Are you ready for some football? Week one of the NFL season is finally here and there is a lot to look forward to with a full slate of action to get in on this Sunday. There are a number of totals that could be enticing for NFL fans looking to make a big score, with three notable lines that stand out more than the rest.
2013 NFL Week One Odds
Notable Over/Under #1: Falcons @ Saints U – 54
Two of the best offenses in the NFL a year ago are poised to be even better with the Falcons bringing in the NFL’s active rushing leader in Stephen Jackson and the Saints welcoming back head coach and offensive play-caller Sean Payton. All signs seem to point to this game having a lot of scoring on the surface, but it’s important to remember that these teams averaged 47 total points in two meetings last year and could play this game in a more conservative fashion with so much on the line. Atlanta will try and feed Jackson early and often as they look to establish a better balance on offense and play the possession game to keep the ball away from the New Orleans’ offense, and if new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan can squeeze out just one week of improvement by catching his opponent off guard, then there is a good chance this game will stay under the total even with a potential final score like 34-18.
Notable Over/Under #2: Vikings @ Lions O – 46.5
Two of the biggest superstars in the NFL will clash in week one with Adrian Peterson and Calvin Johnson set to go head-to-head. Throw in Greg Jennings, Reggie Bush, and a couple of overrated defenses and this game has all of the makings for an offensive explosion. Both teams feel they have the talent to compete for a playoff spot in the NFC North this season, so look for the Vikings and Lions to play to their strengths and put up a ton of points in a match up that could come down to which team scores last.
Notable Over/Under #3: Raiders @ Colts O – 47
Andrew Luck took the NFL by storm in his rookie season and is poised to have another big year under his former college coordinator in Pep Hamilton, who takes over for the departed Bruce Arians. The Colts have the offensive weapons to put up some big totals, but they didn’t do enough to upgrade a suspect defense and Oakland has had plenty of time to prepare. Raiders’ quarterback Terrelle Pryor impressed enough in the offseason to earn the starting job, and running back Darren McFadden is healthy heading in to week one. Indianapolis should score enough to win this game at home, but Oakland should put up enough points to send this game over the total.
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