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Ten Things you Should know before Bet on the NFL Week 15

Written by Andrew Scofield   
Friday, 18 December 2009 22:16

Ten Things you Should know before Bet on the NFL Week 15The tragic death of Chris Henry, Cincinnati receiver, caught unawares by the NFL Odds, but especially the Bengals, who have a critical game Sunday in San Diego.

That may be the trigger for a dramatic end Chad Ochocinco team, three weeks from the end of the regular season.

1 .- Chris Henry - Although Chargers and Bengals have faced in only twenty-nine occasions (San Diego wins the series 18-11), these two teams have played memorable games, like that frigid AFC Championship 1981, which Cincinnati won 27.7 in the second coldest game in NFL history.

The latest bout between these two teams was in 2006 when the Bengals won 49-41 at Paul Brown Stadiu, behind Carson Palmer, who set a personal mark with 440 yards passing.

San Diego Chargers are 9-5 Cincinnati, but the Bengals won 34-27 on their last visit.


2 .- Rivers Credit - Philip Rivers has no advertising of other quarterbacks in the NFL, but it sure is a pin and almost no mistakes. This campaign, for example, has only had seven interceptions in 406 pass attempts. Furthermore, Rivers is just 417 yards from his second consecutive season in 4000. He and Dan Fouts are the only quarterbacks in franchise history who have gone for more than 4,000 yards. Fouts did three years in a row (1979-81).

3 .- Curtain Cheese .- If the Steelers have their "Steel Curtain", the Packers have their "Cheese Curtain. In nine of the past ten games, Green Bay has held its opponents in less than ninety yards. With the second best run defense, the Packers left the Chicago Bears last week in just fifty-nine yards. Green Bay is the only team that has not allowed even ninety yards on ten occasions this season.

4 .- Can they win in December? With a great match on Saturday continues the Week Fifteen, when the Cowboys visit the Saints. This will be the sixth time the Cowboys play on Saturday night (2-3), more than any other team in the NFL. In fact, is the fourth consecutive season that the Cowboys are on a Saturday night.

New Orleans is a team that recently has caused many headaches for Dallas. There are five game winning streak of three consecutive Saints in New Orleans.

Dallas, which lost to Giants and Chargers will try to avoid their first three losses chained streak since 2006.

5 .- Saints did not want to leave home .- With a win in New Orleans, combined with a defeat of the Vikings, the Saints would ensure all postseason play in the Superdome.

Although Dallas leads the series 14.8, New Orleans has won the last five with a combined score of 135-64.

In its most recent meeting in 2006, Drew Brees completed twenty-six of thirty-eight to 384 yards at Texas Stadium.

6 .- Elvis is alive .- defensive end (and outside linebacker) Elvis Dumervil of the Denver Broncos, is the leader of the League with fifteen sacks and seeks to become the first player in franchise history that ends up as champion catches "in the regular season. Dumervil is only a snapshot of the Broncos' record in a season held by Simon Fletcher (sixteen in 1992).

7 .- A train called Adrian .- With twenty yards rushing, Adrian Peterson, Vikings star running back, will be the fifth in franchise history, now is 4.301, while Dave Osborn is in fifth with 4.320 square . With other twenty-two yards, Peterson amount to eighth place in the annuals of the NFL in terms of rushing yards in the first three campaigns. Barry Sanders scored 4.322 in her first three years in the league. If Peterson does thirty-three yards, Ottis Anderson overtake (4.333), with 105, is sixth on the list, up from Terrell Davis (4.405).

8 .- The defense itself flies .- The Jets are leading the NFL in points allowed per game (16.2), total defense (264.7) and passing (160.4).

In this run of three victories, the Jets have been intractable on third down with just 12.2 percent of conversions (5 of 41). In fact, the last twenty stopped on third down conversions. New Yorkers Against Tampa Bay was zero of fourteen third down, while Buffalo ended one of eleven, after converting on his first drive.

9 .- Christmas in Philadelphia .- Since 1999 the Eagles have the second best record in December with 30-13. This Sunday get to the veteran 49ers, who gave a solid display last Monday against Arizona.

Donovan McNabb has beaten three times in a row to San Francisco, with nine TDs and only one interception in those games, with ratings of 155.4, 105.1 and 94.7.

In 2005, McNabb had a five-game scoring spirals against the 49ers.

10 .- Wildcat. vs. Johnson .- Miami has become popular Wildcat. Tennessee has become popular to Chris Johnson. Johnson, 1.626 yards rushing in 2009, needed to overcome seventy-two Earl Campbell (1,697 in 1979) and placed in the second place in franchise history. Johnson, with eleven rushing touchdowns in 2009, needs one to tie for sixth in team history with two more to fill the fourth position of the mark for a single season.

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