It’s time to overreact.
With Week 1 just about in the books, we finally have an idea what the NFL might look like in 2020. Chances are, we’ll make far too much out of what we saw in the opening week and let it cloud judgment in Week 2.
The week’s best matchup might be a “Sunday Night Football” tilt between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. Both teams won their openers, and their last handful of meetings — including an iconic Super Bowl — have been nail-biters. Early odds peg Seattle as a slight four-point favorite in their first home game at an empty CenturyLink Field, a stadium typically known as one of the loudest in the NFL.
Points might be at a premium with two of the NFL’s best secondary units on the field, as the total currently is set at just 44 despite two MVP-caliber quarterbacks in Cam Newton and Russell Wilson.
Here are the rest of the lines and totals for Week 2.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 17
Cincinnati Bengals at (-6) Cleveland Browns
SUNDAY, SEPT. 20
Atlanta Falcons at (-7) Dallas Cowboys
(-5.5) Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
Carolina Panthers at (-8.5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denver Broncos at (-6) Pittsburgh Steelers
Detroit Lions at (-5.5) Green Bay Packers
Jacksonville Jaguars at (-11) Tennessee Titans
Los Angeles Rams at (-3) Philadelphia Eagles
Minnesota Vikings at (-3) Indianapolis Colts
New York Giants at (-5.5) Chicago Bears
(-7.5) San Francisco 49ers at New York Jets
Washington Football Team at (-7) Arizona Cardinals
(-6.5) Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans
(-8.5) Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers
New England Patriots at (-4) Seattle Seahawks
MONDAY, SEPT. 21
(-5.5) New Orleans Saints at Las Vegas Raiders
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