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Garden State Gridiron - Week 5, 2020

Week 5 Roundup of New Jersey NFL Football

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The Giants and Cowboys face off this week in Arlington in a game that could quickly become a race to 40 points with a 54.5 over/under. Dallas features one of the most potent offenses in the league, scoring 109 points in their last three games, as well as one of the most vulnerable defenses, allowing 129 points over those same three games. The G-Men will have to rely on some big plays from Darius Slayton, who already has four multi-touchdown games in his young career. The 2019 5th round pick has adjusted extremely well to the NFL, relying on his athleticism while developing his technique as a receiver. Slayton scoring is going to be a popular prop bet this weekend against this porous Dallas defense that has featured some of the worst safety play in the league. Big play opportunities will be available, the question is whether or not Daniel Jones and Jason Garrett can take advantage of them.

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The Jets will square off against the Arizona Cardinals this weekend as significant home underdogs. The Cardinals feature a high-powered offense that features some big names: Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins, and company will be tough to contain. Chandler Jones brings experience against the Jets, but there are opportunities to be had against Arizona’s defense as well, which has struggled to defend tight ends and running backs in the passing game so far this season. Le’Veon Bell’s presence could go a long way in giving the Jets a chance to be in this game. With two defenses with quite a few holes, there’s certainly opportunity for some high scoring. A 28-20 implied point total leaves the window tells us that a number of touchdowns will be scored. If the Jets, can get some momentum early, they have a chance to keep it close.

Eagles Preview

The Eagles will travel across the state of Pennsylvania to take on the high-powered Pittsburgh Steelers in a classic keystone showdown. Pittsburgh has a very well-rounded team that will also be well-rested after their impromptu bye-week brought on by their previously scheduled game against Tennessee being moved to later in the season. The Eagles opened the week as 7-point underdogs, which is understandable given the current state of their injury report. The two factors that will determine this game are the Eagles’ offensive line and whether, or not, Carson Wentz can continue to work his way out of his early-season slump. This is expected to be the first game this year in which the Eagles’ offensive line will be starting the same lineup in consecutive weeks. Former rugby star Jordan Mailata will be making his second career start at left tackle and will be met with the challenge of blocking TJ Watt and Bud Dupree, which is not an easy ask. Wentz likely won’t have much time to throw, so keep an eye out for quick passes to running back Miles Sanders and quite a few rushes from Wentz himself. Wentz is rushing at a much higher rate than in previous seasons. His three rushing touchdowns match his highest season total for any other year in his career. Prop bets relating to Carson Wentz’s rushing success will be some of the most interesting bets in this matchup.

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