With the first week now in the rear-view mirror, we get to look ahead to NFL Week 2 odds and point spreads. To be blunt, a lot has changed over the course of the past several days around the league.
Despite a Week 1 loss, rookie No. 1 pick Joe Burrow and the Bengals looked darn good. They’ll open up Week 2 against a Cleveland Browns squad that was torched by the Baltimore Ravens in its opener. That game will open the second week of the season.
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns
Point spread: Browns -6 (over/under 45.5)
Bengals kicker Randy Bullock suffered a calf injury in Week 1 that led directly to him shanking a would-be game-tying field goal in a narrow loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. This is something to keep an eye on given how close Thursday night’s game and with it coming on a short week.
San Francisco 49ers at New York Jets
Point spread: 49ers -6.5 (over/under 43.5)
San Francisco was without rookie first-round pick Brandon Aiyuk and No. 1 receiver Deebo Samuel in last week’s loss to the Cardinals. George Kittle is banged up. While the 49ers should be able to handle New York without much of an issue, the over/under here seems a bit high taking all of that into account.
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
Point spread: Bills -4 (over/under 41.5)
Buffalo’s top-notch defense yielded just 52 rushing yards and forced two turnovers in last week’s win over the New York Jets. Miami’s three-headed monster in the backfield went for 69 total yards on the ground. If the Bills force Ryan Fitzpatrick to beat them in the pasing game, that four-point line seems a bit generous for Miami.
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Point spread: Packers -5.5 (over/under 46)
We already know that Aaron Rodgers torched the Vikings’ defense last week. That wasn’t a huge surprise. Mitchell Trubisky’s three touchdown performance in the fourth quarter of last week’s comeback win over Detroit was surprising. Before that, Trubisky had tossed three touchdowns or more seven times in his career. What do think that says about Rodgers’ prospects in Week 2?
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Minnesota Vikings at Indianapolis Colts
Point spread: Colts -3 (over/under 46.5)
Including last week’s two-interception performance in his debut as the Colts’ starter, Philip Rivers has tossed multiple interceptions in five of his past eight starts. These picks doomed Indianapolis against a bad Jaguars team in Week 1. It’s hard to pick a quarterback who struggles with turnovers at this late stage in his career.
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Point spread: Buccaneers -8 (over/under 48.5)
One has to wonder if Tom Brady’s lackluster performance in Week 1 will have wide-ranging ramifications in Tampa Bay. Bruce Arians seemed to call him out a lot after the six-time Super Bowl champion threw two interceptions in his Buccaneers debut. Will there be drama in Tampa Bay this week with the …read more