Sports Takes Sure To Be Wrong (Although we know the majority of these will be right) | NFL Week 2
Welcome to a new feature I’m working on: “Sports Takes Sure To Be Wrong (Although We know The Majority Of These Will Be Right)”
Here is the drill: I, the great Uncle Pdub, will pick NFL games. What I write will be opinions, soon to be facts.
Here we go:
Eagles 27, Vikings 23: The Eagles offense got schooled in a close win at New England on Sunday. Chances are that Vikings defensive coordinator Brian Flores will try to mostly copy the Patriots’ gameplan since he was a former defensive coordinator for New England coach Bill Belichick. This will be a bad idea and drop the Vikes to 0-2.
Falcons 24, Packers 20: Can Green Bay open the season with two road wins? In theory “yes,” but in reality “no.” Atlanta’s much-hyped run game was good last week and should be able to keep the Packers’ young offense off the field.
Bills 31, Raiders 20: There is no way Buffalo QB Josh Allen plays two bad games in a row, especially when the second game is at home.
Bengals 33, Ravens 26: Cincinnati under Joe Burrow has a history of a bad game early. The Bengals got that out of their system last week. Look at the previous analysis and change the name: There is no way Cincinnati QB Joe Burrow plays two bad games in a row, especially when the second game is at home.
Lions 25, Seahawks 17: Based on last week against the Rams, the Seattle offense has regressed a bit. The Lions should be well rested after their season-opening upset of the Chiefs.
Texans 19, Colts 17: One of the rookie QBs will have to win. I’ll take C.J. Stroud, who has flashes a good play last week, to win on his home field.
Chiefs 30, Jaguars 28: This game is a playoff preview. The Chiefs will come out mad after the loss to Detroit. They also have top defensive lineman Chris Jones back in the fold. Look for the Kansas City defense to come up with some key plays late.
Bears 26, Buccaneers 22: Look at a previous analysis and change the name: There is no way Chicago QB Justin Fields plays two bad games in a row. Fields was so bad against Green Bay last week that he apologized to the Bears’ fans. The apology will be accepted in Tampa.
Chargers 34, Titans 23: The Chargers offense played great in their season-opening loss to Miami. The Titans offense, which apparently forgot to feature Derrick Henry, won’t be able to keep up.
Giants 31, Cardinals 17: The G-men will show that the loss to Dallas was an aberration.
49ers 27, Rams 17: The 49ers are for real and their defense is really good. The Rams have no shot.
Cowboys 20, Jets 13: The Jets won’t get another gift win. I think QB Zach Wilson will throw this game away like he tried to do last week.
Broncos 23, Commanders 20: Former Saints coach Sean Payton gets his first win in orange. Washington is not good enough to win this game on the road.
Dolphins 26, Patriots 23: Miami should thank the schedule maker for placing this game in September instead of December. It’s just hard to think the Patriots offense can keep up with Miami’s offense.
Saints 27, Panthers 16: It’s going to be another long week for Panthers QB Bryce Young. The Saints defense is legit, and Derek Carr and company should capitalize on a few of Young’s turnovers.
Steelers 23, Browns 20: The Steelers can’t be as bad as they played in their season-opening loss to San Francisco. The Browns played well, but they also get Cincinnati and a rusty Joe Burrow at the right time.
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