NFL Week 2 Sunday Previews
JIM HURLEY'S NETWORK READY FOR ANOTHER BIG WEEKEND OF NFL WINNERS ...AND HERE'S MORE WEEK 2 PREVIEWS
Let's face it ...There's always a general sense of panic after a team loses an NFL Week 1 game - folks in Indianapolis, Seattle and Baltimore (among other locales) all were guilty in some shape or form of pushing the panic button after their beloved teams fell in their season openers last weekend but everyone's got to be reminded of something very important:
It's only one game!
Here at the Jim Hurley Network - where we've been banging out lots more winners than losers the past three decades - we remind our clients the same thing.
Win or lose in Week 1 -- and we won plenty with Kansas City over Houston and San Francisco over Minnesota just two of the many "W's" -- it's a long season where there are gonna be the occasional bumps in the road.
Now, if the likes of the Colts or the Seahawks or the Ravens stagger out to an 0-2 SU (straight-up) start, well, then a "code red alert" may be sounded in those particular precincts ... we'll see.
In any event, we'll get you some NFL Week 2 previews in a moment but first this key reminder ...
The college kids are back on the gridiron for a full Saturday card and Jim Hurley and his veteran Handicappers and Bloggers are all revved up with big games galore including #15 Ole Miss at #2 Alabama, #19 BYU at #10 UCLA, #18 Auburn at #13 LSU and #14 Georgia Tech at #8 Notre Dame.
Hey, lots of times the winners come from the more obscure games too - last weekend Jim and Company pounded out winners with Ohio (+ 3) over Marshall and Arkansas State (+ 10) over Missouri - so be aware that we are sifting through the whole card to come up with profitable plays, okay?
Yes, America's #1 Handicapper is also all revved up for another monster showing in Week 2 of NFL play - so make sure you're banging out lots of winners all this weekend including New England at Buffalo, San Francisco at Pittsburgh, San Diego at Cincinnati, Dallas at Philadelphia and the all-important Sunday Night Game between Seattle at Green Bay in a rematch of last year's NFC Championship Game.
We will also have Sides/Totals winners on Monday for the MNF tilt between the New York Jets at the Indianapolis Colts, so make sure you check in with us game-day afternoon for that prime-time bash!
Plus there's still lots to cash in too with Major-League Baseball as it heads down the final two weeks of play in this 2015 MLB regular season with a batch of meaningful games still on the daily dockets.
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NFL WEEK 2 PREVIEWS
SAN DIEGO (1-0) at CINCINNATI (1-0) - 1 p.m. ET, CBS
Guess you can't blame the SD Chargers for being on a real high here while coming off last week's 33-28 come-from-way-behind win against Detroit. Heck, the Bolts were down 21-3 before you could say Dan Fouts! Now, QB Philip Rivers (404 yards passing and two big TD passes in the game's final 20 minutes) and Company look to rattle a Cincy defense that has some issues at safety with George Iloka and Reggie Nelson having missed some practice time this week with foot and groin injuries, respectively. Watch for Bengals TE Tyler Eifert who last week nabbed nine balls worth 104 yards and two TDs in that easy 33-13 win/cover at 3-point underdog Oakland last week - the Chargers will sic S Eric Weddle on Eifert for much of this game, you'll see.
Spread Notes - San Diego is a solid 15-10-1 ATS (against the spread) in away games since the start of the 2012 season. Cincinnati's 12-4-1 vig-wise as hosts the past two years.
DETROIT (0-1) at MINNESOTA (0-1) - 1 p.m. ET, Fox
Here's the negatives heading into this game for the host Minnesota Vikings: Short week off MNF loss in San Francisco; Underwhelming 10-carry, 31-yard rushing game for "prodigal son" RB Adrian Peterson; And now here's second-year head coach Mike Zimmer suggesting publicly that maybe his team "isn't as good as we thought we were". Does it all add up to a monstrous effort by the Vikes here? Hmmm. Minnesota is going up against a Detroit defense that just yielded 483 yards in last Sunday's bitter 33-28 loss in San Diego in which the Lions blew an 18-point lead and LB DeAndre Levy (hip) could be missing here.
Spread Notes - Did you know that Minnesota is 13-5-2 spreadwise in their last 20 head-to-head showdowns with Detroit? On the flip side, the Lions are 12-23 ATS away since the start of the 2011 season ... ugh!
On Sunday Night, it's ...
SEATTLE (0-1) at GREEN BAY (1-0) - 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC
The marquee matchup in NFL Week 2 play comes from Lambeau Field where - get this - the Green Bay Packers are coming off a 9-0 SU/6-2-1 ATS season that included regular-season wins/covers versus Carolina and New England ... a pair of division winners a year ago. Now, the Packers are looking to put the smack-down on a wounded Seattle team that - among other things - still has key S Kam Chancellor in a protracted holdout, has RB Marshawn Lynch's mom trying to amend her words regarding offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and can't seem to get things right at the end of these close games.
Toss into the mix the fact that QB Russell Wilson chucked it way too many times last week in that 34-31 overtime loss in St. Louis - 41 pass attempts in all, folks - and there's major cracks in the foundation here for Pete Carroll's club while Green Bay is a bunch of happy campers after home-again WR James Jones snagged two touchdowns from ace QB Aaron Rodgers last week in that 31-23 win/cover at Soldier Field. Sure, the season-ending knee injury suffered by Packers' WR Jordy Nelson this past preseason is bound to "catch up" with Mike McCarthy's crew sooner than later but check out last week's stats and you'll see that four different players caught 3-or-more balls including new fantasy league darling Davante Adams (four receptions for 59 yards). Our Jim Sez sources claim the Packers - out for revenge for last year's mistake-ridden 28-22 overtime loss versus the Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game - will play plenty of fast-tempo, no-huddle offense while trying to limit Seattle's defensive substitutions here. Hey, maybe Green Bay can build a big-enough lead that "can't" be blown late this time. Click here to get the Sunday Night AND Monday Night plays for just $20.
Spread Notes - Seattle is a collective 46-25-2 ATS since the start of the 2011 season (that's a haughty .648 winning rate) while Green Bay enters this national TV tilt at 62-43-3 versus the vig since the start of 2009 (a .590 winning percentage).
NOTE: Catch our NFL Week 2 game re-caps plus there's the Monday Night Football Preview too - the New York Jets at the Indianapolis Colts - in the next edition of Jim Sez. Plus we'll have all the important NCAA Football News/Notes from the busy weekend!
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