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NFL Week 2 Picks
by Pietro DiSante Jr.,posted Sep 11 2013 1:59PM
Okay, Week 1 is in the books. I started out strong, going (11-5). My worst pick clearly was the Jaguars over the Chiefs. Turns out, the Jaguars would only score on a safety and lost 28-2. Hey, those games happen. The Chiefs are better than I thought too. I also missed both Monday Night Games as I took the Redskins and Chargers. I did take the Jets to defeat the Buccaneers. 98% of the country took Tampa Bay, which I still do not understand. Oh well.
Let's move on to Week 2!
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: New York Jets at New England Patriots
Hey, Geno Smith looked decent in his NFL debut. The Patriots are missing pretty much every offensive weapon they have. The Jets are playing this no respect card and I like it. They also need to try to get over that terrible Thanksgiving Game from 2012. At the very least, the Jets will cover the (+12.5) spread.
St. Louis Rams at Atlanta Falcons
I knew the Saints would take care of Atlanta last week, but this game is a close one too. I would not be shocked if the Rams pulled the upset.
San Diego Chargers at Philadelphia Eagles
Holy Chip Kelly offense Batman! I did not expect the Eagles to look how they did on Monday Night. They could be a playoff team.
Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs
I can't go against the Chiefs 2 weeks in a row, but I kinda want to. I'll give them the home win over the Cowboys though. Should be a good game.
Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts
2012 Rookie QB's going at it this week when Ryan Tannehill takes on the much superior Andrew Luck. The game will be close though. I like Miami's defense.
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans
Texans are back on their usual regular season roll!
Washington Redskins at Green Bay Packers
The Redskins and Packers both lost close ones Week 1. Green Bay is at home so they get the edge. Not the start the Redskins were hoping for in 2013.
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
Everyone in the AFC North is (0-1). The Ravens get the division's first win.
Carolina Panthers at Buffalo Bills
I am taking the Bills, but don't the Panthers have to win this game? How much more can Cam Newton lose? He has talent.
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Jay Cutler showed up last week against a hyped Bengals team, now he takes on the league MVP. Look for the Bears to get to (2-0).
New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Darrelle Revis will make his home debut, but Drew Brees will stop by to ruin it. Hopefully Darrelle loves money more than winning, because that is what he got in Tampa.
Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals
I want to change my pick here. I took the Lions, but I want to switch to the Cardinals. True toss up game. Reggie Bush is who I thought he would be. Will the Cardinals let him off the hook?
GAME OF THE WEEK:
Jacksonville Jaguars at Oakland Raiders
Just kidding. I guess I will take the Raiders.
MANNING BOWL 3.0: Denver Broncos at New York Giants
Peyton won the first two, might as well make it three. The Giants have a lot of issues. I think they will be able to keep it closer than the Ravens did last week though.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
Seattle squeaked by the Panthers last week, but we all remember what they did to San Francisco last season. I don't expect a repeat of that, but I do expect a win.
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
I had the Steelers winning the AFC North in my 2013 Preview. Now I am not sure what games they will actually win, let alone the division. Could be a tough year for Big Ben if he has no offensive line. I know they are playing the Bengals, but it is Ben who has the Hard Knocks life right now.