We all know how the Eagles looked in their week one victory over the Cleveland Browns. Pretty much any other team in the NFL likely would have found a way to defeat the Birds given the same opportunities the Browns had on Sunday.
The Baltimore Ravens on the other hand went out and tuned up the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night to the score of 44-13. Joe Flacco, Ray Rice, and the rest of the Ravens offense seriously impressed, helping the Ravens to cruise to victory.
So what do these two contrasting games do to week two betting lines, you ask?
The Ravens at Eagles week two line opened with the Eagles -3, but after last night's Baltimore victory, it has moved from down to -2.5. But only a .5 difference? National Football Post's betting analyst Joe Fortenbaugh calls it very significant.
Analysis: It may not seem like a lot, but that half
point adjustment off the key number of three is a big move. After Joe
Flacco’s aerial display on Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals,
the preseason excitement that surrounded the new-look Baltimore offense
appears to be well-founded…at least for now. As for Philadelphia, it’s
amazing that Michael Vick could figure out how to throw four
interceptions and still pull off a victory. But that’s what happens when
you play the Browns. Can Philly get their act together for Week 2,
where they are 1-5 ATS over the last six years?
They're certainly going to be tested.
Prior to the season kicking off, Kulp called for an 19-13 Ravens victory anyway.
If you're a betting man, you can check out the rest of the week two lines that have moved at NFP.
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Two legendary Philadelphia basketball coaches will square off for charity.
Temple’s Fran Dunphy and Jefferson’s (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University) Herb Magee will have their teams face off at the Liacouras Center on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
All ticket sales will be donated to One America Appeal to help those impacted by recent hurricanes that hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.
“When the opportunity presented itself to play an exhibition game to raise money for the people suffering from the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, we knew right away that we needed to be a part of it,” Dunphy said in a statement. "I called my good friend, Herb Magee, one of the most respected men in the business, and he felt the same way. This gives our fans a rare opportunity to see our programs compete while also helping out those in need.”
“It is a tremendous opportunity for our team,” Magee said. “Coach Dunphy and I have been friends for a long time. We talked about playing one day and that time is now. We're looking forward to it, especially as we begin our new era as the Jefferson Rams. Being able to provide aid to those impacted by the recent natural disasters makes this game that much more special.”
Temple requested a waiver from the NCAA to play this exhibition for charity.
The Owls tip off their season against Old Dominion in the Charleston Classic on Nov. 16, while the Rams travel to Anaheim, California to open Concordia on Nov. 3.