Football betting results from the first week of the preseason had the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants both losing.
The two teams meet this week in NFL week 2 odds with the Giants a 3.5 point NFL betting favorite on Monday night. Here is a look at this footballbetting matchup.
Football betting gamblers will get to see a lot of the Cleveland Browns this season. They are on prime-time TV at least five times according to NFL betting information and that doesn’t even include Monday’s preseason clash against the Giants. The Browns had a few good moments in their preseason opener but still lost in football betting to the New York Jets 24-20. Head coach Romeo Crennel took some of the positives out of the game but was not happy his secondary gave up two long touchdown passes. "Giving up two plays of 70 yards is never acceptable," he said, “But it was just two plays, and you can’t make a general assumption based on two plays. Now, if it happens again, then it will cause for concern." Cleveland played well early including quarterback Derek Anderson and receiver Braylon Edwards according to football betting experts. Anderson was 4-of-5 for 20 yards and a TD according to football betting stats. "There was some good, some bad, but ultimately we still lost the game," Crennel said. Brady Quinn finished 13-of-17 for 133 yards according to football betting stats.
The Giants played all of their starters for a very short time and fell to the Lions 13-10 in football betting. “It’s the first preseason game,” head coach Tom Coughlin said. “You’d like to win them all, but we didn’t win. The idea is improving between the first and second game.” Backup quarterback David Carr played well throwing for 104 yards and a touchdown according to football betting stats. Anthony Wright also played well, throwing for 116 yards according to NFL betting numbers. Brandon Jacobs led all the running backs with 27 yards according to NFL betting stats even though he had only two carries. New York is still without receivers Plaxico Burress, Steve Smith, Mario Manningham and David Tyree according to NFL betting injury information. That could be on reason they struggled on offense and went under the football betting total. Week 2 NFL odds have the total on Monday night’s game at 35.5 against the Browns and the Giants are the 3.5 point football betting favorite.