Did you enjoy Week 1 of the USFL? I did. We saw some stars shine in their first action, watched a couple close games and I went 2-2 ATS. Nothing to celebrate, but it was fun to get our feet wet. Favorites went 3-1 ATS in Week 1. How will that change in Week 2? Coincidentally, the four losers face off this week while the four winners play each other.
We are pumping out plenty of USFL content at CBS Sports, so make sure you check those pieces out. Tyler Sullivan is on power rankings while Bryan DeArdo has all the statistics you’re looking for. Our guy “Sully” has the Tampa Bay Bandits as the No. 1 team entering Week 2, and I agree with him. They recorded the biggest victory of Week 1 with a 17-3 drubbing of the Pittsburgh Maulers. Jordan Ta’amu and Co. put up all 17 points in the first half and then just coasted to victory in the second. Their defense looked stout as well.
It will be interesting to see how different these eight teams look this weekend compared to Week 1. There’s no doubt each club learned some things from their first action. Let’s jump into the Week 2 picks.
USFL ATS record: 2-2
USFL straight up record: 2-2
All odds are via Caesars Sportsbook
Michigan Panthers at New Jersey Generals (-1)
Friday, 8 p.m. ET (USA Network)
ATS: Panthers (0-1), Generals (0-1)
Entering Week 1, I believed the Generals were going to be the worst team in the USFL while the Panthers would be one of the better teams in the league. Let me tell you, the Generals do not look like the worst team in the USFL. Luis Perez leads all passers with two touchdowns, the other quarterback, De’Andre Johnson, leads all players with 98 rushing yards, Randy Satterfield leads all receivers with 100 yards and the offense racked up 222 total rushing yards in the losing effort to the Birmingham Stallions.
The Panthers fell to the Houston Gamblers last week, but almost out-gained them by 200 yards in total offense….