I am not a handicapper, nor do I advocate playing for money on Sundays. On a recent trip to Vegas, however, I was tempted to lay a wager. The Dolphins are ten point dogs on the road at Seattle in week one. I'll tell you why I like them.
Week one is a perfect time to play a superior opponent. No one is up to speed on week one, which to some extent randomizes results. Since both teams are reluctant to expose themselves to injury in an extended preseason, week one games are often rough, untidy affairs. As a result, any team can win.
Last season, the 49ers beat Minnesota 20-3 in week one. Meanwhile, the Titans beat the Bucs 42-14. So if the Dolphins have to play Seattle on the road, why not in week one?
One last result to hold you over for a few weeks: The Rams also won their opener last year, and somehow scored 34 points- the Rams- 34 points! It might be worth mentioning the team they beat was the Seahawks...