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New York Giants
New York Giants
Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
Sun 20 Sep
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NY Giants Win +5.5 Point Spread
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Over 42.0 Game Totals
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Credit to Mitchell Trubisky for his fourth-quarter comeback last week; the Bears had just a 1.7% chance of winning the game with four minutes left in the fourth quarter. However, it was against backups after Detroit’s top two cornerbacks went out of the game injured. This should be a close game on paper, and I think the line is too high at 5.5. It was always going to be tough for Daniel Jones against an elite Steeler defense, but I thought the Giants offense looked ok in the passing game. They were awful running the football–see six yards rushing for Saquon Barkley, 11 tackles for loss, and an offensive line that ranked 32nd in adjusted line yards. He should bounce back against Chicago, who just allowed Adrian Peterson to run at 6.6 yards per carry. I don’t want to be laying more than three with the Bears in this spot, especially if their top wide receiver might be on the way out. Allen Robinson has made it clear he’s unhappy with his contract situation, and he may even be traded by the time this game kicks off. Give me the Giants–and I’d recommend putting a small wager on the Giants money line, as well. More than 80% of teams that cover the spread in the NFL win outright. It worked out well for us with Green Bay and Arizona last week.

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Taking the over with that Bears offense does worry me but hear me out. Jason Garrett’s up-tempo offense is the main reason for taking the over. He will want to use the same system here and try to wear out Khalil Mack and the Bears pass-rushers. Mack and Robert Quinn have both been limited in practice this week, and the latter didn’t play in Week 1. Trubisky could have some success moving the ball through the air against a weak secondary. The Giants ranked 30th in defensive pass efficiency last year and didn’t show any sign of improvement in Week 1, when they ranked 27th against a quarterback who hadn’t played football in a very long time. I lean over 42 here, but it’s a one-star play.

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Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
Sun 20 Sep
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MIN Vikings Win +3.0 Point Spread
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Over 48.5 Game Totals
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It does not get much worse than losing to the Jaguars, who were dead last in our power rankings going into Week 1. I suppose losing at home to the Jaguars would have been even worse, but losing to them under any circumstances is still bad. That is exactly what the Indianapolis Colts did last Sunday, getting the Philip Rivers era off to an inauspicious start with a 27-20 setback against Jacksonville. Rivers threw more interceptions (two) than the Colts defense forced incompletions out of Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (one). Indianapolis watched Minshew completed 19 of 20 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns. Colts running back Marlon Mack sustained a torn Achilles’ tendon and is obviously out for the season. It is true that the Minnesota Vikings were not great in Week 1, either, but their competition level was tougher in the form of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Minnesota at least managed to put up 34 points thanks to a balanced offensive attack (134 rushing yards plus 259 passing yards from Kirk Cousins, who went 19-of-25 through the air). The Vikings should have a decent chance of winning this outright, so consider the +3 spread as a bonus.

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Minnesota’s Week 1 showdown against NFC North rival Green Bay was an absolute shootout, with the Packers prevailing 43-34. The Vikings watched Rodgers go 32-of-44 for 364 yards and four touchdowns without throwing an interception. They surrendered 6.9 yards per play. Of course, Cousins and company did their best to keep up. Minnesota averaged an eye-popping 7.8 yards per play. Cousins threw for two touchdowns and Dalvin Cook added two scores on the ground. The Colts will be without Mack, but Nyheim Hines filled in nicely against Jacksonville. Hines rushed for 28 yards and a TD on just seven carries. Rivers went 36-of-46 for 363 yards and if he can just limit his bad mistakes, Indianapolis will have a good chance of once again reaching the 20-point mark–and exceeding it. Go with the over.

