Football gambling handicappers will look first, long, and hard at the San Diego Chargers for 2009 NFL betting success in the AFC west though its mostly by default. San Diego “won” the AFC west last football gambling season as the Denver Broncos collapsed and the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs wallowed in the muck of misery at the bottom of the division.
Denver has since imploded during the NFL betting off season as they traded the one asset they had in quarterback Jay Cutler to Chicago after a spat with 32 year old wonder kid Josh McDaniels, who replaced Mike Shanahan as coach.
Meanwhile the Chiefs may improve with a new look front office, coaching staff, and roster but they are unlikely to be ready for full football gambling playoff contention and the Oakland Raiders have shown no sign of being a legitimate contender either.
That leaves San Diego as the lone football gambling commodity with any kind of “street cred” in the AFC west. The Chargers are not without football gambling assets starting with quarterback Philip Rivers, who led an offense that ranked 2nd in the NFL for scoring.
Rivers had a phenomenal 2008 season in which he passed for 4009 yards and 34 touchdowns with only 11 interceptions. Rivers ended the season with a quarterback rating of 105.5 and was the football gambling catalyst that got the Chargers into the post season.
LaDainian Tomlinson once again rushed for over 1000 yards as he has in each if his 8 football gambling seasons but his yards per carry average dipped to 3.8. He also caught 52 passes for 8.2 yards per catch.
The only football gambling concern about Tomlinson is his tread wear after heavy duty in which he has had no less than 292 carries in each of those 8 seasons. San Diego’s liability is their defense, which ranked 25th in the NFL overall last year. If that doesn’t improve they will again be an also ran in the post season.
Open your account now for the 2009 pro football season!