New England Patriot @ New York Jets
There are a number of exciting things to bet on in this contest as it features two rookie signal callers, Zach Wilson and Mac Jones. Each player unfortunately suffered a loss in their first NFL start of their careers but hope to turn it around in this matchup. In this section we are going to take a look at what players are a good bet to lead in some of the most important categories of the game.
Passing: Mac Jones looks primed to lead this game in total passing yards. He threw for 281 and a touchdown in his first game against an improved defense in the Miami Dolphins. The Jets should be a far easier task for the rookie and with a solid offensive line he could really thrive in the pocket. Zach Wilson on the other hand just struggled in his first game, though a lot of that wasn’t truly his fault. The offensive line couldn’t give him any time to throw the ball. It should be a similar outcome for him in this game.
Mac Jones to throw for over 247.5 passing yards – 17/20
Mac Jones to have over 1.5 passing touchdowns – 5/6
"We just gotta come out, start faster, play harder."
Hightower & the defense focused on making an impact in Week 2: https://t.co/YmTTuqDOLT
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 16, 2021
Rushing: The Patriots used a trio of backs in their first game against the Dolphins and while one stood out more than the rest, he may have fumbled his chances away. Damien Harris was the clear leader but fumbled, costing them the game. Rhamondre Stevenson also fumbled. Both should split carries while the Jets split carries between Tevin Coleman, Ty Johnson and rookie Michael Carter.
Receiving: Corey Davis seems to be the best bet. Neither team really has an established number one wideout, but Wilson seemed to love targeting Davis in his first regular season game. He hauled in five catches on seven targets for 97 yards this past Sunday. Nelson Agholor was the closest player to Davis on either team in terms of yards.
nelson Agholor to have over 0.5 receiving touchdowns – 2/1
Nelson Agholor to have over 46.5 receiving yards – 17/20
Kansas City Chiefs @ Baltimore Ravens
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs seem to be the kryptonite for Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. Jackson has yet to defeat Mahomes in his young NFL career but hopes to finally turn it around in this game.
Passing: Patrick Mahomes was phenomenal once again, throwing for 337 yards in the season opener while Lamar only threw for 235 yards against the Las Vegas Raiders last week. Mahomes is a much more polished passer and has a ton more offensive weapons to work with.
Patrick Mahomes to have over 318 passing yards – 5/6
Patrick Mahomes career stats in September:
Pass Yds/Game: 331.0
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) September 13, 2021
Rushing: The Chiefs made Clyde Edwards-Helaire their workhorse, giving him 14 carries. However, he only took them for 43 total yards. The Ravens used a full-blown committee at the position, and you never know who will lead the pack from week to week. Jackson actually had 12 carries for 86 yards, leading the team against Vegas. Still, there isn’t enough evidence to suggest that one player will be a great bet to lead this game in rushing.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire to rush for a touchdown – 17/10
Receiving: Sammy Watkins had 96 yards for Baltimore in the season opener but that probably won’t happen again for another few weeks. Meanwhile, Tyreek Hill had 11 catches for 197 yards and two touchdowns. He should lead the game in receiving for the second time in a row.
Tyreek hill to have over 89.5 receiving yards – 17/20