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08/17/2012 06:55 PM

NFLX
Short Sheet

Week 2

Friday, August 17, 2012

Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 7:30 ET
Tennessee: 13-0 Over away off a loss
Tampa Bay: 10-3 ATS after allowing 50 or less rushing yards

Miami at Carolina, 8:00 ET
Miami: 26-13 ATS as an underdog
Carolina: 10-22 ATS off a loss

Detroit at Baltimore, 8:00 ET FOX
Detroit: 6-0 ATS off a non-conference game
Baltimore: 16-5 Under off an Over

Buffalo at Minnesota, 8:00 ET
Buffalo: 7-18 ATS after allowing 14 points or less
Minnesota: 10-2 Over off a loss by 10+ points

Jacksonville at New Orleans, 8:00 ET
Jacksonville: 13-3 ATS away with a total of 35.5 to 42 points
New Orleans: 5-15 ATS at home off a road game

Oakland at Arizona, 10:00 ET
Oakland: 8-21 ATS vs. NFC West opponents
Arizona: 12-4 Over off BB games scoring 7 or less first-half points

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08/17/2012 07:00 PM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

08/16/12 1-­3-­0 25.00% -­1150 Detail
08/13/12 1-­1-­0 50.00% -­50 Detail
08/12/12 2-­0-­0 100.00% +­1000 Detail
08/11/12 3-­1-­0 75.00% +­950 Detail
08/10/12 4-­6-­2 40.00% -­1300 Detail
08/09/12 9-­1-­0 90.00% +­3950 Detail
08/05/12 0-­2-­0 0.00% -­1100 Detail

Totals 20-­14-­2 58.82% +2300


Friday, August 17

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Tennessee - 7:30 PM ET Tampa Bay -3 500
Tampa Bay - Over 37 500

Miami - 8:00 PM ET Miami +4 500
Carolina - Under 37 500

Detroit - 8:00 PM ET Baltimore -3 500
Baltimore - Under 38.5 500

Buffalo - 8:00 PM ET Buffalo +2.5 500 ( PRESEASON GOW )
Minnesota - Under 37 500

Jacksonville - 8:00 PM ET New Orleans -6.5 500
New Orleans - Over 39 500

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08/18/2012 01:06 PM

Potential Super Bowl Preview In Houston

Could we be looking at a Super Bowl preview on Saturday night at Reliant Stadium?

The idea is not nearly as far-fetched as it would have seemed at this time a year ago, when the 49ers were going on nearly a decade without a playoff berth, and the Texans had never even reached the postseason. But after both qualified easily for the playoffs, and each won a game after getting there, San Francisco and Houston rate as the two most prohibitive division favorites in all of the NFL this season.

Maybe the Super Bowl preview thing isn’t far-fetched after all.

Oddsmakers are certainly expecting a crackling battle in Houston, as the Don Best NFL odds screen notes the host Texans as 3-point favorites at most Las Vegas wagering outlets, with the ‘total’ mostly at 37 shaded to the ‘under’ at the majority of Nevada sportsbooks. Kickoff time on Saturday night will be 8:00 p.m. (ET).

Both sides are off handy wins in their preseason openers, with Houston particularly solid in its 26-13 win at Carolina. The Texans’ defense, expected to be good, was outstanding last week, holding the Panthers (who admittedly used QB Cam Newton sparingly) to a mere 137 yards of total offense while recording eight sacks. All the more impressive with star LB Brian Cushing out with a virus and DE J.J. Watt sidelined by a dislocated elbow.

Meanwhile, first-round draft pick OLB Whitney Mercilus (Illinois) came off the bench and harassed the Carolina QBs, registering 1 ½ sacks in an impressive debut. The only minor casualty was NT Shaun Cody, who suffered a minor back injury that likely keeps him out of the 49er game.

Coach Gary Kubiak will begin to dig deeper into his offensive playbook this week with starting QB Matt Schaub expected to work well into the second quarter and star WR Andre Johnson, who sat out the Carolina opener after suffering a mild groin strain in the early days of training camp, likely to make his preseason debut. RB Arian Foster, also used sparingly at Carolina, should get a heavier workload vs. the 49ers.

Speaking of Schaub, he was an interested observer to this week’s signing of LT Duane Brown to a multi-year, $53 million contract. Schaub’s contract, set to expire after this season (as was Brown’s before he inked the deal), is expected to be next on the Houston target list.

The Houston QB rotation on Saturday will see Schaub probably play the first 1 ½ quarters before giving way to U of Houston rookie Case Keenum, who will work with the second-team offense and perhaps with deeper backups in the second half. Backup T.J. Yates, who went most of the way in the opener, and John Beck likely get work in the final thirty minutes.

