NFL Week 1 By the Numbers
NFL Week 1 is in the books, and itís time to go over the key
numbers. Numbers that will help you recoup your losses in the ensuing weeks or
help you continue to gloat over your victories.
Letís face it: the NFL is a hard nut to crack, but if you did it
in Week 1, congrats. But the NFL season is a marathon, not a sprint.
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Here are some of the key stats to keep in mind so you can keep on
truckiní now and beyond.
Thatís the percentage of winning you would have had if you bet
every single favorite against the spread (assuming you got good lines with all
hooks) on Sunday. Major public wins included the Ravens, Chiefs, and Bills, who
all handled business without much drama whatsoever.
On the other hand, those looking to be strategic with their bets
cleaned up when it came to public dog upsets.
That was the closing price of the Jacksonville Jaguars at Americaís
Bookie, who pulled off a stunning upset win over the Indianapolis Colts.
They closed as seven-point favorites over the Jaguars.
Despite an early touchdown from the Colts, the Jaguars eventually
stormed back in the ensuing quarters, outgunning the Colts 10-3 in the fourth
to take what would be a seven-point lead, winning straight-up by the same
amount they were getting on the spread! They would have been a great wager for
bettors that spend time handicapping live
They were a major boon for dog bettors, but they werenít the only
dog that was barking Sunday afternoon.
That was the key number that wouldíve doubled your money had you
bet on the Washington Football Team to knock down the Philadelphia Eagles at
online sportsbook. Facing off their arch rivals,
Washington trotted out sophomore QB Dwayne Haskins to shoot down the Eagles,
and shoot them down he did.
Haskins threw for only a single touchdown, but he minimized
mistakes with zero turnovers, keeping Washington in the game after facing what
seemed to be another disappointing first-game-of-the-season performance.
Washington has shown a lot of growth over the offseason, and
Haskins, in particular, deserves credit for becoming a much more effective and
versatile player on the football field.
Thatís the percentage of money that was bet on Tom Brady and the
new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they took on the New Orleans Saints as +3.5
point dogs in NFL
Week 1. The Saints quickly went down 7-0 on the opening drive, but they
clawed back quickly to take back the lead and never look back.
After multiple turnovers, the exciting opening drive was all but
forgotten. The Saints would go on to torch the Bucs, almost going up by three
touchdowns despite a late Alvin Kamara touchdown being called back by a matter
Looking Ahead to Week 2
As Week 2 approaches, itís time to put Week 1 in the past.
Overall, favorites showed strong, and, outside of two major upsets in
Washington and Jacksonville, dogs have yet to really bark yet.
We hope these Week 1 betting stats help you for Week 2 and beyond!