With a 9-1 record the Philadelphia Eagles lead the way as we head towards the tail end of the regular season and the start of the play-offs
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LA Chargers at Dallas Cowboys
After thrashing the Bills at home last weekend the Cargers at 4-5 are only two games outside the divisional lead and only have one game left against a team with a winning schedule. Their timing in playing the Cowboys on Thnaksgiving with the Cwboys having played on Snday night and injury/suspension hit is fortuitous too
The Cowboys have had two very disappointing performances since the suspension of Ezekiel Eliottand missing astar left tackle Tyron Smith and defensive leader Sean Lee. The Chargers 10/11 +1 on the handicap spread looks attractive in these circumstances.
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders
Two of the really disappointing teams this season meet in California. The 3-7 Broncos have just fired their offensive co-ordinator a at quarterback, but retain an excellent defense which keeps them in most games.
Te Raiders are underperofming on offense,particularly atwide receiver and Khalil Mack apart offer no threat on defense particularly in the secondary. With a 4-6 season record they are priced up as 5 point handicap favourites which looks too agresssive for a dysfunctional team against a good defense. It feels counter-intuitive but i like Denver here.
New Orleans Saints at LA Rams
Akeenly anticipated match up in week 12. The Ras are the most improved teamin fottball under their new young head coach and will be looking to rebound from their disappointent in Minnesota last weekend when a strong defense kept them to seven points,this for what was the highest scoring team in football prior to last week
The Saints achieved an almost unbeliveable comeback from 13 points down with a few minutes to go to beat Washington. They lead the NFC South with a 8-2 record built on a strong running game and revaped offensive line and a uch improved defense. Both will be needed here to hold off the Ras but the Saints are priced as 2.5 point underdogs and i like them to cover and potentially get the win as they hea towards the play offs