Week 2 should give us a lot of great games as seven of the 16 slated are divisional. Who will be able to pull it out? Let’s take a look.
Week 1 record: 10-6
ATS Week 1: 9-6-1
Record to date: 10-6
ATS to date : 9-6-1
The Bills struggled offensively against Baltimore last week. Things won’t get any better as the Jets head to town coming off of a SEVEN sack outing against Andy Dalton. Advantage New York.
Outcome: Jets 23 Bills 13
Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers(-3.5)
Speaking of Andy Dalton, he might’ve been sacked a plethora of times, but he was deadly accurate against a good Jets defense. Pittsburgh though, is coming off of an offensive showcase where Deangelo Williams and Antonio Brown had two TDs a piece. More of the same will happen for Big Ben and company this weekend.
Outcome: Steelers 27 Bengals 23
Tennessee faced a tough defense in Week 1. My how things change from week to week. Against a weak defense and a big game by Demarco Murray (135 yards rushing and two TDs), Tennessee will bring the Detroit Lions down to reality from their victory last weekend.
Outcome: Titans 27 Lions 21
Cleveland struggled to put double digit points on the board last week against Philadelphia. A lot of the same will happen against Baltimore this Sunday. Four turnovers forced by the Ravens defense will have this game out of reach early.
Outcome: Ravens 31 Browns 13
Dallas showed a lot of heart in Week 1. Washington on the other hand did not. Look for an elusive Dak Prescott and chip on the shoulder Alfred Morris to control the clock and wear down the Redskins.
Outcome: Cowboys 27 Redskins 24
Last year when these two teams met, Eli Manning and Drew Brees combined to throw 13 TDs. Those numbers won’t be quite that high this weekend, but lead behind a five TD game by Brees, New Orleans will do something they didn’t do last weekend…hold on.
Outcome: Saints 38 Giants 34
At one point Monday night, it looked as if the Carolina Panthers defense were disguised in 49er uniforms. San Fran pitched a shutout against LA, but the competition gets much tougher in Week 2. Chip Kelly has this team clicking and believing. Can they pull off the upset? It’ll be a lot closer then many may think.
Outcome: Panthers 28 49ers 24
Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots(-6.5)
A statement win by Jimmy G and the New England Patriots against Arizona last week has this team believing another undefeated regular season can happen. Miami may have something to say about that after being 31 seconds away from pulling off an upset against Seattle.
Outcome: Patriots 23 Dolphins 17
For 45 minutes last week, Kansas City looked horrible on both sides of the ball. A better offense and defense hosts Alex Smith and the Chiefs this week. Look for Lamar Miller to total 150 yards and two TDs to help Houston pull off the win.
Outcome: Texans 24 Chiefs 23
Los Angeles always plays Seattle tough. Over the past two years, LA is 3-1 against the Seahawks and is averaging 23 points against a defense that has ranked first over the last three years in points allowed. The Rams will stick with the Hawks for the first half, but won’t be able to keep up when it matters.
Outcome: Seahawks 24 Rams 10
Will the Cardinals really start the 2016 season 0-2? Another offensive performance like last week by Jameis Winston and the Bucs, and it could happen. Look for Arizona to force a costly turnover late in the game to seal the deal.
Outcome: Cardinals 31 Buccaneers 23
Jacksonville Jaguars @ San Diego Chargers(-3)
San Diego lost their biggest play-maker last Sunday when Keenan Allen went down with an ACL tear. Travis Benjamin will step up, but he won’t be enough. The Jags, behind a four TD game by Blake Bortles, will keep the Chargers winless.
Outcome: Jaguars 38 Chargers 24
Oakland draws another NFC South team this weekend, and if the game mirrors last weeks, we are in for a show…but it won’t. Atlanta started off slow against Tampa Bay in Week 1, and will start and end slow against Oakland at the black hole.
Outcome: Raiders 28 Falcons 17
Indianapolis Colts @ Denver Broncos(-6)
Peyton Manning faces the his former team again…..uh? Oh he retired? Well it looks like the Broncos can actually beat the Colts now. Against a very vanilla defense, look for Trevor Siemian to triple his TD performance from a week ago.
Outcome: Broncos 24 Colts 20
Minnesota may put up a fight, but it doesn’t look promising for a win in their stadium opener Sunday Night.
Outcome: Packers 30 Vikings 13
Things aren’t going to get any easier for Jay Cutler as another good defense comes to town. Chicago won’t stand a chance behind the four turnovers Philly creates.
Outcome: Eagles 31 Bears 17
Five Team Parlay
New Orleans (+5)
Green Bay (-2)
Last Week: 111.6 points (Will do better)
Drew Brees – $9,200
Lamar Miller – $7,700
Demarco Murray – $7,400
Kelvin Benjamin – $7,500
Desean Jackson – $6,600
Sterling Shepard – $6,200
Colby Fleener – $5,600
Nick Novak – $4,600
Seahawks D/ST – $5,200