Let’s not waste any time. We both know why you are here. You want my top NFL week 2 upset betting picks. Remember these are not for the faint of heart. They are ulcer inducing, pink goop guzzling, upset picks. Without further adieu here they are.
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My NFL Week 2 Upset Picks
New England at Buffalo
Buffalo’s defense was absolutely brilliant versus Indianapolis in the Bills’ 27 to 14 upset victory over the Colts in Week 1. The defense forced QB Andrew Luck into a 26 of 49 day. Luck threw only 2 touchdown passes. He added 2 interceptions. The Bills allowed only 64 rushing yards and 240 total yards. New England’s Tom Brady usually owns the Bills. He doesn’t own Rex Ryan coached teams. Ryan always finds a way for his teams to cover the spread versus New England. In this matchup, Ryan is going to find a way for Buffalo to beat New England straight up.
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Tennessee (-1.5) at Cleveland (+1.5)
Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota is one heck of a football player. He proved that in Week 1 by drubbing the Tampa Bay defense for 209 yards and 4 touchdown passes. Tampa Bay’s defense is terrible. Cleveland’s defense is actually decent. Cornerback Joe Haden and safety Donte Whitner are two of the best at their positions. Because Josh McCown has a concussion, Johnny Manziel is likely to get the start. Manziel can have success versus Tennessee’s D. Expect Cleveland to beat the Titans in this matchup.
Dallas at Philadelphia (-5)
There is no doubt that Philadelphia started to get its offense going versus Atlanta’s defense in the second half of their 24 to 26 loss to the Falcons. What’s worrisome if you are an Eagles’ fan is that Atlanta rushed for 105 yards while the Eagles rushed for only 103. Philly will try to establish the running game in this matchup. Dallas’ already has a great rushing attack. The Cowboys figure to use it even more than usual in this matchup because WR Dez Bryant is out. Expect QB Tony Romo to manage a great game. In the money line upset of the week, Dallas beats Philadelphia straight up.
Seattle at Green Bay (+3.5)
Green Bay’s offense looked great against Chicago in Week 1. The Packers rushed for 133 yards against the Bears’ defense. QB Aaron Rodgers only threw for 189 yards. He tossed 3 touchdown passes. But, here’s the thing, what chance does Green Bay have of establishing the run in this matchup? They definitely have a less of a chance than they had last week. What’s equally worrisome is that Green Bay allowed Chicago to rush for 189 yards. Beast Mode and the Seahawks upset Green Bay at Lambeau on Sunday.
NY Jets at Indianapolis (+7)
The Jets rushed for 154 yards versus the Browns in Week 1. Indianapolis allowed Buffalo to rush for 147 yards in Week 1. The Jets’ defense gave up only 321 yards and 10 points to Cleveland. Yes, Indianapolis is going to score in this game. But the Colts’ D has little chance of stopping the Jets’ rushing attack. What it means is that even though the Colts are likely to win this, it’s going to be closer than what the point spread implies. The Jets to cover the spread is the play.