Week 2 of the NFL season is already here, which means everyone is in mid-season, overreaction form after week one's results.
Houston and Cincy stink. The Jaguars and Chiefs will meet in the AFC Championship game. Jared Goff is a god.
Let's all take a deep breath. It's a long season.
Before we dig into point spreads for week 2, let's quickly review a few of my picks from last week.
The good: I told you the Raiders should have been favorites, and sure enough they won outright in Tennessee.
The bad: The Broncos provided betters with a tough-to-stomach push after giving up two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and missing a field goal late that would have covered.
The ugly: Houston … yeah I may have been just slightly wrong on taking the Texans.
Let's take a gander now at the NFL odds for week 2 of the 2017 season.
Cincinnati -6 vs. Houston
I really don't think Houston will come out flat again two weeks in a row. Take the Texans to win outright with a juicy moneyline of plus 220 on Deshaun Watson's birthday.
Tennessee -2 at Jacksonville
It's not that the Titans didn't look good last week, it's just that Oakland looked a bit better. I'm also not buying Jaguars stock simply because they knocked off an emotionally spent Houston team in week 1.
— RN 77,81,84. (@vinny_lamonica) September 12, 2017
Baltimore -8 vs. Cleveland
Sportswriters all summer: "The Browns will be the worst team in the NFL in 2017."
Jets and Colts: "Hold my beer."
Take Cleveland to keep it close.
Carolina -7 vs. Buffalo
I refuse to take the Panthers based on how they played in San Francisco last week.
Take the Bills and the points.
New England -6.5 at New Orleans
I don't like betting against New Orleans at home, but I don't like betting against an angry Tom Brady even more.
Patriots put up a ton of points.
Arizona -7.5 at Indianapolis
Two franchises whose window of opportunity has passed, but until Andrew Luck returns behind center, I'd bet against the Colts more often than not.
Here's the Lamarcus Joyner pick-6. Rams defense led by Wade Phillips embarrassing the Colts. pic.twitter.com/upiSG90YRf
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 10, 2017
Kansas City -6 vs. Philadelphia
Last week I told you the average Joe was betting too hard on the Patriots and to take Kansas City and all those points.
This week that theory works against a Chiefs' squad that I don't believe should be favored by nearly a touchdown. Take Philly to cover.
Pittsburgh -5.5 vs Minnesota
Yes, Sam Bradford had an amazing showing last Monday night against New Orleans, but that Saints defense is a hot mess. Take the Steelers to win by 7.
Tampa Bay -7 vs. Chicago
Tough game to pick since Tampa Bay didn't play in week 1, but the Bears showed a lot of grit and determination in a contest it almost won against Atlanta last week. Mike Glennon managed the game against the Falcons with 213 yards passing, 1 touchdown, and no interceptions, and you had better believe he has revenge on his mind against his old team.
Los Angeles Chargers -4 vs. Miami
Similar to Tampa Bay versus Chicago, this game is tough to judge since Miami also didn't play last week. However, I always enjoy a late, soul-crushing interception by Jay Cutler to help the other team cover the spread. Take the No-Longer-San-Diego Chargers.
Jay Cutler threw this game-sealing interception with all of his might https://t.co/9rYQrcBYfw
— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) November 20, 2016
Oakland -13.5 vs. New York Jets
Los Angeles Rams -3 vs. Washington
Let's all calm down about the Rams who defeated what might be the worst team in the NFL by season's end in the Colts. And while I know the Redskins looked bad in the second half against Philly last week, I like them to win by a field goal in the ghost town that is the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.
Dallas -2.5 at Denver
This feels like a grind-it-out, low-scoring affair with the Cowboys relying on Ezekiel Elliott to get tough yards just as he did last Sunday night against the Giants. Take Dallas to win by three.
Seattle -14 vs. San Francisco
The Seahawks will be facing the polar opposite of last week's quarterback in Aaron Rodgers. Expect at least one Brian Hoyer pass to go back the other way for a touchdown in a Seattle rout.
If Brian Hoyer starts next week….. https://t.co/rHJLAGjTtb
— isaac(#FreeMonta) (@Stat4Stat) September 10, 2017
Atlanta -3 vs. Green Bay
Forget the point spread if you're betting on this one. Take the over at 54.5.
New York Giants -3 vs. Detroit
The Lions always make me nervous in big games be it regular or post-season. Take the Giants at home on Monday Night Football.