Before I talk about this week's NFL betting lines, take a look here at this incredible punt return touchdown by Joe Adams of Arkansas last Saturday against Tennessee. It was the greatest punt return I have ever seen in my life.
Week 11 of the NFL season starts tonight with the New York Jets(-6) facing the Denver Broncos. I was very surprised to see the Jets as six-point favorites considering that they lost late Sunday night to the Patriots at home and now they have a short week to prepare for Tim Tebow and the Denver running game on the road.
I am also surprised at the total of 40 because both teams are not offensive juggernauts. The Broncos' defense is underrated and their offense will rush the ball over 50 times in the game if they can.
An upset tonight would not shock anyone as Tebow and the Broncos will play inspired ball at home while the Jets are still reeling from their loss to New England.
Unlike last weekend, there are no totals over 50. The highest total this week(48.5) is in the Packers vs. Bucs game.
The Sunday night game on NBC will feature the Eagles vs. the Giants. The Giants are five-point favorites and the total is 46. If the Eagles lose, their chances of making the playoffs this year are not very good.
Another team that is struggling like the Eagles are the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers face the tough task this Sunday of going to Chicago and taking on the red-hot Bears. Chicago is a 3.5 point favorite and the total is 45.
The Bears are a sleeper in the NFC and I think they can make some noise in the playoffs.
There are only three road favorites this week and they are Oakland, Dallas, and the Jets.