Tue, Oct 16, 3:21pm by Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Rams ($4) continued their unbeaten start to the NFL season, notching a sixth consecutive victory at Denver in week six.
The Rams held off a fast finishing Broncos team to win 23-20 at altitude. They are the Super Bowl 53 favourites and once again produced a balanced game on both sides of the ball.
Todd Gurley was immense with 28 carries, 208 yards and two touchdowns. It wasn’t Rams quarterback Jared Goff’s best game, with the second-year man throwing just 201 yards and an interception on 28 attempts.
The Broncos ($201) drop to 2-4 after three consecutive losses and are falling behind the pack in the AFC West.
Sunday Night Football produced a thrilling contest with the New England Patriots ($5) prevailing against the Kansas City Chiefs ($9) 43-30 in Foxboro.
It was Kansas City’s first loss of the season as it scored 31 second half points to 19 but fell short. A last second Stephen Gostkowski field goal proved decisive for New England who looked to have shook off their early season jitters to record a third win on the trot.
Minnesota heaped further misery on the luckless Arizona Cardinals with a 27-17 win at home.
The Vikings have won two straight after a poor start to the season and remain one of the Super Bowl contenders, priced at $11. Arizona falls to 1-5 and are last in the NFC West.
The Baltimore Ravens ($17) affirmed themselves as the best defensive team in football, beating the Tennessee Titans ($67) 21-0 at Nissan Stadium.
The Titans were atrocious on offence, with just 51 total passing yards. Marcus Mariota was sacked a staggering 11 times for 66 yards, as the Ravens defence was suffocating.
Baltimore’s offence was built on its defensive domination, scoring a touchdown in each of the first three quarters of the game.
The Los Angeles Chargers ($17) are flying under the radar this season and won their fourth game with a 38-14 domination of Cleveland ($201).
Baker Mayfield connected on fewer than half of his 46 pass attempts, while Phillip Rivers looked in fine form.
The Chargers quarterback threw two touchdowns as he let his rushing attack do most of the work. Los Angeles rushers had 246 yards as the Browns had no answer for the run.
The Pittsburgh Steelers ($21) clawed back valuable ground in the AFC North with a 28-21 win against Cincinnati ($26).
Ben Roethlisberger had a big game with 369 yards, while James Conner had 111 yards and two rushing touchdowns.
The Jacksonville Jaguars’ much hyped defence has struggled this season and that continued in week six as they were hammered 40-7 by the Dallas Cowboys ($34).Dallas led 24-0 at the break as the Jags offense offered little throughout the game. Blake Bortles was 15/26 for 149 yards while throwing a touchdown and an interception.
Despite their 3-3 record, the Jags are $17 to win the Super Bowl.
Philadelphia heaped more misery on the 1-5 New York Giants ($201) with a dominant 34-13 win on Thursday Night Football.
It was Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz’s best game back since an ACL injury as he threw three touchdowns.
The Eagles are $21 to win the Super Bowl and are 3-3 this season.
Seattle ($81) got the better of Oakland ($426) in London to record a 27-3 win at Wembley Stadium.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr struggled with just 142 yards, despite completing 23 of 31 passes.
It was a crucial win for the Seahawks who move to 0.500 on the season, while the Raiders fall to 1-5.
The New York Jets ($151) continued the Indianapolis Colts’ ($301) poor season beating them 42-34 in New York.
Sam Darnold had two touchdowns and 280 yards, while his opposite Andrew Luck completed 23 of 43 passes for 301 yards and four touchdowns, but he also threw three interceptions.
There were also week six wins for Washington ($67), Miami ($67), Atlanta ($67) and Houston ($67) against Carolina ($34), Chicago ($26), Tampa Bay ($201) and Buffalo ($501) respectively.
On Monday Night Football, Green Bay ($26) kicker Mason Crosby redeemed himself after a poor performance against Detroit last week by kicking the game winning field goal against San Francisco ($301).
Super Bowl 53 odds
Los Angeles Rams $4
New England Patriots $5
Kansas City Chiefs $9
New Orleans Saints $10
Minnesota Vikings $11
Baltimore Ravens $17
Jacksonville Jaguars $17
Los Angeles Chargers $17
Philadelphia Eagles $21
Pittsburgh Steelers $21
Green Bay Packers $26
Chicago Bears $26
Cincinnati Bengals $26
Dallas Cowboys $34
Carolina Panthers $34
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