After Week 1 of the 2015 SuperContest at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, there were a record 108 entrants who went a perfect 5-0 with their NFL picks, including Kelly Stewart and Eric Sollenberger of Team OddsShark.
There will now be some separation for the leaders atop the SuperContest Standings as the games get tougher to pick and oddsmakers adjust the NFL betting odds throughout the season.
Week 2 kicks off with the Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) hosting the Denver Broncos (1-0) as 3-point favorites on the SuperContest Card in a key AFC West matchup on Thursday Night Football.
The Broncos have won six straight meetings – going 4-2 against the spread – since quarterback Peyton Manning joined them. However, there are questions about whether or not Manning is starting to decline along with Denver’s Super Bowl hopes.
The Sunday Night Football game is a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers (1-0) and Seattle Seahawks (0-1). The Packers are listed as 3.5-point home favorites and have lost the last three meetings with the Seahawks, although all of those took place on the road.
Seattle remains without All-Pro safety Kam Chancellor due to a contract dispute and hopes to avoid an 0-2 start. Meanwhile, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be playing with revenge after nearly leading his team to an upset win in the conference title game on a bad ankle.
Finally, the Monday Night Football matchup pits the Indianapolis Colts (0-1) against the New York Jets (1-0). The Colts are 7-point home favorites and will be playing on MNF in Week 2 for the second consecutive year. In 2014, Indy lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 30-27 on a last-second field goal to fall to 0-2, yet the team was still able to make it to the AFC Championship Game before losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.
The Jets are coming off a 31-10 home win over the Cleveland Browns as 3.5-point chalk in their season opener, much to the delight of the masses who selected them as one of the Top 5 SuperContest Consensus Picks in Week 1.