The 2020 NFL regular season kicks off its complete Week 1 schedule on Sunday and what better way to play a two-team parlay. A pair of NFC showdowns highlight this parlay as two NFC North rivals tangle when the Packers visit the Vikings while the NFC East Dallas Cowboys visit the NFC West Los Angeles Rams at their new SoFi Stadium in two NFL games to start off the new football season.
Green Bay at Minnesota: MIN -2.5; Total 45
The Minnesota Vikings will have to host the Green Bay Packers without their biggest advantage of all their home fans as they will play in an empty US Bank Stadium on Sunday. Green Bay was 13-3 last season and the NFC North champion before losing to San Francisco in the NFC championship. Minnesota finished second at 10-6 in the North and was also defeated by San Francisco in the postseason. The two are expected to battle for the NFC North title once again in 2020. Minnesota has had to replace wide receiver Stefon Diggs, but has Adam Thielen who is considered one of the best possession receivers in all of football. Green Bay once again has star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who will be 37 in December, but has thrown for 4,000 yards or more in eight seasons with the Packers. Defense is the difference here and the Packers have improved on that side of the ball and will pull off a slight upset on the road Sunday.
1st Part of NFL Parlay: Green Bay Packers +2.5
Dallas at Los Angeles: DAL -2; Total 51.5
The Mike McCarthy era at Dallas begins as the head coach takes over following the firing of Jason Garrett during the offseason. Dallas was 8-8 a season ago and Dak Prescott returns as the quarterback after being labeled with the franchise tag. Prescott had a successful 2019 season throwing for 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns and of course has one of the best running backs in all of football in Ezekiel Elliott. Prescott's two favorite receiving targets will be Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, but rookie CeeDee Lamb is expected to make an immediate impact for the Cowboys. The Rams had a disappointing 9-7 season following their loss in the Super Bowl the previous year and did not reach the postseason. Jared Goff returns as the Rams quarterback but Todd Gurley Jr is no longer at running back and his absence will be felt during the season, as the Rams will rotate three running backs. A lack of fans will also hurt the Rams in their brand new SoFi stadium and the potent Dallas offense will come up big against a Rams defense led by Aaron Donald. The Cowboys pick up a road win on Sunday.
2nd Part of NFL Parlay: Dallas Cowboys -2
Two-game Parlay Payout - $100 pays $254.24