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Last weekend the NFL saw multiple late collapses across the league with three teams in particular refusing to throw in the towel and getting rewarded for their resilience. Down 35 – 14 heading into the 4th quarter, the Dolphins outscored the Ravens 28-3 in the closing stages to earn a 38-42 victory while the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals also earned dramatic comeback wins against the Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Raiders, respectively.

In the AFC South, the Colts and the Titans continued to struggle on offense which the Jacksonville Jaguars have taken advantage of; something many didn’t see coming. Today, we take a look at what to expect from Week 3 as well as our top 10 Betting Tips and there’s no better place to start than the clash of two of the greatest Quarterbacks in the last 20-years.

Note: The figures in the brackets represent each team’s win-loss-tie record.

 

EXTRA POINT BETS

All bets come with some risks especially in the NFL, but these Extra Point Bets are some of the easy ones to hit.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0) v Green Bay Packers (1-1)

Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady gets ready to face Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers in what is a must-watch game on Sunday. For lovers of traditional football (soccer), this game brings back memories of Zinedine Zidane facing De Lima Ronaldo in the World Cup but not in France 1998 when both players were at their peaks, rather the 2006 World Cup when both players were close to the end of their careers but still capable of multiple moments of magic. Despite coming into this game with an unbeaten record, Tom Brady’s Buccaneers have struggled on offense so far this season and the injuries to multiple receivers as well as the 1-game suspension of Mike Evans only makes this worse. Green Bay has had struggles of theirs too as they adjust to life without Devante Adams on offense. It must be said, though, Rodgers and his new receiving group did look good in the win against the Bears last week after struggling in Week 1’s loss to the Vikings.  This is a very tough game to call as both teams are evenly matched. However, the uncertainties at the Receiver positions for both Brady and Rodgers means they will heavily rely on their running game on Sunday as well as their defense, thus, giving us a low scoring game.

Prediction: Under 44.5 Total Points @1.65

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Indianapolis Colts (0-1-1) v Kansas City Chiefs (2-0)

Last week, we expressed concerns about the Colts offense and their inability to move the ball through the air but our faith in Running Back Jonathan Taylor had us believing they would put up over 23.5 points regardless of the outcome of the game. They lost 24-0 to the Jaguars. This weekend, they host MVP Candidate Patrick Mahomes who is currently playing out of his mind. He has thrown for a joint high 7 Touchdowns and is the only starting QB this season yet to throw an interception. The Chiefs have had 10-days of rest since they beat the Chargers, this should be a win for them even though we expect some fight from the Colts.

Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs to win @1.35

 

 

Miami Dolphins (2-0) v Buffalo Bills (2-0)

We’ve had our doubts about Dolphins’ Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa since the start of the season so, it’s only fair we give him the praise he deserves; he was magnificent last weekend. As already mentioned, the Dolphins outscored the Ravens 28-3 in the 4th Quarter to grab a great comeback win in a game that saw Tua throw 6 Touchdown passes including a dart with just seconds left on the clock. Tua is the joint leader in Touchdown passes this season (7) and the outright leader in passing yards, 739 yards. Their offense has thrived thanks to the speed of Tyreek Hill & Jaylen Waddle, and they seem to keep getting better. This weekend, though, they face the scary Bills – a team that looks destined to win the Super Bowl barring a major injury. As impressive as the Dolphins have been in the opening 2 weeks of the season, we wouldn’t bet against the Bills. You shouldn’t either.

Prediction: Buffalo Bills to win @1.40

 

 

Los Angeles Chargers (1-1) v Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1)

A week ago, this would have been a straightforward pick – Justin Herbert and the Chargers to win. However, after watching Trevor Lawrence lead the Jaguars to a solid 24-0 win over the Colts last weekend, there’s a need to pause a little. Lawrence, who is a pure magician on his day, hasn’t exactly wowed viewers with flashy plays so far but what he has shown is the ability and maturity to move the ball – something all-time greats like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning did at a young age. One impressive & overlooked stat is that he has been sacked just twice this season which is a lot of credit to his offensive line. Against the Chargers, though, he will face a monster in defense with Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack coming at him from either side while Kyle Van Noy brings the pressure from the middle. We’re huge fans of 22-year-old Trevor Lawrence but the Chargers have way too much individual quality for him to overcome especially away from home.

Prediction: Los Angeles Chargers to win @1.61

 

 

New England Patriots (1-1) v Baltimore Ravens (1-1)

Last weekend, The Ravens suffered a major collapse against the Dolphins and will be looking forward to making things right when they visit The Patriots. Despite some very impressive offense in the first three quarters, their defense just couldn’t hold up their end of the deal by stopping the Dolphins’ passing game. The Patriots are fresh off an unconvincing win against the Steelers and the concerns about their ability to move the ball in the air continues to grow. New England’s Quarterback Mac Jones has struggled in the opening 2 weeks and the team is currently averaging just 12 points per game which is as mediocre as can be. Luckily for them, this Ravens’ defense should present an easier test than they’ve had so far this season. Despite playing at home, we don’t believe the Patriots have enough to win this game as they’ll have their hands full with Ravens’ Lamar Jackson but, against a shaky Ravens’ pass defense, we can see them putting points on the board.

