The NFL has released the schedule for the 2023-24 NFL season, and sportsbooks have already set odds for the games slated for Week 1. There are some notable contests scheduled for the first week of the NFL regular season, including the Green Bay Packers heading on the road to kick things off against their old rivals the Chicago Bears, and the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Detroit Lions.
The first full Sunday of action ends with the Dallas Cowboys taking on the New York Giants in an early NFC East clash. Week 1 concludes with another divisional clash between AFC East favorites, the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.
Read on below for a look at NFL odds on Week 1 games at legal US sportsbooks, including spreads, moneylines and point totals.
NFL Week 1 odds: Spread, moneyline, and totals
|Thursday, Sept. 7||Lions (+6.5)|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||Raiders (+3)|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||Bengals (-2.5)|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||Texans (+8)|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||Buccaneers (+6)|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||Panthers (+1.5)|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||49ers (-1.5)|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||Jaguars (-3.5)|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||Rams (+3.5)|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||Dolphins (+1)|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||Eagles (-3.5)|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||Cowboys (-2)|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||Packers (+1)|
|Monday, Sept. 11||Bills (-1.5)|
NFL Week 1 matchups and best odds
All games are listed in order of play and on Sunday unless otherwise noted.
Detroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs, Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET
The Detroit Lions begin this season in the unfamiliar position of division favorites. After a strong second half last season, the team that was once a perennial basement-dweller in the NFC North is now the odds-on favorite to be the division’s best team. Expectations are high for defensive end Aidan Hutchinson’s second year, as well as for an offense that averaged 380 yards per game — fourth-best in the league — last season.
The Kansas City Chiefs come in as the defending Super Bowl champs and are early favorites to win it all again this season. With most of the core group returning, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City is once again the favorite to be the top team in the AFC West.
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. ET
The Cincinnati Bengals are the favorites to win the AFC North for the third consecutive time this season. They went all the way to the AFC championship game last year, and with quarterback Joe Burrow returning to an offense that was fifth-best in the league in passing yards per game, expectations are high.
The Cleveland Browns finished last in the AFC North last season and are projected to do only slight better this year. After a 7-10 record in a tough division, the Browns will be looking to get more out of Deshaun Watson in his first full campaign with the team after sitting out much of last season due to a suspension.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. ET
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the NFC South with a losing record last season, but they enter this year as the biggest long shot to repeat as division winners. With Tom Brady lost to retirement, Baker Mayfield is slated as the starting quarterback. Even in the relatively weak NFC South, the team is getting slight underdog odds to win seven or more games.
The Minnesota Vikings won the NFC North last season before exiting the playoffs in the wild card round. This year, they enter at even odds with the Bears for the second spot in the division and are looking to improve a defense that was among the worst in the league in points allowed per game.
Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. ET
The Carolina Panthers finished second in the NFC South with a 7-10 record, and the odds have them projected to finish third this season. They traded up to get quarterback Bryce Young with this year’s top draft choice, though it’s unclear whether he’ll be the Week 1 starter.
The Atlanta Falcons have finished in the bottom half of the NFC South for the past three seasons, but there’s hope for some incremental improvement this year. The team thinks it found a good fit in drafting running back Bijan Robinson. Atlanta was in the bottom half of the league in yards per game last season.
San Francisco 49ers at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. ET
The San Francisco 49ers are favorites to once again win the NFC West, and are also among the favorites to win the conference after making it to the NFC title game last season. Brock Purdy is expected to have the starting job to himself at the beginning of this season. The 49ers had the best defense in the league in terms of both total yards and points allowed per game.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the heaviest underdog to win the AFC North this season. The offense averaged just 18.1 points per game last year, though the team is hopeful that quarterback Kenny Pickett will have a big year in 2023. Pittsburgh had a particularly strong draft under GM Omar Khan in his first year with the Steelers.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. ET
The Jacksonville Jaguars opened as sizable favorites to win the AFC South for a second straight year. The team will be expecting a lot out of Trevor Lawrence after he showed steady growth throughout last season. Jacksonville traded down in this year’s draft and still picked up one of the higher-rated offensive linemen available in Anton Harrison.
