If you want to know when does the NFL season start in terms of a full slate, the answer is on Sunday, September 7th.
NFL betting for the opening week of the 2008 season has the opener between the Giants and the Redskins televised on NBC. New York is a 3.5 point NFL betting favorite in that game with a total of 40.5. There are 13 games on the NFL betting schedule for Sunday and then an opening Monday Night Football doubleheader as the Green Bay Packers host the Minnesota Vikings and the Denver Broncos travel to Oakland. That answers the question of when does the NFL season start. These games are televised on ESPN and should provide an exciting conclusion to the opening week of NFL betting for the 2008 regular season. That will also answer the question of when does the NFL season start.
NFL betting on the opening week has a number of interesting games on the slate. FOX will be focused on the late afternoon game on Sunday as the Cleveland Browns host the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are a 4 point road favorite in NFL betting odds. The early games on FOX and CBS have entertaining matchups including Jacksonville at Tennessee and Seattle at Buffalo. The Jaguars are the NFL betting favorite at Tennessee while the game between the Seahawks and Bills is a pick.
The Sunday night game is a Super Bowl rematch from two years ago as the Indianapolis Colts host the Chicago Bears. The Colts are getting a lot of respect in NFL betting numbers as they are a 9 point favorite. The question of when does the NFL season start is put to rest on Monday night with the ESPN doubleheader. The Packers are a 3 point home favorite over the Vikings in NFL betting odds while the Broncos are a 3 point favorite on the road at Oakland in NFL betting odds.