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2010 NFL Trends: Week 3 Cheat Sheet

September 23rd, 2010 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist) | Posted in NFL Football   Comments Off on 2010 NFL Trends: Week 3 Cheat Sheet
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Week 3 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 3 NFL matchups.

Sunday, September 26th, 1:00 ET: Dallas Cowboys @ Houston Texans
NFL Trends of Note
-The Texans are 4-0-1 ATS in their L/5 played on grass
-Houston is 2-5 ATS it its L/7 Week 3 tussles
-The Cowboys are 5-11 ATS in their L/16 roadies

Series History
The Cowboys return to the scene of the crime where Houston won its first game in franchise history in 2002 19-10. Since then, the teams have only met once, with Dallas winning 34-6 at home in ’06. These squads met in the preseason this year at Reliant Stadium with the Texans winning 23-7 for their first ‘W’ in the exhibitions.

Sunday, September 26th, 1:00 PM ET: Buffalo Bills @ New England Patriots
NFL Trends of Note
-Buffalo is 4-9 ATS in its L/13 against the AFC East
-New England is 22-8-1 ATS in its L/31 following an SU defeat
-The Pats are 7-3 ATS in their L/10 when scoring 15 or less in their previous game

Series History
This has been an awful series for Buffalo both SU and ATS of late. Thirteen straight times that these two teams have met, the Pats have been victorious, and they are a rock solid 6-1 ATS over their L/7 meetings. The road team is 8-2 ATS in the L/10, including last year when Buffalo nearly shocked New England in a 25-24 defeat here at Gillette Stadium.

Sunday, September 26th, 1:00 PM ET: Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints
NFL Trends of Note
-The Falcons are 9-4 ATS in their L/13 against the NFC
-New Orleans is 2-7 ATS in its L/9 against the NFC
-The Saints are 2-6 ATS in their L/8 as favorites

Series History
The Saints have won three straight in this series, but if you look at the NFL betting results last year, all signs point to the Falcons. Atlanta only lost 26-23 at home and 35-27 in the Louisiana Superdome to New Orleans, and we could be in for another close one. The winning team has posted at least 22 points in all ten meeting since 2005 between these two NFC South rivals.

Sunday, September 26th, 1:00 PM ET: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFL Trends of Note
-The Steelers are 10-4-1 ATS in their L/15 against teams with a winning record
-The Bucs are 4-1 ATS in their L/5 following an SU win
-Tampa Bay is 9-4-1 ATS over the L/14 years in Week 3

Series History
These games haven’t been for the feint at heart in recent years. Dating back to 1998, these teams have met four times, with all four meetings being ugly, low scorers. The Bucs haven’t topped ten points against Pittsburgh since 1989 and is winless ATS since 1998. The Steelers haven’t scored more than 20 in a game in this series since ’89 either, but have covered three straight NFL spreads dating back to the turn of the millennium.

Sunday, September 26th, 1:00 PM ET: Tennessee Titans @ New York Giants
NFL Trends of Note
-The Titans have covered four straight in this series
-New York is 7-2 ATS in its L/9 on field turf
-The Giants are just 3-10 ATS in their L/13 overall

Series History
As we’ve already suggested, the Titans have been the dominating team in this series. They have four straight wins both SU and ATS under their belt, and they haven’t been beaten by the G-Men since they were the Houston Oilers and Warren Moon was quarterbacking the team. The last meeting came in 2006, with the Titans pulling out a 24-21 victory at home.

Sunday, September 26th, 1:00 PM ET: Detroit Lions @ Minnesota Vikings
NFL Trends of Note
-Detroit is 5-16 ATS in its L/21 on field turf
-The Vikes are 5-1-1 ATS in their L/6 home games
-Minnesota is 3-1-1 ATS over the L/5 years in Wk 3

Series History
Detroit has lost 12 straight times that it has come to Minnesota, and with Brett Favre and the Vikes at 0-2 this year already, that streak had better continue if the men in purple think they’re making the postseason. The Lions haven’t won a game since 2007 in this series, but the good news is that they have gone 2-1-1 ATS since 2008.

Sunday, September 26th, 1:00 PM ET: Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens
NFL Trends of Note
-The Browns are 7-2 ATS in their L/9 overall
-Cleveland is 8-3 ATS in its L/11 played in Wk 3
-The Ravens are 11-2 ATS in their L/13 against teams with a losing record

Series History
The old Cleveland Browns meet the new Cleveland Browns, and since these two franchises started battle against each other, it has been mostly one way traffic for the men in black and purple. The Ravens have four straight wins and covers in this series dating back to 2008, while Cleveland knows that it covered five straight in the series from ’06 to ’07 including a playoff tussle.

Sunday, September 26th, 1:00 PM ET: Cincinnati Bengals @ Carolina Panthers
NFL Trends of Note
-Rookie starting quarterbacks are 0-2 SU and ATS on the season
-The Bengals are 2-8 in their L/10 overall
-The Panthers are only 1-5 ATS including the preseason this year

Series History
The Bengals have never had any luck against the Panthers. This was the scene of the worst defensive effort in the history of Cincinnati football, as Carolina has a 52-31 win to its credit here. These two teams have only met three times, with Carolina owning a 2-0-1 ATS edge. The home team has won all three games, with the most recent performance being a 17-14 win for the Bengals over the Panthers in 2006 at Paul Brown Stadium.

