NFL Week Two Predictions: New England Patriots Get A Tough Win


Here are my week two NFL predictions.

Patriots 27 Bills 19

I can’t remember the last time Buffalo was so fired up about their football team, and they have every right to be excited as well. However Tom Brady is one of the best of all time at firing off passes at a quick rate, and with Rob Gronkowski as his man-beater, Rex Ryan won’t be able to fluster him as easily.

Texans 20 Panthers 17

Coming into the season I was a big believer in the Texans, and I’m not going to jump ship after one game. They still have a ferocious defensive front and some playmakers on offense, although there is still a huge question mark at quarterback. I’m rolling with Houston in a tight one.

Steelers 27 Niners 23

I think San Francisco is going to be better than some think this season, especially with a front seven that ranks among the best in the NFL. However Big Ben and that Steelers offense is a different animal than the Vikings’ offense was, even without Le’Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant.

Saints 30 Buccaneers 20

Neither the Saints or the Bucs looked great in their season openers, but New Orleans didn’t look nearly as bad as Tampa did. The Buccaneers better figure out that defense soon, because if Marcus Mariota threw four touchdowns in the first half against them, imagine what Drew Brees will do at home in the Super Dome?

Vikings 23 Lions 20

This will be an underrated game this weekend, as both of these teams are coming off tough losses, and want to prove they are legit playoff contenders in 2015. Teddy Bridgewater outduels Matthew Stafford late with a game winning touchdown toss to Mike Wallace..

Cardinals 27 Bears 21

I like what I saw from Chicago last week, but they are still a few pieces away from contending in the NFC North. Arizona is one of my sleepers in the NFC this season, as they have a playmaking defense, an underrated quarterback, and a plethora of explosive offensive weapons.

Chargers 24 Bengals 20

Could this be the best game of week two? With all of the talk surrounding Bills-Pats, Philly-Dallas, and the rematch of the NFC Championship, this game in Cincy is flying under the radar. Both of these teams will be playoff contenders when December rolls around, and I think we are in for a treat.

Titans 31 Browns 17

Marcus Mariota looked great in week one, and while I don’t think he will play that well in back-to-back weeks, I think he will do enough to get Tennessee off to a 2-0 start.

Falcons 34 Giants 23

The way New York choked last week’s game away will haunt them for the rest of the year. That team is somehow more dysfunctional than the Jets right now, and it is going to carry over into a game against an Atlanta team that is looking to prove they are for real.

Rams 27 Redskins 13

Could St. Louis make the playoffs this year? It’s certainly possible, especially if Nick Foles can keep that offense rolling like it did last week against Seattle. As for the Redskins, well, they have issues of their own.

Dolphins 26 Jaguars 17

Miami isn’t as good as a lot of people make them out to be, but they are talented, and they will take it to Jacksonville this week. Their defense will overpower the Jags mediocre offense, and do enough to make up for an offense that is going to struggle a bit in 2015.

Ravens 28 Raiders 7

Losing Terrell Suggs definitely hurts, but the Ravens’ defense is still one of the best in the league, and they will dominate Oakland in this game. Joe Flacco‘s offense won’t be amazing all year long, but they will do enough to get the win against the Raiders.

Cowboys 30 Eagles 28

Dallas has no Dez Bryant, but Tony Romo will outduel Sam Bradford on Sunday afternoon in Philly. The Cowboys’ offensive line is the biggest x-factor in football, as giving a quarterback like Romo that kind of time will always result in plenty of points.

Packers 27 Seahawks 23

With no Kam Chancellor, Seattle’s defense is going to continue to struggle, especially considering they are going up against arguably the best quarterback in the league. No Jordy Nelson hurts, but Aaron Rodgers has more than enough weapons to outscore the mediocre quarterback that is Russell Wilson.

Colts 24 Jets 16

I want to pick the Jets so bad, but I think the greatness of Andrew Luck will win out on Monday night. The Colts will once again struggle against the run, and that New York defense will harass Luck all game long, but at the end of the day, the Jets’ inability to throw the football will come back to bite them, and the Colts get their first win of 2015.