NFL Week 2 2018: Picks and betting lines

The Titans not only made the playoffs last season for the first time since , but overcame an point deficit to beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the wild-card round. NFL picks are a tricky and fickle beast. Bengals Pick, straight up: The win total of 8. NFL - Sep 17

The Bengals have a predicated record of due to them having 3 of their first 4 games on the road with the suspension of linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Not even the Cleveland Browns can step back after a winless season. The AFC West is one of the most well-rounded divisions over the past 20 years.

The Chargers finished their last season with 9 wins out of their last 12 games after going at the start of the season. The Raiders are up and down throughout the season, whether it being game schedules or starting their season with 4 games out of Oakland. A year after playing a franchise record five prime-time games, the Raiders are under the lights four times in With the return of Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins look to bounce back from a lost season, the Dolphins feel like a middling team teetering on another rebuild.

Late-season games against the Patriots, Jaguars, and Minnesota could determine their season. If everything goes as planned the New England Patriots will be able to make their patented late-season push. While still rebuilding the New York Jets are heading into their third consecutive losing season and eight consecutive years out of the playoffs, in other words, when do they start playing in ? The AFC South has had trouble performing at the same level as the other divisions. With the returns of J.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are predicted to become the AFC South Champions for a repeat of last season, the offense has been improved with the addition of Andrew Norwell and ranked as the fifth highest scoring of the season.

With 4 going to the Green Bay Packers who supposedly have the toughest schedule this season on paper. Tough start to the season facing Green Pay and Seattle, but their schedule lightens up considerably starting Week 3 predicted record The Detroit Lions have taken under a new coaching staff under Matt Patricia, however, are still expected to deliver the same mediocre results Detroit has seen over the past few years.

The Lions still face too many holes in the offense the line and run game and far too many questions in their defensive line pass rush and interior line for them to be anything special this year, but the draft could change this predicted record Bank Stadium since it opened in predicted record The Dallas Cowboys have won the most Super Bowl titles with 5, however, their offseason has not been great with free-agent losses and the release of Dez Bryant.

The New York Giants have a brutal seven-game stretch to open the season which will be tough to navigate. The defending Champions return with 19 of 22 starters and will be fueled by a talented group of players coming off injury led by Wentz and Jason Peters who stress that Super Bowl hangover is not an option. The Eagles begin their title defense against the Atlanta Falcons , their schedule is no cake walk as they face seven teams that made the postseason last year. To improve overall, the Redskins need better health for key young players to develop such as Josh Doctson , if these happen they could perform decently this season.

The Atlanta Falcons have a tough start to the season facing the defending champions in Philidelphia. They turn around with back-to-back home games against the Panthers and Buccaneers, followed by another home game against the Bengals. The main focus for the Falcons seems to be the division race as they close the season at Carolina and Tampa Bay predicted record The two meet in Charlotte during Week 15 and then conclude the season in New Orleans in Week 17 , these games could be the difference between which team goes and predicted record for the Panthers.

Expectations remain high for the New Orleans Saints , as long as they can buck their trend of slow starts over the past four years. New Orleans must take advantage of their early schedule because their final 10 weeks are loaded with playoff contenders predicted record The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost seven games last season in a one-score game with five decided by three points or less in overtime.

With Jameis Winston healthy and improved chemistry with DeSean Jackson, and a fully revamped defensive line this draft could go a long way predicted record The West division has seen its fair share of Super Bowl experience, the division combines 13 Super Bowl appearances and a total of 7 Super Bowl Championships.

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Bengals Pick, straight up: Ravens The Ravens might have had the most impressive Week 1 victory. Sign up for the Chiefs Wire email newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning. Expectations have now been elevated for San Francisco, which needs to win nine games in order to hit its over in Keep in mind, this is a franchise that has been favored five times in 48 games since Jim Harbaugh left for Michigan.

Seattle also has the third-best odds in its own division. This is a far cry from recent preseason expectations for the Seahawks, who entered every season since as the odds-on favorite to win the NFC West. At , the Cardinals have by far the worst division odds of any team in the NFL.

Arizona's win total of 5. The Patriots currently have the best odds to win the Super Bowl, are by far the biggest favorite in any division and have the highest win total in the NFL. This would mark the third straight season that New England enters as the Super Bowl favorite. The Patriots' odds to win the AFC East are steep and the win total is 11, but keep in mind that New England has won nine straight division titles while also winning at least 12 games in every season from on. The Bills snapped their year playoff drought with a season in Just like a year ago, Buffalo has a win total of 6.

Can the Bills avoid a slow start? They are currently not favored in a game until Week 9 against the Bears. The last team beside the Patriots to win the AFC East was Miami in ; the Dolphins entered that season with odds to win the division. Miami's odds to win the AFC East are "just" in , but the win total is an underwhelming 6. After entering last season with a win total of 3. The bar has been raised a little for New York, which will need to win seven games in order to cash the over this season.

The franchise has thrived in this spot, having hit the over in six of the previous seven seasons it entered with a win total less than eight. The Steelers have won the AFC North in three of the previous four seasons, and enter with odds to win it again. Pittsburgh hasn't been this big of a division favorite since drafting Ben Roethlisberger in Only the Patriots have a higher win total than the Steelers, who will be seeking to hit their over for the fifth consecutive season.

The win total of eight for the Ravens is their lowest since John Harbaugh's first season in Overall, the over has been a good play during Harbaugh's tenure, as Baltimore's win total record is during his 10 seasons. In fact, the Ravens have won fewer than eight games just once since Expectations are low for the Bengals, who are to win the division and have the same conference and Super Bowl odds as the Browns.

This would be only the second time in 16 seasons under Marvin Lewis that Cincinnati is or worse to win the AFC North in The Bengals have hit the over in four of the five seasons that they entered with a win total below eight under Lewis. In order for the Browns to hit the over on their win total of 5. For those who believe Cleveland will turn it around this season and win at least six games, good luck.

The Browns' win-total record is in the past 10 seasons hit the over in In , the Jaguars went while going over their win total by 3. This would mark the first time since the AFC South was formed in that the Jaguars are favored to win the division.

Despite going in , the Texans' win total is 8. The return of quarterback Deshaun Watson and defensive end J.