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08/09/2012 01:25 PM

Best NFL preseason Week 1 over/under bets

Finding your bearings when it comes to preseason offenses and defenses is like trying to chart a pleasure cruise through the Bermuda Triangle.

The mystery surrounding a coach's game plan in the exhibition slate can leave over/under bettors wagering on blind faith. However, these totals trends may act as a compass in Week 1 of the NFL preseason.

Here’s a look at the best over and best under bets during Week 1 of the NFL preseason.

Records from Week 1 of the preseason since 1995.

Best preseason Week 1 over bets

New York Jets (7-9 SU, 12-4 over/under)

The J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets have been gold on the O-V-E-R during Week 1 of the preseason the past 16 years. New York has plenty of potential firepower under center with Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow. The total for Friday’s game at Cincinnati is 34 points.

San Diego Chargers (7-9 SU, 11-5 over/under)

The Bolts have been an awesome over bet in Week 1 of the preseason, topping the total in four of the last five exhibition openers. San Diego collides with Green Bay’s powerful offense Friday with the total set at 37.5 points.

Chicago Bears (6-10 SU, 10-6 over/under)

There’s a change in scenery in the Windy City this summer. Chicago, which has long prided itself on defense, has loaded up on offense this offseason. Da Bears played under the number in Week 1 last season, but went over in six straight preseason openers before that. The total is listed at 34.5 for Thursday’s home date with Denver.

Best Week 1 preseason under bets

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-6 SU, 3-13 over/under)

Betting Tampa Bay to cover and play under has been a winning method in Week 1 of the preseason. Not only are the Bucs among the best teams against the spread (11-5 ATS), but they’re also the top under bet during Week 1 of the preseason. Books have a total of 33.5 points set for Tampa’s tune-up opener at Miami Friday.

Washington Redskins (8-8 SU, 4-12 over/under)

Can Heisman winner Robert Griffin III spark a Washington offense that has helped play below the total in 12 of its last 16 Week 1 preseason tilts? The Redskins have gone 1-5 over/under in their last six Week 1 preseason games. That lone over came in 2010 against the Bills, whom they face with an over/under of 35 points Thursday.

Baltimore Ravens (10-5 SU, 3-12 over/under)

The Ravens smash-mouth defense has kept under backers winning in Week 1 of the preseason, staying below the number in each of the past four exhibition openers. Baltimore is missing a key cog in that stop unit with Terrell Suggs out with an Achilles injury and the Ravens game in Atlanta has an over/under of 34 points Thursday.

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08/09/2012 01:26 PM

NFL Preseason Betting Trends for Thursday, August 9, 2012

Washington at Buffalo, 7:00 ET
Washington: 5-1 ATS vs. non-conference opponents
Buffalo: 1-5 ATS as an underdog

New Orleans at New England, 7:30 ET
New Orleans: 25-12 Over off an ATS win
New England: 3-0 ATS vs. NFC South opponents

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:30 ET
Pittsburgh: 6-1 ATS vs. non-conference opponents
Philadelphia: 13-28 ATS with a line of +3 to -3

Baltimore at Atlanta, 7:30 ET
Baltimore: 10-0 Under vs. NFC South opponents
Atlanta: 1-3 ATS as a favorite

Green Bay at San Diego, 8:00 ET ESPN
Green Bay: 7-1 Over last 8 preseason games
San Diego: 1-3 TSR in home games

Denver at Chicago, 8:30 ET
Denver: 17-11 ATS as an underdog
Chicago: 11-18 ATS as a favorite

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08/09/2012 01:26 PM

NFL Preseason Week 1 Dunkel

New Orleans at New England
The Patriots look to open their preseason schedule with a win over the Saints. New England is the pick (-2 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Patriots favored by 4 1/2. Dunkel Pick: New England (-2 1/2). Here are all of this week's picks.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9

