NFL Week 2 Picks 2020 NFL Predictions Week 2: Cincinnati Bengals 0-1-0 VS Cleveland Browns 0-1-0 (-6), Jacksonville Jaguars 1-0-0 VS Tennessee Titans 1-0-0 (-8.5), Carolina Panthers 0-1-0 VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-1-0 (-8.5), Denver Broncos 0-1-0 VS Pittsburgh Steelers 1-0-0 (-7.5), Los Angeles Rams 1-0-0 (-1) VS Philadelphia Eagles 0-1-0, San Francisco 49ers 0-1-0 (-7) VS New York Jets 0-1-0, Buffalo Bills 1-0-0 (-5.5) VS Miami Dolphins 0-1-0, Minnesota Vikings 0-1-0 VS Indianapolis Colts 0-1-0 (-3), Detroit Lions 0-1-0 VS Green Bay Packers 1-0-0 (-6), Atlanta Falcons 0-1-0 VS Dallas Cowboys 0-1-0 (-4.5), New York Giants 0-1-0 VS Chicago Bears 1-0-0 (-5.5), Washington Football Team 1-0-0 VS Arizona Cardinals 1-0-0 (-6.5), Kansas City Chiefs 1-0-0 (-8.5) VS Los Angeles Chargers 1-0-0, Baltimore Ravens 1-0-0 (-7) VS Houston Texans 0-1-0, New England Patriots 1-0-0 VS Seattle Seahawks 1-0-0 (-4), New Orleans Saints 1-0-0 (-5.5) VS Las Vegas Raiders 1-0-0












2020 NFL Week 2 Predictions



Cam Newton and the New England Patriots head to Seattle to take on Russell Wilson. Bill Belichick and Pete Caroll face off for the first time in four years as this is their second regular season meeting since Super Bowl 49.





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Cincinnati Bengals 0-1-0
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Cleveland Browns 0-1-0


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Oren Shiri and myself are tied for the lead after week 1 at 11-5. Jesse Lucas is in third place at 10-6. Tanya Holmes is in fourth place at 9-7. Jason Bantle goes from leading every week in 2019 from week 1 to the Super Bowl to last place at 8-8. Week 2 will certainly be interesting.



Why the Cincinnati Bengals Will Win: Joe Burrow has to have a bounce back game in order for Cincinnati to win. Without Greedy Williams or Grant Delpit, this secondary is suspect. Burrow has A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, and John Ross are targets. That variety of receivers is why I think this game will be high scoring. Casey Heyward balled out on Sunday while Joey Bosa kept exposing Bobby Hart. Joe Mixon needs to do what J.K. Dobbins did on Thursday if Cincinnati wants to pull the upset.


Jonah Williams had a good game at left tackle against Melvin Ingram. He won that matchup and showed immense promise as Joe Burrow's blindside. Burrow had that rushing touchdown, but it wasn't anything to be excited about since he didn't throw a touchdown against the Chargers.


Cincinnati's secondary played well against the Chargers. Darius Phillips the 2018 fifth round pick out of Western Michigan and my favorite cornerback on that Western Michigan team a few years ago, started next to William Jackson III and did well. The safety tandem of Shaun Williams and Jessie Bates III also looked strong. Cincinnati's secondary is better than people realize and they will have to step up because Cincinnati's edge rushers Sam Hubbard and Carlos Dunlap were non existent against the Chargers backup offensive tackles with Bryan Bulaga injured.


It doesn't help that Geno Atkins and D.J. Reader, your two best defensive tackles are injured. Cincinnati has good depth at linebacker since they drafted three rookie linebackers. This defense has to make big plays and force Baker Mayfield to make bad decisions like the Ravens if they are to win tonight.


Why the Cleveland Browns Will Win: Cincinnati only has one good cornerback in William Jackson III. Baker wants to prove the week 1 loss was a fluke. This is going to be a high scoring game, especially after both offenses had let down performances. Randy Bullock is injured and Cleveland picked up Cody Parkey off of Free Agency. Cleveland's interior offensive line will be spared from having to face Geno Atkins and D.J. Reader which will allow Cleveland to run the football with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt which is what this offense is built around. Left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. and wide receiver Jarvis Landry are expected to play tonight.


Prediction: Cleveland enters as a 6 point favorite. The minimum bet is $240 dollars, the maximum bet is $300 dollars with the average gambler betting around $270 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43.5. Right now 54% of the betting action is on Cincinnati at +6. I like Cleveland to win and Cincinnati to cover with the over.


