The beginning of the NFL season for handicapping is much like the first few weeks of the NFL. There is definitely a feeling out period when it comes to wagering on these games and it is smart to tread slowly in first few weeks. The five best picks in the NFL this week feature some interesting underdogs and some blowout favorites.
Washington Redskins -3.5 vs St Louis Rams: Sam Bradford Coming of Age Early in NFL Career
Donovan McNabb plays his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles next week and it is a definite look ahead situation for him in this game. McNabb threw for 422 yards last week and the St Louis Rams defense has not given up more then 17 points in wither of their games.
Sam Bradford has looked solid in his first two games and his pocket presence has been impressive. One receiver that has been slow to develop for the St Louis Rams is Mardy Gilyard, the explosive receiver from the Cincinnati Bearcats. Take the St Louis Rams +3.5 points as a straight up winner over the Washington Redskins. See the full breakdown of the game.
San Diego Chargers +5.5 vs Seattle Seahawks: Will Phillip Rivers be Rattled in Seattle?
Phillip Rivers had a rough outing in Arrowhead Stadium against a hostile crowd and this weekend will be more of the same for him as he enters Qwest Field, the loudest Stadium in the NFL. Rivers looked great at home but this atmosphere should be enough to trip up Rivers and company. Take the Seattle Seahawks +5.5 to upset the San Diego Chargers on their home field and win the game straight up. See the full breakdown of the game.
Philadelphia Eagles -2.5 vs Jacksonville Jaguars: Michael Vick Will Win This One With his Arm
Michael Vick begins his career as a starting NFL quarterback against a team that should be defenseless against his abilities on the ground but look for Vick to win this game through the air. Vick still has his arm and can get the ball deep to his speedy wide outs DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Macklin. Take the Phialadelphia Eagles -2.5 points over the Jacksonville Jaguars. See the full breakdown of the game.
Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots -13: Tom Brady is Mad and He Will be Back With Vengeance
This game does look too easy on paper but once in a while it is as simple as reading the statistical facts. Tom Brady suffered on off day against a menacing New York Jets defense and was clearly frustrated after the game. The New England Patriots will be looking to take their frustrations out on a Buffalo Bills team that is completely out of sorts. Take the New England Patriots -13 over the Buffalo Bills and enjoy the aerial display. See the full breakdown of the game.
Green Bay Packers -3 vs Chicago Bears: Immovable Object Versus Irresistible Force
The Chicago Bears are winning games with a combination of hard hitting defense and Jay Cutler coming of age as the quarterback. The return of Brian Urlacher has been a huge boost to a defense that went through a down year last season without him. Lance Briggs especially has played well.
The Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers have been an unstoppable team to this point. Offensively and defensively the Packers have impressed this season but this game is in Soldier Field and it is the main reason the Chicago Bears have a chance. Take the Chicago Bears +3 points over the Green Bay Packers to win straight up in this NFC North tilt. See the full breakdown of the game.
The remaining NFL games Las Vegas lines and picks against the spread are listed below by clicking the links.
Oakland Raiders Vs Arizona Cardinals: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Detroit Lions Vs Minnesota Vikings: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Green Bay Packers Vs Chicago Bears: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Dallas Cowboys Vs Houston Texans: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
New York Jets Vs Miami Dolphins: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Cleveland Browns Vs Baltimore Ravens: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Atlanta Falcons Vs New Orleans Saints: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
San Francisco 49ers Vs Kansas City Chiefs: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Tennessee Titans Vs New York Giants: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Indianapolis Colts Vs Denver Broncos: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Cincinnati Bengals Vs Carolina Panthers: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Pittsburgh Steelers Vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
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