After a rough start of upsets in the opening weekend that saw our NFL betting tips struggle, I will be hoping to turn it around with my 2015 NFL Week 2 betting tips & preview. First we look at the opening game which takes place on Friday morning Australian time and then we will be looking at some interesting Monday match-ups.
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Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs – Friday, September 18 at 10:25am AEST
The Denver Broncos somehow managed to pull off a 19-13 win against Baltimore in a game that had no touchdowns. Peyton Manning (39 years old) looked slow and that could equal trouble this week especially the way the Kansas City defense got to the quarterback in week 1. They had five sacks against Houston and will go into this game with a lot of confidence.
Kansas City’s quarterback Alex Smith looked good against Houston. Smith went 22 of 33 for 243 yards. He seems to have more of a variety of weapons around him this season and Denver will have to face a healthy Jamaal Charles who put 103 yards on the ground in week 1. The player everyone should be keeping an eye on is the big Tight End from Ohio. Travis Kelce looks like he could have a break out season. At 6’5 and 260 pounds he is going to be a problem for every defense this season. Kelce ripped into the Houston Texans in week 1 going for 106 yards and two touchdowns. In front of a home crowd at Arrowhead Stadium I like the Chiefs.
Tip: Kansas City Chiefs at the line (-3.0) - $1.86 at Sportsbet
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles – Monday, September 21 at 6:25am AEST
The Dallas Cowboys got away with murder in week 1 and the one point win against the Giants came with a cost. Injuries to star receiver Dez Bryant and defensive end Randy Gregory means Dallas will start this game as about five point underdogs. This will be the second divisional game for Dallas in as many weeks.
The NFC East rivals the Philadelphia Eagles looked very shaky in the first half against Atlanta. Especially quarterback Sam Bradford. Although I think we have to give him a hall pass as he has not played a regular season game for almost 100 weeks. Bradford came out in the second half and went 21 of 25 for 219 yards and looked much more settled. I think this is the quarterback we will most likely see against Dallas and with the help of former Dallas running back DeMarco Murray (who will surely play with a chip on his shoulder) I like the Eagles by a touchdown.
Tip: Philadelphia Eagles at the line (-4.5) - $1.87 at CrownBet
Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers – Monday, September 21 at 10:30am AEST
It looks like the Seahawks will start the season 0-2 after a 31-34 loss to the St Louis Rams. They now have the tough task of facing the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. A red light for Seattle will be the fact that quarter back Russel Wilson was sacked 6 times in week 1. Green Bay’s Line backers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers will be licking their lips if Seattle’s Offensive line plays anything like they did in week 1.
The line for this game is currently -3.5 (GB) and it looks like it could climb. The Packers are 7-2 in home openers under head coach Mike McCarthy and 6-1 when Aaron Rogers starts at QB. Rogers has thrown 418 passes in the regular-season at home “without” an interception. I’ll take Packers by at least a touchdown.
Tip: Green Bay Packers at the line (-3.5) - $1.90 at CrownBet
New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts – Tuesday, September 22 at 10:30am AEST
The Colts got whooped by a very physical Buffalo Bills team in week 1 and I think it will actually help them moving forward. There is now a lot of talk that the Colts are a “soft” team and can’t match it with any of the more physical teams. This is just the sort of fuel that can pick a very talented team off the canvas.
The line is up to -7.0 (IND) which is kind of crazy and maybe a knee jerk reaction to week 1’s results. The Jets are not as good as they looked and the Colts are not as bad as they looked. I have the Colts by at least two touchdowns.
Tip: Indianapolis Colts at the line (-6.5) - $1.91 at Ladbrokes
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