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Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
Sun 20 Sep
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JAX Jaguars Win +9.0 Point Spread
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Under 42.5 Game Totals
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Well, so much for the Jacksonville Jaguars tanking for Trevor Lawrence. I supposed that could still happen later in the season depending on how things develop in the NFL standings, but one thing’s for sure: 0-16 is out the window. The Jaguars kicked off their 2020 campaign with a surprising 27-20 victory over Indianapolis. And they may not need Lawrence at this rate. Quarterback Gardner Minshew II appears to be bringing back the same “Minshew Mania” that was briefly on display last season. In Week 1, he completed 19 of 20 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns without throwing an interception. The Tennessee Titans are also 1-0, but they were not especially impressive during a 16-14 defeat of Denver. Derrick Henry averaged just 3.7 yards per carry and Stephen Gostkowski was a disaster with four missed kicks (one PAT). It is also worth noting that the Titans are already banged up on defense. Cornerback Jonathan Joseph (bicep) is questionable along with defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (hip), safety Kenny Vaccaro (illness), and linebacker Vic Beasley Jr. (knee). Nine points are a lot, especially for a game in which the total is at just 42.5. Take Jacksonville +9.

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Although Tennessee’s defense may be undermanned, this is still a formidable unit no matter what. The Broncos managed only 323 total yards of offense in what was a defensive battle from start to finish on Monday Night Football. Sure, Denver’s offense is not expected to be a juggernaut; but neither is that of the Jaguars. Jacksonville ran for just 91 yards against the Colts and finding holes in the ground game won’t be any easier against the Titans. Even though Minshew threw only one incomplete pass, the Jags still finished with a mere 241 yards of total offense and average just 5.1 yards per play. It is hard to see either offense being spectacular on Sunday. Go with the under.

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Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sun 20 Sep
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TB Buccaneers Win -9.0 Point Spread
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Under 47.5 Game Totals
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NFC South action here as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Carolina Panthers. Both teams are coming off losses, although Tampa Bay’s was certainly more disappointing given their high expectations. Tom Brady didn’t look comfortable, and he threw two interceptions. I don’t think there’s any chance we see two poor performances in a row from Brady to start his Tampa career, and I’m expecting a big bounce back here. Mike Evans was limited due to his hamstring issue, and he should be in a lot better shape here. Carolina just got shredded on the ground by Josh Jacobs, so Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette should be able to have a lot of success on the ground here. That will take a lot of pressure of Brady’s shoulders, and allow him to find more of a rhythm. The Panthers lost their two best defensive players this offseason in Luke Kuechly and James Bradberry, and the Raiders absolutely torched them this past week. Carolina is going to be one of the worst teams in the league this year, and this game isn’t going to be particularly close.

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Even though I think the Bucs will win big, I’m still playing the under here. The Panthers had some success offensively against an undermanned Raiders defense, but they won’t be so lucky here. This Tampa defense quietly was one of the best in the league down the stretch last year, and they’re being severely underrated. The final score of their game against the Saints is very misleading, as they held Drew Brees to only 160 yards and limited New Orleans to 2.4 yards per carry on the ground. In other words they shut them down, and now they’ve got a much easier task against Teddy Bridgewater and the Panthers. Evans still won’t be 100 percent and fellow Bucs receiver Chris Godwin is now in the concussion protocol, so I don’t see this one being a shootout at all.

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Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
Sun 20 Sep
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PIT Steelers Win -7.5 Point Spread
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Under 41.5 Game Totals
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Two teams that are both on short weeks will square off here as the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Denver Broncos. Pittsburgh beat the Giants by double digits on the road in Ben Roethlisberger’s first game back from elbow surgery, and I think this one could be similarly lopsided. Denver lost by two to Tennessee, and it would’ve been a lot more had Stephen Gostkowski not shanked three field goals and an extra point. Roethlisberger was understandably a bit rusty early on, and the Steelers’ offense should look a whole lot better now in his second game. The Broncos were already down their best defensive player in Von Miller, and now they’ll be without starting cornerback A.J. Bouye as well. Drew Lock isn’t good under pressure, and he didn’t have to face much of it against the Titans. Now against Pittsburgh’s league-best defensive front, I expect him to struggle. Once Roethlisberger finds his rhythm the sky is the limit for this team, and I don’t think this one is going to be particularly close.

