Seven fastest NFL offenses go 6-1 over/under in Week 1
The Philadelphia Eagles successfully debuted their high-octane offense under new head coach Chip Kelly, taking a 33-27 win over the Washington Redskins Monday night.
The Eagles ran 77 plays on offense and piled up 263 rushing yards on 49 carries – the most rushing attempts of any team in Week 1. That quick pace helped top the 52-point total but didn’t set the bar for up-tempo offense during the opening week of the season.
The New England Patriots and their hurry-up offense remains the pace setter in the NFL, running 89 plays in a 23-21 win over the Buffalo Bills. The Patriots were tops in the league in offensive plays per game in 2012, averaging 74.3, and finished as the best over bet in football at 11-5 O/U.
The Baltimore Ravens were second in plays per game during Week 1 with 87 plays in a 49-27 loss to the Denver Broncos Thursday. The Detroit Lions tied the Eagles for the third-fastest pace with 77 plays, beating the Minnesota Vikings 34-24 Sunday.
Of the top seven teams that ran the most offensive plays in Week 1, all but one – New England – played over the total. Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston and Dallas all topped their respective game’s number.
Here’s a look at the totals for games involving those seven teams in Week 2:
New York Jets at New England Patriots (44)
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens (43.5)
Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals (47.5)
San Diego Chargers at Philadelphia Eagles (49.5)
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (44)
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans (44.5)
Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs (46.5)