Unfortunately, those greedy quarterbacks gobble up the MVP awards , so running backs and wide receivers http://facto.store/lay-bet-calculator/ have to settle for NFL Offensive Player of the Year. The Jets’ new “face of the franchise” is currently in the five-hole at +800. Ah, yes, the “generational talent” that is Trevor Lawrence leads the pack. Once the term “generational talent” is wrestled with — I admit, I still don’t know what it means — the realization that the Jacksonville Jaguars’ new quarterback is a good one should surface.
The Steelers are fourth in the league in points allowed per game (17.5) and are third in the NFL in total defense giving opponents just 289.4 yards per game. Coming of a 14-9 loss to Minnesota last week, the Falcons are now 7-5, a game behind second-place Carolina and two games behinds the Saints (9-3). Atlanta had won three in a row prior to Sunday’s loss and the Falcons are hopeful they can get back to the kind of offense that helped them win those three games. Atlanta averaged 31.6 points a game during the three-game win streak, but ran into a buzz saw of a defense in Minnesota. Atlanta will have to improve on third down, an area where they were weak in the loss to the Vikings. The Falcons have won four of their last five games and will need a win on Monday night to stay alive in the postseason race.
Denver jumped out to a 24- 7 lead and blocked a Chargers field goal with one second left to play to preserve a victory. Quarterback Trevor Siemian was efficient completing 17-of-28 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns. The Dallas defense, which rattled veteran Eli Manning last week, could easily do the same to Siemian who is in just his second year as a starter.
The Redskins QB is in the Top 5 in most statistical categories and led Washington in the win over Eagles with two passing touchdowns to give him 23 on the season. Since losing to Dallas a week after losing to Baltimore, Pittsburgh has reeled off five straight wins. After trailing to Cincinnati last week, the Steelers scored the game’s final 18 points and won to move to 9-5 on the season. The Steelers have done it with a ground game led by Le’Veon Bell who has 1,146 yards on the season. The Pittsburgh offense has plenty of playmakers including Bell, WR Antonio Brown and QB Ben Roethlisberger . They have locked up the first wild card slot and will be the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoffs whether they win or lose at Washington on Sunday.
Rookie QB Carson Wentz must now face arguably the NFL’s best defense at home on their own field. CenturyLink Field is one of the most difficult places to play in the league and you can bet the noise level will rattle the young quarterback. The Redskins, meanwhile, are playing just well enough to become a factor in the NFC East.
San Diego’s defense gave up its fewest points of the season in a victory. If the Chargers can continue to improve defensively, they could turn their season around. Up next is a very good Falcons team that San Diego has only beaten once… ever. Chicago gets some good news with the return of their starting quarterback Jay Cutler who has been out since Week 2 with a thumb injury.
Don’t forget, the Rams also have the reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year in RB Todd Gurley who is second in the NFL with 338 yards rushing. Kamara, last year’s NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, ran 19 times for a career-best 134 yards and three touchdowns, all of which were scored in the second half. Kamara also caught five passes for 47 yards in the victory, the Saints’ third of the season.