The Indianapolis Colts struggled through a turbulent season last year and are projected to once again end up in the bottom half of the division. The Colts will have a new head coach in Shane Steichen, but the team has a lot to improve on after finishing last season with the worst turnover differential in the league.
Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. ET
The Los Angeles Rams may be only two years removed from their Super Bowl win, but they’re again projected to finish in the bottom half of the NFC West after ending up third in the division last year. There’s hope for improvement if quarterback Matthew Stafford can stay healthy. The Rams are also coming away with 14 picks from the 2023 draft, though no first-rounder due to the trade to acquire Stafford.
The Seattle Seahawks finished second in the NFC West last season and are projected to end up in about the same spot this year. The team re-signed quarterback Geno Smith in the offseason and bolstered the offensive line in this year’s draft. Seattle had a top 10 offense in terms of points per game last season, but it was in the bottom half of the league defensively.
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears, 4:25 p.m. ET
The Green Bay Packers will begin the season as the heaviest underdog in the NFC North. Traveling to Chicago to open the season at Soldier Field could be something of a trial by fire for quarterback Jordan Love. Green Bay has won the last eight meetings between the two teams, and 23 of the last 26.
The Chicago Bears begin this season after finishing with the worst record in the NFL last year. But with a talented quarterback in Justin Fields, Chicago opted to trade away its top spot in this year’s draft. The Bears led the league in rushing yards per game last season, in no small part because of Fields’ tendency to pull the ball down and take off with it.
Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots, 4:25 p.m. ET
The Philadelphia Eagles enter this season as the reigning NFC champs and as favorites to repeat in that category. Jalen Hurts is once again expected to be one of the top quarterbacks in the league. The Philadelphia defense allowed the NFL’s second-fewest total yards per game last season.
The New England Patriots are the biggest long shot to win the AFC East this season. Last year was a disappointing one for the Patriots, as they finished with a losing record and missed the playoffs for the second time in three seasons.
Miami Dolphins at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m. ET
The Miami Dolphins finished 9-8 last season and made the playoffs for the first time since 2016, losing in the wild card round. Still, it was a significant improvement for a team that dealt with injury woes that kept quarterback Tua Tagovailoa out for much of the season.
The Los Angeles Chargers go into this season with higher expectations than usual after making the playoffs for the first time since 2018 last time around. While still considerably behind the Chiefs in the odds to win the AFC West, the Chargers could end up as the division’s second-best team, especially after exercising the option on Justin Herbert’s contract to keep him at quarterback.
Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. ET
The Las Vegas Raiders are the biggest long shot to win the AFC West, and by a considerable margin. The Raiders were in the bottom five last season in yards allowed per game and will start this season on the road in one of the tougher places to play in the division.
The Denver Broncos had a dismal year last season, but they begin this one with renewed optimism and a new head coach in Sean Payton. The five draft picks that Denver had to work with this year were the fewest since 2007.
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants, 8:20 p.m. ET
The Dallas Cowboys are favorites to make the playoffs again this season, and they aren’t far behind the Eagles as far as odds to win the NFC East. Dak Prescott struggled some with turnovers last season, but the Cowboys finished in the top four in points per game, with 27.5.
The New York Giants are projected to finish in the bottom half of the division, with slight underdog odds to make the playoffs. The team finished 9-7-1 last season and won a wild card game in the postseason, but it was in the bottom third of the league in passing yards per game, though there’s some reason for optimism in quarterback Daniel Jones’ third season with the team.
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets, Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET
The Buffalo Bills are favorites to win the AFC East for a fourth consecutive season. While Buffalo’s postseason was a bit of a disappointment, there are big expectations for quarterback Josh Allen and an offense that was second in the league in yards per game last season.
The New York Jets will begin the season with a lot of attention on new acquisition Aaron Rodgers at quarterback. The Jets averaged just 219 yards per game through the air last season, and the Jets gave up several draft picks to get Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers in the offseason.