Final Score Browns 34 Bengals 31 OT





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Jacksonville Jaguars 1-0-0
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Why the Jacksonville Jaguars Will Win: Part of me wants to believe that Jacksonville's win over the Colts was a mere fluke. At the same time, this is a huge game for Jacksonville because if they win, they will be 2-0 heading into their Thursday Night Football match against Miami in week 3 and I have them winning that game so Jacksonville could be 3-0 heading into October if they manage to take care of business in Tennessee. If they can beat the Bengals in Cincinnati like the Chargers did in week 4, then this team could be 4-0 after their first four contests, but I doubt that happens.


Jacksonville has a good offensive line when healthy with Cam Robinson at left tackle, Andrew Norwell at left guard, Brandon Linder at center, A.J. Cann at right guard, and Jawaan Taylor at right tackle. The pass protection was superb in their week 1 victory over the Colts. Gardner Minshew II got D.J. Chark and Laviska Shenault Jr. involved with this offense. Gardner Minshew II also has Dede Westbrook in the slot.


Jacksonville has Myles Jack at 4-3 right outside linebacker, Joe Schobert at 4-3 middle linebacker, and K'Lavon Chaisson at 4-3 left outside linebacker. Jacksonville used their first three picks in the 2020 NFL Draft on C.J. Henderson out of Florida, K'Lavon Chaisson out of LSU, and Laviska Shenault Jr. out of Colorado. It's too early to say, but all three rookies look like good picks so far.


Why the Tennessee Titans Will Win: Ryan Tannehill had a good game like Gardner Minshew II, but not a great game. Jadeveon Clowney and Harold Landry have to get pressure on Minshew if the Titans want to win this game. The other ways Tennessee involve either Derrick Henry dominating or their receiver tandem of A.J. Brown and Corey Davis step up. Davis had over 100 receiving yards against Denver so if Jacksonville locks down Brown can Davis have another game with over 100 receiving yards.


Tennessee has a very good secondary. Malcolm Butler and Adoree Jackson are the two main cornerbacks. You also got Jonathan Joseph from Houston and Kristian Fulton for depth. Unlike the Colts cornerbacks, these guys are gonna test Gardner Minshew II.


Prediction: Tennessee enters as a 8.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $460 dollars, the maximum bet is $620 dollars with the average gambler betting around $540 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43. Right now 57% of the betting action is on Jacksonville at +9. I like Tennessee to win and Jacksonville to cover with the over.


Final Score Titans 28 Jaguars 20





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Carolina Panthers 0-1-0
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-1-0


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Why the Carolina Panthers Will Win: Carolina scored more points in week 1 than Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay's linebackers with Shaquille Barrett at 3-4 right outside linebacker, Devin White at 3-4 middle linebacker, Lavonte David at 3-4 middle linebacker, and Jason Pierre-Paul at 3-4 left outside linebacker limited Alvin Kamara to a meager 16 rushing yards. Kamara still got 51 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns one on the ground along with one receiving touchdown. Christian McCaffrey had 96 yards against the Raiders despite the close loss and got extended so he's out to make a statement in Tampa Bay. Teddy Bridgewater did a better job avoiding turnovers in week 1 so if he can play with that momentum in week 2 than Carolina has a chance.


Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Win: The only player on Carolina's secondary that Tom Brady has to worry about is Donte Jackson and he's injured. Tom Brady is pissed about being 0-1. If you followed Brady in New England, you know he will do whatever it takes to rally the troops and help Tampa Bay win this game. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard, and Cameron Brate could all step up since those five have an unfair advantage over anyone on Carolina's secondary.


Prediction: Tampa Bay enters as a 8.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $300 dollars, the maximum bet is $400 dollars with the average gambler betting around $350 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 47.5. Right now 51% of the betting action is on Carolina at +9. Take Tampa Bay to win and to cover with the under.


Final Score Buccaneers 30 Panthers 12





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Denver Broncos 0-1-0
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Pittsburgh Steelers 1-0-0


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Why the Denver Broncos Will Win: Denver does not have Von Miller for the rest of the year. Ju'Wuan James opted out at right tackle. Phillip Lindsay will be out for the week 2 game. Courtland Sutton is injured and not at 100 percent. I know Patrick Mahomes went into Pittsburgh and defeated the Steelers in their home opener, but Lock isn't as good as Mahomes was coming out of College.


Drew Lock is a guy who has the upside to be a Pro Bowler with the right supporting cast around him. Mahomes was a blue chip quarterback prospect that the media bashed for playing in a spread offense at Texas Tech. Mahomes is the one player from the last four drafts that can make a case for Canton. Lock isn't Mahomes so expecting him to beat Pittsburgh with a lousier supporting cast is assinine.


Why the Pittsburgh Steelers Will Win: Pittsburgh will get pressure on Lock with T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree. Their defense had 11 tackles for a loss and held Saquon Barkley to 6-rushing yards. Denver does not have a star on this offense of Barkley's caliber.


