Palmerbet Sports Team look back at NFL Week 5 and highlight the team/s helping punters profit.
We’re over a month into the NFL season and the elite teams are starting to separate themselves from the rest. The LA Rams and Kansas City Chiefs are the only two unbeaten sides left, but only one has been consistently cashing in for punters.
Rams Running Rampant Up Front
Five weeks into the season and the Los Angeles Rams are 5-0 and the favourites to win Super Bowl LIII at $3.70.
An unexpected Jared Goff QB sneak got them over the line against the Seahawks, but not before Todd Gurley snuck through for 77 yards and three touchdowns in the 33-31 win. The 24-year-old is second in the NFL in rushing yards with 415 for the season and has played a significant role in their success so far. LA have the team to go to the big dance, but it’s Gurley, in particular, that can take them there.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) October 7, 2018
Mason Crosby Horror Show
Green Bay Packers punters will still be counting the cost of a rare off-night for Mason Crosby with the boot.
The 34-year-old has been behind 894 snaps in his 12-year career, but five of his last six account for the worst night of his kicking career.
Four missed field goals and a missed extra point left 13 points on the field in Green Bay’s 31-23 loss to Detroit.
Crosby changed his cleats after his first three misses to no avail. We’ve seen kickers sent packing after nights no worse than Crosby’s, but he still has the backing of his coach at this stage.
Mike McCarthy says he still believes in Mason Crosby, who missed five kicks yesterday, but he's got to make those kicks. Asked about snap/hold, McCarthy says: "We've got to be better there. The results have to be better." Many changes through the years.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 8, 2018
Drew Breezes Through To All-Time Passing Record
Drew Brees entered Monday Night Football 201 yards short of the all-time passing record.
It was only fitting that Brees achieved the feat in style with a perfect 62-yard passing touchdown at home with his family on the sideline.
There was little doubt Brees would eclipse the record in this one, but to do it before halftime only made it more impressive. He ended up adding another 161 yards to the record as he looks to put some distance between himself and Peyton Manning, now second on the list.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) October 9, 2018
NFL Against The Spread Trends
Along with the current Super Bowl favourite Rams, the Kansas City Chiefs are off to a 5-0 flier. While they are still behind the New England Patriots ($3.50) to win the AFC at $4.20, the Chiefs lead the way for punters.
At 5-0 against the spread, the Chiefs have been a gold mine for backers at the Line.
Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos are at the opposite end of the spectrum. Despite their 2-3 record straight up, the Broncos have failed to cover the spread in any of their five games so far.