Chicago Bears vs. St. Louis Rams
Who would have thought this would be a battle of running backs Daryl Richardson and Michael Bush? Not me. If neither Matt Forte or Steven Jackson plays, it’s a big hit to both offenses, obviously. The Rams are playing pretty good football as of late, but this game is in Chicago.
PICK: CHICAGO BEARS
Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns
Both teams are on the rise after their performances last week, and the Browns are still looking for their first win of the season. I think Buffalo’s defense and special teams will be the difference here.
PICK: BUFFALO BILLS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys
The Bucs just don’t inspire enough confidence for me just yet. I still think the Cowboys are a potentially elite team, and they’ll bounce back at home after a big road loss.
PICK: DALLAS COWBOYS
Detroit Lions vs. Tennessee Titans
The Titans look like they could take a while to mesh. I think the Lions bounce back after a tough loss to the 49ers last weekend.
PICK: DETROIT LIONS
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts
Both teams are going to be picking in the top 15 in next year’s draft, likely, but I think the Colts match last season’s win total this week against the Jags.
PICK: INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins
I don’t know what to make of this game. Both teams have had dominant performances, and both teams have gotten crushed. Call it a tie?
PICK: NEW YORK JETS
San Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings
The Niners are dominating everyone they play. The Vikes will be pumped up, but definitely overmatched.
PICK: SAN FRANCICSO 49ERS
Kansas City Chiefs vs. New Orleans Saints
Both teams are 0-2. That’s pretty crazy in itself. I think New Orleans gets off the schnide this week.
PICK: NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Washington Redskins
This is another tough game to pick. I really like RG3, but that Skins defense is going to have a tough road ahead without Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker.
PICK: CINCINNATI BENGALS
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals
Who would have thought after the first two weeks that both these teams would be 2-0? Not me.
PICK: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Atlanta Falcons vs. San Diego Chargers
This is close to being the game of the week. Atlanta is hard to stop right now, especially if their defense plays like it did against Denver.
PICK: ATLANTA FALCONS
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders
The Raiders are simply too banged up at this point. I don’t think they have a shot here, but just when you start to think that about the Raiders, they go ahead and shock you.
PICK: PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos
THe Texans are just rolling through their first couple of games, and Denver’s had some up-and-down performances. I think that home field advantage is going to play in today.
PICK: DENVER BRONCOS
New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens
This is a tough, tough game to pick. The Ravens are nearly unbeatable at home, but how do you pick against Tom Brady? I don’t do things like that.
PICK: NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks
This is going to be a tough matchup for the Seahawks, but something gets into them when they play at home. I still like Rodgers and the crew.
PICK: GREEN BAY PACKERS