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Apr 222012
 

2012 NFL Week 1 Point Spreads

The 2012 NFL season might seem like it is still quite a way’s in the future, but here at Cappers Mall, it is never too early to get in on all of the NFL betting action.

 

The oddsmakers are already planning on the Washington Redskins and the Indianapolis Colts using their respective rookie quarterbacks, knowing that both are nine-point underdogs in their first game of the season. Interestingly enough, the only other teams that are even potentially going to be using a rookie quarterback right out of the chute, the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins (with Ryan Tannehill) are both six-point underdogs against teams that played quite well down the stretch last season, the Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans respectively.

 

But of course, there are a number of key games that are on the docket that cannot be missed. The action all starts off on Wednesday, September 5th, when the New York Giants raise their Super Bowl banner on the night they take on the Dallas Cowboys. The G-Men are laying 3.5, showing a lot of confidence that perhaps Dallas can come on the road and upset the defending champs.

 

Sunday’s showcase game in the afternoon pits the team that hosted the NFC Championship Game last year, the San Francisco 49ers, on the road against the team that was the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs, the Green Bay Packers. Both teams are expected to be Super Bowl contenders again this year, and that should make for a great game. Green Bay is favored by 5.5 points.

 

Sunday Night Football should be a doozy, as the much anticipated debut of QB Peyton Manning will have arrived. Peyton and his new team from Denver will be taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers, who still have to be fuming over losing in the first round of the playoffs right here in this stadium last year. The oddsmakers are showing confidence in the Broncos with Manning calling the shots, as they are 1.5-point favorites against the perennial Super Bowl contenders.

 

There are two games to wrap up Week 1 on the NFL betting lines, as the Cincinnati Bengals are getting 6.5 on the road against the Baltimore Ravens, while the San Diego Chargers are slender 1.5-point favorites on the road against the Oakland Raiders in a rematch of the final game of the regular season from last year.

 

NFL Week 1 Point Spreads

Dallas Cowboys (+3.5) @ New York Giants (47)

Indianapolis Colts (+9) @ Chicago Bears (41.5)

Philadelphia Eagles (-6) @ Cleveland Browns (42.5)

Buffalo Bills (+5) @ New York Jets (42.5)

Washington Redskins (+9) @ New Orleans Saints (52)

New England Patriots (-6) @ Tennessee Titans (47.5)

Jacksonville Jaguars (+3.5) @ Minnesota Vikings (38.5)

Miami Dolphins (+6) @ Houston Texans (44)

St. Louis Rams (+8.5) @ Detroit Lions (46.5)

Atlanta Falcons (pk) @ Kansas City Chiefs (42)

San Francisco 49ers (+5.5) @ Green Bay Packers (45.5)

Carolina Panthers (-2) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (46.5)

Seattle Seahawks (+2) @ Arizona Cardinals (41.5)

Pittsburgh Steelers (+1.5) @ Denver Broncos (45.5)

Cincinnati Bengals (+6.5) @ Baltimore Ravens (41)

San Diego Chargers (-1.5) @ Oakland Raiders (47.5)

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