Jets @ Colts -7.5 ... over/under 39.5
The rookie QB certainly comes into play here, but Sanchez's 92.2 QB rating is certainly something worth noting. I think it is absurd the spread is 7.5, and I will gladly take the points. The Colts ranked dead last in rushing yards per game in both the regular season and playoffs. With Revis taking out Reggie Wayne, and the safety/LB focusing on Dallas Clark...I don't see this game being a cake-walk for the Colts. Give me 7.5 points? Hell yea. Plus. the Jets proved two times they are not afraid of the road. Matt Stover is not what he used to be, so that could prove problematic with long field goal situations for Indy. Jets +7.5 and the under.
Vikings @ Saints -3.5 ... over/under 53
This is a bet I love. I'm taking the Vikings in a heart beat. The Saints secondary has been a patch job all year, and it's not going to hold against the NFL's #2 offense. The Vikings truly have balance on both sides of the ball. The Who Dat's have protected Brees well only allowing 20 sacks in the regular season and 0 against the Cowboys last week, but Jared Allen is a force and will reek some havoc. Either way, this is poised to be a shootout, and I like the over in this one. Shockey is still questionable for this game. Vikes +3.5 and the over
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