The Colts didn’t care too much about going unbeaten as they pulled quarterback Peyton Manning in last week’s loss to the New York Jets and his playing time for this game against Buffalo is uncertain. On the other side, the Bills are coming off an embarrassing football betting loss last week to Atlanta.
NFL betting has the Colts leading 15-10 last week against the Jets when quarterback Peyton Manning was pulled. The Colts didn’t score again and lost 29-15 in football betting. That loss ended the Colts perfect season and also ended their regular season winning streak at 23. The Colts had a chance at perfection but the decision was made to pull the starters. "It was the plan, the organizational philosophy that we were going with," Manning said, "and, as players, we support that." The Colts pulled not only Manning but also Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark and Joseph Addai. The fans in Indianapolis were not happy and neither were the players.
It is hard to know what to expect from either the Colts or the Bills in NFL betting on Sunday. The Bills were awful last week in their football betting loss to Atlanta. The Bills were held to a season-low 40 yards rushing last week and 178 total yards in the NFL betting loss to Atlanta. Brian Brohm got the start at quarterback for Buffalo and he was 17 of 29 for 146 yards with two interceptions as football betting stats showed. "I thought our guys fought, but we just didn't have enough firepower," said Buffalo interim coach Perry Fewell. "We just didn't have enough to make the game what we wanted to make it."
The Colts have won 7 of the last 10 games against Buffalo. They are 5-4-1 against the NFL betting line in those games. These two teams used to play all the time when they were in the same division but they have met just twice in NFL betting in the last seven years. Three years go the Colts won 17-16 at home and in 2003 the Colts won 17-14. The last three meetings have all gone under in NFL betting and with the Colts resting starters and the Bills rotten offense; that could easily be the result again on Sunday.