NFL Week 2
By the Numbers
Week 2 of
NFL season was not a week of upsets, that is until Monday
night. The biggest takeaway from Week 2 was the number of injuries that
those injuries will affect outcomes of games in the weeks to come. More on that
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look at NFL Week 2 by the numbers.
Sunday devoid of major upsets, the biggest Week 2 surprise came on Monday night
in Las Vegas. In the first-ever game at Allegiant Stadium in Sin City, the Las
Vegas Raiders pulled a fast one on the New Orleans Saints, who were favored by
Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes and relatively unknown TE Darren Waller
caught 12 passes for 103 yards and one score as Las Vegas beat the three-time
NFC South champion Saints 34-24.
are now 2-0 heading into a trifecta of games that could make or break their
2020 season - at New England, Buffalo at home, and at Kansas City.
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to 49ers woes, a number of other injuries will have an impact on the remainder
of the 2020 NFL season.
Barkley of the New York Giants will miss the remainder of the season with an
ACL injury. The Giants are expected to sign Devonta Freeman, but Barkleyís versatility
will be missed.
supposed to be improved in 2020, but they will be without QB Drew Lock for
three to five weeks. Lock suffered a shoulder injury in a loss to Pittsburgh
last week. The Broncos also lost WR Courtland Sutton for the season to a knee
plays at New Orleans on Sunday night. The Packers may have to go without WR
Davante Adams who injured a hamstring last week and is listed as questionable.
2020 season will be markedly different now that WR Parris Campbell and S Malik
Hooker suffered knee injuries. Campbell suffered an MCL injury and will return
in 2020. Hooker tore an ACL and is done for the year.
Take a look
Week 1 By the Numbers.
stadiums not allowing fans, there was a general thought that home field
advantage in 2020 would not be an advantage at all. The early numbers are
In Week 2,
home teams went 11-5 straight up. That makes home teams 19-13 SU overall. Home
teams are also 17-15 ATS thus far.
have been favored by an average of 1.4 points per game in 2020. They have
covered by a margin of 2.8 points.
small sample size but worth noting at this point in the season.
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Are the Jets?
head into Week 3 as a 10.5-point underdog at Indianapolis. The last time they
were a double-digit dog (+17), the Jets got hammered by Baltimore 42-21.
New York gave up an 80-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage.
Later in the game, the Jets had forced San Francisco into a third-and-31
situation. The 49ers promptly handed the ball off to RB Jerick McKinnon who
gained 55 yards.
not enough, the Jets had several opportunities in the red zone last week. They
ran seven plays at or inside the 49ers 20-yard line.
How bad are
the Jets? They gained a total of minus-5 yards on those seven plays.