NFL: Two terrific touchdown scorer doubles for wildcard weekend
Paul Chambers | January 9, 2016
It is an exciting time as the beginning of the NFL playoffs are this weekend. The competition is heating up, and so are the prices on offer from Coral!
Here, we tell you how punters can get great value with our Saturday and Sunday touchdown scorer doubles.
Jeremy Maclin & Antonio Brown both to score a TD on Saturday – 9/2
Kansas City’s Jeremy Maclin is a safe pair of hands – in 15 games this season he has dropped just one pass that was thrown his way (out of 120 targets), the best record in the league.
The Chiefs’ star wide receiver is in great form, too, as he has got on the scoreboard in each of his last three appearances. And he is set to extend his run on Saturday at NRG Stadium.
Opponents Houston have conceded a staggering 81 per cent of all offensive touchdowns to wide receivers, meaning Maclin has a very favourable matchup for his latest contest.
Pittsburgh’s Brown is one of the most dynamic playmakers in the NFL. The Steelers’ number one pass-catcher has accrued 1,800+ receiving yards and ten touchdowns so far this season, which includes a run of five scores in his last five games.
With elite quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throwing the ball his way, Antonio Brown is capable of scoring from anywhere on the field, be that a deep-ball play or one from within the red-zone. Brown’s versatility and all-around talent makes him an odds-on (5/6 with Coral) bet to score on Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium.
Adrian Peterson & Pierre Garcon both to score a TD on Sunday – 4/1
TCF Bank Stadium will be the scene of one of the coldest NFL games in history on Sunday evening, as Minnesota hosts Seattle.
Temperatures are forecast to fall as low as -15 or even -20 degrees Celsius. The sub-zero conditions will make passing the football difficult for both teams, meaning that they are likely to lean heavily on the running game instead.
This should work out well for Minnesota, as their star running back Adrian Peterson is one of the very best players in the league at his position.
Peterson, who has scored in each of his last two games and has 11 total touchdowns for the season, is understandably seen as an odds-on bet (10/11) to score for the Vikings at any time on Sunday.
For the Washington Redskins, wide receiver Pierre Garcon has been in superlative form. Garcon has scored a touchdown in each of his last three games.
The Redskins’ pass catcher has developed a fantastic rapport with Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has assisted 11 touchdowns with no interceptions in the team’s previous three games.
Against Green Bay – who have given up 61 per cent of all the touchdowns they have conceded this season to wide receivers – Garcon will be confident of continuing his scoring streak at FedEx Field on Sunday night.
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