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2013 NFL Preview: Minnesota Vikings

Adrian Peterson’s uncanny return from reconstructive knee surgery after only nine months of rehab defined the 2012 Minnesota Vikings. Peterson came within eight yards of Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record of 2105 yards. More importantly, he willed the Vikes into a surprising playoff berth. Despite the success, the front office traded away highly skilled but injury prone wide receiver Percy Harvin to fellow conference contender Seattle in exchange for a 2013 first-round draft pick. On a team lacking legit playmakers


2013 NFL Preview: Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have won 47 games during the last four years. Aaron Rodgers has been named Super Bowl MVP and league MVP during the last four years. Clay Matthews has totaled 42.5 sacks and won NFC Defensive Player


2013 NFL Preview: Detroit Lions

Whatever momentum the Detroit Lions gained during their 2011 playoff run came to a screeching halt in 2012 after they plummeted from 10-6 to 4-12. Matthew Stafford regressed, the running game stalled, and the defense continued to be porous. Head


2013 NFL Preview: Chicago Bears

After 81 wins in nine years, one trip to the Super Bowl, and another to the NFC Championship, Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith was fired last December. The foundation from last year’s 10-6 campaign is still in place, minus


2013 NFL Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The 2012 Tampa Bay Bucs’ defense  pulled off a dubious statistic by ranking first against the run and last against the pass. In order to prevent a repeat disaster, the front office traded for Jets All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis, signed


2013 NFL Preview: New Orleans Saints

With “Bountygate” and Sean Payton’s year-long suspension in the rear window, the New Orleans Saints can get back to the business of contending for another title in 2013. They finished number one in passing offense in 2012, but fielded a

Overview of NFL

NFL football betting is the undisputed king of US sportsbooks and is rivaled internationally only by soccer. The current National Football League dates back to the early 1920s but really came into its own with the advent of television. It began to ascend to its current place at the top of the American sporting hierarchy during the late 1960′s and early 1970′s. Today it is a multi-billion dollar industry, with 32 teams throughout the United States. The NFL season begins in early September and runs through late December or early January. Six teams from each conference make the playoffs for the right to compete in the Super Bowl championship game.

Betting on football constitutes the largest percentage of action at Nevada sportsbooks, and NFL betting is the single biggest contributor to their bottom line. The Super Bowl, in particular, is a huge moneymaker for bookmakers as taking Super Bowl bets is the most popular wagering event of the year. During the 1970′s, the entire nation learned to bet on NFL football from Jimmy ‘The Greek’ Snyder, who once ran the Vegas Turf and Sports Club sportsbook in downtown Las Vegas. ‘The Greek’ became a nationwide celebrity and helped further fuel the boom in sports betting, teaching the country about pro football pointspreads. With the advent of offshore betting, the football betting action once available only in Las Vegas is now a mouse click away!

In addition to being the most popular sports betting event in the United States, it is also America’s most popular sport among fans. While baseball has traditionally been known as “The National Pastime”, it long ago ceded its position as the most popular sport in the country to NFL football. In fact, most recent studies suggest that American’s identify NFL football over baseball as their favorite sport by more than a two –to-one margin. The primary reasons for its awesome popularity among US sports fans is the fast paced action of the NFL game, its symbiotic relationship with television and its appeal as a gambling and betting opportunity for everyone from casual fans playing pools and parlay cards to professional sports bettors wagering thousands of dollars per game.