Game 251-252: Washington at Buffalo (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 125.206; Buffalo 121.193
Dunkel Line: Washington by 4; 32
Vegas Line: Washington by 2; 35
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-2); Under

Game 253-254: New Orleans at New England (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Orleans 120.604; New England 124.922
Dunkel Line: New England by 4 1/2; 44
Vegas Line: New England by 2 1/2; 40
Dunkel Pick: New England (-2 1/2); Over

Game 255-256: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh 126.748; Philadelphia 123.603
Dunkel Line: Pittsburgh by 3; 37
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh by 1 1/2; 33 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (-1 1/2); Over

Game 257-258: Baltimore at Atlanta (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Baltimore 119.302; Atlanta 122.674
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 3 1/2; 38
Vegas Line: Atlanta by 2 1/2; 34
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-2 1/2); Over

Game 259-260: Green Bay at San Diego (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Green Bay 124.503; San Diego 124.698
Dunkel Line: Even; 35
Vegas Line: San Diego by 2 1/2; 37
Dunkel Pick: Green Bay (+2 1/2); Under

Game 261-262: Denver at Chicago (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Denver 119.203; Chicago 124.312
Dunkel Line: Chicago by 5; 30
Vegas Line: Chicago by 3; 33
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (-3); Under


FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

Game 263-264: Tampa Bay at Miami (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay 122.223; Miami 125.433
Dunkel Line: Miami by 1; 31
Vegas Line: Miami by 2 1/2; 33 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (+2 1/2); Under

Game 265-266: NY Jets at Cincinnati (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Jets 117.120; Cincinnati 120.154
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 3; 38
Vegas Line: Cincinnati by 1 1/2; 34
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (-1 1/2); Over

Game 267-268: Cleveland at Detroit (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland 122.304; Detroit 123.421
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1; 33
Vegas Line: Detroit by 3; 36
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (+3); Under

Game 269-270: NY Giants at Jacksonville (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Giants 117.241; Jacksonville 120.543
Dunkel Line: Jacksonville by 3 1/2; 37
Vegas Line: Jacksonville by 2 1/2; 33 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Jacksonville (-2 1/2); Over

Game 271-272: Arizona at Kansas City (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona 121.406; Kansas City 117.322
Dunkel Line: Arizona by 4; 39
Vegas Line: Kansas City by 3; 34 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Arizona (+3); Over

Game 273-274: Minnesota at San Francisco (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota 118.302; San Francisco 123.799
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 5 1/2; 39
Vegas Line: San Francisco by 3 1/2; 33
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (-3 1/2); Over


SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

Game 275-276: Houston at Carolina (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston 117.306; Carolina 121.786
Dunkel Line: Carolina by 4 1/2; 40
Vegas Line: Carolina by 2 1/2; 35 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Carolina (-2 1/2); Over

Game 277-278: Tennessee at Seattle (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tennessee 120.122; Seattle 124.540
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 4 1/2; 37
Vegas Line: Seattle by 3; 34
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (-3); Over


SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

Game 279-280: St. Louis at Indianapolis (1:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis 121.202; Indianapolis 115.403
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 6; 32
Vegas Line: Pick; 34 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis; Under


MONDAY, AUGUST 13

Game 281-282: Dallas at Oakland (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Dallas 119.351; Oakland 123.163
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 4; 38
Vegas Line: Oakland by 1 1/2; 35
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (-1 1/2); Over

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08/09/2012 01:28 PM

NFL

Thursday, August 9

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Washington - 7:00 PM ET Buffalo +2 500
Buffalo - Under 35 500

Pittsburgh - 7:30 PM ET Pittsburgh +1.5 500
Philadelphia - Over 34 500

Baltimore - 7:30 PM ET Baltimore +2.5 500
Atlanta - Over 34 500

Green Bay - 8:00 PM ET San Diego -2.5 500
San Diego - Under 37 500

Denver - 8:30 PM ET Denver +3 500
Chicago - Under 33 500

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08/09/2012 01:30 PM

Packers-Chargers play 1st preseason game Thursday


GREEN BAY PACKERS

at SAN DIEGO CHARGERS


NFL Preseason Game
Kickoff: Thursday, 8:00 p.m. EDT
Line: San Diego -1, Total: 37½

Two Super Bowl hopefuls kick off their preseason at Qualcomm Stadium on Thursday night when the Chargers host the Packers.