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I’m playing the under here as well since I don’t see the Broncos scoring much at all. Denver only mustered 14 points in Week 1, and that was at home against a much worse defense. The Titans have one of the weakest pass-rushes in the league, and now Lock will be facing a ferocious defensive front that was in Daniel Jones’ face all night long on Monday. The Steelers are dealing with a slew of injuries on their offensive line with David DeCastro, Stephen Wisniewski, and Zach Banner all going down, which ensures they won’t run up the score too much. Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay will also miss this game, and top receiver Courtland Sutton won’t be 100 percent coming off his shoulder injury.

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Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
Sun 20 Sep
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GB Packers Win -6.0 Point Spread
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Over 49.0 Game Totals
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I picked the Packers last week as a road ‘dog in Minnesota, and I’m backing them again in Week 2. Aaron Rodgers and the offense rolled a Minnesota defense that had a tonne of changes from last season. Rodgers threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-34 win. He’ll get another easy assignment here at Lambeau Field against a banged-up Detroit Lions defense. Cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Justin Coleman left last week’s game against the Bears when they were in control and when Trufant left, the game turned on its head. Trubisky was 11-for-25 with 150 yards and zero TDs when Trufant was in; 9-for-11, 92 yards, 3 TDs after he left. The Lions have just two healthy cornerbacks heading into the game. On top of the Trufant and Coleman injuries, first-round draft pick Jeff Okudah has a hamstring problem, and backup Darryl Roberts has also developed an injury. The Lions signed Chris Jones off the Cardinals’ practice squad this week to help with numbers. Look for Rodgers and the Packers offense win by at least a touchdown against an injury-plagued Detroit defense.

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The Packers put up 43 points on the road against a defense that underwent a lot of changes. They could clear 49 points on their own on Sunday at Lambeau Field against a weakened Lions defense. Green Bay’s defense nearly undid all the good work the offense did last week. The unit gave up 34 points at 7.8 yards per play, and Packers fans were never certain the game was won. The Packers ranked 27th in defensive rush efficiency last season and didn’t show any sign of improvement in Week 1. They ranked 30th in defensive rush efficiency last week and 23rd against the pass. Adrian Peterson knows the Packers well from his time at Minnesota, and he’s coming off a big day against the Bears. The Lions could look to feed Peterson, especially if number one wide receiver Kenny Golladay misses another week. They put up more than 20 points against Green Bay in both matchups last year, and David Blough was at quarterback for one. Both teams should be able to move the ball and score points here, so give me the over.

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San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
New York Jets
New York Jets
Sun 20 Sep
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NY Jets Win +7.0 Point Spread
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Under 42.5 Game Totals
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AFC vs. NFC here as the New York Jets host the San Francisco 49ers. It won’t feel great, but you’ve got to plug your nose and back the Jets here. I was low on this 49ers team coming into the season, and they looked terrible in Week 1 in a loss to the Cardinals. Jimmy Garoppolo looked completely lost, and now on top of all their problems superstar tight end George Kittle is dealing with a knee injury. Assuming he plays here, he won’t be anywhere close to 100 percent. The Jets also looked awful in their opener, and now is a good time to buy low with them coming back for their home opener. They’ve been a punchline in the media all week, so I expect them to come out angry and with their best effort here. This San Francisco defensive front just isn’t the same after they traded away All-Pro defensive tackle DeForest Buckner this offseason, and there’s no way you could lay a touchdown with them on the road right now.

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This is going to be a very low scoring game. Garoppolo looked like a deer in headlights at times against a mediocre Cardinals defense, so I expect him to struggle here on the road. The Jets couldn’t do anything offensively against the Bills until garbage time, and even with those garbage time scores Sam Darnold still only averaged 6.1 yards per attempt. Le’Veon Bell will miss this game with a hamstring injury, further limiting the upside of this offense. Expect both teams to be conservative and try to win this game with their defenses. Darnold took three sacks against Buffalo, and Nick Bosa has to be licking his chops for this matchup. New York’s defense wasn’t amazing against the Bills by any means, but they did limit Josh Allen to 6.8 yards per attempt while completely shutting down Buffalo’s running game to the tune of 3.1 yards per carry. Take the under.

