Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be favored over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2 of the … [+] Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season is rapidly approaching. It begins with the first Thursday Night Football branded game of the season, one that will feature the New York Giants and Washington Football Team going head-to-head.
This NFC East rivalry matchup should be exciting, especially after both teams started the new campaign with a loss this past weekend. The stakes are high and each side will be desperate for a win to keep its playoff dream alive.
Only 30 teams since 1990 have gone to make a postseason appearance after dropping back-to-back games out of the gate. Even last year—when the playoff bracket expanded to 14 teams—none of the 11 clubs to start the year 0-2 managed to reach the postseason.
The addition of a 17 th regular season game in 2021 slightly lessens the blow, but none of the 16 franchises that lost last week will be satisfied after Week 2 without getting back to .500. Teams like the Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers, all projected to be legitimate Super Bowl contenders this year, will be looking to bounce back in Week 2 following disappointing performances in their respective season-openers.
With teams now settling into a routine and the nerves from Week 1 in the rear-view, bettors will want to keep a close eye on the upcoming schedule of games. Handicappers can start to get a real feel for how each squad will fare this year after Week 2. With plenty of tape and statistics to glean information from, the betting lines will begin to tighten up towards the end of September.
Don’t let a chance to capitalize on another set of relatively soft lines slip by without taking advantage. Bookmakers are still setting odds for these Week 2 games based on the public perception of teams from last year, something sharper bettors can easily take advantage of.
If you seeking some assistance finding the best teams to back with your wagers or pool picks, you’ve come to the right place. You can find a set of betting trends and winning NFL predictions for some of this week’s top games below. Before getting to the picks, take a look at the table below for the complete schedule, start times, TV channels, live stream information and updated odds for every game on tap during Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season courtesy of FanDuel . NFL Week 2 Viewing And Betting Guide
Thursday Night Football will be live streamed via NFL.com , Sunday Night Football via NBC Sports and Monday Night Football via WatchESPN . NFL Week 2 Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bengals have gone 47-32-3 ATS (against the spread) as a road team since 2011 . With a cover rate of 59.5%, the Bengals have been the second-best club in football to bet as visitors over the last decade. After winning and covering in Week 1 at […]