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NFL Week 2 schedule: 5 teams on upset alert

Which five teams should be on upset alert this weekend? We take a look at the NFL Week 2 schedule and make the calls.

5. Seattle Seahawks (-6.5) vs. Tennessee Titans

The Seahawks are home and the better team, but the Titans have the ability to score in droves with the right play-calling (looking at you, Todd Downing). Tennessee was blown out in its own building but the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, and needs desperately to bounce back. If the Seahawks aren’t at peak efficiency on the offensive side, they run the risk of losing in a shootout against a desperate team with Derrick Henry, Julio Jones and A.J. Brown.


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4. Los Angeles Rams (-3.5) at Indianapolis Colts

Another matchup between the AFC South and NFC West. Los Angeles looked great against the Chicago Bears on Sunday night, rolling to a 34-14 victory. Now, Matthew Stafford and the Rams travel to Indy where the Colts are looking to avoid going 0-2, with both defeats at Lucas Oil Stadium. For Indianapolis, this comes down to far better play in the trenches, an area where Seattle bullied it.

3. New Orleans Saints (-3.5) at Carolina Panthers

Carolina and New Orleans are both 1-0 heading into a divisional tilt. The Saints were incredibly impressive in their 38-3 hammering of the Green Bay Packers, with new starting quarterback Jameis Winston throwing five touchdowns without a turnover. Meanwhile, the Panthers have Sam Darnold under center, and he looked confident in a win over the New York Jets. New Orleans is without corner Marshon Lattimore (thumb) and receiver Michael Thomas (ankle). Is that enough to portend an upset?


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2. Buffalo Bills (-3.5) at Miami Dolphins

The Bills are the better team here, despite being 0-1 while the Dolphins are 1-0. However, Buffalo is on the road, and Miami has to be feeling strong after knocking off Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots up in Foxboro last weekend. Additionally, the Bills are superior but it might not be by the margin we thought. It’s a huge opportunity for the Dolphins to win as a home underdog and really put pressure on Buffalo in the AFC East.

1. Chicago Bears (-2.5) vs. Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals have enough offensively to be a problem for the Bears. Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow looked all the way back from a torn ACL, and rookie receiver Ja’Marr Chase had a 100-yard game in his NFL debut. Chicago will eventually go to first-year quarterback Justin Fields, but until then, Andy Dalton makes the Bears offense vulnerable.

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