NFL Week 2

Updated: 27/05/2024


How we missed you … welcome back!

Stunning Week 1 action saw our audio nap fly in, and several others do the business. Throw in a cheeky winning margin coup at 3/1, too. Happy days!

A great start all round, and some brilliant football from the likes of the Saints, Ravens, Vikings, Chiefs, Pats, Titans and Cowboys.

It’s wonderful to have the NFL back – and what a season it promises to be.

Without further ado, here’s how Week 2 looks, with a little nod in the direction of some of last week’s highlights, courtesy of and it’s brilliant Twitter presence.

…..and here’s Week 2’s audio nap. A reminder – last week’s Chiefs -3.5 absolutely flew home, and we’re boldly going for 2-from-two. Listen below, please.




Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers

Carolina narrowly failed to contain the far greater threat of the Rams last week, and should have no trouble disposing of Tampa Bay, who lost to SF.

Panthers -6.5 @ 5/6




Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans

Tennessee spoiled the Browns’ party last week in some style, while the Colts got close to the Chargers. Good match-up, this, and I’ll side with home-field advantage – just.

Titans -3.5 @ 20/21



LA Chargers @ Detroit Lions

Another fiendishly tricky one to call. ‘Under’ 47.5 is the shout, @ 20/21. Small stakes.



Buffalo Bills @ NY Giants

Buffalo go back to MetLife after a thrilling one-point win last week against the other NY outfit, the Jets.

It’s virtually a pick ‘em on the spread, so anything can, and will, happen here. Giants on the Money Line, @ Evens.



Arizona Cardinals @ Baltimore Ravens

Wow. Take a bow for last week, Ravens. Absolutely fantastic. Lamar Jackson at QB is starting to fulfil all the heady predictions – and in wide receiver Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown, we have a bona-fide box-office blockbuster in the making.

Mind you – Miami, as we flagged up beforehand, were lucky to finish second. Awful wouldn’t begin to describe it.

Tough ask for Arizona here, with Ravens’ tails well and truly up – so I’m looking at Baltimore’s team points total, and playing ‘over’ 28.5, @ 20/21.



New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins

The Pats were, well, the Pats last week, dismantling the Steelers girder by girder. Miami were, hmmm, let’s not go there. New England are a massive -18.5 on the spread, but that’s absolutely justified. An alternative handicap line has the Pats -22.5, @ 13/10 – and we’ll have a bit of that, to small stakes and in accas.



Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Redskins

Good start for Dallas, and star turns Elliott and Prescott. Even veteran Jason Witten got in on the scoring. Washington frightened the Eagles before going down narrowly, and this is intriguing.

I’m siding with ‘over’ 47.5 @ 20/21, given the attacking talent on show. Looking forward to this one. Looking forward to most of them!



Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans

Texans gave the Saints a mighty scare in a thriller in the Big Easy last week, while the Jaguars were no match for the Chiefs, but still put up 26 points. Another mouth-waterer in prospect.

‘Over’ 43.5 is the confident shout, @ 20/23.



Seattle Seahawks @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 1, Seattle sneaked past the Bengals while Pittsburgh sank without trace in New England. Big Ben and company will want to get their season off to a start of sorts at home, while Russell Wilson and his ‘Hawks will always be a challenge for anyone.

‘Over’ 46.5 is the call, @ 20/21.



San Francisco 49ers @ Cincinnati Bengals

Niners come to week 2 action after a great win against TB, while the Bengals ran Seattle oh so close. Another tricky one to call, but we’re heading in the direction of ‘over’ 44.5 @ 20/23.



Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers

Vikings readily disposed of Atlanta last week, while GB did a number on the Bears at Soldier Field. The Pack can win a close one – Green Bay -3.5 @ 21/20.



Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders

Another absolute cracker in the making. Pat Mahomes put the Jags to the sword on one leg last week, and without Tyreek Hill for the most part, who could be out for several weeks, which is a huge blow. Oakland beat Denver, so they’ll be very hopeful.

Unconvinced at present about KC’s allegedly improved defense, but their offense is Rolls Royce. It’s a big total (54.5), but I’m hopeful that Kansas -7.5 on the spread can bring home the bacon. Mmmmm, bacon. Now you’re talking.



New Orleans Saints @ LA Rams

NFC big-hitters meet in Los Angeles. Another I can’t wait to enjoy – and surely with the attacking intent and talent available the total (53.5) is vulnerable. ‘Over’ 53.5 then, @ 20/21.



Chicago Bears @ Denver Broncos

Two week 1 disappointments to recover from here, and I like the Bears’ chances more than Denver’s. Chicago -2.5, @ 20/23.



Philadelphia Eagles @ Atlanta Falcons

Another devilishly tricky one to call. I’m playing Philadelphia’s team points total ‘under’ 26.5, @ 10/11. Could be a tight one, but as stated, such a difficult one to get a handle on.




Cleveland Browns @ NY Jets

Cleveland’s much-vaunted new outfit slithered off the runway last week straight into the nearest ditch, while the Jets went down by a solitary point. Will Cleveland learn from week 1 and begin to fulfil some of the heady claims made about their chances of finally having a competitive season?

Can the Jets engage any kind of turbo and defy their many critics? Answers on a postcard please.

Token selection of ‘under’ 45.5 @ 10/11. 50p max for me – not sure I’d trust either of these two until I’ve far more evidence on the table.


Match prices are of course open to fluctuation ahead of kick-off, as with any sporting events. Kindly check HERE for the very latest NFL lines. 

Have a great Week 2.

Whenever you bet on American Football, Betfred

Alan Firkins

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