Lenny Del Genio – NFL Week 15 Blog12/17/2010
NFL Week 15 Blog
by Lenny Del Genio
Here is what you need to know for the marquee games on the Week 15 NFL card:
Kansas City (43.5) at St. Louis (pk): Battle of division leaders. Chiefs QB Cassel is listed as probable and the team desperately needs him considering backup Croyle’s 0-10 SU career mark. Also, KC is 1-4 SU last five road games and the Rams are 4-1 SU/ATS L5 at home.
Jacksonville (48.5) at Indianapolis (-4.5): This is a huge game in the AFC South. If the Jags pull the upset, they will have swept the season series from the Colts and essentially wrap up the division. Each of the prior six meetings between these teams have been decided by a TD or less.
Philadelphia (46) at NY Giants (-3): These teams are tied for first place in the NFC East. The Eagles have beaten the Giants five straight times (5-0 ATS), including 27-17 last month on a Sunday Night. New York led that game in the fourth quarter, but turned it over for a fifth time.
New Orleans (43.5) at Baltimore (-1): The money has come in on the dog after the public watched the Ravens allow the Texans two 90+ yd drives in the fourth quarter Monday night. Saints have won six straight overall and are 10-2 ATS L12 vs. the AFC.
Atlanta (-6) at Seattle: The Falcons are one of three teams this week to be playing the third of three consecutive road games. Potential lookahead with division rival New Orleans on deck, but Seattle has looked very bad of late and is just 5-14 ATS as an underdog the last two seasons.
NY Jets (35.5) at Pittsburgh (-6): Has there ever been a 9-4 team viewed as poorly as these Jets are? They have scored just nine points the last two weeks and now face a Steelers D that is allowing 9 PPG its last four games. Pittsburgh has gone 0-3 ATS vs. the AFC East thus far.
Former linesmaker Lenny Del Genio’s 20* NFL Game of the Month goes this Sunday.