Week 1 NFL Recap

With 14 Week 1 games complete, Vegas and offshore sportsbooks were already declaring the week a success, even before the traditional doubleheader of Monday Night Football action.

That's because key underdogs covered the spread and one won outright, breaking up the majority of parlays and teasers that can come back to haunt the sportsbook.

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Washington's win in New Orleans was particularly sweet, offsetting the incredibly sour taste of watching the Patriots easily cover the spread in Tennessee.

"The Pats was our biggest-bet game and biggest loser of the day by far, but the Skins winning and the Rams and Browns covering ended up being a decent day for the book," explained Kevin Bradley of Bovada. [ See Monday Night Football odds at Bovada ]

Washington was the book's best friend, winning 40-32 at New Orleans to bust up the aforementioned parlay crowd.

Overall, home teams were 8-6 SU, underdogs were 8-6 ATS and OVERs trumped UNDERs 8-6.

All this before a pair of divisional battles highlighted the Monday Night action. Baltimore was a 7-point favorite at home to the Bengals while the Raiders were razor-thin home chalk to San Diego.

 

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