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NFL Odds Week 2: Who's Favored To Win This Weekend?

After an exciting Week 1 in the 2011 NFL season, we turn to Week 2 with excellent matchups like Bears vs. Saints and Chargers vs. Patriots. Who's favored to win?

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NFL Odds Week 2: Rams Vs. Giants

An injury-riddled St. Louis Rams team will travel to New York to take on the Giants for a primetime game on ESPN's Monday Night Football. The NFL odds opened with the Giants as 4½ point favorites, but considering the Rams will likely be without starting running back Steven Jackson, that line could easily go up by the end of the weekend.

The Giants aren't a beacon of health by any means, either, as they placed five defensive players on the injured reserve before the season even began and might be missing defensive linemen Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora to boot on Monday night. The Eli Manning led offense should be able to get on track, though, following an opening-week letdown against divisional rival Washington Redskins.

The Rams are still a bit of a question mark as the status of reigning Rookie of the Year quarterback Sam Bradford is still in question. The wasn't required to submit an injury report on Wednesday, but Bradford -- along with top receiver Danny Amendola -- both sat at least part of last Sunday due to injury.

Considering the Rams will be either starting back-ups or playing injured guys at their top three skill positions, it's probably safe to bet the under of 43 as they probably won't be able to put too many points on the board.

For more NFL Week 2 odds and spreads, visit Odds Shark. Be sure to check out our Rams blog Turf Show Times and our Giants blog Big Blue View for continuing coverage on this game.


NFL Odds Week 2: Eagles Vs. Falcons

Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons in an NFC battle that also represents a sort of homecoming for Vick. The NFL odds makers apparently don't foresee Vick making a huge impact during his first start back at home in the Georgia Dome, however, as the Eagles are very slim favorites to a team that dropped last week's season-opener 30-12 to the Chicago Bears

Vick and the Eagles are just one-point favorites according to Odds Shark, possibly due to the nerves that might come with returning to Atlanta after being exiled from there earlier in his career for his part in a dog-fighting ring. The Falcons didn't look like anything special in Week 1 and the Eagles rolled behind running back LeSean McCoy despite a sub-par throwing performance from the team's All-World quarterback.

The Falcons will need more production out of their passing game as Vick's replacement in Atlanta, Matt Ryan, wasn't able to throw a touchdown pass last week despite airing it our for 319 total yards, the majority split among Tony Gonzalez and Julio Jones.

This Sunday it seems the smart money would be on the Eagles to cover, but the over-under -- currently set at 50½ -- is a bit more tricky to predict. With two great offenses, though, it seems the over is certainly a possibility.

For more NFL Week 2 odds and spreads, visit Odds Shark. Be sure to check out our Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation and out Falcons blog The Falcoholic for continuing coverage on this game.


NFL Odds Week 2: Chargers Vs. Patriots

The San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots should be one of the best match-ups of the week when the two AFC teams take the field on Sunday afternoon. In a move not exactly surprising considering the Patriots' opening-weekend offensive onslaught, however, it seems the NFL odds makers are slowly moving the line further in favor of the Patriots.

The Patriots opened the week as 6½ point favorites over the visiting Chargers with some sites having the odds in favor of New England by more than a touchdown according to the OddsShark statistics. The over-under is set at a conservative 51½ with the smart money probably being set on the over considering both teams have the ability to put plenty of points on the board.

The Chargers will need to find a way to limit Tom Brady and the Patriots offense as well as they were able to limit the production of Donovan McNabb and the Minnesota Vikings if they want to beat the odds. That seems like a task easier to write than actually perform, however, especially after travelling across the country to do as much.

Visit Odds Shark for more NFL Week 2 lines and spreads. For more coverage on this game, check out our Chargers blog Bolts From The Blue and our Patriots blog Pats Pulpit.


NFL Odds Week 2: Texans Vs. Dolphins

The Houston Texans defeated a Peyton Manning-less Indianapolis Colts team in Week 1. Will the Miami Dolphins stand in the way of a Week 2 victory?


NFL Odds Week 2: Cowboys Vs. 49ers

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NFL Odds Week 2: Chiefs Vs. Lions

Will the Kansas City Chiefs bounce back from a humiliating Week 1 loss or will the Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford have a pass-happy day against the secondary?


NFL Odds Week 2: Browns Vs. Colts

Can Kerry Collins lead the Indianapolis Colts over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday? They enter the game as underdogs.


NFL Odds Week 2: Packers Vs. Panthers

The Carolina Panthers are underdogs against the Green Bay Packers this weekend. Will Cam Newton have something to say about that?


NFL Odds Week 2: Bengals Vs. Broncos

The Denver Broncos are 3-1/2 point favorites over the Cincinnati Bengals, which places this game as a close call among odds-makers.


NFL Odds Week 2: Ravens Vs. Titans

The Baltimore Ravens opened as four-point favorites on the road against the Tennessee Titans in Week 2.


NFL Odds Week 2: Seahawks Vs. Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are heavy favorites against the Seattle Seahawks in Heinz Field this Sunday.

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