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2010 NFL Trends: Week 8 Cheat Sheet

October 28th, 2010 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist) | Posted in NFL Football   Comments Off on 2010 NFL Trends: Week 8 Cheat Sheet
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Week 8 of the NFL season is right around the corner! The handicapping experts of Bankroll Sports have key releases for you this weekend. Props and free picks will be available to you on our sports blog as well. However, to kick off this NFL betting week, we’re going to take a look at the most important NFL trends and matchup histories for the Week 8 NFL matchups.

Sunday, October 31st, 1:00 ET: Green Bay Packers @ New York Jets
NFL Trends of Note
The Packers have covered five straight following their bye week
Green Bay is 15-5-1 ATS in its L/21 as an underdog
New York is 7-1 ATS in its L/8 years following its bye week

Series History
The Jets have absolutely reamed the Packers in their L/2 meetings with one another, winning 38-10 at Lambeau Field in 2006 and 42-17 in the Meadowlands in 2002. Since 1985, these teams have met six times, with the Pack getting beaten outright in five of the six and posting just a 1-4-1 ATS record. Needless to say, New York hopes this continues on Sunday to try to improve the NFL’s best ATS mark right now at 5-1 ATS.

Sunday, October 31st, 1:00 PM ET: Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers
NFL Trends of Note
The Broncos are just 17-35 ATS in their L/52 games after SU losses of more than two TDs
Denver is 7-20-1 ATS in its L/28 against teams with losing records
San Fran is just 7-19-1 ATS in its L/27 played in October

Series History
This is going to be the first time that either the Broncos or 49ers have paid a visit to Jolly Ol’ England, and it should be a good one. The Niners pulled off a tremendous upset in 2006 at Mile High Stadium, winning 26-23 in overtime as ten point pups. The previous meeting also went to the road team and the underdog in 2002, a 24-14 win for Denver at Candlestick Park.

Sunday, October 31st, 1:00 PM ET: Washington Redskins @ Detroit Lions
NFL Trends of Note
Washington is 6-18-3 ATS in its L/27 against teams with a losing record
Detroit is 6-13 ATS in its L/19 home games
The home team is 7-2 ATS in the L/9 meetings

Series History
Last year, this was the game which ended the dastardly losing streak for the Lions that extended 19 games, including the winless campaign in 2008. The Lions had failed to cover the previous three though, notching their most recent win from that point in 2000 by the count of 15-10. This is also a series that is notorious for low scoring affairs, as the ‘under’ has gone 6-0-2 over the L/8 meetings dating back to 1997.

Sunday, October 31st, 1:00 PM ET: Miami Dolphins @ Cincinnati Bengals
NFL Trends of Note
The Dolphins remain 3-0 SU and ATS this year on the road but 0-3 SU and 1-2 ATS at home
The Fins are 9-1-1 ATS in their L/11 games played in Week 8
Cincy is 3-11 ATS in its L/14 overall

Series History
These teams actually don’t play that often, which is very surprising for teams sharing a conference. However, the Dolphins really dominated this series from 1987 through 2000, going 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS in that stretch. Cincinnati has since struck back though, winning 16-13 in 2004 and 38-25 in 2007. That cover in South Beach in ’07 marked just the second cover in this series for the Bengals since before Dan Marino was quarterbacking the team.

Sunday, October 31st, 1:00 PM ET: Carolina Panthers @ St. Louis Rams
NFL Trends of Note
Carolina is 10-3 ATS in its L/13 against the NFC
The Panthers are 6-2 ATS in their L/8 on the road
The Rams have failed to cover a spread in this series since 2001

Series History
These two teams really don’t like each other, and it was really proven in the infamous double overtime game in the 2004 playoffs when WR Steve Smith ended the Rams’ season with a longest touchdown grab. That started a four game winning streak SU for the Panthers in this series of these former NFC West rivals. The “Greatest Show on Turf” does have a 48-14 win in 2001 to show for its work, but that was the last time that the Rams covered a spread in this series.

Sunday, October 31st, 1:00 PM ET: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Dallas Cowboys
NFL Trends of Note
The Jags are just 2-8 ATS in the L/10 seasons in Week 8
Jacksonville is 2-8 ATS in its L/10 against teams with a losing record
Dallas has covered two of the four all-time meetings with the Jags

Series History
There isn’t much of a history here to look at, but these teams have put on four games that have all looked very, very similar. The home team is 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS, and both teams have a pair of victories. All four games featured between 40 and 48 points, with the winning team scoring between 21 and 26 and the losing team scoring between 17 and 22.

