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Sports Gambling - Football Betting on NFC South Could Be Tricky

Football betting saw a lot of surprises in 2008 from the NFC South and that means that there will likely be more surprises against the football odds in that division this year.

Football betting handicappers know that a hard fall or a fast rise can easily be corrected by the football odds in the season that follows and the NFC South has teams that apply both ways.  The Carolina Panthers took football betting by storm last year with a 12-4 record and division title.

The Panthers then went on to suffer a huge upset loss against the football odds in the playoffs to eventual NFC champion Arizona.  How Carolina will respond this year is the football betting question from Charlotte.

The Atlanta Falcons came from worst to be near the first last football betting season as they made the playoffs as a wild card team with an 11-5 record.  It was a remarkable climb for this star crossed football betting commodity that was nearly brought to its knees after the Michael Vick fiasco and a 4-12 record in 2007.

Atlanta went on to lose in the wild card round of the playoffs to Arizona but that could not take away from a truly remarkable turnaround campaign.  The football betting question regarding Atlanta is if they came too far too fast and could face a severe correction in 2009.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had an epic collapse that saw them finish 9-7 and out of the football betting playoffs when it seemed certain that they would be in just 4 weeks before.  The collapse cost head coach Jon Gruden his job.

Tampa Bay’s football betting challenge over the past few seasons has been to develop a consistent offense and quarterback, neither of which looks likely to happen for 2009.  This is one team that could really bottom out in 2009.

The New Orleans Saints finished an even 8-8 last year and quarterback Drew Brees led a prolific offense.  The Saints defense was their downfall and must tighten up in order to not waste Brees’ excellence.  If they do this could be a sleeper to win big!

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