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NFL: Back 49ers, Browns and Redskins in tremendous treble

| 16.11.2014

In Week 11 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 Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins all to win at an enhanced 11/5 price.

San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants
San Francisco (5-4) will be looking to boost their play-off hopes with a win over a Giants side that already looks almost certain to miss the postseason after stumbling to 3-6 through nine games.

The 49ers come into this on the back of an excellent win on the road against the Saints last week, where they became the first away team to win in New Orleans for more than a season. They will be further boosted by the return from suspension of star pass-rusher Aldon Smith, who makes his first start of the season this Sunday.

Smith’s return is bad news for embattled Giants quarterback Eli Manning, whose form has been erratic in 2014. Manning has been particularly susceptible to the pass-rush this season.

Injuries have also robbed him of key receiving targets such as star wide receiver Victor Cruz, who is out for the rest of the campaign. New York have floundered without this key player, and have now lost their last four games in a row.

The 49ers’ ninth-ranked rushing attack looks to match up well against a pitiful Giants rushing defense that is the worst in the NFL. Carlos Hyde, who leads the team this season in rushing touchdowns, could exploit this and is 9/11 to score first.

San Francisco look well-placed to turn the screw on the Giants and record a triumph at Metlife Stadium on Sunday.

Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns
This weekend’s showdown at FirstEnergy Stadium is a battle between two former teammates – in 2011 quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett were both with New England, but on Sunday they face off as opponents.

Hoyer’s Browns (6-3) come into this contest on the back of a crushing 24-3 win over Cincinnati last week, a result which saw them take first place in the AFC North division. The team is playing excellently on both sides of the ball, with Cleveland’s defense proving to be particularly stingy, allowing an average of just 11 points per game in the last three weeks.

Hoyer himself has been a revelation in Cleveland, winning nine of his 12 starts since taking over the starting job. Excellent ball security from the quarterback (he has just four interceptions this year) has enabled the Browns to play the type of efficient, turnover-free football which will result in wins more often than not.

The Texans, meanwhile, have question-marks over their team on both offense and defense. Their rushing defense could be exposed by Cleveland’s potent rushing attack – Browns running back Terrance West is 7/1 to score the first score first.

On offense Houston’s quarterback Mallett makes his first-ever NFL start NFL this Sunday and it remains to be seen how he will fare. For quarterbacks, experience is often key, and readers might expect Hoyer’s extra knowledge of this position to count in Cleveland’s favour this time out.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins
Washington will be hoping for a big performance from Robert Griffin III at FedEx Field. The star quarterback makes his second appearance this Sunday since returning from a serious ankle injury that kept him out for seven weeks.

Griffin was solid, if unspectacular, against Minnesota last weekend, and will look to step up a gear against a Tampa Bay defense that is ranked 31st in the NFL – having conceded a whopping 30.2 points per game this season.

The Buccaneers appear to be all at sea, having under-performed significantly on both sides of the ball this term. They have only one win in 2014 and have now lost five games in a row.

Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson could be set for a big game against Tampa Bay’s faltering pass defense, and can be backed at 7/1 with Coral to grab the first touchdown.

Punters might well expect Washington to make light work of a poor Buccaneers side that many observers have labelled as the worst NFL side this season.

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