Kubiak has also been impressed this summer with his WR depth, which appeared to be a question mark when camp opened. Former Michigan State wideout Keshawn Martin has been particularly impressive, while ex-LSU star Trindon Holliday opened some eyes on special teams at Charlotte with a 90-yard kickoff return TD.

The O-line, however, was not pleased with its performance in the opener and will look for a sharper effort vs. the 49ers.

As for Jim Harbaugh’s San Francisco squad, it was mostly low-key in a 17-6 win in the opener vs. Minnesota. In fact, the game slowed down so much in the second half that neither team scored in the final thirty minutes.

But Harbaugh can hardly complain, with (knock on wood) no serious maladies to report yet in camp after OLB Aldon Smith’s hip injury deemed minor in the wake of last week’s game. Harbaugh was also pleased with his power running game that accounted for 260 rushing yards vs. the Vikings in the opener, and that was with star RB Frank Gore being rested.

Starting QB Alex Smith likely gets more work vs. Houston after throwing just three passes in the opener, but Harbaugh is likely to take another good look at his other QBs to better determine the identity of Smith’s eventual backup. Second-year ex-Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick has a hold on the job at the moment, and didn’t hurt his candidacy with his highlight-reel 78-yard TD run in the second quarter, but former Wisconsin QB Scott Tolzien generated more buzz and appeared more comfy in the confines of the Harbaugh offense than Kaepernick when completing 10 of 13 throws. Ex-Bucs QB Josh Johnson (who played for Harbaugh at U of San Diego) also did enough to get another look.

The 49ers also flashed plenty of wide receiver depth in the opening week, although first-round draftee WR A.J. Jenkins (Illinois) continued in an inconsistent pattern, as he has done all summer at Santa Clara, dropping two passes after making one dandy 15-yard reception. Speaking of rookies, second-round RB LaMichael James (Oregon) flashed plenty of upside in spot duty and handled punts comfortably.

Aside from Gore, WR Mario Manningham, DE Justin Smith, and PK David Akers were late scratches for the Minnesota game, but all could see action this week.

Preseason trends worth noting include Kubiak’s Houston covering its 8th in the last 10 exhibition games last week at Carolina, while the 49ers’ preseason ‘under’ trend (which extends to the Mike Singletary era) continued vs. the Vikings; San Francisco is now ‘under’ 9-4 its last 13 preseason games.

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08/18/2012 01:09 PM

Cowboys Try For Better Performance At San Diego

The older among us at Don Best were forced to delve deep into our memory banks to recall a more odorous preseason opener than the one we witnessed last Monday between the Cowboys and Raiders at Oakland, which ended with Dallas on top by a 3-0 count.

And darned if we didn’t uncover a couple of even more tedious exhibition openers from long ago. There was even a 0-0 scoreline in the 1980 Hall of Fame Game between the Chargers and Packers, although that one deserves an asterisk because it was halted in the 4th quarter due to a lightning storm in Canton. For pure boredom and offensive ineptitude, however, it would be hard to top the Bears’ 2-0 win over the Packers in the 1971 preseason opener at old Milwaukee County Stadium.

So, all it took was 41 years to find a more impotent preseason opener offensive display than the Cowboys and Raiders provided last Monday.

Not that any of that makes Dallas fans any more comfy after watching their Cowboys stuck in neutral for most of the night vs. the Silver & Black. Safe to say that the Dallas defense, which posted the big donut when blanking Oakland on Monday, looks a good bit ahead of the offense at the moment.

We’ll see if that holds true again when Jerry Jones’ Cowboys, who after spending the past few days back in their California training camp in Oxnard, trek down the coast to San Diego to face the host Chargers on Saturday night before practicing for a couple of more days at the Charger complex and finally returning to their Texas headquarters thereafter.

Oddsmakers, however, haven’t flinched just because of the reduced Dallas scoreline from Monday night. The Don Best NFL odds screen notes that the Chargers are priced as mostly 3-point favorites around Las Vegas sportsbooks, while the ‘total’ is at a modest 37...or 34 points higher than the Cowboys and Raiders combined to score last Monday night.

Kickoff time on Saturday is 9:00 p.m. (ET) at Qualcomm Stadium, with CBS providing national TV coverage.

Some NFC East scouts weren’t terribly surprised at what they witnessed last Monday in Oakland, especially noting Dallas’ attack-end problems that had been recurring throughout training camp. Those issues mostly had to do with an offensive line that was in restructure mode anyway with additions of free-agent Gs Mackenzy Bernadeau and Nate Livings in the offseason but had endured a debilitating spate of injuries in late July and August. Bernadeau and Livings have been sidelined by hip and hamstring injuries, respectively, while the top three centers (Phil Costa, Bill Nagy, and Kevin Kowalski) were all out for the opener. It is hoped that Costa has recovered enough from his back woes to participate on Saturday, but Nagy was waived earlier this week and Kowalski remains out indefinitely.

