Week 2 of the NFL kicks off this Friday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers.
After an unforgettable Week 1, punters will be eager for another go at America’s favourite betting sport.
There are 16 games to enjoy this week and there’s some mouthwatering clashes throughout.
NFL Week 2 Tips
10:20am Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers @ Bank of America Stadium
Carolina may have lost to the LA Rams last week, but they hung in there and made them work for the win.
That’s going to hold them in good stead for this game and on the other side of the coin, Tampa Bay were awful.
It should be another long season for the Buccs’, especially if quarterback Jameis Winston continues to struggle.
We’re favouring the Panthers to score a relatively comfortable win at home to kick off Week 2 of the NFL.
Betting tip: Panthers –6.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Panthers by 16
3:00am San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals @ Paul Brown Stadium
The 49ers were impressive when beating the Buccaneers last week but the opposition gets harder here.
Cincinnati lost by a point to Seattle and that was a game they could have won. They had multiple chances to drive down the field but they couldn’t get into field goal range.
However, we were still impressed by what Andy Dalton came out with. The experience QB looked better than Jimmy Garappolo did in his respective game last week.
Close game expected here but going with the home side.
Betting tip: Bengals to win @ $1.80 Bet Now
Bengals by 3
3:00am LA Chargers vs. Detroit Lions @ Ford Field
It didn’t come quite as easy as expected last week for the Chargers, but they got the job done.
They defeated the Colts in overtime but they controlled the game throughout and never really looked threatened.
Detroit also went into overtime where it remained a draw. That came against the Arizona Cardinals, which were down and out.
The Lions let the Cards right back into the game and that can’t be giving them any confidence coming into this game against an offensively-potent team.
Betting tip: Chargers to win @ $1.71 Bet Now
Chargers by 7
3:00am Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers @ Lambeau Field
Two Week 1 winners face off in one of the more heated rivalries in the NFL.
Minnesota were terrific winners last week when stifling the Atlanta Falcons. The 28-12 win could have looked better on paper, but they let the foot off the gas in the final quarter.
For the Packers, their defense was insane against Chicago. Allowing only three points, this much-improved defense showed what they’re all about.
Aaron Rodgers didn’t really get going, but watch out if he does.
Betting tip: Packers to win @ $1.60 Bet Now
Packers by 5
3:00am Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans @ Nissan Stadium
Tennessee had one of the more impressive Week 1 wins when beating the Browns 43-13.
The one-sided display showed just how good they can be when healthy. Marcus Mariota was solid at the quarterback position and their defense was their best attribute.
Indy looked good in their overtime loss to the Chargers, but the adrenaline of playing Week 1 football will have gone away now.
They’re due for a downturn this week and that’s going to play into the hands of the well-prepared Titans.
Betting tip: Titans –3.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Titans by 7
3:00am New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins @ Hard Rock Stadium
New England scored a massive 33-3 win over the Steelers last week and they will prove tough to beat again.
Miami, on the other hand, were dreadful against the Ravens. They lost 59-10 and there wasn’t a positive to take from the defeat.
Dolphins did manage to beat New England once last season and they often play them tough. However, we can’t confidently back a team that is struggling on both sides of the ball.
Stick with the Patriots despite the line being big.
Betting tip: Patriots –18.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Patriots by 21
3:00am Buffalo Bills vs. New York Giants @ MetLife Stadium
Buffalo came into MetLife Stadium and got the win over the Jets last week. They could go back-to-back at the stadium by beating the Giants.
New York started well against the Dallas Cowboys but fell apart soon after. They were horrible on both sides of the ball and Eli Manning has seemingly lost all confidence.
Saquon Barkley is their saving grace, but running backs can’t do everything. The offensive line isn’t good enough to provide him every chance of succeeding.
Bills could win again.
Betting tip: Bills to win @ $1.84 Bet Now
Bills by 6
3:00am Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers @ Heinz Field
Seattle narrowly escaped with the win over the Bengals last week and they face another stiff rival.
Pittsburgh were hopeless against New England, but they don’t often lose consecutive games and bouncing back is on their radar.
It’s tough to line both teams up. Seattle is always tough to beat but Pittsburgh are playing at home and that can make all the difference.
Little between these two teams, but we’re giving the edge to Pitt in what could be a thrilling contest.
