Editor Jeff Sack’s NFL Picks for Week 2

Rudi Johnson

Week One Record Sunday and Monday Games 10-5 {if you include the Thursday night game which should be a Mulligan, it’s 10-6}

Houston @ Carolina: Carolina 27 Houston 13: Both teams won last week, but Delhomme who threw for 201 yards and three TD’s with no picks is the proven commodity. Schaub had a good game as well but that was against a Kansas City team on the downside Panthers are a different story.

Cincinnati @ Cleveland: Cincinnati 31 Cleveland 10: Ah, life as a starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns! Sunday at 1:00 pm you take the field against your team’s arch rival the Pittsburgh Steelers, before you know it you are sitting on the bench due to a poor performance. And then on Tuesday you find that you have been traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a future sixth round draft pick. So goes the saga of former Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Charlie Frye, who was traded on Tuesday less than 48 hours after being pulled Sunday for being ineffective in the season opener. Bengals beat Ravens Monday night in a close one, this one is no contest. The only question in Cleveland at this point is can Derek Anderson be the “place holder” for future QB Brady Quinn that Frye was not capable of being?

Atlanta @ Jacksonville: Jacksonville 28 Atlanta 6: The sad thing is except for the two picks Joey Harrington had a good game for the Falcons in week one. Not this week, J-Ville was embarrassed in week one and Atlanta will suffer for it.

Green Bay @ NY Giants: Green Bay 27 New York 7: G-Men don’t know who will be starting QB, is it Manning who separated his shoulder against Dallas, or will it be Jared Lorenzen. Favre always likes playing at Giants Stadium.

Buffalo @ Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh 34 Buffalo 9: Only good news to come out of Buffalo is it looks like Kevin Everett will be able to walk again! Mike Tomlin gets a royal welcome from the Steelers fans. JP Losman is a better QB than Charlie Frye, but then again I might be, and I’m 51 years old.

San Francisco @ ST Louis: ST Louis 17 San Francisco 14: Rams rally together on defense as they face the rest of the season without Orlando Pace ST Louis running back Steven Jackson will hang onto the ball this week unlike week one when he had two fumbles and gained only 58 yards OUCH!

New Orleans @ Tampa Bay: New Orleans 27 Tampa Bay 10: Saints got caught up in the Hype of week one, and Brees And Bush were terrible! Tampa Bay is just what the doctor ordered to get their campaign back on track.

Indianapolis @ Tennessee: Indianapolis 31 Tennessee 9: Titans upset J-Ville last week, Colts looked like a machine against the Saints, they will look like one again against Tennessee. Manning without a doubt is peerless right now in the NFL

Seattle @ Arizona: Arizona 20 Seattle 17: I like Arizona in the upset in this one as new Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt starts to win over the Arizona fans.

Minnesota @ Detroit: Minnesota 31 Detroit 20: Hope you got a lot of pleasure in beating a pathetic Raiders team last week Lions fan, that will be your season highlight. Vikings have won the last ten games in a row over Detroit, after slicing and dicing the Falcons in week one this will be number 11.

Dallas @ Miami: Dallas 21 Miami 17: Still not sold on Wade Phillips just because Dallas beat Tom Coughlin and the dysfunctional Giants. Still Miami did not show me enough against Washington to give them the edge in week two.

NY Jets @ Baltimore: Baltimore 24 NY Jets 7: Chad Pennington is questionable with a bum ankle, Wiliis MaGahee used to eat up the Jets when he was with Buffalo, just imagine what he will do as a Raven.

Kansas City @ Chicago: Chicago 27 Kansas City 7: Chiefs coach Herm Edwards is a nice guy, you know what they say about nice guys! Chicago looks like the Monsters of the Midway again after losing to the Chargers in week one.

Oakland @ Denver: Denver 28 Oakland 6: Raiders fan will be looking to see improvement this season in very small increments, kind of like baby steps. As we all know babies do a lot of stumbling as they learn to walk.

San Diego @ New England: New England 24 San Diego 21: The NBC Sunday Night game is definitely the most intriguing matchup on the docket as we see a repeat of the 2006 AFC Divisional Playoff game. The only reason that I am going with the Patriots, is I learned long ago never bet against New England, but they will not cover the 3.5 point spread.


Washington @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 28 Washington 17: After a week one loss to Green Bay Eagles QB Donovan McNabb bounces back in front of the home town fans and the ESPN audience.

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