Football betting gets off to a great start Friday night as Cincinnati hosts Philadelphia in a football gambling matchup of playoff teams from last year on Fox TV.
Saturday’s card includes a potential Super Bowl matchup as the Pittsburgh Steelers meet the New York Giants in their new stadium, where Big Blue will be the host team for the first time.
The Washington Redskins were flying high after a blowout win at home over the Buffalo Bills in their preseason opener last week and will entertain the Baltimore Ravens, who are a favorite to win the AFC title.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Miami Dolphins in an all-Florida affair while the Kansas City Chiefs will travel to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers in a matchup of two of the youngest rebuilding teams in the NFL.
The Cleveland Browns will host the St. Louis Rams in what could be a renewal of college football’s Red River Rivalry with rookie quarterbacks Sam Bradford of the Rams via Oklahoma and Colt McCoy of the Browns via Texas.
The Houston Texans will play at New Orleans against the world champion Saints in what many handicappers will be a potential “over” matchup with the football odds.
The swaggering New York Jets will face the Panthers in Carolina while the Chicago Bears will host the Oakland Raiders in Bryan Urlacher’s first game at home after missing last year.
A renewal of SEC hostilities is likely in Denver as Tim Tebow of the Broncos by way of Florida will face Matt Stafford of the Lions by way of Georgia as the two young quarterbacks continue to learn the pro game.
A highly attractive potential Super Bowl matchup at San Diego has the Chargers hosting the Dallas Cowboys in a game that will draw plenty of action with the NFL lines.
Pete Carroll and Seattle will host the Green Bay Packers.
NBC has a Sunday Night football betting matchup of top NFC contenders as the San Francisco 49ers host the Minnesota Vikings, who were very impressive in their preseason debut at St. Louis in a blowout win.
The ESPN Monday Night game is also a matchup of top contenders as the Tennessee Titans host the Arizona Cardinals.