effectively run the read option, this has largely let Frank Gore have a lighter rushing workload and has allowed Kaepernick to play what is in front of him. Crabtree and Davis will provide the 49ers most obvious threats going into the match but the 49ers will need Randy Moss to provide an additional threat, a lot of people have forgotten about former Giant Mario Manningham who due to injury earlier in the season won't be apart of the Superbowl run, which is a massive blow.
Playing in the New Orleans super dome will be a positive factor for the 49ers as they will like playing on the fast track against the aging Baltimore defense, Kaepernick won't get as many opportunities to run but when he gets them he will need to take full advantage of them.
Some Key positives and negatives from the 49ers playoff games.
Vs. Green Bay Packers | Vs. Atlanta Falcons
+ Versatile when getting first downs with 23 Rushing and 22 Passing
+ Averaging 6.6 yards per carry through 472 yards
- Have yet to play a 4th down snap, nor a crucial(game on the line) 3rd down
- Have yet to play a team that can put pressure on the passing game of Kaepernick
The Ravens have been the punters pal for us throughout the entire play offs, with them delivering 3/3 best bets in each of the games. The Ravens have been riding the emotional pending retirement of Ray Lewis this playoffs series and the emotion of past playoff failures. Joe Flacco has been outstanding through the playoffs and looks to cement himself as a potential top 5 quarterback in this league.
Sometimes the distractions throughout the two weeks prior to the Superbowl will turn into negatives as the Ravens will be waiting two entire weeks to go out their do it for Ray where as the 49ers will be locked into focusing on the match ups and playing towards their advantages.
The main concern going into the game we have for the Ravens is their predictability on offense, Flacco has been on a terrific run through the play offs but if you look at Flacco's career as a whole it has never been a model of consistency. Against a team of the 49ers caliber the predictable 1st down run, 2nd down run and third down deep pass won't successful work against the 49ers as the 49ers have one of the most versatile front lines on defense.
The Ravens defense has been outstanding and a major reason for why they are on this run but age is not on their side, the only time they have seen the read option this year was against the Redskins 7 weeks ago with Robert Griffen III on one leg able to put up 31 points against this Ravens defense. Kaepernick and Frank Gore will pose problems for the Ravens as they have a more versatile offensive line and the addition of Vernon Davis creating match up problems.
Looking at each of the Ravens victories to reach the Superbowl, we have to take into account the positives and the negatives from the games.
Vs. Indianapolis Colts | Vs. Denver Broncos | Vs. New England Patriots
+ Red zone defense has been outstanding.
+ Third down conversion have been solid at 41% considering 23% of third downs have been 20+ Yards
+ Currently hold a +5 on turnovers within the post season.
- 104 Rushing attempts at an average of 4.3 Yards, too predictable.
- Have yet to face an opposition that has put pressure on them through the offensive run game
The market opened well in favor of the 49ers, with the Ravens starting up at $2.75 which was taken straight into $2.45 where it has been steady. Looking at the tapes it's hard to go past the 49ers here as they look to be the complete all around team, the human emotion factor for the Ravens is something that can never be measured.
We're going to roll with the 49ers here and oppose the Ravens, they are the class of the competition and look in the perfect position to go 6-0.
San Francisco 49ers -3.5 @ $1.96(Betfair)
Total Team Points - San Francisco Over 26.5 @ $1.87 (Sportingbet)
San Francisco 49ers -3.5 & Over 47.5 @ $3.80
We are going with the 49ers to take out the Superbowl so the obvious choice for most valuable player is Kaepernick at a nice price, but it's worthwhile to have a nibble on some value.
[Best]Colin Kaepernick (SF) @ $2.66 (Sportingbet)
[Value]Patrick Willis (SF) @ $61.00 (Sportingbet)
[Value]Vernon Davis (SF) @ $32.00 (Betfair)
Player Performance Betting
Total Gross Receiving Yards by Vernon Davis (SF) - Over 50.5 @ $1.87 (Sportingbet)
Receptions - Vernon Davis (SF) - Over 3.5 @ $1.86 (Bet 365)
Tackles and Assists Made - Paul Kruger (BAL) - Over 3.5 @ 2.00 (Bet 365)
First Touchdown Scorer
Randy Moss (SF) @ $17.5 (Betfair)
Anquan Boldin (BAL) @ $11.0 (Betfair)
Ah the Pro bowl returns once again to fill the void prior to the Superbowl next Sunday and generally the Pro Bowl provides no real betting opportunities as players don't want to get injured so they put minimal effort into competing.
I like the NFC to get the win here, the majority of their players are coming in fresh on both sides of the ball, quarterbacks Eli Manning and Drew Bree's will be throwing the ball a lot on Sunday and they also have the stronger deep ball weapons to work with.
The AFC quarterbacks meanwhile all had disappointing ends to their seasons with Luck, Schaub and Peyton Manning all putting in poor performances in the playoffs and unlike the NFC only Luck will stretch the field with the deep ball threat.
The Bengals, Texans and Broncos players on the AFC defense all had disappointing ends to their seasons and i can't see enough motivation in their games to perform here. The NFC meanwhile have the fresher players and players coming from teams like the Bears who had a strong year on defense.
NFC Victory - $2.08 (Betfair)