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NFL RedZone Week 2

Thomas Snodgrass

Updated: Sep 15, 2023

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In the 13 games appearing on NFL RedZone in Week 1, a total of 56 touchdowns were scored.

Some of those touchdowns helped bettors that placed anytime touchdown props and maybe one of those touchdowns pushed a bettor’s over wager across the goal line.

It was an awful day for over-bettors though, as the under occurred in nine of the 13 games.

Let’s hope we see more offense this week when sitting down to watch seven hours of commercial-free football.

1:00PM ET Slate – 8 Games

Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons’ new running back tandem of Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier put on quite a display against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1.

Robinson collected 83 total yards and a touchdown reception, while suspected No. 2 running back Allgeier piled up 94 total yards and two rushing touchdowns.

The Atlanta backfield could find success once again in Week 2, facing a Green Bay defensive unit that allowed 122 yards on the ground to the Bears in their previous matchup.

As for the Packers, Jordan Love threw for three touchdowns in the first start of the Post-Rodgers era in Green Bay.

It remains to be seen how effective Love will be moving forward, he may have just had a soft matchup in Week 1.

What To Watch For: Bijan Robinson – OVER 54.5 Rushing Yards

Best Odds: (-110) BetMGM

Las Vegas Raiders vs. Buffalo Bills

After ending his contract holdout late in the preseason, Raiders’ running back Josh Jacobs amassed just 48 rushing yards on 19 carries in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos.

Las Vegas will certainly expect more from Jacobs in Week 2.

After Buffalo allowed the New York Jets to collect 172 rushing yards in Week 1, this looks to be a solid rebound opportunity for Jacobs.

Another man looking for a rebound in this matchup is Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen.

Allen threw three interceptions against the Jets last week, all three landing in the hands of safety Jordan Whitehead.

If the Bills have any intention of picking up their first win, they may have to win the turnover margin first.

What To Watch For: Josh Jacobs – Any Time TD Scorer

Best Odds: (+130) DraftKings

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals

If Bengals’ quarterback Joe Burrow throws for less than 100 passing yards again in Week 2, Cincinnati will have a serious problem on their hands.

The likelihood of such an outcome borders on the unrealistic, barring any Aaron Rodgers-like injury.

The Ravens allowed Houston Texans’ rookie quarterback CJ Stroud to throw for 242 yards in Week 1, so Burrow should find some holes in the Baltimore defensive secondary in Week 2.

Amazingly, Bengals’ wide receiver Tee Higgins failed to record a catch on eight targets last week; just another oddity for Cincy.

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson may have found a new top target in his receiving corps.

Jackson only attempted 22 passes and rookie wide receiver was targeted 10 times, catching nine passes for 78 yards.

What To Watch For: Tee Higgins – OVER 59.5 Receiving Yards

Best Odds: (-114) FanDuel

Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions

In Week 1, the Detroit Lions picked up a win over the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks lost to the Los Angeles Rams, a team that went 5-12 in 2022.

These squads were polar opposites in Week 1.

Seahawks’ QB Geno Smith appeared to regress as the game went on, giving NFL fans flashbacks to his days as a Jet.

Another point of concern for Seattle is their defense allowing Matt Stafford to post 334 passing yards. Stafford’s leading receivers were Puka Nacua and Tutu Atwell, who each had over 100 receiving yards.

If Seahawks safety Jamal Adams doesn’t suit up again in Week 2, it could be an explosive Sunday for the Lions’ passing attack.

What To Watch For: Jared Goff – OVER 262.5 Yards

Best Odds: (-115) BetRivers

Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans

Anthony Richardson vs. C.J. Stroud, rookie vs. rookie.

Richardson had the more impressive Week 1, picking up two touchdowns, one with his arm and another with his legs.

Unfortunately, Stroud failed to crack into the endzone.

It was the first of many games for Stroud, and after seeing what the Jacksonville Jaguars did to the Colts last week, this may be Stroud’s opportunity to shine.

Indianapolis lost to the Jaguars 31-21, but if DeForest Buckner doesn’t get the scoop and score on a fumble, it could have been 31-14, which just looks way worse.

Trevor Lawrence threw two touchdown passes against Indy in Week 1, and I think Stroud can duplicate that effort in Week 2.

What To Watch For: C.J. Stroud – OVER 1.5 TD Passes

Best Odds: (+195) Bet365

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The defending Super Bowl Champion Chiefs dropped their home opener at home to the Detroit Lions and now risk starting the season 0-2 for the first time since 2014.

The Jaguars defeated their AFC South rival Indianapolis Colts in Week 1 and will look to build on that success against Kansas City.

