Last week’s teaser was deflated by an overtime loss by the Vikings. Nonetheless, Week 1 gave more than a glimpse on which teams are legitimate and which ones are worthy of being bet against on the sportsbook.
This week, we’re doubling the teaser to six points and taking three of the best favorites to beat up on some struggling teams, all from the “South”. Via Las Vegas’ NFL odds, this three-leg teaser should pay close to double the wager.
NFL Week 2: Three-Way 6-Point Teaser
Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars
When: Sun, Sept. 19 (1 p.m. ET)
Point Spread: Broncos -6
Starting off with the low-hanging fruit, the Denver Broncos (1-0) get to start the season at 2-0 with a soft matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1). Denver beat up the Giants in their own stadium and are now 6-3 against the spread (ATS) in their last nine road games.
The Jaguars were a complete mess against the Texans. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns but also got intercepted three times. More notably, the Jaguars couldn’t stop the Texans at all. They allowed the Texans to complete 12-of-21 third downs (57.1%) as journeyman QB Tyrod Taylor put up a 112.1 passer rating.
A friendly reminder that Vic Fangio, Teddy Bridgewater and a BeAt Up PaSs RuSh just won. pic.twitter.com/JT5OsuDrUp
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) September 12, 2021
It’s fairly obvious why we’re taking the Broncos with our NFL predictions here. Denver’s defense was solid against New York, but it was QB Teddy Bridgewater and the offense who looked dynamic out there averaging 6.4 yards per play while moving the ball at will. With a six-point teaser, all Denver has to do is win here.
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
When: Sun, Sept. 19 (4:05 p.m. ET)
Point Spread: Buccaneers -12½
From one blundering team to the next, the second-leg of our teaser features the Super Bowl champs, Buccaneers (1-0) smashing the Falcons (0-1). Tampa just eked out by the Cowboys last Thursday as their defense was exposed a little. However, the Falcons were the second-worst offense last week managing just six points.
Of course, the narrative here is that Falcons QB Matt Ryan gets to rematch Tom Brady and maybe exact some revenge. But good luck. The Falcons’ offense was not only terrible, but so was the defense. Atlanta allowed 173 rushing yards and 6.5 yards per play against Philadelphia.
The Bucs averaged 6.7 against Dallas and did not allow a single sack. They can get their running game going here to make Brady and the passing attack even more diversified. This game points to a blowout, but in the event Tampa’s defense gets soft again, they only have to win by one touchdown instead of two.
Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks
When: Sun, Sept. 19 (4:25 p.m. ET)
Point Spread: Seahawks -6½
Sensing a trend here? Fading the Titans (0-1) to complete our teaser means we’re betting online against the “South” teams from both conferences. Like Atlanta and Jacksonville, the Titans’ defense was horrendous in Week 1. Cardinals’ QB Kyler Murray shredded the helpless Titans’ secondary with four touchdowns for a 121 passer rating.
The Titans couldn’t stop the receiving duo of DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk who combined for 153 yards and four scores. And guess what? The Seahawks’ pair of D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett could be even worse as the pair matched the Cards’ tandem with 160 yards and three touchdowns against Indianapolis.
Russell Wilson was just shy of a perfect passer rating as he threw for four TD’s. Additionally, the Titans only averaged 3.9 yards per play as they could not stop defensive end Chandler Jones and Arizona from bullying QB Ryan Tannehill. Seattle defends home turf emphatically and with a teaser, all they have to do is win.