Let's Keep Our Undefeated Streak Alive! Swinger's NFLX Week 2 Plays

Denver Broncos

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:33 PM GMT

Week 2 of the preseason is upon us and it’s time to review the NFL odds and come up with another winning week!

Swinger’s Preseason Record 2-0-1 (+2.0 units)
Last week we clicked with our NFL picks in two of our three selections, with the third being a push in the form of the LA Rams -4 over the Dallas Cowboys. Over 36 ½ in the Redskins/Falcons game and the Vikings +3 were both winners which leads us to Week 2 of the preseason as we scan the NFL odds and attempt to keep our undefeated streak alive. Without further ado, let’s get down to brass tacks and keep on cashin’!

 

Atlanta Falcons vs Cleveland Browns  
Neither the Falcons nor the Browns were offensively prolific in their openers. Atlanta’s Matt Ryan went 0-4 before giving way to backup Matt Schaub. Schaub completed 10-of-15 passes for 179 yards and no touchdowns while third-stringer Sean Renfree crafted similar numbers by tossing for 101 yards on 5-of-9 passing. Though the Falcons won the game 23-17 it should be noted that not only were there no passing TD’s but one of the touchdowns came courtesy of a 101-yard kickoff return by J.D. McKissic.

Meanwhile, the Browns suited up against the Packers in Green Bay and, much to nobody’s surprise, were the Browns of old even with RG III calling signals in his new uniform. Griffin was 4-of-8 for 67 yards and had a goal line interception to mark his Cleveland debut. When the dust settled the Browns dropped an uninspired 17-11 decision.

I see more of the same in this game as the Falcons’ Matt Ryan will get a few more reps perhaps but that does not concern me. What should be of great concern to the Falcons is their lack of any complementary weapons to the sensational Julio Jones. And don’t look for too much game time for Jones in a meaningless preseason contest. On the other side of the field, the Browns best weapon Josh Gordon is sidelined with a quad injury after missing all of last season via suspension.

The under is 5-0 in the Browns’ last five games and the Falcons have gone low in 13 of their last 16 road games. This one goes low as well.

Free NFL Pick: Under 37 
Best Line Offered: at GTBets​

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Baltimore Ravens vs Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck did not get a second of playing time in the Colts’ preseason opener against the Bills but the club gutted out a 19-18 road victory anyway. You can be sure Luck will get his fair share of reps in Week 2 and it wouldn’t surprise me if he came out firing. If he stays in long enough to pick apart the Ravens’ backup secondary then things could get ugly early for Baltimore.

Joe Flacco is expected to miss the preseason and instead it will be Ryan Mallet and Josh Johnson duking it out for the backup position. Don’t expect too much out of either as the Colts will look to rev the engines of their defensive front. The Colts are at home this time around and boast a 25-10-1 ATS record when at Lucas Oil Stadium. Let’s side with the home team here and lay it.

Free NFL Pick: Colts -2 ½ 
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle​

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San Francisco 49ers vs Denver Broncos
They say if you’ve got a hunch, bet a bunch. I don’t think that is a healthy prescription to issue if you want any chance of making money over the long haul but sometimes it’s worth a few bucks – like here. Colin Kaepernick is far from a sure thing in San Francisco anymore and his rivals can smell blood in the water. Blaine Gabbert tossed a 43-yard strike in the opener against Houston to Vance McDonald and Christian Ponder was recently signed by the club after Thad Lewis sustained an ACL injury on Sunday. Both Gabbert and Ponder were starters in a previous life and will use that experience to move the Niners’ offense.

Of course the public will be looking at the dominant Broncos’ defense as a reason to lay the lumber and bet the home team (of course) and perhaps put a shilling or two on the under because the storyline goes that the 49’ers will not score any points. But this is preseason folks and though the Denver defense looked stout in their Week 1 shutout win over the Bears I am certain the two veteran signal callers along with Chip Kelly’s retooled offense will get their share against the Broncos’ defensive backups. Let’s go high here.

Free NFL Pick: Over 39 ½ 
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline​

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