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The public betting for this game currently has 73 percent going on New England. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NFL Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game. The Patriots continued their winning ways in Week 1 of the season, picking up a win at home over the Texans. They covered as a 6-point favorite while going under the high The Patriots have hit the under in three straight games.
New England was able to contain the Houston offense and hold the Texans to just total yards and passing yards. The Pats offense put up yards, but had three turnovers. Tom Brady was 26 of 39 passing for yards and three touchdowns while Rob Gronkowski caught seven passes for yards and a touchdown. Leading rusher Rex Burkhead had 64 yards before leaving the game with a concussion.
The Jaguars opened the season at New York, picking up a win over the Giants. Jacksonville was a 2. They have hit the under in three of their last four games. He will need to avoid his tendency to disappear during long stretches of games. Making himself a good target every week will also make his yards per game less deceiving. For example, even though Cooper had yards in , he only had one game over 75 receiving yards after week 8 of the season.
In , he only had two games over 75 yards. And lastly, but probably the most obvious of the criteria, Cooper will need to stay healthy. He definitely played through some nagging injuries last season which contributed to his poor play.
Achieving yards would be a sign that he has both mentally and physically endured the whole season. Plus, even though he is being pegged as the primary focus of the passing game, there are many players to spread the ball to on offense. Then you have to factor in the running game which has a chance to improve. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is having himself a big game against the Tennessee Titans.
And he set another career milestone early in the fourth quarter. Roethlisberger has moved to No. Roethlisberger finished the game with passing yards and continues to build on his Hall of Fame resume. Sign up for the Steelers Wire email newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning. Ben Roethlisberger , Pittsburgh Steelers , Titans vs. Ben Roethlisberger checks in at No. Jalen Ramsey takes his shot at Ben Roethlisberger: Mike Tomlin not going to brag on Ben Roethlisberger yet.