Through two weeks of the 2014 NFL season, seven teams remain undefeated, while seven others are still looking for their first win. In Week 3, five of the unbeaten teams are favored, and two of the winless teams are expected to get a victory.
The Denver Broncos are one of two unbeatens that have been named underdogs in Week 3. They'll be getting five points when they visit the Seattle Seahawks in a rematch of the Super Bowl. Even though the Broncos haven’t lost and the Seahawks were just upset in Week 2, the betting line indicates that Seattle would be favored on a neutral field. The champs defeated Peyton Manning and company 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Following their first win of 2014, the New England Patriots have been made the biggest favorites of Week 3. They are giving the Oakland Raiders 14.5 points at Gillette Stadium. It’s the largest point spread of the young season, and the Raiders are getting five more points than any other team on the schedule.
A few games are expected to be particularly close. The contest between the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns is a pick’em, while Dallas vs. St. Louis features a betting line of just one point. The “Monday Night Football” game between the Chicago Bears and New York Jets also features a one point spread.
The first two “Thursday Night Football” matchups have been uncompetitive, and the opening game of Week 3 could be more of the same. The Atlanta Falcons are giving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6.5 points, and the over/under has been set at 45 points.
Below are the complete betting lines for all the Week 3 games, including the point spreads and totals. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+6.5) at Atlanta Falcons, 45
San Diego Chargers (+2) at Buffalo Bills, 44
Dallas Cowboys (-1) at St. Louis Rams, 45.5
Washington Redskins (+7) at Philadelphia Eagles, 50.5
Houston Texans (-2.5) at New York Giants, 42
Minnesota Vikings (+9.5) at New Orleans Saints, 51
Tennessee Titans (+7) at Cincinnati Bengals, 43.5
Baltimore Ravens (PK) at Cleveland Browns, 41.5
Green Bay Packers (+1.5) at Detroit Lions, 52
Indianapolis Colts (-6.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars, 45.5
Oakland Raiders (+14.5) at New England Patriots, 47
San Francisco 49ers (-2.5) at Arizona Cardinals, 42.5
Denver Broncos (+5) at Seattle Seahawks, 48.5
Kansas City Chiefs (+4.5) at Miami Dolphins, 41.5
Pittsburgh Steelers (+3.5) at Carolina Panthers, 41.5
Chicago Bears (+1) at New York Jets, 45.5