This article is part of our Survivor series.What a disaster. Honestly, losing in Week 1 for the second year in a row is brutal. I lost three of four entries (I diversified to the Ravens on one), and I feel bad for anyone who went with my advice. Sure, it was an upset, and the Saints were the biggest favorites on the board, but if that were all there were to the game, there would be no point in writing a column on it.
Occasionally, pot odds or not, you have to have an instinct for when something's off, and I missed it entirely. I actually felt the Saints, if anything, were more likely to win than Vegas did. While my 84-percent number was hardly a lock, unlike last year with the Patriots, I felt pretty relaxed about taking them. The worst part of it was they were the chalk, i.e., it can't even be justified as a risky, but necessary pot-odds gamble.
But it is what it is. The R
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