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NFL Week 2: Bengals favorites to beat Texans on Thursday Night Football

The Bengals had an awful offensive showing in Week 1, putting up a grand total of zero points. Somehow, the team is still favored to win in Week 2 when the Texans come to town for a primetime matchup.

Cincinnati Bengals v Houston Texans Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Coming off a 20-0 loss in Paul Brown Stadium, the Cincinnati Bengals have an opportunity to put it all behind them on Thursday Night Football in Week 2. has released opening odds for Week 2 in the NFL and somehow the Bengals are favored to beat the Houston Texans when they come to Cincinnati on Thursday.

The Texans are actually coming off a similarly disastrous loss after falling 29-7 to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1 at NRG Stadium.

Quarterback Tom Savage didn’t even make it through the first half of the Week 1 outing before being benched for rookie Deshaun Watson. The Texans allowed 10 sacks in Week 1 to the Jaguars, so the Bengals’ front seven should be on a mission to terrorize Watson on Thursday. has the Bengals as 3.5 point favorites to beat the Texans and if Week 1 was any indication, this is likely to be a low-scoring game. The Bengals ended 2016 with the Texans in Week 16 and Ravens in Week 17 and open 2017 with the Ravens in Week 1 and Texans in Week 2. The Bengals beat the Ravens and lost to the Texans in those games last season, so hopefully the Bengals can reverse the fortunes and beat the Texans in Week 2 after falling to the Ravens in Week 1.

NFL Week 2 Opening Odds:

Texans at Bengals (-3.5, 40)

Titans at Jaguars (PK, 43.5)

Browns at Ravens (-7, 41)

Bills at Panthers (-7, 42)

Patriots at Saints (OFF)

Cardinals at Colts (+7, 44.5)

Eagles at Chiefs (-4.5)

Vikings at Steelers (OFF)

Bears at Buccaneers (-5.5, 43)

Dolphins at Chargers (OFF)

Jets at Raiders (-13.5, 43.5)

Redskins at Rams (-2, 46)

Cowboys at Broncos (OFF)

49ers at Seahawks (-13, 43.5)

Packers at Falcons (-3, 54)

Lions at Giants (OFF)