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Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 12:41 PM

WEEK 3 PRESEASON FOOTBALL:

"DRESS REHEARSAL" FOR ALL NFL TEAMS

By WAYNE ALLYN ROOT

Week 3 of the preseason is referred to as the NFL's "dress rehearsal week." The third week of the preseason has a different sort of feel than the others. It’s a dress rehearsal for the regular season, as coaches usually play their starters well into the third quarter. Coaches keep their starters in the game past halftime, because in week 4 most of the starters are rested in an attempt to protect key players from injuries that would carry into the season. This is where information is critical. Handicapping edges are sharp and cutting if you have that information. The betting lines for these games are probably as close as the preseason gets to what we’d see in the regular season.

This week, we have one game on Thursday, five on Friday, eight on Saturday and two on Sunday. Seven of these games will be televised live – three on NFL Network, two on CBS, and on Sunday, one each on Fox and NBC. It's very important you come to winningedge.com for my daily updates. The first 2 weeks of preseason games have me WINNING at 12-4 (75%) over-all and 6-2 (75%) with my Top Plays.

It's interesting to note that Bill Billichick of New England will not show anything in this game that could impact his first game of the regular season. He is 0-6 ATS the past 6 years in week 3. That's not to say that the pointspreads are not adjusted for that fact (and maybe his team this year is somewhat different so the results may change). But that's the information and reasons needed to handicap week 3 of the preseason. While there are some wagering angles from which we believe we can profit during the exhibition slate, my staff and I will discuss some of those over the week. For this week, I recommend keeping your bets relative to their size once meaningful games commence. This is the time to continue to build the bankroll. REAL regular season college football begins in only 8 days!

Come to winningedge.com each and every day throughout the season for my winners...BUT do not miss this week 3. With College Football beginning next week, this is a crucial week not only for each NFL team's evaluation, but for all bettors looking to build your bankroll for the start of another successful football season. Last season I ranked as the #7 NFL handicapper in America. That's out of the 100 or so of the top professional handicappers in the world who are credible and ethical enough to be willing to be documented and monitored by TSM (The Sports Monitor).

Good Luck for football 2014,

Wayne