Thus, the new-look line has hardly had a chance to develop any continuity in the summer, and only five days after the Oakland ugly-fest would appear unlikely to coagulate in time for this game at San Diego. Moreover, TE Jason Witten is now out until further notice after suffering a lacerated spleen at Oakland, and his availability for the September 5 regular-season opener vs. the Giants is now in doubt.

Another ongoing issue for the Cowboys this summer is the search for a third wideout behind Dez Bryant and Miles Austin. There was even talk of enlisting Terrell Owens for a return engagement in Big D before the Seahawks intervened, but auditions at WR will continue.

On Saturday, expect HC Jason Garrett to give a longer look at first stringers, including QB Tony Romo, who did little in three series vs. the Raiders, managing only one first down and one pass completion. Romo likely goes well into the 2nd Q vs. the Chargers before Kyle Orton and Stephen McGee get their chances at QB later in the game.

Rob Ryan’s defense, which faced a vanilla Raiders scheme on Monday, will likely have more to cope with against Norv Turner’s Chargers, who figure to give QB Philip Rivers work for most of the first half after the Bolts beat Green Bay, 21-13, in their opener last Thursday.

Turner’s QB rotation this week will likely also involve vet Charlie Whitehurst, who has the inside track for backup duties but has been slowed by knee issues this summer and missed the Packers game. LSU rookie Jarrett Lee got the bulk of the work in the opener (playing the last three quarters and completing 15 off 22 passes in the process) and will likely see action again on Saturday, most if not all of it in the second half.

At issue for the Chargers is finding some answers at RB after starter Ryan Mathews went down with a broken collarbone last week vs. the Pack. San Diego, already minus one of last year’s running contributors, Mike Tolbert (who left for Carolina in free agency), is likely going to work 30-year-old vet Ronnie Brown with the first string as it attempts to compensate for Mathews, who will be sidelined up to six weeks. Ex-Syracuse RB Curtis Brinkley is now competing with Brown for feature-back duties in Mathews’ absence.

Moreover, Turner is also concerned about his OL, especially the crucial LT spot as projected starter Jared Gaither has been unable to practice because of back issues.

On the plus side, the Bolts have been encouraged by the summer work of many of their wide receivers as they look to fill the gap created by Vincent Jackson’s FA departure to Tampa Bay. Vincent Brown, in particular, has flourished, and caught a TD pass last Thursday vs. the Pack.

Defensively, San Diego was also thrilled at the efforts of first-round pick Melvin Ingram, the OLB from South Carolina who made quite an impact vs. the Pack, forcing an interception after a thunderous hit on QB Aaron Rodgers. Another defensive rookie, UConn DT Kendall Reyes, made four tackles in his debut game as the Bolt defense looked close to midseason form last Thursday.

Looking at technical factors, the low-scoring opener at Oakland continued a preseason Cowboys ‘totals’ trend that has now seen them go ‘under’ 7-3 in their last ten exhibition games. As for the Bolts, their win and cover vs. the Packers was a slight departure from recent preseason form, especially at home, where they entered last Thursday’s game having dropped five of their last seven spread decisions at Qualcomm in preseason play.

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08/18/2012 01:11 PM

Jets And Giants Clash In Big Apple Battle

The New York Jets and New York Giants play their annual NFL preseason game on Saturday night and this is as close to regular season intensity as it gets.

Kickoff from shared MetLife Stadium will be at 7:00 p.m. (ET) and broadcast nationally on the NFL Network. The much-hyped Tim Tebow will be making his home debut for the Jets.

The Jets are 1-point favorites on the Don Best odds screen after opening as 2-point ‘dogs. The total has remained steady at 36½.

There is no love lost between these teams with each taking verbal shots in the media against each other the last few years. The Giants got the last laugh with a 29-14 win last December. That killed the Jets' playoff hopes and also helped propel the G-Men towards a second Super Bowl title in five years.

The Giants have won all five regular season meetings (4-0-1 ATS) dating back to 1996. The Jets have controlled the preseason matchups recently, 4-1 SU and 3-1-1 ATS over the last five years, 2-1 SU and ATS since the bombastic Rex Ryan became head coach. That could be a reason for the pointspread move.

The Jets started out their preseason last Friday with a 17-6 loss at Cincinnati as 1-point ‘dogs. All eyes were on the duo of Mark Sanchez and Tebow and while neither did much in the opener, there is no quarterback controversy with Sanchez entrenched as the starter.

The fourth-year Sanchez was just 4-of-6 for 21 yards while playing the first quarter. Tebow didn’t fare much better, 4-of-8 for 27 yards and an interception, although he did show off his scrambling ability. Former Alabama signal caller Greg McElroy is the third-stringer.

Ryan and new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano have vowed to heavily feature the ‘ground and pound’ rushing attack this season. That’s going to be necessary with a very green receiving core outside of the turbulent Santonio Holmes.

