Will a record number of contestants in the 2015 SuperContest at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook again fade the undefeated New England Patriots (6-0) as solid home favorites in an AFC East matchup?
Nearly half the field of 1,727 entries had the New York Jets as 9-point underdogs last week to set a new mark for most picked team in the contest’s history, and they were rewarded with a cover in a 30-23 New England victory.
However, it took a 55-yard field goal from New York kicker Nick Folk in the final minute to change the tide for the 954 contestants who had one of the two sides in that game.
In Week 8, there could be a similar result because the Miami Dolphins are 8-point road dogs on the SuperContest Card for their visit to Foxborough in the Thursday Night Football game. The Dolphins have won two of the past three meetings with the Pats.
packers favored on card vs broncos
Those who pass on the Thursday game will still have plenty of quality NFL games to choose from on the Week 8 SuperContest Card, as the five remaining unbeaten teams are guaranteed to shrink to at least four because two of them are playing each other.
The Green Bay Packers (6-0) visit the Denver Broncos (6-0) in the Sunday Night Football matchup, as Aaron Rodgers squares off against Peyton Manning for just the second time
In his first year as Green Bay’s starting quarterback, Rodgers topped Manning when he was with the Indianapolis Colts 34-14 as a 1-point home underdog. This time around, it is Manning and the Broncos who are 3-point home dogs.
Another team without a loss playing in primetime is the Carolina Panthers (6-0), who will host the Indianapolis Colts as 6.5-point home favorites on the SuperContest Card.
The Panthers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-16 as 3-point home chalk last Sunday night and will wrap up Week 8 on Monday night against the struggling Colts, who are coming off a 27-21 home loss to the New Orleans Saints as 4.5-point favorites.
are bengals in tough at the steelers?
The Cincinnati Bengals (6-0) might have the toughest game of any of the perfect teams though as they visit the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) on Sunday. The Bengals have lost eight of the past 10 meetings both straight-up and against the spread with the Steelers, who are expected to have starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (knee) back in the lineup for the first time since Week 3.
The AFC North rivalry game is listed as a Pick’em on the SuperContest Card based on Roethlisberger returning to action.