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Week 1 of the NFL season is finally here! With four games in the late window slate, Matt O'Leary takes a look at all four games and comes up with three parlays to try our luck on.

3 NFL Parlay Picks for Week 1 Late Sunday Afternoon Games

The NFL season is finally here! It's Week 1 and after a loaded slate of games in the early window, you have to look at the late afternoon slate next. Today, I will be going with three different parlays from the four games.

The games we are looking at are the Tennessee Titans vs. New York Giants, Arizona Cardinals vs. Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders, and Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings.

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ML Parlay: Titans, Chiefs, Chargers, Packers +467 (Bet $100 to win $467)

This one is easy. No point spread, just picking winners for each game. Is it chalky to go with four favorites? A little bit but let's get into it. The Tennesee Titans are not losing to the Giants at home. This Giants team is about to go into a full teardown and has one of the worst linebacker cores in the NFL. Derrick Henry is going to run wild on this Giants defense (more on Henry later).

As for the Kansas City Chiefs, people are way too down on them. Yes, no Tyreek Hill is frustrating but Patrick Mahomes is the best quarterback in the league for a reason. The Arizona Cardinals proved themselves to be fraudulent in the second half of the year last year and are one of my biggest regression candidates for 2022.

The Chargers and the Raiders is probably the toughest one to pick but I think this Chargers team is going to come out motivated against the team that ended their season last year. This will be an excellent game but give me the better quarterback at the end of the day.

Am I missing something with the Vikings? They are a popular (slight underdog) pick this week but I don't see it. Sure, Green Bay got crushed in Week 1 last year but this Packers team is just better from top to bottom than the Vikings. Just because the Vikings are home I'm supposed to be nervous? Not today.

Anytime TD Scorers: Derrick Henry + Austin Ekeler +179 (Bet $100 to win $179)

Remember earlier when I mentioned how bad the Giants linebackers are? Well, Derrick Henry is almost all but guaranteed to get in the endzone. When healthy, which he is, all Tennessee does is give this man the football. In his last 39 games, he has 900 attempts an 43 touchdowns. They will feed him against this Giants team.

Austin Ekeler is also someone I like to get in the endzone. He had 20 total touchdowns on the year and what makes him so dangerous is his ability as both a rusher and a receiver out of the backfield. In nine career games against the Raiders, Ekeler has found the endzone six times.

Patrick Mahomes Over 39.5 Pass Attempts + Derrick Henry Over 100.5 Rushing Yards +283 (Bet $100 to win $283)

Patrick Mahomes under 40 passing attempts? Absolutely not. Surprisingly he only cleared this number seven times in the regular season but in this matchup against Arizona, I expect both offenses to go back in forth. In a back-and-forth game, you want to put the ball in your best player's hands which means Mahomes should be throwing 45+ times in Week 1.

Back to Derrick Henry to close us out. In five of eight games that he played last season, he went over 100 rushing yards. The Giants were poor against the rush last year allowing 2,193 yards on the ground. On average, the Giants were allowing 129 rushing yards against per game. In an offense that runs its best when Henry is getting fed, I fully expect him to get over this number.

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OddsChecker sports writer Matt O'Leary brings experience sports betting advice to the OC staff. You may recognize Matt from his popular New York Jets youtube channel, but his vast knowledge of sports and betting goes well past the boundaries of New York.


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