Week 2 NFL Picks
on 9/14/2007 (6)
Week one is officially in the books and as expected, my picks were solid if not totally impressive, picking 13 of the 16 games correctly. My daughter, who went with the age old strategy of picking nothing but home teams, also did well, getting 10 out of 16. Never one to rest on my laurels (but not abject to question just what a laurel is), I fully expect to get all 16 picks correctly this week. Due to an early nap time, my daughter will not be making her picks this week. In her place will be the random coin flip.
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans
Coming off a completely dominant performance against the Saints that not even the biggest Colts mark could have predicted, fully expect the Colts to roll once more as they have the better offence and a defense that played well against one of the best offenses in the game. Titan's fans, enjoy Vince Young for another game, the Madden curse is getting closer and closer to claiming it's latest victim.
My Pick: Indianapolis Green Bay Packers at New York Giants
Coin Flip: Tennessee
What do you get when your starting running back and starting quarterback are injured and unable to play? If you're the Giants and playing the Packers in week two, what you get is a notch in the loss column.
My Pick: Green Bay Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns
Coin Flip: New York
The Great Ohio Showdown promise about as much drama as a Lindsey Lohan flick. Cleveland proved last week that they are simple god awful. Normally I would give a team more than one week before crowing them the worst team in the NFL, but when your starting QB makes it a quarter and a half before getting pulled and then traded, I'll make an exception. So from here on out, unless Cleveland is playing Atlanta and Atlanta spots them 32 points, I will be picking against Cleveland all season long. Let the journey to 0-16 commence.
My Pick: Cincinnati Houston Texans at Carolina Panthers
Coin Flip: Cleveland
Carolina came out in week one looking like the team that everyone has been picking to return to the Super Bowl for the past several years but finally gave up on after three seasons of disappointment. Can they keep it up? I think they can for at least one more game. Houston's Mario Williams looked good last week, showing a little bit of why he was taken with the number one pick over Reggie Bush. Still though, no one outside of Houstan would have taken him over Bush.
My Pick: Carolina New Orleans at Tampa Bay
Coin Flip: Carolina
I can't see how the Saints can be as bad as Indianapolis made them look last week. Tampa Bay on the other hand is just as bad as they looked against Seattle.
My Pick: New Orleans Buffalo Bills at Pittsburg Stealers
Coin Flip: New Orleans
The past first era of Stealers football has begun. Against a team that gave up three hundred yards of passing last week to a team that relies on it's run game and defense, that's not necessarily a bad thing.
My Pick: Pittsburg Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars
Coin Flip: Pittsburg
The Joey Blue Skies era in Atlanta begun with a whimper. While he didn't play that bad, he didn't play that good either. Jacksonville's run game promises to be better than last week while Atlanta is just looking to make it through the season without being seen as worse than Cleveland.
My Pick: Jacksonville
Coin Flip: Jacksonville
San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams
Neither of these teams looked as good as I expected they would. At least San Fran pulled out the win and looked decent in spots and that's why I'm giving them the nod.
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