Week 2 NFL Betting Recap

Week 2 NFL Betting Recap

After taking a beating in week 1 the books were smiling in week 2 as order was restored in the crazy world of NFL betting. It wasn’t all bad for the public, even though it was a crazy day at least it was slow on Bad Beats. Let’s do a quick recap.

The favorites went 7-9 straight up and 7-9 against the spread.

Home teams went 9-7 SU and 9-7 ATS.

The OVER/UNDER went 8-8

AFC EAST

 

BEST WIN: The New England Patriots traveled to Buffalo for an early season showdown against the Bills as 1.5 point dogs. The Bills scored a touchdown on their opening drive for a 7-0 lead. After and opening punt The Patriots scored touchdowns on their next 3 possessions to take a commanding lead they wouldn’t relinquish winning 40-32 and getting the cover.

WORST LOSS: After an opening week win against the Redskins, the Miami Dolphins traveled to Jacksonville with a golden opportunity to go to 2-0 if they could beat The Jaguars. The Jags scored a touchdown on their 1st possession and The Dolphins were chasing the entire 1st half before finally tying it up at 20 early in the 3rd quarter. After a defensive struggle down the stretch a terrible unnecessary roughness penalty by DE Olivier Norton helped Jacksonville kick a last minute field goal and The Dolphins fell 23-20 as 6 point favorites.

BAD BEAT: none

 

AFC NORTH

 

BEST WIN: The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted San Francisco at Heinz Field as 6 point favorites. They took all their anger from the opening night loss to The Patriots on the hapless 49ers, scoring touchdowns on 4 of their 5 1st half possessions crushing San Fran 43-18 for the easy win and cover.

WORST LOSS: It just keeps getting worse for The Baltimore Ravens. After losing their defensive leader Terrell Suggs for the season in an opening day loss, they traveled to Oakland as 6 point favorites. Derek Carr matched Joe Flacco all day throwing for 351 yards and 3 touchdowns, leading The Raiders to a 37-33 win and sending Baltimore home 0-2 SU and 0-2 ATS.

BAD BEAT: Betting the Titans and Browns UNDER 41 looked like a safe bet most of the game with The Browns leading 21-0 late in the 3rd quarter. Then Tennessee scored a TD. Then they scored another one in the 4th to make it 21-14. With about 4 minutes left The Browns are essentially trying to run out the clock with 6 straight runs. On 3rd and 6 at the 50 with 2 minutes left, The Titans let Travis Benjamin get behind them for a 50 yard TD to make it 28-14 and an OVER 41

 

AFC SOUTH

 

BEST WIN: The Jaguars look like all these years of drafting high in 1st round might be finally paying off as they have some young playmakers. After a game effort in an opening day loss to Carolina, Blake Bortles threw for 273 yards and 2 touchdowns to Allen Robinson as the Jags scored the SU upset win and covered as 6 point dogs.

WORST LOSS: All that Indianapolis Super Bowl talk seems foolish now after The Colts offense looked like a high school team Monday night at home against The New York Jets. The Colts were shutout until 10 minutes left in the 4th quarter as Andrew Luck turned the ball over 4 times and Frank Gore fumbled on the goal line as The Colts were 20-7 losers at home as 7 point favorites.

BAD BEAT: See AFC North Bad Beat.

AFC WEST

 

BEST WIN: Peyton Manning is old! Peyton Manning can’t throw! Peyton Manning sucks! Depending on who you ask, all or none of those statements may be true. It’s definiltely true that on Thursday night Manning threw for 3 touchdowns as The Broncos beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-24 at Arrowhead as 3 point dogs. It’s also true that The Broncos sit alone atop the AFC West with a 2-0 SU and ATS record.

WORST LOSS: WOW, Kansas City….. 5 turnovers? WOW Jamal Charles…… 2 lost fumbles? WOW The Broncos returned the 2nd fumble for the game winning touchdown? Just WOW!

BAD BEAT: Chiefs backers were jumping for joy when Knile Davis scored with 2:27 left to give the Chiefs a 7 point lead as 3 point favorites. Peyton Manning erased that lead less than 2 minutes later and tied it up. Overtime and still a chance for a push or cover, right? Wrong! 9 seconds later Bradley Roby returned a fumble by Jamal Charles for a score and Broncos win.

 

NFC EAST

 

BEST WIN: The Washington Redskins had been laughingstocks this offseason for how Jay Gruden has handled the RG3 debacle. After an opening day loss to The Dolphins where the offense looked horrendous, The Redskins gashed the St Louis Rams defense on the ground. They rushed for close to 200 yards as rookie Matt Jones looked like he just ripped Alfred Morris’ starting job with 19 carries for 123 yards and 2 scores. The Redskins led 17-0 at halftime on their way to a 24-10 win and covering as 3 point home dogs.

WORST LOSS: Before the country could stop shaking their heads at how The Giants lost to the Cowboys in week 1 they went and did it again. Blowing a 10 point 4th quarter lead for the second consecutive week, this time to The Atlanta Falcons. The Giants were up 20-10 to start the 4th before choking it all away, losing 24-20 as 2 point home favorites.

BAD BEAT: The Giants were a 2 point favorites with that 10 point 4th quarter lead. Atlanta cut it to 3 early in the 4th quarter. The defense held up most of the 4th quarter and it looked as if they would cover. That is until Atlanta scored another TD with 1 minute left to steal the game.

 

NFC NORTH

 

BEST WIN: For the 2nd straight week The Packers take this spot as they proved they might be the team to beat in the NFC even without Jordy Nelson. The defending NFC champs Seattle came into Lambeau hungry for a win to avoid and 0-2 start. The Packers didn’t care, after falling behind 17-13 in the 3rd quarter they scored the last 14 points to win 27-17 as 3 point home favorites.

WORST LOSS: The Arizona Cardinals look to be really good with a healthy Carson Palmer back. That doesn’t excuse the ass kicking The Chicago Bears took at home on Sunday. Arizona coach Bruce Arians made no secret before the game he was upset The Bears hired Marc Trestman over him. He made no secret during the game he was out for blood either. Arizona was already humiliating Chicago 42-23 in the closing minutes when Arians still had Palmer throwing while obviously trying to run up the score. A TD pass to Larry Fitzgerald with 2 minutes left accomplished the mission as Chicago lost 48-23 as 2 point home dog ….. Oh and Jay Cutler pulled a hammy trying to make a tackle on an INT.

BAD BEAT: none

 

NFC SOUTH

 

BEST WIN: After a nightmare outing in game 1, Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Bucs went to New Orleans as 9 point dogs. Obviously the public hasn’t caught on that The Saints are terrible and they always lose at home now for the number to be that high. Brees was outplayed by Winston and not only did The Bucs get the SU win and cover but they pushed the Saints home losing streak to 6 games.

WORST LOSS: If Saints fans didn’t know they are officially in rebuild mode, they do now. If they can’t win at home against a rookie QB making his first career road start who are they going to beat?

BAD BEAT: none

 

NFC WEST

 

BEST WIN: Arizona believes that before their QB went down last year they were the best team in the NFC. Well if that beat down they just put on the Bears in Chicago is any indicator they may be the best this year. Arizona won 48-23 as 2 point road favorites.

WORST LOSS: The 49ers felt pretty good about their defense after a 20-3 opening day win against The Vikings. In week 2 against Pittsburgh, San Fran scored 2 less point than in week 1 but gave up 40 more. Back to the drawing board.

BAD BEAT: none