Ben Roethlisberger is facing a team that lacks a true number one cornerback and has four good receivers he can get the ball to. With Von Miller out for the year this is gonna be an easy win for Pittsburgh as Pittsburgh's offensive tackles will give Big Ben a clean pocket in the Steelers home opener at Heinz Field. Benny Snell Jr. stepped up big time with James Conner injured. I felt Isaac Yiadom was Denver's best cornerback outside of A.J. Bouye and he's now on the Giants so JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington, Diontae Johnson, and Chase Claypool could all have big games with Ben getting everyon involved.


This secondary should have a strong showing against Denver's best receivers too. Joe Haden is at field cornerback and should blanket Sutton even if he returns from his injury. Minkah Fitzpatrick is at strong safety. Terrell Edmunds led this team in tackles at free safety. You also got Steven Nelson playing next to Haden along with other cornerbacks like Justin Layne and Cameron Sutton for depth who match up well with Denver's depth at receiver. Guys like Tim Patrick, Jerry Jeudy who dropped 3 passes, and K.J. Hamler will have their work cut out for them against these experienced Pittsburgh corners after struggling against Tennesee's cornerback depth in the second Monday Night game.


Prediction: Pittsburgh enters as a 7.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $230 dollars, the maximum bet is $290 dollars with the average gambler betting around $260 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 40.5. Right now 60% of the betting action is on Pittsburgh at -7.5. Go with Pittsburgh to win and cover with the over.


Final Score Steelers 28 Broncos 14





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Los Angeles Rams 1-0-0
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Philadelphia Eagles 0-1-0


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Why the Los Angeles Rams Will Win: Los Angeles does not have to worry about Andre Dillard being Carson Wentz's blindside. Also Lane Johnson was out at right tackle in week 1. Alshon Jeffrey is expected to miss the week 2 game meaning Jalen Ramsey will have no problem blanketing Jalen Reagor.


Why the Philadelphia Eagles Will Win: Philadelphia has had the Los Angeles Rams number in the past. I have to figure Carson Wentz wants to win this game and show people he can lead the Eagles to victory even with a lackluster offensive tackle situation. Miles Sanders may return this week. Tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert could have signature games once again.


Prediction: Los Angeles enters as a 1 point favorite. The minimum bet is $105 dollars, the maximum bet is $115 dollars with the average gambler betting around $110 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 45.5. Right now 69% of the betting action is on Los Angeles at -1. I was going to take Philadelphia, but when I saw a Jared Goff photo hours before gameday on my I-pad I felt like flip flopping to the Rams. It's funny because Jason Bantle also changed his pick from the Rams to the Eagles, so we'll see who was smart for flip flopping this week.


Final Score Rams 30 Eagles 27





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San Francisco 49ers 0-1-0
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New York Jets 0-1-0


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Why the San Francisco 49ers Will Win: San Francisco heads into New York with a better overall roster on paper. Jimmy Garoppolo is capable of torching the New York Jets.


Rookie cornerback Bryce Hall is the only cornerback I can see having any success with the Jets and he was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list in training camp. He isn't on the New York Jets depth chart on their team website either.


Both offensive tackles for San Francisco will keep the Jets edge rushers in check. Left tackle Trent Williams and right tackle Mike McGlinchey are both good offensive tackles. Denzel Mims is injured at the moment as is Le'Veon Bell. There are absolutely zero reasons why the New York Jets should win this game. San Francisco also signed Mohamed Sanu to a 1-year deal. Defensive tackles Arik Armstead and Javon Kinlaw looked great against Arizona's interior offensive line when stopping the run last week and face weaker interior offensive linemen on the New York Jets.


Why the New York Jets Will Win: San Francisco has better players. The New York Jets have the time zone advantage. That's the only advantage the Jets have heading into their home opener. Le'Veon Bell is out for this game. Also Richard Sherman is on injured reserve for the next three weeks. Jameson Crowder was the only Jets receiver to have over 100 receiving yards so Crowder looks like he's gonna be relied on heavily. If Mekhi Becton and George Fant play like they did in Buffalo against Dee Ford and Nick Bosa, then the Jets have a chance to keep this game close. George Kittle may not play this weekend, which is another thing that works out for the New York Jets.


Prediction: San Francisco enters as a 7 point favorite. The minimum bet is $250 dollars, the maximum bet is $310 dollars with the average gambler betting around $280 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 42.5. Right now 73% of the betting action is on San Francisco at -7. Take San Francisco to win and to cover with the over.


Final Score 49ers 34 Jets 24





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Buffalo Bills 1-0-0
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Miami Dolphins 0-1-0


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Why the Buffalo Bills Will Win: Buffalo has one of the leagues best defenses. Their offense really stepped up against a New York Jets team that has no defense this year. Without C.J. Mosley, Jamal Adams, and Bryce Hall there are enough holes in that defense for any NFL team to exploit. Josh Allen will face a much more formidable defense that kept Cam Newton from throwing a passing touchdown despite losing 21-11.


