I don’t know about you, but how fun was the first week of NFL preseason action? We feasted on sixteen games scheduled over four glorious days.
Week 2 gets even better. Seven of the sixteen preseason games will be nationally televised. Saturday will feature an eight-game smorgasbord. There are at least two games a day from Thursday until Sunday. And we welcome the return of Monday Night Football.
NFL Preseason Week 2 Schedule All times ET.
— Lions at Redskins, 7:30 p.m.
— Bills at Browns, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
— Falcons at Jets, 7:30 p.m.
— Seahawks at Chiefs, 8 p.m. (NFL Network)
— Dolphins at Panthers, 7 p.m.
— Ravens at Eagles, 7 p.m. (NFL Network)
— Bears at Colts, 7:30 p.m.
— Jaguars at Giants, 7:30 p.m.
— Patriots at Saints, 7:30 p.m.
— Raiders at Vikings, 8 p.m.
— Broncos at Texans, 8 p.m.
— Chargers at Cardinals, 10 p.m. (NFL Network)
— Packers at Steelers, 1 p.m. (NFL Network)
— Rams at Titans, 8 p.m. (FOX)
— Cowboys at 49ers, 8 p.m.
— Bengals at Buccaneers, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NFL Preseason Week 2 Betting cheat Sheet
- Detroit at Washington – Washington’s Alfred Morris looked great in Week 1. Expect Morris to get another steady dose of carries.
- Buffalo at Cleveland – Buffalo’s starting Tyrod Taylor at QB in this game. He should do enough to put the Bills ahead.
- Atlanta at New York Jets – The Jets have to lean on Ryan Fitzpatrick now that Geno Smith is out with a broken jaw. No worries. Fitz is good enough to get J-E-T-S in front of Atlanta this week.
Pick: New York Jets
- Seattle at Kansas City – KC looked excellent in their 34 to 19 win over Arizona in Week 1 of the NFL Preseason. The offense is clicking on all cylinders. But, the Seahawks defense is coming together. Go with Seattle.
- Miami at Carolina – Miami wasn’t ready in NFL Pre-Season Week 1 versus Chicago. They won’t be ready versus Carolina on the road in Week 2.
- Baltimore at Philadelphia – This figures to be a high-scoring game. Baltimore scored 30 versus New Orleans in Week 1 while Philly put up 36 against Indianapolis. The Eagles are in the midst of a QB battle. They’ll win this matchup.
- Chicago at Indianapolis – Indianapolis should continue to rest their starters while Chicago wants to get on the same page with a new offense and new defense. The Bears take it.
- Jacksonville at New York Giants – Blake Bortles and the Jags’ offense looked very good versus Pitt’s defense in Week 1 of the NFL Pre-Season. Bortles should look equally good versus the Giants in Week 2.
- New England at New Orleans – Expect Jimmy Garoppolo to play at least 3 quarters again like he did versus the Packers. The Saints’ defense has plenty of holes. In a toss-up, take the home team.
Pick: New Orleans
- Oakland at Minnesota – Minnesota is the bet of the week. The team is in mid-season form. They should have no trouble versus the Raiders.
- Denver at Houston – Denver’s Brock Osweiler, Manning’s back-up at QB, can’t help but be effective. He accounted for 5 touchdown drives versus Seattle in NFL Pre-season Week 1.
- San Diego at Arizona – The Chargers’ defense played very well versus Dallas’ back-ups in Week 1. Arizona scored some points against KC’s back-ups. They’ll score just enough versus the Chargers backups.
- Green Bay at Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh can’t take the chance of playing Big Ben for more than a quarter. Green Bay will play Aaron Rodgers for at least a half.
Pick: Green Bay
- St. Louis at Tennessee – It’s tough to look past St. Louis’ defense in this matchup. They should give Tennessee QB Marcus Mariota another lesson.
Pick: St. Louis
- Dallas at San Francisco – Man, the 49’ers don’t look good. Dallas will play Tony Romo for a bit longer in Week 2.
- Cincinnati at Tampa Bay – Cincinnati’s offensive line might be the best in the NFL. Tampa Bay’s rookie QB Jameis Winston won’t be NFL ready until Week 10 during the regular season.