Betting on the Jets was just asking for trouble, and bookmakers and underdog players were buried in bad news after the first eight NFL games concluded on another odd Sunday.
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The Giants have reeled off three consecutive wins, laying waste to Houston, Washington and Atlanta in impressive fashion. Suddenly, Coughlin has a surging team that is considered a strong contender in the wide-open NFC East.
Slowly but surely, some of the mystique surrounding Oregon disappears. It’s no knock on quarterback Marcus Mariota, who might be the best player at his position in college football.
It was a butt-kicking, the second one in seven days that involved the New England Patriots. And this time, there will be no mindless chatter from the critics about Tom Brady fading into retirement.
On his weekly radio show in Boston, Tom Brady’s spirits were low. The bearded quarterback, 37 and aging fast, tried to explain the New England Patriots’ problems. There is a lot of explaining to do.
A dysfunctional element exists within the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team resembling an uncontrollable kindergarten class at times. But amid the chaos there is Clayton Kershaw, who is cool and in control.
It seems Rodgers could beat the Bears in his sleep, and a majority of bettors had that figured out when they woke up Sunday morning. The Green Bay Packers were a hot ticket with the public.
Columnist backs New Orleans on the road despite the running of DeMarco Murray of the Cowboys.
Second chances in life are sometimes squandered. Notre Dame offered Everett Golson another shot, a chance to make good and reclaim the starting quarterback job he lost, and it’s paying off.
Wagering on NFL games means living and dying with some coin-flip decisions, and the Denver Broncos and their backers literally lost one Sunday.
A politician swept up in a scandal holds a news conference similar to the one Roger Goodell staged Friday. The NFL commissioner apologized for mistakes, promised changes and, of course, dodged the most important questions.
With controversies off the field and officiating fiascos on it, the NFL is in desperate need of a change of topic. So, this is an opportune time for Peyton Manning to be the top story.
One week after blowing a lead at Atlanta, the Saints played the spoiler role for the betting public by blowing a lead at Cleveland.
It was perfect timing. Chip Kelly, an innovator and magician at the college level, picked the right time and place to see if his offensive wizardry would work in the NFL.
If it’s a beauty pageant, and style points definitely matter in college football, UCLA is on the ugly side looking in, and Brett Hundley is far from the best-looking quarterback in the country.
The opening Sunday of NFL season was an unpredictable one for bettors and sportsbooks alike.
When it’s time to pull the trigger and bet against the New Orleans Saints, there is plenty to fear. The quarterback is the biggest factor, because Drew Brees plays a cool hand.
The NFL season opened with a dud, just like last season ended. But for those betting on the Seattle Seahawks — and it’s a big mistake to bet against them — easy money comes with no complaints.
Finally, the thrills of NFL betting are back, with the Seahawks shooting for a successful sequel, opening their title defense today as 6-point home favorites over the Green Bay Packers.
On the final night of the NFL preseason, Johnny Manziel was scrambling around and leading the Cleveland Browns to a victory. But his exhibition was mostly meaningless, and his replacement stole the show.
It is the time of year for bold predictions, and several will be made Friday, when “SuperContest Weekend” kicks off at the LVH with a seminar featuring some of the top football handicappers in their field.
It’s not always easy being famous. The curious case of Jameis Winston, the Florida State quarterback and controversial face of college football, is another example.
Horse racing and football provide adrenaline rushes of different kinds. The races can present instant gratification, with bets decided in two minutes. A football game can be a three-hour grind. Wagering on regular-season win totals is a totally different story, a roller-coaster ride extending for four months. Yet, sometimes, the payoff is worth the wait.
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown, and Pete Carroll is wearing it now. But if Carroll is worried, he never shows it. This is not about the Seattle Seahawks’ quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions, not yet anyway. Before he won the biggest game of the season, Carroll was king of the NFL preseason.
On a snowy day on the Chicago lakefront, Aaron Rodgers’ value to the Green Bay Packers became crystal clear. Without him, they had no prayer. With him, their prayers were answered.