Jerry Hughes and Mario Addison tested both Mekhi Becton and George Fant in week 1. Defensive tackles Ed Oliver and Vernon Butler look good too. The left side of Miami's offensive line dominated New England with strong performances by rookie left tackle Austin Jackson and left guard Solomon Kindley who was my top ranked guard in the entire 2020 NFL Draft. Whoever wins this matchup between Buffalo's defensive line and Miami's offensive line will probably be the victor.


Left tackle Dion Dawkins and right tackle Cody Ford did good in week 1. They should have another strong game enabling Josh Allen to make things happen.


Cornerbacks Tre'Davious White and Levi Wallace dominated in the week 1 contest. Safeties Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde gave up more plays in coverage. Nobody on Buffalo's secondary blew an assisgnment in coverage against the Jets. Crowder just made a spectacular play catching the ball and getting separation with his speed. DeVante Parker is injured and nt at 100 percent which is why Buffalo should dominate this contest.


Why the Miami Dolphins Will Win: Jerome Baker and Elandon Roberts can limit how many rushing yards Buffalo gets. Those two 3-4 middle linebackers are the back bone of Miami's front 7 at the moment.


Xavien Howard and Byron Jones limited what Cam Newton could do with Julian Edelman and N'Keal Harry who were both game-time decisions. Noah Igbinohene is their nickel cornerback and Brandon Jones the rookie safety from Texas had a strong debut.


Prediction: Buffalo enters as a 5.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $200 dollars, the maximum bet is $250 dollars with the average gambler betting around $225 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 41. Right now 69% of the betting action is on Buffalo at -5.5. I like Buffalo to win and Miami cover with the under.


Final Score Bills 20 Dolphins 17





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Minnesota Vikings 0-1-0
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Indianapolis Colts 1-0-0


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Why the Minnesota Vikings Will Win: Dalvin Cook should run through the Indianapolis Colts defense. Indianapolis doesn't have a middle linebacker that stands out which is why Cook will have another strong game. This secondary kept Jacksonville's receivers to under 40 receiving yards, but failed to keep their receivers out of the end zone. I got a feeling Justin Jefferson has a touchdown against these corners since his size gives him a huge advantage over the Colts 5-11 corners in the red zone.


Why the Indianapolis Colts Will Win: Justin Houston has to sack Kirk Cousins. Philip Rivers has to ball out against this secondary like Aaron Rodgers did in order for the Colts to win. Rivers has a much better offensive line than Rodgers and Aaron Rodgers showed why he's still a top 10 quarterback that warrants top 5 consideration even after they drafted Jordan Love in the first round. Anthony Costanzo at left tackle, Quinton Nelson at left guard, Ryan Kelly at center, Mark Glowinski at right guard, and Braden Smith at right tackle have to step up and open things up for Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines with Marlon Mack on injured reserve with Mack out for the year.


Prediction: Indianapolis enters as a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $100 dollars, the maximum bet is $120 dollars with the average gambler betting around $110 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 48.5. Right now 70% of the betting action is on Minnesota at +3. Another upset of mine this week is Minnesota to win and cover with the over.


Final Score Vikings 27 Colts 24 OT





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Detroit Lions 0-1-0
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Green Bay Packers 1-0-0




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Why the Detroit Lions Will Win: Detroit is heading to Green Bay. Even if Kenny Golloday is healthy enough to play, I don't think he will be at 100 percent and he will be facing a much better cornerback than Kyle Fuller in Jaire Alexander. Detroit needs to get De'Andre Swift more involved if they want to win this game. Detroit did not have Desmond Trufant, Jeffrey Okudah, or Justin Coleman in their starting lineup against Chicago last week which sort of explains how Trubisky pulled a fourth quarter comeback out of his ass down 23-6.


It was an impressive comeback and I gave Trubisky all the credit in the world for that comeback before finding out about the injuries at cornerback for Detroit. Let's see Trubisky do that against Detroit's three corners at full health in Chicago before we crown him the franchise quarterback for this team.


Why the Green Bay Packers Will Win: Green Bay has too much momentum going in their favor after scoring at will on what was supposed to be the best defense in the NFC North. I don't see Detroit slowing them down right now. Aaron Rodgers is going to have another strong week where he fires at will with Detroit's three best cornerbacks injured. DaVante Adams could have another game where he has 100-receiving yards.


Prediction: Green Bay enters as a 6 point favorite. The minimum bet is $200 dollars, the maximum bet is $250 dollars with the average gambler betting around $225 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 49.5. Right now 71% of the betting action is on Green Bay at -6. Take Green Bay to win and to cover with the over.


