The Colts and Patriots renew acquaintances in Foxboro on Sunday afternoon, with Indianapolis looking for its third straight win over favored New England.
Indianapolis has also won five of their last six games against New England while posting a 4-2 record ATS. However, the Patriots are at home on Sunday where they're 8-2 SU and 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 games versus the Colts - which is why they're a 4-point favorite at [custom:bodog-link] this weekend.
The Colts posted a 23-17 win over Cincinnati last week and failed to cover the 7-point spread. On offense the Colts were quite tame, as Peyton Manning passed for a season-low 185 yards with no touchdowns. The Indy defense actually scored as many touchdowns as the offense with a pick-six.
New England may have delivered its most impressive win of the season last week after beating up on Pittsburgh in a 39-26 victory as 4-point underdogs. Tom Brady passed for 350 yards with three touchdowns and a TD run, and tight end Rob Gronkowski made a name for himself with three TD receptions.
Since this weekend's game is being played in New England the Patriots look good to win and cover despite their recent lackluster results against Indianapolis. The Patriots are 4-0 SU and 2-1-1 ATS at home this season, while all three of the Colts' losses this year have come on the road.
While the Patriots are riding high this weekend the team they crushed last week, Pittsburgh, gets another tough test at home against Oakland as a 7-point favorite. The Steelers have dropped two of their last three games and have gone 2-4 ATS in their last six, while Oakland have won three straight - two as the underdog.
In last weekend's loss to New England the Steelers had a solid game through the air with Ben Roethlisberger passing for 387 yards with three touchdowns and a pick, but their defense didn't show up and surrendered a season-high 39 points.
Oakland was on their bye last week and they've nearly scored more points in their last three games (115) than they did in their first six (120). Overall the Raiders have only three wins in their last 11 road games, but they've won two in a row against the Steelers while going 4-1 ATS in their last five matchups.
In the NFC this weekend the game of the week is a divisional clash between NFC East co-leaders, the Giants and the Eagles. Both enter Week 11 at 6-3, and Sunday's winner gets a leg up in the division race.
Philadelphia exploded last week in a 59-28 drubbing of Washington. Michael Vick had one of the best games at QB ever with 333 yards passing, four touchdowns strikes, and two TD runs.
The Giants had their five-game winning streak snapped last week with a 33-20 upset loss to Dallas as a 12.5-point favorite. New York's top-ranked defense had trouble stopping Jon Kitna, which isn't promising with Vick in their sights on Sunday.
The Eagles have owned this matchup the last two seasons, having won four straight both SU and ATS versus the Giants. Philadelphia is a 3-point home favorite this weekend at [custom:bodog-link], but in their last six at home against the Giants they're only 2-4 SU and ATS.
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