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New York Jets vs Indianapolis Colts:AFC Championship

It will be a David vs. Goliath-like battle when the Final 2 from the American Football Conference battle for the Lamar Hunt Trophy on Sunday.

The Indianapolis Colts, who are “supposed to be in the AFC title game,” will host the New York Jets, who “weren’t even supposed to make the playoffs” and on top of that, it will see the tried, tested and true QB Peyton Manning dueling with the rookie signal-caller Mark Sanchez.

Online Betting’ ‘sportsbooks opened Indy as a 7.5 point favorite, which quickly went to -8. The total is set at 40.5.

Will an inexperienced pivot represent the AFC in the Super Bowl or will a sure-fire Hall of Famer, and possibly the greatest QB of all time, carry the banner?

Indy is 6-2 ATS in their last eight games (remember they didn’t care about the last couple of games on their schedule).

Note that in their most recent eight games vs. teams from the AFC East, the result has been 6 Overs and 2 Unders.

However, bettors who played the Colts haven’t seen much of a payout in Indy’s last 10 games against the Jets, going 3-6-1 ATS.

You don’t have to look too far back to their last meeting.

New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts 2010 AFC Championship Odds @’ ’Online Betting

It was a controversial game a few weeks ago that resulted in a road win for the Jets, as they handed Indianapolis its first loss of the regular season (by a final of 29-15) but many of the Colts starters were on the bench in the second half of the game.

The Jets covered as 4-point road ‘dogs and the Total went Over 41.

In their last nine home games in January, the Colts have been a solid 6-3 ATS.

The Jets have been road warriors in their last 10 away from the Big Apple as they are 7-3 ATS and are currently on a five-game ATS win streak in that situation.

In the green and white’s last eight games overall, they are a red-hot 7-1 ATS, including going 2-0 ATS so far in these NFL playoffs.

In the Jets’ last eight games when listed as underdogs of 8-points or less, they are 7-1 ATS.

Will Peyton Manning go for the second Super Bowl of his career or will Mark Sanchez cap his rookie season with a Super Bowl appearance?

We’ll see this weekend.

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    The majority of people are taking the Colts to kill the Jets this week but you have to consider how well New York matches up against Indy. Indy has the worst running game in the league, and is ALL Peyton. The Jets have the #1 pass-defence and if they can put the clamps on Peyton early… it could very well be a Jets win. TheCoach isn’t calling a J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS win but they will cover the spread. I know Indy shut down Baltimore’s running game last week but the Jets strive on being quick and elusive.. something Ray Rice isn’t… Minnesota and New Orleans is going to be such a good game. I was hoping all season long these two would meet up in the NFC Championship and honestly.. either team could team this game. The Saints are -3.0 favourites and historically home team get given three points for the home-field advantage… so basically this game is a pick-em and there is ONE thing that I like about the Saints and its that home-field advantage. Last week Warner and Romo combined for 7 sacks and 4 fumbles largely in part to not being able to communicate with their offence. The SuperDome is NUTS and I don’t care how much experience Favre has, the crowd can help a team and also hurt the other so much. Feel free to check out my picks with scores (and of course cheerleader pictures) @ Best of luck to all this week, Regards, TheCoach


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