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Friday 5 September 2014 Home Away BPP
maximize.gif Seattle Seahawks v Green Bay Packers (01:30 BST) 1.4 2.8 107.14 %
Sunday 7 September 2014 Home Away BPP
maximize.gif Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints (18:00 BST) 1.83 1.91 107.00 %
maximize.gif Baltimore Ravens v Cincinnati Bengals (18:00 BST) 1.65 2.15 107.12 %
maximize.gif Chicago Bears v Buffalo Bills (18:00 BST) 1.3 3.3 107.23 %
maximize.gif Houston Texans v Washington Redskins (18:00 BST) 1.67 2.12 107.05 %
maximize.gif Kansas City Chiefs v Tennessee Titans (18:00 BST) 1.36 3 106.86 %
maximize.gif Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots (18:00 BST) 2.4 1.53 107.03 %
maximize.gif New York Jets v Oakland Raiders (18:00 BST) 1.45 2.65 106.70 %
maximize.gif Philadelphia Eagles v Jacksonville Jaguars (18:00 BST) 1.16 4.8 107.04 %
maximize.gif Pittsburgh Steelers v Cleveland Browns (18:00 BST) 1.45 2.65 106.70 %
maximize.gif St. Louis Rams v Minnesota Vikings (18:00 BST) 1.42 2.75 106.79 %
maximize.gif Dallas Cowboys v San Francisco 49ers (21:25 BST) 2.4 1.53 107.03 %
maximize.gif Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Carolina Panthers (21:25 BST) 2.15 1.65 107.12 %
Monday 8 September 2014 Home Away BPP
maximize.gif Denver Broncos v Indianapolis Colts (01:30 BST) 1.3 3.3 107.23 %
Tuesday 9 September 2014 Home Away BPP
maximize.gif Detroit Lions v New York Giants (00:10 BST) 1.42 2.75 106.79 %
maximize.gif Arizona Cardinals v San Diego Chargers (03:20 BST) 1.57 2.3 107.17 %

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Re: NFL > 2014-2015 Matches 5 pts Minnesota Vikings @ St Louis Rams Under 44.5 points 1.91 Boylesports This game is quite simple to sum up it is Matt Cassel and Shaun Hill two lower tier starting quarterbacks in the NFL facing off against a Vikings unit that I believe to be hugely underrated and the Rams who have a fearsome rush and the best front seven in the NFL in my opinion. The Vikes will run the ball as they have arguably the best player to do so in the league in Peterson and the Rams will run the ball as they dont have receivers who can catch the ball. All in all this has low scoring game written all over it and I cant see 6 touchdowns which is the mininum it will take with a couple of field goals thrown in to take this over. 5 pts San Francisco 49ers @ Dallas Cowboys over 49.5 points 1.91 Skybet This is a case of the Cowboys who should be able to score while Romo is on the field having to play shootouts as they have a defensive unit that looks to be plain awful and they are at home against a 49ers unit that looks to be some way below its level of recent years with the absences of Aldon Smith and Navarro Bowman and another loss in the secondary of Donte Whitner. The 49ers are stocked up out wide now with Crabtree, Boldin and Stevie Johnson so can score quickly when they need to and I feel the need to jump on the overs for Dallas early in the year before the numbers get really silly. Will have more just wanted to jump on these early

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Re: NFL > 2014-2015 Matches Buffalo Bills @ Chicago Bears, Chicago -6 (whill), 3 pts I don't think this line will last, it should be at least a TD by sunday. The Bills and specially EJ Manuel have been awful this preseason. Manuel even played the last preseason game and couldn't move the ball even against Detroit backups. Sammy Watkins is injured and is doubtful for this game and the offensive line and the secondary have been bad too this preseason. Chicago playing at home with the best WR duo in the league, a healthy Cutler and Forte should be putting points easily. This is Trestman second year and the team must be improved. They're clearly the better team here and the line that opened at -4.5 should be at least -7.