Betting tip: Steelers –4.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Steelers by 7
3:00am Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins @ FedEx Field
The Dallas Cowboys were dominant last week against New York Giants and another win could be in store.
Dak Prescott was very good at the QB position and his receivers came up trumps. That’s going to give them plenty of confidence going forward.
Washington got out to a good lead against the Eagles but couldn’t hold onto it. Despite losing, they will be confidence coming into this week playing on home soil.
Bookmakers aren’t given Washington much respect but this game could be closer than expected.
Betting tip: Redskins +5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Redskins by 3
3:00am Arizona Cardinals vs. Baltimore Ravens @ M&T Bank Stadium
The battle of the young quarterbacks should be an exciting contest this Monday morning.
Kyler Murray led the Cardinals to a big comeback last week and coming away with a draw against the Lions was a good result.
He started the game off horribly, but mustered late and showed off his throwing ability.
However, the best quarterback in Week 1 was Lamar Jackson. He was almost perfect for the Ravens and we’re loving his chances to win again.
Ravens are stiff on defense and that could give Murray fits.
Betting tip: Ravens –12.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Ravens by 14
3:00am Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans @ NRG Stadium
Jacksonville lost quarterback Nick Foles to a serious injury and they could lose their season because of it.
They fought well against the Kansas City Chiefs but the damage might be done now.
Houston were unlucky losers to the Saints on Tuesday. It was a thrilling game where Deshaun Watson looked to have secured the game-winning touchdown with 40 seconds to go.
However, that was enough time for the Saints to kick a winning field goal.
The Texans are the better team here and they should show why.
Betting tip: Texans -10 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Texans by 14
6:05am Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders @ RingCentral Coliseum
Both teams are coming off Week 1 wins but we’re predicting a Kansas City Chiefs win here.
Led by another quality showing from QB Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs showed why they were the preseason favourites to win the Super Bowl.
They did it easy against the Jaguars and although Oakland won as well, they struggled to put away the Denver Broncos.
There will be plenty of points posted here and most of them will come from the Chiefs.
Bookmakers are offering a good line for Chiefs’ backers.
Betting tip: Chiefs –7.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Chiefs by 16
6:25am Chicago Bears vs. Denver Broncos @ Empower Field
The Bears were the big disappointing last week but we’re not expecting that poor form to last.
Chicago went 12-4 last season and starting 0-2 would be a nightmare for the fan base. They’re clearly a better team than that and it could show against the Broncos.
Joe Flacco didn’t have a good outing in his first game for Denver on Tuesday. He struggled to impress and the Broncos didn’t offer up much.
That came against an average Oakland team, so they should struggle to beat the Bears.
Betting tip: Bears to win @ $1.70 Bet Now
Bears by 10
6:25am New Orleans Saints vs. LA Rams @ LA Memorial Coliseum
This could be the game of the round as two Week 1 winners do battle on Monday.
The Saints scored an unbelievable win over the Texans on Tuesday and how they recover from that high will be interesting.
They’re facing the Rams, which did what they needed to do last week. LA Rams defeated Carolina in Carolina, and that’s not an easy thing to do.
We’re confident the Rams are the better team, but this will be a close game and we wouldn’t be surprised either way.
Betting tip: Rams to win @ $1.69 Bet Now
Rams by 6
10:20am Philadelphia Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons @ Mercedes Benz Stadium
There wasn’t much to get excited about for Falcons’ fans last week. They were flat against the Vikings but improvement is expected this week.
The Eagles left their run late, but they really powered home in the second half to beat the Washington Redskins.
Bookmakers have little between these teams in Week 2, which is surprising. The Falcons do play better at home under the roof but we didn’t see enough to back them confidently.
Going with the Eagles here.
Betting tip: Eagles to win @ $1.78 Bet Now
Saints by 18
10:15am Cleveland Browns vs. New York Jets @ MetLife Stadium
The Browns showed that even know you have the names on paper, it doesn’t mean they’ll play as a team.
It was an awful performance from the Browns, in particular from quarterback Bake Mayfield. He had three interceptions and never really got his mind into the game.
A better performance is expected this week and the same goes for the Jets, which gave up a lead against the Bills.
A close game expected here but we’ll tip the Browns.
Betting tip: Browns to win @ $1.68 Bet Now
Browns by 7