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NFL picks: Week 2

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The staff makes their predictions for the upcoming slate of games.

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Nothing like good old Week 1 football to remind us all that we all know nothing. The vast majority of us were so certain the Falcons were going to start the season with a win, we all were certain the Titans and their brand new offense would be able to take down the lowly Dolphins and none of us expected Fitzmagic to strike New Orleans.

Shoutout to Mark (picked Jets over Lions) and Clark (had Chiefs over Chargers) for nailing their ledge picks, though they also had a bunch of ledge picks they didn’t nail. But positivity people! Also, for the record, I’m counting Browns vs Steelers a win for myself, Heath and Matt. The Browns did break their losing streak so I’m calling that a win for those who picked them.

Here are the standings after one week of action.

2018 standings

Name Wins Losses Win Pct Total Gms
Name Wins Losses Win Pct Total Gms
Pete 11 5 68.75% 16
Nic 11 5 68.75% 16
Ghoji 11 5 68.75% 16
Heath 10 6 62.50% 16
Matt 10 6 62.50% 16
Paddi 9 7 56.25% 16
Matias 9 7 56.25% 16
Mark 7 9 43.75% 16
Clark 6 10 37.50% 16

Onto Week 2!

Unanimous picks: Chargers over Bills, Saints over Browns, Washington over Colts, Rams over Cardinals, 49ers over Lions and Broncos over Raiders

Ledge picks:

Unsurprisingly we all have little to no faith in the Bills, Browns, Colts, Cardinals, Lions and Raiders. But that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Of that group, I think the Colts and Lions are the teams that could pull off the win. The Colts just because Andrew Luck could return to God status and the Lions, well, you’re hoping that defensive performance Monday night was a fluke. If it wasn’t then they ain’t winning many game this year.

I spent way too much time figuring out if the Browns were going to beat the Saints but ultimately I couldn’t see them doing to Drew Brees what they did to Big Ben so sadly for Browns fans, they come crashing down after their high of highs.

I’m surprised at how many people are taking Ravens over Bengals tonight. Obviously we won’t have to wait long to see who’s right but come on people, you suddenly really have that much faith in Joe Flacco after he beat up on the worst team in the NFL? I’ll wait till I see Flacco perform against actual NFL talent. Also shoutout to Heath, Clark and I who think the Fitzmagic will continue and the Bucs will beat the Eagles. Never doubt Fitzmagic a second time, that’s what I always say.

Here are the full picks for Week 2:

Week 2 picks

Week 2 games Pete Mark Nic Paddi Matias Clark Ghoji Heath Matt
Week 2 games Pete Mark Nic Paddi Matias Clark Ghoji Heath Matt
BAL @ CIN CIN BAL BAL BAL CIN BAL BAL CIN BAL
CAR @ ATL CAR ATL CAR ATL CAR CAR ATL CAR CAR
LAC @ BUF LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC
MIN @ GB MIN MIN GB MIN MIN GB MIN GB GB
CLE @ NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
MIA @ NYJ NYJ MIA NYJ NYJ NYJ MIA NYJ NYJ NYJ
KC @ PIT KC PIT PIT PIT PIT KC PIT KC PIT
PHI @ TB TB PHI PHI PHI PHI TB PHI TB PHI
HOU @ TEN HOU HOU HOU TEN TEN HOU HOU TEN HOU
IND @ WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS
ARI @ LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR
DET @ SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF
OAK @ DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN
NE @ JAX NE JAX NE JAX NE NE NE NE JAX
NYG @ DAL NYG DAL NYG NYG DAL DAL NYG NYG DAL
SEA @ CHI CHI SEA CHI CHI CHI SEA SEA CHI CHI