Best NFL Parlay Picks Today (NFL Week 2 Parlay)

 Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Week 2 of the NFL season is officially here. We were treated to a fun AFC West matchup on Thursday night, and now our attention turns to today's slate of games.

It's NFL Sunday, so let's have some fun. Parlays aren't long term winning strategies, but it's exciting to put a few dollars on one to follow along with during today's action.

Let's dive into my favorite parlay for today, with odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Best Parlay for NFL Week 2

Panthers vs. Giants OVER 43.5

The only big moneyline favorite we can toss into the early afternoon slate of the games is the Cleveland Browns, but since I like the New York Jets as my upset of the week, I'm going to stay away from that one in the parlay.

Instead, I'm going to toss in my favorite total bet of the week; the OVER between the Panthers and Giants. The Giants averaged 6.8 yards per play in Week 1 of the NFL season, only the Bills and Chiefs averaged more. If they can match that pace today, they're going to put some points on the board.

Colts -168 vs. Jaguars

Some might find this risky for a parlay, but I believe in the Colts today. I know they're missing a plethora of their starters, and they're coming off a disappointing draw against the Texans, but the Jaguars have yet to prove to me that they're competent football team.

Trevor Lawrence has yet to develop into a good quarterback, and their defense looks susceptible once again. I'll toss in the Colts moneyline into the parlay.

Rams -460 vs. Falcons

This is what we call a parlay booster. The Rams aren't going to lose to the Falcons, there's just no world I can envision that happening. Aaron Donald will get to face-off against a weak offensive line, and Atlanta won't have the weapons to keep up with the Rams attack. Let's not forget, Atlanta's defense gave up 6.8 yards per play to the Saints last week.

Bengals -340 vs. Cowboys

Another little parlay booster for the people. Outside of the five turnovers and a few missed field goals, the Bengals largely dominated the Steelers in Week 1. Now, they're back with a chip on their shoulder after letting that game slip away.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys looked awful in their season debut, and now they have Cooper Rush as their starting quarterback. Yikes.

Raiders -230 vs. Cardinals

This line opened at -3.5 in favor of the Raiders, and has climbed up to -5.5. Let's not mess with the spread, and let's just take the moneyline in this case. Much like the Bengals allowed turnovers to ruin their chances of a Week 1 win, the same could be said for the Raiders. Derek Carr threw three interceptions, that cost them a win against the Chargers.

The Cardinals, on the other hand, were the worst team in the NFL in the opening week. I expect some regression from them this season.

Bears vs. Packers UNDER 41.5

I started this parlay off with an OVER bet, I'm going to end it with an UNDER. I can't bet on the Packers in any form until Aaron Rodgers shows me that he has competent receivers, or at least one receiver that he can rely on. He was visibly frustrated with his pass-catchers all day last week, and it resulted in their offense only scoring 7 points.

We all know how bad the Bears offense is. They finished dead last in the NFL in yards per play last week, and I expect a similar performance tonight.

Parlay Odds: +1192

A $10 bet would potentially win you a profit of $119.23