NFL Week 8: WFT Vs. Broncos, And Bet $5, Win $125 At FanDuel VA

Posted on October 28, 2021

Thanks to a FanDuel Virginia promo, you’ve got a reason to root for any touchdown in the NFL Week 8 game between the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys.

The Sunday Night Football game takes place this Halloween, Oct. 31 (8:20 p.m., NBC) at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

It’s a clash between two surging contenders with playoff aspirations.

And, with this week’s FanDuel VA promotion for new users, you can score a 25-1 payoff if either team scores a touchdown in the game. And best of all it? It comes in cash – not as site credit, and not as a free bet.

FanDuel VA: Bet $5, win $125 promo for new users

If you’ve placed a legal sports wager in Virginia, you’re at least somewhat familiar with the local sports betting market.

So you probably know that it’s actually pretty competitive.

New Players get a Risk Free Bet at FanDuel Sportsbook

As a result, players are inundated with various offers and promos from the nine Virginia sportsbooks.

If you’re new to FanDuel, though, this is one of the better sign-up offers you’ll find, especially if you’re a low roller who’s not wagering hundreds of dollars per game. The bet $5, win $125 promo is geared toward newer and recreational players. And if you’re looking to build your bankroll and make a near-no-brainer bet, this is a good place to start.

Here’s how it works:

  • Register at FanDuel VA (click the link above).
  • Make a first-time deposit.
  • Then go to the FanDuel VA main page and look for the special enhanced market.
  • Place a bet of up to $5 in the special market, which should be labeled something like “1+ TD to be scored in the MIN-DAL game”.
  • If either team scores a touchdown, you get a +2500 (25-1) to payout. For a $5 bet, you win $125.

Barring a historic scoring drought, you should have a tidy sum in your account following the game. And because FanDuel VA is paying it out as cash, you can withdraw it right away. There are no wagering requirements or other restrictions.

Can the Vikings or Cowboys score?

With a 45.4% market share in Virginia, FanDuel has largely figured out what Virginia sports bettors want. That’s resulted in a steady stream of promos, especially during the key football season.

For this week’s bet $5, win $125 promo, FanDuel chose what should be one of the most popular NFL Week 8 games. With no competition, the lone Sunday Night Football game is typically a big betting event each weekend.

And for this week’s SNF game, we’ve got the NFL’s No. 1 offense in the Cowboys (460.8 yards/game) against the No. 5 offense in the Vikings (414.2 yards/game). However, though Dallas and QB Dak Prescott lead the league in points per game (34.2), Minnesota has struggled a bit to convert those yards into points and clocks in at No. 14 (24.5).

Still, it’s hard to imagine this game going the distance with both teams failing to find the endzone.

As of Thursday afternoon, the Cowboys are 1.5-point favorites. And on the moneyline, the Cowboys are -124 while the Vikings are +106.

More importantly, the total for the game is a whopping 55.

Of the 14 other NFL week 8 games, do you know how many have a higher total? None. Not a single one.

The current point spread and total suggest approximately a final score 28-27 for Dallas. In other words, this bodes very well for the bet $5, win $125 promo.

Washington visits Denver for afternoon affair

Elsewhere in NFL Week 8 action, the Washington Football Team heads west to meet the Denver Broncos.

The WFT and Broncos, two teams struggling to salvage once-promising seasons, meet on Sunday (4:25 p.m., Fox) at Mile High in Denver.

Washington, which has lost three straight following last week’s loss to Green Bay, is a 3-point underdog (-104) as of Thursday. Denver is -168 on the moneyline, and the WFT is +142.

The total for the game is set at 44.5, which suggests a moderately low-scoring game.

Despite being the favorite, Denver enters the game on a four-fight skid. In fact, some NFL insiders suggest some coaches’ heads could roll if the Broncos offense doesn’t roll this week.

Washington is also struggling, but both players and pundits alike think the team is close to putting it all together, despite the recent setbacks.

In the NFL futures market at FanDuel, Washington is now +55000 (550-to-1) to win the Super Bowl (a $10 bet would net you $550). Preseason expectations were far loftier, with WFT a modest +6000 (60-1).

The Broncos, too, were +6000 (60-1) preseason to win the Super Bowl. Like the WFT, their odds have since tumbled and currently stand at +13000 (130-1).

Photo by AP / Ron Jenkins
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Dann Stupp is a longtime sports journalist who’s written and edited for The Athletic, USA Today, ESPN, MLB.com and other outlets. He lives in Lexington, Virginia.

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