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WILD AND WACKY NFL WEEK 14 – AS RUSHING YARDS SOAR

New Orleans Saints now $4.00 JustBet favourites to win Super Bowl, Rams slide to $4.75

BY MARK ARCHER
Contributor

Friday, December 14, 2018

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IF the moniker 'wild-and-wacky' were to be attached to any weekend this season, Week 14 would definitely be it.

Buffalo Bills quarterback (QB) Josh Allen ran for 101 yards albeit in their 23-27 defeat to the New York Jets giving him three-straight games with 90+ rush yards and the 9-game win streak of the Houston Texans was stopped by the Colts on Sunday after a 21-24 defeat making this their first loss since Week 3. Additionally, with a massive contribution from running back Saquon Barkley (170 yards from 14 carries and 1 touchdown), the New York Giants surprised the Washington Redskins at home for their 7th loss of the season. The 40-16 score line gave the Giants their 5th victory and Barkley's touchdown gave him 13 for the season making that the most ever by a rookie in the history of the franchise.

This was, however, just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Tennessee Titans' running back Derrick Henry had a monster night last week Thursday and, with the home crowd cheering his name, set both personal and team rushing records. He ran for 238 yards with 4 touchdowns, including a 99-yard touchdown run that had only been achieved once before in NFL history (Tony Dorsett, January 3rd 1983). The aforementioned Henry aside, the Titans completely outplayed the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars in every facet of the game for a dominating 30-9 victory. The Titans (7-6) visit the resurging New York Giants (5-8) this Sunday and should continue their winning ways. These teams last met in 2014 where the Giants won 36-7, but the woes for New York have been many this season and should continue this weekend.

Despite their forgettable season and the 3-17 home defeat to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Arizona Cardinals standout receiver Larry Fitzgerald, with his first catch of the game, surpassed the legendary Jerry Rice for the most receptions with a single team. Fitzgerald, who started the game tied with Rice at 1,281, ended the game with 5 receptions for 55 yards. The Cardinals (3-10) visit the Atlanta Falcons (4-9) this Sunday and won't fare much better in that contest, while the Lions (5-8) should make relatively easy work of the Buffalo Bills (4-9).

The Miami Dolphins welcomed the New England Patriots last weekend and, after seemingly facing certain defeat, literally threw up a prayer on the last play of the game and it was answered.

The result was a 69-yard touchdown by running back Kenyan after a bit of razzle-dazzle with receiver DeVante Parker and some nifty running, coupled with poor tackling by the Patriots. The narrow 34-33 victory means the Dolphins have now won 5 of their last 6 games against the Patriots in Miami. The Dolphins (7-6) will next confidently march into Minnesota to engage the Vikings (6-6-1) and are expected to improve their record, while the Patriots (9-4) will battle a Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5-1) team that is apparently going backwards. New England have won the last 3 match-ups and, based on recent form, there is no reason to anticipate anything different on Sunday.

In the much-anticipated clash between the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams (defence vs offense), defence won. The Bears managed only 15-points but limited the daunting Rams offense to 6-points and picked off 4 of Jared Goff's 20 passes on top of registering 3 sacks. The Bears (9-4) renew their rivalry with the Green Bay Packers (5-7-1) this weekend and, despite the Packers winning the last 3 meetings, the separation between these teams have been very narrow and a keen contest is in the making. The Rams (11-2) are at home to the Philadelphia Eagles (6-7) in Week 15 and will unleash their frustration for a win following on the unexpected loss to the Bears.

The New Orleans Saints have taken the NFC South and are now $4.00 JustBet favourites to win the Super Bowl, while the Los Angeles Rams' disappointing showing in Week 14 saw them slide into the second favourite spot at $4.75.

The Kansas City Chiefs clinched a play-off berth with their victory last weekend, and now sit solely as the third favourite at $5.00 and the New England Patriots continue their slide and are now offered by JustBet at $7.00 to take it all.

The full schedule of games for Week 15 are provided with odds for the main bet options.

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS 2018-2019

CODE TEAM ODDS

CODE TEAM ODDS
101 NE PATRIOTS 7.00
102 PHI EAGLES 50.00
103 GB PACKERS 250.00
104 PIT STEELERS 18.00
105 MIN VIKINGS 50.00
106 LA RAMS 4.75
107 ATL FALCONS 400.00
108 NO SAINTS 4.00
109 DAL COWBOYS 15.00
110 CAR PANTHERS 100.00
111 JAC JAGUARS N/O
112 SF 49ERS N/O
113 KC CHIEFS 5.00
114 HOU TEXANS 18.00
115 LA CHARGERS 10.00
116 SEA SEAHAWKS 25.00
117 OAK RAIDERS N/O
118 DEN BRONCOS 150.00
119 NY GIANTS 250.00
120 BAL RAVENS 40.00
121 TEN TITANS 60.00
122 DET LIONS 300.00
123 WAS REDSKINS 300.00
124 ARI CARDINALS N/O
125 IND COLĐS 40.00
126 TB BUCCANEERS 500.00
127 BUF BILLS N/O
128 CIN BENGALS 250.00
129 MIA DOLPHINS 250.00
130 CLE BROWNS 200.00
131 CHI BEARS 12.00
132 NY JETS N/O

WEEK 15 SCHEDULE & ODDS:
DATE TIME HOME TEAM AWAY TEAM MAIN MATCH BETS
MONEY LINE FINAL WITH

15/12/18 16:30 NY JETS HOU TEXANS 2.90 1.35 H6.5 1.85 1.85
20:20 DEN BRONCOS CLE BROWNS 1.55 2.30 A3.5 1.90 1.80
16/12/18 13:00 ATL FALCONS ARI CARDINALS 1.22 3.75 A8.5 1.85 1.85
BAL RAVENS TB BUCCANEERS 1.25 3.50 A7.5 1.83 1.87
BUF BILLS DET LIONS 1.62 2.15 H3.5 1.55 2.30
CHI BEARS GB PACKERS TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
CIN BENGALS OAK RAIDERS 1.55 2.30 A3.5 1.87 1.83
IND COLĐS DAL COWBOYS 1.62 2.15 A2.5 1.75 1.95
JAC JAGUARS WAS REDSKINS 1.28 3.30 A6.5 1.77 1.93
MIN VIKINGS MIA DOLPHINS TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
NY GIANTS TEN TITANS 1.65 2.10 A2.5 1.77 1.93
16:05 SF 49ERS SEA SEAHAWKS TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
16:25 PIT STEELERS NE PATRIOTS TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
20:20 LA RAMS PHI EAGLES TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
17/12/18 20:15 CAR PANTHERS NO SAINTS 2.90 1.35 H6.5 1.83 1.87
*Betting odds, handicaps and limits are subject to change.
*If an NFL Match ends in a tie after overtime is played, then all bets on “Money Line Bets” will be given odds
of 1.00 and all other bets will be settled based on the final score. Odds on NFL Money Line bets include the
outcome after regulation and overtime.


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