Another week of professional football action is in the books and there were some big surprises for week 3 ensuring that all of the best USA sportsbooks took a beating over the weekend. The biggest shocker of them all has to be the Buffalo Bills rolling into Minnesota and beating them by 3 touchdowns after being a 17-point underdog before kickoff. Rookie quarterback Josh Allen looked fantastic and was jumping over Minnesota’s defensive linemen like they were nothing. Anyone who helped themselves to the generous Bills money line before the game ended the day very happy indeed.
There were a few more smaller upsets during the day that insured that daring gamblers were rewarded with a little money on their wages. For example, not many people predicted that the New York Giants could go into Houston as 6 point underdogs and leave with the victory but that’s exactly what they did with Eli Manning throwing 297 yards and two touchdowns. this leaves the Texans winless after many people had predicted them to win the division before the start of the year.
Sunday Night ended with the second biggest upset of the day with the Detroit Lions slapping the New England Patriots 26 to 10, putting both teams at a record of 1-2. This was rookie head coach Matt Patricia’s signature game of the season as he was facing his old team and mentor Bill Belichick. Even if the Lions only when a few games this season they’ll still feel like winners as this was the one that they really wanted. The lesson here as always is to never bet against a 7-point underdog at home.
All of this action was of course started by the Cleveland Browns winning their first game in over 600 days on Thursday Night against the Jets, setting the stage for more upsets.