NFL Week 1: Monday Night Football - Saints vs. Texans And Raiders vs. BroncosPublished September 9, 2019 by Sol FH
A wild Week 1 comes to an end with a Monday Night doubleheader beginning at 00:00 GMT.
What an incredible week of football we have been privileged to watch as the NFL has finally and officially returned to the gridiron. Week 1 has had it all - upsets, the favorites winning, surprises, excitement, and everything else one could wish for too. The Packers started the week with an underdog victory over the Bears, the Patriots crushed the Steelers, the Vikings beat the Falcons, the Browns did not live up to their hype as Baker Mayfield threw 3 interceptions in a losing performance, the Rams won, as did the Eagles, the 49ers, the Cowboys, the Bills, the Titans, and the Ravens, the Chargers won in OT, and, the Cardinals and the Lions tied after OT.
We are left with two incredible match-ups to end Week 1. The first is between the New Orleans Saints and the Houston Texans, followed by the Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos. Let's take a look at both of the games in detail and the odds surrounding each game as posted by bet365 Sports.
Saints vs. Texans
The Saints are big favorites to win this game at 1.34 to the Texans' 3.35, but, some of the favorites have been beaten this week, and the Saints haven't won an opener in the last five years. The Texans have a lot of talent, with J.J. Watt, DeAndre Hopkins, and their new QB Deshaun Watson. The Saints, on the other hand, have star QB Drew Brees, RB Alvin Kamara, and WR Michael Thomas.
Raiders vs. Broncos
The second Monday Night game, at 3:15 GMT features the Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos. The Raiders have been all over the news this week and not for the right reasons. Like it or not, Oakland released star wide receiver Antonio Brown, which could have been a legal nightmare for them, but, less than 24-hours after releasing Brown, the New England Patriots signed him to a multi-million dollar contract.
Oakland hosts tonight and their AFC rivals, the Broncos will be gunning for a big victory. The Broncos will be playing their first regular-season game under new Head Coach Vic Fangio, and, Joe Flacco, Super Bowl Champion takes charge at QB after 11 seasons with the Ravens.
bet365 Sports has the Broncos as favorites to win tonight at 1.68 while the Raiders are at 2.25.