After a crazy Week 1, we find ourselves facing a nice slate of games in Week 2.
Bucs at Giants (Giants by 7): The Giants look to rebound after being humbled by the Cowboys in the NFL’s opening game last week. I think they still have what it takes to win 10 games this year. Their winning ways will continue today against TampaBay.
Random Score Prediction: Giants win 27-17
Ravens at Eagles (Eagles by 2.5): The Eagles barely limped to a win over the Browns last week and host a hungry Ravens team that may one of the AFC’s most dangerous squads. This is a tough call but I’ll go with Baltimore.
Random Score Prediction: Ravens win 21-18
Chiefs at Bills (Bills by 3): Both of these teams lost in Week 1, but Buffalo has a big-time edge over the Chiefs. After beating Kansas City last season 41-7, the Bills are favored at home; I don’t see why they can’t cover here.
Random Score Prediction: Bills win 17-13
Cardinals at Patriots (Pats by 13.5): The Patriots are a big-time favorite and it’s easy to see why. The fact that Kevin Kolb had to come off the bench and save the Cards last week tells it all. I would advise against betting anything on Arizona.
Random Score Prediction: Pats win big 31-16
Vikings at Colts (Vikings by 1.5): It’s hard not to cheer for Andrew Luck but the Colts have so much work to do as a franchise. Adrian Peterson seems to be back to his old ways, which is something superhuman, considering he tore his ACL less than a year ago. I like the Vikings in this one.
Random Score Prediction: Vikings win 24-20
Texans at Jaguars (Texans by 7): The Texans have one of the league’s best offenses. The Jaguars can barely sell tickets. This isn’t hard.
Random Score Prediction: Texans win 32-14
Browns at Bengals (Bengals by 7): This isn’t a real high quality matchup but I may just go with Cleveland. They almost beat the Eagles last week and Brandon Weeden can’t be as bad this week as he was last Sunday… right?
Random Score Prediction: Browns win 17-9
Raiders at Dolphins (Raiders by 2.5): Normally the Raiders struggle when they come to the East Coast but Miami is simply not a good football franchise. Raiders, please win me money.
Random Score Prediction: Raiders win 23-15
Saints at Panthers (Saints by 2.5): I would love to see Cam Newton go off against an unimpressive Saints defense but New Orleans’ offense may prove to be a bit too much for Carolina. Of course, if the Panthers somehow win, I’ll be happy of course. But not with the struggles their running game has faced.
Random Score Prediction: Saints win 28-17
Redskins at Rams (Redskins by 3): Can RGIII continue his success? All signs point to yes, as the Rams defense may not be able to replicate their turnover haul against the Lions last week.
Random Score Prediction: Redskins win 27-21
Cowboys at Seahawks (Cowboys by 3): The Cowboys may be for real this year (until Tony Romo finds a way to choke away the season in December). Just kidding (kind of). I figure their offense will strike big again in Seattle despite the Seahawks’ home-field advantage .
Random Score Prediction: Cowboys win 31-24
Titans at Chargers (Chargers by 6): I didn’t enjoy San Diego’s performance last Sunday against the Raiders, but I’m not quite sure if Chris Johnson will ever be as lethal as he once was. Chargers may win big at home.
Random Score Prediction: Chargers win 24-17
Jets at Steelers (Steelers by 5.5): Will the Steelers start the season 0-2? I don’t think so. Good luck, Mark Sanchez.
Random Score Prediction: Steelers win 27-18
Lions at 49ers (Niners by 6.5): The Handshake Bowl, as they’re calling it. Calvin Johnson is going to need to have a monster day to cancel out Matt Stafford’s impending implosions. The Niners, meanwhile, may just be the strongest team in the league. This will be arguably the best game to watch. I’ll take the Niners at home.
Random Score Prediction: Niners win 33-24
Broncos at Falcons (Falcons by 3): Peyton Manning doing it again on prime-time? You can never sleep on number 18. However, the Falcons are coming off a nice destruction of the Chiefs. Matt Ryan’s aerial attacks will be too much for Champ Bailey’s defense. I’ll choose Atlanta at home.
Random Score Prediction: Falcons win 29-23