|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the NFLNFL football odds are always a challenge to handicap but football betting fans have had more than their share of puzzling results to start the season. NFL football odds handicappers continue to be confounded by both the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos at the start of the 2009 football betting season.
The Broncos have been one of the biggest surprises this year against the NFL football odds as the improved to 4-0 both straight up and against the football betting board with a 17-10 win over the equally surprising Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys were expected to be a NFC contender this year but continue to be an online betting disappointment at 2-2.
The Baltimore Ravens were not quite ready to establish dominance against the NFL football odds versus the established power of the AFC as they lost at New England 21-27 and failed to cover as 3-point dogs.
New England’s new AFC East rival also got a reality check against the NFL football odds last week as the New York Jets lost their first game of the season to the Saints in New Orleans 10-24 as 6.5-point dogs.
The Oakland Raiders continue to rival Kansas City and St. Louis as the worst team in the league against the NFL football odds as they were hammered at Houston 6-29 as 9.5-point dogs and face the prospect of their coach being arrested for breaking the jaw of an assistant in training camp last August.
The Chicago Bears continue to impress against the NFL football odds as they won their third consecutive game 48-24 to get the cash as 11.5-point home favorites against Detroit. Chicago has confirmed their status as a legitimate NFC title contender.
The best team in the NFC continues to be the New York Giants who scored a 27-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs as 9.5-point road chalks against the NFL football odds. Kansas City has looked so bad that some have accused them of tanking their games.
The San Francisco 49ers showed the heart of a champion last week as they bounced back from their heartbreaker at Minnesota with a 35-0 shutout win over the St. Louis Rams as 10-point home chalks against the NFL football odds. Indianapolis also looks like super material after their 34-17 win over Seattle as 12-point home favorites.