History of NFL Teams Who Start 6-0 & 7-0

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After seven weeks of NFL action, five teams stand with perfect 6-0 records. The Bengals, Broncos, Packers, Patriots, and Panthers have all reached the six win mark and will be shooting for 7-0 records this weekend.


Ailing Cowboys Play Host to Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks Marshawn Lynch

It’s usually an entertaining battle when the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys square off, but Week 8’s contest leaves a lot to be desired for a multitude of reasons. Dallas has been ravaged by injuries, headlined by star quarterback Tony Romo and dynamic wideout Dez Bryant. Matt Cassel was given the reigns of the quarterback position in Week 8 and had a day to forget, throwing three interceptions en route to a 27-20 loss to the New York Giants.

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  • The Seahawks are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against the Cowboys.
  • The Cowboys are 11-2 SU and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games after consecutive losses.
  • The home team is 6-1 SU in the last seven games in this matchup.

Seattle’s 3-4 SU record is perhaps even more underwhelming than it looks on paper. Including a 20-3 stomping of the suddenly lowly 49ers, the Seahawks still have some work ahead of them if they want to catch the first place Arizona Cardinals in the NFC West.

The ‘Boys have been atrocious when it comes to covering spreads this season, going 1-5 ATS. Needless to say, Romo and Bryant can’t get back on the field soon enough for Cowboys backers.

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SNF – Undefeated GB & DEN Collide

Green Bay Packers Randall Cobb

In what’s arguably the most anticipated contest on the Week 8 NFL slate, the Green Bay Packers’ high-flying offense takes on the Denver Broncos’ rock solid defense in a battle of undefeated teams at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. It’s never easy to stop the 2014 MVP Aaron Rodgers, but the Broncos appear to be up for the test. Denver has been allowing an average of 281.3 total yards per game this season (tops in the NFL) while ranking second in points allowed (17).

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  • The Packers are 6-0 SU and ATS in their last six games after the bye.
  • The Packers are 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS in their last six games as road favorites in November.
  • Denver’s Emmanuel Sanders and DeMarcus Ware have returned to practice after suffering injuries.

The Packers (5-1 ATS) and Broncos (4-2 ATS) haven’t played each other since October of 2011, meaning Sunday’s matchup will be extra interesting to see how Rodgers, one of the top quarterbacks in the game, fares against Peyton Manning – a quarterback who will go down as one of the greatest ever.

If there’s one aspect that’s going to dictate the outcome of this game, it’s on the ground. Denver has been struggling immensely to get anything going in the running game, ranking 30th in the NFL in rushing yards per game (85). That hasn’t been a problem for Green Bay, as star running back Eddie Lacy and serviceable backup James Starks are averaging 127.3 rushing yards per game – the eighth best mark in the league.

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Steelers on Fire ATS Against Bengals

Pittsburgh Steelers Le'Veon Bell

Are the Cincinnati Bengals for real? That’s the question that has been hanging over their heads over the past few years, as the Bengals haven’t been able to parlay solid regular seasons into postseason success. But in light of a blazing 6-0 start to the 2015 campaign, Andy Dalton’s club look like they can go toe-to-toe with anybody and have a matchup with hated rival Pittsburgh on the docket in Week 8.

Shark Bites
  • The Steelers are 8-1 SU and 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine games after a loss.
  • The Bengals are 2-8 SU and ATS in their last 10 games against the Steelers.
  • The Bengals are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games in November.

The Steelers have been forced to play without star QB Ben Roethlisberger but he should be back in the fold for Week 8, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin told reporters after Sunday’s 23-13 loss to the Chiefs that “Big Ben” will likely return to action against the Bengals. Roethlisberger was a game-time decision against K.C. which forced third-string QB Landry Jones to make his first career start.

Cincy and Pittsburgh have been continuing to reward their bettors this year. The Bengals are 5-0-1 ATS, while the Steelers are 5-1-1 ATS.

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Jets vs Raiders Betting Odds Preview

Oakland Raiders Derek Carr

As the midpoint of the NFL season approaches, certain storylines are starting to take form. The Oakland Raiders are one of them, as this is clearly a different team from the underperforming squads of the last 10 years. Led by standout sophomore QB Derek Carr, the Raiders topped San Diego 37-29 in Week 7 and improved to 3-3 SU, good enough for sole possession of second place in the NFC West.

