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2016 NFL Preseason Week 2 Must Bet Games

Written by on August 15, 2016

With each passing week of the preseason, we get a little closer to seeing more and more of the guys that we know are going to start for each of the teams. Week 2 will still see the majority of those players get very limited action, but it’s still great for fans to get a look at some of the emerging talent in their line-up, as these bench guys may well end up playing a pivotal role in the coming season, especially if there are injuries starting to pile up. If you are interested in playing some online NFL betting odds action this coming week, there are a number of games that deserve your attention. Here are just a few games that jump out to me in Week 2 of the NFL preseason.

Analyzing The 2016 NFL Preseason Week 2 Must Bet Games


Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions

This is one that could very well go on the OVER with the point total, especially when you consider that the Lions took 30 points off the Steelers in Week 1. Dan Orlovsky looked very poised at the QB position for the Lions, and looks to be a solid back-up for Matthew Stafford. The same rules apply in Cincinnati Bengals, where AJ McCarron looked very poised at QB for the Bengals. Look for these two guys to continue to impress in extended roles, which may well mean that the score starts to tick upwards.

Chicago Bears at New England Patriots

Other than the teams who plan on having a rookie as their starting QB, no-one is giving extended playing time to their main guy under center. Things are a little different in New England, where Jimmy Garoppolo is going to get the first 4 games of the season while Tom Brady is out with suspension. He looked good in Week 1 of the preseason against the Saints, and he will get more playing time again this week. This could be a big win for the Patriots.

Carolina at Tennessee

One of the biggest concerns with the Tennessee Titans coming into this season was finding a way to protect Marcus Mariotta. One of the most effective ways to do that is to have a solid running game, and if Week 1 of the NFL preseason was anything to go by, it looks as though DeMarco Murray still has a lot of gas left in the tank. If he can put up some more big numbers against Carolina, who lost in Week 1, we might get a high scoring one here.

Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks

What you are looking at here are a pair of teams that have a legitimate shot at making a deep run in the playoffs. While it would be nice to see Teddy Bridgewater and Russell Wilson go head to head in this one, we are probably only going to get to see a series or two from each of them. Still, this is a game that is well worth watching and wagering on, as both squads are loaded with talent. I like Seattle at home here.