NFL Week 2 Against the Spread Picks

Okay, maybe Marshawn Lynch. Remove or add teams to and from your list of favorites Teams In Your Area Add more favorite teams from the list below based on your geolocation. There were a lot of coverage busts that should be cleaned up this week. Greg Olsen's injury is a blow to Cam Newton's receiving corps. The defense should be able to shut down the 49ers' ground game and the passing attack doesn't scare anyone either. Search form

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And the Rams are coming off a short week. We all know what happened in this matchup last year. Not a very hard choice. Okay, maybe Marshawn Lynch. But with nothing much on defense and Amari Cooper struggling , how do you expect them to score on the Broncos? Denver, by a lot.

Beating the Broncos in Denver in September has basically been impossible of late, but are they really six points better than anyone? Oakland showed they can be plenty frisky in that first half. I so badly want to back the Giants here after what Odell Beckham Jr. Eli Manning is no Cam, so I expect to see in on the turf a lot. Doug Baldwin might be out and the Bears were oh so close to pulling off the upset against the Packers last week. Khalil Mack is going to live in the Seahawks backfield and bother Russell Wilson all night.

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Password Must be at least 6 characters and contain a number and an uppercase and lowercase letter. Things did not go well for the Saints in Week 1, losing to Tampa Bay at home. New Orleans finished with passing yards alone in the loss and will most likely look to try and get their running game going in this one. Cleveland allowed James Conner to have plenty of success in Week 1. The Saints' defense was absolutely horrific, giving up more than yards of total offense to Ryan Fitzpatrick. Cleveland's offense showed more punch on the ground with the likes of Carlos Hyde and Nick Chubb able to find some running room.

Cleveland's defense could struggle in the dome after surrendering close to yards against the Steelers in less-than-ideal conditions. I think the Saints cash in more on their opportunities and won't have six turnovers. New Orleans has gone over in 12 of its last 18 home games. Cleveland has gone over in 11 of its last 16 road games. The two teams in this matchup combined for nine turnovers, one of the big reasons both lost their openers.

San Francisco coughed it up four times in a loss to the Vikings. This is the 49ers' only home game in the month of September. I'm just not high on this team, I don't think their offense is good enough and I think the defense is exploitable.

You can't get much lower than the Lions, who had five turnovers and looked awful on a larger stage falling to the Jets Quite often, I like to fade teams making this quick turnaround, but really I think the Lions are better than they showed and this is a slight overreaction by Vegas.

The defense should be able to shut down the 49ers' ground game and the passing attack doesn't scare anyone either. San Francisco has covered just five of its last 16 home games and 13 of its last 33 overall. I don't think the Lions win outright, but we'll see a better effort. Both of these NFC East teams are and could run the risk of falling out of the race after just two games.