jimmythegreek Posts:10891 Followers:378
On 11/25/2012 08:27 AM in NFL

NFL GREEK INSIDER WEEK 12

Denver -10 over KC (bought half):
Denver (7-3) opened a three-game lead in the West with a 30-23 victory over San Diego last Sunday, sweeping the season series. The Broncos are on the cusp of matching their win total from last season thanks to a five-game winning streak, but they'll have to go forward without Willis McGahee. The team leader with 731 rushing yards, McGahee was placed on injured reserve after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his right knee when he was tackled low against the Chargers. McGahee will be replaced by rookie Ronnie Hillman, Lance Ball and former first-round pick Knowshon Moreno, who have combined for 297 yards and two TDs on 82 carries this season.

At least Peyton Manning doesn't have to worry about his defense, which ranks among the NFL's best allowing 312.8 yards per game, including 93.8 on the ground. Denver's defense also leads the league with 35 sacks, with Von Miller recording seven of his 13 in the last three games. He had three against San Diego and is second in the league in that category. Miller's 24 1/2 sacks are the most by a Bronco in his first two seasons since the stat became official in 1982. Manning is looking for an improved effort after struggling by his standards last week. He completed 25 of 42 for 270 yards with three touchdowns and one interception, while getting sacked three times.

Kansas City (1-9) is averaging 12.0 points during a seven-game losing streak, mustering just 166.0 passing yards over the last five contests. The Chiefs, losers of all five home games, were far from perfect last weekend, converting only one third down and totaling just 284 yards of offense. He's completed 24 of 42 passes for 181 yards with three interceptions in two starts this year.

Given the fact that the Broncos have not quite locked up the AFC West, a win here would only get them one step closer so this doesn't feel like a letdown spot especially with Romeo Crennel and the Chiefs going nowhere at 1-9. While the Chiefs have had their share of troubles on both sides of the ball, the offense has been particularly abysmal, averaging just 10.67 points per game over the last six games. Not nearly enough firepower against a team that has averaged 33 points over their last 5 games.

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jimmythegreek Posts:10891 Followers:378
11/25/2012 08:44 AM

Cincinnati -8.5 over Oakland:
Carson Palmer was the face of the Cincinnati Bengals for 7 years, leading them to two playoff appearances and earning two Pro Bowl trips before the parties endured an ugly split last year. He makes his return to Paul Brown Stadium for the first time since he was traded to Oakland, Palmer looks to help the Raiders avoid a fourth straight loss and keep the Bengals from a third consecutive victory Sunday. A Heisman Trophy winner at Southern California, Palmer was the first overall pick by Cincinnati in 2003. He led the Bengals to AFC North titles in 2005 and 2009, but after a 4-12 season in 2010, Palmer wanted out. Ownership refused to trade him, so Palmer held out and stood away from the team before he was finally dealt to Oakland in the middle of last season for a 2012 first-round pick.

Cincinnati fans don't seem to be too interested in Palmer's return. However, they should be eager to see a Bengals club that has followed a four-game slide by outscoring the New York Giants and Kansas City 59-19 in consecutive wins. Andy Dalton, who replaced Palmer and led the Bengals to the playoffs while throwing for 3,398 yards and 20 touchdowns as a rookie in 2011, has thrown six TDs and no picks in the last two games. He's already thrown 20 TDs this season, and his 92.7 passer rating ranks 11th in the league.

Cincinnati could be in for another big day against a Raiders team that ranks last in the NFL allowing 32.2 points per game and has been outscored 135-69 over the last three contests. The Bengals stood firm against struggling offenses in the Giants and Chiefs, and they have some renewed confidence after giving up 89 points in the previous three games. Though the organization has downplayed Palmer's return, it's likely the Cincinnati defense is excited for the chance to add to the Raiders' recent struggles.

Palmer, who threw two TDs and two INTs in last Sunday's 38-17 loss to New Orleans, is third in the NFL with 3,035 yards but has thrown 11 interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns. One of the few recent bright spots is fullback Marcel Reece, who has rushed for 151 yards on 33 carries over the last two games in place of injured backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson. Reece is second on the Raiders with 37 receptions.

Oakland like Kansas City has tanked the season and basically has nothing left to play for except perhaps pride and the role of the spoiler. Cincinnati continues to be right in the midst of the AFC Wildcard, and shouldn't lose its focus against a defense that once again looks to yield plenty of points.

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11/25/2012 08:55 AM

Tennessee -4 over Jacksonville:
Coming off their bye, the Titans (4-6) will try to string some wins together after snapping a two-game skid with a 37-3 victory at Miami on Nov. 11. It was the team's most lopsided win since a 47-7 romp over St. Louis on Dec. 13, 2009. The Titans could be in for another big day offensively against a Jacksonville defense that has allowed 31.3 points during its seven-game losing streak. Having three-time Pro Bowler Chris Johnson back to his old self should help. Johnson, who averaged 42.0 yards and 2.9 per carry in his first five games, has run for 130.4 per game on 6.7 per touch to help the Titans win three of their last five.

He's likely to find more room to run against the Jaguars (1-9), who allow 137.3 yards per game on the ground - 29th in the NFL. Tennessee also should have a nearly 100 percent Locker under center after he returned from a five-game absence and completed 9 of 21 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns against the Dolphins in his first career road win. Locker, who hadn't played since injuring his left shoulder against the Texans on Sept. 30, should be confident facing a Jacksonville secondary that allowed five touchdowns and 527 passing yards -- tied for the second most in NFL history -- to Houston's Matt Schaub in a 43-37 overtime loss on Sunday.

While the Titans have their QB back, the Jaguars lost starter Blaine Gabbert for the season when he suffered a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder in the first quarter against the Texans.Chad Henne, who will make his fifth appearance this season, has a career 13-18 record as a starter with 30 touchdowns and 35 interceptions -- all during his four previous seasons with Miami. The Jaguars, trying to avoid the first eight-game losing streak in franchise history, have a chance to continue last week's success against a Tennessee defense that has allowed 30 points or more in seven of its 10 games.



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11/25/2012 09:03 AM

Buffalo/Indianapolis over 51:
Indianapolis (6-4) played its way into playoff contention with four straight wins against teams with a combined 11-29 record before heading into last week's showdown at New England. Indianapolis, facing its first opponent with a winning record since a Week 2 win against Minnesota, had four turnovers, including two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns. Luck completed 27 of 50 passes for 334 yards and two touchdowns with three interceptions - his first three-pick game since the season opener. Still, he broke Peyton Manning's NFL rookie record with his fifth 300-yard game.

Indianapolis, which has yet to lose two straight this season, could be line for a big day against a Buffalo defense that ranks near the bottom of the league in yards (401.1) and points allowed (29.9). While the Bills also have the worst run defense in the AFC, allowing 153.3 yards per game, it might not matter with the Colts' inconsistent ground game. The Bills (4-6) are on the fringe of the AFC playoff race, with three teams ahead of them competing for the conference's two wild-card spots.

Since the start of last season, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is 6-1 when making 29 or fewer pass attempts, and 4-15 when attempting more than 30. Buffalo will try to keep the Indianapolis defense reeling after it allowed season highs in points and yards (446) in the humbling loss to the Patriots. We expect a shootout this afternoon with the winner easily soaring into the 30s. The last team holding the ball will likely squeak out a close victory after both teams figure to go toe to toe.

Best of luck to all in week 12.

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bobalou Posts:4997 Followers:145
11/25/2012 11:53 AM

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