Saturday, September 18, 2010

NFL 2010: Week 2

The first week of the 2010 season provided some interesting scenarios. Who would have thought that the chaos the Washington Redskns went through during their preseason would yield a win over the Dallas Cowboys who many have chosen to rule the NFC? Houston dominated the Indianapolis Colts perhaps showing transition in the AFC south. New England once again looked like a dominant team clobbering the Cincinnati Bengals, a team seen a solid contender for '10. The Ravens and Jets fought in a massive brawl as predicted with Baltimore winning.

Here are our picks for the 2nd week.

Baltimore (2 1/2) @ Cincinnati
The trip to southern Ohio has always been a challenge for the Ravens but if their secondary performs competently, their upgraded offense will put them on top.

Pittsburgh @ Tennessee (-5.5)
Without Big Ben and being on the road will put the game on the Steeler's defense to win as such the Titan should edge Pittsburgh.

Philadelphia (-6 1/2) at Detroit
Detroit still has a long way to go. The Eagles need good QB play.

Arizona @ Atlanta (-6 1/2)
The Arizona Cardinals are not the team they were last year. Without Kurt Warner and Anquan Bolden, Atlanta should destroy them.

Miami @ Minnesota (-5.5)
This should belong to the Vikings, but if you want to pick an uspet, this could be the game.

Kansas City @ Cleveland (-2)
Did the bookies not see Monday night's game?  The Chiefs clobbered the Chargers. It wasn't just the rain and home field. Cleveland is not going to wn this one.

Tampa Bay  @ Carolina (-3.5)
Neither team inspires much confidence, but Carolina should hang on for a home win.

Buffalo @ Green Bay (-13)
The Packers need a strong performance to solidify their status as one of the elite teams for '10.

Chicago @ Dallas (-7.5)
After a dreadful opening, Chicago has far too far to go to give Dallas a good fight even f the Cowboys are way overrated and Tony Romo is a pretty boy cream puff.

Seattle @ Denver (-3.5)
No easy game for Denver, but they should prevail over the Seahawks.

St. Louis @ Oakland (-3.5)
Oakland should have just enough of an edge to beat the struggling Rams.

Jacksonville @ San Diego (-7)
Back home in the sun should give the Bolts the win easily over a weak Jacksonvlle team.

New England (-3) @ New York Jets
So how much bravado will Rex Ryan have after his team is 0-2 after the Patriots systematically pick them apart?  The Jets must improve tremnedously over how they played the Ravens to win this one.

Houston (-3) @ Washington
Houston beat the Colts. Now how could they lose to the Redskins?

New York Giants @ Indianapolis (-5.5)
In the Manning Brothers Bowl, Peyton beats little brother Eli.

New Orleans (-6) @ San Francisco
The "Niners" have much to resolve after their licking in week one. The Saints should March into Frisco and win convincingly.

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