The first week of the NFL was very exciting as plenty of story lines captivated the football audience, and that type of hype can spill over to the nfl betting odds. For that reason alone it is not important to buy into the hype.
One of the biggest stories of week one was Robert Griffin III rolling into the big easy and upsetting the New Orleans Saints as a big underdog in his first game as a pro. RG3 is getting all of the headlines and the performance in week one has allowed the Redskins to be listed as three point favorites in week two when they play on the road against the St. Louis Rams.
What has gone unnoticed is how well the Rams played in week one against the Detroit Lions. The Lions had one of the top offenses in the league and the Rams secondary confused Matthew Stafford at times and forced plenty of turnovers to keep this game close. The Rams played better than expected and will be playing their first home game of the season.
For as great as the Redskins played on offense, everyone is ignoring how poorly their defense played. The Saints carved up the Redskins and had a chance to tie the game up late. This defense will be exploited against Jeff Fisher and the Rams.
This will allow the Rams to move the ball on offense and control the clock running the ball. This will give RG3 less of a chance for possessions and he will be hard pressed to duplicate his performance of a week ago. His hype is getting so loud right now I would not be surprised if this line goes over the field goal mark and gets as high as four points.
RG3 will be a very good quarterback, but don’t believe the hype and take the home underdog.