When training camps begin to spring up around the United States you know it’s almost time for a new NFL season. 2013 promises to be as exciting as last term, with a host of teams capable of making it into the playoffs. While the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens boosted their roster in the summer, both the 49ers and Seahawks look good to challenge once again.
Yet there are other teams in this league with aspirations of the playoffs. Here are the men to look out for when NFL betting this season:
If the Indianapolis Colts are to regain their footing as one of the sport’s giants they need Luck on form this season. Last year the then-rookie proved why he was number one Draft pick, throwing the Colts into the playoffs. Luck will suffer the odd bad performance and the Colts probably won’t make the Super Bowl but they are a good shout to outscore opponents throughout the regular season.
At 27 years old, Johnson is nearing his prime and the Lions wide receiver should improve on a slightly disappointing return in 2012. He’s scored 12 or more touchdowns three times since joining Detroit in 2007 and with Matthew Stafford expected to throw better this fall Johnson is a good NFL betting tip to gain serious yardage in the regular season.
Like Johnson, Petersen relies on sheer speed and power to make plays and this season the 28-year-old must continue his offensive duties if the Minnesota Vikings are to make the playoffs. The running back made over 2000 yards for the first time in his career last season and started all 16 games. That sort of consistency is crucial to the Vikings offense and sports betting punters should keep an eye on him this season.
The pressure is on Kansas City’s number one Draft pick to perform in the offense and claw this team out of a serious rut. The Chiefs need offensive options if they’re to come close to a winning season and this OT is certainly capable of protecting new quarterback Alex Smith from trouble.