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Sportsbook.com Week 1 NFL Betting Props

NFL: Props get plenty of play

A double dose of NFL Football gives bettors more chances to win with our Primetime Props on Monday night.

As always, Sportsbook.com is offering a host of prop bets for its primetime games and if you wager on the Player to Score the 1st Touchdown for either of Monday’s games, you could win your money back if your bet loses.

Simply pick the player you like to score the first touchdown of the game and if they don’t score the touchdown, you’ll win your money back if Sidney Rice reaches the end zone first in the Minnesota vs. Green Bay game.

If Ronald Curry scores the first touchdown of the Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders game, you’ll win your money back if you wager on that prop.

Here’s a look at a few props we’re offering for each game:

Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers

Player to Score 1st Touchdown

Running backs Adrian Peterson (Minnesota) and Ryan Grant (Green Bay) lead the odds to reach the end zone first. The two backs combined for 22 touchdowns last year, Peterson leading the way with 14 in his rookie campaign.

Peterson is listed at 7:2 odds with Grant at 9:2 odds. Grant has had a lingering groin injury and was held out of practice early last week but returned for Thursday.

The top wide receivers on the board both play for Green Bay, with Greg Jennings listed at 6:1 odds, and teammate Donald Driver at 8:1.

Bernard Berrian (10:1) leads Vikings receivers but with Minnesota being a run-first offense, your best bet may be Peterson, or his running mate Chester Taylor (15:1).

Remember, if you bet on any of these players and Sidney Rice scores the first touchdown, your bet will be refunded.

Adrian Peterson – Total Rushing Yards (Over/Under 81.5)

Adrian Peterson took the league by storm last season when he rushed for more than 100 yards in four of his first five games, including a 224-yard performance against the vaunted Chicago Bears defense. In Week 9, he rushed for 296 yards against another tough defense, the San Diego Chargers but the following week he was held to just 45 yards by the Packers.

Peterson, who rushed for 112 yards against Green Bay in Week 4, did not rush for more than 80 yards in the last four weeks of the season.

Aaron Rodgers – Total Touchdown Passes Thrown (Over/Under 1.5)

For the first time since 1992, Green Bay starts a game without Brett Favre behind center.

Replacing a legend is never easy and that’s why the focus of football fans will be on Rodgers on Monday night. Making his starting debut on primetime, after the media circus throughout training camp, adds to the pressure that Rodgers is facing but thankfully he has great receivers to help him out.

Will Rodgers, who threw for one touchdown and 218 yards in limited action last year, connect for more than one passing touchdown on Monday?

Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders

Player to Score 1st Touchdown

Oddsmakers like rookie running back Darren McFadden’s chance to make an impact right away. McFadden, and teammate Justin Fargas, are both listed at 7:1 odds for the second game of Monday’s doubleheader. Fargas had four touchdowns in 14 games for Oakland last season.

Denver’s Selvin Young leads all players at 6:1 odds despite only scoring once in 15 games last season. Rookie running back Andre Hall is listed at 8:1 odds and could be a solid bet as the Broncos plan on rotating him with Young.

Eddie Royal, another rookie, leads the odds for Broncos’ receivers. With Brandon Marshall suspended, Royal is expected to see lots of action but Denver has a pair of veterans to look at in Darrell Jackson (12:1) and Brandon Stokley (15:1)

Javon Walker leads the list of Oakland receivers at 8:1 odds with Curry listed at 10:1 odds but with the team starting second-year quarterback JaMarcus Russell at quarterback, you may want to look at tight end Zach Miller.

Miller is listed at 12:1 odds and was a favorite target for Russell in the preseason.

Remember, if you bet on any of these players and Ronald Curry scores the first touchdown, your bet will be refunded.

Jay Cutler – Total Passing Yards (Over/Under 238.5)

The Broncos and their fans expect big quarterback numbers as the former first-round pick enters his third season in the NFL.

Cutler threw for 3,497 yards in his first full year as a starter but will be without his favorite target, Brandon Marshall, who is suspended for this game.

With the additions of DeAngelo Hall and Gibril Wilson to the Oakland defense, they now have one of the best secondaries in the league and Denver may not want to test it without their top receiver.

Cutler did throw for more than 240 yards eight times last year, including for 269 against Oakland in Week 2. However, he was held to just 214 passing yards when they played the Raiders in Week 13.

JaMarcus Russell – Total Completions (Over/Under 17.5)

In his only start last season, Russell completed 23 of 31 pass attempts against the San Diego Chargers. Prior to that outing, Russell had completed just 13 of 35 attempts in three games in which he entered the game late.

In his last preseason game, Russell made 14 of his 28 pass attempts before exiting the game.

Will Russell complete at least 18 throws as he starts his term as the Raiders’ starting quarterback? He has several good targets and the Raiders could look to get the ball into McFadden’s hands with short passes.

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