The first NFL Sunday of the season is upon us and with it comes a whopping nine divisional matchups on the day, with perhaps none bigger than the late afternoon battle between Drew Brees’ Saints and Tom Brady’s Buccaneers (yes, it still looks weird to us too). Rust could be a factor after the cancellation of the preseason, though it didn’t seem to affect the defending champs on Thursday as the Chiefs easily dispatched the Texans 34-20. Also be on the lookout for potential injury factors as players see their first game action of the season.
We’re here to track all the betting and fantasy angles you need to know heading up to and through kickoff of the Sunday slate, including line movements, injury updates, inactive lists, depth chart news, the buzz on the betting market, key information from our partners at William Hill Sportsbook and plenty more. After kickoff, consider this your text version of the Red Zone channel, where we track all the action around the league and how it affects your tickets and lineups.
Here’s a look at the closing odds for the early slate:
Browns at Ravens (-7), O/U 47.5
Bears at Lions (-2.5), O/U 42.5
Jets at Bills (-6.5), O/U 39
Colts (-7) at Jaguars, O/U 44.5
Dolphins at Patriots (-7), O/U 41.5
Packers at Vikings (-1.5), O/U 44.5
Eagles (-5.5) at Washington, O/U 41.5
Seahawks at Falcons (-1), O/U 49.5
Raiders (-3) at Panthers, O/U 48
And here’s the odds for the later matchups as of 4:20 p.m. ET:
Chargers (-3) at Bengals, O/U