Some of the NFL’s best teams from last year have struggled to start the 2015 season, going 0-2 to begin the year. But even though the Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis Colts are winless, they’re expected to pick up victories in Week 3.
Seattle has not looked like the team that went to two consecutive Super Bowls, giving up 61 total points in two defeats. Despite their struggles, no team is a bigger favorite in Week 3. They’ll play their first game at CenturyLink Field, where they might have the best home-field advantage in the league. The Seahawks are giving 14 points to the Chicago Bears, who will be without an injured Jay Cutler and have been outscored by more points than any other team in the league.
The Colts have been outscored by 26 points in their two losses, but they are still favorites on Sunday. Indianapolis is giving the Tennessee Titans five points, making them one of just four road favorites this weekend.
The New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans are all favored, as well, despite being 0-2. All six of their defeats have come by seven points or less. Baltimore is favored over Cincinnati, who is one of nine teams that have yet to lose.
The Dallas Cowboys are the only other 2-0 team that is an underdog. With Tony Romo set to miss approximately eight weeks, the Cowboys are getting one point against the Atlanta Falcons.
After the first two weeks featured no betting lines of more than 10 points, two teams are favored by more than 13 points in Week 3. The New England Patriots are giving the Jacksonville Jaguars 13.5 points at Gillette Stadium.
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, via vegasinsider.com.
Washington Redskins (+4) at New York Giants, 43.5
Pittsburgh Steelers (-1) at St. Louis Rams, 47.5
San Diego Chargers (+2.5) at Minnesota Vikings, 45
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+6.5) at Houston Texans, 40.5
Philadelphia Eagles (+2.5) at New York Jets, 47.5
New Orleans Saints (+3) at Carolina Panthers, 45
Jacksonville Jaguars (+13.5) at New England Patriots, 47.5
Cincinnati Bengals (+2.5) at Baltimore Ravens, 44.5
Oakland Raiders (+3.5) at Cleveland Browns, 42
Indianapolis Colts (-5) at Tennessee Titans, 48
Atlanta Falcons (-1) at Dallas Cowboys, 44.5
San Francisco 49ers (+6.5) at Arizona Cardinals, 43.5
Chicago Bears (+14) at Seattle Seahawks, N/A
Buffalo Bills (+3) at Miami Dolphins, 44
Denver Broncos (-3) at Detroit Lions, 45.5
Kansas City Chiefs (+7) at Green Bay Packers, 48