Final Score Packers 38 Lions 21





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Atlanta Falcons 0-1-0
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Dallas Cowboys 0-1-0


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Why the Atlanta Falcons Will Win: The Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle tandem of Andrew Whitworth at left tackle and Bobby Evans at right tackle did a masterful job keeping Everson Griffen at 4-3 right end and DeMarcus Lawrence at left end in check. Atlanta's offensive line may be better features Jake Matthews at left tackle, James Carpenter at left guard, Alex Mack at center, Chris Lindstrom at right guard, and Kaleb McGary at right tackle when fully healthy.


Why the Dallas Cowboys Will Win: Jamal Adams ran by McGary, sacked Matt Ryan, and tripped Jake Matthews on the play which led to Matthews suffering an ankle injury as he left that game. Matthews also hasn't practiced this week which is concerning. If Jake Matthews doesn't play, Atlanta will be lucky if this game isn't a blowout thanks to Griffen and Lawrence.


Russell Wilson carved Atlanta's secondary with only two good receivers. Dak Prescott has three good receivers with Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb which is why Dallas has somewhat of an advantage. Also Dallas has Ezekiel Elliott at running back who can get by Atlanta's outside linebackers not named Deion Jones.


Prediction: Dallas enters as a 4.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $230 dollars, the maximum bet is $290 dollars with the average gambler betting around $260 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 52.5. Right now 51% of the betting action is on Atlanta at +4.5. Take Dallas to win and to cover with the over.


Final Score Cowboys 38 Falcons 28





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New York Giants 0-1-0
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Chicago Bears 1-0-0


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Why the New York Giants Will Win: New York started Cameron Flemming at right tackle which is why right tackle is still a weakness on this team thanks to Nate Solder opting out of this season due to COVID-19. James Bradberry got picked apart by rookie Chase Claypool. I also don't trust this teams edge rushers.


One bright spot for the New York Giants is the 3-4 defensive line with Leonard Williams at 3-4 right end, Dalvin Tomlinson at nose tackle, and Dexter Lawrence at 3-4 left end. These interior defensive linemen gave Pittsburgh's offensive line problems as Williams got by Villanueva at left tackle to sack Ben Roethlisberger, and the other guys did well with David DeCastro out at right guard.


Why the Chicago Bears Will Win: Chicago beat Detroit without their two edge rushers Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn who left the week 1 game injured. Trubisky was able to play well enough to avoid turnovers without Detroit's three best cornerbacks in the game. New York's secondary is just as bad and having both Charles Leno Jr. and Bobbie Massie at full health helps him out. The secondary looks even better than last year with Kyle Fuller and rookie Jaylon Johnson playing very well as starters. Tashaun Gipson who was on Houston's playoff team last year is starting next to Eddie Jackson at safety.


It's scary to imagine what this defense can do with a healthy Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn, Roquan Smith, and Danny Trevathian. These inside linebackers won't hold Saquon Barkley to under 10-yards, but they can keep him to under 100-rushing yards because Eddie Goldman is better than Pittsburgh's nose tackle. It's worth pointing out that Pittsburgh held Barkley to 6 rushing yards in the Monday Night Game.


Prediction: Chicago enters as a 5.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $120 dollars, the maximum bet is $240 dollars with the average gambler betting around $180 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 42. Right now 54% of the betting action is on Chicago at -5.5. I like Chicago to win and New York cover with the under.


Final Score Bears 21 Giants 20





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Washington Football Team 1-0-0
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Why the Washington Football Team Will Win: Washington's defensive line had success against Philadelphia as Montez Sweat and Chase Young did well as 4-3 defensive ends with DaRon Payne and Jonathan Allen. You also got Ryan Kerrigan and Matt Ioadannis for depth at both defensive end and defensive tackle. Washington didn't have to face good cornerbacks last week against Philadelphia and their defensive line faced second team offensive tackles with both Andre Dillard and Lane Johnson out with injuries. Arizona has a


Why the Arizona Cardinals Will Win: Arizona's offensive tackle tandem with D.J. Humphries at left tackle and Kelvin Beachum at right tackle kept both Dee Ford and Nick Bosa from sacking Kyler Murray. Kyler Murray is playing on a whole new level thanks to the addition of DeAndre Hopkins at wide receiver as Hopkins compliments Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk. Arizona is much deeper than the Philadelphia Eagles team Washington faced a week ago. Arizona has three good cornerbacks with Patrick Peterson, Byron Murphy, and Dre Kirkpatrick in the nickel role with Robert Alford injured.


Prediction: Arizona enters as a 6.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $240 dollars, the maximum bet is $300 dollars with the average gambler betting around $270 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 46.5. Right now 65% of the betting action is on Arizona at -6.5. Take Arizona to to win and to cover with the over.


