The Far From Lombardi Acca: Week 1

* Spoiler Warning: contains details of the Chiefs v Texans game from last night! *

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin

Well, if Ben Franklin had been around quite a bit longer, he could have added “the Chiefs against the spread” to that sentence. They have covered the over on their last 6 games at home,

The Texans started well but you know you have to start, middle and finish well if you’re going to stop this Kansas team. Taking the lead with a David Johnson touchdown, it wasn’t long before the Texans found themselves behind and chasing the game. It was good to see David Johnson play well, he’s obviously just been a side-story in the trade that saw Hopkins move to Arizona. He rushed for 77 yards and scored a touchdown but I wish he’d have had the chance for more touches. But it wasn’t to be and the night belonged to the running back on the opposite team. Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire got off to great start to his Kansas career as he rushed for 138 yards and added a touchdown. To be the star of the show on your rookie debut is very impressive when you look around at all of the other star candidates on the field. He is clearly going to be a force to be reckoned with this year. Kansas win, 34-20.

So, to the Far From Lombardi Week 1 bets. We purposefully left the Chiefs out of the Acca this week just because there’s nothing worse than your bet going down before Sunday… We probably should’ve known better with this cert though! 

Each week every member of the Far From Lombardi crew will make a selection for the acca on the podcast. I’ll be keeping a tally of every correct selection and price and by the end of the season we’ll be able to crown our own top tipster… listen to the latest podcast to see who picked which bet…

We placed our bet with William Hill and these selections return about 24.5/1 (correct as of 09/09/20).

Dolphins to beat the Patriots5/2
Colts (-7) to beat the Jags10/11
Bengals (+3) to beat the ChargersEvs
Steelers (-5) to beat the Giants10/11
The FFL Acca – Week 1

For what it is worth, I like the Colts and Steelers selections from above but my selection that would fit in with the acca would be the Cardinal (+7) to beat the 49ers at 10/11.

If you open an account using our links you’ll be supporting the site and the podcast and if you’re a new player you can get the William Hill 2 x £15 free bets for a £10er. Don’t be a divvy though, betting is supposed to be fun, if you can’t laugh about losing what you’ve bet, you’ve bet too much, take it easy, or you’ll end up like us lot!


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