Finally, we got to see real football! Week 1 of the NFL season is nearly in the books. It’s now time to look forward to Week 2. Let’s preview the NFL Betting Lines of this week’s games, and predict the outcomes of each game.
2019 NFL Week 2 Odds, Overview & Predictions for Each Game
Thursady, September 12th
Tampa Bay @ Carolina (-6.5)Jameis Winston turned the ball over too much in the Bucs loss to the 49ers. Cam Newton struggled against the Rams. Christian McCaffery did everything for the Panthers. If the Panthers want to win games, they need Newton to play better.
Carolina wins at home, but doesn’t cover.
Sunday, September 15th
Arizona @ Baltimore (-13)Kyler Murray led the Cardinals on an 18 point 4th quarter comeback to tie the game and go into overtime with the Detroit Lions. The game ended in a tie, but Murray went 29-54 for 289 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Lamar Jackson had quite the season debut for Baltimore. He threw for 324 yards and 5 touchdowns in just 3 quarters of work. The Baltimore defense picked up where they left off last season, holding Miami to 10 points.
Baltimore’s defense is much better than Detroit’s, so look for the Ravens to win by 2 touchdowns.
New England (-14.5) @ MiamiNew England looked dominant in the Patriots 33-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The New England defense held Ben Roethlisberger, James Connor, and JuJu Smith Schuster in check. Tom Brady led the offense, and they looked like they are Super Bowl contenders once again.
As for the Dolphins, it’s going to be a long year. They made Lamar Jackson look like a hall of famer, as the Ravens thoroughly dominated the Dolphins. It was so bad that players allegedly were calling their agents after the game to get them out of Miami.
New England has a history of playing poorly in Miami. This year’s Miami is worse than in years past. Take the Pats in this one.
Dallas Cowboys (-4.5) @ Washington RedskinsDak Prescott looked like a man looking for a big payday, as he threw for 405 yards with 4 touchdowns in leading the Cowboys to a 35-17 victory over the Giants. Kellen Moore, the new offensive coordinator, had the Cowboys offense running on all cylinders.
As for Washington, they played tough in a defeat to the Eagles. Case Keenum had a great day, throwing for 380 yards and 3 touchdowns. Derrius Guice also ran the ball well. The Redskins defense will be a weakness throughout the season.
Dallas will be too much for Washington, and should win by at least 10 points.
Buffalo Bills (-2.5) @ New York GiantsSaquon Barkley was underused in the Giants loss to the Cowboys. With that being said, he still had 120 yards rushing. The Giants will need to have more than just Barkley if they want to win games this season.
The Bills came back from a 16 point deficit to defeat the Jets 17-16. Josh Allen struggled early, but looked good during the comeback. The Bills defense was solid as advertised.
This will be an ugly, low scoring game, with the Bills winning 20-17.
San Francisco 49ers (-1.5) @ Cincinnati BengalsThe Niners defense was the big story in a victory over the Buccaneers. The defense intercepted Jameis Winston 3 times, with 2 being returned for touchdowns.
Cincinnati lost 21-20 to the Seahawks. Although Andy Dalton passed for over 400 yards, the Bengals still squandered numerous scoring opportunities. Joe Mixon left the game with an ankle injury, so we’re not sure if he’ll see action in this one. Neither team played particularly well in Week 1. We’ll take the home team and the points in this one.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans (-8.5)It was a rough week 1 for Jacksonville. The Jags defense was torched by Patrick Mahomes. The Jags offense lost starting quarterback Nick Foles for a few weeks with a broken collarbone.
Houston opens up on Monday night against the Saints.
Even though the opening line is already set, we’ll reserve judgement on this one until after Monday night’s game.
Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers (-2.5)The Vikings offense and defense looked good in their victory over the Falcons. Dalvin Cook looked good as he rushed for over 100 yards with 2 touchdowns.
The Packers defeated the Bears on Thursday night, with their victory being highlighted by a great defensive effort.
Green Bay is at home, but we’re gonna go with the Vikings upset in this one.
Seattle Seahawks @ Pittsburgh Steelers (-4.5)Seattle did just enough to earn a 1 point victory over the Bengals. Pittsburgh was thoroughly dominated by the Patriots. The Steelers offense scored 3 points in this one.
Pittsburgh will bounce back and play well at home, but they won’t cover.
Los Angeles Chargers (-3) @ Detroit LionsNo Melvin Gordon, no problem. Austin Ekeler, Phillip Rivers, and Keenan Allen highlighted the Chargers offensive performance in LA’s 30-24 overtime victory over the Colts.
As for the Lions, they tied with the Cardinals.
The Chargers are the better team and will beat Detroit by a touchdown.
Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans (-2.5)Jacoby Brissett, TY Hilton, and Marlon Mack looked good in the Colts loss to the Chargers. If it wasn’t for Adam Vinatieri’s poor day, the Colts probably take the victory.
Tennessee embarrassed the Cleveland Browns. Derrick Henry and Marcus Mariota looked good for the Titans. The Titans defense held the Browns offense in check most of the day.
Tennessee is still a sleeper, and they’ll win game #2 by a touchdown.
Kansas City Chiefs (-9) @ Oakland RaidersKansas City’s offense looked as good as ever in the Chief’s victory over Jacksonville. Patrick Mahomes was sharp, and Sammy Watkins had a career day. Tyreek Hill will be out for a few weeks with a broken collarbone.
Oakland will open up on Monday night against the Broncos.
It’s been a crazy month for the Raiders with all of the Antonio Brown drama. Although the early line is 9, we’ll wait and see what happens on Monday night before making a prediction.
New Orleans Saints @ Los Angeles Rams (-3)The Saints open up at home on Monday night against the Texans.
It was the Rams rushing attack and their defense that led them to a 30-27 victory over the Panthers. Although they gave up 27 points, they pressured Cam Newton often, and got 2 turnovers.
This should be a great game.
Chicago Bears @ Denver Broncos (Pick)The Bears offense was atrocious last Thursday night against the Packers. The Bears’ defense was as good as advertised, as they only gave up 10 points. Playing in Denver is always difficult, and new Broncos coach Vic Fangio is very familiar with the Bears. Fangio will have the Denver defense ready to create havoc for Mitchell Trubisky.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Atlanta Falcons (Pick)The Eagles offense looked good in their defeat of the Redskins. Carson Wentz threw for over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns. Atlanta couldn’t get anything going as they were beaten by the Vikings.Julio Jones did catch a touchdown pass, but that was pretty much it for the Falcons.
Eagles win this one.
Monday, September 16th
Cleveland Browns (-1) @ New York Jets The hype train derailed quickly for the Browns, as they were dominated by the Titans. Baker Mayfield had a horrible day, throwing three picks.
The Jets lost a heartbreaker to the Bills. The Bills defense held Sam Darnold in check, and made things hard for Le’Veon Bell.
Cleveland can’t possibly be as bad as they were in Week 1. They struggle but get the victory over the Jets.