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Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
Sun 20 Sep
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MIA Dolphins Win +5.5 Point Spread
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Under 41.0 Game Totals
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AFC East action here in the second week of the season as the Miami Dolphins host the Buffalo Bills. Miami has a ton of value here. Buffalo is coming off a big win over the Jets, who might be the most incompetent team in the league. I’m not giving them too much credit for that victory, and I think now is the time to sell high on Josh Allen. One key factor here that I don’t think most people are accounting for is the humid Florida heat at this time of year and what a disadvantage it can be for visiting teams. I think that will be exacerbated by the abridged offseason, as teams aren’t in peak physical shape. We saw it happen to the Colts this past week playing in Jacksonville, and I think we’ll see an energy gap here as well as the Dolphins are used to it. This is also a chance for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and offensive coordinator Chan Gailey to get revenge on their former teams. I love the Dolphins spread, and would recommend taking some money line as well.

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I also think the under makes some sense here. Buffalo’s strength is obviously their defense, and outside of garbage time they completely shutdown the Jets. Sam Darnold averaged only 6.1 yards per attempt even with that garbage time, and New York did nothing on the ground. As I mentioned above, I think the Bills’ offense is going to look out of sync in the heat, and Allen will struggle. The Dolphins made major upgrades to their defense this offseason by signing defensive end Kyle Van Noy and cornerback Byron Jones, and they held Cam Newton to only 155 yards passing last Sunday. Fitzpatrick struggled mightily against New England and since these division opponents are very familiar with one another, I think this one will be very low scoring. The under is also 6-2 in Buffalo’s last eight games.

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Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
Sun 20 Sep
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DAL Cowboys Win -4.5 Point Spread
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Over 52 Game Totals
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I picked the Rams last week to beat the Cowboys, and part of the reason was because of Dallas’ struggles on the road (3-6 in 2018 and 3-5 in 2019). The reverse is true for them at AT&T stadium, 8-1 straight up in 2018, and 5-3 in 2019. They lost a close game against a good football team in Mike McCarthy’s first game back as a head coach. The Cowboys put up 380 yards of total offense at 5.5 yards per play, and they will put up points against an Atlanta defense that ranked 31st against the pass in Week 1. The 38-25 final score flatters Atlanta. The Falcons had only 12 points heading into the fourth quarter and put up garbage-time points. I like the Dallas offense to run up the scoreboard here against a poor Atlanta defense and cover the number. McCarthy gets his first win as Cowboys head coach in Week 2.

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The over has been money in the last two years in Dallas home games–6-3 in 2018 and 5-3 in 2019. Like we mentioned in our season preview, the Cowboys lost a number of defensive players during the offseason, and LB Leighton Vander Esch went down in Week 1 with a neck injury. I really like this over because both teams are capable of scoring points, and neither team is strong on defense. The Falcons put up more than 500 yards of total offense and 25 points in Week 1, but their defense continues to be a sieve. Russell Wilson threw for 322 yards and four touchdowns, and the Seahawks offense was good to the tune of 6.6 yards per play. It doesn’t bode well for Atlanta as Dallas led the league last year at 6.5 yards per play and only got stronger during the offseason by drafting rookie wide receive CeeDee Lamb. The former Sooner caught five balls for 59 yards in his NFL debut and should feast on a poor Atlanta secondary. The total has already been bet up from 50. Jump on 52 while you can because this game is going into the 60s.

