NFL Over/Unders Week 2: Low-Scoring Matchups You Can Count on
Choosing the over/under for NFL games is never an easy task, but sometimes there are matchups during a given week that have low-scoring written all over them.
Week 2 of the NFL season will present some great opportunities to comfortably bet the under.
Here are some of the matchups you can count on to be low-scoring affairs.
All over/unders are courtesy of Bovada.lv.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings: 44.5
This game will see two of the worst teams in the NFL and on top of that, Andrew Luck will square off with Christian Ponder in a battle of inexperienced quarterbacks.
For the Colts, Luck looked pretty good in his rookie debut. He was 23-for-45 for 309 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. For the Vikings, Ponder looked much better as he was 20-for-27, compiling 270 yards but failed to get into the end zone.
Even with both quarterbacks having impressive stats, they totaled only one touchdown between the two of them.
Two young quarterbacks in this game mean there are two huge question marks on the field. There's simply no telling what these two signal-callers will bring to the table this week and it could get ugly.
Combine that with the fact that neither team has very many weapons on offense and you have yourself all the makings of a low-scoring game.
Washington Redskins vs. St. Louis Rams: 44.5
The Redskins stormed out of the gate to start the 2012 season after upsetting the New Orleans Saints in what was an offensive explosion for Robert Griffin III in his NFL debut.
RG3 was 19-for-26 with 320 yards and two scores. It was a rookie debut for the ages and chances are Griffin III will come back down to earth in Week 2. Not to mention, he won't be facing a non-existent defensive unit.
St. Louis is nowhere near an elite team defensively, but they did prove to be better than the Saints after controlling the Detroit Lions explosive offense for three quarters, intercepting Matthew Stafford three times.
The Rams offense has many question marks this season. Quarterback Sam Bradford is looking to recover from a lackluster 2011 campaign, but he doesn't have much help in his receiving corps. Steven Jackson is still a very good back, but what good is he with an offensive line that doesn't block?
With RG3 potentially beginning to look like a rookie against a slightly tougher defense and the Rams unable to block opposing defenses, these two teams certainly won't break the 44-point mark.
Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: 41
Make no mistake about it: this game will be a blowout.
The Houston Texans will be doing most of the scoring in this one. The Texans dropped 30 points on the Miami Dolphins in Week 1 while only surrendering 10. Not only can this team score touchdowns, they also play great defense.
That doesn't bode well for second-year quarterback, Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert looked good in his season debut, completing 23 of his 39 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns, but that was against a lowly Vikings defense.
The Texans are a much better squad defensively than the Vikings and will put a ton of pressure on Gabbert which could lead to countless mistakes and sacks. The Jags will also be hard-pressed to get their rushing attack going against one of the best defenses in the NFL.
Long drives will be at a premium for Jacksonville in this game and while the Texans will get their points, the Jags could end up without a single touchdown in this game.
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