2011 Week 1 NFL Lines – Week One NFL Spreads Breakdown

Last Updated: September 9th, 2011 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist)

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The Entire List of 2011 Week 1 NFL Lines are Listed at the Bottom of This Page!

Week One of the 2011 NFL campaign is going to get underway this weekend. Below you will find the current list of 2011 Week 1 NFL lines and spreads along with a breakdown of the Week one odds. Be sure to check out the free NFL picks from the expert handicappers at Bankroll Sports this week.  The Premium picks from the experts at Bankroll Sports can be purchased by clicking the “Purchase Premium Sports Picks” image on the right hand side of this page.

The NFL Week 1 lines are always extremely tough to gauge, especially with three more weeks still to play before we reach the start of the games that count. This year, things will be even tougher, as training camps were shorter and rookies really didn’t get a chance to start playing until just a few weeks ago thanks to the NFL lockout. Still, these games are huge and are meaningful right out of the block.

The season kicks off on Thursday, September 8th with the defending Super Bowl champs, the Green Bay Packers hosting the Super Bowl winners from two years ago, the New Orleans Saints. The Saints are relatively hefty four point underdogs in this one, a certain sign of disrespect for a team that they finished with a better record than a year ago. If New Orleans is truly the better of these two teams, this will be a heck of a fight between two teams that are hoping to be in the NFC Championship Game this year.

This is the second straight season that the Houston Texans are going to open up against the Indianapolis Colts. Last year, Houston came away with a relatively easy 34-24 ‘W’ thanks to an absolutely amazing day by RB Arian Foster, who rushed for 231 yards and three TDs. This season, the Colts are in some trouble because there was no significant improvement in terms of personnel, and QB Peyton Manning now knows that he is out for at least the foreseeable future, if not for the entire season (as of Friday morning). Are his best days behind him? The oddsmakers think so, because Houston is a whopping nine point favorite on the Week 1 odds.

The week one schedule will also put the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers against one another. These two teams are almost always postseason clubs, and this year should be no exception. These are two veteran laden teams who hope to get back to AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs; where Pittsburgh ousted Baltimore a season ago. As always, this should be a hard hitting slug fest. Both road teams won in this series last year, with SS Troy Polamalu making the play of the game forcing a fumble on QB Joe Flacco. Think the oddsmakers know that this one will be close? The NFL week one odds have Baltimore favored by 2.5, the value of home field advantage against the Steelers.

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Also in Week 1, we have a total of four nationally televised games instead of the usual two or three. We’ve already talked about New Orleans/Green Bay, but we haven’t spoken of the others yet. The Dallas Cowboys are four point underdogs at the New York Jets in what is slated to be the first regular season game back in the saddle for QB Tony Romo.

Monday Night Football features a pair of games, as the New England Patriots open up as 5.5 point favorites but have since raised to seven over the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium, and the Denver Broncos are three point choices of the oddsmakers at home against the Oakland Raiders.

There are only two teams that are favored by more than a TD in Week 1. One is Houston over Indianapolis. The San Diego Chargers are nine point favorites against the Minnesota Vikings as they hope to get this year off on the right foot after surprisingly missing out on the postseason last year.

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‘Totals’ are generally a tad lower than usual on the NFL Week 1 betting lines. All but four games are featuring ‘totals’ of 41.5 or lower.

It should come as no surprise that the lowest ‘total’ of the week involves two of the nastiest teams in the league, the Ravens and the Steelers. These two almost always play games in the 20s or 30s, and this should be no exception. The oddsmakers have placed this ‘total’ at just 36, and if Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, that number could fly down into the low-30s by the time the ball is kicked off.

The clash between the other two AFC North teams, the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns is set just a half point lower at 35.5. Though these two have a history of playing some higher scoring affairs, these two teams are just brutally offensively challenged this year. The Bengals really have no clue how to stay out of their own way with QB Andy Dalton and a host of running backs and receivers that truly aren’t all that talented, and Cleveland didn’t go out in the offseason and pick up any real help for QB Colt McCoy.

One of the highest ‘totals’ of all the NFL week one lines was the 46 hung in the Houston/Indianapolis game. And why not? These two teams have played three straight games to at least 47 points, and a number of games in this series have gotten into the 50s and 60s. However, with QB Peyton Manning now in doubt, that ‘total’ has dipped to 43. The highest ‘total’ of the week is the 47 posted in the Green Bay/New Orleans opener.

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NFL Week 1 Odds for Thursday, September 8th
451 New Orleans Saints +4
452 Green Bay Packers -4
Over/Under 47

Week 1 NFL Spreads for Sunday, September 11th (1:00 ET Kickoffs)
453 Pittsburgh Steelers +1
454 Baltimore Ravens -1
Over/Under 36

455 Detroit Lions +1
456 Tampa Bay Buccaneers -1
Over/Under 41

457 Atlanta Falcons -2.5
458 Chicago Bears +2.5
Over/Under 40.5

459 Buffalo Bills +6.5
460 Kansas City Chiefs -6.5
Over/Under 40

461 Indianapolis Colts +9
462 Houston Texans -9
Over/Under 43

463 Philadelphia Eagles -4
464 St. Louis Rams +4
Over/Under 44

465 Cincinnati Bengals +6.5
466 Cleveland Browns -6.5
Over/Under 35

467 Tennessee Titans +1.5
468 Jacksonville Jaguars -1.5
Over/Under 37

NFL Week 1 Betting Lines for Sunday, September 11th (4:00 ET Kickoffs)
469 New York Giants -2.5
470 Washington Redskins +2.5
Over/Under 37.5

471 Carolina Panthers +7.5
472 Arizona Cardinals -7.5
Over/Under 37

473 Seattle Seahawks +5
474 San Francisco 49ers -5
Over/Under 37.5

475 Minnesota Vikings +9
476 San Diego Chargers -9
Over/Under 41.5

Sunday Night Football Week 1 Gsme Line Sunday, September 11th
477 Dallas Cowboys +5.5
478 New York Jets -5.5
Over/Under 40.5

Week 1 Monday Night Football Lines for Monday, September 12th
479 New England Patriots -7
480 Miami Dolphins +7
Over/Under 45.5

481 Oakland Raiders +3
482 Denver Broncos -3
Over/Under 40

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