New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Football betting on Sunday is highlighted by the game between the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

NFL week 2 odds have the game a pick in NFL betting with a total of 33.5. This football betting matchup will be televised on the NFL Network.

Football betting this week could see the starting quarterbacks for both teams getting action. Last week Tom Brady and Jeff Garcia did not play but both should see action this week according to NFL betting information. The Patriots did not get good play out of their backup quarterbacks last week in their football betting loss to the Ravens as Matt Cassel, Matt Gutierrez and Kevin O’Connell all played poorly. They combined for a cumulative 25.3 passer rating, three interceptions, six sacks and only 17 completions on 33 attempts according to football betting numbers. The receivers didn’t play well either according to football betting information and head coach Bill Belichick was not blaming the quarterbacks entirely. He has said this game against Tampa is “a big week” in the preseason. One positive was the running of LaMont Jordan, who rushed for a game-high 76 yards on 19 carries and scored the Patriots’ only touchdown according to NFL betting stats. “LaMont did some really good things,” Belichick said. “Some things like being new to the system and running plays for the first time, especially under full-speed contact situations, look a little different and have a different feel to them.”

The Bucs got excellent play out of backup quarterbacks Luke McCown and Brian Griese in their football betting win over Miami. “Brian Griese has had a great camp and did a heck of a job on the two-minute drill," said head coach Jon Gruden. "That was a great way to end the half. We still have a little bit more work to do.” McCown was 9-15 for 70 yards according to football betting stats. Griese was 10-14 for 59 yards according to football betting stats. Chris Simms was 8-10 for 60 yards according to football betting numbers. Tampa Bay's defense played well against Miami, holding the Dolphins to just 198 yards of total offense according to football betting stats.

Week 2 NFL odds on this football betting matchup will be competitive as both teams should attract NFL betting interest.