Now that week 1 in the NFL is in the books, it’s time to get ready for week 2. As in most circumstances each year, there are some teams that begin off like a cannonball getting shot out of a cannon, then coming crashing swiftly back down to earth. On the other hand, there are teams tripped over their shoelaces at the beginning line, then quickly catch up to speed. Only time will inform this season who individuals teams are.
Final week, I went 11-5 in my predictions. Given that I didn’t make an official post, I’ll recap my Week 1 predictions:
Giants more than Cowboys
Bears over Colts
Falcons over Chiefs
Eagles over Browns
Saints more than Redskins
Lions over Rams
Patriots over Titans
Bills over Jets
Texans over Dolphins
Seahawks more than Cardinals
49ers over Packers
Panthers more than Buccaneers
Broncos over Steelers
Ravens over Bengals
Chargers over Raiders
Right here are my week two predictions:
Packers 31, Bears 27
In a very close game that could go either way, I really feel the Packers will edge out the Bears. The Bears have improved in the offseason, but we require to see them beat a severe contender initial, as an alternative of a rebuilding Colts group.
Bills 31, Chiefs 29
An additional really close game that could go either way. Final year, the Bills demolished the Chiefs 41-7 in the season opener, but that was final year. Both the Chiefs and the Bills lost convincingly to their week 1 opponents, and look to redeem themselves in week 2.
Saints 38, Panthers 20
Are the Saints one particular of the week 1 teams that tripped themselves up at the starting line? That is quite feasible. I see the Saints rebounding this week more than the Panthers.
Bengals 30, Browns 19
Neither group looked excellent final week. The Bengals had the daunting task of taking on the defending AFC North division champs, the Ravens on the road in Baltimore, and had been beaten soundly in all three phases of the game. The Browns on the other hand had been in “the battle of the interceptions” as Browns rookie QB Brandon Weeden and Eagles QB Mike Vick had 4 interceptions every. I like the Bengals at residence on this one.
Vikings 27, Colts 23
Both the Colts and Vikings are rebuilding, so this is yet another game that could go either way.
Texans 31, Jaguars 13
Texans are proving that they are a leading contender in the AFC, although the Jaguars hired former Bills HC Mike Mularkey, who was recently fired as the Falcons Offensive Coordinator (OC). Texans will prove to be also considerably for the Jaguars.
Raiders 20, Dolphins 12
Both the Raiders and Dolphins continue their HC and QB carousel. The Dolphins have lost as well significantly in the offseason and look to have a single of the worst records in the NFL this year. Advantage: Raiders.
Patriots 40, Cardinals 13
The Patriots have arguably a single of the best offenses in the NFL, which will prove to be also significantly for the Cardinals on Sunday.
Giants 20, Buccaneers 17
The Giants look to rebound right after finding beat by division rivals, the Cowboys in the season opener. Can the Bucs take benefit of the injuries to the Giants secondary? In a game that could go either way, I’m searching for the defending Superbowl champs to rebound this week.
Ravens 41, Eagles 10
Expect a Baltimore beat down of epic proportions on Sunday. If Eagles fans had issues about their group going into the season, they ought to be very concerned this Sunday. In a town that booed Santa Claus, anticipate Eagles fans to be calling for the entire coaching staff and Mike Vick to be fired!!
Cowboys 27, Seahawks 15
Are the Cowboys legit this year? For Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ sake, they much better be as Jones put a lot of resources into the team in the offseason.
Redskins 34, Rams 27
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (RGIII) showed in week 1 that he was worth the really heavy investment the group place into him in this year’s draft. Are Rams fans going to be second guessing the trade with Redskins for RGIII? If Rams QB Sam Bradford doesn’t turn out to be a probowl player that leads the group to multiple playoff wins, then Rams fans will start their grumbling.
Jets 27, Steelers 23
The important to this game will come down to whoever can get the most pressure on the opposing QB. I like the Jets in a close a single.
Chargers 20, Titans 18
In a game that could go either way, I see the Chargers squeaking by on this a single.
49ers 31, Lions 20
49ers look to be 1 of the more dominating teams in the NFC this year. The 49ers currently beat the Lions division rivals the Packers in week 1, and look to do the same against them. I like the 49ers at home.
Falcons 31, Broncos 27
Both the Falcons and Broncos have created significant upgrades in the offseason. The Falcons hired Dirk Koetter as their OC, and Mike Nolan as their Defensive Coordinator. The Broncos acquired arguably 1 of the ideal QB’s in the game this offseason, Peyton Manning. In a game that could go either way, I give the edge to the Falcons, only because of the restricted quantity of time Manning has had so far with the Broncos. If this game took location towards the finish of the season, I would lean much more towards the Broncos.