NFL Touchdown Tips: Cooking Up A Storm

After a blistering week one of NFL betting for the SportsRunDown team Gaz is looking to make further profit with this tempting treble.

Week one of the NFL season couldn’t have gone much better for SportsRunDown followers. If you put £1 on all of our selections you would’ve ended the weekend with a profit of £13.20. From this columns perspective we had a 50% strike rate. Hopefully we can kick on and find more winners in week two.

Bengals @ Bears

The Bengals put in a great performance to secure an overtime win over the Vikings on Sunday. There had been questions as to whether QB Joe Burrow would be able to bounce back after his season ending injury last term. He silenced any doubters ending the game with two touchdowns and a QB rating of 128.8. The Bengals travel to Chicago to take on a Bears side who were dispatched rather easily by the LA Rams. The Bears defense was taken apart through the air allowing 312 yards. Things won’t get easier in week two as they face a fairly explosive receiver corps of Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins and JaMarr Chase.

It’s JaMarr Chase that makes the most appeal from a betting perspective. He was the Bengals top receiver in week one, racking up 101 yards and a touchdown off just 5 receptions. Chase was targeted 7 times and caused the Vikings defense a lot of problems. Given those stats I’m surprised to see he’s available at 21/10 to score anytime against the Bears. I see no reason not to back him at those odds.

Rams @ Colts

I was very disappointed with the Colts last week against the Seahawks. It was a pretty flat performance and they’ll need serious improvement if they are to beat the Rams in this game. I won’t go into too much detail as Bassett has covered the game in his accumulator already. I agree with what he has said and I struggle to see the Colts winning this game.

The Rams were very impressive and Matt Stafford looks to have clicked with his receivers even at this early stage. He threw for 321 yards and 3 TD’s against the Bears and showed why I fancy the Rams to win the Super Bowl come seasons end. The Colts defense are a better unit than the Bears but they’re going to spend a lot of time on the field on Sunday and that could be key. Stafford’s top receiver on Sunday was Cooper Kupp who ended the game with 108 yards and a touchdown. Kupp is 13/10 to bag a TD versus the Colts and that’s enough to tempt me.

Cowboys @ Chargers

The Cowboys won lots of plaudits for their performance in the season opener against the Buccaneers. With Dak Prescott looking back to his best, Cowboys fans are starting to look toward a playoff challenge. There are positives on offense but I’m still not convinced with their defense. They gave up 431 yards last week with 379 of those coming through the air. You could make the argument that stats like that are to be expected when coming up against Tom Brady. I wouldn’t agree with that thinking and instead it looks to be a continuation of their form of last season.

The Cowboys face a gun slinging QB in the shape of Justin Herbert in this game. Keenan Allen and Mike Williams both had impressive games in week one and I don’t think the Cowboys will be able to handle them.  Both Allen and Williams are good betting angles but I’m tempted by TE Jarrod Cook at 23/10. Cook was targeted 8 times in Sundays victory over Washington and should get some looks this week. Two of those targets were in the RedZone and he ended the game with 5 receptions for a respectable 56 yards. The Cowboys allowed two TD’s to TE Rob Gronkowski last week and I think that Cook could cause them problems in this game.

SRD Selections

Bengals @ Bears – Ja’Marr Chase Anytime TD (21/10)

Rams @ Colts – Cooper Kupp Anytime TD (13/10)

Cowboys @ Chargers – Jared Cook Anytime TD (23/10)

Above in a treble (22/1)