Last week, I went 12-4.. I don’t think I’ll do as well this week, but we’ll see! Too many close games here.
Miami at Buffalo – This should be a good game. Both teams won close, big games in week 1, and though Miami had the more impressive win in my opinion since it was a divisional game, I think EJ and that running game pull this one out to go 2-0. It’s a coin toss type game though.
Jacksonville at Washington – Both of these teams had big disappointments. Jacksonville started like a bullet and finished like a sloth, while Washington had the Watts turned up and got electrified. I still believe in RG3, and though I think Jacksonville has the beginning of a bright future with Bortles, he’s not playing yet. I’ll take the Heisman to win at home.
Dallas at Tennessee – I know, I hear the talk of how bad the Cowboys are, but I saw that game differently last week against the Niners. I saw a decent running game from Murray, and I saw them stifle the niners in the second half once they caught up to the storm that slammed them, and though Tony Romo was a walking greek tragedy last week, I think he rebounds. Give me Dallas on the road, to get back to their signature .500 record.
Arizona at NY Giants – If Dallas looked Terrible, The G-men looked like Saint Mary’s High School JV squad. I mean, I don’t know where the wheel fell off with Big Blue, but this is getting bad. Eli isn’t even hitting basic routes. Arizona has a quality D, and a decent enough Offense.. I think this one might get be an ugly game, but Arizona causes Boo’s to rain down on the Gmen.
New England at Minnesota – Well, …. New England lays a spanking on Minnesota… (Too soon??)
New Orleans at Cleveland – Don’t expect a route here. Cleveland showed signs of life last week. I don’t think they have enough, but I do believe they can be competitive. N’awlins in the pound.
Atlanta at Cincinnati – Game of the week potential right here. Aj Green, Julio Jones, Gio Bernard, this has all the makings of a great game. I know Cinci’s at home, but I’m taking alot of road teams this week, and I think ATL has one too many weapons rolling right now. I think Atlanta in what ends up being a good game for both teams.
Detroit at Carolina – Cam’s back, and he’ll be throwing to my sleeper pick, rookie phenom Kelvin Benjamin (FSU, GO NOLES), but that won’t be enough to match Megatron, Bush-Push and Stafford. When Detroits offense is at full speed, it’s one of the best out there. Give me another road team. Big D in the land of BBQ
St. Louis at Tampa Bay – Lovie gets the Bucs off the schneid, but this ones getting labeled the StuporBowl of the week. Not much to see here, move on…
Seattle at San Diego – You know, I’m picking Seattle because it’s the smart thing to do, but keep in mind their still not exactly the best road team. They’re damn near undefeatable at home, but on the road, they are human. San Diego could dethrone the champs, but I just can’t pick against them. Head vs. heart, and I’m going with head. Hawks.
Houston at Oakland – I still like the rookie, but he’s gonna have nightmares of JJ watt come tonight. I like Houston here, with the 100 million dollar man wreaking havoc once again. Texans on the road.
NY Jets at Green Bay – I still don’t believe in Geno, or CJ2k, and I think GB is gonna come out angry after last week. Jet’s get discount double checked and the cheese heads bounce back. Green Bay
Kansas City at Denver – I’m thinking last week may have been an anomaly for KC, and they aren’t as bad as they looked, so I’m expecting them to be competitive, but Denvers still just too much. Peyton leads the Broncos to 2-0 at mile high.
Chicago at San Francisco – I don’t want to talk about it. Fucking injuries.
Philadelphia at Indianapolis – Another great game. Can’t wait to watch this Monday night. Luck’s going to be trying to bounce back after a tough game against Denver, and Philly is coming off a tale of two halves in their Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde performance against Jacksonville. I’d like to think Philly has enough talent to outrun Indy, and I think they do… but sometimes, you just have to ask yourself.. Is Indy an 0-2 team?? I don’t think so. I think Luck pulls it out in a barn burner. Indy, but flip your own coin here.
NFL at Public Opinion – You know, I’m seeing alot of things being said about the NFL having an image problem and all this drama going on this week with Ray Rice, AP, Greg Hardy, McDonald, but we need to be cautious not to generalize. There’s 1700 players in the NFL, we’re talking about 4 of them. Now sure there have been problems in the past, and yes, I acknowledge that this needs to change… but if 4 employees of any other company got into trouble for something, .25% of the work force, we wouldn’t be saying that the whole company is full of abusers. Every group of people has a bell curve to it. You’ll have the great, you’ll have the terrible, and both of those are rare. Then you’ll have everyone in the middle. Let’s be cautious in generalizing against the whole group of players. The guilty should absolutely pay the price for their crimes, but that’s for the law to decide, not us going off of the reports of what we know to be an overly sensationalizing media, that will trump up anything for ratings. I hope they throw the book at Rice; I don’t agree with what AP did, but it’s technically legal in Texas to hit your children with a switch, so now it’s up to the level of force used, which will be subjective, so agree or not, he was within his rights (Just like how principals in southern Georgia schools can still give paddlings as punishments, I shit you not). Hardy should have been gone, because he was already found guilty, so that I feel was a definite misstep, and we know nothing on McDonald yet really. So let’s take each case as it’s own incident, and not jump on board the hype trains.
….And to think, Everyone was talking about whether or not Michael Sam would be a distraction…