One of the biggest rivalries in modern sports continues this Sunday when the Indianapolis Colts host the New England Patriots. The Patriots are projected to beat the Colts 24.3-22.1 according to the OddsShark Super Computer, but that does mean that Indy would cover the large spread they are facing.
The Patriots have been dominating opponents this season, especially quarterback Tom Brady who has thrown for 11 touchdowns and no interceptions to start the season. New England has averaged more yards of offense than any other team in the NFL so far this season (423.8 ypg).
The status of the Colts quarterback position is still in question. Andrew Luck has missed the past two games after struggling early in the season, but 40-year-old Matt Hasselbeck has stepped in and led the team to two consecutive wins.
The Bengals Projected to Suffer First Loss
Nobody ever said the OddsShark Super Computer played it safe and that is epitomized by the selection of the Buffalo Bill over the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals with a projected score of 24.6-22.5.
The Bills are going to likely be without starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor after he suffered a knee injury last week. If Taylor is unable to go, former first round pick E.J. Manuel will get the start after being demoted from starter to third string quarterback this past offseason.
Andy Dalton has been one of the true revelations of the first quarter of the NFL season with the often-criticized signal caller in the top five in passing yards, touchdowns, and passer rating. One thing working against the Bengals is their poor road record before a bye, where they are just 2-8 SU since 1993.
Detroit to Finally Win A Game
The Detroit Lions have been downright hard to watch this season, but the OddsShark Super Computer has crunched the numbers and expects the team to get their first win of the season this week. The Lions are projected to beat the struggling Chicago Bears 21.8-20.2 at Ford Field Sunday.
The Lions have once again become one-dimensional on offense with their passing game in the top 10, but their running game the worst in the NFL. Detroit’s defense has also done very little to help, ranking 26th in points allowed.
However, the Bears have been awful all around this year as they are currently ranked in the bottom five in offensive yards, points for, and points against.
|Thu||Atlanta Falcons||New Orleans Saints||23.2||26|
|Sun||Arizona Cardinals||Pittsburgh Steelers||24.3||19.7|
|Sun||Cincinnati Bengals||Buffalo Bills||22.5||24.6|
|Sun||Kansas City Chiefs||Minnesota Vikings||18.8||24.6|
|Sun||Denver Broncos||Cleveland Browns||22.3||19.0|
|Sun||Miami Dolphins||Tennessee Titans||20.4||23.8|
|Sun||Chicago Bears||Detroit Lions||20.2||21.8|
|Sun||Washington Redskins||New York Jets||16.2||27.2|
|Sun||Houston Texans||Jacksonville Jaguars||19.5||25.4|
|Sun||Baltimore Ravens||San Francisco 49ers||22.7||20.8|
|Sun||San Diego Chargers||Green Bay Packers||16.3||29.7|
|Sun||Carline Panthers||Seattle Seahawks||16.6||25.6|
|Sun||New England Patriots||Indianapolis Colts||24.3||22.1|
|Mon||New York Giants||Philadelphia Eagles||20.4||27.2|