With the MLB playoffs in full swing, the NHL season freshly faced-off and the start of the NBA right around the corner, there’s plenty of American sport to take the sheen off of the NFL at the moment.
Luckily, the schedule Gods have thrown up one barnstormer of a fixture in Week 6 to keep the attention of even the most waning of fans.
Read on to see how the Dallas Cowboys’ trip to the Seattle Seahawks will go in our run down of the best bets for this week’s three TV games:
Detroit Lions @ Minnesota Vikings
Facing the league’s best defence is tough enough with a full-strength offense, let alone being handicapped by a quarterback quandary.
The Vikes are sweating on the fitness of rookie Teddy Bridgewater ahead of this clash, but whether he’s cleared or not, the hosts are unlikely to put many points on the board.
The Lions have allowed the fewest yards per game in the league, have conceded the least amount of first downs and ship the lowest amount of points.
Best Bet: Under 44 total points @ 10/11
Dallas Cowboys @ Seattle Seahawks
The most potent running back in the game this season, the Cowboys’ DeMarco Murray, comes up against the defence most proficient in shutting running games down at CenturyLink Field.
Visiting the home of the Super Bowl champions on the back of a four-game winning streak is sure to puff the Cowboys’ chests, however, the two sides’ near identical points-per-game figures dictate this to be a close one.
Best Bet: Overtime to be needed @ 21/1
New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles
You know that famous “difficult second album” syndrome some bands suffer from? Well the Eagles’ QB Nick Foles is experiencing a delay of the same symptoms.
In his third season, Foles is performing nowhere near the mark he set last term and comes up against a Giants defence that’s been particularly strong at disrupting opposition passers
The blue men from the Big Apple have a league high eight interceptions and have won two of the last three trips to Lincoln Financial Field.
Best Bet: Giants to win @ 5/4