Week 2 NFL Review: By The Numbers
By: Ben Lipson
Special to ProFootballGuru.com
As a follow up to the weekly NFL preview, SportsTradex.Com reviews the action from featured NFL games of Week 2 in the SportsTradex prediction game. The prediction game is live and offers a unique perspective for breaking down this week of football.
This week’s featured games were:
Steelers at Bengals
Redskins at Packers
Cowboys at Chiefs
Broncos at Giants
49ers at Seahawks
What We Knew, Again: Winning on the road is tough in the NFL, especially if it requires a trip to Seattle. Home teams in SportsTradex key games are 8-2 on the season. Sports Tradex follows home records closely throughout the season because they plays a crucial role in the game predictions. The Seahawks (65-30 all-time at CenturyLink Field) entered the Sunday Night game as 60% favorites, a larger advantage than any other source. By halftime, the Seahawks stock rose to 72% despite only holding a narrow 5-0 baseball style lead. The ‘Hawks completely shut down the 49ers’ offense and our prediction market did not find any reason to expect a 2nd half change.
What We Learned: The Chiefs are for real. Last year, the Chiefs were never higher than 50% based on SportsTradex analysis. This year, the Chiefs were exactly 50-50 with the Cowboys at the time of Sunday’s kickoff. The Chiefs will most likely be a favorite on the road in Philly according to SportsTradex. This team bears an eerie resemblance to the 49ers at the beginning of the Harbaugh era. A new coach, a different attitude and an efficient quarterback might be enough for a playoff run. Andy Reid returns to Philly and it should be fun to watch.
A Little Hubris: The 3 most confident predictions in Week 2 (Green Bay, Cincinnati and Denver) all came to fruition. Expect the 49ers and Broncos to hold the best odds of winning in Week 3 with exact numbers coming soon.
You can make your own projections by playing free NFL games at www.sportstradex.com And stay tuned for a Week 2 preview of all the biggest games! Also, PFG readers are eligible for a 30% deposit bonus to play other weekly fantasy football games for cash prizes. Use code “PFG”