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NFL Betting: New Orleans Saints vs. Denver Broncos

The New Orleans Saints travel to the Mile High City this week for an NFL betting showdown vs. the Denver Broncos; kickoff is scheduled for 4:05 ET.
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The Broncos are listed as 5.5-point favorites over the Saints, and the ‘total’ in this game is sitting at a hefty 51 points. The over is 7-0 in the Saints’ last seven games and 12-1-1 in the Broncos’ last fourteen home games. New Orleans was at FedEx Field last week, where it was a one-point underdog to the Redskins with the ‘total’ predicted to be 43.

The Saints committed two turnovers in the first half (a Drew Brees interception and a Jeremy Shockey fumble), but managed to maintain a 10-9 lead at the break. New Orleans added two touchdowns in the third quarter, including a 55 yard punt return by Reggie Bush, and was up by nine points going into the final quarter.

However, New Orleans squandered its lead, thanks to another Brees interception and two Redskins touchdowns. Washington won this football betting contest 29-24, covering the NFL betting line which forced the ‘total’ to go over.

Denver hosted its AFC West division rival, San Diego, who were one-point underdogs to the Broncos with the ‘total’ closing at 46. This game was a shootout from the get go, and turned into one of the highest scoring NFL betting affairs of Week 2.

Broncos TE Tony Scheffler caught a pair of touchdown passes from QB Jay Cutler in the second quarter before Chargers RB Darren Sproles returned a kickoff 103 yards for a special teams score.

Cutler threw another touchdown pass, his third of four on the day, to give Denver the 31-17 halftime lead. Football bettors who picked the ‘total’ to go over the NFL odds were victorious by halftime. Denver was in the Chargers red zone, down 38-31 late in the fourth quarter, when Cutler fumbled a ball that was recovered by SD.

However, an errant whistle blow by referee Ed Hochuli allowed Denver to keep possession. The rest is history after Denver scored and succeeded on its two-point conversion to win by a 39-38 final count. It was a thrilling victory for Broncos’ fans even though it ended in a push for NFL bettors.

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