NFL Week 8 Weather Impact
With 15mph winds in New England this Sunday, Brett Favre and Randy Moss will have an extra hurdle to overcome if they want to stop the Patriots from covering a 6-point spread. Add in the near-crippled state of the Vikings quarterback, and New England looks like a lock to cover for Week 8.
Windy conditions should also play into the prop action for Moss’ return to Gillette Stadium. The line on total passing yards on Favre in Week 8 sits at OVER/UNDER 235 1/2 yards. Yes, the Patriots' defense has allowed an average of 282 passing yards-per-game, but the likelihood of Favre playing the entire game is in question.
Even for a legend like Favre, that’s too much adversity, and makes the UNDER bet on Favre’s total passing yards more than worth the risk at Bodog.
The 15mph winds won’t play a big role in Kansas City this Sunday where the Chiefs have a 7.5-point spread to cover against a struggling Buffalo team. The Bills rank dead last in the league against the rush, allowing an average of more than 174 yards per game, while the Chiefs lead the league on the ground.
That will put the ball in the hands of the Chiefs' offense for most of the day, and that should keep total scoring low; as long as the Buffalo defense isn’t totally embarrassed by the tandem of Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones. We like the UNDER 46-point total bet as well as the Chiefs to cover at home.
Fall conditions on the east coast will bring 16mph winds into New York where the Jets will need to cover 6 points against a Green Bay team coming off an emotional win in Week 7. Green Bay sits in the bottom third of the league in rush defense, while the Jets' offense is second in the league on the ground.
The Jets' dynamic duo of Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson will dictate in which direction this game goes. If they can keep the ball out the hands of Aaron Rodgers the Jets should have no problem covering the 6-point spread.