Now that week 1 in the NFL is in the books, it’s time to get prepared for week 2. As in most circumstances every year, there are some teams that start off off like a cannonball getting shot out of a cannon, then coming crashing rapidly back down to earth. On the other hand, there are teams tripped more than their shoelaces at the beginning line, then speedily catch up to speed. Only time will inform this season who these teams are.
Final week, I went 11-5 in my predictions. Considering that I didn’t make an official write-up, I’ll recap my Week 1 predictions:
Giants over Cowboys
Bears over Colts
Falcons over Chiefs
Eagles over Browns
Saints over Redskins
Lions over Rams
Patriots more than Titans
Bills more than Jets
Texans over Dolphins
Seahawks over Cardinals
49ers over Packers
Panthers over Buccaneers
Broncos more than Steelers
Ravens over Bengals
Chargers over Raiders
Here are my week 2 predictions:
Packers 31, Bears 27
In a quite 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 want to see them beat a severe contender first, instead of a rebuilding Colts group.
Bills 31, Chiefs 29
Another 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 a single of the week 1 teams that tripped themselves up at the beginning line? That is really achievable. I see the Saints rebounding this week over the Panthers.
Bengals 30, Browns 19
Neither group looked good final week. The Bengals had the daunting process of taking on the defending AFC North division champs, the Ravens on the road in Baltimore, and had been beaten soundly in all 3 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 four interceptions every. I like the Bengals at residence on this one particular.
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, while the Jaguars hired former Bills HC Mike Mularkey, who was lately fired as the Falcons Offensive Coordinator (OC). Texans will prove to be also a lot for the Jaguars.
Raiders 20, Dolphins 12
Each the Raiders and Dolphins continue their HC and QB carousel. The Dolphins have lost too significantly in the offseason and appear to have a single of the worst records in the NFL this year. Advantage: Raiders.
Patriots 40, Cardinals 13
The Patriots have arguably one particular of the very best offenses in the NFL, which will prove to be also a lot for the Cardinals on Sunday.
Giants 20, Buccaneers 17
The Giants look to rebound after obtaining beat by division rivals, the Cowboys in the season opener. Can the Bucs take advantage 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 team going into the season, they really should be really concerned this Sunday. In a town that booed Santa Claus, expect Eagles fans to be calling for the whole 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 group in the offseason.
Redskins 34, Rams 27
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (RGIII) showed in week 1 that he was worth the extremely 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 team to multiple playoff wins, then Rams fans will commence their grumbling.
Jets 27, Steelers 23
The crucial to this game will come down to whoever can get the most pressure on the opposing QB. I like the Jets in a close 1.
Chargers 20, Titans 18
In a game that could go either way, I see the Chargers squeaking by on this one particular.
49ers 31, Lions 20
49ers look to be a single of the far 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 very same against them. I like the 49ers at home.
Falcons 31, Broncos 27
Each the Falcons and Broncos have made significant upgrades in the offseason. The Falcons hired Dirk Koetter as their OC, and Mike Nolan as their Defensive Coordinator. The Broncos acquired arguably a single of the best 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 more towards the Broncos.