Following the Thursday Night Season Kickoff on Sept. 8, the NFL regular season commences for most teams on Sunday, Sept. 11 with 14 games on the schedule. DraftKings Sportsbook Tennessee is offering not one, but two ways for new sports bettors to get a bonus. With either option (or both), you can jump start your 2022 NFL season betting.
DraftKings Tennessee Promo Code: A Bonus in Two Parts
Now there are two offers for sports bettors from DraftKings Tennessee.
Get a Free $50 Bet With a Minimum Deposit
This is as simple as opening a new account with DraftKings.
- Once you deposit a minimum of $5, DraftKings will place a free $50 bet into your account
- Use the free betting credit for wagering on Week 1 of the NFL or any other qualifying sporting event
Get a 20% Deposit Bonus up to $1,000
You’re planning to seed your new DraftKings account for the NFL season, right? With this offer, DraftKings will reward you with a deposit bonus.
- Open a new DraftKings Sportsbook Tennessee account
- Make a deposit
- DraftKings will match 20% of your deposit, up to $1,000
- For example: Deposit $1,000 and DraftKings will place $200 in your account
- OR deposit $5,000 and receive a deposit match bonus of $1,000, the maximum offered from DraftKings, reserved for the big NFL bettors.
- Your deposit can be any amount to claim the 20% deposit match, with a maximum award of $1,000.
Notable NFL Matchups for Week 1
Buffalo Bills at LA Rams — Thursday, Sept. 8, 8:20 p.m. ET
The 2022-23 NFL season starts with what many felt should have been the Super Bowl matchup last February. The Bills didn’t lose so much to the Chiefs in an AFC Divisional Playoff Game as they succumbed to gravity’s impact on a coin. A loss that many considered unfair can be avenged this season if Buffalo is able to climb to the top of its conference.
Oddsmakers have the Bills as favorites in Week 1 against the defending Super Bowl champions on their home field. That’s unusual enough. According to CBS Sports it’s the first time a defending champion has been an underdog at home the following season in their opener.
Why are the Bills so highly regarded? Their defense ranked first in the NFL last season, and the offense, led by quarterback Josh Allen, scored 28.4 points per game — the third-highest total in the league. The Bills are simply the most well-balanced team in professional football.
As of Sept. 1, DraftKings lists the Bills at -2.5 for this game against Matthew Stafford and the Rams.
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Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions — Sunday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. ET
For many pundits, the Eagles are a team to watch in 2022, a sleeper of sorts. Last season, Philly won nine games before being dismissed from the playoffs by Old Man Brady and the Bucs. This season, the Eagles have reinforced the defense, especially the pass rush. The offense should be formidable again under coordinator Shane Steichen. Last season the Eagles averaged 26.1 PPG.
There’s nowhere to go but up for the Detroit Lions, who won three games last season under a new head coach and in Year One of the Post-Stafford Era. Dan Campbell has the respect of his players and is (apparently) developing a new culture for the Lions. They need it. It’s been more than three decades since the franchise won a playoff game.
This contest, an early Sunday game, will help us understand how good these two teams can be in the NFC.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals — Sunday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. ET
A division rival game to start the season? Yes, please. Could this be a crossroads for the AFC North, long dominated by the Steelers? Gone is Ben Roethlisberger, replaced by who knows? Head coach Mike Tomlin has yet to reveal which of his QB options he will start in Week 1.
The Bengals are listed at +2200 to win the Super Bowl by DraftKings, and +170 to win the AFC North. Oddsmakers seem to be leery of getting that excited by Cincinnati.
Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals — Sunday, Sept. 11, 4:25 p.m. ET
The Cardinals defied most expectations last season and won 11 games under coach Kliff Kingsbury. Arizona has real questions on both sides of the football but is an intriguing team to watch in the NFC, where the competition for playoff spots will be tough.
Patrick Mahomes will turn 27 early in the NFL season. With all the Kansas City quarterback has accomplished, it’s easy to forget how young he still is. The former MVP and four-time Pro Bowler has more wins in his first five seasons than any QB in history.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys — Sunday, Sept. 11, 8:20 p.m. ET
The primetime Sunday game will pit Tom Brady against Dak Prescott. Well, not really, since the opposing QBs don’t actually play against each other. But that’s the narrative.
Any time Brady is playing the Cowboys, who somehow still call themselves America’s Team with a straight face, it’s worth watching and wagering on. DraftKings has the Bucs as 1.5-point favorites.