I'm going to write my week 2 predictions a day early, because I already started looking at the schedule and deciding out comes. For those that didn't read my picks last year, I don't pick the Thursday game. The reason I don't pick the Thursday game is because it shouldn't be played. I picked week 1's because that one makes sense. The players have full rest, but tonight's? Terrible idea. Risk injury too much, and they usually aren't watchable games.
Excuses about Russell Wilson's ankle will be made when he plays bad for the 2nd consecutive week. Even though the real reason he'll be playing bad is he can't stand tall and deliver from the pocket when pressure comes from the middle. He also practiced in full with no limp so the ankle injury is fake.
Sam Bradford will throw for more yards this week than Carson Wentz. I don't even know if he's starting and don't care.
Tyrod Taylor will fail to throw for 200 yards, again.
Cam Newton will get 2 roughing the passer calls after last week.
Blake Bortles throws 5 TD's.
Saints and Giants combine for over 1,000 yards of offense.
Raiders put 40 up on Falcons.
Michael Bennett kneels or raises his fist in support of the protest Colin Kapernick has started, and we see more players around the league join.
Steelers over Bengals
This was a tough one for me to choose. I don't like anyone in the Steelers secondary matching up with AJ Green, but I also don't like anyone from anywhere matching up with Antonio Brown. The pick comes down to the QB's, and the Steelers is far better, and they're at home. Both teams probably make the playoffs if they stay healthy, but only can win Sunday.
Lions over Titans
Here is the thing about the Titans, their coach is terrible. He's never been good, but he's in his 2nd Head Coaching job. I feel bad for Marcus Mariota, I really hope his team cuts out the Mularkey and gets him a new coach. Lions are a decent football team, and I really like how Matt Stafford looked week 1. Lions by 6 doesn't seem like a big enough spread to me.
Ravens over Browns
I think the Browns have a plan, but I don't know what it is. Their not a talented team, at all. Joe Flacco will be bombing that secondary all day. The Browns secondary is so bad, Mike Wallace might have a good game.....you're right, that's not happening, but the Ravens still win.
Dallas over Washington DC Football team
Kirk Cousins is actually a bad QB. His football team is actually a bad football team. I dont' think Dallas will have an issue running the ball. This feels like a 28-24 Dallas win behind the strength of the Oline and running game.
Giants over Saints
I don't like that I'm picking the Giants but until I see otherwise, I can't pick the Saints against any competent QB. Eli is probably going to throw for 400 yards this week. Too bad Drew Brees is stuck there.
Panthers over 49ers
Carolina is simply a better team. I don't think the 13.5 points they're getting is a realistic spread, but I know they'll win the game. Blaine Gabbert won't know what to do when Luke Kuechly is going sideline to sideline on him, and Thomas Davis covers his TE 1 on 1. Probably looking at a 20-10 Carolina win.
Dolphins over Patriots
Yes the Patriots just won at Arizona missing a whole lot. But, I don't trust Jimmy G. Miami for the first time since Dan Marino has the better QB in a game against New England. Don't let the box score fool you, Tannehill was the better QB in last week's game too. If not for this team making mistakes he is the winner last week, I don't see Kenny Still fucking up that bad in back to back weeks.
Texans over Chiefs
The Chiefs might be missing two starting offensive lineman against a ferocious pass rush. I just don't like their chances on the road this week. JJ Watt had his quietest game since his rookie year last week, won't happen two weeks in a row to real life Captain America.
Rams over Seahawks
Guy at work: "Man what's going on with the Rams" my response: "This is who they are, they'll probably beat Seattle now." Guy at work loud and obnoxious: "HA HA HA OK YEAH RIGHT" My response: I just walked away. Apparently everyone has forgotten how the Rams beat Seattle twice last year. Once with Nick Foles and no Todd Gurley, and once with Case Keenum and Todd Gurley. It doesn't matter who is on the Rams offense, Aaron Donald, Michael Brockers, and Robert Quinn give Seattle head aches.
Arizona over Tampa Bay
Bruce Arians team is not losing back to back home games. They would have won Sunday if not for a bad snap. They're still the best team in their division, and might be the most talented in the NFL.
Jaguars over Chargers
Fuck Dean Spanos for never putting a good GM or Coach around Phillip Rivers. I can't believe a team coached by Gus Bradley is going to be any good, but they are.
Raiders over Falcons
Raise your hand if you think the Matt Ryan is over rated??? ( I stopped typing for a minute to raise too hands) and also the Falcons only have 1 good player in the secondary. Raiders continue to set up their fans for disappointment when they miss the playoffs.
Broncos over Colts
Colts are a 2-14 team without Andrew Luck. That won't beat the best defense since the 2000 Ravens.
Packers over Vikings
Packers winning the Super Bowl this year. Defense is under rated and really good. They have a WR who is always open, you know him as Jordy Nelson. Also, their QB needs no introduction.
Bears over Eagles
Cool, the Eagles beat the Browns. They won't beat the Bears. Chicago has a defense that make the Eagles rookie look like a rookie. Also, who's going to cover Alshon?
49ers to cover the Spread against Carolina. It currently sits at 13.5 but I don't see that happening. 49ers defense is legitimately good, and Carolina is starting two rookie corners. Carolina will win, but will be off to a slow start until rounding into form in a few weeks.
Saints and Giants cover the over. It's currently sitting at 53. A 38-17 win covers that. Giants should have no problem getting to 38, while they have a problem keeping the Saints from scoring 21. Take the over.
Raiders cover against the Falcons. Currently a 5 point favorite. Home teams usually get at least 3. That means this is looked at more as a 2 point game, which means they have no idea. Falcons are traveling across the country, playing out doors, in front of a Amped up Crowd who have been waiting for something to cheer for. No way Falcons are within 5 points this week.