NFL Coronavirus (COVID-19) NFL Update – July 14th Edition

NFL Coronavirus (COVID-19) NFL Update – July 14th Edition

Written by on July 14, 2020

Washington decided to change their nickname. That’s not the only thing that happened this past week in the NFL. The league also released more information on their season starting plans. Check out an updated NFL Odds & News on where NFL and the Super Bowl stand in their quest to start the 2020 football season with our Coronavirus (COVID-19) NFL Update.

2021 Super Bowl Date

  • 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 +850
  • New England Patriots +2500
  • New Orleans Saints +1000
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +2200
  • Dallas Cowboys +1400
  • L.A. Chargers +4000
  • Green Bay Packers +2500
  • Seattle Seahawks +2000
  • Philadelphia Eagles +2200
  • L.A. Rams +4000
  • Cleveland Browns +2700
  • Minnesota Vikings +3300
  • L.A. Raiders +8000
  • Indianapolis Colts +2200
  • Tennessee Titans +2200
  • Houston Texans +4000
  • Chicago Bears +4000
  • 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 +15000
  • Cincinnati Bengals +10000
  • Miami Dolphins +8000
  • Washington +12500

Washington decides to change logo, name

Finally, D.C. decided to come into the 21st Century. Although many may not understand why Washington must change their logo, the fact that D.C. has decided to drop their current imagery and name is a huge step in the right direction.

We can look at this from a couple of point-of-views. First, we can think of it from the standpoint that it offended many Native Americans. Sure, most said they weren’t offended, but what does it matter the number of offended? Was the former name that important?

Since we’re football bettors, we can also look at it from an on-field point-of-view. Since declaring that he would “never change the name”, Daniel Snyder’s squad has languished as one of the worst in the NFL. This year, D.C. is the biggest underdog on the board to win the Super Bowl.

Knowing that nobody likes you, nobody really wants to root for you, can have an affect on how football players perform. It’s that simple.

Teams in the NFL may have to adjust to few, if no, fans in the stadiums come September. Having to get past protestors calling you evil for playing for a team nicknamed what D.C. was nicknamed just adds to the problems.

Football is a physically and mentally demanding sport. On every play, you could get badly hurt. Snyder finally realized his players don’t need another, meaningless, distraction.

That’s a good thing, not a bad thing. Now that the ridiculous, meaningless, distraction is out of the way, Washington players can concentrate on playing on the gridiron.

NFL and NFLPA disagree on preseason games

Unlike other sports leagues, the NFL and NFLPA agree on most things regarding this upcoming season. The big difference? The players association wants no preseason games.

The NFL wants a couple of preseason games. Although most believe owners want the two games because of greed, and, let’s be honest, that’s probably a part of it, the reason the league said teams should play a couple of preseason games makes sense.

The NFL doesn’t want to go into the season cold. Making teams play a game on the road and at home will help the league determine protocols when squads play for real.

All teams could adjust before the season starts. We’re on board with that.