Sunday, September 26th, 1:00 PM ET: San Francisco 49ers @ Kansas City Chiefs
NFL Trends of Note
-San Fran is 9-2-2 ATS in its L/13 against teams with a winning record
-The Niners are 13-6-4 ATS in their L/23 overall
-KC is 6-16 ATS in its L/22 at Arrowhead Stadium

Series History
KC has covered both meetings of these traditional old school powerhouses dating back to 2000. The Chiefs stomped San Fran 41-0 here at Arrowhead in ’06. The last regular season cover at Arrowhead Stadium for the 49ers dates back to the 1980s.

Sunday, September 26th, 4:05 PM ET: Philadelphia Eagles @ Jacksonville Jaguars
NFL Trends of Note
-The Eagles have covered four straight in Week 3
-Jacksonville has gone 5-1 ATS in its L/6 years in Week 3
-The Jags are 8-20 ATS in their L/28 overall

Series History
The poor Eagles haven’t stood a chance this series. This is the only team in the NFL that they have never beaten. Jacksonville is 3-0 SU and ATS against the Eagles (and even has two covers in the preseason for what it’s worth). The Jags have averaged scoring 26.3 points per game in this series, while the Eagles haven’t even reached that number once in three tries. This is the third all-time meeting between these squads at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.

Sunday, September 26th, 4:05 PM ET: Washington Redskins @ St. Louis Rams
NFL Trends of Note
-The Skins are 2-6-1 ATS over the L/9 years in Week 3
-St. Louis is 9-21 ATS in its L/30 home games
-The Rams are 6-13 ATS in their L/19 on turf

Series History
The Rams, for whatever reason, have found a way to have Washington’s number in recent years. They nearly sprang the upset last year as ten point pups in Landover, losing 9-7, which marked their third straight cover in this series. The previous two outings were outright victories. St. Louis won on the road 19-17 as 12 point pups in ’08 and 37-31 in OT here at the Edward Jones Dome in 2006.

Sunday, September 26th, 4:15 PM ET: Oakland Raiders @ Arizona Cardinals
NFL Trends of Note
-The Raiders are winless in their L/6 following an SU victory
-Arizona is 5-1 ATS in its L/6 after an SU defeat
-The Cardinals are just 1-4 ATS in their L/5 in Week 3

Series History
Dating back to the beginning of the 2000s, this series has been short, but has belonged to Oakland. The Raiders are 2-0 SU and ATS, posting a 22-9 win in the Black Hole in 2006 and a 41-20 win in the desert in 2002. This is Oakland’s first visit to the relatively new University of Phoenix Stadium.

Sunday, September 26th, 4:15 PM ET: Indianapolis Colts @ Denver Broncos
NFL Trends of Note
-The Colts are 7-2 ATS in their L/9 on the road
-Indy is 9-3-1 ATS in its L/13 on grass
-The Broncos are just 9-21-1 ATS in their L/31 at home

Series History
The Colts just love running into Denver on the schedule. They are 3-0 SU and ATS since 2006 and have posted some absolutely huge wins over the Broncos in their time. Indy won 28-16 last year at home when these teams met and also have home victories of 38-20, 49-24, and 41-20 in recent years. The last trip to Mile High Stadium was a good one as well, as QB Peyton Manning and his band of merry men won 34-31 as short underdogs in 2006.

Sunday, September 26th, 4:15 PM ET: San Diego Chargers @ Seattle Seahawks
NFL Trends of Note
-The Chargers are 1-6 ATS in their L/7 following games in which they allowed 15 points or less
-San Diego is 5-2 ATS in its L/7 roadies
-The Seahawks are 3-10 ATS in their L/13 as underdogs

Series History
These two teams used to share a division together, but they have only met twice since Seattle moved to the NFC. The Seahawks lost 20-17 here at Qwest Field in 2006, but came away with a 31-28 overtime win at Qualcomm Stadium in 2002. The road team has won three straight outright in this series and is 2-1 ATS in those three.

Sunday, September 26th, 8:20 PM ET: New York Jets @ Miami Dolphins
NFL Trends of Note
-The Jets are 6-2 ATS in their L/8 against the AFC
-Miami is 8-1 ATS in its L/9 in division
-The Fins are 8-3 ATS in their L/11 in conference

Series History
These two teams hate each other. What was once a series that belonged to the Jets from the days of Jumbo Elliott catching TD passes has now flipped. Miami has won three straight over New York, all three of which have come as underdogs. The Jets weren’t defeated ATS from that point back through the mid 2000s. Miami’s only home win in this series since 2005 came last year, a 31-27 decision in the middle of October.

Monday, September 27th, 8:30 PM ET: Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears
NFL Trends of Note
-The Pack are 8-1-1 ATS in their L/10 on grass
-Green Bay is 10-3 ATS in its L/13 against the NFC North
-Chicago is just 1-7 ATS in its L/8 on natural grass

Series History
The Packers won both games last season and have covered four straight dating back to 2008. The last time the Bears covered a number against the Pack at home was in 2005, as Green Bay has really done a great job dominating the proceedings in this one. The road team won every game and covered every spread from December 2005 to October 2007 in this series.