The top 5 LVH SuperContest consensus picks went 2-3 ATS. Overall the consensus plays went 6-10.
In fact, according to some it was one of the best weeks sportsbooks have ever had in the NFL...
"We won all 10 (NFL) games in the morning slate. I don't remember the last time that happened." -- Marc Nelson, Aliante sports book.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) September 7, 2014
"Best opening day we've ever had here" said Golden Nugget's book director Tony Miller on win during NFL Week 1 (dogs 9-3 ATS)
— Micah Roberts (@MicahRoberts7) September 8, 2014
That day only got better when the Colts overcame a big deficit to get a backdoor cover on the Broncos.
Some more highlights of the chaos include ... Brady had the worst game in his career (with at least 45 attempts), while Matt Ryan had the best game of his career. The Jags were up 17 at halftime as +10.5 dogs, but couldn't even cover. The Steelers had a 24 point lead at halftime, but they shit the bed too. Cincy had to come from behind late to preserve their win, Buffalo blew up thousands of teasers, Oakland put up a backdoor cover on the Jets, and the left-for-dead Panthers won on the road with no Cam Newton. I think people broke their kids' piggy banks to get money down on the Bucs because that spread went from -2.5 all the way up to -5.5 at Pinny. If you came away unscathed from all of this, hats off to you.
Last week I half-jokingly tweeted that we should probably sit out September to let the dust settle. It's probably something I should take more seriously because in the last 5 years, I've only had one winning Week 1. My only consolation prizes were riding the Chargers, and fading the Cowboys (who are as bad as we thought they were).
Attention turns to Week 2 where the big question will be which teams merit overreaction. I'll be posting picks and previews for the prime-time games here, so refresh for updates.
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