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NFL picks Week 2: Latest odds, predictions against the spread for every game

NFL picks Week 2: Latest odds, predictions against the spread for every game

The most talked about betting line entering Week 2 of the NFL season is the New England Patriots being almost three-touchdown favorites on the road against the Miami Dolphins.

The Patriots are 18.5-point favorites as of Thursday morning, and if that line doesn't hit 19.5 points, it will be the fourth-largest spread of the decade. The Patriots are 7-10 against the Dolphins in Miami with Tom Brady as their starting quarterback, but those past struggles might not be relevant this week. The Dolphins traded away their best offensive lineman last week and then got crushed 59-10 at home to the Baltimore Ravens in the season opener.

Miami is the worst team in the league, and New England's high-powered offense could be getting a boost with elite wide receiver Antonio Brown. He's eligible to make his Patriots debut Sunday, but head coach Bill Belichick has been non-committal this week when asked if Brown will suit up versus the Dolphins.

The other must-see matchup on the Week 2 schedule is an NFC Championship Game rematch featuring the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams. The Rams beat the Saints in New Orleans in controversial fashion last season to punch their ticket to Super Bowl LIII. This year's game will be played in Los Angeles, where the Rams are small favorites.

Let's take a look at the latest NFL odds (via the Westgate SuperBook) and make picks against the spread for every Week 2 matchup. Each pick is italicized (Week 1 record: 8-8).

Thursday, Sept. 12
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers (-6.5)

Sunday, Sept. 15
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans (-3)
Los Angeles Chargers (-2.5) at Detroit Lions
Buffalo Bills (-1.5) at New York Giants
Arizona Cardinals at Baltimore Ravens (-13)
New England Patriots (-18.5) at Miami Dolphins
Dallas Cowboys (-5.5) at Washington Redskins
Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans (-9)
Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers (-4)
San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals (-2)
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (-3)
Kansas City Chiefs (-7) at Oakland Raiders
New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams (-2)
Chicago Bears (-2.5) at Denver Broncos
Philadelphia Eagles (-1.5) at Atlanta Falcons

Monday, Sept. 16
Cleveland Browns (-6.5) at New York Jets

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Say it ain't so: Rob Gronkowski, in Lakers gear, dances in halftime show in L.A.

Say it ain't so: Rob Gronkowski, in Lakers gear, dances in halftime show in L.A.

Could Rob Gronkowski rub it in a little more?

In the morning, Gronk's "big announcement" was that he'll be going to the Super Bowl - not with the Patriots, but as the host of "Gronk Beach" in Miami, the site of SB54. Thus ends the comeback, at least for this season.

He later joked that Pats were just "missing some 6-6, 260 [pound] guy...They're missing that guy for sure."

To top it all off, at night, Gronk donned Lakers purple and gold and was part of a halftime dance show with the Laker Girls at the Staples Center in Los Angeles where New England's least favorite NBA team was taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

Gronk showed off his moves with talk show host James Corden and tennis great Venus Williams.

Enjoy your retirement, big guy. Think he'll stick around and rock some Celtics green Wednesday night at Staples when the C's face the Clippers? 

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Should we read anything into Tom Brady 'liking' Antonio Brown's Instagram apology?

Should we read anything into Tom Brady 'liking' Antonio Brown's Instagram apology?

So, Tom Brady (and other Patriots) "liked" an apology post from former-teammate-for-11-days Antonio Brown on Instagram?

What's it mean?

That was the subject of a heated debate on Boston Sports Tonight among DJ Bean, Tom Curran, Michael Holley and Danielle Trotta.

It was Curran and Holley who were at odds over whether we should be reading anything into the social media vagaries on any athlete.

Holley: "For whatever reason, lots of players get into it. Lots of celebrities get into it...not because we [the media] are broken, but because that's how they communicate. And we would be reckless if we didn't follow it."

Curran: "It's reckless to vest any perception or presumption into it."

Watch the full discussion here:

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