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Re: NFL > 2014-2015 Matches 5 pts San Diego Chargers (+3.5) to beat Arizona Cardinals 1.80 Coral This line will never last and so it shouldnt. The Chargers made the playoffs last season with a resurgent offense with a resurgent Philip Rivers at QB, a full season of Ryan Matthews complemented by Woodhead and rookie WR Keenan Allen. The achilles heel of this team was the pass defense, where they ranked 29th in the NFL in terms of passing yards allowed. They have made efforts to fix that area by drafting CB Jason Verrett in the 1st round and signing Brandon Flowers after he left the Chiefs. Arizona were the hard luck story who missed out on the playoffs with a terrifying defense in a division of them, however with injuries and suspensions combined with free agency departures the unit doesnt look anything like as fearsome as last year and may struggle to get off the field against the most efficient 3rd down offense last year in the NFL the, Chargers. With offenses fairly evenly matched I am going to take the points in this one, as I just trust the Chargers more. 5 pts New England Patriots (-4.5) to beat Miami Dolphins 1.92 888sport The Pats are amongst the class of the AFC and are head and shoulders above the Dolphins and arguably the only players from the Dolphins that would start for New England are Pouncey (and no way would they touch him with his Aaron Hernandez friendship) and Cameron Wake at DE. The Dolphins were awful at home last year and with all the transition on their team particularly at offensive line I would expect some time to gel to be necessary and will be very surprised if the Patriots dont win this one somewhat comfortably considering the upgrades they have made in areas of weakness particularly their secondary.

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Re: NFL > 2014-2015 Matches 5 pts New York Jets (-5) to beat Oakland Raiders 1.92 888sport The Raiders are going coast to coast for an early game which is never a good start for a team and to be honest the Raiders look to be spending another year in the doldrums this season as they attempt to rebuild their roster into a team that can be relevant in the NFL after years of mismanagement. The Jets have attempted to strengthen their offense with the addition of Eric Decker at wide receiver and Chris Johnson to add to their running back rotation, and you always know Rex Ryan will scheme some things on defense and have that unit playng well. I cannot take a rookie quarterback Derek Carr, on the road in his first start travelling west to east for an early game against a Rex Ryan defense, there are just too many factors working against the Raiders here - no matter what you think of Geno Smith and the Jets offense.

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Buffalo Bills @ Chicago Bears' date= Chicago -6 (whill), 3 pts I don't think this line will last, it should be at least a TD by sunday. The Bills and specially EJ Manuel have been awful this preseason. Manuel even played the last preseason game and couldn't move the ball even against Detroit backups. Sammy Watkins is injured and is doubtful for this game and the offensive line and the secondary have been bad too this preseason. Chicago playing at home with the best WR duo in the league, a healthy Cutler and Forte should be putting points easily. This is Trestman second year and the team must be improved. They're clearly the better team here and the line that opened at -4.5 should be at least -7.
Agree. I took the -6 but I'd still take anything up to -7 (which it is now). The Bills have looked a complete fucking mess preseason and it's difficult to imagine them getting close here. The Bears are much different to what they used to be - more offense than D these days. They have the scoring power to smash the Bills here, whilst the visitors don't really have the offensive ability to get enough points themselves. I'm thinking something like 27-13 ish, maybe the Bears by a bigger margin. Either way they are my bet of the week anyway. Another bet I really like is the Lions -5.5. Yes, they are a team who often fuck up games when they should cruise to wins, but those sort of mishaps seem to happen towards the end of the season. The Giants and Eli have looked worryingly poor in pre season, and their OL looks a complete shambles! Detroit's front could completely kill them here. At home on Monday night I strongly fancy the Lions to win convincingly. One thing you know is their ability to rack up points. Can NYG keep up with them? I very much doubt it.

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Re: NFL > 2014-2015 Matches 5 pts Green Bay Packers @ Seattle Seahawks Over 46.5 total pts 1.91 William Hill 1 pts Marshawn Lynch 1st touchdown scorer 7.50 Stan James Am kicking myself a little bit as missed the line at 45 pts and hoping that doesnt affect us. I am not comfortable taking the Seahawks on the spread here even though I expect then to win this game. I do think there are points to be had as the Packers offense is among the elite units in the league and Seattle can be expected to score on the Packers defensive unit, which has been known to have trouble with versatile offenses with multiple running threats in the past. I shall also have a play on the beast mode to kick the season off in a rocking Qwest Field with Lynch to run the ball in for the opening touchdown. Fingers crossed it doesnt finish 24-21!!

