Things are really starting to heat in the AFC playoff race. Cincinnati runs into Nick Foles and the Eagles tonight which might be a must win game if they want to stay alive. The Eagles are getting 5 points at home. We don’t recommend betting on this one because Foles is too unpredictable, but if you’re feeling frisky, take the Birds +5.
This is also a huge weekend for the NFC East. The Redskins, looking to make up ground on the Giants, take on the Browns in a very winnable game. The Giants, on the other hand, are going to Atlanta for a brutal road game. We like the Giants to upset the Falcons so take them +1.5.
What we’re most looking forward to is Monday Night Football. It has nothing to do with the two horrible teams playing, but more so on who Jon Gruden will focus his attention on. Who can he possibly go nuts for this week? Muhammad Wilkerson? Jake Locker? Braylon Edwards? Gulp. ESPN better prepare for the lowest TV ratings of the season for this slobber knocker.
[Odds via Pregame.com]
Thursday, December 13
Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network
Sunday, December 16
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints, 1:00 p.m., FOX
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans, 1:00 p.m., CBS
Denver Broncos at Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 p.m., CBS
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears, 1:00 p.m., FOX
New York Giants at Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 p.m., FOX
Minnesota Vikings at St. Louis Rams, 1:00 p.m., FOX
Washington Redskins at Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m., FOX
Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins, 1:00 p.m., CBS
Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m., FOX
Seattle Seahawks at Buffalo Bills, 4:05 p.m., FOX (Game is being played in Toronto)
Carolina Panthers at San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m., FOX
Pittsburgh Steelers at Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m., CBS
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders, 4:25 p.m., CBS
San Francisco 49ers at New England Patriots, 8:20 p.m., NBC
Monday, December 17
New York Jets at Tennessee Titans, 8:30 p.m., ESPN