Submitted by Jim Hurley on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 3:58 PM
THE 2017 NFL SEASON ARRIVES THURSDAY AND WE HAVE THE UP-TO-THE-MINUTE ODDS TO WIN IT ALL
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS/NOTES: TENNESSEE SNAGS TWIN-0T VICTORY AGAINST GEORGIA TECH, BUT DID THE "WRONG TEAM" WIN?
Let's do a little NFL history lesson here: Since the 2000 season, the New England Patriots have copped five Super Bowl championships - far and away more than any other organization during this time frame - while the Baltimore Ravens (2), the New York Giants (2) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (2) also have been multiple SB champs. The Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers each have grabbed a single Super Bowl crown since '00.
So, the big question being asked these days is will the Pats grab hold of a sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy - they are significant betting favorites as you'll see in just a moment in our chart below - or will we have a team that hasn't won a Super Bowl crown this century (maybe Atlanta, perhaps Dallas)?
Ahhh, the journey to Super Bowl LII begins with Thursday's Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots prime-time bash - we'll have a game preview in the next edition of Jim Sez - but right now let's get you those up-to-the-minute Odds to Win It All (all figures below based on $100 per-play wagers):
|TEAM||SUPER BOWL ODDS|
|New England||+ 200|
|Green Bay||+ 750|
|New York Giants||+ 1600|
|Kansas City||+ 1800|
|Tampa Bay||+ 2900|
|New Orleans||+ 3700|
|LA Chargers||+ 4000|
|LA Rams||+ 8000|
|New York Jets||+ 10000|
|San Francisco||+ 10000|
Okay, so we know you weren't asking, but if we were to recommend anyone other than the Patriots here than we'd be thinking Seattle at 8-to-1 and Kansas City at 18-to-1.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS/NOTES
Maybe - just maybe - it's a sign of great things to come for the 2017 Tennessee Volunteers:
Consider that the Vols managed to win last Monday night's rock-em, sock-'em 42-41 double-overtime game against the 4-point underdog Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets despite allowing a school-record 535 rushing yards and don't forget that GT ran off some 96 offensive plays (Tennessee registered just 59 plays from scrimmage).
Heck, if you watched the final game of a thrilling Labor Day weekend of college football, then you know the "wrong team" won because Tech dominated the proceedings, was the more physical team (to say nothing of being more physically fit) and yet still the Vols crawled out of the brand-new Mercedes-Benz Dome in Atlanta with a SU (straight-up) win that could catapult the SEC squad to a monster season. Sure, something's gonna have to be done about that leaky rush defense and Tennessee QB Quinten Dormady (221 yards passing with two TDs and 0 INTs along with a key rushing play in the first OT) needs to get more help from a receiving corps that dropped a slew of passes but Tennessee - now that it escaped game one "death" -- could be a handful the rest of the way.
In other College Football News/Notes …
The old line - for years - is that college football teams make their greatest improvement between their first and second games of the season and, well, that better be true when it comes to the likes of the #16 Louisville Cardinals and the #17 Florida Gators:
Note that Louisville - headed for a game at ACC rival North Carolina this weekend and currently priced as a 10-point favorite - snagged a 35-28 non-cover win against 26.5-point underdog Purdue last weekend and the U of L Cards were super-sloppy with - as the AP wire story said - "a rash of penalties and a spate of turnovers". If you're keeping track, the 'Ville now has failed to cover its last four consecutive games dating back to the latter part of 2016.
Meanwhile, the not-so-mighty Gators were indeed "whupped" - not our word but that of Florida head coach Jim McElwain -- just moments after the humbling 33-17 loss versus 4.5-point fav Michigan last weekend in Arlington. The Gators' lone TDs came on interception returns, otherwise this Florida offense managed 154 total offensive yards and sure-as-heck didn't solve that quarterback riddle as neither starter Feleipe Franks nor back-up Malik Zaire accomplished a damn thing …
Finally, no doubt you have already given a glance (or more) to this week's Las Vegas betting lines and note that Oregon went from a 10-point opening-line price up to 14 points in its game this Saturday versus Nebraska. Guess that's what happens when you post 77 points against someone named Southern Utah.
And we find it interesting that TCU and Houston right now are road favorites against Arkansas and Arizona, respectively. Keep in mind this is Houston's season-opening game after the Hurricane
Harvey PPD against UT-San Antonio while TCU's coming off a so-what 63-0 win (as 60-point favorites!) versus Jackson State.
NOTE: It's a Chiefs-Patriots preview in the next Jim Sez!