Making an NFL Preseason Bet on Players that Must Perform

When you make an NFL preseason bet you may want to take a serious look at teams with players that have to perform.

NFL preseason odds can be unpredictable so you may want to focus on players and teams that need to have a good preseason.

NFL preseason bet odds on the Eagles will be interesting since Philadelphia will be led by Kevin Kolb this season.  The Eagles won’t have Donovan McNabb as he is in Washington so the pressure will be on Kolb to have a good preseason. The Redskins will also be expected to show that they are improved with McNabb leading them so they may also be a good team to wager on in the preseason. The Redskins also have a new head coach in Mike Shanahan and he may want to show fans the team is ready to win.
There is probably even more pressure in Arizona on quarterback Matt Leinart who is taking over for the retired Kurt Warner. Leinart has really done nothing in his career to prove he is ready for the starting job so he simply has to have a good preseason if he wants to be the starting quarterback.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for at least the first four games of the season so the pressure will be on Byron Leftwich to produce.  He has the ability to play well and the Steelers may be undervalued in NFL preseason odds.

The San Diego Chargers will be looking for a replacement for LaDainian Tomlinson and the early favorite to get the job is rookie Ryan Mathews.  The Chargers will want to prove in the preseason that they can win by running the ball so they could be a team to follow.  San Diego is a heavy favorite in the AFC West but they need to find a running game if they expect to take the pressure off of quarterback Philip Rivers.

New coaches are always worth following in the preseason simply because they want to start things off on a winning note. The Seattle Seahawks have some talent and they could have some early success under head coach Pete Carroll.  Buffalo has a new head coach in Chan Gailey but the Bills don’t seem nearly as prepared to win right away.