It’s Week 2 of the NFL season, and handicappers Warren Sharp and Preston Johnson have you covered with comprehensive betting previews for all of Sunday’s games (except the late game). Note: All odds courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Thursday evening. Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons (-6) Total: 44.5 PickCenter public consensus pick: 55 percent Carolina Sharp: The 2017 Falcons defense ranked No. 30 in my EDSR (early down success rate) metric and No. 22 in Football Outsiders’ DVOA (defense-adjusted value over average). They just lost their best defender, Deion Jones, as well as starting safety Keanu Neal. Jones is the heart and soul of the Falcons’ defense, and this is the worst possible week to be without him because Christian McCaffrey is coming to town….
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