Essential betting tidbits for Week 3 of the NFL

We dug up these vital betting tidbits for some of Sunday's NFL action that will help you make the right call before kickoff.

- The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings between the Texans and Ravens. Texans are 1-point road faves.

- The Texans have started the season 0-2 ATS. The last time they started 0-2 ATS was the 2008 season. They covered in Week 3 and finished the season 8-8 SU and ATS.

- New York Giants QB Eli Manning leads the NFL with seven interceptions through his first two games; three more than next closest.

- Panthers QB Cam Newton has faced the Giants just once. His 40.6 QB rating is the lowest against any opponent he's faced. The Panthers are 1-point home dogs.

- The Washington Redskins defense is dead last in the NFL allowing 511.5 yards per game and third-last in the NFL allowing 71 points. Skins host the Lions with a total of 48.5.

- The Lions are 0-4 ATS in the previous four meetings in Washington. Matchup is currently listed as a pick.

- The San Diego Chargers have won nine-straight games SU against the Tennessee Titans are are 8-1 ATS in that stretch. Chargers are 2.5-point road dogs Sunday.

- The Titans own the league's least effective passing game. Tennessee is last in the NFL with just 246 passing yards.

- The home team is 4-0 ATS in the previous four meetings between the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints. The Saints are 9-point home faves.

- The Cardinals have lost eight straight road games overall and are 4-3-1 ATS over that stretch.

- Pats QB Tom Brady is 2-0 in his career versus Tampa Bay. Brady is 43-of-63 for 566 yards and has six TD passes and two INTs in those games. His 114.9 QB rating versus the Bucs is higher than any other opponent.

- Meanwhile, Bucs QB Josh Freeman's rating of 63.0 is fourth lowest in the league. Only Brandon Weeden (62.0), Geno Smith (55.2) and Blaine Gabbert (30.8) have worse ratings. The Bucs are 8.5-point road dogs Sunday.

- The Green Bay Packers secondary could be without CB Tramon Williams, S Morgan Burnett and CB Casey Hayward against Cincinnati. The Pack already own the league's third-worst passing defense yielding 359 yards per game.

- The Bengals are 0-5 O/U in their last five games at Paul Brown Stadium. The total for the matchup with Green Bay is currently 49.5.

- Not a marquee matchup of rushing offenses when the Cowboys host the Rams Sunday. St. Louis ranks 25th in the league, while Dallas ranks 26th.

- The Cowboys are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games but are 1-0 ATS at home so far in 2013. Dallas is a 3.5-point home fave with the Rams in town.

- Vikes QB Christian Ponder saves his best for AFC opposition. Ponder is 88-for-127 passing with five touchdowns and two interceptions in his last four games against the AFC. Vikes are 6.5-point faves as they host the Browns.

- Brian Hoyer will get the start for the Browns as Brandon Weeden nurses a thumb injury. Hoyer made two appearances last season with the Cardinals and both were losses.

- The Dolphins are 2-0 SU and have not been 3-0 since the 2002 season. Miami is a 1-point home against the visiting Atlanta Falcons.

- The Falcons will be without RB Steven Jackson who has a thigh injury. Duties will fall to Jacquizz Rodgers who has 17 yards on 11 carries (1.5 avg) and Jason Snelling who has 19 yards on two carries.

- The New York Jets are 14-2 O/U in their last 16 games in Week 3. Total with the Bills in town is currently 38.5.

- Bills QB EJ Manuel is the first rookie quarterback to post a passer rating of 89 or better in each of his first two NFL games.

- Despite just joining the team, the Colts say Trent Richardson will get plenty of carries against the 49ers. Indy is already fifth in the league averaging 5.0 yards per carry.

- The 49ers are 5-0 SU and ATS in their last five regular season matchups versus AFC opposition. Niners are 10-point home faves against the visiting Colts.

- The last time the Seattle Seahawks faced the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars (2009), Seattle was victorious 41-0. The Seahawks are 19-point home faves as they welcome the Jags to CenturyLink Field.

- Jacksonville has scored 11 points through its first two games. Seattle's top-ranked defense has allowed just 10.

- The Bears are 2-0 to start the campaign. The last time they began 3-0 (2010) they played in the NFC championship game.

- The Steelers are 0-4 O/U in their last four games and 3-14 O/U in their last 17 home games. Total is 40.5 as they face the visiting Bears.

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