Green Bay is 8-4 in preseason play over the past three seasons, while San Diego is a mere 5-7 in this same time frame. The Packers are clearly the better team, going 15-1 last season led by QB Aaron Rodgers. He set an NFL record with a 122.5 QB rating, throwing for 4,643 yards, 45 TD and just 6 INT. San Diego was 8-8 last year, suffering through a six-game losing skid from Week 7 to Week 12. Although Philip Rivers tossed a career-high 20 interceptions, but was much better in the second half of the season, posting a 96.8 rating (16 TD, 6 INT). Thursday’s game will be officiated by Shannon Eastin, who will be the first-ever female referee in an NFL game. Her officiating crew might try to make a name for itself by blowing more whistles than necessary. But considering the Packers were the least-penalized team in the league last season, this certainly works into their favor. With all the turnover in offensive personnel in San Diego this offseason, the pick here is GREEN BAY to win on Thursday.

This three-star FoxSheets coaching trend also expects this game to finish OVER the total:

Mike McCarthy is 13-2 OVER (86.7%, +10.8 Units) in all games where the total is between 35.5 and 42 points as the coach of GREEN BAY. The average score was GREEN BAY 23.4, OPPONENT 25.1 - (Rating = 3*).

Green Bay has dominated this series in the regular season, winning nine of 10 meetings, including six in a row. But the clubs are both 1-1-1 against each other in preseason play, with the Chargers winning the last meeting in 2006, by a 17-3 score.

Once Rodgers completes his two or three series, Graham Harrell and Tennessee-Chattanooga rookie B.J. Coleman will take over. Harrell, the NCAA record holder with 134 career TD passes, has mostly been a practice squad player for two years. This season, he moves up to No. 2 on the depth chart with last year’s backup, Matt Flynn, now in Seattle. Harrell was decent in the 2011 preseason, completing 33-of-57 passes (58%) for 287 yards, 2 TD and 1 INT. This was a big improvement from the 2010 preseason when he was just 16-for-31 (52%) for 166 yards. Coleman threw a school record 52 TD passes in his career at UTC, but facing an NFL third-string defense is a big step up from the Southern Conference. Brandon Saine figures to get the bulk of carries in this game.

Rivers is also expected to play 2-to-3 series, but the Chargers have much more experienced quarterbacks, with seventh-year pro Charlie Whitehurst and Kevin O’Connell entering his fourth season. But neither of these two QBs, nor LSU rookie QB Jarrett Lee, played with San Diego last year, so they are learning a whole new offense. Whitehurst played nine games (four starts) in the regular season over the past two years with Seattle, completing 84-of-155 passes (54%) for 805 yards, 3 TD and 4 INT. O’Connell was with the Jets for the past two years, but hasn’t thrown a pass in the regular season since 2008 when he completed 4-of-6 passes for 23 yards with the Patriots. The Chargers have plenty of new faces to work into their offense this season with RBs Ronnie Brown and Jackie Battle, and WRs Robert Meachem, Eddie Royal and Roscoe Parrish.
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08/09/2012 01:34 PM

Saints & Patriots Highlight Thursday NFL Preseason Action

Opening week on the NFL preseason schedule continues Thursday night with a half-dozen games on tap. Don Best analysts Kenny White and Brian Blessing are taking a close look at three of those matches, beginning with the Washington Redskins in Buffalo to take on the Bills.

