Sean Green hosts the Sports Gambling Podcast and is our expert on losing money.
We learned a lot from the regular season; you shouldn’t doubt Peyton Manning (no matter how many neck surgeries), you shouldn’t doubt Adrian Peterson‘s ACL or MCL (no matter how torn they are) and you shouldn’t leave Tony Romo around small children because he’s a choking hazard.
Houston Texans -4.5 vs Cincinnati Bengals
Everything is bigger in Texas, including their rushing numbers which has the Texans out running the Bengals by nearly 30 yards per game. You can call Arian Foster an expired parking meter because he’s going to get fed. Don’t forget Texans rushing attempts 33-37 for a nice +300 prop bet.
Green Bay Packers -7.5 vs Minnesota Vikings
The only thing scarier than Adrian Peterson running at you full steam is Christian Ponder on the road. AP can’t play defense, and neither can the Vikings if they aren’t in a dome. Look for Aaron Rodgers to torch Minnesota en route to a classic Viking funeral.
Indianapolis Colts +6.5 vs Baltimore Ravens
Chuck Pagano defied the odds by returning to coach the Colts after his battler with cancer. The Colts defied the odds by going 11-5 with a -30 point differential. Colts will upset the Ravens and Ray Lewis in his last game as a pro.
Seattle Seahawks -3 vs Washington Redskins
Redskins’ fans were crying tears of joy as if they won the Super Bowl last week against Dallas. Competent and clutch, Russell Wilson is the bizarro Tony Romo. The Seahawks will swoop into town and capitalize on the inevitable emotional let down for D.C.
AFC Conference Game
Denver Broncos +1 vs New England Patriots
The thin air and their thin roster of competent defensive backs will prove to be the Achilles heal for this Patriots team. Chad Henne threw for 348 yards against New England, so I got Peyton Manning penciled in for 700 yards and another trip to the Super Bowl.
NFC Conference Game
Seattle Seahawks +4 at Green Bay Packers
I’m taking a Lambeau leap of faith that we will see a rematch of the most controversial game in years and that the Seahawks will pull off another upset. The ball doesn’t lie and neither do the numbers Seattle is for real and will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.