Huge Day in Store For NFC East Teams

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Three of the four teams in the NFC East are within one game of the lead. The New York Giants lead by one game over the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins. The Cowboys are dealing with a tragedy, much like the Kansas City Chiefs dealt with a week ago. Dallas nose tackle Joshua Brent was charged with vehicular manslaughter when he was involved in a DUI accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown. Last week the Chiefs were able to come together to play and win a game the day after the murder-suicide of a teammate. The Cowboys will need to do the same, with a lot more at stake.

The Cowboys have a tough road game today at the Cincinnati Bengals, who are right in the thick of the AFC Playoff race. Both teams really need a win today. The Redskins host their neighbors, the 9-3 Baltimore Ravens. A Ravens loss and Bengals win could really tighten things up in the AFC North race as well as affect the NFC East race. The Ravens come into Washington 9-3 to face the 6-6 Redskins, yet are coming in an underdog.

The Giants will host the New Orleans Saints, who are coming in now with nothing to lose. That may make them a dangerous team here.

Oddsmaker has odds on the games.

Dallas at Cincinnati– Dallas is +3 even or +145. The Bengals are -3 -120 or -165. This is a tough one because we don’t know how the Cowboys will react to the tragedy. But we’ll pick the Cowboys +3. Over/under is 46.5. We will take the under.

New Orleans at New York Giants- The Saints are +4.5 -110 or +190. The Giants are -4.5 -110 or -230. We like the Giants -230 or the Saints +4.5. Over/under is 53. We’ll take the over.

Baltimore at Washington– Baltimore is +2.5 -110 or +115. The Redskins are -2.5 -110 or -135. We like the Redskins -2.5 in this one. Robert Griffin III is red hot right now. Over/under is 47.5. We will go with the under.

Philadelphia at Tampa Bay- The Eagles are +7.5 -110 or +290. The Buccaneers are -7.5 -110 or -350. The Eagles and Bucs have a bit of a rivalry as they have met in some big games over the years. We like the Eagles with 7.5. Over/under is 48. We’ll take the under.

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