Whilst the rest of the world is currently being gripped by an acute case of soccer frenzy, sports fans in the US can’t wait for their football season to begin!
The 2014 NFL season will mark the 95th edition of the tournament. This year’s season begins on Thursday, September 4, when last year’s Super Bowl Champions, the Seattle Seahawks, will face the Green Bay Packers at the annual kickoff game.
The nation has already had a taste of what’s to come at the 2014 NFL Draft, which attracted a record number of non-senior players. Every newcomer’s dream at the draft was to make it at this year’s Super Bowl XLIX, which will take place on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale (AZ).
The 2014 regular season will be held over a 17-week period where a total of 256 games will be played among the 32 teams in the league.
The top matches
Every NFL fan will be rooting for their favorite team and surely they’ll be looking forward most to seeing their colors on the field. However, some games are so big that they go beyond team preferences and transfix the entire nation.
The pundits have spoken and these are the five biggest matches you definitely should stock up beer for.
Houston Texas v Washington Redskins (Week 1)
Houston had it rough in 2013 and finished with the worst record in the NFL, but it has picked up the pace and with the help of a new quarterback they’re pack on track to regain their former glory.
Watching two of the top teams in the NFL squaring off is always an exciting event for fans, so this matchup will be one of the hottest in the season. A brilliant mix of excellent offense meeting great defense: this match could have easily been last year’s Super Bowl if the 49ers hadn’t lost to the Seahawks.
This game is going to be a good one. Not only are the Broncos and the Patriots two great teams, but their star players, Manning for the Broncos and Brady for the Patriots, have a long-standing rivalry which will translate in a thrilling performance on field.
San Francisco 49ers v Seattle Seahawks (Week 13)
One of the most anticipated matches of the season. When these two teams clash, there will be some fireworks for sure. There’s no telling which way it could go. Both teams will be giving it their all in the field.
The Cowboys have always been missing their shot at the final stages. They lost to all of their division competitors in the recent seasons, blowing off the chance to making it at the playoffs. The NFC East is one of the most competitive divisions this year, so keep your eyes peeled for this one.
Betting on NFL matchups
There’s no better way to enjoy the NFL than by upping the stakes a little bit and put some money on the line.
Betting on a sporting event like the NFL is an easy and fun way to show your commitment to your team, and a way to make a nice profit out of an eventual victory.
The NFL is America’s favorite sports betting event. There are many ways you can win money by betting on NFL games. The three basic types of NFL lines to bet on are: the point spread, money line and total. It may seem intimidating at first, but all the new jargon will start making sense after a while.
Point spread is one of the most popular types of NFL betting. Bookkeepers decide which team is more likely to win and assign it a certain number of point. If you bet on the favorites and they score more points that the spread, you win!
A money line wager is one of the simplest types of NFL betting. All you need to do is pick the team you believe will win the match and bet some money on their chances. If they win, you’ll get your money back according to the odd ratios.
Finally, total (also known as over/under) involves betting on whether your team will score more or less points than the amount set by the bookkeepers.
Betting on NFL matches is easy and it’s even easier when you do it online.
There are loads of reputable operators you can trust online. Big companies like Bovada let you wager all the types of bets described in this article and more. To start playing, simply sign up to create an account and pick your favorite team.
Online betting operators have generous offers and promos running all year, some tailored to specific sporting events like the NFL. Look out for free cash and extra goodies that you could win simply by creating a new account.
Winning NFL bets takes more than pure luck. Keep up with the latest news, find out about the player’s conditions and keep your ear to the ground to improve your chances of picking up the winners.
You can find tons of information online about betting strategies which can help you make a fortune during the 2014 NFL season. Play it right and you too could be a champion this season.Tags: Dallas, Dallas Cowboys, Denver, Denver Broncos, Football, New England Patriots, New York, New York Giants, NFL, San Francisco, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle, Seattle Seahawks, Washington, Washington Redskins