Week 2 Previews
Week 2 of the NFL preseason kicks off tonight with a pair of games. Let’s have a look at the Thursday games, as well as the Friday Eagles vs. Bengals game.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Colts at Bills -3.5
You know it’s pre-season when the Bills are favored over the Colts in the 21st Century. The Bills were slaughtered 42-17 in their pre-season opener versus Washington, and they have lost their top two RBs for a month (Jackson and Lynch). Look for a healthy dose of rookie sensation C.J. Spiller Thursday night.
Indy also lost their opener to the 49ers last week. Manning looked strong in his two series and then it was turnover central with the B Team and QB Curtis Painter throwing three picks.
NFL Betting trends currently have 83% of the volume on the Bills at – 3.5.
Patriots at Falcons -2.5
Both teams won their pre-season opens; the Pats 27-24 over the Saints, and The Falcons 20-10 against the Chiefs. For the second consecutive week, New England conducted a joint practice session with their pre-season opponent prior to the game. The Pats feature two young TEs, Gronkowski and Hernandez and look for a lot of playing time for rookie LB Sean Weatherspoon.
The Falcons focus is on evaluating their younger players and to play smarter than last week with eight penalties for 61 yards. Mike Smith is expecting the starters to play between 18-20 snaps.
Currently 86% of the money is on the Pats +2.5.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Eagles at Bengals -3
Cincy lost the Hall of Game to Dallas 16-7. Coach Lewis has stated that their first team will play longer than they did in that game, with most starters going half way into the second quarter.
Philly won their opener 28-27 against the visiting Jaguars. Their first team defense looked strong getting only six plays, with two- 3 and outs. Look for the starters to play as much as two quarters.
Currently 88% of the action is on the Eagles +3.
Enjoy the games.
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Posted: 8/19/10 3:25PM ET