Final Score Cardinals 28 Football Team 10





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Kansas City Chiefs 1-0-0
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Los Angeles Chargers 1-0-0


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Bill Clinton's College Football Playoff Selection Special



  1. Clemson Tigers

    Clemson has been to two championships with Trevor Lawrence. Hillary is crazy about is hair Yahoo man. Dabo Sweeney has surpassed Nick Saban as the biggest pimp in College Football.





  2. Ohio State

    With the Big 10 officially ending their strike. Ohio State is number two in the polls and no longer Kevin Warren's bitch as the Big 10 commissioner finally came to his senses.





  3. Alabama Crimson Tide

    Alabama wants revenge on Clemson for what happened two years ago. Nick Saban is the second biggest pimp in College Football.





  4. Oklahoma

    Lincoln Riley has coached two Heisman winning quarterbacks and had Jalen Hurts. He now has the rattlesnake now as Spencer Rattler.






Why the Kansas City Chiefs Will Win: Kansas City should score at will. Tyreek Hill has dominated Casey Heyward in the past. Heyward came off his best game against A.J. Green. Travis Kelce should have a big game with Derwin James on injured reserve. Mahomes also has wide receivers like Sammy Watkins, Demarcus Robinson, and Mecole Hardman who he can throw to. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is coming off a game where he had 100-rushing yards. Eric Fisher should be able to keep Melvin Ingram in check like Jonah Williams did a week ago after having success against the Texans.


Why Los Angeles Chargers Will Win: Mitchell Schwartz gave up a sack to Houston. This week he faces a much tougher pass rusher in Joey Bosa. Patrick Mahomes needs to keep an eye on 97 at all times. Defensive tackles Linval Joseph and Jerry Tillery are going to be a challenge for the Chiefs interior offensive line which featured Kelechi Osmele at left guard, Austin Reiter at center, and Austin Wylie at right guard. Tyrod Taylor has to make the right decisions against a defense that played did good against the Houston Texans.


Prediction: Kansas City enters as a 8.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $300 dollars, the maximum bet is $400 dollars with the average gambler betting around $350 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 47.5. Right now 73% of the betting action is on Kansas City at -8.5. Take Kansas City to win and to cover with the over.


Final Score Chiefs 38 Chargers 20





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Baltimore Ravens 1-0-0
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Houston Texans 0-1-0


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  1. H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes 1-0

    H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes began the year with 204.24 points putting up a clinic against the Avengers. Not even the Justice League could help Avengers deal with this team. Heath used a keeper on Alvin Kamara his signature player from last season before drafting DaVante Adams in the second round who had a mind boggling 41.6 fantasy points. H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes is currently favored over the three time champion Brees Nutz in week 2. Heath was the top seed in the playoffs last year before losing to Jason in the playoff semifinal.





  2. Kerryon My Wayward Son 1-0

    Riley, the owner of RES Express rebranded his team as Kerryon My Wayward Son after replacing Anti-Bantle two years ago. This team started 1-0 last year too and was third behind H.B. Vinegar's Strokes and myself a year ago. This time they had 194.76 points thanks to having Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers at quarterback in a two quarterback league. Wilson and Rodgers were the top fantasy performers at quarterback in week 1 which is why Riley beat Team MouseRat so easily. Riley is favored to beat this years newcommer George Pabst, Mitch's brother who took over for Garrett.





  3. The Chosen Ones 1-0

    Our league commissioner lost Bantle Bowl I to Jimmy before winning Bantle Bowl II against Jimmy. He made it to Bantle Bowl IV two years ago and lost to Mitch. He made it to Bantle Bowl V and beat Mitch. He plays me this weekend and this game feels like a toss up because he hasn't set his lineup, but was favored to win after the draft because he has Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce, the best running back, receiver, and tight end on the Super Bowl 54 Champion Kansas City Chiefs. If Jason takes care of business against me, then the top 3 teams H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes, Kerryon My Wayward Son, and The Chosen One's will all be off to 2-0 starts with the last playoff spot being up for grabs.





  4. Car RamRod 1-0

    Andrew Kermish one of the co hosts from our podcast is 1-0. Kerm is doing better than the Dallas Cowboys and Alabama Crimson Tide which are his two favorite sports teams. Kerm plays Avengers this week in week 2, and is favored to win that game after clobbering my team in week 1. I was favored to beat Kerm until Golloday got injured. Way to earn your first victory Andrew.





  5. Millenial Menace 1-0

    Barenaked Ladies needs to sue the owner of Millenial Menace for copyright infrindgement. Still this logo is less offensive than the Washington Redskins logo. George Pabst deserves some credit. He's only a rookie in this league and he's already doing better than his brother Mitch who won this league three years in a row. Millenial Menace is ranked fourth ahead of Car RamRod in our Yahoo league, but I'm moving Kerm ahead of him because Kerm's team clobbered my team and second I don't like that he's using copyright infrindgement on one of the best bands from the 90's with Barenaked Nadies who had hit songs like One Week and It's All Been Done from their Stunt album in 1998.





