Here are my predictions for Sunday’s slate of games and MNF.
NY Giants (0-1) @ Chicaco Bears (1-0): Sunday @ 1PM/ET
Pick: Bears 27 – Giants 23
Both teams are bad, but the Bears are less bad. The Bears offense figured out how to move the ball last week, the Giants couldn’t even get their best weapon going.
Atlanta Falcons (0-1) @ Dallas Cowboys (0-1): Sunday @ 1PM/ET
Pick: Cowboys 30 – Falcons 26
The Cowboys will finally get the monkey off their back for one week, and win a one possession game. Dak gets a game winning drive TD to Amari to get the Cowboys on track.
Detroit Lions (0-1) @ Green Bay Packers (1-0): Sunday @ 1PM/ET
Pick: Packers 31 – Lions 20
The Lions choked away a massive lead last week and it’s become the norm for Detroit under Matt Patricia. The Lions won’t beat that Packers offense with Matt Patricia as the head coach.
Minnesota Vikings (0-1) @ Indianapolis Colts (0-1): Sunday @ 1PM/ET
Pick: Colts 30 – Vikings 26
The Colts needed time to adjust with a new QB and a new lead RB without Marlon Mack. The Vikings defense is just missing too many pieces to still be a unit worth fearing and will hurt them.
Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0) @ Tennessee Titans (1-0): Sunday @ 1PM/ET
Pick: Titans 20 – Jaguars 17
The Jaguars might have surprised people last week, but I don’t see that happening again against the Titan defense. Derrick Henry carries the Titans to a tight win.
Buffalo Bills (1-0) @ Miami Dolphins (0-1): Sunday @ 1PM/ET
Pick: Bills 34 – Dolphins 10
This game is going to be flat out ugly. The Bills look incredible and the Dolphins don’t look good at all.
San Francisco 49ers (0-1) @ NY Jets (0-1): Sunday @ 1PM/ET
Pick: 49ers 26 – Jets 13
Adam Gase is still coaching the Jets so they will get demolished. The 49ers might have injuries all over including Kittle, but they have a ground game and they have a great coach.
LA Rams (1-0) @ Philadelphia Eagles (0-1): Sunday @ 1PM/ET
Pick: Rams 24 – Eagles 21
The Rams looked pretty good last week and their offense seems to be full throttle. The Eagles can’t get healthy or protect Carson Wentz they are going to have issues with it again this week.
Denver Broncos (0-1) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0): Sunday @ 1 PM/ET
Pick: Steelers 23 – Broncos 18
This game will be interesting due to how beat up that Steelers offensive line is. Defense vs defense, because without Von Miller the Broncos still got 8 QB hits last week.
Carolina Panthers (0-1) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1): Sunday @ 1PM/ET
Pick: Buccaneers 27 – Panthers 20
The Buccaneers had moments where they looked capable of being a contender, Brady has to clean up his play, which might be hard without Godwin this week. The Panthers defense looks atrocious and Matt Rhule clearly forgot he was creative last week, RUN CMC it’s a simple way to win games.
Washington Football Team (1-0) @ Arizona Cardinals (1-0): Sunday @ 4:05PM/ET
Picks: Cardinals 23 – Redskins 18
I almost took the upset, I just don’t see the Washington defense stopping DeAndre Hopkins. The pass rushes will hit home for sure this week on both teams and will be fun to watch. I expect a fumble from both QBs in this game.
Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) @ LA Chargers (1-0): Sunday @ 4:25 PM/ET
Pick: Chiefs 30 – Chargers 24
I think the Chargers will compete with the Chiefs better now without the turnovers they had the last few years. Mahomes will be Mahomes though and deliver the goods for the Chiefs fans.
Baltimore Ravens (1-0) @ Houston Texans (0-1): Sunday @ 4:25 PM/ET
Pick: Ravens 31 – Texans 17
The Texans don’t have the weapons to handle the Ravens defense. The one way they can help themselves possibly control this game is start with the ball and run against a weak Ravens rush defense and keep Lamar off the field. The Ravens simply need to play mistake free Raven football and this game should be all theirs.
New England Patriots (1-0) @ Seattle Seahawks (1-0): Sunday @ 8:20 PM/ET
Pick: Seahawks 27 – Patriots 17
All the Pats fans going oh Cam is going to carry us need to calm down it was Miami. Lets see what you do on the road against Wilson and the Seahawks. Seahawks offense should find success while Cam and his limited weapons should struggle.
Monday Night Football @ 8:15 PM/ET
New Orleans Saints (1-0) @ Las Vegas Raiders (1-0)
Pick: Saints 32 – Raiders 18
The Saints will head to the Death Star as they are calling it and smash the Raiders. The Raiders don’t have defense and an offense that revolves Josh Jacobs nearly exclusively, Bad news the Saints, even without Michael Thomas, still have Kamara, Brees, and Emmanuel Sanders to face that weak defense and a great run defense to slow Jacobs and force Carr to beat them which is laughable.