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  • The home team is 9-2 SU in the last 11 games in this matchup.
  • The Raiders are 1-10 SU and ATS in their last 11 games after winning as an underdog.
  • The Jets are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games on the road.

The Jets, who are set to enter the Black Hole in Week 8, are no slouch either. New York gave New England everything they had last week but came up just short in a 30-23 loss. The Jets have raised some eyebrows this year by ranking second in total defense and eighth in the league in total offense. New York is also performing well at the betting window, going 4-1-1 ATS in their first six games.

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Streaking Giants and Saints Collide

New York Giants Odell Beckham Jr

Don’t look now, but the New Orleans Saints and New York Giants are playing some very good football ahead of their Week 8 clash. After dropping their first three games out of the gate, the Saints have won three out of their last four games with wins against Dallas, Atlanta, and last week’s 27-21 victory over division rival Indianapolis.

The G-men hung on for a 27-20 triumph over Dallas in Week 7 thanks to a last minute muffed punt by Cole Beasley of the Cowboys, which equated to the Giants’ fourth victory in their last five games. Both squads have been in the middle of the pack at the betting window this season with identical 4-3 records ATS.

Sunday’s game will mark the first time the two clubs have met since 2012, when Eli Manning and company demolished New Orleans by a score of 52-27.

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Rams Struggling to String Together Wins

St. Louis Rams Todd Gurley

It’s been quite some time since the Oakland Raiders were the best football team in the Bay Area, but that’s looking like it’s the case in 2015 thanks to an underwhelming 2-5 start to the season by the San Francisco 49ers. Many pundits around the league expected the Niners to regress after one of the worst offseasons in NFL history, which is exactly what’s happened to Jim Tomsula’s squad.

Shark Bites
  • The Rams are 1-8 SU in their last nine games after a win.
  • The 49ers are 5-0 ATS in their last five games in Week 8.
  • The total has gone over in 10 of the Rams' last 12 games in November.

San Fran travels to St. Louis Sunday for an NFC West matchup with the Rams. The 49ers haven’t resembled a team with a formidable defense but the Rams haven’t been able to get anything going offensively outside of the efforts from rookie running back Todd Gurley. Gurley has complied 442 rushing yards in four games to go along with two touchdowns en route to becoming the runaway favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award.

In fact, the Niners own the worst offense in the league, which ranks just ahead of the Rams. Bettors and fans alike will be hoping both teams can reverse their offensive slumps or this game could be an ugly one to watch.

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Odds on Top NFL Regular Season Record

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

Heading into Week 8 of the 2015 NFL campaign, five teams remain undefeated (New England, Green Bay, Cincinnati, Carolina and Denver). Surely some losses will be coming in the near future, but which squad will finish with the best record? Online sportsbook Bovada has opened up a prop special for the occasion.


Buccaneers-Falcons Betting Preview

Atlanta Falcons Julio Jones

The Atlanta Falcons have looked like a different team this season under new head coach Dan Quinn and will be attempting to keep the good times rolling at home against division rival Tampa Bay Sunday. The Falcons have been finding all the right ways to win at the right times, riding dominant performances from Devonta Freeman who now has nine rushing touchdowns and 621 yards in the 2015 campaign.

The Bucs have showed a few signs of improvement over last year’s disastrous 2-14 regular season but have been getting mixed performances by rookie QB Jameis Winston. The Florida State product looked good in Week 7, accumulating 297 passing yards and two touchdowns in a tight 31-30 loss to the Washington Redskins.

The Falcons went 2-0 vs the Bucs last season by a combined score of 85-31.

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UNDERs Aplenty in Vikings Contests

Minnesota Vikings Teddy Bridgewater

The NFC North rivalry between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears has lost a bit of its lustre compared to past years, but there’s never any shortage of bad blood when the two divisional foes face off and Week 8’s meeting between the two clubs shouldn’t be any different.

Minnesota (4-2 SU, 5-1 ATS) has been a blessing for their backers this season, while Chicago (2-4 SU, 3-3 ATS) has looked much better as of late after a dreadful 0-3 start. The Bears are coming off the bye and will once again be heavily relying on starting quarterback Jay Cutler who seems to have fully recovered from a nagging hamstring injury that caused him to miss time in the early stages of the season.

As good of a bet as the Vikes have been against the spread, they have been equally as solid when it comes to going under totals. The UNDER has paid out in five out of the Vikings’ opening six contests this year.

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