In a defensive battle also marked by sloppy offense and penalties, the Packers used the Bears usual trademark, a staunch D, and just enough from Aaron Rodgers on Thursday night to kick off the leagues 100th season with a 10-3 victory over their archrivals.
Coach Jon Gruden said Denzelle Good and Jordan Devey will start in place of injured Gabe Jackson and suspended Richie Incognito against the Broncos on Monday.
Wherever the truth lies within the silver and black cauldron of nonsense created by the Raiders trading for Brown, the conclusion should be obvious.
CG Technology sportsbook took a $7,700 bet on the underdog Aggies getting 18 points, and sharp action at Caesars Entertainment has driven the number from 18½ to 17.
In this edition of the Vegas Nation Mailbag, Heidi Fang and Ed Graney discuss what the Raiders should do with Antonio Brown in the wake of his altercation with general manager Mike Mayock.
UNLV’s defense recorded nine tackles for loss, including four sacks, on Saturday against Southern Utah. Defensive coordinator Tim Skipper said the level of aggression will depend on the game.
Boise State was a bit better as a home favorite last season (3-3) but still is 16-35 in its last 51 games in that role. Marshall is 8-2 as an underdog the past two seasons.
MGM Resorts International confirmed no game day tailgating will be permitted at the planned Las Vegas Village parking lot.
Especially Caesars Entertainment, which has been buried in Bears money since its new sportsbook opened Sunday in Hammond, Indiana, located 15 miles from Soldier Field.
Las Vegas sportsbooks quickly moved the line from pick’em and made the Broncos 2-point or 2½-point favorites over the Raiders in their opener on “Monday Night Football.”