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NFL: Two terrific touchdown scorer doubles on Championship weekend

| 24.01.2016

Paul Chambers | January 23, 2016

Only four teams are still in the hunt to win Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara next month. The competition is become ever more exciting, and so are the prices on offer from Coral!

Here, we break down how punters can get great value with our touchdown scorer doubles this weekend.

Julian Edelman & Cam Newton both to score a TD – 4/1

Julian Edelman’s return to the New England lineup last weekend was a massive boost to his team’s hopes of repeating as Super Bowl champions this year.

The star wide receiver is a favourite target of Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady, and in the win against Kansas City last weekend he caught a team-high 10 passes for 100 yards.

With seven touchdowns in just nine games this season, he faces a favourable matchup here against a Denver defense that have given up 58 per cent of the total touchdowns they have conceded this season to wide receivers.

And with question marks hanging over the health of Broncos’ star defender Chris Harris Jr, Edelman is sure to have plenty of chances to score in the AFC Championship game. Coral offer odds of 11/10 on him to score anytime at Mile High.

Meanwhile, Panthers’ star quarterback Cam Newton will be the key to his team’s triumph, should they emerge victorious in Sunday night’s NFC Championship game against Arizona.

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The 6ft 5in signal-caller has both pace and power, which he combines with masterful misdirection in order to make defenders miss. These qualities make Newton the ultimate dual-threat player at his position in the NFL.

Newton has 10 rushing touchdowns this season, which ranks as the joint-second most by any player in the league (and first among all quarterbacks). He has three scores in his last three appearances.

With Newton in such fantastic form, it is no surprise that Coral price him at odds of 11/10 to score anytime at Bank of America Stadium this Sunday.

Emmanuel Sanders & David Johnson both to score a TD – 5/1

Denver’s star wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is his team’s joint leader in receiving touchdowns this season.

A big play threat with the ability to hurt opponents from all over the field, Sanders is tied for joint-fourth in the NFL for most pass receptions of 40+ yards.

Sanders faces a favourable matchup this weekend against New England – 63 per cent of the total touchdowns conceded by the Patriots defense this season have been receiving touchdowns.

Readers backing Sanders’ deep ball threat to cause New England problems this weekend can get odds of 6/4 on him to score anytime with Coral.

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Arizona’s running back David Johnson is tied in second place in the rankings for total touchdowns in the NFL this season (13). This impressive feat is made all the more remarkable by the fact that he did not make the first start of his Cardinals career until Week 13.

Johnson has scored half of Arizona’s total rushing touchdowns this season. The rookie runner’s primary asset is his pace, which makes him dangerous to opponents in both the running and the passing games.

Furthermore, opponents Carolina’s pass defense (which has numerous injury problems) are likely to have their hands cut out in trying to stop Arizona’s dynamic trio of Fitzgerald, Floyd and Brown.

Therefore there could be even more opportunities for Johnson to score on Sunday – and accordingly, Coral price him as the 11/10 favourite to score for the Cardinals.


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Paul Chambers