The New England Patriots will be favored by more than two touchdowns for the second consecutive game when they take on the New York Jets in Week 3.
The Patriots destroyed the Miami Dolphins on the road Sunday in a 43-0 Week 2 win. New England's defense had seven sacks and four interceptions, while the offense was bolstered by the debut of newly signed wide receiver Antonio Brown. The 31-year-old veteran caught four passes from Tom Brady, tallying 56 receiving yards and one touchdown.
Oddsmakers pegged the Patriots as 18.5-point favorites against the Dolphins, and the defending Super Bowl champions easily covered the spread. With the Pats ready to host the Jets on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium, oddsmakers again are making New England a massive favorite entering Week 3. The Jets also are expected to start backup quarterback Trevor Siemian against the Patriots because starter Sam Darnold is battling mono.
Here are the early spreads for every Week 3 game (via the Westgate Superbook):
NFL - Week 3
Ten -2.5 at Jax
GB -7 vs Den
Phi -7.5 vs Det
KC -6.5 vs Bal
Buf -6 vs Cin
Ind -3 vs Atl
Min -7.5 vs Oak
NE -17.5 vs NYJ
Dal -20.5 vs Mia
TB -6 vs NYG
Car -3.5 at Ari
Sea (NL) vs NO
LAC -3 vs Hou
SF (NL) vs Pit
LAR -3 EV at Cle
Chi -6.5 at Wsh— Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) September 15, 2019
The most notable spread on that list is the Dallas Cowboys being favored by 20.5-points over the Dolphins. The Cowboys are 2-0, and their high-powered offense led by Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott should easily be able to move the ball against a Dolphins defense that's given up 102 points over the first two weeks of the season.
The Dolphins have played so poorly that the Westgate Superbook is taking prop bets on them to finish the season 0-16 (the book also has odds on the Patriots going 16-0).
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