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Re: NFL > 2014-2015 Matches Sunday TV previews: 4pts Miami (+4) to beat New England 20/21 BetVictor New England have enough injuries on their roster for me to avoid them here and take the Dolphins with the cap. I think we’ll see a more improved Miami this season so I don’t like the idea of New England rolling into town and dominating them especially if Brady doesn’t play or is restricted with his plays. Miami are the fresher of the sides and are always up for this so I’ll take them with the 4pts. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/new-england-patriots--miami-dolphins-betting-miami-look-good-with-the-start 4pts Dallas vs San Francisco - Over 51pts 10/11 Stan James I would expect us to see a few points in this match. Dallas’ defence looks very weak on paper but their offense looks very good while San Francisco can put up a decent number of points but I’m not altogether convinced they will limit this Cowboys offense to a low points total. Both sides are going to open it up a bit I feel so I would imagine we’ll see more than 51pts in this one. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/san-francisco-49ers--dallas-cowboys-betting-points-can-be-scored-regularly-in-dallas 4pts Denver vs Indy - Over 55pts 10/11 Paddy Power This is another game where I think we’ll see a few points. Both sides like to air the ball and both have some wonderful receiving options. Denver are probably stronger deep than Indy are but Indy have enough weapons to put up points against this Broncos defence even at altitude. These are two of the better quarterbacks on show here and they can guide their sides to the end zone enough times to cover a 55pt target. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/indianapolis-colts--denver-broncos-betting-expect-points-in-the-sunday-night-game

