The 2010 NFL season begins with a superb sports betting opener as the New Orleans Saints host the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, September 9th in a game televised on NBC.
It is a rematch of last season’s NFC title game that New Orleans won in overtime. That is just the first game of an exciting Week #1 in sports betting online NFL action.
Sports betting odds will favor the Saints in the opener against the Vikings since they are at home but Minnesota will be playing with revenge. There are 13 games on Sunday, September 12th in Week 1 with an ESPN Monday Night Football doubleheader on Monday, September 13th.
The Houston Texans will try and show that this is finally the year they can make the playoffs as they host the Indianapolis Colts in Week #1. That may be the best sports betting online game on Sunday in Week #1. If that game is not the best one then perhaps the Sunday Night NBC game will be as Donovan McNabb and the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. This will be the first regular season game for McNabb with the Redskins and the first game for new head coach Mike Shanahan. It is a great way to start with a divisional rival on NBC. Another excellent matchup on Sunday has Aaron Rogers and the Green Bay Packers visiting Philadelphia with their new starting quarterback Kevin Kolb.
There will definitely be some sports betting attention in Pittsburgh as the Steelers open up the regular season without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who is suspended for the first six games. The Steelers play a tough home opener against the Atlanta Falcons. Also on Sunday it is Miami at Buffalo, Detroit at Chicago, Cleveland at Tampa Bay, Cincinnati at New England in a battle of playoff teams from last season, Denver at Jacksonville, Oakland at Tennessee, Carolina at the New York Giants, San Francisco at Seattle in an early battle for the lead in the NFC West and Arizona with new starting quarterback Matt Leinart at St. Louis.
The opening Monday Night Football doubleheader on ESPN has the New York Jets hosting the Baltimore Ravens at 7:00 pm Eastern followed by the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the San Diego Chargers at 10:15 pm Eastern. And yes, the game is in Kansas City and won’t end until after midnight.