|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFLThe third week of preseason foot ball action in the NFL is coming up this weekend. There are many noteworthy matches that should be covered this coming weekend.
Denver vs. Houston
The Denver Broncos and Houston Texans went on completely different paths this past season as the Broncos reached the Super Bowl while the Texans were the worst team in the league. The Broncos are -7 favorites for this game as the Broncos are expected to have Peyton Manning play for a little longer in this match. Texans rookie stud Jadeveon Clowney is questionable for the game and may have a limited role but his presence is still a point that is worth looking out for.
New Orleans vs. Indianapolis
It should not be surprising that a match between the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts would have a very high point total. The point total for the game is listed at 47 while the Colts are -2.5 favorites. The Colts are expected to have more of their starters on the field although guard Jack Mewhort is extremely questionable for the game. Whether or not Pierre Thomas will get many touches for the Saints is unclear as he has not been involved in the team's offense as much as he used to be.
Cincinnati vs. Arizona
Carson Palmer is linked directly to both teams, what with him being the former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and now heading the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals are -2.5 favorites for the game and will provide Tyrann Mathieu to go after more interception attempts on the team's secondary. The Bengals have a player of their own who will be especially motivated; linebacker Dontay Moch was waived by the Cardinals. Ironically, he was once cut by the Bengals a few years earlier.
Cleveland vs. St. Louis
The Cleveland Browns quarterback carousel continues to be shaky but it is known that Brian Hoyer is going to be the team's starter when the regular season starts. The betting line for this match with the St. Louis Rams has the Browns favored at -2.5 as the Rams' Sam Bradford will continue to look at how he is going along while recovering from a major injury that cut his season short last year.
Buffalo vs. Tampa Bay
The Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have betting odds for the over/under that are much lower than what is being found elsewhere in the NFL. The point total is only at 41.5, a total that is at least two or more points less than that of what the other games this weekend has. Much of this is being attributed to the questionable nature of the teams' quarterbacks. Internal struggles in Buffalo are especially going to play a part as Doug Marrone has stated that his players are constantly fighting and that he keeps on having to cut practices short. The Bills are still -3 favorites for the game.
Baltimore vs. Washington
The Beltway battle will continue with the Baltimore Ravens being -2.5 favorites over the Washington Redskins. The Redskins have been worried about safety Bacarri Rambo constantly missing tackles this preseason. Meanwhile, the Ravens have concerns as to whether Ray Rice will actually be at full capacity when he is actually allowed to legally play in regular season games.