Tue, Oct 24, 4:52pm by Head Editor
The evergreen Tom Brady threw for two touchdowns on Monday (AEDT) as he and his Patriot teammates cruised to a 23-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl rematch.
The reigning NFL champions scored the first 23 points on a foggy night in Foxborough, and when kicker Stephen Gostkowski slotted his third field goal to extend the lead, it meant that the Champs had scored 54 unanswered points against Atlanta, after their remarkable comeback in the biggest game of all in February.
The win sees New England move to 5-2 on the season and sees their quote for back-to-back NFL Championships come in from $5 to $4.50.
Atlanta’s quarterback Matt Ryan, who won the league MVP last season, was held to 233 yards, and one touchdown pass by the Patriots defence. After winning the first three games of the season, the Falcons have now slid to 3-3 and out to $21 for the title.
24 hours after the Patriots win, the Philadelphia Eagles improved to an NFL-best 6-1 with a 34-24 win over Washington Redskins.
Carson Wentz threw four touchdown passes for the winners, taking his season tally to 17, which is a record over seven games for his franchise.
The Eagles moved from $10 to $9 to win the title, while the Redskins drop to 3-3 and slid to $41 to win the Super Bowl.
Pittsburgh’s 29-14 win over Cincinnati saw their quote move in from $10 to $9, but the news wasn’t as good for the Green Bay Packers, who dropped their second game in a row, after losing quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a shoulder injury.
The Packers lost 26-17 to the New Orleans Saints, who have now moved to 4-2 and the sixth line of betting ($17) to lift the trophy.
Sitting above them in betting are the Seattle Seahawks ($10), who beat the Giants comfortably and the Kansas City Chiefs, who remain at $10 despite losing the most dramatic game of the round to the Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders came back from nine points down at the start of the final quarter and ended up winning on the final play of the game, when Derek Carr found Michael Crabtree in the end zone.
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