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August 1, 2023

The Bengals had a major scare ???? after Joe Burrow went down with a non-contact injury at last week’s practice. Burrow ended up suffering a calf sprain, and Cincy head coach Zac Taylor said his star quarterback would be out for several weeks.

So how did Burrow’s injury impact various NFL odds? Let’s check out all the shifts (including NFL MVP above), as well as more context from NFL trader Jake Fisher.

SUPER BOWL: Was +1000, now +1000

DIVISION: Was +130, now +155 (with the Ravens going from +240 to +200)

WIN TOTAL: Was 11.5 (over +105/under -130), now 11.5 (over +125/under -155)
* The Bengals have drawn the most under money among all NFL win totals

WEEK 1: Was Bengals -2.5 @ Browns, now Bengals -1.5 @ Browns

ASK THE TRADER: “The 1-point move for the Week 1 spread indicates optimism ???? that Burrow will be under center then. The more noteworthy movement in futures markets can likely be attributed to the added risk that Burrow re-injures his calf during the season or is less mobile and explosive, which would make Cincy’s offensive gameplan more conservative.”