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Vegas Says -- Week 9

The big game is this week and I can't wait!  Peyton who?  Tom who?  No, I mean Dallas visiting Philadelphia!  You really need to have surround sound and HD to truly experience the Philadelphia fans cursing, spitting, fighting in the stands and throwing debris on the field.  And at other fans.  And at the security guards. What do you mean they've closed the beer windows?!

All odds are for entertainment purposes only.  This article is not designed to provide gambling information.  If you live in a place where sports gambling is illegal, please don't do it.  Yes, I realize the Colts are playing the Patriots this week, you still can't legally bet on it most places.
All odds are from  The home team is listed first.

Colts (+5.5) vs Patriots - Considering the Patriots have won their eight games by an average of 25.5 pts, this line seems low.  But this is factoring the chance that the Colts will actually, you know, win the game.  It is possible.  The over/under of 56.5 says shootout, but you already knew that.  Start everybody except the team defenses.

Titans (-4) vs Panthers - The Titans are not a good offensive team, which makes you wonder just  how bad Vegas thinks the Panthers are.  Wait, you mean David Carr is Carolina's starter?  OK, well there you go.  If you have any Panthers on your fantasy team you should be very nervous.

Lions (-3) vs Broncos - Jon Kitna hasn't thrown a TD pass in the past three games and they're still expected to beat Jay Cutler and (likely) Travis Henry?  What's that all about?   If you're celebrating the return of Henry, or counting on one of the Brandons, this is bad news.

Falcons (-3.5) vs Forty Niners - That's not a typo, the Falcons are actually favored.  This must be factoring in that Frank Gore isn't going to play, which hasn't been announced but wouldn't surprise anybody.  With an over/under of only 37 points, this should be a ugly, mistake-filled game that won't benefit anybody on your fantasy team except possibly the kickers.