Both the New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys are 20+-point favorites against their opponents in Week 3, according to lines set by SportsBetting.ag.
The Cowboys are currently 21.5-point favorites against Miami, while New England is a 22.5-point favorite against the Jets.
There have been two favorites of at least 20 points in the same week only in one other week in NFL history. The other time this happened was in Week 5 of the 1987 season. The Cowboys were 21.5-point favorites against Philadelphia and the 49ers were 23-point favorites against Atlanta. Neither team covered the spread.
"It's somewhat of a perfect storm," said Adam Burns, head linesman at the sportsbook. "We know what the Dolphins are doing so that was expected, but this is a different Jets spread if Darnold or even Siemian were on the field. Compounding the issue is that we have the two most publicly-bet teams in the NFL in these matchups."