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Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
Sun 20 Sep
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LA Rams Win -1.0 Point Spread
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Under 46.0 Game Totals
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I said that the wrong team is favored in the Week 2 opening lines report when the Eagles opened as a three-point home favorite. The line has moved, and the Rams are now a one-point road favorite. Philadelphia’s depleted offensive line now has to go up against the best defensive player in football, Aaron Donald. The Eagles put up just 265 yards of total offense against the Washington Football Team and gave up eight sacks. Carson Wentz could again find it tough against a new-look Rams defense. He graded out as the 31st quarterback in Week 1 and will still be without Alshon Jeffrey. Boston Scott also left with an injury (but did return) and DeSean Jackson appears to be on a snap count. They are also banged up on defense; DT Javon Hargrave, DE Derek Barnett, DE Brandon Graham, and DE Vinny Curry either left the game with injuries or didn’t play in Week 1. The Rams put up 422 yards of total offense against the Cowboys, so the Eagles will need to score a lot of points if they want to hang with them–which they won’t. Take the Rams.

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Although the Eagles defense gave up 27 points to the Washington Football Team in Week 1, they played well. They held them to just 239 yards in total offense and ranked fifth in defensive rush efficiency plus sixth in defensive pass efficiency. The offense’s turnovers cost them points, giving up good field position on multiple occasions. The Rams ran the ball 40 times against the Cowboys, controlled the clock, and dominated time of possession. The Rams defense played pretty well last Sunday night and held what should be one of the best offenses in the league by the end of the regular season to just 17 points. I think they’ll look to do the same here against a struggling offense. Give me the under.

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Washington Football Team
Washington Football Team
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
Sun 20 Sep
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ARZ Cardinals Win -6.5 Point Spread
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It will be a battle between two 1-0 teams when the Arizona Cardinals entertain The Washington Football Team on Sunday afternoon. Both teams were expected to be 0-1 after being considerable underdogs in their respective Week 1 matchups. However, Kyler Murray and the Cardinals were especially impressive. They ran circles around NFC West rival San Francisco en route to a 24-20 road upset. The connection between Murray and new stud receiver DeAndre Hopkins–whom Arizona pilfered from Houston during the offseason–was immediate. Hopkins caught 14 passes for 151 yards, helping Murray go 26-of-40 for 230 yards with one touchdown and one interception. The second-year signal-caller also led his team in rushing with 91 yards on 13 keepers, and he added one TD on the ground. Meanwhile, Washington prevailed 27-17 over visiting Philadelphia. It was without question an encouraging performance by The Football Team, but falling into a 17-0 hole against Arizona like it did against the Eagles would not cut it. Philly is extremely banged up right now, whereas the Cardinals appear to be in midseason form. Take Arizona and happily give the points.

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It is hard to overstate how bad the offenses were in the Washington-Philadelphia game even though 47 points were scored. The Football Team rushed for a grand total of 80 yards and averaged an anemic 3.4 yards per play. Only because of its defense did TWFT managed to put up 27 points. Forcing three turnovers out of Carson Wentz (two interceptions, one fumble) gave Dwayne Haskins and the offense a lot of short fields with which to work. Wentz was actually fortunate to avoid turning the ball over a fourth time, as he fumbled twice but lost only one. As for Arizona’s defense, it limited San Francisco to just 10 points over the final three quarters in Week 1. Go with the under.

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Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
Houston Texans
Houston Texans
Sun 20 Sep
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HOU Texans Win +7.0 Point Spread
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Over 50.5 Game Totals
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Lamar Jackson vs. Deshaun Watson here, what more can we ask for as football fans? In this highly anticipated matchup, I’m rolling with the underdog on the spread. It’s a great buy-low, sell-high spot as the Texans are coming off a loss to the Chiefs while the Ravens crushed the Browns. Baltimore beat down Cleveland because of a slew of miscues, and quietly the Ravens’ patented rushing attack didn’t fare too well as they averaged just 3.7 yards per carry even while winning in a blowout. I’m higher than most on this Texans team, and they certainly aren’t going to roll over in their home opener against elite competition. David Johnson looked surprisingly great in his first game with Houston, averaging seven yards per carry and also contributing as a pass-catcher. With Johnson, Brandin Cooks, and Will Fuller, Watson has plenty of weapons even after the departure of DeAndre Hopkins. This is also a revenge spot for the Texans after the Ravens embarrassed them in Baltimore last year. This one will be very close.