  6. Gangster Squad 0-1

    I think I have a better shot of beating Jason in week 2 then Mitch does against Heath. I feel like I have the best odds of beating one of the 1-0 teams. So yeah, I'm putting myself at 6 even though Yahoo has me at eighth at the moment. My team has Dalvin Cook and Joe Mixon at running back. I have tons of receiver depth, T.J. Hockenson at tight end. Also I got a Brady, Rivers, and Carr quarterback trio. Even if I lose to Jason, I was projected to beat Kerm, lose to Bantle, and start 6-1 before going 8-6 to finish the year while missing the playoffs. I think I can turn this team around even with an 0-2 start.





  7. Brees Nutz 0-1

    Mitch Pabst owner of Brees Nutz became the first owner to three peat as Bantle Bowl Champion winning Bantle Bowl III, IV, and V. This 0-1 team is projected to lose in week 2. That's why they are 7 on my rankings this week, despite being ranked sixth in Yahoo.





  8. Team Mouserat 0-1

    Mark got the 4 seed two years ago. He's currently ranked seventh on Yahoo one spot ahead of me. Saquon Barkley has been on Mark's team every year since he entered the NFL. Barkley got held to 6-rushing yards even though Ben Roethlisberger and Kyler Murray had strong games for Team Mouserat.





  9. Avengers 0-1

    Avengers made Bantle Bowl III. They also draft well in 2020 which is why I'm putting them at 9. Right now, Heath and Riley have the top 2 seeds secured which is something I didn't expect to be honest. Their teams should win again. Jason, Andrew, George, Mitch, Mark, Gary, and myself have all put together competitive teams this year and I expect the six of us to have some epic battles which will decide who gets those final two seeds. Nobody has clinched anything yet and it's still very early in the season.





  10. Taco Corp 0-1

    Taco Corp does not look like a playoff team on paper. Taco Corp had another bad draft, and I think their season is over. They are ninth on Yahoo ahead of Avengers so you can't call them the leagues bottom feeder just yet.






Why the Baltimore Ravens Will Win: Baltimore destroyed Cleveland. Houston doesn't have a cornerback that's as good as Denzel Ward. Lamar Jackson will do his thing again with weapons like Marques Brown, Miles Boykin, Willie Snead, Devin Duvernay, and James Proche at wide receiver. Baltimore also has Mark Andrews at tight end along with Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins. Ronnie Stanley returned to practice and dressed up with the team after suffering a hip injury against the Cleveland Browns. Even if he misses this game, Baltimore just has too many weapons on offense.


They have Calias Campbell at 3-4 right end, Brandon Williams at nose tackle, and Derek Wolfe at 3-4 left end. Their rookie linebacker tandem of Patrick Queen and Malik Jefferson did their job in week 1 by keeping both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt to under 100-rushing yards.


Houston has receivers like Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb, Will Fuller, and Kenny Stills. Baltimore has better cornerbacks with Jimmy Smith, Marcus Peters, Marlon Humphrey, and Tavon young. These cornerbacks dominated against Cleveland's receivers which consisteted of Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Rashad Higgins, and Donovan Peoples-Jones. I'd argue those weapons are better than Watson's weapons, but Watson did more with those guys than Baker did against this defense.


Why the Houston Texans Will Win: David Johnson is going to have to go off like Derrick Henry for Houston to have a chance. Baltimore just has a personnel advantage. This offensive line with Laremy Tunsil at left tackle, Max Scharping at left guard, Nick Martin at center, Zach Fulton at right guard, and Tytus Howard at right tackle looked sloppy at Kansas City a week ago. They need to do a lot better this week against the Ravens if the Houston Texans want to have any chance of starting 1-0. Luckily, Baltimore's weakness on defense is at edge rusher so Watson may make some good choices since he beat Lamar Jackson when their teams faced off in the ACC when Louisville played Clemson.


Prediction: Baltimore enters as a 7 point favorite. The minimum bet is $280 dollars, the maximum bet is $360 dollars with the average gambler betting around $320 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 50. Right now 71% of the betting action is on Baltimore at -7.5. Take Baltimore to win and to cover with the under.


Final Score Ravens 30 Texans 16





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New England Patriots 1-0-0
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Chris Ransom's Pick


@CockyBelichick is my favorite Twitter user of all time. His twitter feed is that epic. He always inserts the #kisstherings hashtag and it is badass. I'm going to post his 5 best tweets on our site every week like David Letterman does with his top 10 jokes until the owner of this twitter feed requests I take them down because his tweets are that epic. Recently, @CockyBelichick, changed his username to @BelichickMethod. Let's start with the top 5 Tweets heading into week 2.