Prediction: Patriots to score over 18.5 points @1.67 and Baltimore Ravens to win, also @1.67

 

 

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RED ZONE BETS

The Redzone Bets are our dangerous bets. While they’re risky, always remember, “fortune favours the brave”.

Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) v New York Jets (1-1)

You know that saying “a broken clock is right twice a day”?  Last week, whatever the New York Jets did seemed to work for some reason, and they ended up winning a game they had absolutely no business winning. The Cleveland Browns poorly managed the clock, and the Jets took advantage of their naivety and for that, we congratulate them. But this week, they welcome the Super Bowl runners-up who are in search of their first win of the season. The Bengals have lost both of their opening games by a Field Goal which says a lot about how close those losses have been. They also faced reigning Defensive Player of the Year, TJ Watt in the opening game and Defensive Rookie of the Year (and potential DPOY this season) Micah Parsons in the second game. The great defense Bengals have faced in their opening 2 games has seen Quarterback Joe Burrow get sacked 13 times; a league high. In comparison, Jets’ Joe Flacco has been sacked 5 times. However, Burrow should have an easier afternoon on Sunday which, in turn, should lead to their first win of the season.

Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals to win @1.47

 

 

Arizona Cardinals (1-1) v Los Angeles Rams (1-1)

These two divisional rivals meet in what should be a feisty and close game, but we can’t help but fall in love with the odds for the Rams to score over 24.5 points. Rams Head Coach, Sean McVay hasn’t struggled to put up points against the Cardinals since he got the job in 2017. In fact, the Rams have scored 30 or more points in 9 of the 12 games against the Cardinals since Sean McVay became the youngest head coach in NFL history when he was hired at the age of 30 in January of 2017. The Arizona defense hasn’t shown anything to make me believe they’ll be able to stop the Rams’ offense and I think they’ll struggle on Sunday.

Prediction: Los Angeles Rams to score over 24.5 points @1.85

 

 

Carolina Panthers (0-2) v New Orleans Saints (1-1)

In this NFC South divisional game, the winless Carolina Panthers welcome the New Orleans Saints in a might-be-too-early-to-say-but-this-is-a-must-win game for the home team. Running Back Christian McCaffrey might suit up for the Panthers, but he’s been battling injuries for a year now while Saints’ quarterback, Jameis Winston took a lot of late hits in the loss to Tampa Bay last week and is currently dealing with back and ankle injuries. With multiple key players on offense either out or battling injuries, we believe both sides will struggle to move the ball; this should be a low-scoring game.

Prediction: Under 43.5 Total Points @1.68

 

 

Denver Broncos (1-1) v San Francisco 49ers (1-1)

We’re picking the 49ers to win this, and we’ll tell you why – superior coaching. Denver Broncos’ Head Coach Nathaniel Hackett has had some questionable calls in the opening two games and continues to second guess himself. His poor time management in the loss to Seahawks in Week 1 was followed by an unimpressive 16-9 win against the Texans. On the other hand, 49ers head coach, Kyle Shanahan is one of the best in the league. He lost on the opening day, but we can excuse that because of the terrible weather conditions that turned the Chicago Bears field into a makeshift lake. Jimmy Garoppolo is back at quarterback for the 49ers after Trey Lance’s season ending injury last weekend and this is one of the rare occasions in the NFL where a team is better off with its back up than the starter.

Prediction: San Francisco 49ers to win 1.83

 

 

UPSET OF THE WEEK

Minnesota Vikings (1-1) v Detroit Lions (1-1)

These Lions have quickly won us over already; they’re clearly the feel-good story of this season so far. Admittedly, this is a big call, but it wouldn’t be the “Upset of the Week” if it wasn’t. After closely watching them on Hard Knocks, it’s been good to see them carry their resilience from the locker room to the field. Their 71 points through 2 games is the most in the team since 2011 and it’s the first time since 1970 they have put up 35pts in each of their opening 2 games. D’Andre Swift is the 1st Lion with 200 Rushing Yards in his first 2 games since Hall of Famer and team legend Barry Sanders back in 1998 while Amon-Ra St. Brown has 8 straight games with 8 Receptions – a joint NFL high. On the defensive side of the ball, their defense leads the NFL in pressures with Defensive End, Aidan Hutchinson setting a Franchise record by becoming the first Rookie to get 3 sacks in a game in the victory over the Commanders last weekend. We know the Vikings’ poor display in the loss to the Eagles last week might be a one-off and would be more confident if this game was in Detroit but we have a good feeling about this.

Prediction: Detroit Lions to win @2.94

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