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5 NFL Sunday picks: Detroit delight in final Wembley game

29 Oct | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
5 NFL Sunday picks: Detroit delight in final Wembley game

Detroit Lions' experience will give them edge in final game of NFL International Series, plus four others to add to your betting this Sunday

19/10 – Detroit Lions to beat the Kansas City Chiefs

The final Wembley game looked like the most promising on paper at the start of the season but with both teams under .500 on the year so far, it will be a grind for two teams battling to find an identity.

Detroit folded against divisional rivals the Minnesota Vikings last week and while they have some firepower at wide receiver, they failed to beat a solid defence for four quarters.

The Chiefs’ defence, on the other hand, showed up in a big way against the Pittsburgh Steelers despite their offensive struggles.

It’s a huge plus for Kansas City, especially with Jamaal Charles out, and a good defence usually beats a solid offence so back the ‘home’ team to do well in the UK.

10/13 – Cincinnati Bengals to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers

After a bye week, the Bengals are well-rested and ready to do battle with a limping divisional rival in the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Cincinnati are the hottest team in the NFL, with an unbeaten 6-0 record and boast, on paper, the most balanced side in the league.

The Steelers have put up some fight despite missing Ben Roethlisberger for several weeks but a tough loss against the then 1-5 Kansas City Chiefs has left them in a little hole.

Even if Big Ben can get back on the field, this Bengals team is too good on both sides of the ball to be beaten by anyone who cannot score heavily and stop them quickly on defence.

20/23- Minnesota Vikings to beat the Chicago Bears

Many predicted that the Vikings were a growing group and they have shown that so far in the NFL, beating some solid teams.

Head coach Mike Zimmer brought that tough style from his time as defensive co-ordinator at the Bengals and his team bring it in spades now – especially his ever-improving young defence.

The Bears were predicted to struggle this year even with John Fox joining the organisation, but have surprised some by squeezing in a few wins here and there.

Chicago will not have enough in this one.

Jay Cutler makes one too many mistakes and the defence is not quite good enough to bail him out against their NFC North rivals.

6/4 – New York Giants to beat the New Orleans Saints

The Giants rebounded in a big way from their Monday night horror show to beat the Dallas Cowboys in not particularly convincing style.

They showed flashes on offence again and their defence did not bend too much, but their return game must have other teams on alert now.

The Saints won last week against the Indianapolis Colts but they tried their best to throw the game away late on when they could have sealed a comfortable win.

It is a worrying sign and while they are beginning to look better, the Giants will come into this knowing that a win could give them a real chance at the play-offs, even at this stage of the season.

10/13 New York Jets to beat the Oakland Raiders

The New York Jets almost caused an upset last week as they held down Tom Brady for long periods before eventually being knocked off by the New England Patriots.

It was a superb display despite the loss, with their defence showing just how good they are and their offence having enough about them to put them in a potentially winning position.

The Oakland Raiders put on a shining display against the San Diego Chargers last week but it came down to the Chargers’ deficiencies as much as good Oakland play.

The Silver and Black are on the up, and will be a team to watch next season if they make more moves, but the Jets are a roadblock that they will be unable to overcome.

A £10 bet on the five-fold accumulator returns £221.58*.

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