Don's Crystal Ball 2010 Week 2 Picks
WEEK 2 PICKS
Week one is over, and with that came a lot of surprises and upsets. I had a pretty good week to start the season but in hindsight I shouldnít had gone over blown with my overís pick that ended making what could had been a great week just good.
On to the games
Buffalo at Green Bay -13.5 Ovr/Und 43
The line is way too high for this early in the season to many question still except one that weíve all known for years except apparently the Bills front offense. Buffalo has no Oline, not even Barry Sanders could run behind that line. Take GB but go with the under I donít see Buffalo scoring more than 10 points.
Baltimore at Cincinnati 2 Ovr/Und 40.5
UPSET OF THE WEEK
I loved what I saw out of the Ravens Monday Night great aggressive defense and offense that could move the chains if only they could also score some points. Itís too early to push the panic button on my Super Bowl pick, but if they fall this week the road will get a lot harder. The Jets didnít do one thing against the Ravens defense that Cincinnati will surely do this Sunday, test their secondary. So taking that into account and the need to win from the home team Iíll go with the upset.
Pittsburgh at Tennessee -5.5 Ovr/Und 37
The Steelers pulled a rabbit out of the hat last week and got one of those needed wins until Ben comes back. Their defense looked great not at all slowed down. I donít expect CJ to put 150 yards against that defense heck I donít know if heíll even reach 100. So I expect a low scoring game with the home team starting the season 2-0
Chicago at Dallas -7.5 Ovr/Und 41
Like with SF where I drank the Kool-Aid way to fast, I ignored all the Cowboys mishaps and thought they could light it up at the start of the season. Last week should be a wakeup call to the Cowboys a team that when things are going good and everyone expect them to win they flunk. Chicago looked better under Mike Martz offense but still needed a fluke call (even if itís the correct call) to win the game. Take the Cowboys
Philadelphia at Detroit 5 Ovr/Und 41
Detroit showed me what I expected from them this season in week one. A good, young, fast defense that can hold teams, a more mature Matthew Stafford that could help this team win some games. Too bad it only lasted 1 game. We all know the Eagles were going to have a rough first year under Kolb, except maybe the eagle fans. Now it looks like Kolbís era lasted 30 minutesÖ Arenít Eagles fans the funniest? They ask for Mcnabbís head for years, they are excited when they get what they want and they all praised Kolbís the mighty savior. Not even one game into the season and they already have moved on and now they want Vick.
Tampa Bay at Carolina -3.5 Ovr/Und 39
I donít know if Moore will play this game but itís not like he had the best debut as a starting QB. Two teams with green QBís so I take the team with the most need to win this week.
Arizona at Atlanta -6.5 Ovr/Und 43
I believe that by winning one game Derek Anderson already did his job. Iím already a little worried of having Atlanta as one of my Wild Card teams. Ryan is going downhill since his rookie season. I expect him to redeem himself this week.
Kansas City at Cleveland - 2 Ovr/Und 38.5
Even if Browns fans hate me I believe that Delhommeís injury is the best thing that could happen to them. The Chiefs brought intensity Monday Night and played with a lot of heart specially the young players (maybe they still donít know they play for the Chiefs). My only worry is that almost always after a great high come a huge low. Hope it doesnít happen in this case
Miami at Minnesota -5.5 Ovr/Und 40
Iím a little worried about this game, we still donít know what to expect of Favre and that ankle and Miami barely beat a bad Buffalo team this is a game that could go either way or a huge mistake could define it. Take Minnesota because even with a bad ankle and no practice I trust Favre way more than I do Henne.
Seattle at Denver -3.5 Ovr/Und 40
Well after last week I have a more respect for the Seahawks and if they were playing any other middle of the pack team I would have pick them this week. The fact is historically Seattle teams donít travel well specially to a place like Denver where distance and altitude could hurt this team. Take the home field advantage on this one.
St. Louis at Oakland -3.5 Ovr/Und 37.5
One team has to winÖ thatís all I know about this game. So Iíll take the home team and the team I expected to have a better season.
Houston at Washington 3 Ovr/Und 44
I like the Texans, I expect them to make their first Playoffs this year they have a well balanced team with many weapons. Washington showed me two things last week they still have a great aggressive defense even with the change to the 3-4 and they wonít make stupid mistakes that can cost them the game at the end like previous years. What they havenít shown me is an offense that can move the ball and score points.
Jacksonville at San Diego : -7.5 Ovr/Und 45.5
If San Diego falls to 0-2 should we expect them eat their own words break the bank and bring Jackson and McNeil back? Without the fear of the deep threat in Jackson the Chief could focus on the run and Gates putting two people on him all night, which threw the Charges off balance plus the weather didnít help. I expect the Chargers to bounce back this week at home they usually play better when no one is watchingÖ. So the blackout might help.
New England at New York Jets : 1.5 Ovr/Und 38
The Patriots looked way better than expected the game wasnít as close as the score might suggest. This is what we all hate about the Belichick and the Patriots just when you think their time has gone and their luck run out. They come out and kill the opposition. One team has Tom Brady the other Mark SanchezÖ guess where Iím going with this? After last year talk and loss to the Jets, the Hard Knocks bonanza and all the Rex Ryan talk about the patriots. You know Brady and Belichick marked this game down. I love Rex Ryan but it will be hard to sell Super Bowl after a 0-2 start.
New York Giants at Indianapolis : -5.5 Ovr/Und 48
After I predicted the Houston upset over the Colts I said to myself man I would want to be the team facing Peyton after starting the season 0-1 and when I saw it was baby broís team ,I just chuckled. New Yorkís defense looks really good and Eli looked great last week but, can anyone expect the colts to fall 0-2.
New Orleans at San Francisco : 5 Ovr/Und 44
Thereís a fine line between being a motivator and being a joke. Mike Singletary is starting to become the second. The Saints offense didnít show up last week I expect them to make their debut this week.
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I agree with most of these picks but I'm reversing these ones...
Tennessee over Pittsburgh (including the spread)
Arizona over Atlanta
Cleveland over Kansas City
Seattle over Denver
St. Louis over Oakland (including the spread)
Upset of the week... Detroit over Philadelphia
Atlanta is really in a must win game against Ariz. Their O laid an egg last week, and they've got us in week 3.
We concievably could have a 3 game division lead after week 4.
Totally agree, I don't see a very difficult schedule for you guys to repeat and win the division and at least a 1st round bye
Don't like Mike ( CON ) Vick but the Eagles will fly over the Lions
Originally Posted by BOLTS4LIFE View Post
I agree with most of these picks but I'm reversing these ones...
Tennessee over Pittsburgh (including the spread) Wrong
Arizona over Atlanta Wrong
Cleveland over Kansas City Wrong
Seattle over Denver Wrong
St. Louis over Oakland (including the spread) Wrong
Upset of the week... Detroit over Philadelphia Wrong Again Wow
the Falclowns. Right
the Chiefs Right
Don't like Mike ( CON ) Vick but the Eagles will fly over the Lions Right
And people think that what I do is easy
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