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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

NFL WEEK 2 PREDICTION RECAP

Last Week:  12 - 4.

Season: 22 - 10.

Not a bad week, with a two-game improvement over week 1. I made a big mistake in thinking that San Francisco could beat the best home team in the league, but other than that one, the other losses were pretty close and for the most part, mild upsets.  In some other observations, the Redskins look pretty bad and need to make some big defensive adjustments heading into next week, although even at 0 -2, they aren't in terrible shape considering there are no 2 - 0 teams in the NFC East.  I like what Andy Reid is doing in Kansas City with Alex Smith on offense and as well as how they're playing on the defensive side of the ball. And Miami appears to be able to challenge the Patriots in the AFC East if New England continues to have trouble finding consistent offensive weapons to support QB Tom Brady.

WEEK 2 PREDICTION RESULTS:

NEW ENGLAND   24 New York Jets  16: Correct.   13 - 10.

GREEN BAY 28  Washington 24: Correct.  38 - 20.

BALTIMORE  27 Cleveland 20: Correct. 14 - 6.

ATLANTA  27 St. Louis 24: Correct.  31 - 24.

PHILADELPHIA  38  San Diego  27: The Eagles need to shore up their defense in order to be successful this season, especially if they continue playing a hurry up style that gives their opponents the ball so many times during a game. NO.  30 - 33.

CHICAGO  27 Minnesota 21: Correct. 31 - 30.

BUFFALO  20 Carolina 24: This was really close, as I thought it would be. The Panthers are probably better than 0 - 2, but I doubt they have the talent to compete with Atlanta and New Orleans in the NFC South.  NO.  24 - 23.

HOUSTON  27 Tennessee  21: Correct. 30 - 24.

INDIANAPOLIS  28 Miami 27: I was tempted to take the Dolphins, and probably should have.  NO.  20 - 24.

KANSAS CITY  30 Dallas 27: Correct.  17 - `16.

TAMPA BAY   17 New Orleans  31:  Correct.  16 - 14.

ARIZONA  27  Detroit 24: Correct. 25 - 21.

NEW YORK GIANTS  30 Denver 34: Correct. 23 - 41.

OAKLAND  27 Jacksonville 14: Correct. 19 - 9.

SEATTLE  20 San Francisco 28: This was easily my worst pick of the week, college or pro. I fell asleep at the switch here. NO. 29 - 3.


CINCINNATI  21  Pittsburgh 20: Correct.  20 - 10.