NFL Sports Betting - Week 7's Prime Time Players

In Week 7 on the gridiron, several players stepped up and made the difference for their team in covering the NFL sports betting lines. BetUS presents the list of the players that had the biggest impact on beating the NFL pointspread last week...

The Linebackers of the Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers probably had no business covering the spread against the Vikings on Sunday, but their linebackers in the 3-4 deserve all of the credit in the world for preserving a victory both SU and ATS. James Harrison recorded 15 tackles and two sacks, James Farrior had a sack, LaMarr Woodley scooped up a fumble and returned it 77 yards for a score, and Keyaron Fox sealed the cover with his 82-yard pick-six of QB Brett Favre with just 1:15 left in the game. However, until he broke off a couple decent runs in the 4th quarter, RB Adrian Peterson was kept under wraps all day. He ultimately finished with 18 carries for 69 yards; a job well done for the boys in black and gold.

QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: Rodgers wasn't called on to do much on Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, but he did his job and did it well. The Cal product went 15/20 for 246 yards and three scores through the air, and he added 23 yards on the ground. The fact that he was able to stretch the field, particularly to WR Donald Driver, gave RB Ryan Grant the ability to lead the way for a ground game that rumbled for 202 yards on 41 carries. It's hard to argue with anything that Rodgers has done this season, as he has thrown 11 TD passes against just two interceptions. A win against Minnesota next week would be monumental for the Packers playoff push.

QB Carson Palmer and WR Chad Ochocinco, Cincinnati Bengals: Palmer had one of the greatest days of his entire career on Sunday afternoon when he blew apart the Bears' 'D'. He went 20/24 for 233 yards and a whopping five touchdowns. Bengals fans had to feel like they were watching the good ol' days, as the USC product was throwing lasers all over the field to WR Chad Ochocinco. The receiver formerly known as Chad Johnson caught ten passes for 118 yards and two of Palmer's five scores. If these two can continue to stay on the same page, Cincinnati is going to be a dangerous team to bounce out of the playoff picture.

New York Jets' DE Calvin Pace: Pace was an absolute nightmare for both of Oakland's quarterbacks on Sunday afternoon, as he recorded three sacks and a pair of forced fumbles in New York's easy 38-0 victory. The Jets' 'D' held Oakland to just 263 yards of offense on the day, and the majority of that was thanks to the pass rush. It also helped that these two guys had big days...

New York Jets' RBs Shonn Greene and Thomas Jones: Even though RB Leon Washington didn't have an effect on the final outcome, rookie RB Shonn Greene and the old reliable Thomas Jones toted the rock with authority. Jones rumbled for 121 yards and a TD on 26 carries, while the Iowa rookie cleaned up the rest of the mess, running the ball 19 times for 144 yards and two TDs. QB Mark Sanchez only had to throw the ball 15 times for the game, which put the Jets back in the win column after three straight disappointing defeats.