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Re: NFL > 2014-2015 Matches 2014 regular season stats: 0w-0v-0l Titans@Chiefs This season, Chiefs are expectedly one of the main candidates to regress, mainly due to their incompetent offense on paper. Coach Reid can eventually find the answers, but for now, Chiefs have a quite limited and one-dimensional QB and a sole true star, J.Charles. They lost both impressive return men D.McCluster, Q.Demps and with D.Bowe being suspended, noodle-armed A.Smith doesn't have a convincing supporting cast. D.Avery's crossing routes were x-factor for Chiefs' offense, but teams will definitely mark that with top priority in their game plans, this season. If those are not enough, they lost the three best offensive line men from last season and one of projected starters, D.Stephenson will miss the first month of the season. Titans must improve this season and I liked their offseason transactions, but there are still tons of things to be sorted out. Their running game personnel is not convincing for me and with couple new starters, offensive line will need time to get sharpened. Their receiving corpse is quite underrated, but with his injury background, J.Locker still has much to do for impressing. This is an offensive personnel, which should get better as the season progresses, as long as they keep J.Locker on field. But at first week, against a team which has one of the league's best pass rushers crew, a solid first line and secondary, I expect Titans to struggle, especially since they'll play on the road, as well. All in all, I expect Chiefs to have a one-dimensional and clock eating offense, but will have its struggles because of a newly established and vastly regressed offensive line, whereas Titans to struggle at the offensive end, due to a shaky line and a probably non existent running game. I rate both defensive units to be above average, overall. Transitioning to a new scheme will be an issue for Titans, but newcoming DC Horton is a capable guy and has a successful road track. Chiefs' limited offense will provide him adequate number of areas to exploit defensively. Titans will eventually start missing A.Verner in the secondary, but I don't expect current Chiefs team to get the best out of that departure. Chiefs to win 21-18. under 44 1.943 3/10 49ers@Cowboys 49ers were terrible at preseason, but I like their chances to make a good start against one of the worst defensive personnel of the league. Cowboys lost key players in every area of defensive team, except the already awful secondary. They were already susceptible to contain dual threat QB's, but with current personnel, I hardly believe their chances to contain even third string signal callers. Despite all those worrysome preseason outings, I have my faith on 49ers' coaching staff to make things clicking, when it really matters. On the other end, 49ers have tons of problems with the defensive personnel, A.Smith and N.Bowman are gone for now, Moreover, C.Rogers and T.Brown are not with the secondary, anymore. Cowboys' offensive line is the best department of the team and even though T.Romo had an another worrysome surgery prior to off season, he has a quite talented supporting cast to work with. With Cowboys' incompetent front seven and 49ers' missings, I expect both signal callers to have more than enough time to enjoy effective drives. Cowboys should end up having one of the worst defensive stats when the season gets wrapped up and I expect 49ers to exploit that, after a disappointing 2013 campaign, at season debut of bounce back season. Whereas Romo is talented enough and will have more than enough opportunities to move the chains and keep his team close. I expect a scoring bonanza. 49ers to win 34-27. over 51 1.934 5/10 Raiders@Jets Jets have a good defensive front seven and a coach who can get best out of subpar personnel. But, as D.Milliner will miss some time, I struggle to come up with a scenario how will R.Ryan establish a not stinky secondary out of current personnel. On the other side of the pitch, things are not shinier as well. G.Smith is a one incredibly inconsistent play caller, who should start feeling the pressure of being backed up by M.Vick, starting from first week. Raiders have their own share of problems, but the process of erasing the wreckage keeps evolving and I expect to see a more competitive team this season. They lost couple good players, but brought also couple good players and rookie signal caller D.Carr seemed promising at preseason. Preseason is meaningless for sure, but to see a rookie QB finding his way against the first string players of Seahawks' mighty defense is something to note down, even though the game was meaningless. Jets will follow this game with a mighty schedule: Packers, Bears, Lions, Chargers, Broncos and Patriots...So, it's not that speculative to expect them to loose a little bit, despite this being their season home opener. And at the end of the day, I rate those teams quite even in my pre season power rankings. I don't have any problem with Jets being favorites at home, but my fair line is them being favored by a field goal, not an almost TD. I expect to see struggling offenses all over the pitch and a close game. It hadn't been a wise thing to back Oakland at the other coast in afternoon games, but this is the first game of the season and they managed to cover the spreads in such situations, last season. Jets to win 19-17. Raiders +5 1.934 3/10 Bills@Bears Bills had a silent, but quite effective defense team last season. But, they'll not have arguably best three pieces of that unit, as J.Byrd is gone, K.Alonso is done for the season and M.Dareus had showed up to camp totally out of shape and should need more time to get back to game shape. Besides, stud DC M.Pettine left the team and newcomer DC J.Schwartz arrived with his new scheme. There's no reason for not to believe Bills to regress at the defensive end, as they couldn't bring any decent replacements throughout free agency, as well. On the other hand, giving a decent contract to back up QB D.Orton just a week before season start, not promoting EJ.Manuel as captain and numerous fights in dressing room during camp and preseason are not good signs for Bills' offense, as well. Bears have their own problems at the defensive end, but they brought some high profile names and I expect them to improve slightly. Their main problem will be stopping the run and this will be an issue against Bills, who will feature arguably the league's most run-heavy offense. But Bills being one dimensional and Bears' offense to prevail at numerous drives will make the life easier for Bears' defensive unit, as well. J.Cutler has one of the best supporting crew around him and should have an easy game without immense pressure, considering the strength of his offensive line and Bills' defensive woes. I believe the dressing room atmosphere at Bills is discouraging and that will not help against a team on the road, which is eager to start a highly ambitious campaign. Also, Bears have the much better personnel on the paper overall, their defense still lacks the balanced quality, which should eventually prevent them becoming a contender, but for this particular match up, it shouldn't be such a big concern. Only thing I don't like is this being a public bet, but I can't see any other possible outcome. Bears to win 34-23. Bears -7 2.08 5/10 All bets are taken from pinnacle. GL!

