We’ve got analytics in 2021 to go over! Find out what the analytics are saying when it comes to finding upsets for Week 2. Let’s take a look at those NFL odds for Week 2.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Chicago Bears
Sunday, September 19, 2021 – 01:00 PM EDT at Soldier Field
The Rams already made quick work of the Chicago Bears in Week 1. With Andy Dalton still starting at quarterback, the Bears are toast.
Dalton threw for 206 yards on 27-of-38 for an average of just 5.4 yards per completion. He also threw one interception and was sacked three times for 28 yards.
The offensive line was no help either. The pass protection was dreadful and the run block was even worse than the block. Montgomery broke a 41-yard rush and averaged 6.8 yards per carry but at the end of the day, if you take that 41-yard rush away, things don’t look nearly as good.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Bears were brutal in coverage, missing assignments galore. The team didn’t get a great pass rush against the Rams and the rushing defense wasn’t spectacular either. The Bears just didn’t look good on Sunday Night Football.
A team that did look good was the Cincinnati Bengals. Behind Joe Burrow, who looks healthy and ready to go, the Bengals defeated the Vikings, 27-24 in overtime.
Overall, Burrow had plenty of playmakers between his receivers and running backs and while the offensive line didn’t hold up all that well, they did enough to give Burrow some time in the pocket.
Joe Mixon broke the most tackles in Week 1 so it just goes to show you, as long as you can get Mixon beyond the line of scrimmage, good things will happen.
The defense also played well against the Vikings, showing a solid pass rush and an average rushing defense. Overall, the Bengals should be able to exploit the Bears' secondary.
They missed so many assignments each and every drive, it was embarrassing. The Bengals might go 2-0 to start the season.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 01:00 PM EDT at Lincoln Financial Field
I wasn’t the only one shocked that the Eagles dominated the Falcons, right? Jalen Hurts looked like a stud in the passing game and had plenty of weapons to help him look good between Jalen Reagor and Devonta Smith.
The pass blocking was terrific for the Eagles with a line that looks healthy and ready to go to war.
Meanwhile, the defense looked average but the pass rush was so good that the rest of the defense fed off it. The coverage could be better but thanks to a terrific pass rush, all was fine.
The 49ers, on the other hand, embarrassed themselves while almost allowing the Lions back into the game after being up by multiple scores. The defense was picked apart late in the game and despite the pass rush, the defense was actually pretty ugly for 49ers standards.
The offense did their job behind Jimmy Garoppolo as he threw 17 completions for 314 yards. Elijah Mitchell ran 19 times for 104 yards and it seems like any running back in the Niners system just performs when they’re needed the most. It’s incredible.
Still, the Eagles pass rush should be a big problem for the 49ers, who really struggled to block last week against the Lions pass rush. If Hurts takes care of the ball and continues to make smart decisions in the air, the Eagles can upset the 49ers, at home.
NFL Pick: Eagles ML (+170) at BetOnline
*The pick reflects the line at the moment the writer made the play, the odds at the beginning of this article show the live line movement. Since the lines might vary, don’t forget to refer back to our live odds.