It was a Monday night that was full of nerves and anxiety for those who took the Patriots and Chargers in their survivor pools. After a Sunday without any big upsets, Monday night almost went 2-for-2. Week 2 does not provide many one-sided games and the season is still young. Therefore, it is still not easy to come up with a selection. Check out the analysis for all 16 games and my pick for the week …
Here will be the process until the win streak is snapped: I will list my picks that I used in previous weeks and not select a team I have already used. However, I will still provide analysis for each game and some alternate options in case you did not use my pick for that week.
On to the Week 2 games …
Panthers @ Falcons
– It looks like the Panthers could be in for a long season, but I still cannot trust a divisional matchup, especially with the playmakers that
Vikings @ Lions
– The Lions are coming off an 0-16 season and have started 2009 off with a loss. Adrian Peterson looked like the best player in the league on Sunday.
should win, but I’m not breaking my golden rule here in Week 2.
(See the heavily favored Chargers @ Raiders Week 1. The Chargers held on, but they were seconds away from defeat).
Bengals @ Packers
– At first glance, this game looks easy for Pack in their Lambeau opener. However, the Bengals defense has improved and they lost a heartbreaker in Week 1. You wonder how they will respond after a loss like that. The Packers will probably want to play better football on the offensive side of the ball, though, so I’m not worried about them looking past Cincy in their home opener.
Texans @ Titans
– This is a tough game for
Raiders @ Chiefs
– This is a tough game to determine in the AFC West. The Raiders played their hearts out on Monday night against the Chargers, but lost in the final seconds.
Patriots @ Jets
– This is setting up to be a great matchup in Week 2, especially if the Jets repeat their Week 1 performance. I am glad
Saints @ Eagles
– Let’s see what Drew Brees can do away from the dome and against an NFC East defense. The Eagles may be without Donovan McNabb and even if he plays, you figure he won’t be 100 percent. Either way, it should be a good game.
Rams @ Redskins
Cardinals @ Jaguars
– This is an odd matchup you do not see often. Both teams are looking to avoid the 0-2 hole to start the season.
tough. Stay away.
Bucs @ Bills
– I am not touching this one, but you would expect
Seahawks @ 49ers
– This is an intriguing NFC West game, but like I said last week, I do not trust a matchup between any four of these teams. The Rams may be distancing themselves, though – in the wrong direction, that is.
Steelers @ Bears
– Take the heart and soul out of both defenses. This is a big game for
Ravens @ Chargers
– A similar game to the one above, but the main question here is the health of LaDainian Tomlinson. He was poised to have a big season, but he started off on the wrong foot. Is the end near for him? And is
Browns @ Broncos
– No comment for these teams. Just stay away.
Giants @ Cowboys
– The Cowboys beat the Giants in the 1976 opening of Giants Stadium. Do the Giants seek revenge in the 2009 debut of Cowboys Stadium? This will be another great NFC East battle.
Colts @ Dolphins
– The Dolphins are back on Monday Night Football and they’ll host the Colts, who will have too much offense for
: Here are my options: Redskins, Packers and Bills. I am staying away from
GO PACK GO!