It’s never too early to plunk a few dollars down on your favorite football team.
Within minutes of the release of the NFL schedule on Tuesday night, betting lines were established for the opening weekend of games. Covers.com said that the Redskins are six-point underdogs against the Saints in New Orleans in a game that will be played in 144 days.
The Saints will be led by the first interim interim coach in NFL history. Joe Vitt has been named the interim coach in the absence of Sean Payton, who is suspended for the full season due to the bounty scandal. But Vitt must serve a suspension for the first six games of the season, also due to the Saints’ bounty problems.
But despite the problems he has had ironing out a long-term contract with the Saints, Drew Brees will be at quarterback for the Saints, the primary reason why New Orleans will be the favorite.
We know that Mike Shanahan will be coaching the Redskins and it is widely expected that Robert Griffin III will be making his NFL debut at quarterback for Washington.
Still, for entertainment purposes only (and I hope you're not seriously betting the rent money on a game that will be played in five months), I would take the home team and give the six.