Seattle are undefeated at home but Al Dannity says that should all change this Sunday when the New York Giants pay a visit.
Giants can make a statement The NFC is in a state of flux. The Cowboys and Vikings, pre-season favorites for the playoffs, stink. The Saints and the Packers are good but not dominant while the NFC West has provided no team that looks Super Bowl worthy. It’s left NFL betting fans wondering who can emerge from the pack and take control of the conference. Big Blue has a chance to do just that on Sunday.
The New York Giants have rebounded from early stumbles against the Colts and Titans to move to 5-2. The Giants currently top the NFC East and would be first seed if the playoffs started today. It is, of course, far too early to start awarding home-field advantage but Eli Manning and company have a chance to set down a marker this weekend.
The battle of divisional leaders sees the Giants trying to hand the Seahawks their first home loss of 2010. While the crowd in Qwest Field is amongst the loudest in the NFL, I like Big Blue this Sunday. Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw have finally found a rhythm in the running game, taking much of the pressure off of Manning’s shoulders. That balance on offense should be enough to silence the home fans. I like the New York Giants to win big on Sunday.
Ravens need to dig deep Baltimore face a tough home assignment this week against the visiting Dolphins. This game could prove decisive in determining playoff seeding or as a Wildcard tiebreaker later in the season. With Todd Heap and Derrick Mason both hurt, Joe Flacco will have limited options in the passing game. Miami quarterback Chad Henne is as mistake-prone as Flacco but doesn’t share his concerns in the receiving corps this week and that could prove decisive on Sunday.
These teams are remarkably well matched, both have a similar balance on offense while their defenses are stout. Even their time of possession and third down conversion rates, both offensively and defensively, match up well. In a game this tight it’s going to come down to who can get the most of their playmakers on the day. As it stands that’s Miami. The Dolphins are healthier and won’t be daunted by a road trip. Bet on the Miami Dolphins as +5.5 underdogs with Sports Interaction.