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Bet on the NFL The first week of the 2010 NFL playoffs is all about the wildcards. This Saturday, January 8th at 8PM EST the Indianapolis Colts host the New York Jets in the AFC Wildcard game one. The New York Jets finished off the regular season 2nd in the AFC East with an 11-5 record. The Indianapolis Colts finished off the season first in the AFC South, with a 10-6 record.

The Indianapolis Colts earned the number 3 seed when they narrowly took down the Titans last weekend in Week 17, the final week of the NFL regular season. The final score was 23-20 after Peyton Manning threw 2 touchdown passes and Adam Vinatieri knocked out a 43 yard field goal right as time ran out. The New York Jets finished off their regular season with a big win, expectedly, as they played one of the worst teams in the NFL, the Buffalo Bills. The final score was 38-7 as Mark Brunell threw two touchdown passes, allowing Mark Sanchez to take a break. Another final game highlight includes Joe McKnight running a career high 158 yards.

Sportsbook lists the New York Jets as the plus three point underdogs Saturday, with the total over under at 44.5.

When betting on sports keep these facts in mind: The New York Jets allow an average of 13.4 points per game, but when on the raod the figure almost doubles to 24.6. New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez ranked 27th out of 31 QB’s for best passer rating. Peyton Manning, QB for the Colts, was only sacked once every 43 passing attempts, which is the best among starting quarterbacks, the only QB he trailed this season in terms of passing and touchdowns was the man the myth the legend, Tom Brady.

Football betting tip; remember that in the two teams’ last meeting last season which was in Week 16, the Colts who were 14-0, took a 9-3 halftime lead, and then put Peyton Manning on the bench. The Colts were ahead 15-10 late in the third quarter when back up QB Curtis Painter fumbled and the Jets returned it for a touchdown, thus ending the Colts’ undefeated run.

 

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