After months without it, football will be entering back into our lives tonight when The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers game kicks off at 8:20. This is great news not only for entertainment purposes, but also for gambling purposes. This summer has been BRUTAL for me because of the MLB, which has taken years off of my life. It’s safe to say that the return of football could not have come at a better time, because I swear if I lost one more MLB bet, I was about to go on YouTube and start watching noose tying tutorials.
Now hand in the air, I’ll admit I had a pretty rough showing last year betting on NFL games, as I think I finished under .500 on the year. Not ideal, but this is a new year and a new me. Am I gonna go 100% on my bets this year? Absofuckinglutely not. Am I gonna do better than last year? For the sake of my sanity and bank account, I really hope so.
If you’re new to Booze Blogs, this, along with my Draft Kings blog, are weekly blogs that I post throughout the season. As I mentioned before I keep track of my bets all year and I usually post a follow up blog on Tuesday or Wednesday to review the previous week’s results. Enough yapping though. It’s Week 1 and anything can happen, so without any further ado, let’s get into my picks for this week
Green Bay Packers (+3.5) @ Chicago Bears (-3.5): BEARS -3.5
Baltimore Ravens (-5.5) @ Miami Dolphins (+5.5): RAVENS -5.5
Atlanta Falcons (+4.5) @ Minnesota Vikings (-4.5): FALCONS +4.5
Kansas City Chiefs (-4.5) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (+4.5): CHIEFS -4.5
Washington Redskins (+8.5) @ Philadelphia Eagles (-8.5): EAGLES -8.5
Tennessee Titans (+5.5) @ Cleveland Browns (-5.5): BROWNS -5.5
Buffalo Bills (+3.5) @ NY Jets (-3.5): JETS -3.5
LA Rams (-3.5) @ Carolina Panthers (+3.5): RAMS -3.5
Cincinatti Bengals (+9.5) @ Seattle Seahawks (-9.5): SEAHAWKS -9.5
Indianapolis Colts (+6.5) @ LA Chargers (-6.5): CHARGERS -6.5
Detroit Lions (-2.5) @ Arizona Cardinals (+2.5): LIONS 2.5
New York Giants (+7.5) @ Dallas Cowboys (-7.5): GIANTS +7.5
San Francisco (+.5) @ Tampa Bay Bucs (-.5): BUCS -.5
Pittsburgh Steelers (+6.5) @ New England Patriots (-6.5): PATRIOTS -6.5
Houston Texans (+7.5) @ New Orleans Saints (-7.5): SAINTS -7.5
Denver Broncos (+1.5) @ Oakland Raiders (-1.5): BRONCOS +1.5
Like I said up top, it’s Week 1 and anything can happen. For that reason, I went pretty safe and relied heavily on the favorites here. I only took 3 underdogs this week (Falcons, Giants, and Broncos), so let’s just hope to God, Muhammad, Satan and whoever else that they manage to cover.
I’m wrapping up my Draft Kings blog at work right now, and I’ll be posting that shortly so be on the lookout for that. Full disclosure, I did way better on Draft Kings than I did on betting the games straight up.
Well that’s all for now. Cheers to football being back everybody, and I look forward to doing jack shit on Sunday besides drink beers and eat takeout.
Follow me on Twitter @BoozeBlogsSWK . I’ll most likely be live tweeting out some stuff during the games and some other bets such as Over/Under, live bets etc. so stay tuned.