NFL betting action was full of phenomenal upsets and surprises but also offered plenty of revelations about what could be coming in the weeks ahead.
Dallas’ 27-20 upset loss to Chicago as 7-point home chalks gave put them in the hole at 0-2. Perhaps if Jerry Jones would hire a real head coach his dream of hosting the Super Bowl would come true.
Minnesota is also 0-2 after their 14-10 loss to Miami as 5.5-point home chalks. Brett Favre has no breakaway receiver and looks very much like a 40-year old that missed camp and hasn’t recovered from a severe ankle injury.
Kansas City continues to surprise with the NFL odds as they are 2-0 after a 16-14 win at Cleveland as 3-point dogs. Eric Mangini may be unemployed soon.
Cincinnati made a bold statement about keeping the AFC North crown after beating Baltimore 15-10 as 2.5-point home dogs.
Michael Vick has started a QB controversy at Philadelphia after starring in the Eagles 35-32 win at Detroit. Kevin Kolb will get the start his week but will likely be looking over his shoulder and better not stumble.
Oakland may also have a QB controversy as Bruce Gradkowski had to relieve Jason Campbell in a 16-14 win over St. Louis. There was a reason, after all, why Washington sent Campbell packing.
Derek Anderson looked very much like the QB that Cleveland sent packing last year in a poor performance at Atlanta as the Falcons scored a nice 41-7 bounceback win at home over Arizona.
Pittsburgh is 2-0 thanks to a Steel Curtain defense that suffocated Tennessee in a 19-11 wins as 6-point dogs. It’s so far so good without Ben Roethlisberger for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Buffalo looks every bit as bad as expected after a 34-7 loss at Green Bay to fall to 0-2. Aaron Rodgers and the Pack are looking quite “Super.”
The Jets got their swagger back in an impressive 28-14 NFL betting payout over favored New England as Mark Sanchez outplayed Tom Brady at QB.
An angry San Diego team destroyed Jacksonville 38-13 as 7-point chalks to remind everyone why Jack Del Rio and David Gerrard are both on the hot seat and lack credibility with gamblers.
Houston scored a thrilling 30-27 overtime win after coming back from a 27-10 deficit over Washington as Matt Schaub threw for close to 500 yards and reminded handicappers why this is a bona fide playoff contender.
Tampa Bay is off to a surprise 2-0 start after beating Carolina 20-7 as 4-point dogs to increase the temperature on Panther coach John Fox’s seat.
Pete Carroll had little to “rah rah” about after a 31-14 loss at Denver as his Seahawks fell to 1-1.
The Giants defense looked like last year’s version in a 38-14 loss at Indianapolis that inspired no confidence for future action with the NFL odds.
New Orleans defense continues to impress after their 25-22 win at mistake prone San Francisco. The 49ers are 0-2 after talking playoffs before the season.