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Re: NFL > 2014-2015 Matches 3 pts Minnesota Vikings to beat St Louis Rams 2.50 Skybet This is an early test as to whether I am right about this Vikings team, though I will add I wish they were starting Teddy Bridgewater. Going into the dome in St Louis against an awesome defensive front will be a challenge for many a team in the NFL this year, the Rams will have to win with their defense as it is the clear strength of the team, I am not a believer that injured Sam Bradford being replaced by Shaun Hill is actually much of a downgrade, but the offense is full of over hyped players who have yet to deliver on the field such as Jared Cook and Tavon Austin, handing the ball to Zac Stacy was the best option last year but there is some debate as to whether he is even the starter coming into this season. Minnesote look underrated on defense and are now coached by Mike Zimmer who is one of the leagues better defensive coaches and Norv Turner historically gets the maximum out of a quarterback as an offensive coordinator and this team has weapons with Adrian Peterson at running back to take the pressure off the QB and receiving corps of Cordarrelle Patterson, Greg Jennings and Kyle Rudolph. I am hoping this is going to be one of the prices we look back at when the season ends with disbelief as I think the Vikings will be good, this will be a hard fought, low scoring, "hit you in the mouth" football game and I personally cannot wait! :) 3 pts Carolina Panthers (+3) to beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1.83 Stan James I am not a believer that all is ready to be successful in Tampa Bay, the defense should be good led by Gerald McCoy and new coach Lovie Smith, the architect of a decade of excellent Chicago Bears defensive units, I wouldnt have played this if the line hadnt got to three which the Cam Newton rib injury for Carolina has helped, people seem to forget this Carolina defensive front seven is up there with the leagues elite as well and that Josh McCown is likely to spend as much time pressured behind his terrible offensive line and unable to get the time to find his receivers as Cam Newton will behind his, defense looks to rule the day here and Carolina has experience of winning low scoring games as they made a habit of it last year. Indianapolis Colts @ Denver Broncos 1 pts First Touchdown Scorer Emmanuel Sanders 11.00 Stan James 4 pts Anytime Touchdown scorer Emmanuel Sanders 2.10 Skybet I think Sanders looks over priced here, Manning likes to throw the ball in close and the likeliest targets would be running back Montee Ball, tight end Julius Thomas or the slot receiver which I believe will be Emmanuel Sanders as he looks best suited in that role from the available players on the Broncos team after the Wes Welker suspension. Manning is likely to want to get him the ball in this game to help him settle in to his new surroundings after coming across as a free agent from the Steelers. I cant believe he wont score at all so will cover with a wager to score on a probable shootout at any time as well.

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Re: NFL > 2014-2015 Matches Bears -6.5 to beat Bills @ 10/11 @bet365 No question on this one in my eyes, if it doesn't come in I will be extremely shocked. The Bears offensive unit is trending up, and if Cutler can stay healthy they most certainly have the talent there to challenge for the NFC North. The Bills on the other hand have had a god awful pre season. As a Tampa fan I watched their starters against the Bills in pre season and the Bills couldn't register a point. EJ Manuel isn't the answer. They are set fora torrid season. They get stomped today by a fairly proficient Bears side. Saints @ Falcons : Over 52 points, 10/11 @bet365 In a dome, this game becomes a track meet. The Saints have got better on the defensive side of the ball so they should win this, but in my eyes the value lies in the points. I can't envisage Brees putting up anything less then 35 points tonight, leaving a measly 18 for the Falcons to cover. At home they find those points thanks to an upgrade in their offensive line and a stud WR pairing. GL all.

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5 pts Minnesota Vikings @ St Louis Rams Under 44.5 points 1.91 Boylesports:) 5 pts San Francisco 49ers @ Dallas Cowboys over 49.5 points 1.91 Skybet:( (no idea how that didnt go over)
5 pts New England Patriots (-4.5) to beat Miami Dolphins 1.92 888sport:(
5 pts New York Jets (-5) to beat Oakland Raiders 1.92 888sport PUSH
3 pts Minnesota Vikings to beat St Louis Rams 2.50 Skybet:) 3 pts Carolina Panthers (+3) to beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1.83 Stan James:)
4-3-1 Total staked 32 pts Total Returns 37.09 pts Profit 5.09 pts with the following left to go
5 pts San Diego Chargers (+3.5) to beat Arizona Cardinals 1.80 >Coral Indianapolis Colts @ Denver Broncos 1 pts First Touchdown Scorer Emmanuel Sanders 11.00 Stan James 4 pts Anytime Touchdown scorer Emmanuel Sanders 2.10 Skybet

