The GridCard is so close to meaningful football you can hear the hear the smack of pads on helmets. Almost as many football bets as baseball bets on this week's slate of games-- and although they're all preseason games, none of them are meaningless once you place a bet. Baker Mayfield and Andrew Luck were scheduled to square off on Saturday afternoon until the Colts announced they're shelving Luck till the season starts. It's Mahomes vs Roethlesberger when the Chiefs travel to Pittsburgh Saturday night, but neither QB will play much.
Great quarterback matchups continue in the Second Game where Drew Brees leads the Saints against Philip Rivers and the Chargers--for a few snaps anyway. Seahawks @ Vikings, 49ers @ Broncos, and Jags @ Dolphins are also on tap. Dodgers @ Braves, Brewers @ Cardinals, and Phillies @ Red Sox are the key MLB games this week. NASCAR drivers are at the Bristol Motor Speedway racing under the lights on Saturday night.