Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
For the third time since 2010, the Steelers swept the series against the Bengals last season and have only lost one of their last five games of the series at Heinz Field. These AFC North rivals have met 90 times, and the steel curtain has the advantage with 56 victories. For this game, the team led by Mike Tomlin is favorite in the betting Odds (-3.0) and in the last five against Cincinnati is 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS.
Player to watch: If the Bengals want to fight the top of the AFC, quarterback Andy Dalton must learn to win big games. In the three previous games against Pittsburgh, he has thrown six touchdowns and only two interceptions. Other interesting games in this week are San Diego Chargers-Baltimore Ravens (-3.5), Detroit Lions (-1.0)-Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings-Chicago Bears (-2.0) and New York Giants-New Orleans Saints (-2.0).
Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys will try to do something that few teams have achieved in recent years, have two straight wins against the Seahawks. Last year, the team led by Jason Garrett took the victory at CenturyLink Field by 30-23 thanks to 115 yards by running back DeMarco Murray. Dallas will no longer have Murray on the roster, but the good news is that they have not lost at home to Seattle for 13 years. The current NFC champions are favorites to avenge the defeat of last season and in the NFL Lines listed at -1.5. In the last five matches versus the Lone Star team, the Seahawks are 1-4 SU and 2-3 ATS.
Player to watch: RB Darren McFadden will have to respond quickly to the expectations in Dallas and in this match he could be one of the key pieces if they want to win. Seattle allowed only two running backs exceeded 100 yards in 2014.
Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers
Another great duel of quarterbacks will be held on Monday night at the Bank of America Stadium, as Cam Newton, and Andrew Luck will meet for the first time in his career. It will be the sixth match between these two teams and the Panthers dominate the series with four victories. The only win for the Colts was eight years ago and for this game they are favorites in the Football betting Odds with -1.0. The team of Ron Rivera is 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS against Indy.
Player to watch: Cam Newton signed a 100 million dollar contract extension before the start of the season; however, Andre Luck is closer to reach a Super Bowl. The Colts quarterback was the leader of the league in 2014 with 40 touchdowns, while Newton has never exceeded 24.
Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos
For the second time in his career, Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning will meet in a regular-season game. The first time was in 2008, and the victory was for the Packers by 34-14 at Lambeau Field. Both quarterbacks combined in 2014 for 77 touchdown passes. The series between these two teams are tied with six wins apiece and one draw, but Green Bay has won the last three. The Broncos will host the Cheeseheads for the first time since 2007 and are favorites -1.5 in the NFL Odds for the win. The Packers are 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in the last five against Denver.
Player to watch: The last time quarterback Aaron Rodgers played versus Denver threw 408 yards and four touchdowns. Last season, he was the player with fewer interceptions (5), so it could be a tough afternoon for the local defense.