Did Pat McAfee Redeem His Betting Record With NFL Week 2 Picks?

Posted on September 21, 2021 - Last Updated on March 20, 2024

Despite a rough start to the NFL gambling season, Pat McAfee came into Week 2 with his head held high.

The former Indianapolis Colts punter was hoping to rectify his 0-5 start by betting on every single NFL game. He releases his gambling choices weekly on The Pat McAfee Show.

Unfortunately for McAfee, things didn’t go as planned. His Week 2 betting picks went 7-8  when the dust finally settled. That brings his overall NFL betting record down to 7-13 for the season.

PlayIndiana tracks Pat’s Picks throughout the year, so check back in weekly to see how his record is holding up.

Pat McAfee NFL betting picks

McAfee bet on every single Week 2 game except for the Indianapolis Colts vs. the Los Angeles Rams.

McAfee lives in Indianapolis, so sometimes you just need a week off from betting on the Colts to sit back and enjoy the hometown game.

“I’m just watching this one as a fan,” McAfee said.

Thursday Night Football New York Giants vs. Washington Football Team

McAfee took advantage of FanDuel’s Same Game Parlay feature to bet on the Giants game. His sponsored parlay this week included four different legs.

McAfee is a FanDuel personality, so the sportsbook works with him to create special NFL gambling options throughout the season.

Pat’s Pick: Daniel Jones over 20.5 rushing yards, Taylor Heinicke over 22.5 rushing yards, Logan Thomas over 48.5 receiving yards, Over 40.5

Final Score: Football Team 30, Giants 29

Did Pat Win? No. Heinicke and Thomas legs fail to hit.

Las Vegas Raiders vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Pat’s Pick: Raider -6.5

Final Score: Raiders 26, Steelers 17

Did Pat Win? Yes

Chicago Bears vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Pat’s Pick: Bengals +2.5

Pat’s Explanation: 

“I’m going with Joey Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals. That means I’m betting on Zac Taylor, which I don’t necessarily love, but I’m also betting against Matt Nagy who I think a lot of people don’t necessarily love.”

Final Score: Bears 20, Bengals 17

Did Pat Win? No

Houston Texans vs. Cleveland Browns

Pat’s Pick: Texans +13.5

Final Score: Browns 31, Texans 21

Did Pat Win? Yes

New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers

Pat’s Pick: Saints -3.5

Final Score: Panthers 26, Saints 7

Did Pat Win? No

Denver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Pat’s Pick: Broncos -6

Final Score: Broncos 23, Jaguars 13

Did Pat Win? Yes

Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals

Pat’s Pick: Cardinals -3.5

Pat’s Explanation: 

“I made a deal with myself last week. We will bet on the Cardinals until further notice. I did this last year, they lost me a bunch of money. Now I think it’s a completely different attitude down there.”

Final Score: Cardinals 34, Vikings 33

Did Pat Win? No

Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Pat’s Pick: Falcons +12.5

Final Score: Buccaneers 48, Falcons 25

Did Pat Win? No

Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Pat’s Pick: Cowboys +3.5

Final Score: Cowboys 20, Chargers 17

Did Pat Win? Yes

Tennessee Titans vs. Seattle Seahawks

Pat’s Pick: Seahawks -6.5

Final Score: Titans 33, Seahawks 30

Did Pat Win? No

Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins

Pat’s Pick: Dolphins +3.5

Finals Score: Bills 35, Dolphins 0

Did Pat Win? No

New England Patriots vs. New York Jets

Pat’s Pick: Patriots -5.5

Pat’s Explanation: 

“I’m hammering the Patriots in this one. Bill Belichick taking on a rookie quarterback. That record is damning I believe for rookie quarterbacks against Bill Belichick.”

Finals Score: Patriots 25, Jets 6

Did Pat Win? Yes

San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Pat’s Pick: 49ers -3

Finals Score: 49ers 17, Eagles 11

Did Pat Win? Yes

Sunday Night Football Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens

Pat’s Pick: Chiefs -3.5

Final Score: Ravens 36, Chiefs 35

Did Pat Win? No

Monday Night Football Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

Pat’s Pick: Packers -11.5

Final Score: Packers 35, Lions 17

Did Pat Win? Yes

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