Kickoff from Ralph Wilson Stadium is at 7:00 p.m. (ET) and the 'Skins are road favorites in the 2-2½ point range. Thursday's total is 34½ at most shops monitored by Don Best Pro Odds.

The nature of preseason dynamics is behind the Redskins being road chalk. Washington head coach Mike Shanahan loves to win preseason games while Buffalo's Chan Gailey doesn't treat the exhibition season with as much importance. First-teamers on both sides will also play sparingly, perhaps not beyond the first quarter, and that also gives the Redskins an advantage.

Robert Griffin III will start for Washington in his professional debut, and Shanahan will also give QB time to veteran Rex Grossman and Griffin's fellow rookie Kirk Cousins from Michigan State. Ryan Fitzpatrick will be under center for about 18 plays on the Buffalo side before turning it over to Vince Young, who is still getting up to speed with the Bills, and Tyler Thigpen who didn't impress in spotty relief of Fitzpatrick last year.

In what could be a Super Bowl preview, the New Orleans Saints are in Foxboro for a 7:30 p.m. boot against the New England Patriots. The contest opened with the Pats laying 2½ points but has since shifted up a point to 3½, while the total dipped from an initial 40 to 38.

Interim head coach Joe Vitt brings the Saints in for Sean Payton who was suspended for the season along with other coaches and players in the fallout from the bounty scandal. New Orleans' offseason was then punctuated by QB Drew Brees signing a 5-year, $100 million contract which included a record $60 million guaranteed.

The Saints are coming off a 17-10 win in Sunday's Hall of Fame Game over Arizona, and have actually spent the past few days practicing with New England. Brian Blessing believes the 'over' is the way to bet this game as he expects a lot of points.

Closing out Thursday's six-pack of NFL contests is a matchup at Chicago's Soldier Field between the Bears and Denver Broncos. Chicago is giving up 2½-3 points at various sports books around Las Vegas with a consensus total of 34½.

Peyton Manning is expected to make his Broncos debut in the clash, but doubtful to play more than a series after missing the entire 2011 campaign with a neck injury. Former Chicago backup Caleb Hanie and rookie Brock Osweiler out of Arizona State are behind Manning on Denver's rotation.

Ex-Broncos QB Jay Cutler starts for the Bears, and it will be interesting to see if he tries to hook up early with his old mate from their Mile High City days, WR Brandon Marshall who was acquired from the Dolphins in the offseason. Jason Campbell, another offseason pickup, and Josh McCown are behind Cutler in Chicago's mix.

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08/09/2012 01:37 PM

Thursday's Betting Notes

August 8, 2012

(Straight Up & Against the Spread Records)

Washington at Buffalo

Even though he's a rookie, Robert Griffin III won't be handled any differently in his debut, Mike Shanahan has assured D.C. media. In fact, expect fellow draftee Kirk Cousins (Michigan State) to play more, taking the field with third-stringers in the second half. RG III will play the first 15-20 plays, while Rex Grossman will finish the half and play with the second-string. The Bills aren't going to make it easy on Buffalo, as DC Dave Wannstedt is eager to see how much his revamped defense has grasped from the early part of camp.

The Bills have their own QB curiosity, having taken up the Vince Young cause in the offseason. He'll follow up Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is set to see about the same amount of action as Griffin. Considering how much of a timing-based offense Buffalo's passing game is, don't expect a lot of continuity. Tyler Thigpen should finish out the second half.

Although all eyes will be on the quarterbacks, the Redskins are desperate to set a foundation that leads to a stronger running game than had last year. Evan Royster will get first crack, but Roy Helu, Tim Hightower and rookies Alfred Morris and Lennon Creer are all hoping to make a dent.

Shanahan (47-29 SU, 42-32-2 ATS) is noted for his success in preseason games, as the discipline he instills starts from the moment players report. We'll see if that success continues with two rookie quarterbacks to bring along. Shanahan is also a noted for higher-scoring games in August (48-28 O/U). Meanwhile, Chan Gailey has been a disaster (4-14 SU, 5-13-1 ATS) with his teams, placing little importance in results of games.

