IT'S championship weekend in the NFL and once again there is a low long-rush line for Dion Lewis this time.
Last week I tipped Le’Veon Bell to break his 15.5 barrier against the Jags, and he did it twice within his first six carries. Tonight the Patriots lead runner Dion Lewis will get a chance to break his line of 13.5, which for his speed and elusiveness is quite the joke.
Questions about Brady's hand injury all week might help this out, although I imagine the Patriots played on it more than they needed to. All we’ve heard about the Jaguars this season is how quick they can get to the QB. That doesn’t matter when you’re running the ball.
Rex Burkhead could return to action for New England after supposedly him causing the Brady injury. He was a TD machine when healthy and would be my bet for a TD.
Also taking a double over both games. Jags might have the defence to beat Brady but the Patriots D has been quietly wrecking offences over the past few weeks. To beat New England in Foxborugh you need to put up points. Bortles did it in Pittsburgh last week but this will be a whole different animal.
Two of the top defences meet in the NFC championship but I expect this one to see plenty of points from both sides of the ball and on the alternate this has every chance. The Eagles are seeing the money on the +3. A 20-17 scoreline sees the alternate land.
- Dion Lewis Longest Rush over 13.5 yards (8.05pm)
- (4-5, bet – 5pts
- Patriots -3.5 (11.40pm)
- Vikings v Eagles over 31 total points
- (17-20, bet365) – 4pts