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Community Tailgate: Week 2 Upsets

NFL News
September 18, 2015

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The second week of the NFL’s 2015 regular season got underway last night, and we couldn’t have asked for a wilder, more bizarre ending than what we got from the Broncos and Chiefs in Kansas City. Thursday night’s game will be hard to top this weekend, but as NFL executive Michael Signora tweeted last night, 13 of the 17 games on the schedule so far have been within a single score heading into the fourth quarter.

Heading into the weekend, we want to get your thoughts on Week 2’s slate of games, with a specific focus on potential upsets. The following teams are currently underdogs by at least a field goal, according to Bovada.lv:

  • 49ers at Steelers
  • Lions at Vikings
  • Buccaneers at Saints
  • Chargers at Bengals
  • Texans at Panthers
  • Washington vs. Rams
  • Raiders vs. Ravens
  • Jaguars vs. Dolphins
  • Cowboys at Eagles
  • Seahawks at Packers
  • Jets at Colts

In all likelihood, at least a couple of these teams will pull off upsets this weekend, and it’s possible a handful will come through. Which underdogs do you like to pick up Week 2 wins? Weigh in below with your thoughts.

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