Mark Sanchez had a really good offensive line and supporting cast with Shonn Green and receivers that masked his weaknesses. Rex Ryan had a good defense in place. Revis was a lockdown corner. The Jets seemed to fix their offensive line issues. The rest of this team is a huge work in progress. Darnold can only do so much.




Study criminal justice. #kisstherings. Belichick needs to bring back the #kisstherings hashtag.




Belichick is right again. Too many people are subjective about stuff in this country.




This is an understatement. Brady threw like Brad Johnson on meth in Tampa Bay in his debut against the New Orleans Saints. It's only one week and Tom Brady will turn things around.




I've heard lots of people say the Buccaneers should fire Arians. He should defeat a former NCAA coach at home. If Carolina wins, this is definitely up for discussion.



Why the New England Patriots Will Win: Cam Newton heads to Seattle. The wide receiver tandem of Julian Edelman and N'Keal Harry needs to step up.


Why the Seattle Seahawks Will Win: Russell Wilson dominated against Atlanta. He has to face one of the leagues best defenses in New England. He only had two healthy receivers with Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf. If Philip Dorsett and Josh Gordon play, then Seattle could blow this team out. This game is gonna be closer than experts think and Seattle wins by a field goal.


Prediction: Seattle enters as a 4 point favorite. The minimum bet is $100 dollars, the maximum bet is $120 dollars with the average gambler betting around $110 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 45. Right now 62% of the betting action is on Seattle at -4. I like Seattle to win and New England to cover with the under.


Final Score Seahawks 23 Patriots 20





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New Orleans Saints 1-0-0
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Las Vegas Raiders 1-0-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


I just cannot stand ESPN's Monday Night Football Coverage. Monday Night Football On KDKA is back with Bob Pompieni, Mark Madden, Andrew Filiponi, and newcommer Rich Walsh. Tonight the gang is in Las Vegas.


Pompieni: Welcome to Monday Night Football. Bob Pompieni along with Mark Madden, Andrew Filiponi, and Rich Walsh covering ESPN Monday Night Football on KDKA from Las Vegas. Mark what are your thoughts on this game?

Madden: Viva Las Vegas. Guys, I put all of KDKA's company shares on the Raiders to win this game.

Filiponi: You can't gamble KDKA shares on this game, because one you don't have company shares. Madden you're such a dumbass.

Walsh: Does KDKA even have shares up for sale on the New York stock exchange? Madden, you're insane to bet on the Raiders. Instead of telling you that you should be barred from KDKA, I'm going to explain why New Orleans will win in an objective and professional manner. New Orleans has weapons. Drew Brees is gonna carve this secondary and get these Raiders corners wapper than Cardi B.

Pompieni: Wapper isn't even in the English dictionary. Good job creating a new word Rich Walsh.

Madden: How are the Saints going to make these Raider corners wap? Michael Thomas is injured. Drew Brees main guy isn't playing.

Filiponi: Since Mark Madden and Rich Walsh disagree on this game, I, Andrew Filiponi hold the tiebreaker. The ghost of Al Davis told me the Raiders will win 20-19. Will Lutz will get four field goals in this game, but miss the game winning kick as he shanks it wide left like Gostkowski did in last Monday Nights Titans VS Broncos game.

Madden: That ghost is more fucked up than Casper the racist ghost. The ghost isn't wrong though.

Pompieni: Tonights game is brought to you by the Vegas Golden Knights. They just lost the Western Conference Finals to the Dallas Stars and their the only other sports team in Vegas.

Madden: That's right Bob. Tonight's game is brought to you by Marc Andre-Fleury, the guy who can't win a Stanley Cup without Sidney Crosby.

Filiponi: Shut up Madden.

Pompieni: We'll be back with kickoff after we remind Vegas Golden Knights fans of their meltdown in the 2020 Western Conference Finals.



Why the New Orleans Saints Will Win: New Orleans does not have Michael Thomas. Drew Brees should still be able to get guys like running back Alvin Kamara, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, and tight end Jared Cook Jr. involved in this offense.


Why the Las Vegas Raiders Will Win: Derek Carr showed a lot of promise last week. Josh Jacobs can keep this New Orleans Saints offense off the field and middle linebacker Kiko Alonso began the year on the PUP. I'm gonna predict that Carr and Jacobs surprise people by exposing the New Orleans Saints defense and having a strong game.


Prediction: New Orleans enters as a 5.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $105 dollars, the maximum bet is $115 dollars with the average gambler betting around $110 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 49.5. Right now 68% of the betting action is on New Orleans at -5.5. I like Las Vegas to win and to cover with the over.


Final Score Raiders 31 Saints 24





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