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NFL Betting Online Week 5 – Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Posted by Marcello Messina on 10/6/2010 12:47:10 PM

This juicy matchup between the (3-0) Chiefs and (2-2) Colts has most of our NorthBet NFL betting online experts salivating at the possibility of a Week 5 shootout. Here are the top 3 reasons to bet the over (44).

(3-0) Kansas City Chiefs at (2-2) Indianapolis Colts
Live from Lucas Oil Stadium - IN
Kickoff: 1:00 PM EST Sunday, October 10, 2010
Broadcast: CBS

NorthBet NFL Game Odds:
Indianapolis Colts -8
Kansas City Chiefs +8
Total 44

1. Peyton Manning

By now, it goes without question that Peyton Manning is able to score at will against any defense, especially one as weak as the Chiefs.

In his only home game so far this season, Peyton made a mockery of the New York Giants defense, scoring three touchdowns, resulting in a Colts 38-14 win.

Last NFL betting online season, Manning threw 13 touchdowns in 8 home games with Indianapolis averaging over 25 points per game in Lucas Oil Stadium.

Furthermore, the Colts have averaged just under 30 points in their last five games against Kansas City with Peyton Manning under center. You can pretty much bank on Manning tossing a minimum of two touchdowns this NFL betting online Sunday.

2. Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles

The Chiefs running back committee led by Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles is one of the main reasons that Kansas City has started 3-0. 

Both tailbacks paved the way for their team's success by running for a combined 455 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the last three games. Jones and Charles have also rushed for an average of 5.3 yards per carry, making this dynamic duo seemingly unstoppable.

They should take full advantage of their matchup this NFL betting online Sunday, playing against an awful Indianapolis run defense - the Colts are currently ranked 29th in the league against the run.

With Colts safety Bob Sanders out and cornerback Melvin Bullitt sidelined with a broken bone in his right shoulder, Indy will be forced to play more conservative, giving more space for the Chiefs ground game to tire the Colts front seven.

3. Records Don't Say It All

The Colts 2-2 record is somewhat misleading of their performance thus far this NFL betting online season.

The only reason they lost two games was because of some shoddy defensive play - Indianapolis' defensive unit gave up 34 points to Houston in a Week 1 loss and 31 points in a loss to Jacksonville last week.

The Colts offense, on the other hand, has been red-hot. Manning has led an offensive unit that is averaging almost 30 points per game this season.

The Chiefs offense has also been very effective, scoring almost 23 points per game thus far into the NFL betting online season.

NFL Betting Online Pick: Over (44)

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