And Then There Were 2 – Cardinals and Bengals Undefeated

October 1, 2014 NFL Football

football players lining up for playThe first of the undefeated teams to play in Week 5 is the Arizona Cardinals 3-0 (1st NFC West) who play the Denver Broncos 2-1 (2nd AFC West) with the game to be played at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado at 4:05 PM ET and the odds-makers have the Broncos favored at -7 with the Ov/Un at 49 and ML -330.

Both of these teams will be striving for a victory this Sunday, October 5th 2014 as the Broncos lost 26-20 in their last game on the road against the reigning champions Seattle Seahawks, and Denver was unable to cover the +4 point spread being the underdogs in the game, and the total of 46 was a winner for those that went under the total.

For the Cardinals part, they were winners in their last game on September 21st against the San Francisco Giants which Arizona won the game 23-14 and covered the underdog spread of +3 and with the total at 37 the bettors whom took the under were the winners. After a bye week last week their, goal is to beat the Broncos and remain undefeated at 4-0.

The Cardinal team offensive leaders thus far this season are QB Stanton, who completed 32 of 62 passes for 411 yards and 2 touchdowns, RB Ellington has 46 carries for 206 yards and Receiver Floyd has 11 receptions for 252 yards.

Before continuing, many may not be familiar with the term ATS, as it is a term used in sports betting to describe a bet against the line, and every game has a betting line which designated the team favored, thus betting ATS signifies the person betting is using the points and place his wager on the underdog in the game. The term SU in statistics represents a Straight-Up Win.

The team record is 3-0 with a 3 game win streak and in the last 7 games they are 5-2 ATS and 6-1 SU. Their total has been under in 4 of their last 5 games, and 4-0-1 ATS in last 5 road games.

The offensive team leaders for the Broncos to date are QB Manning completing 74 of 111 passes for 814 yards and 8 touchdowns, RB Ball has 49 carries for 165 yards and 1 TD while Receiver Sanders has 25 receptions for 334 yards.

The team record of the Broncos is overall they are 2-1, in their last 6 games they are 1-5 ATS, in the last 22 games they are 17-5 SU, and the total in the last 9 games, 7 times went under while in their last 6 home games they are 1-5 ATS.

The next game for Arizona Cardinals following this game with Denver is on the 12th of October, with the Washington Redskins in Arizona, while the Denver Broncos travel to play the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium also on the 12th of October 2014.

The only other undefeated team to play in this NFL Week 5 is the Cincinnati Bengals 3-0 (1st AFC North) playing the New England Patriots 2-2 ( 1st AFC East) with the game to be played at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts this 5th of October 2014 with Kickoff at 8:30 PM ET and on NBC TV.

The Bengals seek to stay undefeated why the Patriots would like a win as they seek to solve their offensive woes. The Bengals are favored at -1 with the Ov/Un 45 and ML -120.

In the last game before their bye week the Bengals beat the Tennessee Titans 33-7 which was on the 21st of September 2014 and they covered the point spread as the favorites at -6.5 and the games 40 total points, was a winner for those betting the under in the game.

In the Patriots previous game, they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in a road game 41-14 and they did not cover their favorite spread of -2.5 and the game total of 55 was a good bet for those that took the over.

The offensive leaders for the Bengal to date are QB Dalton completed 55 of 84 passes for 722 yards and 2 touchdowns, RB Bernard with 55 carries for 185 yards and 3 touchdowns while Receiver Green had 12 receptions for 233 yards and a TD.

The Cincinnati Bengals team record is 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS with their current streak of winning 3 straight games, while 5-4 ATS in last 6 games, and 5-1 SU in last 6 games and the team total has been under in 4 of the teams last 5 games. The Bengals are 3-6-1 ATS in their last 10 road games.

For the Patriots leading offensively was QB Brady who completed 81 of 137 passes for 791 yards and 4 touchdowns, RB Ridley with 57 carries for 204 yards and 1 TD, while Receiver Edelman had 26 receptions for 283 yards and a TD.

The New England Patriots are 2-2 SU and 1-3 ATS, and in the last 5 games 1-4 ATS, 15-7 SU in their last 22 games and in 8 of last 12 games the total has went over 8 and in last 9 games they are 7-2 ATS.

The Cincinnati Bengals in their next game will play the Carolina Panthers at home, on Sunday October 12th 2014, while the New England Patriots play the Buffalo Bills on the same date at Buffalo’s Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.

If you happen to be a fan of the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals or Arizona Cardinals and bet on NFL at a sportsbook or your local bookie, get behind your team and support them this Sunday with a bet for the better. Good Luck and happy wagering fans of the NFL.

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