Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers
Cowboys fans have not forgotten the controversial decision against WR Dez Bryant in the divisional game last year that prevented them to advance to the Super Bowl. Dallas wants revenge, but it will not be easy as they have lost in their last three visits to Lambeau Field. Green Bay has been almost invincible at home in recent years and for this game they are favorites in the NFL Odds at -4.5. The Cheeseheads are 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS in the last five games against the Lone Star team.
Player to watch: Aaron Rodgers threw 316 yards and three touchdowns in the divisional game, but his most impressive statistic is that he has not thrown an interception in the Frozen Tundra since December 2012.
New England Patriots at Houston Texans
Guided by their defense, the Texans will seek the second victory in their history against the Patriots when they face them in the NRG Stadium. It will be the seventh match between these teams and New England dominate with five victories. The only defeat of Bill Belichick’s squad was five years ago in the Space City by 34-27. The Pats are favorites to win their fourth straight game against Texans, listed -1.5. In the last five of the series, they are 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS.
Player to watch: In the last three games against the Patriots, defensive end J.J. Watt has managed only 0.5 sacks, something that must change if he wants to help the Texans. Watt has 20.5 sacks in two of his four NFL seasons.
Other interesting games this week are Minnesota Vikings-Arizona Cardinals (-5.5), San Diego Chargers-Kansas City Chiefs (-10.5), San Francisco 49ers (-2.5)-Cleveland Browns and New York Giants-Miami Dolphins (-3.0).
Seattle Seahawks at Baltimore Ravens
Two of the best defenses in the league will face in the M&T Bank Stadium when the Seahawks seek the first win of its history in Baltimore. These teams have met only four times, and each has two wins at home. The NFC champions have not been in Baltimore since 2003 when they fell in a thrilling match by 44-41. Despite being on the road, Seattle is with a slight edge in NFL Odds with -1.0 to win this game. Pete Carroll’s team is with 2-3 SU and 2-2-1 ATS when facing the Ravens.
Player to watch: Quarterback Joe Flacco threw 255 yards, one touchdown and one interception in his last game against Seattle (2011) and was only sacked once. If he can have a similar performance against The Legion of Boom, the Ravens will be in contention for the win.
Buffalo Bills at Philadelphia Eagles
LeSean McCoy will be at Lincoln Financial Field for the first time wearing another uniform. The running back was six years with the Eagles and managed 6,792 yards and 44 touchdowns, but in the offseason he was traded to Buffalo by linebacker Kiko Alonso and signed a contract for 40 million with Buffalo.
It will be the first meeting between these teams since 2011, but the first in eight years in Philadelphia. The series is tied with six wins by side and the Bills will be looking for their first win on the road since 1996. The Eagles are -3.5 to win this match and in the last five against Buffalo are 2-3 SU and 1-4 ATS.
Player to Watch: LeSean McCoy will be the player to watch in this match and could exploit that his former teammates allowed 110.7 rushing yards per game in 2014. McCoy topped 100 yards only four times last season.