Teaser Pick 2: New Orleans vs. Atlanta and Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

Teaser Pick 2: New Orleans vs. Atlanta and Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

The Teaser: Pair New Orleans and Indianapolis

Game 1: New Orleans vs. Atlanta

The Initial Line:

New Orleans +7 away vs. Atlanta

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to New Orleans’s line

The Final Line:

New Orleans +14.5

The Breakdown:

New Orleans got a tough victory on their home turf, as they were able to beat division rival Tampa Bay 31-24. Atlanta got another dominant victory which seems commonplace, as they took down Carolina on the road 33-16. New Orleans will be playing to just reach .500, while Atlanta will try to improve their playoff position. These are the two most potent offenses in the NFL, as Atlanta and New Orleans rank #1 and #2 respectively in PPG. In their first matchup Atlanta got the 45-32 win, but both teams have evolved since that game in week 3. Atlanta has won 3 straight, while New Orleans has won 2 straight. Expect a shootout type of game with the score likely to run up for both sides. Atlanta may get the victory, but New Orleans will hang with them and a 2 TD cushion should be plenty.

Game 2: Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

The Initial Line:

Indianapolis -4 home vs. Jacksonville

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to Indianapolis’s line

The Final Line:

Indianapolis +3.5

The Breakdown:

Indianapolis couldn’t pull out the road victory, as they fell short to Oakland 33-25. Jacksonville finally got a victory after 9 straight losses, as they took it to Tennessee at home 38-17. Both of these teams have been eliminated from playoff contention, although Indianapolis was close to taking the AFC South title until recently. However, they still rank 8th in PPG, while Jacksonville is near the bottom of the league at 23rd. Jacksonville has been plagued by turnovers all year as well, as they are currently tied for 30th with a -16 turnover differential. The bottom line is that Indianapolis is a more well rounded team and will be playing in front of the home crowd, while Jacksonville is still reeling from the firing of their head coach after a 3-12 start. Take Indianapolis to win their last home game, but just in case of a late FG grab some extra points.

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