NFL Preseason Week 2 Sure Losers

Posted by Peter Brennan on Friday,August 11, 2017 9:45, EST in

Will Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions embarrass the rebuilding New York Jets when they meet in the Motor City for their NFL preseason Week 2 clash? Should the San Francisco 49ers have a medic on hand when they host the Denver Broncos and their overpowering defense?

Should the lowly Chicago Bears even make the trip out west to face an Arizona Cardinals team looking to get back in the playoffs this year? Last but not least, will the rebuilding Cleveland Browns get man-handled when they host Eli Manning and the New York Giants in their second scrimmage game of the preseason?

If you’re looking for teams that are almost guaranteed to fall in their second preseason games, then look no further! Although we don’t have the latest Preseason betting odds up just yet, I’ve got a quartet of Week 2 picks that highlight four teams that all look like they’re destined to fall to their superior opponents.  Let’s get to it!

In Depth Analysis on the NFL Preseason Week 2 Sure Losers

Saturday, August 19

New York Jets (5-11) at Detroit Lions (9-7)

When: Saturday, August 19, 7:30 PM
Where:
Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
TV Info: NFL Network
Radio: Sirius XM Radio
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
NFL Preseason Week 2 Odds: TBA

Analysis: The New York Jets are a mess at the quarterback position where no one really knows whether Christian Hackenberg, Bryce Petty or Josh McCown will be the starter. The Detroit Lions have two promising backups to turn to after Matthew Stafford departs in Jake Rudock and Brad Kaaya. More importantly, the Jets are just 205 ATS in their last seven road games while the Lions have compiled a polar opposite 5-2 ATS mark in their last seven home games. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know the J-E-T-S are going D-O-W-N!

NFL Preseason Week 2 Pick: Detroit 27 NY Jets 21

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Denver Broncos (9-7) at San Francisco 49ers (2-14)

When: Saturday, August 19, 10:00 PM
Where:
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
TV Info: NFL Network
Radio: Sirius XM Radio
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
NFL Preseason Week 2 Odds: TBA

Analysis: I really like the Denver Broncos this preseason as their two prospective starting quarterbacks, Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch battle it out for the No. 1 spot. Denver has a really elite defense and I expect a high level of play on that side of the ball, even out of their backups while the San Francisco 49ers watch their trio of quarterbacks, Brian Hoyer, Matt Barkley and C.J. Beathard get harassed into a few turnovers. Denver is a robust 9-3 ATS in their last dozen Saturday games while the Niners are 1-6 ATS in their last seven home games. Denver wins with ease!

NFL Preseason Week 2 Pick: Denver 31 San Francisco 17

Chicago Bears (3-13) at Arizona Cardinals (7-8-1)

When: Saturday, August 19, 10:00 PM
Where:
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
TV Info: NFL Network
Radio: Sirius XM Radio
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
NFL Preseason Week 2 Odds: TBA

Analysis: The Chicago Bears have all sorts of problems on both sides of the ball in what looks like John Fox’s final season in the Windy City to me while the Arizona Cardinals have the makings – and motivation – of a legitimate playoff participant.

More importantly for this NFL preseason week 2, after the competent Mike Glennon leaves, the Bears will turn to inexperienced Mitch Trubisky .

More importantly, after the competent Mike Glennon leaves, the Bears will turn to inexperienced Mitch Trubisky and ‘Mr. Butt Fumble’ Mark Sanchez to get the win while Arizona turns to more seasoned backup Drew Stanton…and the awful Blaine Gabbert.

Chicago is just 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against the Cardinals while Arizona has gone 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games. Chicago falls in Week 2 to the superior Cards.

NFL Preseason Week 2 Pick: Arizona 30 Chicago 14

Monday, August 21

New York Giants (11-5) at Cleveland Browns (1-15)

When: Monday, August 21, 8:00 PM
Where:
FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
TV Info: NFL Network
Radio: Sirius XM Radio
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
NFL Preseason Week 2 Odds: TBA

Analysis: The Giants will turn to mediocre veteran Geno Smith and third-stringer Josh Johnson once Eli Manning departs while Cleveland opens with Brock Osweiler and follows with Cody Kessler, DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan. Now, while I don’t necessarily think that Geno Smith is better than any of Cleveland’s signal-callers, any time you’re starting the pitiful Brock Osweiler, you’re in trouble from the get-go.

The Browns are an awful 5-20-1 ATS in their last 26 games and 1-8 ATS in their last nine home games while New York has gone 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings against Cleveland.

NFL Preseason Week 2 Pick:  NY Giants 24 Cleveland 21

Final NFL Preseason Week 2 Predictions

If I may add, as we all know, these games are not the biggest deals right now, but you can start to take notice of how the teams are playing and what players are standing out. And, even though we don’t get to see the top players on the field often, we still get great football and might even see a really good game. Didn’t you see that the Jaguars beat the Patriots? You can say whatever you want, but stuff like that can make a difference eventually.

So be sure to make the necessary before placing your bets, because not many people want to bet on the losing squad. But some people do and can get some good bank out of it.