There is no question that football is going to dominate the headlines in the sportsbooks and on the front page of sports media sites, so fans of both the NFL and the NCAA should be in for a wild week. Elsewhere, the PGA Tour and NASCAR feature some playoff action.
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The NFL Reigns Supreme
New England had their hands full with E.J. Manuel and Buffalo in Week 1 and they’ll face another rookie QB in Geno Smith as they host the New York Jets on Thursday night. They are listed as a 14-point favorite on the NFL odds. Moving on to Sunday, Chicago is a 6.5-point favorite on the NLF lines at home over Minnesota, while Seattle is favored by a field goal over San Francisco. In games that don’t have lines yet, it’s the Manning Bowl as Peyton leads Denver on the road against Eli and the New York Giants, while
Washington visits Green Bay.
Alabama Out For Revenge Against Johnny Football, Texas A&M
Johnny Manziel burst onto the scene last season by leading Texas A&M to a massive upset win at Alabama, who would eventually go on to win their second straight national title. The Crimson Tide head to A&M on Saturday as 7.5-point favorites, and Manziel, the reigning Heisman winner, may need an even better performance to lead his team past ‘Bama.
Let The Chase For The Sprint Cup Begin
The Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway is the official start of the Chase For The Sprint Cup, and the spotlight will be on five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, but don’t forget about Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick and the Busch brothers, Kurt and Kyle.
The FedEx Cup Playoffs Resumes
Tiger Woods is a +605 favorite at the BMW Championship, an event he has won twice, but Woods trails Henrik Stenson in the standings as the third event in the FedEx Cup playoffs tees off in Illinois.