How a lot did Week 1 matter for Week 2?

Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season was brutal. There have been a ton of upsets and one way or the other we’ll go into Week 2 with even much less of an concept than we had going into Week 1.

So, that’s enjoyable! The excellent news is our week begins off with an superior Thursday Evening Soccer matchup between the Chargers and Chiefs. These are two groups that must be good no matter what we discovered in Week 1. Sunday and Monday will inform us extra about among the different golf equipment we nonetheless have questions on.

As at all times with our picks we’ll incorporate the unfold, totals and moneylines. We’ll additionally give a survivor decide of the week.

To the picks! (Strains offered by Tipico Sportsbook).

Chargers at Chiefs

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Video games like these are enjoyable. The overall could be very excessive at 53.5 factors. It’s tempting to slam the below and shrink back from the sizable over/below, however rooting for factors is a superb time when two excellent, younger QBs are squaring off like this.

Choose: Over 53.5 factors

Panthers at Giants

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It wasn’t simply that New York beat the Titans in Week 1, it’s how they did it. They may’ve gotten boat raced at a number of factors in that sport. As a substitute they stored it tight and leaned closely on working again Saquon Barkley, and new head coach Brian Daboll had the stones to go for a win with the two-point conversion late. The Giants have an opportunity to show they’re shifting the appropriate course, whereas Carolina did the alternative final week towards the Browns.

Choose: Giants -130

Jets at Browns


Joe Flacco regarded terribly washed towards the Ravens, and now he faces an excellent Cleveland protection. It’s onerous to belief the Browns to cowl the 6.5 factors although after they struggled towards Carolina final week. The overall for this sport is a minuscule 39.5 factors, however it’s simple to see each golf equipment winding up within the teenagers.

Choose: Underneath 39.5

Seahawks at 49ers

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This line is at 8.5 factors which is a bit of scary, however the 49ers haven’t lined that quantity in a win over the Seahawks since Week 1 of the 2011 season. With George Kittle trending towards not enjoying, Seattle ought to be capable to preserve this shut if not outright win it.

Choose: Seahawks +8.5

Bengals at Cowboys

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Don’t let the Cooper Rush factor idiot you. Dallas ought to be capable to put up a couple of factors towards Cincinnati, and the Bengals are coming off a foul divisional loss to open the yr. The guests could attempt to run Dallas out of their very own constructing, it’ll simply be as much as the Cowboys to attain a couple of of their very own.

Choose: Over 41.5

Survivor decide of the week!

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Week 1 was a survivor pool massacre with the Colts tying the Texans, the 49ers shedding to the Bears, the Broncos shedding to the Seahawks and the Steelers beating the Bengals. This week a ton of the groups that misplaced the opener will go into Week 2 as heavy favorites. The Rams stick out because the staff that ought to bounce again from a tough season opener to no less than snag a win.

Choose: Rams

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