NFL Week 2 schedule, dates and kickoff times

The reigning NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles will host the Minnesota Vikings on ‘Thursday Night Football’ to kick off Week 2 in the NFL. The Eagles (-6.5) rolled to a 24-7 victory over the Vikings last year at Lincoln Financial Field.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson vs Houston Texans
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Notable Matchups

The Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals will clash in an early AFC North showdown. The Bengals (-3.5) are home favorites and went 2-1 against the Ravens last season. However, Baltimore won the only game in which Lamar Jackson saw action.

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will travel to TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville to battle Trevor Lawrence and the upstart Jaguars. The Chiefs (-3) are road favorites in a projected shootout with an over/under of 51 points. All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce is questionable with a knee injury.

The New York Jets will travel to Jerry World to square off against the Dallas Cowboys. Third-year quarterback Zach Wilson will be under center for the underdog Jets (+9.5) in an anticipated low-scoring affair with an over/under of 39.5 points.

A pair of unbeaten squads, the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams, will tangle in an NFC West matchup at SoFi Stadium. Brock Purdy and the 49ers (-9.5) are massive road favorites against Matthew Stafford and the Rams.

Upset of the Week

The Detroit Lions knocked off the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1 and will host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The Lions (-5.5) are the favorite, but the Seahawks have won five straight games between the two squads. Pete Carroll’s defense will rise to the occasion, and Geno Smith will lead Seattle to its first win of the young season.

Monday Night Doubleheader

The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers will collide in the first game of an ABC-ESPN Monday night doubleheader. The underdog Panthers (+3) and No. 1 overall draft choice Bryce Young will host the Saints on ESPN, with kickoff slated for 7:15 p.m. ET.

The heated rivalry between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers is set for 8:15 p.m. ET on ABC. The Steelers (+2.5) are slight underdogs but have won 19 of the last 20 meetings at home against the Ravens.

NFL Week 2 Full Schedule (All times Eastern)

Thursday, Sept. 14

Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:15 p.m. (Prime Video)

Sunday, Sept. 17

Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Las Vegas Raiders at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Kansas City Chiefs at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Los Angeles Chargers at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. (CBS)

New York Giants at Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

New York Jets at Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m., ET (CBS)

Washington Commanders at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, Sept. 18

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m. (ABC)

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