|Written by Jerry Santiago|
NFL football exhibition betting can often be on games with little meaning or sports betting incentive. It can make for a tough and challenging handicap. NFL football preseason action is often about obscure players and backups with little sports betting relation to any potential intangibles that you find in the regular season.
There will be one game in the NFL football exhibition schedule, however, that contains all of the elements of a regular season sports betting affair as the Chicago Bears will travel to Denver to face the Broncos on Sunday, August 30 in what will be a true NFL betting grudge match!
Jay Cutler was the quarterback of the Denver Broncos and was one of the few bright spots on a team that became a middle of the pack NFL football betting commodity. Cutler studied and learned well under long time Denver head coach Mike Shanahan, who was fired in on the most stunning NFL football off season developments after the Broncos failed to make the playoffs after holding a 3 game lead in the division with 3 weeks to play. Denver’s down fall was due much more to their defense, which was one of the worst in NFL football but in the end it didn’t matter.
It didn’t matter because the Broncos hired 32-year old wonder-kid Josh McDaniels from the New England Patriots to take over for Shanahan. McDaniels was quarterback coach and later offensive coordinator of the Patriots and that put him on the “most wanted list” of NFL football assistant coaches looking for the head gig.
When McDaniels arrived at Denver he immediately alienated Cutler by disclosing his desire to bring then New England quarterback Matt Cassel to Denver to play QB over Culter. Cutler was understandably enraged and demanded to be traded. The Broncos stunned everyone that follows NFL football by trading him to Chicago for Kyle Orton in what looks like one of the most one-sided trades in recent memory.
Cutler won’t play the entire game, obviously, but has plenty of incentive for whatever playing time he gets as this will be a NFL football exhibition matchup with more emotion and incentive than is the norm!
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.