Week 2 of the 2017 NFL schedule will officially get underway Thursday evening when the Houston Texans take on the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bengals, Texans look to put Week 1 behind them

The Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals came into the 2017 season with high expectations, it may be pretty fair to say that they both want a redo of Week 1. The Bengals were shutout by their divisional rival Baltimore in their home opener, 20-0. The game was a nightmare from start to finish for the Bengals, especially for quarterback Andy Dalton.

Dalton was intercepted four times and fumbled the ball away once in the shutout loss.

The Texans didn’t fair much better in their home opener either. Houston's miscues and lack of offense led the Texans down the path of defeat against the Jacksonville Jaguars 29-7. After those performances, the last thing either team probably wanted is a short week to prepare for each other.

Two other teams that would love to forget about Week 1 are the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts. Both the Cards and Colts took it on the chin in Week 1, looking more like expansion teams than two squads that were predicted to make the postseason by many NFL experts.

Arizona’s offense was non-existent against the Detroit Lions last Sunday, and the Colts will once again be without Andrew Luck at quarterback.

These two teams will meet up in Indianapolis this Sunday afternoon.

Week 2 marquee games

Week 2 will feature several must see games, including the New England Patriots taking on the New Orleans Saints. Both teams are a surprising 0-1 on the season and the main reason was the, not so good, play from the quarterbacks Tom Brady and Drew Brees.

If you are a Patriots or Saints fan don’t panic quite yet. It is only a matter of time before these two get on track. Other must see action includes Dallas at Denver, Minnesota at Pittsburgh, and a primetime rematch of last season's NFC title game featuring the Green Bay Packers traveling to Atlanta to face the Atlanta Falcons.

Odds, TV info and predictions

The NFL predictions finished 3-1 in Week 1 so the weekly selections are off to a good start! The only loser was the Tennessee Titans. The Tampa Bay game was canceled, so that game does not count in the weekly five game selections.

Below is a look at the entire Week 2 NFL schedule, current Las Vegas odds, over/under totals, weekly predictions and TV information for each game.


Thursday, Sept. 14

  • Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals (-6) -- 8:25 pm -- NFLN (Over/Under 38)

Sunday, Sept 17

  • Arizona Cardinals (-7.5) at Indianapolis Colts -- 1:00 pm -- FOX (Over/Under 44)
  • Buffalo Bills at Carolina Panthers (7.5)-- 1:00 pm -- CBS (Over/Under 40)
  • Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay (-7) -- 1:00 pm -- FOX (Over/Under 43)
  • Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens (-7) -- 1:00 pm -- CBS (Over/Under 40)
  • Minnesota Vikings at Pittsburgh Steelers (-6.5) -- 1:00 pm -- FOX (Over/Under 45)
  • New England Patriots (-6) at New Orleans -- 1:00 pm -- CBS (Over/Under 55)
  • Philadelphia Eagles at Kansas City Chiefs (-4) -- 1:00 pm -- FOX (Over/Under 49)
  • Tennessee (-1) at Jacksonville -- 1:00 pm -- CBS (Over/Under 43.5)
  • Miami Dolphins at L.A. Chargers (-4.5) -- 4:05 pm -- CBS (Over/Under 45)
  • N.Y. Jets at Oakland (-14) -- 4:05 pm -- CBS (Over/Under 43)
  • Dallas (-2) at Denver -- 4:25 pm -- FOX (Over/Under 42)
  • San Francisco at Seattle (-13) -- 4:25 pm -- FOX (Over/Under 42.5)
  • Washington at L.A. Rams (-2) -- 4:25 pm -- FOX (Over/Under 46)
  • Green Bay at Atlanta (-2.5) 8:30 pm -- NBC (Over/Under 54)

Monday, Sept. 18

  • Detroit at N.Y. Giants (-4) 8:30 pm -- ESPN (Over/Under 43.5)

Picks -- Hoston +6, Denver +2, Kansas City -4, Tennessee -1, LA Rams -2