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This game has shootout written all over it. The Ravens scored 41 points when these teams played in 2019, and Baltimore made it clear in Week 1 that their offense is going to be elite yet again. Jackson isn’t going to be stopped by just about anybody, and especially not this Texans defense. Houston coach Bill O’Brien knows if he wants to win he’s going to have to match them blow for blow, so expect him to be aggressive early on. The Ravens are vulnerable in the back half of their defense after releasing safety Earl Thomas, so we should see some deep shots to Fuller throughout the game. This is arguably the game of the week, and so many eyes are going to be on it. Watson is going to want to show out after he looked rusty against Kansas City, and I’m expecting a huge bounce back game from him.

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Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
Sun 20 Sep
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LA Chargers Win +8.5 Point Spread
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The Los Angeles Chargers will look to pull off a huge upset here against the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. While I don’t think they’ll pull off the outright win, this spread is a little too large. The Chargers want to play a ball-control style of football that will lead to a lot of low scoring and close games, as evidenced by their Week 1 nail-biter against the Bengals. This Chargers team still quietly has a lot of talent, and I think their slow start against Cincinnati had more to do with traveling across the country for an early start than anything else. This is their first game in their massive new stadium, so we should see their best effort here. The Chiefs looked good in their opener against the Texans, but Houston’s defense didn’t look like it could stop anybody. Los Angeles’ defense is a big step up in competition, and they’ll do enough to keep this one within a touchdown.

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To that end, the under also makes some sense here. As I mentioned above the Chargers want to play ball control, so expect a heavy dose of Austin Ekeler on the ground here. The Chiefs quietly were pretty conservative on offense in Week 1, and Patrick Mahomes only attempted one shot down the field the entire game. They clearly like what they’ve got with running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and are committed to running the ball more this year. I don’t have any confidence in Tyrod Taylor throwing the ball, and he failed to move the offense much against the Bengals. Los Angeles’ offensive line always seems to struggle against the Chiefs, and Taylor will be under duress. If they could only muster 16 points against Cincy, I don’t see them suddenly exploding on offense here. The under is one of my favorite plays of the week.

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New England Patriots
New England Patriots
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
Sun 20 Sep
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NE Patriots Win +4.0 Point Spread
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Under 45.0 Game Totals
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One of the NFL’s marquee matchups in Week 2 pits the Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriots on Sunday night in Seattle. The Cam Newton era got off to a solid start for the Patriots, who disposed of Miami 21-11. Newton did not exactly set the world on fire, but he wasn’t brought in to do that. He did what he had to do against the Dolphins, rushing for 75 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 155 yards through the air on 15-for-19 passing. Perhaps most important–aside from the two scores on the ground–was the fact that he did not turn the ball over a single time. New England’s defense dominated, limiting Miami to 4.6 yards per play while picking off Ryan Fitzpatrick three times. It is true that Seattle is better than the Dolphins on both sides of the ball, so this is a steep step up in competition for Newton and company. Russell Wilson went crazy against Atlanta, but the Falcons appear to have one of the worst secondaries in the league (as usual). Wilson won’t get anything so easy in Week 2. The Patriots should be able to keep this a relatively low-scoring game and in doing so a +4 spread is manageable. Take New England and the points.

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You should expect to see a much more run-heavy Seattle offense on display this time around behind Wilson, Chris Carson, and Carlos Hyde. The Seahawks did not have to run much against Atlanta given all the success they were having through the air, but it will be a different story against the Patriots. New England would also do well to run the ball a lot with Newton, Sony Michel, and James White. Newcomer Jamal Adams was positively a nightmare for Atlanta while roaming the middle of the field as Seattle’s new star safety. The Falcons racked up plenty of yards and points, but those were long after the outcome had already been decided. This contest, on the other hand, will likely be a battle from start to finish. Go with the under, which in away goes hand in hand with the Patriots +4 pick.

