Found November 09, 2012 on NESN.com:
It’s the game of the season so far in the NFL on Sunday — with every team at least at its midway point — when the Houston Texans visit the Chicago Bears in a matchup of 7-1 Super Bowl contenders. The Bears opened as the slightest one-point favorites at Bovada, but considering home-field advantage is generally worth three points in the NFL, the Texans may be the pseudo-favorites. Could these two teams meet again in New Orleans at Super Bowl XLVII? That is a yes-only prop at the book at +1500. Houston essentially has a two-game lead for the best record in the AFC right now. There is only one team in the conference with six wins and that’s the Baltimore Ravens. Houston blew out the Ravens 43-13 at home in Week 7, and thus would have any head-to-head tiebreaker for playoff seeding. After Sunday’s game, the Texans are likely to be favorites in every game except for Week 14, a Monday nighter at New England. Houston does have a tough game at Detroit on Thanksgiving and faces the upstart Co...
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