Coronavirus (COVID-19) NFL Update – May 11th Edition

Coronavirus (COVID-19) NFL Update – May 11th Edition

Last Thursday night, the National Football League released their 2020 regular season schedule. In this week’s NFL Update, we take a deep dive into the schedule as well as discuss 2021 Super Bowl odds changes. Check it out!

NFL Update – May 11th Edition

 2021 Super Bowl
  • When: Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021
  • Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

2021 Super Bowl Odds

  • Kansas City Chiefs +600
  • Baltimore Ravens +650
  • San Francisco 49ers +800
  • New England Patriots +2000
  • New Orleans Saints +1000
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +2200
  • Dallas Cowboys +2000
  • A. Chargers +3500
  • Green Bay Packers +1800
  • Seattle Seahawks +2200
  • Philadelphia Eagles +2000
  • A. Rams +3000
  • Cleveland Browns +3500
  • Minnesota Vikings +3000
  • A. Raiders +3500
  • Indianapolis Colts +3500
  • Tennessee Titans +2800
  • Houston Texans +4000
  • Chicago Bears +3500
  • Atlanta Falcons +4000
  • Buffalo Bills +2200
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +900
  • Denver Broncos +5000
  • Carolina Panthers +8000
  • New York Giants +8000
  • New York Jets +8000
  • Detroit Lions +8000
  • Arizona Cardinals +5000
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +10000
  • Cincinnati Bengals +10000
  • Miami Dolphins +8000
  • Washington Redskins +10000

NFL rookies holding out on signing contracts

Because the NFL has yet to determine if they will start the season on time, rookies like first pick Joe Burrow haven’t signed their contracts.

Burrow stands to receive a $23.9 million signing bonus. Right away, that makes the 23-year-old a rich man. But Burrow’s signing bonus could affect the Bengals’ cash-flow.

The problem? Teams aren’t sure how much revenue they might lose from empty stadiums. The NFL has yet to come up with a plan to allow for limited fan attendance. Heck, the league has no ideas outside of, perhaps, when to open training facilities.

Burrow isn’t the only draft pick in this situation. Chase Young, the second pick, has yet to sign his contract either.

Per ESPN’s Ben Baby, nobody has said that contracts won’t happen. Everyone, though, is in a waiting period to see what affect the pandemic has on the NFL’s expected revenue for the season.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin believes team facilities should open at same time

Mike Tomlin is one of the longest reigning coaches in the NFL. When Mike speaks, it’s wise to heed his words.

Tomlin spoke last week about competition. Tomlin believes that team facilities, no matter where, should open at the same time.

On Saturday, Tomlin spoke to reporters. He said, “I prescribe to the approach of competitive fairness within our game, and that is everybody gets an opportunity. Our game is extremely competitive. It’s one of the things that make football at this level so attractive to our fans. I’m committed to preserving and protecting that, and so all teams getting an opportunity to start on the same footing is a core element of that.”

His suggestion makes sense. The last thing the NFL needs is for a team’s fan base to get upset.

Even though New York and New Jersey are the hardest hit states, the Giants and Jets shouldn’t suffer because of it. NYG and NYJ deserve as much of a shot as any other team in the NFL.

Good looking out from one of the NFL’s true professionals.

2020 NFL Schedule has huge matchups every week

Man, hopefully the NFL can start on time. The league’s schedule makers came up with at least one huge match up each week. Check out what caught our eyes for the first 16 weeks.

  • Week 1 – Buccaneers at Saints
  • Week 2 – Ravens at Texans
  • Week 3 – Chiefs at Ravens
  • Week 4 – Eagles at 49ers
  • Week 5 – Bills at Titans
  • Week 6 – Packers at Buccaneers
  • Week 7 – Browns at Bengals
  • Week 8 – 49ers at Seahawks
  • Week 9 – Seahawks at Bills
  • Week 10 – Ravens at Patriots
  • Week 11 – Chiefs at Raiders
  • Week 12 – Ravens at Steelers
  • Week 13 – Cowboys at Ravens
  • Week 14 – Saints at Eagles
  • Week 15 – 49ers at Cowboys
  • Week 16 – Vikings at Saints

Week 17 is full of important match ups. The biggest could be Seattle at San Francisco. Last season, the Seahawks and 49ers battled in final week for the NFC West.

The Niners won. They got home field advantage and made it to the Super Bowl. It’s not too early to circle on your calendar the Seahawks-49ers Week 17 battle.

Some changes in MyBookie Super Bowl 55 odds

A big Super Bowl 55 odds change happened in the MyBookie sportsbook.

Kansas City offered +450 odds to win the Super Bowl. The Chiefs’ odds are now +600. The Ravens went from +650 to +600.

Another big mover are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs went from +1100 to +900. The odds on Tampa slid because the Bucs drafted OT Tristan Wirfs. Tristan will protect Tom Brady.

Protecting the GOAT is Tampa’s biggest priority. But at +900, the Buccaneers are favored over the New Orleans Saints. It’s up to you to determine which NFC South squad offers the most value.

Making pre-training camp Super Bowl future wagers is a good way to lock into odds. So, do your handicapping and get your wagers down on the teams you like to win the Super Bowl.