Tue, Nov 21, 4:29pm by Head Editor
Philadelphia Eagles won their eighth game in a row on Monday (AEDT), over the Dallas Cowboys, as quarterback Carson Wentz threw for two touchdowns.
Wentz also threw for three two-point conversions in the 37-9 win over their divisional rivals, after kicker Luke Elliott went down with a head injury.
The winners scored 30 unanswered points in the second half and sees the Eagles all but wrap up the NFC East. It is the club’s longest winning streak since the 2003/04 season and sees the Philadelphia side remain a $6 second pick to win their first Championship since 1960.
The favourites to lift the Lombardi trophy remains the New England Patriots, who moved in from $4.33 to $4 after their 33-8 win over the Oakland Raiders.
The game was played at Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium, but that didn’t worry Tom Brady, would was simply brilliant for the defending Champions, throwing for 339 yards and three touchdowns.
Ben Roethlisberger led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a big win over the Tennessee Titans on Friday (AEDT), which saw his side move to 8-2 on the season and in from $8 to $7 to win the title.
The Minnesota Vikings also moved to 8-2 with a 24-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams as Case Keenum threw for 280 yards and a touchdown. The Vikings are $10 to become the first team to win a Super Bowl at their own stadium in early February.
Elsewhere, the New Orleans Saints came from behind to beat the Washington Redskins 34-31 in overtime, while the Green Bay Packers continued to struggle without star quarterback Aaron Rodgers as they failed to hit the scoreboard against Baltimore Ravens, losing 23-0.
Cleveland Browns remain winless after they lost 19-7 to Jacksonville Jaguars, and the San Diego Chargers piled on the points against Buffalo Bills, winning 54-24.
The final match of the weekend was a thriller, as Atlanta Falcons hung on to beat Seattle Seahawks 34-31. Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh had the chance to send the game into overtime, but he didn’t have the leg, missing a 52-yard shot, which saw Seattle drop to 6-4.
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