Sports

NFL Picks

By Mark Coogan
SPORTS EDITOR

Last week’s picks didn’t go so well, as I only picked eight of fifteen winners. But as
NFL coaches always say, the most important adjustment a team can make is from week one to week two. With that in mind, here are your week two winners.

Kansas City at Detroit
A bad secondary just got worse with the loss of Eric Berry. Matt Stafford and Calvin
Johnson have another big day and the Lions win, 27-13.

Tampa Bay at Minnesota
The NFC North went 3-0 against the NFC South last weekend. That changes this week
as Donovan McNabb once again proves that he should no longer be an NFL quarterback.
Tampa wins 21-13.

Chicago at New Orleans
The Bears fan in me wants to start drinking the Kool-Aid after their big win last weekend,
but Drew Brees scares me. Jay Cutler has another big day, but it’s not enough. Saints
win 31-24.

Seattle at Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh bounces back after an embarrassing loss last week. Look for the Steelers defense to play fast and mean and for the offense to run up the score. Steelers win 33-6.

Arizona at Washington
Larry Fitzgerald is going to be a happy guy as long as Kevin Kolb keeps throwing the ball as well as he has been. Plus, Washington kinda sucks. Arizona wins 24-10.

Green Bay at Carolina
As a Bears fan, it’s difficult for me to say this, but there aren’t many, if any, teams that can
football the way Green Bay footballs. Packers win big, 31-14.

San Diego at New England
In a match up of two of week one’s best passers, I expect Tom Brady to stay hot and
Phillip Rivers to have an average performance. Pats win a close one, 21-17.

Houston at Miami
Miami doesn’t have much time to lick its wounds after giving up 517 yards through
the air last week. It will be more of the same in South Beach as Matt Schaub and Andre
Johnson gash the Dolphins once again.

Houston wins 31-16.
Cincinnati at Denver Denver has a three-headed monster of $h!tty quarterbacks in Kyle Orton, Brady Quinn and Tim Tebow. No matter which guy wins the job, the Broncos still lose the game. Bengals win 19-13.

Philadelphia at Atlanta
Michael Vick heads back to Atlanta for the second time in an Eagles jersey and will
probably receive a warmer welcome than many Falcons players. Matt Ryan struggled
against the Bears last weekend and is now facing an even better secondary. Philly wins
31-17.

St. Louis at NY Giants
Sam Bradford still needs a signature win to prove that he can be one of the elite
quarterbacks in this league. I think he gets it in the Meadowlands on Monday night. Rams
win 27-17.

Sure Bets
Baltimore 24 at Tennessee 7
Cleveland 24 at Colts 10
Oakland 13 at Buffalo  29
Dallas 24 at San Francisco 16
Jacksonville 13 ar Jets 23

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