Welcome to Week 2! Time to overreact to the Week 1 results and crown fast starters as future SB champions while guaranteeing teams that struggled in Week 1 will miss the playoffs. Here are my picks for the week (this week has been rough, will edit in post Thursday picks later tonight or tomorrow):
Panthers over Bucs - I expect Carolina to bounce back from their loss against LA and win comfortably at home.
Ravens over Cardinals - The Cardinals hung tough against Detroit, pulling out a tie over what seemed like certain defeat. The Ravens dominated Miami and are favored to do it again. I don't think this will be a blowout, but still expecting a comfortable win for Baltimore.
Cowboys over Redskins - Another mismatch on paper, I think this will be a close one but will end in victory for Dallas.
Titans over Colts - Great comeback last week from the Colts that unfortunately fell just short. I think this game could go either way - I'll default to the home team.
Steelers over Seahawks - Easy to overreact over the terrible performance from the Steelers last week, but I like them to bounce back at home against Seattle.
Bills over Giants - The Giants do not look good outside of Barkley.
49ers over Bengals - Not a believer in Andy Dalton or an AJ Green-less Bengals.
Lions over Chargers - Lions gave away a win last week against the Cardinals and now get a really good team in LA at home. I'll take them in a minor upset.
Vikings over Packers - Should be a good game, I like the Vikings Defense to contain Rodgers here.
Texans over Jaguars - Houston almost pulled off the upset thanks to Watson's heroics last week. I like them to take down the Jaguars who are likely still reeling from the loss of Foles.
Patriots over Dolphins - A gross mismatch on paper with the line going up to 20 points this week. Easy win for New England.
Chiefs over Raiders - KC looked great last week, and while Oakland had an impressive win against Denver last week I don't see them keeping up with the Chiefs.
Rams over Saints - I imagine New Orleans will come out pumped to avenge last year's NFC Championship game, but I think the Rams will take this one at home.
Broncos over Bears - A close matchup on paper, I think the edge goes to Fangio who knows the Bears roster (and their defense) inside and out.
Eagles over Falcons - I'll overreact to last week, the Falcons look overrated and the Eagles shined in the 2nd half of last week's game.
Browns over Jets - Tough loss for the Jets to lose Darnold, I think I would have picked an upset here otherwise.
Last week's picks: 10-6
This week: 0-1