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New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
Mon 21 Sep
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LV Raiders Win +5.5 Point Spread
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Monday Night Football in Week 2 sees the Las Vegas Raiders host the New Orleans Saints for the first game in their new home. The Raiders will be juiced to be playing in Vegas in primetime, and I think this one will be very close. The Saints will be without Michael Thomas, and the impact that will have on their offense can’t be overstated. 33-year-old Emmanuel Sanders isn’t cutting it as a top option, and even with Thomas the Saints’ passing game really struggled in Week 1. New Orleans beat Tampa Bay but quietly the offense didn’t do much, as Drew Brees averaged only 5.3 yards per attempt and the team averaged just 2.4 yards per carry. The Raiders dropped 34 points on Carolina and were clicking through the air and on the ground. The Saints haven’t played a game without Thomas since 2016, and I think Brees is going to struggle as he often does on the road even when he does have his safety blanket. Take Las Vegas.

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The under also makes a lot of sense here. Obviously I’m expecting this New Orleans offense to struggle, but the defense was lights out in Week 1 against the Bucs. The Saints completely shut down Tom Brady while forcing two interceptions. The Saints have an elite defensive line led by Cameron Jordan, and they’re extremely tough to run on. The Raiders’ offense looked good, but that was against the Panthers’ sieve of a defense; this is a huge step up in competition. Las Vegas is playing without Tyrell Williams, and the skill guys are extremely young and as such could struggle a bit in primetime here.

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MIN Vikings Win +3.0, Point Spread
MIN Vikings @ IND Colts

Pick Reasoning

It does not get much worse than losing to the Jaguars, who were dead last in our power rankings going into Week 1. I suppose losing at home to the Jaguars would have been even worse, but losing to them under any circumstances is still bad. That is exactly what the Indianapolis Colts did last Sunday, getting the Philip Rivers era off to an inauspicious start with a 27-20 setback against Jacksonville. Rivers threw more interceptions (two) than the Colts defense forced incompletions out of Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (one). Indianapolis watched Minshew completed 19 of 20 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns. Colts running back Marlon Mack sustained a torn Achilles’ tendon and is obviously out for the season. It is true that the Minnesota Vikings were not great in Week 1, either, but their competition level was tougher in the form of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Minnesota at least managed to put up 34 points thanks to a balanced offensive attack (134 rushing yards plus 259 passing yards from Kirk Cousins, who went 19-of-25 through the air). The Vikings should have a decent chance of winning this outright, so consider the +3 spread as a bonus.

Miami Dolphins Buffalo Bills
MIA Dolphins Win +5.5, Point Spread
BUF Bills @ MIA Dolphins

Pick Reasoning

AFC East action here in the second week of the season as the Miami Dolphins host the Buffalo Bills. Miami has a ton of value here. Buffalo is coming off a big win over the Jets, who might be the most incompetent team in the league. I’m not giving them too much credit for that victory, and I think now is the time to sell high on Josh Allen. One key factor here that I don’t think most people are accounting for is the humid Florida heat at this time of year and what a disadvantage it can be for visiting teams. I think that will be exacerbated by the abridged offseason, as teams aren’t in peak physical shape. We saw it happen to the Colts this past week playing in Jacksonville, and I think we’ll see an energy gap here as well as the Dolphins are used to it. This is also a chance for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and offensive coordinator Chan Gailey to get revenge on their former teams. I love the Dolphins spread, and would recommend taking some money line as well.

Philadelphia Eagles Los Angeles Rams
LA Rams Win -1.0, Point Spread
LA Rams @ PHI Eagles

Pick Reasoning

I said that the wrong team is favored in the Week 2 opening lines report when the Eagles opened as a three-point home favorite. The line has moved, and the Rams are now a one-point road favorite. Philadelphia’s depleted offensive line now has to go up against the best defensive player in football, Aaron Donald. The Eagles put up just 265 yards of total offense against the Washington Football Team and gave up eight sacks. Carson Wentz could again find it tough against a new-look Rams defense. He graded out as the 31st quarterback in Week 1 and will still be without Alshon Jeffrey. Boston Scott also left with an injury (but did return) and DeSean Jackson appears to be on a snap count. They are also banged up on defense; DT Javon Hargrave, DE Derek Barnett, DE Brandon Graham, and DE Vinny Curry either left the game with injuries or didn’t play in Week 1. The Rams put up 422 yards of total offense against the Cowboys, so the Eagles will need to score a lot of points if they want to hang with them–which they won’t. Take the Rams.

