NFL Week 2 odds, picks, and predictions
In the NFL, week 1 was wild, not only for the casual fans but for those who play the spread. Five favorites (Seattle, Tampa Bay, Indy, Dallas, Philly) came up short. As I said last week, its harder to see whose who this early in the season but we came out on top 3-0. This weeks slate of games is challenging at first glance but we’ll look to keep it moving right along in Week 2:
Denver @ Kansas City (-3)
Kansas City has looked good so far this Pre-Season and Week One. With Denver’s struggles Sunday against the Ravens, and a short week to prepare, this game favors KC at home. The loudest arena in football will be rockin’ for the Chiefs home opener and their defense looks prime to stop what looks to be a steady decline in production by Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense since late last season.
Denver will not be an easy victory though, and Denver will put some points up if the offensive line can be productive. But too many weapons on the defensive side of the ball for the Chiefs and offensively, Jamaal Charles, Travis Kelce, and Jeremy Maclin are a tough trio to defend.
Chiefs 28 Denver 24
Tennessee (-1) @ Cleveland
Rookie QB Marcus Mariota shined in his debut, while opposite the field fellow rookie QB Jameis Winston struggled. Mariota threw four TD’s and had a perfect passer rating against Tampa Bay.
We wont expect perfection from his this week in Cleveland but he wont need to be perfect to get a ‘W’.
Cleveland will start Johnny Manziel if starter Josh McCown is not cleared to play (concussion). Manziel struggled when he’s seen time on the field, including three second-half turnovers Sunday against the Jets. Manziel has only completed 52% of his passes and his throwing elbow is still a bit of an issue.
Cleveland will have problems scoring. If Mariota and the Titans can put scores up, they can win this game easily.
Titans 23 Browns 13
San Francisco (+6) @ Pittsburgh
The 49’ers running game set a franchise record for 230 yards on the ground in their season opener vs. the Vikings Monday night. They also held Adrian Peterson and the Vikings run game to 71 total yards.
It was, in fact, only Week One and AP is trying to get settled in but it was a good test for the Niners, who will see the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday morning. Steelers RB D’Angelo Williams, who is filling in for suspended RB Le’veon Bell, looked very good against a soft Patriots run defense but will have a tougher time against the Niners.
The question will be Colin Kaepernick, and his production as he faces the big arm of Ben Roethlisberger. If Kaepernick can have some of the same success he had Week One with keeping drives alive (Niners had 25 first downs) and if the Niners defense can keep plays in front of them, they will get the win.
Niners 24 Steelers 17
Over/ Under picks
Denver @ Kansas City (O/U) 42.5 – OVER
Houston @ Carolina (O/U) 40 – UNDER
New England @ Buffalo (O/U) 45 – UNDER
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