Odds for NFL Games This Week Include Huge Spreads for Patriots and Cowboys at Home

By David Hayes
Dallas Cowboys v Washington Redskins
Dallas Cowboys v Washington Redskins / Win McNamee/Getty Images

With this week's "Thursday Night Football" game in the books, it's time for bettors to start looking ahead to prepare for rest of the NFL Week 3 slate. The Week 3 set of games has everything from divisional matchups to inter-conference battles. With spreads and totals that are high and low, let's examine the notable games.

Odds for NFL Games This Week

The lowest projected total of the week came and went at 40 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, with Thursday's 20-7 win by the Jacksonville Jaguars over the Tennessee Titans. Sunday's projected 41.5-point total for the matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Green Bay Packers is currently tied with the "Monday Night Football" clash between the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins as the lowest over/under among the remaining games.

NFL Spreads for Week 3

The "Sunday Night Football" matchup goes to the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns this week, facing off in Cleveland. The Browns are 3.5-point home underdogs, along with a game total that has dropped from 51 points to just 47.5 as of Sunday morning.

"Monday Night Football" sees another spread on the lower side, between two teams that have both disappointed early on this season. The Bears travel to our nation's capital to take on the Redskins in D.C., with Chicago currently sitting as a 4-point road favorite.

The highest spread of the week has seen quite some change since the odds opened earlier this week. While the Dallas Cowboys initially opened as the biggest favorites of the week as 20.5-point home favorites over the Miami Dolphins, they were quickly surpassed by a massive jump in the New England Patriots' spread against the New York Jets.

The Patriots initially opened as 17.5-point favorites Sunday night prior to the Week 2 "Monday Night Football" game, but after New York lost backup quarterback Trevor Siemian to an ankle injury, New England shot up to 23-point home favorites.

The highest total of the week goes to the Baltimore Raves and the Kansas City Chiefs at 51.5 points. Both offenses have lit up the scoreboard early on this season, so this isn't exactly surprising to see this matchup hold this distinction.

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