NFL Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – August 3rd Edition

NFL Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – August 3rd Edition

Every week leading up to the NFL Regular Season is important. Check out what happened this past week in the National Football League so you can start planning ahead your bets against their NFL odds!

NFL Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – August 3rd Edition

2021 Super Bowl LV General Info

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021
  • Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

2021 Super Bowl LV Odds

  • Kansas City Chiefs +600
  • Baltimore Ravens +650
  • San Francisco 49ers +850
  • New England Patriots +1200
  • New Orleans Saints +1000
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +2200
  • Dallas Cowboys +1400
  • L.A. Chargers +4000
  • Green Bay Packers +2500
  • Seattle Seahawks +1750
  • Philadelphia Eagles +2000
  • L.A. Rams +5500
  • Cleveland Browns +3000
  • Minnesota Vikings +2800
  • L.A. Raiders +5000
  • Indianapolis Colts +2000
  • Tennessee Titans +3000
  • Houston Texans +5500
  • Chicago Bears +4000
  • Atlanta Falcons +3300
  • Buffalo Bills +2200
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +850
  • Denver Broncos +4000
  • Carolina Panthers +10000
  • New York Giants +10000
  • New York Jets +9000
  • Detroit Lions +6500
  • Arizona Cardinals +4000
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +17500
  • Cincinnati Bengals +10000
  • Miami Dolphins +7000
  • Washington Football Team +12500

NFL working to “move up” opt-out date

The National Football League is trying to move up the opt-out date. What day is the NFL considering?

Tuesday or Wednesday. That makes the players final day to opt-out of the 2020-2021 NFL Regular Season either Tuesday, August 4 or Wednesday, August 5.

Some players have balked at that idea. New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty released a Twitter video last week decrying the NFL’s decision to move back the opt-out date. McCourty’s statement makes sense.

But from a purely football point-of-view, the league makes sense. If the opt-out date is August 5, that gives most teams a month and half a week to situate their teams.

Because the NFL will bypass preseason games this year, teams have limited time to ready for the season. Coaches must evaluate rookies, free agents, and veteran players on the practice field.

That’s new for every squad in the NFL. Sure, moving the opt-out date has something to do with money. Everything in the NFL has something to do with money.

But the league also cares about the product they put onto the field. Pride has something do with it. No preseason means they’re in danger of producing a worse product than they did last season.

Not only that, but the New England Patriots have had eight players, McCourty could be the ninth soon, that have opted-out of playing this season.

That’s a lot for a +1200 odds to win the Super Bowl LV choice to get past.

No NFL Super Bowl odds changes

No changes in Super Bowl odds this past week. On one hand, that’s a good thing. On the other, it doesn’t make much sense.

As we alluded to in the last section, the New England Patriots offer +1200. Those odds seem way underlaid. Sure, Cam Newton should help. He’s mobile, a former league MVP, and appears ready for a great season.

But the Pats won’t have Dont’a Hightower, arguably their top defensive player, this season. That’s worth at least +500, right?

Hard to understand why the Pats offer less odds than the Seahawks. But, hey, if you agree, back the Hawks.

In any case, like MLB, the NFL will happen. Even if positive cases arise during the regular season, the league will continue to play games. Too much money is at stake.

Have a great week!

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