Holmes (ribs, back) missed the opener and is expected out Saturday, as is Chaz Schilens (ankle), while Jeremy Kerley (hamstring) is questionable to make his season debut. Rookie Stephen Hill had two catches against Cincy and should play despite jamming a finger in practice on Tuesday.

There is also a key injury on the defensive side of the ball with nose tackle Sione Pouha (back) likely out until the regular season. However, this defense should still be a top-5 unit this year and should perform well against the Giants.

The Giants also lost their preseason opener, 32-31 at Jacksonville last Friday, but covered as 2½-point underdogs. Super Bowl hero Eli Manning played most of the first quarter (4-of-8, 60 yards) before giving way to veteran David Carr and eventually third-string Ryan Perrilloux.

Coach Tom Coughlin’s team did lead Jacksonville 24-7 right before the half, thanks to two TD passes from Carr, but had a 25-7 deficit from there.

None of the quarterbacks will likely have Hakeem Nicks on Saturday. He’s doubtful with his foot injury, leaving Victor Cruz and tight end Martellus Bennett as the two main targets. Jake Ballard and Mario Manningham are both gone from last year’s roster.

The Giants are thin at defensive tackle with Chris Canty (knee) and Shaun Rogers (calf) both out, and Marvin Austin (back) appearing doubtful. That could help the Jets run the ball and take pressure off the banged-up passing attack.

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08/18/2012 01:13 PM

Saturday Betting Notes

August 18, 2012


N.Y. GIANTS at N.Y. JETS

After hearing about him all summer, the reigning champion Giants are certainly interested in making a statement against Tim Tebow. Consider it the unfortunate curse of being the most popular backup quarterback in NFL history, but the already important preseason encounter between the teams that share MetLife Stadium takes on added significance, polarizing the city due to the likelihood that the Jets chances hinge on this month's GQ cover boy. According to the New York Daily News, Tebow went 2-for-10, got picked off and took four sacks in Thursday's final scrimmage of training camp.

Santonio Holmes won't play for the Jets, nursing a rib injury. That means starter Mark Sanchez and backups Tebow, Greg McElroy and Matt Simms will be working short-handed as far as options, since rookie Jordan White and newcomer Chaz Schilens are definitely out. Another top rookie, Stephen Hill, hurt his right ring finger earlier in the week, while Jeremy Kerley has just recently returned to practice after a hamstring issue. So, yes, there's a fairly good chance Antonio Cromartie's two-way experiment sees the light of the day against the Giants.

The Giants are without Hakeem Nicks (foot), who returned to practice this week but isn't ready for game action. There's a lot of competition behind Nicks and Victor Cruz, so Eli Manning and David Carr will have the luxury of playing with eager targets Jerrel Jernigan, Rueben Randle, Domenik Hixon and Isaiah Stanback, trying to carve out roles and separate themselves.

Despite the advantage at the receiver spot, the Giants have similar attrition on the defensive front. DT Marvin Austin's back issues aren't going away, which makes it likely that he'll be out the entire preseason. DT Chris Canty is already out until at least Week 1 with his knee issue and DT Shaun Rogers has been lost for 2012. Suddenly, a position of strength is no longer deep, as new signees are just getting up to speed. That's a big factor for NYG to start the season, but obviously even more critical against the ground-oriented attack the Jets employ.

Both Rex Ryan and Tom Coughlin have been over-friendly in their preseason careers. Coughlin racked up another in last week's shootout in Jacksonville to get to 42 overs in 66 games, while Ryan's Jets were held down by Cincinnati, making him 8-4-1 in the totals game.

KANSAS CITY at ST. LOUIS

Following last season's injury-riddled and highly irregular preseason that ultimately cost Todd Haley his job, the Chiefs have remained healthy and were among the most impressive teams in Week 1. Matt Cassel shined in his first outing under new coordinator Brian Daboll. This showdown in St. Louis is expected to be a big opportunity for Ricky Stanzi to win the backup QB job over Brady Quinn.

Kansas City's top receiver, Dwayne Bowe, finally signed a contract and reported to camp, though he's not expected to play here.

St. Louis was a 38-3 loser in Indianapolis and put together the most listless peformance of the preseason. Jeff Fisher is counting on a more aggressive approach and plans on seeing more from starter Sam Bradford and the first-string offense, hoping to take advantage of Kansas City's top corner, Brandon Flowers.

Last year's annual in-state rivalry preseason game went the Rams way, 14-10, at Arrowhead.

WASHINGTON at CHICAGO

The Bears will see QB Jay Cutler, RB Matt Forte and DE Julius Peppers start after sitting out last week against Denver. Look for them all to get at least a quarter, while a porous offensive line that badly needs reps is expected to play the entire first half.

