NFL Preseason Week 1 Bills at Redskins Betting Odds

August 13th, 2010 by

buffalo bills NFL betting handicappers and fans will get their first look at the revamped Washington Redskins as they host Buffalo in a sports betting matchup to begin the preseason. Sportsbook opened with Washington as a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 32.5.

The August 13 game at Washington will be the first one for new Redskin coach Mike Shanahan, who has brought considerable optimism to the nation’s capital after a highly successful career with the Denver Broncos that produced 2 Super Bowl titles and consistent playoff appearances.

Speaking of coaching debuts, Buffalo’s Chan Gailey will also lead the Bills onto the field for the first time. Gailey is the former head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in the late 1990’s and was also the head man at Georgia Tech. He is best known for his low key personality and offensive expertise.

Buffalo enters preseason play with what is expected to be a hot competition for the starting quarterback job as Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Brian Brohm will all get plenty of exhibition snaps and have the opportunity to win the starting position.

NFL Betting new report that Gaily named Edwards the starter after minicamp in the spring but that hardly means he has a lock on the position as he will need to solidify his standing in the preseason.

“We just felt like Trend deserved to start the training camp with the first group,” said Gailey. “We’ll have the other guys, Fitz and Brian alternating with the twos during the course of the first few weeks here. And then we’ll get Levi Brown as many reps as we can get him. But that was how we evaluated it coming out of the OTA’s.”

Edwards understands that to keep the job he must master the playbook and cut down on mistakes.

“I feel like I still have a lot to learn, a long way to go,” said Edwards.

The Redskins will have an interesting hole to fill as rookie left tackle Trent Williams tries to learn the job in replacing retired 6-time pro bowl veteran Chris Samuels in protecting the quarterback’s blind side.

Long snapper Nick Sundberg is another new comer that has never played a down in the regular NFL Betting season. He replaces one of the best in Ethan Albright.

Meanwhile the offense will begin to try and gel with new quarterback Donovan McNabb. Backups Rex Grossman, Colt Brennan and Richard Bartel will all see plenty of preseason action. Shanahan’s son Kyle will coordinate the attack after building a Houston passing attack that was ranked best in the NFL last year.

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