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Re: NFL > 2014-2015 Matches MNF previews: 4pts Detroit (-6.5) to beat New York Giants 20/21 Ladbrokes I think the Giants could struggle here. Detroit are aggressive defensively and will test this weak Giants offensive line to the full and they have enough playmakers on offense to put up some decent numbers and score a few points. I don’t think the Giants will be ‘as bad’ as people make out defensively but even so dealing with Megatron won’t be easy. This should be a simple win for the Lions. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/new-york-giants--detroit-lions-betting-detroit-should-have-comfortable-opening-win 4pts Arizona vs San Diego - Over 46pts 10/11 Skybet I think we might see a few more points than we might expect here. Both offenses have been beefed up and both defences have their weaknesses. These two quarterbacks are good at moving the ball through the air and the respective running backs can make up chunks of yards so I expect more of an offensive game than it would have been if it was played last year. With that in mind I’ll take over 46pts in this one. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/san-diego-chargers--arizona-cardinals-betting-expect-more-points-than-predicted-in-arizona

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Re: NFL > 2014-2015 Matches 3 pts New York Giants to beat Detroit Lions 3.25 Skybet I have already written this out and deleted it once but sod it I have to stick with my convictions. I just dont expect much from Detroit this year, they habitually underachieve and while they have changed coach, Jim Caldwell is about as inspirational as a corpse, this is a man who took the Ravens offense from red hot superbowl champions to downright awful last year and didnt exactly light it up with Peyton Manning in Indianapolis in his season with Manning healthy (10 wins I think). The less said about the year Manning missed the better! New York have looked poor in the pre season of that there is no doubt, but its very easy to get carried away with pre season results when teams are trying different things and often playing differently to regular season games. Eli Mannings main issue will be protection but the quick passing west coast offense should negate that somewhat here and I believe their defense is an underrated unit. Coming out of the off season I believed the Giants were the better team and until I see it in the regular season I am not going to change my mind. I am going to take the Giants to get the job done on the road at a price that is bigger than it should be.

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Friday 12 September 2014 Home Draw Away BPP
maximize.gif Baltimore Ravens v Pittsburgh Steelers (01:25 BST) 1.68 29 2.25 107.08 %
Sunday 14 September 2014 Home Draw Away BPP
maximize.gif Buffalo Bills v Miami Dolphins (18:00 BST) 2 29 1.83 107.99 %
maximize.gif Carolina Panthers v Detroit Lions (18:00 BST) 1.68 26 2.25 107.47 %
maximize.gif Cincinnati Bengals v Atlanta Falcons (18:00 BST) 1.4 29 3.25 105.23 %
maximize.gif Cleveland Browns v New Orleans Saints (18:00 BST) 3.4 29 1.34 107.22 %
maximize.gif Minnesota Vikings v New England Patriots (18:00 BST) 2.4 29 1.62 106.65 %
maximize.gif New York Giants v Arizona Cardinals (18:00 BST) 2 29 1.9 105.83 %
maximize.gif Tennessee Titans v Dallas Cowboys (18:00 BST) 1.5 29 2.75 106.48 %
maximize.gif Washington Redskins v Jacksonville Jaguars (18:00 BST) 1.38 29 3.25 106.44 %
maximize.gif San Diego Chargers v Seattle Seahawks (21:05 BST) 3.25 29 1.38 106.44 %
maximize.gif Tampa Bay Buccaneers v St. Louis Rams (21:05 BST) 1.38 26 3.15 107.81 %
maximize.gif Denver Broncos v Kansas City Chiefs (21:25 BST) 1.12 29 7 106.62 %
maximize.gif Green Bay Packers v New York Jets (21:25 BST) 1.25 29 4.2 107.26 %
maximize.gif Oakland Raiders v Houston Texans (21:25 BST) 2.37 26 1.66 105.95 %
Monday 15 September 2014 Home Draw Away BPP
maximize.gif San Francisco 49ers v Chicago Bears (01:30 BST) 1.32 29 3.5 107.33 %
Tuesday 16 September 2014 Home Draw Away BPP
maximize.gif Indianapolis Colts v Philadelphia Eagles (01:30 BST) 1.6 29 2.5 105.71 %

