When it comes to NFL preseason football there are two types of winners:
- The rookies, un-drafted free agents and hopefuls who earn roster spots.
- Everyone who uses my NFL preseason week 2 parlay picks to bet big!
— NFL (@NFL) August 16, 2015
Analyzing My NFL Preseason Week 2 Parlay Picks
Two-Team Parlay Pick
- Minnesota Vikings
- Cincinnati Bengals
Analysis: The Raiders played very well versus the St. Louis Rams in Week 1 of the NFL Pre-season. Oakland’s D held the Rams to only 285 total yards. What was really impressive was how Oakland kept the Rams’ rushing attack to only 86 yards.
But the Raiders play a really good team in Minnesota on Saturday. The Vikings are in mid-season form after having beaten Pittsburgh 14 to 3 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26 to 16 in their 2 pre-season games so far this season. Minnesota’s second and third string players are rocking it. Both Teddy Bridgewater and Shaun Hill looked great under center. The Vikes’ defense has been solid. Vikings should roll.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
Location: Tampa, FL
Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
Game Total: N/A
Radio: Cincinnati vs Tampa Bay
TV Info: ESPN
Stream: Watch ESPN
Analysis: Welcome to the NFL, Jameis Winston. Winston faced one of the better defenses in the NFL in the Minnesota Vikings’ D in Week 1 of the NFL Pre-season. He went 9 out of 19 for 131 yards and an interception. Winston’s QB rating ended up at 48.4. One of the analysts for the game mentioned that Winston has a long throwing motion. That’s not good.
Things don’t get any easier for Jameis in this matchup. The Bengals are going to rough him up like nobody’s business. Better now than during the regular season, right?
The Bengals’ offense line is exceptional. It accounted for 224 yards on the ground out of 42 carries versus the New York Giants. That’s a 5.4 yard per carry average. Cincinnati’s starter at running back, Jeremy Hill, only had 2 carries versus the Giants. Tampa Bay’s defense is going to have trouble in this matchup while Winston should get rocked a few times.
Three-Team Parlay Pick
Analysis: Denver isn’t worried about Peyton Manning retiring. You wouldn’t either as a GM if you had a guy like former Arizona State product Brock Osweiler backing up Manning. Osweiler went 15 out of 20 for 151 yards and a TD. This was versus Seattle’s defense in the Broncos’ 22 to 20 win over the Seahawks’ in NFL Pre-season Week 1. Osweiler manufactured 5 Denver TD drives.
He should have the same success versus Houston’s defense. The Texans will have to rest their star players on D, including JJ Watt, because the defense is going to carry this team in 2015. Both Bryan Hoyer and Ryan Mallett looked good versus San Francisco last week. But, it probably won’t be enough versus the Denver Broncos.
Denver is a different team this year than last. They appear to be more focused. With Osweiler leading the charge on the Broncos’ offense, Houston is likely to drop this matchup on the money line.