Week 2 NFL Betting Online: Top 10 Things We Learned
Every seasoned NFL betting online expert knows not to look too deeply into what happens in Week 1 and this NFL betting online year is no exception.
It may have been tempting to take the Giants (+4.5) against the Colts last night, after the horrible performance Indianapolis displayed in a Week 1 34-24 loss against the Houston Texans.
In the season opener, rather than Peyton Manning and the Colts offense stealing the show, it was Texans running back Arian Foster and the lack of an Indianapolis run defense that lead to 231 yards rushing and three touchdowns from the second-year tailback.
Peyton and the Colts, however, bounced back in Week 2 for a 38-14 dismantling of the Giants and left no doubt that the Colts are still the team to beat in the AFC. So what can we learn from this?
Please review the following tips before placing your bets for Week 3.
Below is a top ten list of what NFL bettors should take away from Week 2:
- Stop Betting Against The Texans
Houston was (-3) against Washington in Week 2 and the underdog hosting the Colts in their season opener. The Texans are 1-1-0 ATS so until the lines makers are able to adjust their value I would ride them until the beginning of October, at least.
- Never Bet Against Peyton Manning In A Nationally Televised Night Game
Peyton’s victory over the Giants this week on NFL Sunday Night Football proves why he is the best primetime player in the NFL. Any game he plays at 8 PM ET or later should be marked on your calendar.
- The Packers Are The Best Team In The NFC North
I love Aaron Rogers and line backer Clay Matthews is playing like the second coming of Lawrence Taylor. Chicago and Detroit have no chance in the NFC North Bet Conference and Minnesota looks like a riches-to-rags story.
- The Lions Are Better Than There 0-2 Record
I feel bad for the Motor City. After losing their first game on the worst call of the 2010-11 NFL betting online season and franchise quarterback Matt Stafford to a shoulder injury, it was doubtful that Detroit would be able to produce anything on offense against Philadelphia in Week 2. However, back-up quarterback Shaun Hill wasn’t bad against the Eagles leading his team to a fourth quarter comeback that fell a field goal short of victory. I love running back Jahvid Best, so there is still potential in Detroit.
- The Cowboys Are Overrated…Again
It has happened every year since Tony Romo was handed the starting job. Cowboys coach Wade Phillips has no business leading this team and owner Jerry Jones is still too involved. Stay away until further notice.
- Mario Williams Was The Right Guy To Pick #1 In The 2006 NFL Draft
Reggie Bush surrendered his Heisman (and broke up with Kim Kardashian) and Vince Young continues to get benched in Tennessee. The Houston Texans meanwhile, have improved their record every year since drafting Williams and now they have a running game. Scary. /li>
- The Jets Are Finally Better Than The Patriots
Their Week 2 NFL betting online matchup wasn’t close and the Jets deserved their 28-14 victory. New York has a stronger defense and their offense will continue to get better.
- Don’t Bet On The Redskins Unless You Don’t Mind Having A Remote Control Thrown
Through Your Flatscreen
A penalty on the final play gave Washington a Week 1 victory over the Cowboys and a missed overtime field goal caused the Redskins to fall in Week 2 to the Texans. Mike Shanahan needs to figure out how to not get outcoached in the second half for Washington to be successful.
- Is Jay Cutler Really This Good?
Don’t let his numbers fool you – 649 pass yards, five touchdowns and the most impressive stat, 1 interception. Cutler’s receivers have had an insane YAC (yards after catch) this NFL betting online season but, Cutler hasn’t made any impressive throws. His big test will be Week 3 against the Packers.
- Brett Favre Needs To Retire
Favre has four interceptions in two games and the Vikings are an unexpected 0-2. He should have retired but now he will have to continue to endure at least another six NFL betting online games without his favorite receiver Sidney Rice.
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