Any time Rex Grossman faces the Bears, it's news. He's accepted backing up Robert Griffin III but will have a little something extra for his former team, especially with the Chicago crowd likely to be as ruthless as they were when he wore their uniform. RG3 was impressive in his debut and will play into the second quarter against a defense missing Brian Urlacher, among others.

Last year's top two rushers, Tim Hightower and Roy Helu, remain out for Washington. As a result, likely opening day starter Evan Royster will see early action before giving way to Alfred Morris, a rookie out of Florida Atlantic who has made a strong impression on the coaching staff. He'll get some time with the starters. No active coach has won more preseason games than Mike Shanahan, who racked up his 48th victory in 77 outings last week. He's also an impressive 43-32-2 against the number.

SAN FRANCISCO at HOUSTON

Arian Foster fumbled in his only carry last week, so even though all eyes will continue to be on Matt Schaub as he returns from last year's season-ending injury, look for Houston's All-Pro running back to get an increased workload. Andre Johnson will also be out there, as head coach Gary Kubiak is interested in seeing his best players perform into the second quarter.

Jim Harbaugh is still playing with new toys, but Frank Gore will finally get a few carries after sitting out last week. Kendall Hunter and Brandon Jacobs will still likely get the bulk of the action. Mario Manningham will also be unveiled for the first time, as he Randy Moss and a new-look receiving corps will work with Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick and Josh Johnson, slated to play ahead of Scott Tolzien.

Harbaugh is 3-2 SU and ATS in his brief preseason career, while Gary Kubiak has really done a nice job with the Texans (14-11 SU, 14-9 ATS).

SEATTLE at DENVER

Peyton Manning barely got touched in last week's opener in Chicago, so the plan is for him to continue keeping his uniform clean as he debuts in front of friendly faces at Mile High. It remains to be seen how cautious the Broncos plan on being with him, but it's worth pointing out that he'll be playing behind an offensive line missing right guard Chris Kuper, who fractured his forearm in practice this week.

The story from Seattle's standpoint is Terrell Owens making his debut with the team. It sounds like he'll be catching passes from starter Matt Flynn and exciting rookie Russell Wilson, who was electric in helping net last week's win and cover. Speedster Doug Baldwin will also be back after a bout with a hamstring injury, so the Seahawks will get a better look at what their offense can do. That said, top receiving threat Sidney Rice (shoulder) will again be held out. While it looks like Flynn is a virtual lock to start the season under center, Wilson can make things interesting if he shines again.

Denver's defense won't be at full strength due to cornerback Tracy Porter (abdominal) and safety Quinton Carter (knee) missing from the secondary. Linebackers Danny Trevathan (ankle) and Keith Brooking (hamstring) also missed time, so the depth that is typically a strength won't be in play.

The Seahawks will be debuting their futuristic-looking new road uniforms, a metallic blue with lime green trim that could do long-term damage to your retina if you stare directly at it.

DALLAS at SAN DIEGO

After an ominous debut where the Tony Romo-led first-string offense failed to score in Oakland and lost Jason Witten to a lacerated spleen, the Cowboys hope for a lot more scoring in San Diego. That's the only reason Romo is being exposed for at least a quarter, since Jason Garrett has already said he'd like to see him for a longer turn than he took against the Raiders on Monday night. Kyle Orton will follow, also looking for sharper play. It won't help either that Miles Austin remains out.

Despite an array of offensive line issues and Ryan Mathews having broken his collarbone in the preseason opener, Philip Rivers is slated to get in a substantial workload. Following up will likely be Charlie Whitehurst in his first action of the preseason, while rookie Jarrett Lee is set to mop up. Ronnie Brown is starting at running back.

Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware has been declared out with a hamstring tweak, so two first-team linebackers will be missing with Anthony Spencer (hamstring) still out. First-round pick Morris Claiborne will start. Dallas is hoping he'll be its shutdown corner, so it will be interesting to see if any of the guys vying to be San Diego's No. 1 receiver can get off on the rookie.

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08/18/2012 01:31 PM

Giants-Jets battle Saturday at MetLife Stadium

NEW YORK GIANTS (0-1)

at NEW YORK JETS (0-1)


NFL Preseason Game
Kickoff: Saturday, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Jets -1, Total: 36½

After scoring just six points in their preseason opener last week, the Jets will try to get their offense in gear against the Giants on Saturday night.

The Jets had a horrible offensive showing in their 17-6 loss at Cincinnati eight days ago, especially their passing game which threw for a pathetic 57 yards on 20 attempts. The Giants defense was to blame in a 32-31 defeat at Jacksonville on that same night. That high-scoring affair doesn’t bode well for Saturday’s contest, considering the Giants are 2-10 ATS since 1993 after playing a preseason game where at least 50 points were scored. These two New York teams meet every year in the preseason, but the results are usually the same. Since 1996, the Jets have won 12 of the 16 matchups, going 12-3-1 ATS. With the Jets planning on having their first-team offense play the entire first half, expect this trend to continue with the JETS winning again on Saturday.