New Orleans at New England

The Saints will be playing their second preseason game before most teams play their first. They also scrimmaged with the Patriots on Tuesday and Wednesday, so this game might feel a little anti-climactic come Thursday night. According to reports from both the Boston Globe and the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints got the better of the Patriots in Tuesday's competition, taking advantage up front.

New England's major concerns are on that offensive line, since Logan Mankins and Sebastian Vollmer remain 'out' and there are multiple reserve tackles already ruled 'out' for this contest. Considering how strong the Saints pass rush looked against Arizona, Tom Brady will likely be doing plenty of handing off before giving way to capable backups Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett.

For what it's worth, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez were the two standouts in Tuesday's practice, so they'll certainly aid the passing game for however long they participate. The Saints' Jimmy Graham adds to the embarrassment of riches at tight end in this matchup, though after coming up with his back hurting on Wednesday, may not participate. New Orleans' primary red zone threat was held without a catch in limited action against Arizona.

Running back Mark Ingram scored the first touchdown of the NFL preseason but New Orleans is exercising caution as he comes back from knee and toe injuries, so look for limited participation from the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner. Chris Ivory ran hard and will get the bulk of the carries after Pierre Thomas. Rookies Travaris Cadet and Joe Banyard had nice moments on Sunday night and will be counted on heavily in the second half. New England's best back in camp thus far has been rookie Brandon Bolden of Ole Miss, so expect him to factor in substantially.

Bill Belichick and Saints interim coach Joe Vitt both attended the funeral of Reid's son, Garrett, as owner Tom Benson flew a contingent on a private plane on Tuesday afternoon, so it's been a weird week given the circumstances, both in terms of fraternization and New Orleans participating in its second live game in five days. Belichick (38-31 SU, 35-28 ATS) has seen his teams be a prolific 'over' team in preseason action, surpassing the posted total in 43 of 68 games (63 pct.). Vitt is (1-0 SU/ATS, O-1, O/U).

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia

Unfortunately, the tragic death of Andy Reid's eldest son, Garrett, plays a huge role in this first preseason contest. The team took it hard, as he'd been around many of the veterans for so long and everyone feels for their head coach. Reid surprised many by returning to practice on Wednesday and taking questions, hoping to put the matter behind him, in part, because "I know my son wouldn't want it any other way." This has the makings of an emotional game for Philadelphia, a polar opposite of what's normal for a first preseason game. Michael Vick has already stated "our entire season will be dedicated to Garrett." Vick will start and likely lead multiple drives.

Ben Roethlisberger has been dealing with an ankle injury, but Steelers coach Mike Tomlin plans on starting him and giving him a drive or two so he and new coordinator to have some film to review. Usual suspects Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich have shown what they can do, so the plan is to see what former Texas A&M standout Jarrod Johnson can bring to the table.

With a replacement for Rashard Mendenahll sought, Pittsburgh is interested in getting a feel for its stable of running backs. Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer are known commodities, so the key is to look at Baron Batch and super-fast rookie Chris Rainey out of Florida. Batch tore an ACL around this time last year and missed the season. All Pittsburgh backs will be working behind an offensive line starting rookie draft picks Mike Adams and David DeCastro.

Due in part to his longevity, Reid (21-31 SU, 22-28 ATS) is even with Belichick for most preseason losses among active coaches. Tomlin (16-5 SU, 13-8 ATS) has the second-highest winning percentage (76.2) of any active NFL coach.

Baltimore at Atlanta

Falcons season ticket-holders are going to have to wait an week to see a lot of their team's goodies. It sounds like Mike Smith's plan is to give both first-team units a shorter stint than usual, subscribing to the theory that he wants to see the younger guys out of the gate.

