Pro Football Picks: Week 2

Picking the winners of each and every game on the pro football schedule for week two of the 2021 season.

New England Patriots

Mac Jones and the rest of the New England Patriots travel to New York this week to take on Zach Wilson and the New York Jets. Both teams will be looking to capture their first win of the season, as neither was able to escape last week with a victory. Wilson looks promising for the Jets future, but their overall roster and lack of talent is still an issue today. I expect Mac Jones and the Patriots to win this game somewhat easily.

Denver Broncos

The Broncos are coming off an impressive opening week victory over the Giants, and the team remains on the road as they travel to Jacksonville to take on Urban Meyer’s Jacksonville Jaguars squad. Rookie QB Trevor Lawrence will be looking to get off to a better start following a forgettable performance last week, but the Denver Broncos defense is no joke. I expect Lawrence and the Jags to struggle to score enough points to compete in this game, and the Broncos should win by a touchdown or more.

Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen and the Bills are coming off a disappointing opening game loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and this week they find themselves traveling to Miami to play a Dolphins team that beat the Patriots in a close game last week. I expect the Bills to bounce back in a big way, beating Miami by ten or more points.

San Francisco 49ers

After jumping out to a huge lead in Detroit last week, the 49ers took their foot off the gas a bit and let the Lions back into the game. This week the 49ers head to Philly to play the Eagles. Jalen Hurts had an impressive performance last week, and he will be looking to duplicate that in week two. However the San Francisco defense is much, MUCH better than the Atlanta Falcons defense Hurts faced last week. I expect the 49ers to win a close game with a late field goal.

Los Angeles Rams

Matt Stafford and the Rams travel to Indianapolis this week to take on Carson Wentz and the Colts. This should be a great game to watch considering that both teams seem to be legitimate contenders to win it all. I expect a back and forth battle to the end, but ultimately the Rams ability to score faster and more frequently will be the difference. Rams win by a touchdown.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Big Ben and the Steelers went into Buffalo last week and shocked the Bills by beating them 23-16 and controlling most of the game. This week the Steelers host their home opener against the visiting Las Vegas Raiders, a team that also got an unexpected win last week when they beat the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football. One of these teams will be taking a loss this week, and it seems likely to be the Raiders given the fact that they’ll be without starting running back Josh Jacobs. Steelers win a close one.

Cincinatti Bengals

Joe Burrow and the Bengals captured an unexpected win last week when they managed to beat the visiting Minnesota Vikings in overtime. This week the Bengals travel to Chicago to take on Andy Dalton and the Bears. If Justin Fields were starting for the Bears I might feel differently about this potential outcome. However, for some reason Matt Nagy insists on starting Andy Dalton. When it comes to deciding which team I think will win this game it’s pretty easy to understand my logic: Burrow > Dalton = Bengals win.

Cleveland Browns

Baker Mayfield and the Browns are coming off a tough loss to the Chiefs last week, a game that the Browns controlled most of they way before letting the lead slip away in the 4th quarter. This week the Browns host their home opener against the Houston Texans, who dominated the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. The Browns defense will be a much bigger challenge to Tyrod Taylor than what the Jaguars defense presented. I expect the Browns to exploit the Texans defense in ways the Jaguars were unable to. Browns win somewhat “big” with the final being something like 32-10.

New Orleans Saints

After dominating the Green Bay Packers in week one, the Saints travel to Carolina to take on the division rival Panthers. Both teams will be looking to remain undefeated and move to 2-0 this week. Given the fact that the Panthers somewhat struggled to put away the Jets last week, I expect them to struggle mightily against the Saint offense. New Orleans wins following another big day for Jameis Winston.

Arizona Cardinals

The Kyler Murray MVP run got off to a tremendous start last week, and he and the Cardinals will look to continue their winning ways this week when they host the 0-1 Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings are coming off an overtime loss to Joe Burrow and the Bengals. Arizona is coming off a game in which they beat up on the Tennessee Titans and made it look easy. I expect this game to be a shootout, and the Cardinals simply have more firepower.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Why would anyone bet against Tom Brady at this point? Tampa Bay travels to Atlanta this week to take on Matt Ryan and the rest of the Falcons. Despite last week’s game being so close against the Dallas Cowboys, does anyone really think the Atlanta Falcons have what it takes to defeat Tampa Tom? Bucs win big.

Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks looked impressive last week when they went to Indy and somewhat easily beat the Colts. The Seahawks seem to be contenders every year, and this year seems to be no different. They’ll be hosting their home opener this week against the Tennessee Titans, who will be looking to bounce back following a disappointing blowout loss to the Cardinals. I expect the Seahawks passing attack to be too much for the Titans defense to handle. Seahawks win a close one.

Los Angeles Chargers

This week Justin Herbert and the Chargers will take on Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys played well in a loss against the Bucs last week, and the Chargers looked good in a victory over the Washington Football Team. This should be a good game to watch, and really could go either way. Ultimately I believe the Chargers have the better defense and therefore I’m going with them to get the win.

Kansas City Chiefs

Patrick Mahommes is an absolute monster. Despite trailing the whole way, he was able to bring his team back in the 4th quarter to get the win against the Cleveland Browns last week. Things do not get any easier this week as the Chiefs travel to Baltimore to take on Lamar Jackson and the Ravens on Monday Night Football. Baltimore has been plagued by injuries, especially at the running back position. That combined with the fact that Lamar has yet to beat the Chiefs in his 3 attempts makes me confident that Kansas City gets the win in a close one.

Green Bay Packers

Circle this as the “get right” game of the week. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers had a day to forget about last Sunday, as the team was absolutely annihilated 38-3 by the New Orleans Saints. This week the Packers will host the 0-1 Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football. I expect Aaron Rodgers to show out in prime time, Packers win easily and re-establish themselves as one of the better teams in the NFC.

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