It is difficult to define underrated when referencing the SEC Conference and in the same breath overrating any team is a dangerous venture, especially for opposing college football coaches anguished at hearing about the Southeastern Conference mastery. The SEC Conference Futures: Odds to Win the SEC Championship Game have two West Division teams topping the offshore and strip shop charts. Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide is one team that should nearly always be considered overrated, or overvalued, when it comes to futures odds. The fact that the Tide (+210) are only pennies ahead of the Auburn Tigers (+275) in the Bovada Online Sportsbook odds, and the fact that both come from the same division, speaks volumes of the strength of the SEC West Division versus the East Division.
Last season’s Monday Night Football schedule left a lot to be desired in terms of quality match-ups and excitement, but the 2015-16 schedule should start off with some fireworks as the Philadelphia Eagles travel to the Atlanta Falcons.
The AFC South and NFC South are arguably the two worst divisions heading into the 2015-16 season. An opening week win for either the Carolina Panthers or Jacksonville Jaguars would go a long way to getting their seasons on the right track and potentially contending for a playoff berth.
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Pre-season week 1 – What did we learn?
With the first week of NFL preseason concluded following a Sunday afternoon contest between the Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles it time to start reviewing and previewing the Week 2 events. The WagerTalk team takes a quick look an NFL Preseason Week 2 Preview: Detroit Lions at Washington Redskins
Both teams are asking the exact same question entering the 2015-16 season: Is this finally our year?! For Bengals fans, they’re asking if their team can finally get out of the Wild Card round of the playoffs after four years of first round exits. Raiders fans are asking if this is the year that their team can simply get out of the league’s basement and earn some national respect.