Pittsburgh Steelers Denver Broncos
PIT Steelers Win, Money Line
DEN Broncos @ PIT Steelers

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Green Bay Packers Detroit Lions
GB Packers Win, Money Line
DET Lions @ GB Packers

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Arizona Cardinals Washington Football Team
ARZ Cardinals Win, Money Line
WAS Football Team @ ARZ Cardinals

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Dallas Cowboys Atlanta Falcons
DAL Cowboys Win, Money Line
ATL Falcons @ DAL Cowboys

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Indianapolis Colts Minnesota Vikings
MIN Vikings Win +3.0, Point Spread
MIN Vikings @ IND Colts

Pick Reasoning

It does not get much worse than losing to the Jaguars, who were dead last in our power rankings going into Week 1. I suppose losing at home to the Jaguars would have been even worse, but losing to them under any circumstances is still bad. That is exactly what the Indianapolis Colts did last Sunday, getting the Philip Rivers era off to an inauspicious start with a 27-20 setback against Jacksonville. Rivers threw more interceptions (two) than the Colts defense forced incompletions out of Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (one). Indianapolis watched Minshew completed 19 of 20 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns. Colts running back Marlon Mack sustained a torn Achilles’ tendon and is obviously out for the season. It is true that the Minnesota Vikings were not great in Week 1, either, but their competition level was tougher in the form of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Minnesota at least managed to put up 34 points thanks to a balanced offensive attack (134 rushing yards plus 259 passing yards from Kirk Cousins, who went 19-of-25 through the air). The Vikings should have a decent chance of winning this outright, so consider the +3 spread as a bonus.

Miami Dolphins Buffalo Bills
MIA Dolphins Win +5.5, Point Spread
BUF Bills @ MIA Dolphins

Pick Reasoning

AFC East action here in the second week of the season as the Miami Dolphins host the Buffalo Bills. Miami has a ton of value here. Buffalo is coming off a big win over the Jets, who might be the most incompetent team in the league. I’m not giving them too much credit for that victory, and I think now is the time to sell high on Josh Allen. One key factor here that I don’t think most people are accounting for is the humid Florida heat at this time of year and what a disadvantage it can be for visiting teams. I think that will be exacerbated by the abridged offseason, as teams aren’t in peak physical shape. We saw it happen to the Colts this past week playing in Jacksonville, and I think we’ll see an energy gap here as well as the Dolphins are used to it. This is also a chance for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and offensive coordinator Chan Gailey to get revenge on their former teams. I love the Dolphins spread, and would recommend taking some money line as well.

Philadelphia Eagles Los Angeles Rams
LA Rams Win -1.0, Point Spread
LA Rams @ PHI Eagles

Pick Reasoning

I said that the wrong team is favored in the Week 2 opening lines report when the Eagles opened as a three-point home favorite. The line has moved, and the Rams are now a one-point road favorite. Philadelphia’s depleted offensive line now has to go up against the best defensive player in football, Aaron Donald. The Eagles put up just 265 yards of total offense against the Washington Football Team and gave up eight sacks. Carson Wentz could again find it tough against a new-look Rams defense. He graded out as the 31st quarterback in Week 1 and will still be without Alshon Jeffrey. Boston Scott also left with an injury (but did return) and DeSean Jackson appears to be on a snap count. They are also banged up on defense; DT Javon Hargrave, DE Derek Barnett, DE Brandon Graham, and DE Vinny Curry either left the game with injuries or didn’t play in Week 1. The Rams put up 422 yards of total offense against the Cowboys, so the Eagles will need to score a lot of points if they want to hang with them–which they won’t. Take the Rams.

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