GREEN BAY, Wis. – Those who took us to task for our incredibly early season predictions -- and there were plenty of you in my Twitter mentions -- Las Vegas did not think it was too early to start taking wagers on the regular-season openers.
The Las Vegas Hotel released its point spreads on all 16 Week 1 NFL games shortly after the schedule was announced on Tuesday night.
The LVH has installed the Seahawks as a 5-point favorite, which was tied for the fifth-largest point spread among Week 1 games.
One other NFC North team is a Week 1 underdog. The Minnesota Vikings are a five-point underdog at the St. Louis Rams. The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions both open at home, with the Bears a 6.5-point favorite over the Buffalo Bills and the Lions a four-point favorite over the New York Giants in the first "Monday Night Football" game of the season.