The National Football League kicks off their first full week of preseason games starting on Thursday night. For football bettors the betting frenzy and football fun begins now as there will be football every Thursday from now until Christmas!
To better educate the football handicapper and provide the best information possible we have compiled so news and notes for the games this week.
Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions
The Brian Hoyer vs. Johnny Manziel quarterback controversy will go on all preseason long, but Hoyer gets the first chance to Impress as he is named the starter for week one against the Lions. Manziel could possibly get the start for week two.
— ESPN Cleveland (@ESPNCleveland) August 6, 2014
Oakland Raiders at Minnesota Vikings The Vikings are heaping the praise on rookie signal caller Teddy Bridgewater for his work in camp. Due to his work ethic he has earned some reps with the first team and will get a chance to impress against the silver and black in week one.
Mike Zimmer said Teddy Bridgewater will get first-team reps in the preseason opener http://t.co/mYPiqKBZrt …Rookie QB most likely to start
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 6, 2014
Miami Dolphins at Atlanta Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons are looking to rebound from a difficult campaign a year ago. They are featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks and will take on the Dolphins in their preseason opener. Don’t expect winning to be on high on the priority list for Falcons head coach Mike Smith. Smith has an overall record of 7-17 in preseason games which includes a 1-11 straight up record in his last 12 games.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars
Lovie Smith is the new head coach for the Buccaneers and he is hoping to turnaround the franchise in his first year at the helm. Smith has announced that his starters could be on the field for about one quarter, which is considered a good amount of time for the first week of the preseason.
Lovie Smith says generally speaking, he’ll play his starters “about a quarter” in a preseason opener like Friday’s game at Jacksonville.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 6, 2014
Indianapolis Colts at New York Jets Although head coach Rex Ryan is indicating that Geno Smith is his starter, Michael Vick will also get reps with the first team.
— Cole Ryan (@ColeRyan9) August 6, 2014
This is just a taste of news and notes for the first week of the NFL preseason. If you want to make money betting on football you have to stay informed, so check out all of our football betting information this week and this season at BangtheBook.com.
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