|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL Road games are a challenge for any team in the NFL, but there are four teams that are looking good for road wins in Week 10.
These four are in a unique position to get a difficult road win based on trends, based on past history and surrounding circumstances entering this weekend's action, all very importantn info for those betting on sports. Let's take a quick look at Detroit at Buffalo, Drew Bledsoe passed for 302 yards and a touchdown to deliver the Bills a 24-17 victory in Week 8 of the 2002 season.
But that was years ago, so why what's making them promoising for this weekend? Weel, the Lions have lost 24 consecutive games on the road. It has to end at some point. This might be Detroit's best opportunity over that entire span to finally but the streak to bed. They have a powerful defensive front that should control the line of scrimmage and slow down the Bills' offense, and they have enough firepower to exploit Buffalo's 26th-ranked defense, not to mention the fact that the Bills have yet to win a game this entire season. They are the only team in the NFL that is winless in 2010.
Betting odds are they will win at some point in 2010 (the Lions are the only 0-16 team in league history), but this might not be that week.
They have come their closest to winning on the road, losing tight overtime games at Baltimore and Kansas City, while faltering down the stretch at New England. The pressure to win in front of the home fans could be too much for the Bills to bear.
Next let's look at Philadelphia at Washington for those of you sports betting this weekend. DeSean Jackson had 136 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns to lead the Eagles past the Redskins, 27-17, in Week 7 of last season. The Eagles are looking good because Michael Vick is back, and in the three games in which he has played from start to finish, Philadelphia is 3-0 and has averaged 29.6 points. Those are some nice odds. When the Eagles lost to the Redskins earlier this year in Philadelphia, Vick was knocked out in the first half and the Eagles were held to just 12 points. With Vick, the Eagles will likely get into the end zone a lot more often.
At 4-4, the Redskins still control their own destiny in the NFC East race. For a team with such possibilities, however, the mood is one of desperation. Mike Shanahan's decision to bench Donovan McNabb for the final two minutes in a loss at Detroit has enveloped the franchise in drama. The distraction created by that decision could be big enough that it will affect Washington in this emotional matchup against McNabb's former team.