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Re: NFL > 2014-2015 Matches 5 pts Pittsburgh Steelers (+3) to beat Baltimore Ravens 1.85 888sport On the evidence of what we saw on Sunday, neither of these teams would appear to be among the elite teams of the NFL, but the Thursday Night game this week will be a hard fought clash between bitter rivals in the AFC North. Pittsburgh would appear to have the better offensive weapons here with Ben Roethlisberger and his two Superbowl rings, last years no.2 wide receiver in terms of yardage in the league Antonio Brown and Leveon Bell at running back, compared to Joe Flacco, the Smith boys at wideout and Bernard Pierce/Justin Forsett at running back for Baltimore. These games are always tight and usually decided by a field goal or less and with the furore surrounding the Ravens and the Ray Rice situation this week, it can be expected that the Steelers will be a popular choice to open up 2-0. The Ravens are going to need to get something sorted at the running back position as if they continue to fail in establishing the run and ask Joe Flacco to throw the ball 62 times per game they will be both predictable and beatable, especially against creative units like the Dick Lebeau led Steelers defense. My advice here is take the points, and if feeling brave the Steelers look a live dog as well.

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5 pts San Diego Chargers (+3.5) to beat Arizona Cardinals 1.80 Coral:)
Indianapolis Colts @ Denver Broncos 1 pts First Touchdown Scorer Emmanuel Sanders 11.00 Stan James:( 4 pts Anytime Touchdown scorer Emmanuel Sanders 2.10 Skybet:(
3 pts New York Giants to beat Detroit Lions 3.25 Skybet:(
5-6-1 total staked 45 pts total returns 46.09 pts profit 1.09 pts :nana:lol

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Re: NFL > 2014-2015 Matches 5 pts Philadelphia Eagles (+3) to beat Indianapolis Colts 2.00 BetVictor 3 pts Philadelphia Eagles to beat Indianapolis Colts 2.45 bet365 I am going to forgive the first half performance of the Eagles and in particular Nick Foles last weekend against the Jaguars, the first game of the season can throw up some funky situations. I believe that the Eagles are the better team in this matchup where both teams suffer from offensive line woes. Although Luck is without doubt the best quarterback on show in this matchup, the lack of a pass rush from the Colts and the more balanced offense of the Eagles who should have little trouble moving the ball on the ground with McCoy and Sproles against this defense will win the day over the Colts who have developed the rather worrying habit of falling behind in games and having to launch fierce second half comebacks, if you fall behind to one of the best ground attacks in the league then they can chew the clock and hold you off. 5 pts Seattle Seahawks (-5.5) to beat San Diego Chargers 1.95 BetVictor The Seahawks are coming into this game having played on Thursday against a Chargers team that suffered a late collapse in an extra late Monday Night Football. The extra rest is a massive factor in this game and coupled with the fact that Phillip Rivers looked poor against Arizona and now faces a tougher Seahawks unit the outlook is bleak. The Chargers struggled to get any pressure against a Cardinal offensive line that is not among the best in the league which is a good sign for the Seahawks who also have some qeustion marks about their protection of Russell Wilson. The only hope for San Diego would appear to be milking the clock with long Ryan Matthews led drives and keeping this to a low scoring affair and winning the turnover battle. Whilst Matthews looked good on Monday at times, the defense spurned a couple of big plays and running on Seattle is not easy. Taking the talent levels on both teams into account and the rest differential as well I am willing to take the big road favourite here. 5 pts Denver Broncos (-12) to beat Kansas City Chiefs 1.91 Boylesports You dont want ro overreact to week one. You have to try and keep everything in perspective. You have to feel sorry for the Chiefs, they look done. They were beaten up on the field by the Titans in week one and suffered some crippling injuries on defense, couple this with a lack of receiving weapons and all you have is Jamaal Charles, now thats a pretty good player to be left with but he had a below par effort on Sunday and cannot carry the team alone. Denver scored early and often against the Colts and the Chiefs it must be said do not look built for comebacks (they werent last year either when they won with defense, special teams and #25) and it is very hard to see a scenario for me where they can slow the juggernaut down that is the Broncos offense, there are just too many players to cover woth the early injuries the Chiefs have had to absorb and they wont score enough to stay close. Blowout. And its rare I take a line of this size

