The 2015 NFL Week 1 odds are already out . So who cares if training camps haven't even gotten started; it's time to take a look at some of the early matchups and what to keep an eye on. Some of these introductory lines seem to be out of whack as well, and these are some of the early NFL line errors which could help you cash in right as the season begins.
New Orleans (+3) at Arizona
The window is shutting on the Drew Brees and New Orleans Saints era. And while some view the departure of Jimmy Graham as that end, it's actually more of a last-ditch effort to ensure they have another year or two to make a run at it.
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Expect Brees and the Saints to bounce back with a big year this season, beginning with a trip to Arizona where the Cardinals will have to figure out if they can continue to compete at the same level they were at last season. Is Carson Palmer fully healthy? And even if he is, is he at top form by Week 1? There's been a lot of roster turnover there, too, at other key positions.
Giants (+5.5) at Dallas Cowboys
The Giants have had a lot of success in Dallas since their new stadium opened. That wasn't the case last year, but overall the record isn't pretty for the home-standing Cowboys with Eli Manning in town, including in the very first game played in the stadium. To make the Giants a 5.5 point underdog seems exceedingly wide, especially given that the Giants were showing signs of life in the second half of last season and should have a lot of offensive weapons and firepower to work with.
Seattle (-3.5) at St. Louis
Last year the Rams beat the Seahawks in St. Louis. They have had a tendency for several years to play the top dogs in the division very well at home, including Seattle and San Francisco. This year, the Seahawks have the very real possibility of a hangover after their heartbreaking Super Bowl defeat.
The Rams will have a lot to prove, too, with their new quarterback and potentially a healthy and ready-for-action Todd Gurley ready to steal the show. This game has a big chance to end in an upset, and with 3.5 points at home, that's a bargain of a deal to take the Rams.
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