By: Sports Interaction’s betting analyst Al Dannity
The New York Jets entered the first week of the season talking like Super Bowl contenders. Now their season could be in jeopardy by Sunday night. After looking totally inept on offense against the Ravens, the Jets face a rejuvenated New England team. With Wes Welker back and Tom Brady looking as good as ever these Patriots could be poised for greatness in 2010. To steal a phrase from Lee Corso, not so fast my friend. The Jets may have a few high profile crises but they also have a nasty defense, which is bad news for the Patriots. New England’s problems are compounded by Randy Moss sulking despite winning last week. Play smart, go with the underdog. Bet on the Jets at +2.5 to win big with Sports Interaction.
Pittsburgh travels to Tennessee in a clash of two teams that won their opening games of the season. The Titans stomped the Raiders while the Steelers edged Atlanta in overtime. With Ben Roethlisberger suspended, all eyes will be on Dennis Dixon in his second start of the season. The young quarterback showed he could manage the game against Atlanta but the Titans present a different kind of challenge. Tennessee possesses a more dynamic defense than the Falcons, giving Dixon more to worry about in the pocket. On offense the Titans look efficient and capable of making a big play at any time. I like Pittsburgh defense to keep this one close for most of the game but in the end Dixon’s inexperience will be the Steelers’ undoing. Bet on Tennessee at -5.0 to win big with Sports Interaction.
Finally we come to the best known sibling rivalry in the NFL. Eli Manning and the New York Giants travel to Indianapolis, where Peyton Manning and the Colts will be waiting. Peyton won the only previous battle of the brothers in a classic at the Meadowlands. This game promises to be just as exciting, with New York’s defense looking to test the weak offensive line of the Colts. After looking impressive against the Panthers, I’m tempted to back the Giants but this defense has fooled a lot of bettors before. There’s no doubting the talent on the New York D but it’s not the most consistent unit in the NFL. Peyton Manning will find weaknesses and exploit them. With the home crowd at his back, big brother will once again be triumphant. Bet on the Colts at -5.5 and win big with Sports Interaction.