Sweet Action: Who Dat?

Kevin, the host of the D.C. Sports Guys, will start the NFL season with $100 of his own money. The objective is simple: make as much money as possible betting on NFL games. No funds can be added during the season and if the account ever hits $0 Kevin will have to pack it in and admit defeat.

The NFL season kicks off tonight with the Vikings traveling to New Orleans in a rematch of the NFC Championship game.  Last year the Vikings shot themselves in the foot turning the ball over on five occasions, the last by Brett Favre with seven seconds left in regulation.  The Saints got the ball to start overtime and the rest is history.

This year the Vikings head south without the services of Sidney Rice and Cedric Griffin.  There are also plenty of questions surrounding Brett Favre's ankle and his late arrival to camp.  Floundering around in the off-season and skipping most of pre-season has become business as usual for Favre, but this year there are no "warm-up" games.  Last year Favre had the benefit of starting the season against Cleveland and Detroit in weeks one and two.  The Saints, a team that appears to be as unified as ever after winning the Super Bowl last year, will be anything but a warm-up in week one.

The Vikings are in for a rude awakening tonight when they face a team that I believe will not be affected by a post-Super Bowl hangover.  Drew Brees and the Saints will roll past the Vikings and cover the 6 point spread.  

Since most of the action in week one will not start until Sunday I only have two smaller wagers on the line tonight.  One I've teased with teams I believe will win on Sunday and the second is a single bet on the Saints with the points.

Bet #1: 4 Team Teaser 
  • New Orleans Saints Pick Thu@8:30p
    Competitor: Minnesota Vikings
    Teased 6.0 points
  • New York Giants -1 Sun@1:00p
    Competitor: Carolina Panthers
    Teased 6.0 points
  • Green Bay Packers +3 Sun@4:15p
    Competitor: Philadelphia Eagles
    Teased 6.0 points
  • Arizona Cardinals +2 Sun@4:15p
    Competitor: St. Louis Rams
    Teased 6.0 points
Risk US$ 10.00 to win US$ 30.00

Bet #2: Single
  • New Orleans Saints -6 (-115) Thu@8:30p
    Competitor: Minnesota Vikings
Risk US$ 10.00 to win US$ 8.70

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