Thursday, September 16, 2004

Sportz Week Two Picks

Alright. I was 11-5 in Week One. Far from perfect, but pretty good. But, usually, the first week is the hardest to predict. So, one to Week Two.

CHIEFS SCALP PANTHERS. Carolina didn’t look to good against the Packers. Their offensive line is horrible. The KC defense isn’t that great, however. But it is good enough to send a blitzer every now and then since Steve Smith isn’t out there to make them pay. Chiefs 24-10

COWBOYS LASSO BROWNS. Let’s just say this….Parcells will have this Dallas team prepared to battle the Browns. But, if Vinny needs 50 throws again…it’ll be a long year in the Lone Star State. I have a feeling the Cowboys defense, which was murdered in Minnesota last week, will look to revive their good name. Cowboys 27-17

BRONCOS STOMP JAGUARS. The Jags pulled that last win out of their wazoo. The Broncos new defense wasn’t dominant….but effective. Sorta like Jacksonville’s. I just feel that Leftwich will make a few mistakes that will cost the Jags a win. Broncos 17-13

LIONS CLAW TEXANS. No team could have been more disappointed last week than the Texans. In a very hyped up season, they lose their home opener to a team many feel is the worst in the NFL. Detroit didn’t look great….but got a win on the road which is a very big step for them…or any NFL team trying to make a move into the upper tier of the league. The Lions just have more talent. Lions 28-20

PACKERS SLAM BEARS. A great rivalry….but the Packers really looked good defensively Monday night. And they have Favre and Green on offense to go along with some solid receivers. Packers 34-20

RAVENS RIP STEELERS. This could be the game of the week. The Ravens were embarrassed in Cleveland last week. The Steelers held onto a win over Oakland. A slinging offense against a stingy defense. Great drama. But, Baltimore isn’t going to let Pitt get them at home. Ravens 20-10

RAMS BITE FALCONS. I want to pick the Falcons so bad….but I can’t. Neither team looked that great in games they should have dominated. But, the Rams defense is good enough to slow down the Atlanta offense. I can’t say the same thing the other way around. Rams 31-26

REDSKINS BELITTLE GIANTS. This would be a key game for the Redskin franchise. Over the past 4 years, the Skins have been HORRIBLE against division foes, especially on the road. This is one of those games that you gotta win if you want to be in the playoffs. Gibbs will have them ready. Skins 24-10

BUCCANEERS CONQUER SEAHAWKS. I’m going by the assumption that Alexander won’t be a factor in this game. Because of that, the Buccs can concentrate on trying to lock down those tough Hawk receivers. Garner will break out with a nice game…and Johnson will be efficient. Buccs 28-24

RAIDERS PILLAGE BILLS. If the Bills could punch it in after that big INT last week…they’d be 1-0 now. Neither team is. But, the Raiders did show an ability to move the ball around. Raiders 17-7

SAINTS OVER NINERS. This game will be played in N’Awlins…which will be quite an emotional afternoon. Saints 30-10

COLTS SLAP TITANS. This is a huge game for Indy. Not only have they been on 10 days rest….but coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Pats. They don’t want to be 0-2 and lose tiebreakers to the two other top teams in the AFC. The Colts will pull this game out. Colts 26-20

JETS SLOW DOWN THE CHARGERS. The Jets looked pretty good against Cincy. Diego looked good against H-town. But, the Jets are the better team here. Jets 21-17

PATRIOTS OVER CARDINALS. The best organization in the NFL against the worst. Pats 28-13

BENGALS SINK DOLPHINS. The Phins have no offense to speak of. Heck, they’ve already had a QB change. Palmer, though not great, did show signs of becoming a pretty good QB in the near future. This will be a electric atmosphere for this game as both teams need a win. Bengals 24-13

EAGLES SOAR OVER VIKINGS. This should be a great game! On one side, you’ll have Terrell Owens. On the other, Randy Moss. WOW!! McNabb and Culpepper [who were drafted the same year]. Um…that back for the Eagles against….um…that back for the Vikings. The defense and coaching are a little better on Philly’s side. Eagles 20-14

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