NFL Betting – Getting You Prepped To Survive NFL Week 1

by Dirty on September 5, 2009

The NFL betting season has once again rolled around, which means that sportsbooks, fantasy football and your local NFL survivor contest are going to be busy.


Before you make your rash selection, keep in mind that the goal of your survivor contest is to survive. Obviously, making the right NFL predictions 17 week in a row isn’t an easy feat but it would help to get off on the right foot.


Here’s a look at the teams that will be among the popular Week 1 survivor sports picks:


Detroit Lions @ New Orleans Saints

Line: Saints -13


The Detroit Lions are definitely heading in the right direction but in regards to Week 1 of the NFL season, the direction they are heading to is the loss column.


The New Orleans Saints offense has looked unstoppable in the NFL preseason and that’s likely going to carry over into Week 1. The Lions might be starting rookie quarterback Matt Stafford on the road in a hostile environment or they might be starting Daunte Culpepper. Either way, they won’t have the weapons to match points. The Saints are a safe pick.


Buffalo Bills @ New England Patriots

Line: Patriots -10.5


While the Saints are a safe pick, you can’t really go wrong with the Patriots either. The Patriots will get to host the Buffalo Bills, who just fired their offensive coordinator one week before the season started.


The Patriots will have Tom Brady back in the lineup and that will make a big difference. He’s been leading the offense up and down the field in the preseason and that won’t change against a feeble Bills defense. Take the Patriots if you want another sure thing.


San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders

Line: Chargers -9


The San Diego Chargers aren’t a bad play in Week 1, especially when you consider their opponent. The Raiders defense has been absolutely pathetic in the preseason and they are going to have a tough time turning it around before Week 1 of the season.


The Raiders defense has given up nearly 800 rushing yards in four preseason games, which means LaDainian Tomlinson and Darren Sproles should have a field day when they face the Raiders.


Throw in Antonio Gates, and Chris Chambers, and Vincent Jackson, and Philip Rivers, and the Chargers should be able to light up the scoreboard against the Raiders.

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