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How NFL bettors can cash in on inflated prices caused by Week 1 surprises

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The VSiN NFL handicapper takes a look at some betting angles for two of Sunday’s games.

Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars

The Broncos averaged only 335 yards per game last year, but generated 420 in Teddy Bridgewater’s first start last Sunday in a 27-13 victory over the Giants as a three-point road chalk. Speaking of Bridgewater, he now moves to a 37-14 ATS career mark including a stellar 22-3 ATS mark on the road as a starter. That mark is now baked into the cake here.

The look-ahead line at Westgate SuperBook was Denver -3 and was as low as -2.5 at other shops. Now it has jumped to -6 with a couple of rogue -6.5s in the market.

The Urban Meyer era in Jacksonville got off to a rough start last week. The Jaguars trailed 34-7 before eventually losing 37-21 at likely fellow AFC South bottom feeder Houston. The Jaguars gave up 449 yards and allowed a 12-for-21 mark on third down. No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence showed flashes of brilliance and flashes of being a rookie with a pair of threes (3 TDs, 3 INTs).

Even though Jacksonville looked poor last week in an inauspicious start for the Meyer regime, both externally and internally, the Broncos are being priced to the moon here. Before the regular season commenced, the Broncos’ projected win total was 7.5. It got a little support for the Over once Bridgewater was named the starter, but the adjusted total is now 10.5. Slow your roll here.

Pick: Jaguars, +6

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New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers

The Saints’ 38-3 victory over Green Bay was not all that shocking considering New Orleans was 8-1 in games over the past two seasons in which Drew Brees did not start and was a 12-4 team last season. The season wins total dropping to 9 or 9.5 seemed a bit extreme. Before we say the Saints are going to be equitable or even greater than previous seasons’ standards, however, keep in mind that New Orleans did benefit from +3 in TO margin.

New starter Jameis Winston’s 148 passing yards were the fewest in a five-touchdown game in NFL history. The Saints are on an 8-1-1 ATS run dating back to last season.

The Panthers led 16-0 at halftime last week and were more dominant than the final score indicated, as the Jets got a late touchdown to make the final score 19-14. Carolina had a 6.0-4.2 yards per play advantage. Sam Darnold threw for 279 yards and a touchdown with zero picks. While Christian McCaffrey failed to find the end zone, he flourished in his new role as Darnold’s best friend, with 187 yards from scrimmage (98 rushing, 89 receiving). The Panthers’ defense has been steadily improving as they have drafted first-rounders on that side of the ball each of the last three years. It showed on Sunday with six sacks.

Meanwhile, the Saints acquired cornerback Bradley Roby in last week’s trade with the Texans, but New Orleans is loaded with defensive injuries. Several linemen are hurt and Marshon Lattimore, their best cornerback, will be out several weeks following thumb surgery. New Orleans also lost Erik McCoy, one of the best centers in the NFC, against the Packers last week.

While the Saints’ demise looks, at first glance, to be greatly exaggerated, the look-ahead line at Westgate SuperBook was a pick ’em and was reopened at -3 and adjusted all the way to -4 before buyback (including mine) came in.

Pick: Panthers, +3

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
New York DMV

The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
New York DMV
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
New York DMV

There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
New York DMV

He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

Source: NYS DMV

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