Week 2 NFL Lines Actually Like the Eagles, Expect Patriots to Shoot Down Cardinals


Week 2 NFL Lines Actually Like the Eagles, Expect Patriots to Shoot Down CardinalsIf you had a rough week in your Week 1 pick 'em pool, chances are you probably weren't alone.

As is usually the case, there were some surprises in the first week of the season, and even the oddsmakers had some issues forecasting things.

However, we now have a better idea of what's going on with the league, so hopefully Week 2 is a little bit more successful for everyone. 

Here are this week's lines, courtesy of Bovada.lv.

Tampa Bay at NY Giants (-7)

The Giants looked bad last week losing to the Cowboys at home. The Bucs were impressive in a divisional win over a division rival in the Panthers. Naturally, the Giants are favored by seven this week.

Arizona at New England (-14)

Remember when the Patriots were a six-point favorite last week against the Titans? The days of those slam dunks may be over. They may be really over if the Patriots wipe the floor with the Cardinals and cover this two-touchdown spread.

Minnesota (-2) at Indianapolis

The Vikings are probably the much better team, but the idea of a home underdog playing its first home game under their new franchise quarterback is going to be way too much for some bettors to pass up. 

New Orleans (-3) at Carolina

The Saints were whitewashed by Robert Griffin III and the Redskins last week. Because of it, they're only a three-point favorite against a Carolina squad that had an ugly showing against Tampa last week. 

Kansas City at Buffalo (-3)

Both of these teams got their doors blown off in Week 1, and now they get to square off in Week 2. Both defenses looked brutal last week, and there are plenty of playmakers on each side, although Fred Jackson will sit for the Bills. Even so, they're giving three.

Baltimore at Philadelphia (-3)

The Ravens shellacked the Bengals and looked amazing doing so. The Eagles squeaked by the Bengals (!) and looked "Ehhh" in the process. Add it all up, and the Eagles are three-point favorites this week in Philly. Wait, what?

Oakland (-3) at Miami

The Raiders and the Dolphins will play a football game this weekend. The Raiders are favored to win that football game by at least three points. Moving on.

Cleveland at Cincinnati (-7)

How bad are the Browns? So bad that the the Bengals are a full touchdown and the PAT better going into this week's matchup, according to Vegas.

Houston (-7) at Jacksonville 

The Texans looked really good last week albeit against the Dolphins. They could be poised for a big defensive showing this week against the lowly Jags. Good times in the AFC South.

Dallas (-3) at Seattle

Is there any outcome in this game that would surprise you?

Tennessee at San Diego (-6)

The Titans look to get on the board after being dump-trucked by the Patriots last week when they travel to San Diego to take on a Chargers team that beat the Raiders last week. 

Washington (-3) at St. Louis

The RG3 Show heads to St. Louis, and the Redskins are road favorites. Is the kid that good? We'll find out this weekend.

NY Jets at Pittsburgh (-5)

The Jets had an offensive explosion (no, seriously) last week against the Bills, but things are likely to be a little more difficult this week. However, this rematch of the 2011 AFC Championship will be lacking some star power. Troy Polamalu and James Harrison are expected to be inactives for Pittsburgh, while Darrelle Revis and Dustin Keller aren't expected to travel to Pittsburgh.

Detroit at San Francisco (-7)

There's a good chance that the 49ers will win this game; they were one of Week 1's most impressive teams. Whether or not they cover this seven-point spread against one of the league's best aerial attacks is another story.

Denver at Atlanta (-3)

The Broncos and Falcons meet in the dome down in Atlanta on Monday night. There may be a lot of points scored.

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