The majority of the week 10 matches in the NFL campaign take place on another competitive and quality looking Sunday, as the season heads deeper into the second half of term, with so much to play for still.
As with every other week of this part of the campaign, the action takes place over a couple of kick off times with two matches being live on TV for those of us in the UK and then there is Red Zone and everything else to keep up with the other games.
1pm Kick Offs (6pm UK time)
The televised offering comes from Florida as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers go up against the Arizona Cardinals in what should be an entertaining contest even though it doesn’t have the biggest meaning of the week. There are a number of divisional contests this week and a few of them come in this slot as the Chicago Bears host the Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints go up against the Atlanta Falcons and the Cincinnati Bengals take on a good looking Baltimore Ravens side.
There is the battle of New York this week as well as the New York Jets take on their fellow MetLife Stadium occupants in New York Giants while the Kansas City Chiefs head to Nashville to face the Tennessee Titans. The other match sees the surprise package of Buffalo Bills going to face the biggest disappointment of the season in the Cleveland Browns.
4.05/4.25pm Kick Offs (9.05/9.25pm UK time)
We head to Lambeau Field for the second televised match in the UK as the Green Bay Packers look to make up for their defeat to the Los Angeles Chargers last week when they face off with the Carolina Panthers. There are only two other matches in this kick off slot. The Pittsburgh Steelers welcome the Los Angeles Rams to Heinz Field while the Indianapolis Colts look to remain in front in the AFC South when they host the woeful Miami Dolphins.
I’ll go with a couple of bets over the course of the afternoon and evening with the Buffalo Bills the first pick. Cleveland Browns have lost their last four matches including a defeat to the Denver Broncos last week but they have looked shackled in each of their three games at home this term where the height of expectation and a hostile crowd is clearly getting to them. Buffalo Bills have been excellent this season. The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Union are the only two sides to have beaten the Bills this term. Buffalo are perfect on the road and have a defence to get at the Browns. I like the AFC East match here.
Moving later into the night I fancy the Los Angeles Rams off the back of their bye week to beat a beaten up Pittsburgh Steelers side who have been decimated by injuries at different times of the campaign. The Rams are just beginning to heat up, which is no surprise with the quality they have on their roster. I believe we are not very far away from a real standout performance from the Rams and while Pittsburgh have been competitive recently, winning four of their last five outings, this is a real step up for them. The Rams have finally found a bit of consistency and can score a lot of points. I’m not so sure the Steelers can match them so I’m with the Rams here.
Back Buffalo Bills to beat Cleveland Browns for a 4/10 stake at 2.30 with William Hill
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Back Los Angeles Rams (3.5) to beat Pittsburgh Steelers for a 4/10 stake at 1.87 with Coral