NFL: Back Chiefs, Eagles and Dolphins in super Sunday treble
In Week 9 of the NFL season, Coral continue to give great offers to their customers. Here we tell you why you should back individual odds-on favourites Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins all to win at an enhanced 10/3 price.
New York Jets at Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City are on a roll. After grinding out an important away win against division rivals San Diego, the Chiefs followed that result up with their most impressive performance of the campaign so far – a 34-7 thrashing of St Louis Rams last time out.
That victory saw Kansas City play well on both sides of the ball, with a productive offensive display complementing a dominant defensive performance, with their rearguard currently ranked third best in the NFL.
Chiefs may be on their way up in the league, but their opponents appear to be headed in the opposite direction. The Jets have now lost seven games in a row coming into this match-up.
New York’s campaign has been mired by poor quarterback play – they rank last in the NFL in passing yards – and by turnovers on offense.
Last weekend’s defeat against Buffalo Bills summed these issues up in just a single game. Quarterback Geno Smith was replaced by Michael Vick after throwing three interceptions in the first quarter against the Bills, only for the latter to commit another two turnovers.
Meanwhile, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce looks to match up well against an under-performing Jets secondary, and is 10/1 to score the first touchdown here.
With Kansas City performing better both on offense and defense, punters would be wise to back them to triumph in this encounter at Arrowhead Stadium.
Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans
Philly (5-2) come into this game on the back of a very narrow defeat in Arizona last time out.
The success of coach Chip Kelly’s side has primarily been built upon their offense, which is currently ranked fourth of 32 teams in the NFL. They average an impressive 29 points per game in 2014.
Quarterback Nick Foles, who was the NFL’s leading passer last year, has not lost back-to-back games in his Eagles career, so the young quarterback will be looking to preserve that record against Houston on Sunday.
The Texans’ chances of prevailing here could be undone by the form of starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. He is seen as one of the weaker starters in the NFL, and has yet to prove that he is able to avoid the costly mistakes which lost him his job in Buffalo.
Houston also have question marks over their pass defense, which is ranked just 29th in the league. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (who leads Philadelphia’s touchdown receptions this season) will be looking to make the most of a favourable matchup, and is 9/1 to score first.
It’s been beneficial to the Texans playing an easier schedule this year, after finishing bottom of their division in 2013. The Eagles, however, are one of the harder opponents that they will face in 2014 – and the step up in class could be too hot for Houston to handle when they face off at NRG Stadium.
San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins
In the last two weeks the Dolphins have put together important away victories at Chicago and Jacksonville, and they will be confident of making it three wins in a row when they welcome the Chargers to Sun Life Stadium.
Since coming under significant criticism in September, Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill was much improved in October, and will look to continue that in November. The Dolphins’ defense has also improved, and recorded two interception return touchdowns last week.
After winning five straight games, San Diego appear to have hit a rough patch, having lost their last two games to division rivals Kansas City and Denver.
The Chargers defense was hit with a big blow this week with the news that star cornerback Jason Verrett will miss the game in Miami. Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace could benefit as a result of San Diego’s secondary being weakened, and is 7/1 to grab the first touchdown.
Historically, Miami has proven to be an unhappy hunting ground for the Chargers – they have lost on their last seven visits to south-eastern Florida. With injury problems piling up for San Diego, that miserable record could well be extended to eight straight defeats on Sunday.