The Ravens appear willing to let their players participate a little longer, as John Harbaugh has told reporters he'll likely even allow the younger starters to play into the second quarter. Still, proceed with caution, since multiple top offensive linemen could miss the contest and QB Joe Flacco has already demonstrated enough growth in camp that he won't be risked. Baltimore will follow up his appearance with top backup Tyrod Taylor, followed by newcomers Curtis Painter and rookie Chester Stewart (Temple). Atlanta will follow up Matt Ryan with incumbent backups Chris Redman and John Parker Wilson, likely followed by the prolifically inconsistent Dominique Davis, who is hoping to open eyes...

Baltimore has had a host of bodies at multiple positions miss large portions of camp, so don't be fooled by the fact many finally started shaking off some rust this week. Their lack of preparation likely means Harbaugh is set to ride with guys who have virtually no chance of making the roster in the final 30 minutes.

Harbaugh (11-5 SU, 9-7 ATS) has had a lot of success in the preseason thus far in his young career, while Mike Smith (6-10 SU, 7-7-1 ATS) hasn't had as much luck. Both of them have seen the 'under' come in more often than not, a combined 21 of 32 times (66%).

Green Bay at San Diego

Aaron Rodgers against Philip Rivers on ESPN! Can't wait to see how little they actually play, but odds are decent neither get more than a series. Rodgers is a gamer, but with tackles Derek Sherrod and Marshall Newhouse 'out' and Andrew Datko playing human turnstile early, it's hard to imagine Mike McCarthy gambling with the franchise. Rivers has seen his offensive line restructured after all of last year's attrition, but haven't had Brandyn Dombrowski or rookie Johnnie Troutman all camp, have seen LT Jared Gaither miss significant time with back spasms and already see saw Rivers come up lame with a groin injury on Monday. Expect to see a heavy dose of Graham Harrell vs. rookie Jarrett Lee out of LSU, since top backup Charlie Whitehurst is out with a sore MCL and longshot Kevin O'Connell was a late arrival.

The fourth quarter is expected to be closed out by Green Bay rookie B.J. Coleman, a seventh-round pick out of Chattanooga hoping to stick as the No. 3. It's definitely a big night for him, since a subpar performance could lead to the Packers seeking a veteran alternative.

Greg Jennings and Tory Gurley are receivers who have also been ruled 'out,' which means that return weapons Randall Cobb and Shaky Smithson will get to showcase their hands with Green Bay's backups. The Chargers have seen their receiving corps overhauled, adding Robert Meachem, Roscoe Parrish and Eddie Royal, so they'll get a crack at making Lee's job easier in his first game significant action in 10 months. Since starting the regular-season win against Alabama and being demoted in favor of Jordan Jefferson, Lee played sparingly, standing on the sideline as LSU was blanked by the Tide in the National Championship game.

Can't get more .500 than what San Diego's Norv Turner (28-28 SU, 24-26 ATS) and Green Bay's McCarthy (12-12 SU, 12-11 ATS) have accomplished in their preseason careers. They'll look to keep their All-Pro quarterbacks healthy above all else.

Denver at Chicago

All eyes are going to be on Peyton Manning, but it's worth stating the obvious that you better not blink or you may miss him, especially since projected right tackle Orlando Franklin has sat early with concussion issues and Ryan Harris won't play. When Manning is out there (10-12 plays, reports the Denver Post), word is that his cohesion with former Colts Brandon Stokley and Jacob Tamme is further ahead of everyone else. There's hope Demariyus Thomas can be the big-play threat, so don't be surprised if that's who they take a shot with.

Behind Manning, John Fox and OC Mike McCoy have to pick a backup from Adam Weber and newcomers Caleb Hanie and rookie Brock Osweiler. Hanie, formerly with Chicago, gets first crack. Hanie is likely to see the bulk of the first-half option, so be aware that the Bears are quite capable of playing against his tendencies. The Broncos are sure to feature the tight end as much as anyone this season, so even though Manning won't play much, Tamme and new acquisition Joel Dreesen could be showcased. There isn't much depth beyond them...

