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The 2012 NFL season, the 93rd regular season of the National Football League, is set to begin Wednesday, September 5, 2012, and will end with Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
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As for the larger, sharper money, those bettors are a little more skeptical than the rest of the public on how Manning will fare this season. When the season-win totals came out in May at several sports books, the Broncos were bet down from winning 9 ½ games to 8 ½ games. It takes limit wagers to move the money-line on a total of 15 to 20 cents, and it takes about a dozen of those types of bets to move a half-game off the number. In the Broncos’ case, they’ve moved a whole game below what was first offered.
Rick Herron, one of The Linemakers on Sporting News, is one of those skeptics.
“I have a lot of questions beyond the possibility of Manning just staying healthy all season,” says Herron, who ran sports books for the Las Vegas Hilton, Sands and Fremont casinos. “Missing an entire season is a big deal, and even when he was playing for the Colts, we started to see a decline from his former self as his interception totals went up for three consecutive years.”
Renowned Las Vegas odds maker Kenny White has concerns as well, but is very optimistic about the possibilities Manning brings to Denver.
The Broncos opened up as 1-point home favorites over the Steelers and have been bet up to minus-1 ½. The Linemakers NFL Power Ratings have the Broncos at 96.5, tied with the Cowboys for 13th-best. The Steelers’ rating is 98.5, tied for fourth-best in the league with the 49ers. When adding in three points for the Broncos’ home-field advantage, the spread comes out perfectly to where it’s currently listed on the market.
Because of all the anticipation of football simply being back, Manning returning and this being an isolated Sunday night game, this should be one of the higher wagered upon games of the season.
Although it’s only the first week, the Steelers’ game is pivotal for the Broncos because it’s the first of seven games this season against opponents that made the playoffs last season. Getting nine wins or more could be very difficult for the Broncos if they don’t start off with some momentum. In Week 2 they play at Atlanta, and in Week 3 they welcome the Texans to Denver.
It’s just as conceivable that they could start out 0-3 as it would be to expect 3-0, but regardless of how it turns out, it will be fun to watch.
The revolving door at running back is full of injury questions. Jahvid Best, while productive when on the field, starts the season on the PUP list and has become a concussion waiting to happen. Mikel Leshoure is coming off an Achilles injury and a two-game suspension to start the season. Starter-by-default Kevin Smith hurt his ankle during the preseason, but should be well enough to play Week 1.
Sure, the Lions have Calvin Johnson, but Shaun Hill throwing to him with a fourth-string running back to mix things up doesn't sound as enticing.
Megatron isn't in the clear either on the injury front -- he was on the cover of Madden. Maybe he can join Drew Brees as the only players on to have their numbers affected the next season, but the odds are against him. I'm not saying Madden was the reason Peyton Hillis quit on the Browns last year, but it probably didn't help.
The Lions also have to keep players out of handcuffs to keep them on the field. If I set an over/under for two-and-a-half Lions getting arrested during the season, you'd think about it for a while before you made your decision.
If I have to be confident in key Lions staying on the field in order for Detroit to make the playoffs again, I'm going to do exactly what this Lions will do this season—pass.