NFL Betting: SIA looks at the AFC

By: Sports Interaction | Friday, August 27, 2010
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Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens are minus 139 to capture the AFC North.

Since the 2010 NFL regular season is just two weeks away, Sports Interaction's Al Dannity will help your future book handicapping with a look at the betting options in each of the AFC's three divisions.

There will be nothing wild about the AFC West in 2010. Sure LaDainian Tomlinson and Antonio Cromartie have bolted for new pastures, but that won't stop the Chargers rolling to yet another divisional title. Hopes are high that the Raiders might not be as bad as they have been in recent years.

This Oakland team certainly looks stout on defense, at least in preseason, but I've seen nothing in this offense to make me think the Raiders can claw their way to a winning season.

The Broncos have put their faith in Tim Tebow, but the young quarterback won't be a difference-maker in the coming NFL betting season. That's especially true now that Brandon Marshall has skipped town for Miami.

The Chiefs are full of hope for some improvements in 2010 and they should take a step forward this season. Kansas City has too many holes to fill to challenge San Diego's dominance in 2010. Bet on the San Diego Chargers at minus 400 to win the AFC West and win big with Sports Interaction.

If you want a wild divisional race then check out the AFC South. After last year's miraculous mid-season turnaround, the Titans are poised to make a big push in 2010 and Tennessee will always be a threat with Vince Young under center. This is a make or break year for the Texans. They have the talent and they have finally got a winning season to their credit.

It's now time to see if Houston can challenge the Colts' dominance in the AFC South. There's just one reason I can't back the Texans or Titans to win this division; Peyton Manning. With the greatest quarterback of his generation leading the way, take the Colts at minus 217 to win the AFC South with Sports Interaction.

Baltimore and Cincinnati loaded up on receiving talent in the off-season and it should pay dividends in the AFC North. With a pair of big-armed quarterbacks and nasty defensive crews, these two franchises should once again dominate the division.

Having won the Super Bowl just two seasons ago, Pittsburgh now finds itself without Santonio Holmes and with Ben Roethlisberger suspended for the start of the season.

Joe Flacco looks poised to have a breakout season in his third year leading Baltimore. I like the Ravens to win the AFC North at minus 139 with Sports Interaction.

We now arrive at the division with the most hyped team in the NFL. The New York Jets went looking for talent in the offseason and the results could be devastating for the rest of the division.

New England enters 2010 with questions around its ability to stop the run. Miami has added Brandon Marshall, but little else to inspire fans.

New York has most of the key pieces from the team that won last season's AFC title game back, plus a bunch of new toys for Mark Sanchez. Take the New York Jets at plus 125 to win the AFC East and win big with Sports Interaction.


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