NFL Preview – Panthers the Punt


It’s that time of the week again to get out the hot dogs and beers, and the Carolina Panthers will hopefully pay for the refreshments by landing the nap in tonight’s NFL action.

Carolina Panthers at Indianapolis Colts:

It’s been a horrible season for the Colts.They are trying to avoid a 0-16 season without much success they are lacking a decent quarterback since the quality Peyton Manning was ruled out for the season and second string Kerry Collins was ruled out for the season as well.

It’s a position we expect to see the Carolina Panthers in but star rookie Quarterback Cam Newton has proved to be a revelation. He ran for two TDs last week against Detroit and is currently on 9 TDs for the year. The record is 12 and that’s a perfectly reasonable target for Newton to achieve.

The Indy defensive line have already allowed 21 sacks this season and life won’t get any easier for QB Curtis Painter. Indy are also joint second bottom for sacks this season and won’t be capable of applying the necessary pressure on Cam Newton which is required to beat the Carolina Panthers. So in a familiar theme for the season I’ll be taking the panthers to cover the handicap


Washington Redskins at Seattle Seahawks:

The Skins haven’t won in six and it’s looking grim. The Seahawks on the other hand are looking to make it three in a row and must be relishing the visit of the demoralised Redskins.

The Seahawks have only allowed 24 in their last two games – one of those games was against Superbowl contenders the Baltimore Ravens – so that’s really an impressive stat. The Skins on the other hand managed to keep it competitive against the Cowboys last week only going down by in overtime.

If the Seahawks can contain the Redskins then I expect them to cover the spread.


Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars:

Houston have lost QB Matt Schaub for the season which is a massive blow. The Jags have been awful this season but the defence is ranked fifth in the NFL. If they can stifle the run – and more importantly the scary Aran Foster – then there is the distinct possibility that they can make this interesting. As a value shout I’m going for the Jags to contain the Texans and make this a less than a TD game.


Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers:

The Tim Tebow driven Broncos have impressed me in recent weeks and bid to make it four in a row when they face the slipping San Diego Chargers who are looking to avoid a sixth straight defeat. Tebow was actually brought into the team at half time during the Chargers game whilst they were trailing 23-10 and inspired a Broncos comeback before the Chargers eventually clung on for a 29-24 victory.

Since the first game both teams have moved in different directions. The Broncos keep improving week on week, whilst the Chargers are getting worse. In this derby game there’s every possibility the Chargers could bounce back but at the prices I like to be with the Broncos.


New York Giants at New Orleans Saints:

You should now be aware of my views on the New York Giants. They are overrated and I have made opposing the Giants my signature move this season and it’s been a very profitable one. The saints are  refreshed and have returned from a bye week and are looking beyond the normal season game. An on form Saints have a tendency to smash teams and facing the slipping Giants that’s exactly what going to happen.


NFL Sundays bets:

Nap of the week:

Carolina Panthers to beat Indianapolis Colts -3.5 – 21/20 Sky Bet

Sunday Double:

Carolina Panthers to beat Indianapolis Colts -3.5 – 21/20 Sky Bet

Seattle Seahawks to beat Washington Redskins -3.5 – 10/11 Betfred

Sunday Accumulator

Carolina Panthers to beat Indianapolis Colts -3.5

Seattle Seahawks to beat Washington Redskins -3.5

Jacksonville Jaguars to beat Houston Texans +6

Denver Broncos to beat San Diego Chargers +6

New Orleans Saints to beat New York Giants -7

(Pays 25-1 generally)

Value Pick:

Denver Broncos to beat San Diego Chargers – 9/4 Stan James


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