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• Pittsburgh Steelers vs New York Giants - PIT -4, UNDER 36
Tomlin wants to take a nice long look at his backup QB’s. NYG had big plays last week, but hardly any sustained drives. This will be worse without Eli and Sorgi. PIT still have problems on O-line and corner, but should be enough to overcome the depleted NYG. The only way this game goes OVER is if PIT blow them out. Lay the points with confidence. Prediction: Bank PIT -4 and UNDER.
• Baltimore Ravens vs Washington Redskins - BAL +3
On the surface this looks like a bad matchup for the Ravens. Shanahan is traditionally very good vs the spread, McNabb has something to prove, and they romped the Bills in week 1. However, the Ravens are not the Bills and look for BAL to put up a much better fight. Bulger should get into a better groove this time around as he gets more familiar with his new team. Underdogs also do well in week 2. Prediction: Bank BAL +3.
• New York Jets vs Carolina Panthers - NYJ -1.5
In perhaps my favorite matchup of the week the HBO Hard Knocks wonders take on the Panthers. The Jets wanted to win week 1, but couldn't pull it off due to some big plays from Peyton's protege Jim Sorgi. Who knew? Clemens is publicly on the trading block so look for him to get more extended time in this game. He will be squaring off with the new kid on the block, Jimmy Klausen. Also look for Sanchez to get more going with his new toys on offense while Moore tries to figure out if he's actually a starter in this league. CAR lack depth and have key injuries once again this week, meanwhile the Jets should be able to put up more points with the loaded roster they have. Prediction: Bank NYJ -1.5.
• Miami Dolphins vs Jacksonville Jaguars - MIA +2
MIA started the preseason with a flop of a performance, but they almost covered the spread anyways only missing it by 1 point. Look for that to change this week as they play the lowly Jaguars. Last week versus PHI they relied entirely on turnovers and big plays. Don't expect lightning to strike twice. Coach Sparano likes to win in the preseason and this game will follow that trend, too. Stick with the road dog in this one. Prediction: Bank MIA +2.
• Houston Texans vs New Orleans Saints - OVER 40.5
Both of these teams love to air it out. It is their identity and it should be another preseason shootout. Scoring naturally goes up as the preseason rolls along and when you have two teams looking to do what they do best, it's a recipe for scoring success. The total is usually set higher for these clubs and with good reason because they usually go OVER. Expect more of the same in this one. Prediction: Bank OVER.