Sunday, October 31st, 1:00 PM ET: Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs
NFL Trends of Note
The Bills are 10-4 ATS in their L/14 road games
Buffalo is 6-13 ATS in its L/19 against teams with a winning record
KC is 7-1 ATS in its L/8 overall

Series History
Ever since the 1994 AFC Championship Game that sent the Bills to the Super Bowl, Buffalo has really dominated this series. You have to go back to 2003 to find the last time that the Chiefs won a game in this series (and that was by the ever so popular score of 38-5), and you won’t find a win at Ralph Wilson Stadium since before the Bills became good. Buffalo has played here at Arrowhead in each of the L/2 seasons, and has victories in both games. Don’t expect it to score anywhere near the 54 that it put on the board in 2008, though.

Sunday, October 31st, 4:05 PM ET: Tennessee Titans @ San Diego Chargers
NFL Trends of Note
The Titans are 9-2 ATS in the L/11 seasons in Week 8
San Diego is 2-7 ATS in its L/9 played in October
The Chargers have covered five straight in this series

Series History
The Bolts don’t have a heck of a lot going for them right now, but perhaps the fact that they have never lost to this franchise SU or ATS since it was known as the Houston Oilers might cheer them up. On Christmas Day last year, the Bolts pasted Tennessee 42-17 at LP Field. The last time the Oilers franchise won here was in 1990 at the old Jack Murphy Stadium. The Titans/Oilers haven’t scored more than 17 points in a game in this series since the 1980s!

Sunday, October 31st, 4:15 PM ET: Seattle Seahawks @ Oakland Raiders
NFL Trends of Note
Seattle is 1-7 ATS in its L/8 played on grass
The Seahawks are 2-10 ATS in their L/12 road games
Oakland is 16-36 ATS in its L/52 played at the Black Hole

Series History
The last time a team won two consecutive games in this series, the Seahawks were playing in the AFC West. Seattle has 16-0 and 34-27 wins at home against the Raiders since 2001, but 31-17 and 38-14 losses on the road in that stretch as well. The two teams are virtually split down the middle at 10-10 ATS since 1993, with Oakland holding a very slender 11-9 SU edge. The last time the Seahawks won at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum? 1997, 22-21.

Sunday, October 31st, 4:05 PM ET: Minnesota Vikings @ New England Patriots
NFL Trends of Note
The Vikes are 10-3 ATS in their L/13 following an SU defeat
The Pats are 21-6 ATS in their L/27 after picking up less than 250 total yards of offense in their previous game
New England is 24-7-2 ATS in its L/33 played in October

Series History
There are a lot of question marks here revolving around Brett Favre and whether he’ll play against the Pats, but our guess is that he’ll trudge out there, just to keep the streak alive. The streak that Minnesota is trying to get going again is its cover streak against the Patriots. The Vikings lost 31-7 at the Metrodome in 2006 in the most recent meeting, but before that, they had gone 2-1 SU and 3-0 ATS dating back to 1994.

Sunday, October 31st, 4:05 PM ET: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Arizona Cardinals
NFL Trends of Note
The Cards are 2-8 ATS in their L/10 played in Week 8
Arizona is 8-2 ATS in its L/10 played in October
The Bucs are 5-2 SU and 4-3 ATS in this series since 1989

Series History
We hope that you’re not looking for a pretty game when these two teams meet on Sunday. In fact, there hasn’t been a game hit the 40s between these teams since 1988, and that was the first time that the Cardinals played Tampa Bay with their home residing in the desert. Since the Cards moved from St. Louis, Tampa Bay has only played here four times, going 2-2 SU and ATS. The impressive part about that? The Bucs have never scored more than 14 points in a game here!

Sunday, October 31st, 8:20 PM ET: Pittsburgh Steelers @ New Orleans Saints
NFL Trends of Note
Pittsburgh is 5-2-1 ATS in its L/8 overall
The Saints are 2-8 ATS in their L/10 played on field turf
New Orleans is 7-3 ATS in its L/10 against teams with a winning record

Series History
This meeting between the last two Super Bowl champs doesn’t have a heck of a lot of history. In fact, these two have only cracked skulls seven times in the last 30 years! Pittsburgh does own a 4-3 SU edge and is 4-2-1 ATS in those seven games, though its most recent win in the Bayou came back in 1990. The last meeting of these teams was a far more entertaining game, a 38-31 win for the visiting Steelers, who just narrowly covered the six point NFL betting line.

Monday, November 1st, 8:30 PM ET: Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts
NFL Trends of Note
The Texans are 6-2 ATS in their L/8 seasons in Week 8
Indianapolis is 7-1-2 ATS in its L/10 against teams with a winning record
The Colts are 9-4-1 ATS in their L/13 versus AFC foes

Series History
This is the biggest game in the history of the Houston Texans, and it’s not a stretch to say that. They have never won a game here in Indianapolis, and this is the first chance that they really have to post a season sweep of the big kahuna of their division. Houston won 34-24 earlier this year at home against the Colts, earning just their third all time win in this series, but they have covered three of the L/4 meetings and could be set to really bust out as a team on the rise capable of making the playoffs.