NFL defenses appear to be suffering the most without a preseason since there were more points scored in the first two weeks of the 2020 season than any previous year. Twelve teams have played in a pair of games that have gone over the betting total. Four teams have only played in games in which the under has hit.

Below are the five best over/under picks in Week 3. Game totals are courtesy of OddsShark.

New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts Under 44

Sam Darnold might have the worst group of weapons in the entire league. Le’Veon Bell is out and both Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman are doubtful. The Colts are first in opponents’ yards per play and total defense. Philip Rivers has thrown three interceptions, and Indianapolis hasn’t reached the 30-point mark in a pair of games against poor defenses.

Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles Under 46.5

Before the Bengals scored 30 points against a shaky Browns’ defense, Cincinnati was held to 13 points against the Chargers. The Eagles rank seventh in opponents’ yards per play with one of the league’s top pass rushes. Joe Burrow could be under constant attack behind one of the NFL’s worst offensive lines. Carson Wentz has been awful to start the season, and Philadelphia has yet to score 20 points in a game.

Tennessee Titans at Minnesota Vikings Under 49.5

This total has gotten too high after opening at 45.5. Minnesota’s Week 2 loss against Indianapolis only featured 39 points, while Tennessee and Denver totaled just 30 points in Week 1. The Titans have a poor rushing defense and Derrick Henry is going to get plenty of touches, which could make for a lot of long, time-consuming drives.

Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks Over 56

The Cowboys scored 40 points in Week 2, despite three lost fumbles and two fake punts. Dallas is second in total offense. Russell Wilson is playing at a level few quarterbacks have ever reached with a 140.0 passer rating and nine touchdowns. The Seahawks have scored at least 35 points in each game. Seattle is second in yards per play and fourth-worst in yards per play allowed.

Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints Over 52.5

The Packers have been the NFL’s top offensive team, ranking first in total yards, yards per play and points. Green Bay is 27th in opponents’ per play, and their two games have totaled an average of 70 points each. Each Saints’ game has averaged a total of 57.5 points. Drew Brees and New Orleans might improve upon their Week 2 loss with another week to adjust to not having a healthy Michael Thomas.

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Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with Chris Carson #32 after a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images