I went 9-7 last week. That was spellbinding – considering I was 1-5 before the Jets sealed the deal to ignite my win streak.
Without introduction, my Week 2 Picks:
STEELERS 06 — 26 RAVENS
The emotional week has taken its toll on the Ravens and it will show in tonight’s performance. A loss would exacerbate the negative attention surrounding a team that has been dealing with adversity since the start of the offseason. But a loss could, however, provides a spark in the locker room and the Ravens punish their next opponent, the Cleveland Browns.
Prediction: STEELERS 27 Ravens 17
DOLPHINS AT BILLS
Both AFC East teams are coming off impressive wins. The Bills de-clawed the Bears while the Dolphins confiscated the Patriots’ weapons. Neither want to play each other coming off of that high, but the Bills will make sure that the salty waters they send the Dolphins to will be saltier after they win. #MIAvsBUF
Dolphins 17 BILLS 23
JAGUARS AT REDSKINS
The Jacksonville Jaguars must not lose to the Redskins if they want to save face. I’m thinking that Washington gets swept by every team in the AFC South, so there’s a lot on the Jags’ plate. Robert Griffin III wants to prove that he still has that rookie magic — he doesn’t.
JAGUARS 20 Redskins 19
COWBOYS AT TITANS
The ‘Boys hot-air balloons were deflated last week against a 49ers team that didn’t have much air about them heading into Dallas. The Titans terrified me so bad that I had nightmares all week.
Cowboys 18 TITANS 24
CARDINALS AT GIANTS
The Cardinals won’t force the ball to Larry Fitz. The Giants are unstable and I’m almost going to convince myself that they’re going to finish 9-7 after going 3-6. Man. I can’t. …
CARDINALS 30 Giants 17
PATRIOTS AT VIKINGS
Mike Zimmer, when with the Bengals, sacked Tom Brady four times last year. Matt Cassel has waited for this day since he warmed the bench for his superstar quarterback. The reason that the Vikings don’t win this game is because they fall into a funk late in the second half. Tom Brady doesn’t down two in a row, not this early in the night.
PATRIOTS 38 Vikings 28
SAINTS AT BROWNS
The Saints and Drew Brees are pissed. Anger doesn’t help and the Browns abscond their own city with a last-second touchdown. The heavy favorite to win the NFC South make their climb even more challenging. But they thrive off of that “against the world” mentality, anyway.
Saints 21 BROWNS 27
FALCONS AT BENGALS
This game makes my stomach hurt. The Falcons pulled a rabbit out of a hat last week, so did the Bengals. This is a toss up for two teams that were gimmicks seven days ago. Home team wins.
Falcons 27 BENGALS 30
LIONS AT PANTHERS
The Lions have a better backfield than Carolina’s.
LIONS 30 Panthers 17
RAMS AT BUCCANEERS
The Rams and Buccaneers will play two-hand-touch today.
Rams 14 BUCS 17 (OT)
SEAHAWKS AT CHARGERS
The Chargers aren’t ready to handle their first win, says the Seahawks.
SEAHAWKS 31 Chargers 18
TEXANS AT RAIDERS
Texans know better not to go to Oakland and win. The Raiders have the talent to take their visitors and toss them into the Pacific.
Texans 21 RAIDERS 28
JETS AT PACKERS
The Packers are flustered and cannot stomach two losses back-to-back. Sorry, Jets fans.
Jets 19 PACKERS 31
CHIEFS AT BRONCOS
Game is in Denver and the Chiefs don’t have the firepower to stop Julius Thomas, whereas the Broncos have the defense to stop Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe.
Chiefs 17 BRONCOS 38
BEARS AT 49ERS
Best game of the week? Maybe, depending on your preference. Personally I like Panther meat and Lion meat.
Bears 14 49ERS 21
EAGLES AT COLTS
Eagles win their second game in a row. Colts go 0-2 and sit behind the Jaguars’ big heads in the passenger seat. Titan driving.
EAGLES 28 Colts 24