NFL: Back Chargers, Cardinals and Cowboys in terrific treble
In Week 7 of the NFL season, Coral continue to give great offers to their customers. Here we tell you why you should consider backing individual odds-on favourites San Diego Chargers, Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys all to win at an enhanced 9/4 price.
Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers
San Diego (5-1) are among the best sides in the NFL right now, on both sides of the ball; their offense ranks in the top 10 for points and passing yards, and the team is ranked second in points defense.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is putting together what could be the best season of his career. He made NFL history last week, as he became the first quarterback to record a passer rating of more than 120 in five straight games.
The Chiefs (2-3) meanwhile have been in indifferent form so far in 2014. They are also dealing with significant injuries on defense, with safety Eric Berry and cornerbacks Phillip Gaines and Sean Smith all missing time this season.
Those injury problems spell trouble for the Kansas City, as they come up against the Chargers offense led by Rivers. San Diego wide receiver Malcom Floyd is in good form, and is 10/1 to grab the first touchdown.
San Diego remain unbeaten at Qualcomm Stadium this season, and readers may expect them to record their sixth straight win at home on Sunday.
Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders
Arizona’s form this season has been very impressive, considering the number of players on the treatment table the team has had to deal with.
The Cardinals’ defensive line has been blighted by injuries this year. Despite this, their defense still finds itself ranked in the top 10 in the NFL after six weeks.
On offense, the Cardinals will this week welcome back veteran Carson Palmer, after the quarterback missed their last three games with a shoulder injury. Backup Drew Stanton struggled in Palmer’s absence, and his return will be a big boost to the Arizona offense.
It’s a testament to the strength of depth in Arizona that in spite of these difficulties, the Cardinals (4-1) currently sit atop the NFC West division – considered by many observers to be the toughest in the NFL.
Their opponents Oakland, by contrast, have shown little stomach for a fight this season – they remain winless after five games.
The Raiders defense has particularly struggled against the run in 2014, and is the second-worst in the NFL currently. Cardinals running back Andre Ellington will be eager to exploit the Oakland defense on Sunday, and is 6/1 to score first.
Even at home, with the crowd at the Coliseum behind them, it is hard to see how the Raiders can pull off an upset here. Punters should back the Cardinals to prevail on Sunday.
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Dallas are on a five-game winning streak, and will be full of confidence after beating reigning champions the Seahawks last weekend. In doing so, they became only the second away side to triumph in Seattle in three years.
The Cowboys are now the owners of the joint-best record in the NFL (5-1). They have an offense ranked in the top four in the league, and in addition, the defense has exceeded all expectations to be ranked in the top nine so far in 2014.
New York (3-3) by contrast had their confidence battered last weekend, after they were shutout in a 27-0 thrashing by division rivals Philadelphia. That defeat was also very costly on the injury front, as star slot receiver Victor Cruz suffered a torn patella tendon which will rule him out for the rest of the season.
The loss of Cruz is a big blow to the Giants offense, and it remains to be seen how they will cope without his production in the passing game.
Meanwhile, Dallas running back DeMarco Murray is in superb form at the moment, and last week became only the second player in NFL history to rush for over 100 yards in each of his side’s first six games.
Murray will feel confident about making it a record seven games against the Giants. Murray is 9/2 to reach the endzone first on Sunday.
With question marks hanging over the New York offense’s ability to score enough points to keep up with Dallas, punters may be wise to back the Cowboys to triumph in this encounter at AT&T stadium.