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All is well in Green Bay after the Packers redeemed themselves from a stunning 30-22 loss to San Francisco on opening day as six-point favorites at home with a convincing 23-10 victory over NFC North Division-rival Chicago last Thursday night as five-point home favorites.
Aaron Rodgers showed his MVP form against the Bears after a less than stellar performance against the 49ers and the offense as a whole did a much better job of creating some balance between running and passing the ball. Rodgers only threw for 219 yards while Cedric Benson led a rushing attack that ran for 106 yards. He ended last week’s game with 81 yards on the ground.
New England started the regular season in typical fashion with a 34-13 pasting of Tennessee as a 4.5-point road favorite, but in its home opener last Sunday as a 13-point favorite was stunned 20-18 by Arizona after a last second game-winning field goal went wide left. How much to make of this shocking loss remains to be seen, but it certainly left New England fans scratching their heads.
Tom Brady and Co. head back on the road where they are 50-24-3 against the spread over the past several years.
There are only six unbeaten teams left in the NFL, and two of them square off this weekend in San Diego. The Chargers have gotten a horribly slow start year after year for so long, but this year San Diego is off to a quick start. Atlanta held off Denver on Monday Night Football, and the Falcons look like one of the better teams in the NFC. Which team will start 3-0 this season?
Matt Ryan has yet to have any success in the postseason, but it seems like he and the Falcons have a team to do some damage this year.
The Houston Texans and the Denver Broncos are going to fight it out in a battle on the NFL betting lines in Week 3 against one another in the national game of the week on CBS.
Every now and again, a team has to learn how to lose a big game before it can learn to win one. The Texans figured out how to lose that close game against a great team last year on the road when they were beaten by the Baltimore Ravens.
Two teams with a heck of a lot of ties to one another will meet on the Week 3 NFL odds on Sunday afternoon at University of Phoenix Stadium, where the Arizona Cardinals will host the Philadelphia Eagles in one of the two battles of the weekend between 2-0 teams.
It’s not often that you say that you see something you’ve never seen before in the history of the NFL, but the Eagles are doing something that has never been done. They are the first team in league history to win their first two games by a single point.
The 2012 home schedule for the Dallas Cowboys begins on Sunday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as they try to beat the NFL betting lines in this Week 3 clash.
The Buccaneers have really set the tone for what should be a great tenure for Head Coach Greg Schiano. Tampa Bay made it known last week against the New York Giants that it isn’t going to be a gigantic pushover as it was last year.
QB Robert Griffin III is going to be making his debut in front of his hometown fans at FedEx Field in NFL betting action this week for his Washington Redskins when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals.
Last year, Cincinnati went 9-0 against teams that didn’t get into the playoffs and 0-8 against teams that did, including a first round loss to the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. This year, that appears to be holding serve, as the Bengals beat the Cleveland Browns (not going to the playoffs) and lost to the Baltimore Ravens (probably will go to the playoffs).
Here at Bang the Book, we have all of the top matchups of the 2012 NFL betting campaign covered! Today, we’re taking a look at the best matchups for Week 3!
Last year, the Colts and the Jaguars were two of the worst teams in the league, and the two games were total dogs. This year, both of these teams could be just as bad this year. The Colts at least have a future now in QB Andrew Luck, and he had a fantastic game last week in his home opener against the Vikings.
The NFL season is starting to take shape and as a handicapper it is important to gather information as the season progresses. The more information that a handicapper has the better they become at picking winners. One of the tools that is a must have for any serious handicapper is the consensus report showing what teams the public are betting on. If used properly a handicapper can use it to gauge action and uncover winners.
For example last week using the NFL consensus report would have indicated that the New England Patriots were the most popular team being bet on by the betting public.
Much in the same way they played in last year’s run to a Super Bowl title; the Giants have remained on the edge to start this season as well. After a 24-17 opening day loss to Dallas as 3.5-point home favorite, they dug themselves into a 27-13 hole against Tampa Bay before Eli Manning decided to get back to work. The result was a thrilling 41-34 victory that avoided a dreaded 0-2 start. They could not cover the nine-point spread at home and the total went well OVER the 43.5-point line after staying UNDER in the Cowboys game.