Five weeks of the regular season to go, three games on thanksgiving, two with crucial play-off implications

Recommendations

Philadelphia Eagles +3 to beat the Dallas Cowboys at Evens Paddy Power (Thursday Thanksgiving game)

New England Patriots +3 to beat the Green Bay Packers at Evens Coral (Sunday)

Kansas City Chiefs +1 to beat the Denver Broncos at 20/21 Coral (Monday)

Dallas Cowboys v Philadelphia Eagles

Two teams with identical 8-3 records in the NFC East meet twice in the next three weeks in key games to decide the division winner, and the Cowboys are 3 point favourites for this game which when allowing for the typical home team point advantage indicates this is a virtual “pick em” game

The Eagles though have one key advantage, in scheduling. They played an early game on Sunday, winning comfortably against the Titans whilst the Cowboys played on Sunday night, winning a thriller against the Giants, getting back into Dallas for 6am monday morning

Dallas have to turn round and play 72 hours later in this key game and the absence of recovery time is a big equaliser here. In what should be a high scoring game i like the Eagles +3 to win here, available at Evens with Paddy Power

Green Bay Packers v New England Patriots

A very exciting prospect on Sunday as the two top offenses in the NFL square off at Lambeau field. Aaron Rodgers against Tom Brady, both teams leading their divisions and the two current superbowl favourites too. As with the game above, the Patriots are 3 point underdogs for this away game, for what should be high scoring and very close

When push comes to shove, who do we trust here? Probably the New England defense and the coaching of Bill Belicheck who continually devises game plans that neutralises the opposition.

We can back the Patriots at Evens with Coral, and that is the value play here

Kansas City Chiefs v Denver Broncos

Monday night football sees another big divisional clash, this time in the AFC West as the division leading Broncos go to the Chiefs, who are a game behind in the standings. The Chiefs at home are one point underdogs reflecting a couple of points. Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense can be prolific and the Chiefs lost at the Raiders last thursday night

Visiting Arrowhead stadium is tough though, a hostile atmosphere and the Chiefs are difficult to beat here, as superbowl champions the Seahawks found last time out. The defense is fierce and the running game spearheaded by Jamaal Charles will at a minimum keep the game cdlose and keep Manning off the field, compared to other matches

The value here is the Chiefs +1 at 20/21 Coral

Recommendations

Philadelphia Eagles +3 to beat the Dallas Cowboys at Evens Paddy Power (Thursday Thanksgiving game)

New England Patriots +3 to beat the Green Bay Packers at Evens Coral (Sunday)

Kansas City Chiefs +1 to beat the Denver Broncos at 20/21 Coral (Monday)