This two-star FoxSheets trend also expects the Jets to come out on top:

N.Y. GIANTS are 4-16 ATS (20.0%, -13.6 Units) in preseason games played on turf since 1993. The average score was N.Y. GIANTS 18.1, OPPONENT 22.2 - (Rating = 2*).

The Giants have several key players that will be on the sidelines for this Big Apple rivalry, including WR Hakeem Nicks (foot), TE Travis Beckum (knee), DT Chris Canty (knee), LB Michael Boley (hamstring) and CB Terrell Thomas (knee). Starting QB Eli Manning will likely play the first quarter of action again like last week against the Jaguars when he finished 4-of-8 for 60 yards. Second-string QB David Carr will likely see the most snaps again, especially coming off a strong performance in Jacksonville, going 6-of-10 for 48 yards and two touchdowns. The No. 3 signal caller is Ryan Perrilloux who completed 6-of-7 throws for 59 yards and 1 TD. Rookie RB David Wilson will also have a prominent role in the offense, coming off a team-high 43 rushing yards on just seven carries (6.0 YPC) against the Jags. D.J. Ware also rushed the ball effectively with five carries for 30 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the Giants know they’ll have to do a much better job stopping the run than they did last week when they allowed 156 yards on 31 carries (5.0 YPC) and 2 TD.

The Jets can certainly run the football, and expect to feature some Wildcat formations with new QB Tim Tebow. Last Friday, the Jets rushed for a solid 116 yards on 27 carries (4.3 YPC) led by Tebow’s 34 yards on just four carries. Tebow and starting QB Mark Sanchez did not throw the football well though, combining to go 8-for-14 for just 48 yards (3.4 YPA), 0 TD and one bad interception by Tebow. Third-stringer Greg McElroy completed 4-of-6 throws for 49 yards (8.2 YPA), but took three sacks. Like the Giants, the Jets also have their fair share of injuries, most notably WRs Santonio Holmes (bruised ribs), Jeremy Kerley (strained hamstring) and Chaz Schilens (sprained ankle), as well as starting NT Sione Pouha (head laceration) and S Eric Smith (sprained knee).

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08/18/2012 01:33 PM

What Bettors Need to Know: Saturday's NFL preseason action

New York Giants at New York Jets (-1, 36.5)

The Giants haven’t even taken the field versus their Big Apple rivals and already they’re sick of hearing about the Jets – namely QB Tim Tebow. That doesn’t mean the G-Men aren't taking the Jets second-stringer seriously. In fact, the Giants practiced against the Wildcat offense this week, using third-string QB Ryan Perrilloux as a Tebow clone.

The other New York team is planning to play their starters the entire first half Saturday. Jets head coach Rex Ryan leaked his rotation while also addressing the lack of bodies at receiver for Week 2 of the preseason. Wideouts Santonio Holmes and Jeremy Kerley will not play and Jordan White is doubtful with knee issues.

Kansas City Chiefs at St. Louis Rams (+1, 36.5)

New Rams coach Jeff Fisher is keeping it simple in the preseason and told the media his gameplan for Week 2 is the same as Week 1. Fisher says his starters will go a little deeper into the game than they did in a 38-3 beating by the Indianapolis Colts in the preseason opener.

Another new head coach, Romeo Crennel, was pleased with his team’s performance in the exhibition opener, especially the effort from running backs Peyton Hillis and Jamaal Charles, who is returning from a knee injury. Expect backups Brady Quinn and Ricky Stanzi to get the bulk of the action as the Chiefs are trying to hammer down a true No. 2 QB.

Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears (-1, 37)

Football fans in D.C. had to like what they saw from rookie QB Robert Griffen III during his limited action in Week 1 of the preseason. Much of that success can fall on head coach Mike Shanahan, who is rumored to have tinkered with the offense to mimic Griffen’s playbook at Baylor. Another rookie, RB Alfred Morris, could also get the start Saturday with so many injuries in the Redskins’ backfield.

The Bears looked terrible in their preseason debut, getting licked 31-3 by the Denver Broncos. Starting QB Jay Cutler sat out that Week 1 preseason tilt and is expected to get the nod in Week 2. Cutler was preoccupied after his girlfriend Kristin Cavallari recently gave birth to the couple’s first child and was told he was sitting during warm-ups last Thursday.

San Francisco 49ers at Houston Texans (-3, 36.5)

The Niners are expected to open up the playbook on offense Saturday. San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh has been impressed with the quick connection between QB Alex Smith and his new targets. The 49ers are expected to debut WR Mario Manningham and RB Frank Gore after the two sat out last week’s tune-up versus the Minnesota Vikings.

