NFL betting: First look at Week 2 lines, including a marquee Chiefs-Ravens game
Week 1 was full of surprises. Underdogs ruled the week.
What will Week 2 bring? The spreads were released on Sunday night at BetMGM, and let's take a first look at all 16 games.
New York Giants at Washington Football Team (-4.5)
Both teams are coming off a loss, and one of them is leaving Thursday night at 0-2. As of Monday morning Ryan Fitzpatrick's injury status is unknown, but it seems incredibly unlikely he'll play Thursday.
Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears (-3.5)
After the Bears struggled on Sunday night, the 1-0 Bengals could be a popular underdog play at more than a field goal.
Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns (-11.5)
It's the Texans who are 1-0 after beating the Jaguars. The Browns lost a tough one to the Chiefs. We'll get to see if the Texans are decent, or if Jacksonville is really just that bad.
Los Angeles Rams (-4) at Indianapolis Colts
The Colts could be a good home favorite. They're still a well-coached team with a lot of talent. The Rams will likely get a lot of bets after looking great on Sunday night.
Buffalo Bills (-3.5) at Miami Dolphins
Could the Bills start 0-2? They lost the opener to Pittsburgh, and while they're favored to beat Miami, the Dolphins did some good things in an opening-week win over the Patriots. It's a bit surprising to see the Bills favored by more than a field goal.
New England Patriots (-4) at New York Jets
Just remember: Bill Belichick is 21-6 against rookie quarterbacks. He'll watch the film of the Panthers putting constant pressure on Jets rookie QB Zach Wilson and see some flaws in New York's offense. The line has already moved from Patriots -3.5, which was the opening line at BetMGM Sunday.
San Francisco 49ers (-3) at Philadelphia Eagles
The 49ers looked very good in Week 1, which was expected, but Philly's dominance was a surprise. It is a lot harder to take the road favorite after seeing how good the Eagles were in the opener (though maybe the Falcons are that bad).
Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers (-6.5)
The Steelers defense is legit. Again. We'll get a chance to see the Raiders tonight, and if whatever happens affects the spread.
New Orleans Saints (-3) at Carolina Panthers
Maybe a letdown for the Saints after a super-focused game against Green Bay in Week 1? The Saints might have been the most impressive team in the NFL in Week 1. It's surprising they're only -3 for this one.
Denver Broncos (-6) at Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars might be the worst team in football again. They looked like it in the opener. The Broncos looked very good but losing receiver Jerry Jeudy to what looks like a high ankle sprain is a big loss to the offense.
Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals (-4.5)
If the Saints weren't the most impressive Week 1 team, it was the Cardinals. They looked great on offense and defense. The Vikings had a crushing opening-week loss in overtime, and go right back on the road for a tough matchup.
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-12.5)
The biggest line of the season so far. It'll take a lot of courage to pick the Falcons after how bad they looked in Week 1, and against a Bucs team coming off extra rest.
Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers (-2.5)
This is a fun game. The Chargers got a really nice win on the road in the opener at Washington. Dallas looked good at Tampa Bay, but just got Tom Brady'd at the end of it. The best news for the Cowboys is that Dak Prescott was back and played very well. Dallas might have the toughest schedule in the first two weeks of any team.
Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks (-5.5)
The Titans can't be as bad as they showed on Sunday, right? The line has moved up from 4.5, where it was last week, and that's due to the Titans looking awful against the Cardinals. We have to decide if the line is an overreaction to Week 1, or if the Titans aren't that good.
Kansas City Chiefs (-2.5) at Baltimore Ravens
What happens on Monday night could affect the line. The Ravens haven't played yet, but we all know about their injury issues. If they struggle, the line could move above a field goal. Either way, it should be a fantastic matchup.
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (-10.5)
The Packers were dreadful in Week 1, but so were the Lions until a weird rally that ruined 49ers bettors. If the Packers don't cover this, there will be a lot of attention on what's wrong in Green Bay.