2015 NFL Football Betting – Weekly NFL Preview For Week 10
The NFL season moves into week 10, and with the second half of the season now underway, a number of teams are feeling even more heat. The chance to be able to pull off a big winning streak or move up in the standings is a little smaller. Teams that have been stuck for a few weeks have to start rolling.
1 – Best Sunday Afternoon Games:
New Orleans Saints @ Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings @ Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos, New England Patriots @ New York Giants
The best Sunday afternoon games are not what you’d call great games, but they’re better than the alternatives. The Saints-Redskins game is simply a very important game. The Saints, following a crucial and embarrassing home loss to the Tennessee Titans, have virtually no room left in the NFC wild card picture. They have to maintain contact with the 6-2 Minnesota Vikings and the 6-3 Atlanta Falcons, especially since they have to go to Atlanta later in the season. The Redskins have fallen under .500 and have to try to keep pace with the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East.
The Vikings are in a good position in the NFC wild card race, but they witnessed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater get injured last week against the St. Louis Rams. They will be at a disadvantage against an Oakland team which is not all the way there, but is certainly a lot better than it has been over the past few years. The Raiders are no longer the laughingstock of the league, and they want to continue to see how much they can develop. They might even have a chance at the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC.
The Kansas City Chiefs are trying to mount a rally in the second half of the season after a disastrous first half. They are playing a Denver team whose offense remains inconsistent under a diminished Peyton Manning, and whose defense committed a complete meltdown in the final minutes of its first loss last weekend against the Indianapolis Colts. The Broncos should not feel safe in that game, not after the way they played versus the Colts.
The Patriots have lost starting running back Dion Lewis, but they still have LeGarrette Blount and a lot of other good players who have been the NFL’s best this season. The Patriots will easily beat the New York Giants unless the G-Men shift into Super Bowl mode from years past, which is not likely.
2 – Sunday Night Football: Arizona Cardinals @ Seattle Seahawks
This is a matchup of fierce division rivals, and although the Cardinals are not as good as they were last season, they do lead the Seahawks in the NFC West. Seattle is still in a position where it has to win. Any slip-up will put the Seahawks out of the NFC West picture, especially if it occurs against the Cardinals. Seattle has to sweep the season series in order to have a realistic shot at winning the division.
3 – Monday Night Football: Houston Texans @ Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals are one of only three unbeaten teams left in the NFL, along with the Patriots and the Carolina Panthers. The woeful Texans should not change that reality on Monday night.