NFL Week 2 Spreads, Money Lines and Totals
Last year two of the biggest surprise teams were the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles. The Vikings entered the season with low expectations but finished with a 13-4 record to wrest the NFC North Division title away from the Green Bay Packer dynasty.
However, in the NFC Playoffs, Minnesota pulled a “Viking” and stumbled to the New York Giants. For the 2023 season, the Detroit Lions are the hottest NFC North ticket on the future market. Fans remain skeptical of the Vikings' ability to repeat their 2022 performance. The Vikings open Week 2 of the 2023 season with a Thursday night clash with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Speaking of hot tickets in the future market, Philadelphia fits the bill. The Eagles are coming off an excellent performance in the 2023 NFL Draft. Still, some Wise Guys don’t like all of the public attention the Eagles are getting. Also, everything went right for the Eagles in 2022. And that Football Gods rarely allow a near-perfect season to be repeated.
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NFL Week 2 Schedule
One of the most interesting teams for the 2023 season is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the retirement of quarterback Tom Brady, the Bucs moved on by acquiring the mercurial Baker Mayfield. At the onset of his career, Mayfield was the top draft pick of the Cleveland Browns. And in 2020, Mayfield led the Browns to a resurgence that ended in the AFC Divisional Playoffs. With gamblers sucked into the hype, Mayfield and the Browns went on to implode.
Mayfield was moved to the Carolina Panthers last year and was later shipped to the Los Angeles Rams. Mayfield had a couple of good games with the Rams. And that was enough for the desperate Buccaneers to take a flier on what has become damaged goods. In Week 2, the Buccaneers will host the Chicago Bears.
Last year, Bear fans rejoiced at the arrival of first round draft pick Justin Fields. One of the continuous weaknesses of the Bears through the decades has been poor quarterbacking. You would almost have to try to be as inept as the Bears have been at continually finding bad quarterbacks. But fans believe that Fields is the answer to their prayers. Last year was a rough go for Fields. His on-the-job training was a nightmare. And it was not aided by much in the way of support.
NBC Sunday Night Football will offer a strong AFC East Division rivalry matchup between the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. New England suffered from a popgun offense and some bizarre losses to finish 8-9 last year. Meanwhile, the Dolphins rallied to make the playoffs despite losing oft-injured quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Gamblers get the treat of a Week 2 Monday Night doubleheader. The Carolina Panthers will host the New Orleans Saints to begin the evening. And one hour later, one of the great and ancient rivalries will kick off as the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Cleveland Browns.
Of course, all eyes will be on Carolina quarterback Bryce Young, the first overall pick of the 2023 NFL Draft out of Alabama. Conversely, the Saints acquired Derek Carr from the Las Vegas Raiders to fill their quarterback job.
Last year the Steelers recovered from a terrible start in a rebuilding year to finish 9-8. The strong close has given them momentum and optimism about a potential playoff return.
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