Running back Knowshon Moreno is now a fourth-stringer and fighting for a job, so if you're looking to hinge your wagon to someone who could be motivated, that's your guy. He'll be essential to Denver's cause late, especially since promising rookie Ronnie Hillman (San Diego State) has been dealing with a hamstring issue the team is sure to be careful with.

John Fox is a defensive mastermind and now collaborating with Jack Del Rio, so look for the Broncos to be a force on that side of the ball. It may not happen right out of the gate, as numerous would-be regulars have already missed time, preventing much continuity. Projected starters Justin Bannan and Quinton Carter won't play, while newcomers Keith Brooking and Jim Leonhard are also 'out.'

The headlines on Chicago's end lie in the reunion between QB Jay Cutler and WR Brandon Marshall, especially with Champ Bailey on the other side of the ball. That will provide short-term fun. Rookie Alshon Jeffery is also set for a big debut with Devin Hester, Eric Weems and Earl Bennett having been so limited thus far. Dane Zanzenbacher has impressed and is also a WR to watch. Like Matt Forte and potentially Julius Peppers, Brian Urlacher is likely to play sparingly, if at all.

Lovie Smith (16-17 SU, 15-17 ATS) and Fox (21-19 SU, 18-21 ATS) are veterans who are looking primarily at their third and fourth-stringers here, unlikely to be consumed by the curiosity of playing with some their fancier toys, especially given the lack of preparation.



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08/10/2012 01:12 AM

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW...what a start to the preseason.........:dontknow:

Daily Pick record for 08/09/2012

Sport Game Score Pick Amount Result Units

NFL Washington 7 Buffalo +2 500 WON +500
Buffalo 6 Under 35 500 WON +500

NFL Pittsburgh 23 Pittsburgh +1.5 500 WON +500
Philadelphia 24 Over 34 500 WON +500

NFL Baltimore 31 Baltimore +2.5 500 WON +500
Atlanta 17 Over 34 500 WON +500

NFL Green Bay 13 San Diego -2.5 500 WON +500
San Diego 21 Under 37 500 WON +500

NFL Denver 0 Denver +3 500 WON +500
Chicago 0 Under 33 500 WON +500

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08/10/2012 06:37 PM

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW...what a start to the preseason.........

Daily Pick record for 08/09/2012

Sport Game Score Pick Amount Result Units

NFL Washington 7 Buffalo +2 500 WON +500
Buffalo 6 Under 35 500 WON +500

NFL Pittsburgh 23 Pittsburgh +1.5 500 WON +500
Philadelphia 24 Over 34 500 WON +500

NFL Baltimore 31 Baltimore +2.5 500 WON +500
Atlanta 17 Over 34 500 WON +500

NFL Green Bay 13 San Diego -2.5 500 WON +500
San Diego 21 Under 37 500 WON +500

NFL Denver 0 Denver +3 500 WON +500
Chicago 0 Under 33 500 WON +500
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08/10/2012 06:41 PM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

08/09/12 9-­1-­0 90.00% +­3950 Detail

08/05/12 0-­2-­0 0.00% -­1100 Detail

Totals 9-­3-­0 75.00% +2850


Friday, August 10

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Tampa Bay - 7:30 PM ET Miami -2.5 500
Miami - Under 33.5 500

N.Y. Jets - 7:30 PM ET N.Y. Jets +1.5 500
Cincinnati - Over 33.5 500

Cleveland - 7:30 PM ET Detroit -3 500
Detroit - Under 36 500

N.Y. Giants - 7:30 PM ET N.Y. Giants +1 500
Jacksonville - Over 33.5 500

Arizona - 8:00 PM ET Kansas City -3 500
Kansas City - Under 34.5 500

Minnesota - 9:00 PM ET San Francisco -4 500
San Francisco - Over 33 500

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