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Preseason Trends

-- Home teams went 13-3 in Week 2

-- Favorites went 13-3 straight up and 11-5 against the spread in Week 2. The Ravens and Bears were the only two teams that failed to cover the point-spread in their victories

-- After watching the ‘over’ go 12-5 in the first 17 preseason games, the ‘under’ went 8-7-1 in Week 2

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-- Prior to last night, 10 teams were unbeaten (2-0) and nine are winless (0-2) in the preseason

-- Seattle and Baltimore have both scored 71 points in their first two games, while Jacksonville (16) and Green Bay (19) have struggled offensively

-- Arizona has been the best defensive team so far, allowing seven points in two games. Tampa Bay (69), Jacksonville (64) and San Diego (64) have all struggled on the defensive side.

-- Rookie coaches have gone 8-6 in the preseason

-- Thursday’s action watched both games go ‘over’ the total. The home and road teams went 1-1 and the favorites and underdogs split as well both SU and ATS.

Seattle at Green Bay (CBS, 8:00 p.m. ET)

Preseason Notes

Seattle

Week 1 – Seattle 31 at San Diego 10
The Seahawks led 7-3 at halftime before outscoring the Chargers 24-7 in the second-half. Backup QBs Tarvaris Jackson and Brady Quinn passed for 187 yards and three touchdowns.

Week 2 – Seattle 40 vs. Denver 10 (Over 42)
The Seahawks led 33- 7 at halftime with the help of two touchdowns from their defense and special teams. QB Russell Wilson connected on 67 percent (8-of-12) of his passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns.

Green Bay

Week 1 - Green Bay 0 vs. Arizona 17
The Packers starting offensive unit had an early opportunity to score in the first quarter but turned the ball over on downs inside the Cardinals five-yard-line. Arizona led 14-0 at the break.

Week 2 – Green Bay 19 at St. Louis 7
The Packers led 9-0 at halftime and built a 19-0 lead in the fourth quarter before the Rams scored a late touchdown. QB Aaron Rodgers was 10-of-12 for 134 yards.

QB Rotations

Seattle – Russell Wilson, Tarvaris Jackson, Brady Quinn

Green Bay – Aaron Rodgers, Graham Harrell, Vince Young, B.J. Coleman (Rookie – Chattanooga)

Coaching Notes (Overall Records)

Pete Carroll - 9-5
Carroll started 1-3 both SU and ATS in preseason games but has gone 8-2 SU and 9-1 ATS in his last 10 games.

Mike McCarthy - 15-15
Total players noticed that McCarthy watched the ‘over’ go 20-8 (71%) in his first seven preseason slates but the ‘under’ is 2-0 this August and currently on a 5-1 (86%) run.

Dress Rehearsal - Week 3 Records (2010-2012)

Seattle - (1-2 SU, 2-1 ATS, Over 2-1)
2012 - Seattle 44 at Kansas City 14 (Over 40)
2011 – Seattle 20 at Denver 23 (Over 36.5)
2010 – Seattle 13 at Minnesota 24 (Under 39)

Green Bay (3-0, 2-1 ATS, 2-1 Over)
2012 - Green Bay 27 at Cincinnati 13 (Under 43)
2011 – Green Bay 24 at Indianapolis 21 (Over 40)
2010 – Green Bay 59 vs. Indianapolis 24 (Over 44.5)

Chicago at Oakland (10:00 p.m. ET)

Chicago

Week 1 – Chicago 17 Carolina 24
The Bears and Panthers both scored defensive touchdowns via interceptions. Chicago passed for 277 yards but was intercepted twice.

Week 2 – Chicago 33 vs. San Diego 28
The Chargers trailed the Bears 20-7 at halftime. Backup QB Charlie Whitehurst helped the Bolts outscore Chicago 21-13 with two touchdown passes.

Oakland

Week 1 – Oakland 19 vs. Dallas 17 (Over 35.5)
The Raiders trailed 10-6 after two quarters but rallied in the second-half with 13 points, including a game-winning field goal.

Week 2 – Oakland 20 at New Orleans 28 (Over 42.5)
The Raiders trailed 23-7 at halftime before outscoring the Saints 13-5 in the final two quarters. Drew Brees diced up Oakland for 202 yards on 14-of-18 attempts.

QB Rotations

Chicago - Jay Cutler, Josh McCown, Trent Edwards, Jordan Palmer
Starters are expected to play at least the first-half for the Bears.

Oakland - Matt Flynn, Terrelle Pryor, Matt McGloin (Rookie – Penn State), Tyler Wilson (Rookie, Arkansas)
Starters are expected to play the first-half and possibly into the second-half. The Raiders could use all four quarterbacks against the Bears.
 
Coaching Notes (Overall Records)

Marc Trestman 1-1 (0-2 ATS)
The seven rookie coaches in the NFL have gone 8-6 in the preseason, which includes Trestman’s ledger. The ‘over’ has cashed in both of his first two games.

Dennis Allen 2-4
Allen is 0-3 in his first three preseason games on the road.

Dress Rehearsal - Week 3 Records (2010-2012)

Chicago - (1-2 SU, 2-1 ATS, Under 3-0)
2012 – Chicago 20 at N.Y. Giants 17 (Under 41)
2011 – Chicago 13 at Tennessee 14 (Under 35.5)
2010 – Chicago 9 vs. Arizona 14 (Under 38)

Oakland - (2-1 SU, 2-1 ATS, Over 3-0)
2012 - Oakland 31 vs. Detroit 20 (Over 42)
2011 – Oakland 20 vs. New Orleans 40 (Over 38)
2010 – Oakland 28 vs. San Francisco 24 (Over 37.5)
 
 

  
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