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NFL Week 2 schedule: Making a case for each favorite

The NFL Week 2 schedule is upon us after a wild first weekend, and we look at how the favorites can handle their business.

New York Giants at Washington Football Team (-3.5)

Washington is without Ryan Fitzpatrick, but the Giants have a bad offensive line against one of the league’s best front sevens. Should be enough.

Buffalo Bills (-3.5) at Miami Dolphins

Buffalo has to win this game or go 0-2 in a brutal conference. The Bills will come out firing against the Dolphins, who were swept by them last year.

Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears (-3)

Chicago moved the ball against the Rams, getting across midfield on almost every drive. The Bears will capitalize this week.

Denver Broncos (-6) at Jacksonville Jaguars

Did you see the Jaguars last week?

Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns (-12.5)

The Texans won in Week 1,  but the Browns might be a top-three team in football. They cruise over an overmatched Houston squad.

Los Angeles Rams (-4) at Indianapolis Colts

Matthew Stafford looked great in his Los Angeles debut, the defense was solid and right now, the Colts are an injured mess.

Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers (-5.5)

Love the Steelers here, at home with the Raiders coming off a short week coming cross-country. Screams tough spot for Las Vegas.

New England Patriots (-6) at New York Jets

Zach Wilson has a bright future, but his present is getting hit a ton behind the league’s worst line.


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New Orleans Saints (-3.5) at Carolina Panthers

If Jameis Winston avoids mistakes, the Saints will win games. Carolina is talented, but New Orleans is a better team.

San Francisco 49ers (-3.5) at Philadelphia Eagles

Few teams have more talent than the 49ers, who are likely getting chewed out all week for lambast blowing a 41-17 lead to Detroit. They’ll be ready after watching Philadelphia pummel Atlanta.

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-12.5)

Speaking of Atlanta, see above. Good luck.

Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals (-4.5)

Arizona was awfully impressive in Week 1, beating Tennessee 38-13. Minnesota was dreadful in a loss to Cincinnati. Not much faith in the Vikings keeping pace.


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Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers (-3)

Los Angeles has a terrific quarterback, good weapons and some stars on defense. Dallas has the same. The difference is the coaching staff.

Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks (-5.5)

Love the Seahawks here. They play the Titans, who looked lost with new offensive coordinator Todd Downing. It won’t fly in Seattle.

Kansas City Chiefs (-3.5) at Baltimore Ravens

The Chiefs can score on anybody, and the Ravens are 0-3 facing Patrick Mahomes. Also, Kansas City likely gets Tyrann Mathieu and Frank Clark back this week.

Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (-10.5)

It’s a must-win for the Packers, who get the Lions at Lambeau Field in primetime.

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