It seems like just yesterday that the Seattle Seahawks embarrassed the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl 48. However, that matchup was nearly six months ago.
NFL clubs have started training camp and preseason football is just days away from starting.
The NFL preseason will kick off in Canton, Ohio at the Hall of Fame Game that is a rematch from a previous Super Bowl. The New York Giants will take on the Buffalo Bills in the first action of the season.
Some do not like preseason football as it often times shows very little of what a team is capable of and the stars to do not play all that often.
However, the big significance of this game that will be played this weekend is it means training camp talk moves from the practice field to game day. Even more important is with the Hall of Fame game being played this weekend, it means the NFL regular season is just over a month away.
The expectation is the game between the Giants and Bills could lack in excitement, but both teams have high expectations as they make their way towards the start of the 2014 regular season. Both teams were disappointments to their fans last season.
The Giants offense was horrendous last season. Eli Manning had his worst season as a professional and the rest of the offense was just as bad. Because of that, the Giants hired Ben McAdoo the former quarterbacks coach with the Green Bay Packers, to attempt to kick start the offense that has the needed weapons to go along with a division that is winnable.
Buffalo heads into its second season with Doug Marrone as their head coach and Nathaniel Hackett as their offensive coordinator.
In the NFL Draft, the Bills chose Clemson’s Sammy Watkins the talented and explosive wide receiver.
Whether or not Watkins is able to make a big hit in his first year or not, the highlight reels should be fun to watch, especially this weekend in his first action as a professional.
Buffalo is expected to run the play most of the time this season, but like New York, the Bills have a number of intriguing players that play on their offense.
Odds makers such as Bovada, betonline, topbet and sportsbook.com are gearing up for another great NFL season and have posted a number of different props for the first preseason game of the year.
2014 Hall of Fame Game Props
Point Spread – Buffalo -1.5
New York Giants vs. Buffalo Bills
Giants -110, Bills -110
Giants +105, Bills -125
Over/Under – 32.5
OVER -110, UNDER -110