Jacksonville tight end Evan Engram caught all five of his targets last week, showing a good rapport with quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

Engram could be in for another solid outing in Week 2 after both Detroit tight ends (Sam LaPorta and Brock Wright) hauled in all seven of their collective targets against the Chiefs in the opener.

What To Watch For: Evan Engram – Any Time TD Scorer

Best Odds: (+285) DraftKings

Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bears couldn’t hang with their rival Green Bay in Week 1, losing 38-20.

Even in a contest where Chicago struggled to keep up, their passing attack failed to generate any big plays.

The Buccaneers allowed Kirk Cousins to torch their defense for 344 yards last week, so Bears’ QB Justin Fields should find some open space for his receivers to roam in Week 2.

D.J. Moore and Darnell Mooney are a quietly explosive receiving tandem, and I’d expect them to show this Sunday.

What To Watch For: D.J. Moore – OVER 43.5 Receiving Yards

Best Odds: (-110) DraftKings

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans had a weak passing defense in 2022 and that issue has carried over into 2023.

New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Derek Carr just tallied 305 passing yards against the Titans last week.

Now, Justin Herbert is visiting Nashville in Week 2.

Los Angeles could be without running back Austin Ekeler this Sunday, so I’d expect plenty of work between Herbert and his receivers.

If the Chargers take an early lead, and Tennessee has to lean on Tannehill to keep this game competitive, the Titans will probably just fall over.

What To Watch For: Justin Herbert – OVER 274.5 Passing Yards

Best Odds: (-114) BetRivers

4:05PM ET Slate – 4 Games

New York Giants vs. Arizona Cardinals

The Giants had a really bad Week 1. They suffered their worst shutout loss in history to the rival Dallas Cowboys.

The trip to Arizona presents a rebound opportunity for New York.

The Cardinals couldn’t get much offense going against the Washington Commanders last week, but when your starting quarterback is a man who lost the Cleveland Browns’ backup QB job during the preseason, that is to be expected.

Arizona allowed running back Brian Robinson to total 59 rushing yards on 19 carries.

After the week Daniel Jones had, the Giants will certainly give a bunch of opportunities to running back Saquon Barkley, who will almost certainly surpass Robinson’s output from last week.

What To Watch For: Saquon Barkley – OVER 70.5 Rushing Yards

Best Odds: (-110) Bet365

San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams

The 49ers made a statement last Sunday, crushing the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road, 30-7.

Pittsburgh had to abandon their running game early, totaling just 41 rushing yards against this San Francisco defense.

I believe a similar fate is in-store for the Rams in Week 2.

Los Angeles picked up three touchdowns on the ground last week against Seattle, two for Kyren Williams and another for Cam Akers, but the Rams still had only 92 yards on 40 carries.

That’s 2.3 yards per carry. Not great.

The 49ers are going to immobilize the Los Angeles running backs.

What To Watch For: Cam Akers – UNDER 32.5 Rushing Yards

Best Odds: (-114) BetRivers

New York Jets vs. Dallas Cowboys

Any concerns about New York Jets’ running back Breece Hall appear to be squashed after his showing in the season opener.

Hall ran for 127 yards on 10 carries and picked up a 20-yard reception against the Buffalo Bills.

Although the Cowboys obliterated the Giants in Week 1, especially getting to quarterback Daniel Jones, they still allowed 108 rushing yards in the sloppy Sunday Night contest.

Now that Zach Wilson is under center for the Jets, I’d expect head coach Robert Saleh to lean on his running back tandem of Hall and Dalvin Cook to get the offense moving.

What To Watch For: Breece Hall – Any Time TD Scorer

Best Odds: (+260) Bet365

Washington Commanders vs. Denver Broncos

Despite their close victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1, the Commanders allowed Josh Dobbs to complete 21 of 30 passes.

Honestly, as bland as Dobbs’ outing was, he still played better than I expected.

Broncos QB Russell Wilson should do just fine against this Cardinals defense in Week 2.

Under new head coach Sean Payton, Denver lost their first game to the Las Vegas Raiders by one point, 17-16.

They simply got paper cut to death by the QB-WR combo of Jimmy Garoppolo and Jakobi Meyers.

Washington held Arizona’s offense from getting in the endzone last week, the only Cardinals touchdown coming from a fumble recovery touchdown by linebacker Cameron Thomas on defense.

Cardinals running back James Conner tallied 4.4 yards per carry against the Commanders in Week 1.

Assuming the Broncos are playing most of this game with a lead, Denver running back Javonte Williams should see plenty of action.

What To Watch For: Javonte Williams – Any Time TD Scorer

Best Odds: (+160) Bet365

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