Pick 2: Carolina vs. Dallas and Cincinnati vs. St. Louis

Pick 2: Carolina vs. Dallas and Cincinnati vs. St. Louis

The Teaser: Pair Carolina and Cincinnati

Game 1: Carolina vs. Dallas

The Initial Line:

Carolina even away vs. Dallas

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to Carolina’s line

The Final Line:

Carolina +7.5

The Breakdown:

Carolina remained undefeated with a convincing win over Washington 44-16. Dallas finally got in the win column with Tony Romo at QB, as they defeated Miami 24-14 to move to 3-7. Dallas looked much improved with their start QB back, but there’s a big difference in talent between Miami’s D and Carolina’s D. Also don’t forget that Carolina is 10-0 and looking to keep their streak alive. It’s not only the Carolina D stepping up, but Cam Newton and Co have been stellar as they rank 3rd in the NFL in points/game (29.9). New ton is being ranked next to Brady as a potential MVP candidate, as he can beat you both thru the air and on the ground. Dallas only ranks 15th in points allowed/game, so Carolina should be able to take advantage. Romo is trying to keep his team’s playoff hopes alive, but it will be too little too late as Carolina will stay undefeated after this one.

Final Stat: Cam Newton actually ranks 35th in rushing yards in the NFL, and is tied for 3rd with 6 rush TDs.

Game 2: Cincinnati vs. St. Louis

The Initial Line:

Cincinnati -10 home vs. St. Louis

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to Cincinnati’s line

The Final Line:

Cincinnati -2.5

The Breakdown:

Cincinnati suffered its 2nd straight defeat as they lost on the road to NFC powerhouse Arizona 34-31. St Louis lost their 3rd straight game, as they fell to Baltimore 16-13. After Cincinnati once looked like they could make a run at a perfect season, they’ve lost 2 straight and been brought back down to reality. However they still have a strong playoff position behind New England, and have still achieved success behind Andy Dalton. He’s still ranked 3rd in QB rating at 104.0 behind Palmer and Brady. St. Louis had some rhythm to begin the season, but now seem out-of-whack after losing 3 straight. They’ve made a switch from Nick Foles to Case Keenam at QB, but it didn’t seem to affect the results. They’ve also had a tough time on the road, as they are 1-4 on the year. Cincinnati is too good a team to keep faltering, and they will bounce back this weekend behind the home crowd. Expect them to win easily here.

Final Stat: Andy Dalton plays his best at home, where his completion % is 3% higher and his TD/INT ratio is also better.

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