2012 NFL Week 2 Predictions

Posted: September 12, 2012 by Shawn in NFL, Sports
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Here is the break down the premiere match-ups this week and then pick a winning for each game. Games are in no particular order.

1. Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers: The Bears are coming off of an impressive win in week one against the Colts. The Packers however lost their home opener to the 49ers and got manhandled in the process. I heard an analyst this morning calling this game a “must win” for Green Bay, don’t be ridiculous there is no such thing as a week two must win but if the Packers do lose at home for the second straight week it puts them two games behind Chicago in the division already and would double their lost total from last year. A lot of people are overreacting about the loss to San Fran, who was the best defensive team last year and have done nothing but improve on both sides of the ball. Although the Bears did look good in week 1 it was against Indy and Brian Urlacher didn’t look like his normal self out on the field. I believe that this Thursday Green Bay will rebound win a solid win (around 10 points) and quite any doubters.

Video Prediction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hBlH2kbN8c

2. Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles: I like most people thought the Eagle would mop the floor with the Browns last week, and I was so wrong. The Eagles looked awful on offense and the only reason they won is because the Browns was even worse. The Ravens on the other hand played the other Ohio team week one, the Bengals, and had arguably the most convincing win in the opening week. Joe Flacco looks like he has turned the page and the defense of the Ravens looked strong like always. Even with the game being in Philly it just doesn’t seem possible that the Eagles could even make this game competitive after week 1, however, I think it will be a close game (3 points) with Baltimore winning. The reason for the close game is because the Ravens have a history of laying a few “eggs” after big wins, this year is new but I will believe it when I see it.

3. New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: For a team that could score in preseason the Jets looked like an offensive juggernaut last week. Don’t be too fooled though, the fact is as dominating New York was the Bills did not show up. Ryan Fitzpatrick played awful and the new and improved defensive line was nowhere to be found for Buffalo. The Steelers had a disappointing opening week, losing at Denver. Mike Wallace will have another week to learn Todd Haley’s new system and that should pay dividends for Pittsburg. In this game we will find out who each team really is in a great AFC Showdown. (Pittsburgh at home by 4)

4. Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers: This is the rematch of the infamous “Handshake Game” of 2011. Detroit sneaked by last week against the Rams even with Matt Stafford throwing three interceptions. If the Lions play like that in week two there will be no chance of a comeback because the 49ers looked like they were in mid-season form against the Packers in week one. Detroit did not fix their run-stop problems on defense and Frank Gore running as hard as ever it looks to be a long game for the Lions. “Megatron” can only do so much for Detroit (San Fran at home by 10+).

5. Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons: Peyton Manning looked impressive in his first game after missing all last season and now has the best running game and defense of his career by his side. The Falcons looked like they wanted to silence all of the critics last week, but that will not happen until they win a playoff game. Julio Jones looks like he was worth all of those draft picks as he had two touchdowns, even the old man Tony Gonzalez had a TD, and Roddy White seemed like an afterthought, now that’s impressive. The way Manning worked the hurry-up offense against the Steelers was vintage Peyton but things won’t be as easy this week. This is a statement game for the Falcons, Monday Night Football at the Georgia Dome against one of the best quarterbacks of all-time (Atlanta by 13).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    nice job. The Patriots don’t play this weekend?

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