$400 bet on Kansas City Chiefs may have inspired winOctober 04, 2011 3:00 AM by Mark Mayer
Last week a person at the Grand Sierra in Reno wagered $400 at 500-1 odds that the Kansas City Chiefs would win the Super Bowl. At that time, the Chiefs were 0-3 and that person’s undeniable optimism would have been defined as genuine "chutzpah," $200,000 worth.
One week later, the Chiefs are now 1-3 after defeating the winless Minnesota Vikings. That said, we have not heard of a rush to the windows for futures bets on the Chiefs.
Through three games, KC was outscored 129-27. This week the Chiefs are 2-point underdogs at Indianapolis, which has a short week coming off the Monday nighter with Tampa Bay.
Taking the "glass half full" instead of "half-empty" view, KC could be 2-2 heading to the bye week. However, the next home game at Arrowhead is not until Oct. 31.
Top NFL Vegas betting trends | 49ers: Off a loss as a favorite: lost next game against the spread only 1 of 16 times; Have lost only 1 of last 11 road games ATS.
For the first time this season, weather could play a key role in games. The meetings between the Ravens and Browns seems most likely to get wet. This is something to keep an eye on if you doubt certain QBs can handle the elements.
Fantasy Football Fix | It was surreal watching marquee player after marquee player succumb to injury Sunday. But so is the nature of the NFL and fantasy football. Let's assess the damage and identify which targets we should be after heading into Week 3.
Florida State buckled to pressure and extended its suspension of Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston from a half to the entire game tonight against No. 22 Clemson.
Swish's Free Smart Play of the Day | Swish Analytics prides itself on a data-driven system, and unlike most handicappers, we try to give a detailed statistical breakdown of why and how picks are formulated.
- NCAA football's Big 10 is bad, real bad
- Follow GamingToday on Twitter
- GamingToday’s Beat the Big Dog football contest
- Keselowski in best form to do well in New Hampshire
- GamingToday Play Free Video Poker
- Good and bad NFL teams are evident in September
- GamingToday's Bookies Battle the Point Spreads
- GamingToday Casino Games and Poker
- Like GamingToday on Facebook