NFL Week 2 predictions

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Titans 20, Jaguars 17

 

This will be a big time defensive struggle.  Mariota makes a few more plays than Bortles.   Big ground games for Fournette and Murray.

 

Ravens 23, Browns 17

 

This is another closely played divisional game.  I want to pick the Browns to win this but again I will take the team with the better (at the moment) quarterback.   I like the Browns +7.5 on the Vegas line as well.

 

Panthers 17, Bills 12

 

I love the under 43 for this game.  The Bills keep it close but settle for too many field goals.

 

Patriots 34, Saints 23

 

Brady and Brees both pick the opposing defense apart.   Big games for Alvin Kamara and James Whites on the ground and as a receiver.

 

Cardinals 24, Colts 13

 

This game is not as close as the score indicates as the Colts get a couple of late scores.  Cardinals dominate the game from start to finish.  It is going to be a long year in Indy is Luck doesn’t return soon.

 

Chiefs 27, Eagles 24

 

This one goes down to the wire and the Chiefs hang on.  They really miss Eric Berry and Carson Wentz exploits the middle of the field against the Chiefs all day long.

 

Steelers 20, Vikings 13

 

Defense continues to be the name of the game for week 2 of the 2017 NFL season.  The Vikings defense is one of the best but Big Ben makes enough plays to get the win at home but it is very close even with Bradford out.

 

Bucs 31, Bears 20

 

The Tampa Bay offense comes alive as predicted in the preseason.  The Bears offense does not have weapons to keep up.

 

Chargers 24, Dolphins 17

 

Jay Culter plays pretty well against an underrated Chargers defense.  Rivers and Keenan Allen hook up a ton and the Chargers prevail.

 

Raiders 28, Jets 6

 

No contest from the beginning.  Lynch and Cooper both have huge games and the Jets offensive continues to go nowhere.  Even though I don’t like to give that many points I will take the Raiders -14.

 

Redskins 27, Rams 24

 

A really entertaining game sees the Redskins win on a field goal as time expires.  Jared Goff continues his improvement and the Rams lose a heartbreaker.

 

Broncos 23, Cowboys 19

 

The Denver defense puts the clamps on Elliott and Prescott.   Cowboys continue to kick too many field goals and it cost them.  Take the Broncos +2.5 on the Vegas line.

 

Seahawks 27, 49ers 10

 

Seattle controls the time of possession and does enough on offence and get a defensive score as well.   The 49ers will get better as the year goes on but today they are over matched.

 

Packers 34, Falcons 27

 

Tons of offense on the Sunday night game.   Packers take a lead early and hang on a late rally by Falcons.

 

Giants 27, Lions 17

 

Both teams move the ball on the ground and the Giants defense has Stafford running for life all night.  Odell Beckham’s return sparks the offense enough to open the running game.

 

 

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