Coronavirus (COVID-19) NFL Update – November 17th Edition

Coronavirus (COVID-19) NFL Update – Nov. 17th Edition

The National Football League continued it’s exciting 2020 season. Although the COVID cloud has affected some teams, heading into Week 11, the NFL and their fans have to feel pretty good about how the season has gone. For the most part, teams have taken the necessary precautions. Almost as important? Play on the field has been at a stellar level. Check out the latest news in our National Football League update so you can keep on betting against our NFL odds!

NFL COVID-19 Update – November 17th Edition

2021 Super Bowl LV

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

2021 Super Bowl LV Odds

  • Kansas City Chiefs +325
  • Baltimore Ravens +850
  • San Francisco 49ers +8000
  • New England Patriots +6000
  • New Orleans Saints +700
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +500
  • Dallas Cowboys +17500
  • L.A. Chargers +25000
  • Green Bay Packers +900
  • Seattle Seahawks +950
  • Philadelphia Eagles +4500
  • L.A. Rams +1800
  • Cleveland Browns +6600
  • Minnesota Vikings +5000
  • L.A. Raiders +3300
  • Indianapolis Colts +2500
  • Tennessee Titans +2500
  • Houston Texans +30000
  • Chicago Bears +8000
  • Atlanta Falcons +17500
  • Buffalo Bills +1600
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +750
  • Denver Broncos +15000
  • Carolina Panthers +15000
  • New York Giants +10000
  • New York Jets +250000
  • Detroit Lions +10000
  • Arizona Cardinals +2000
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +150000
  • Cincinnati Bengals +50000
  • Miami Dolphins +2800
  • Washington Football Team +20000

Saints could pay fines while Drew Brees has fractured ribs and a collapsed lung

The Saints face some heavy fines from the league for their social media blasted locker room celebration after beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Although the league says they will place fines on the Saints because it was a second infraction, and because you can’t celebrate in the locker room due to coronavirus rules, let’s be honest.

The NFL hates the New Orleans Saints. They always have. They suspended Sean Payton for a year due to Bounty Gate even though a team like the Patriots got away with filming their opponent’s practices and got . . . what? A slap on the wrist?

In any case, New Orleans doesn’t care. They will pay the fines to the No Fun League. More pressing? Quarterback Drew Brees has fractured ribs and a collapsed lung. Brees should miss at least 2 to 3 weeks.

Jameis Winston will fill in for Drew. If Winston protects the football, he’s a solid quarterback. Jameis led the league in yards thrown last season while a Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But he also threw over 30 TD passes and over 30 interceptions. That’s a rarity in a bad way. 

In any case, the Saints are on a roll after winning their sixth straight. They’re now a favorite to win the Super Bowl. Brees will return eventually. Sean Payton and the rest of coaching staff knows that if Jameis could hold down the fort for about a month, New Orleans will have a shot to take their first Vince Lombardi Trophy since 2010. 

Dolphins, Raiders, and Cardinals in solid playoff positions

In hindsight, it should surprise nobody that the Miami Dolphins, Las Vegas Raiders, and Arizona Cardinals are in a position to grab playoff bids. All three often doormat squads made big moves during the offseason to get better in a hurry.

The Dolphins drafted Tua Tagovailoa. Tua completes just 60% of his passes. He’s thrown only 5 touchdowns in three games. But, and this is huge, he has yet to throw a pick. What does that tell us? Tagovailoa won’t force a pass. He’ll either scramble, take the sack, or throw the ball away. He won’t put his team in a bad position, which is the first rule to having a long career in the NFL.

The Raiders had talent two, three years ago. The talent remains. The problem with Las Vegas was that they played in a city that they knew they were leaving. That’s why their 2019 turned into a disaster. With more stability, Las Vegas has become a solid playoff contender. Almost as important? Derek Carr has thrown just a couple of picks while the defense has turned it on in recent weeks.

Arizona signed DeAndre Hopkins. DeAndre caught a Hail Mary pass in the Cards’ Week 10 win over the Bills to go to 6-3. Zona is in a tie atop the NFC West with the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams.

One thing all three teams do is play decent defense. The Raiders’ defense has turned into a top AFC unit, which makes Las Vegas the team to watch. If LV upsets KC again in their rematch on Sunday, watch out. The +3300 Super Bowl odds will significantly drop. 

Arizona at Seattle on Thursday night kicks off important NFL Week 11

Week 11 is put up or shut up time. The Seahawks, losers of 3-of-4, face off against the rival Arizona Cardinals in a rematch that started their swoon. Seattle’s defense is a mess. Don’t be surprised if the surging Desert Birds win this one straight up.

Tennessee at Baltimore, Green Bay at Indianapolis, and Sunday night’s matchup between the Chiefs and Raiders are all key games. Then on Monday night, the 7-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers battle the 6-3 Los Angeles Rams. 

Have a great rest of your week!

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