Week 1 NFL spreads out as schedule release set to follow
With verified reports of team NFL schedules coming out left and right before the actual schedule release itself, following close behind are the spreads for each and everyone of the week one contests set to take place. Let’s jump right in!
It was announced earlier on Wednesday that the NFL season will kickoff with the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, September 9th.
— NFL (@NFL) May 12, 2021
According to NESN.com, which complied spreads from various outlets, the Buccaneers open as (-6.5) point favorites for the NFL opener. With Tom Brady and all other 21 starters back for Tampa Bay this upcoming season, seeing them as favorites should become fairly routine.
In a couple other noteworthy opening week games, the Cleveland Browns and Baker Mayfield find themselves as (+5.5) point underdogs when they will head to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs (-5.5).
Sam Darnold will have an early opportunity to strike revenge on the New York Jets when the Carolina Panthers welcome in Zach Wilson and company right out of the gate in week one. Early lines favor the Panthers and Darnold by 4.5 points.
Perhaps somewhat comically, the only game in all of the week one matchups that doesn’t have an opening line, the matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints. As Aaron Rodgers rumors and speculation continue to swirl, it might be best to wait until later on in the summer to see how things unfold before slapping a total and a number on this one.
Here are the rest of the week 1 spreads not previously mentioned:
Jacksonville Jaguars (-1.5) at Houston Texans, 1 p.m. ET
Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills (-6.5), 1 p.m. ET
Arizona Cardinals at Tennessee Titans (-2.5), 1 p.m. ET
Los Angeles Chargers (-1.5) at Washington Football Team, 1 p.m. ET
Minnesota Vikings (-2.5) at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. ET
San Francisco 49ers (-7.5) at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. ET
Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons (-3.5), 1 p.m. ET
Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts (-2.5), 1 p.m. ET
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots (-2), 4:25 p.m. ET
Denver Broncos (-1.5) at New York Giants, 4:25 p.m. ET
Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams (-7), 8:20 p.m. ET
Baltimore Ravens (-6) at Las Vegas Raiders, 8:15 p.m. ET
It’s never too early for some NFL spread talk and with the schedule leaking out and being verified, we have just that in the middle of May!