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Re: NFL > 2014-2015 Matches Thursday TV preview: 4pts Pittsburgh to beat Baltimore 5/4 Betfred I was surprised to see Pittsburgh as the outsiders here. I rate them as the better side of the two anyway, especially on offense and seeing that this is becoming an offensive league more and more by the day that should be a key factor but throw in the Ray Rice distraction and the Steelers look an even better bet in my eyes. I’ll go with an away win here. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/pittsburgh-steelers--baltimore-ravens-betting-pittsburgh-can-control-division-with-thursday-win

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Re: NFL > 2014-2015 Matches Steelers +2.5 22/23 365. For me the Steelers are the better team. Flacco has not impressed at all, the whole ray rice incident has gotta have disrupted preparations in some regard. But even if you ignore that for me the Steelers have the better running back, better qb and big Ben actually has an exceptional wr in Antonio brown. The ravens do have some offensive weapons but I don't trust flacco to accurately find them all game and this Steelers defence whilst not being the greatest are still a good defensive unit. I expect a tight game but I favour the Steelers and the points just seem like a bonus Imo. And also for a bit of fun I'll take Bell to score first and the Steelers to win by 1-6. 30/1 B365. Low stake. As stated I see this as a tight game and was impressed by the Steelers running back in week 1.

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Re: NFL > 2014-2015 Matches Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens 1 pts Leveon Bell 1st TD Scorer 8.50 Stan James I agree with the above, what was feared to be a timeshare was put to rest last week when Legarrette Blount and Dri Archer only saw five carries against Cleveland and Leveon Bell shouldered the workload with 21. As one of the many who are siding with the Steelers tonight, I am happy to play Leveon Bell to run it in from close range for the opening touchdown

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Re: NFL > 2014-2015 Matches Atlanta Falcons @ Cincinnati Bengals 3 pts Over 48 total points 1.90 888sport The weakness of the Bengals defense would look to be the secondary, and with some injures on the defensive line - Geno Atkins got dinged up last week, there could well be a chance here for the Falcons who need to throw to score for me with Julio Jones and Roddy White catching the ball from Matt Ryan, running backs of Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers look unlikely to get the job done against a solid Bengals defensive front against the run. Atlanta look built for shootouts and the Bengals have the weapons with Bernard out of the backfield and AJ Green to score plenty of points in that scenario if you have faith in Andy Dalton and against a sub standard Falcons pass rush - looks built for a shootout to me. 3 pts New York Giants to beat Arizona Cardinals 2.25 Paddy Power I am not ready to give up on the Giants yet. I certainly dont believe they should be a home dog to Arizona who played the late Monday game and will travel across country for an early game. With the losses on defense, now John Abraham is added to the list, the Giants shouldnt face too much of a pass rush in this one and with time for Eli and gaps for Jennings, I like the potential for a balanced offense and will give them another chance against a QB that is hard to trust in Carson Palmer. I acknowledge that the Giants looked horrible against the pass last week and couldnt get off the field on 3rd down - Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald will be a challenge for that defense, but in spite of that this price looks large to me and I have to stick to my guns. 3 pts Minnesota Vikings (+3) to beat New England Patriots 1.91 Skybet If last week hadnt happened we would have been getting more points here, but I will still play this game. Minnesota look likely to be able to move the ball against a Patriots defense that looked somewhat exposed against the Dolphins, particularly on the ground, Adrian Peterson and Cordarrelle Patterson can strike fear into the hearts of the Pats in this one and I am a bought and paid up member of the Vikings fan club this year (in case you havent read my preview!!), there is still plenty of room on the bandwagon. The Pats dont lose back to back very often and an 0-2 season start is somewhat unthinkable, but this Vikings defensive unit is underrated, I think they can rush the passer and will give a Pats offensive line that looked pretty bad last week all sorts of problems and the way to beat the Pats is to get in the face of Brady and not give him time to hit Gronk. If you are feeling brave I think 11/8 isnt a bad price on the Vikings, but getting a field goal I will take the points in this game and keep chasing value until everyone realises the Vikes are REALLY good and it wasnt because it was "just the Rams"

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