||Vegas (LV Hilton) thinks…
||Packers by 4
||Awesome Thursday night game to begin the season. Don’t look now, but the Saints are freaking loaded. They may have a better team than the one that won the Super Bowl in ’09. I think they come out and make a statement on the road Week 1 against the best team in football. I actually bet this game in Vegas a few months ago – Got the Saints at +200 on the money line.
||Ravens by 3
||The Ravens haven’t beaten Roethlisberger since 2006 (Ben missed 3 games along the way). Until they do, I’ll ride the Steelers.
||Bucs by 2
||EVERYONE is jumping on the Lions bandwagon. Not me. They’re better, but I still think they stink.
||Falcons by 3
||I’m not sure how the Bears won 11 games last year. They won’t touch that number with a ten foot pole this season.
||Chiefs by 5.5
||How is this only 5.5? Vegas must be down on KC. Should still be an easy W over the Bills though.
||Texans by 8.5
||I’m going to steal the crux of a message tweeted by Stampede Blue writer Brad Wells – If you lose Peyton Manning and the Colts become one of the worst teams in football overnight, that should tell you what kind of job Bill Polian has been doing lately. I bought this game in Vegas a few months ago at Colts minus 1. Oof.
||Eagles by 5
||Just like the Lions, people are eager to jump on the bandwagon of a team on the rise that has been terrible in recent years. But again… the Rams still stink. If the Eagles lose this one, they’ll get killed by the local and national media… as they should.
||Browns by 6.5
||The Bengals skill position players – Andy Dalton, Cedric Benson, Jerome Simpson, AJ Green, Jermaine Gresham. How is this team going to score? On a side note, check out the size of Jerome Simpson’s head on his ESPN profile. I mean… Holy shit. How does he even fit a helmet over that thing?
||Jags by 3
||One of the few games I have almost no interest in whatsoever. (Edit: Pick changed to Titans. I’m not riding with Luke McCown)
||Giants by 3
||I took the Skins to beat the Cowboys outright Week 1 last year, and that paid off beautifully, so I’ll try my luck there again in another home opener against a division rival.
||Cardinals by 7
||I see a big day here for Kevin Kolb, and an even bigger day for Larry Fitz.
||Niners by 5
||Another game I couldn’t possibly care less about.
||Chargers by 8.5
||The Chargers finally get off on the right foot, but I’m not seeing why this line should be 8.5. I kinda like the Vikes this year.
||Jets by 4.5
||I think we’re going to get an early glimpse of how good Dez Bryant is going to be this season. With Darrelle Revis draped all over Miles Austin all game, Bryant should get a ton of looks. Jets too much on defense, and they do enough on O to win comfortably.
||No line at the LV Hilton, but Pats by 7 elsewhere
||Broncos by 3
||Why are the Broncos favored over anybody?