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My regular season record last year was The Saints arguably have one of the best rosters in the NFL. The Buccaneers do not arguably have one of the best rosters in the NFL. San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings I want to see more out of them. Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens The Bills starting Nathan Peterman against a tough Ravens defense makes me want to go with the home team here. Taking the Ravens and not feeling amazing about it. The Giants stink more than Blake Bortles does.
Houston Texans at New England Patriots The Texans made a real game of this year when these two teams played in Tennessee Titans -1 at Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins have the makings of a team competing for the No. The Titans just have more talent than a Dolphins team that was downright horrible at times in Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts Almost everyone is entering their primes together, which is a scary proposition for the rest of the league this year.
Look for the Falcons to finish the job in , as they'll thwart the Steelers, widely available at to-1 to win the championship, in front of a partisan crowd on Feb. Check below for selections on all of week 1 games, separated into three confidence categories — plays, leans and guesses — and listed in rough order of confidence.
Lines are the best currently available in Las Vegas on the chosen side. Tennessee Titans No team in the NFL overachieved more than the Titans last year, which not only advanced to the playoffs but won a game despite mediocre offensive and defensive metrics that made for a negative point differential on the year. Indianapolis Colts minus-3 vs. Los Angeles Chargers minus-3 vs. Kansas City Chiefs Yes, the Chiefs are still loaded with talent but it seems presumptuous to assume quarterback Patrick Mahomes will step in as a polished product immediately.
Grab the short price at the few sports books still offering it, before Los Angeles is giving the far-less valuable 3. Denver Broncos minus-3 vs. The Ravens tied for last in the NFL last year by averaging only 4. Let alone attracting a midweek-high 95 percent of the money and 86 percent of the tickets at William Hill sports books. New Orleans Saints minus The drop-off from the solid, and suddenly underrated, Winston to the year-old, turnover-stricken Ryan Fitzpatrick might be worth a little more than that.
The Eagles are going to face another team that likes to shave off seconds in between plays in the Super Bowl.
The Patriots were fifth in the NFL by pace. New England offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia is considered one of the best in the history of his position, and an extra week of scheming would theoretically play to his advantage. To back the Eagles, bettors need to have a similar level of trust in Foles. Neither Foles nor Brady have thrown an interception in the two games and have faced defenses of comparable strength.
That set up anyone who believed in the Eagles well, as they were a plus fourth choice to win the NFC coming into the playoffs. But it should also be a reminder of the fluctuations that have followed Foles throughout his career. The unit has encountered its share of problems this year, ranking near the bottom of the league in giving up 5.
The Patriots usually have a way of figuring these things out, though — even when facing a deficit late in the third quarter. Here, the line looks fair and has probably even adjusted properly. But how many times has that seemed to be the case during the tenure of Brady and coach Bill Belichick? Follow Case on Twitter at twitter. Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account. Las Vegas Sun September 17, Currently: