Raiders Open Season as an Underdog For 25th Straight Time

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Point spreads on Week 1 NFL games have already started popping up in Vegas with some new trends for ascending teams — and a familiar role for the Oakland Raiders.

The Westgate SuperBook opened the Raiders as 3-point home underdogs to the Cincinnati Bengals in a Sept. 13th opener.

Barring a line movement, it will be the 25th straight game that Oakland has been an underdog, a streak that dates back to a Nov. 3, 2013 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

In the traditional Thursday opener featuring the Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots opened as 6-point home favorites over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Defending Super Bowl champions are 9-2 straight-up in season openers since 2004.

Week 1 NFL lines

(Courtesy of Westgate SuperBook)

Thursday, Sept. 10
Pittsburgh at New England (-6, 53)

Sunday, Sept. 13
Packers (-4, 50) at Bears, 1 p.m.
Chiefs at Texans (-1.5, 43), 1 p.m.
Browns at Jets (-1, 41), 1 p.m.
Colts (-3 even, 48) at Bills, 1 p.m.
Dolphins (-2.5, 44.5) at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Panthers (-4, 43.5) at Jaguars, 1 p.m.
Seahawks (-3.5, 44) at Rams, 1 p.m.
Saints at Cardinals (-2.5, 48), 1 p.m.
Lions at Chargers (-2, 46.5), 4:05 p.m.
Titans at Buccaneers (-3, 42.5), 4:25 p.m.
Bengals (-3, 44.5) at Raiders, 4:25 p.m.
Ravens at Broncos (-4, 53), 4:25 p.m.
New York Giants at Dallas (-5.5, 50), 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 14
Eagles (-1.5, 53.5) at Falcons, 7:10 p.m.
Vikings at 49ers (-3.5, 42), 10:20 p.m.

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