The Texans unleashed hell against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1 of the preseason, collecting eight sacks for 64 yards lost. Houston will turn its attention to offense versus the Niners in Week 2, with star WR Andre Johnson expected to suit up after sitting out the exhibition opener.

Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos (-1, 37.5)

The Seahawks have whittled their QB choices down to two, with rumors spreading that veteran pivot Tarvaris Jackson is on the trade block. That means that Russell Wilson and Matt Flynn are duking it out for the top job under center. Those two will have a brand new toy to play with Saturday when veteran WR Terrell Owens makes his Seattle debut.

The Broncos looked really good in their first run-through of the preseason. Denver demolished the Bears and got a good look at QB Peyton Manning, who is expected to play the entire first half Saturday. Bettors should expect the rest of the starters to put in those minutes as well with the Broncos hoping to get Manning comfortable with his new team.

Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers (-3, 37)

The Cowboys' offseason woes continued this week when Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten suffered a spleen injury and could be lost for the first part of the regular season. Dallas has been bitten hard by the injury bug this offseason. That hasn’t scared head coach Jason Garrett from playing Tony Romo more in Week 2. The QB is expected to play more than his 11 snaps from Week 1’s 3-0 win over the Oakland Raiders.

San Diego suffered a scare in Week 1 of the exhibition schedule after running back Ryan Matthews left the game with a broken collarbone. The Bolts will lean on RB Ronnie Brown to fill that hole while Matthews recovers. He rushed for just eight yards on three carries in the win over the Green Bay Packers last Thursday.

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08/18/2012 01:33 PM

What Bettors Need to Know: Saturday's NFL preseason action

New York Giants at New York Jets (-1, 36.5)

The Giants haven’t even taken the field versus their Big Apple rivals and already they’re sick of hearing about the Jets – namely QB Tim Tebow. That doesn’t mean the G-Men aren't taking the Jets second-stringer seriously. In fact, the Giants practiced against the Wildcat offense this week, using third-string QB Ryan Perrilloux as a Tebow clone.

The other New York team is planning to play their starters the entire first half Saturday. Jets head coach Rex Ryan leaked his rotation while also addressing the lack of bodies at receiver for Week 2 of the preseason. Wideouts Santonio Holmes and Jeremy Kerley will not play and Jordan White is doubtful with knee issues.

Kansas City Chiefs at St. Louis Rams (+1, 36.5)

New Rams coach Jeff Fisher is keeping it simple in the preseason and told the media his gameplan for Week 2 is the same as Week 1. Fisher says his starters will go a little deeper into the game than they did in a 38-3 beating by the Indianapolis Colts in the preseason opener.

Another new head coach, Romeo Crennel, was pleased with his team’s performance in the exhibition opener, especially the effort from running backs Peyton Hillis and Jamaal Charles, who is returning from a knee injury. Expect backups Brady Quinn and Ricky Stanzi to get the bulk of the action as the Chiefs are trying to hammer down a true No. 2 QB.

Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears (-1, 37)

Football fans in D.C. had to like what they saw from rookie QB Robert Griffen III during his limited action in Week 1 of the preseason. Much of that success can fall on head coach Mike Shanahan, who is rumored to have tinkered with the offense to mimic Griffen’s playbook at Baylor. Another rookie, RB Alfred Morris, could also get the start Saturday with so many injuries in the Redskins’ backfield.

The Bears looked terrible in their preseason debut, getting licked 31-3 by the Denver Broncos. Starting QB Jay Cutler sat out that Week 1 preseason tilt and is expected to get the nod in Week 2. Cutler was preoccupied after his girlfriend Kristin Cavallari recently gave birth to the couple’s first child and was told he was sitting during warm-ups last Thursday.

San Francisco 49ers at Houston Texans (-3, 36.5)

The Niners are expected to open up the playbook on offense Saturday. San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh has been impressed with the quick connection between QB Alex Smith and his new targets. The 49ers are expected to debut WR Mario Manningham and RB Frank Gore after the two sat out last week’s tune-up versus the Minnesota Vikings.

The Texans unleashed hell against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1 of the preseason, collecting eight sacks for 64 yards lost. Houston will turn its attention to offense versus the Niners in Week 2, with star WR Andre Johnson expected to suit up after sitting out the exhibition opener.

Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos (-1, 37.5)

The Seahawks have whittled their QB choices down to two, with rumors spreading that veteran pivot Tarvaris Jackson is on the trade block. That means that Russell Wilson and Matt Flynn are duking it out for the top job under center. Those two will have a brand new toy to play with Saturday when veteran WR Terrell Owens makes his Seattle debut.

The Broncos looked really good in their first run-through of the preseason. Denver demolished the Bears and got a good look at QB Peyton Manning, who is expected to play the entire first half Saturday. Bettors should expect the rest of the starters to put in those minutes as well with the Broncos hoping to get Manning comfortable with his new team.

Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers (-3, 37)

The Cowboys' offseason woes continued this week when Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten suffered a spleen injury and could be lost for the first part of the regular season. Dallas has been bitten hard by the injury bug this offseason. That hasn’t scared head coach Jason Garrett from playing Tony Romo more in Week 2. The QB is expected to play more than his 11 snaps from Week 1’s 3-0 win over the Oakland Raiders.

San Diego suffered a scare in Week 1 of the exhibition schedule after running back Ryan Matthews left the game with a broken collarbone. The Bolts will lean on RB Ronnie Brown to fill that hole while Matthews recovers. He rushed for just eight yards on three carries in the win over the Green Bay Packers last Thursday.

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08/18/2012 01:35 PM

What Bettors Need to Know: Saturday's NFL preseason action

New York Giants at New York Jets (-1, 36.5)

The Giants haven’t even taken the field versus their Big Apple rivals and already they’re sick of hearing about the Jets – namely QB Tim Tebow. That doesn’t mean the G-Men aren't taking the Jets second-stringer seriously. In fact, the Giants practiced against the Wildcat offense this week, using third-string QB Ryan Perrilloux as a Tebow clone.

The other New York team is planning to play their starters the entire first half Saturday. Jets head coach Rex Ryan leaked his rotation while also addressing the lack of bodies at receiver for Week 2 of the preseason. Wideouts Santonio Holmes and Jeremy Kerley will not play and Jordan White is doubtful with knee issues.

Kansas City Chiefs at St. Louis Rams (+1, 36.5)

New Rams coach Jeff Fisher is keeping it simple in the preseason and told the media his gameplan for Week 2 is the same as Week 1. Fisher says his starters will go a little deeper into the game than they did in a 38-3 beating by the Indianapolis Colts in the preseason opener.

Another new head coach, Romeo Crennel, was pleased with his team’s performance in the exhibition opener, especially the effort from running backs Peyton Hillis and Jamaal Charles, who is returning from a knee injury. Expect backups Brady Quinn and Ricky Stanzi to get the bulk of the action as the Chiefs are trying to hammer down a true No. 2 QB.

Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears (-1, 37)

Football fans in D.C. had to like what they saw from rookie QB Robert Griffen III during his limited action in Week 1 of the preseason. Much of that success can fall on head coach Mike Shanahan, who is rumored to have tinkered with the offense to mimic Griffen’s playbook at Baylor. Another rookie, RB Alfred Morris, could also get the start Saturday with so many injuries in the Redskins’ backfield.

The Bears looked terrible in their preseason debut, getting licked 31-3 by the Denver Broncos. Starting QB Jay Cutler sat out that Week 1 preseason tilt and is expected to get the nod in Week 2. Cutler was preoccupied after his girlfriend Kristin Cavallari recently gave birth to the couple’s first child and was told he was sitting during warm-ups last Thursday.

San Francisco 49ers at Houston Texans (-3, 36.5)

The Niners are expected to open up the playbook on offense Saturday. San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh has been impressed with the quick connection between QB Alex Smith and his new targets. The 49ers are expected to debut WR Mario Manningham and RB Frank Gore after the two sat out last week’s tune-up versus the Minnesota Vikings.

The Texans unleashed hell against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1 of the preseason, collecting eight sacks for 64 yards lost. Houston will turn its attention to offense versus the Niners in Week 2, with star WR Andre Johnson expected to suit up after sitting out the exhibition opener.

Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos (-1, 37.5)

The Seahawks have whittled their QB choices down to two, with rumors spreading that veteran pivot Tarvaris Jackson is on the trade block. That means that Russell Wilson and Matt Flynn are duking it out for the top job under center. Those two will have a brand new toy to play with Saturday when veteran WR Terrell Owens makes his Seattle debut.

The Broncos looked really good in their first run-through of the preseason. Denver demolished the Bears and got a good look at QB Peyton Manning, who is expected to play the entire first half Saturday. Bettors should expect the rest of the starters to put in those minutes as well with the Broncos hoping to get Manning comfortable with his new team.

Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers (-3, 37)

The Cowboys' offseason woes continued this week when Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten suffered a spleen injury and could be lost for the first part of the regular season. Dallas has been bitten hard by the injury bug this offseason. That hasn’t scared head coach Jason Garrett from playing Tony Romo more in Week 2. The QB is expected to play more than his 11 snaps from Week 1’s 3-0 win over the Oakland Raiders.

San Diego suffered a scare in Week 1 of the exhibition schedule after running back Ryan Matthews left the game with a broken collarbone. The Bolts will lean on RB Ronnie Brown to fill that hole while Matthews recovers. He rushed for just eight yards on three carries in the win over the Green Bay Packers last Thursday.

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