Prisco’s NFL Week 2 picks: Saints knock off Tom Brady once more, Chiefs outlast Chargers in AFC West shootout

The first week of the NFL season is at all times so unpredictable. So I will likely be pleased with my first week of picks after seeing what transpired in Week 1.

I went to 7-8-1 straight up, which stinks. I went 8-8 in opposition to the unfold, which is so-so. But the nice information is that I went 5-1 with my finest bets as a part of the Pick Six Podcast. And if not for me including the Jacksonville Jaguars late, it could have been a clear sweep. Even that appeared good for some time, too.

So let’s get again at it in what I name get-even week in the NFL. Teams that appeared unhealthy in Week 1 in all probability will not look that method in the second week, whereas the reverse might be true for a few of the winners. It will not at all times play out that method, however I feel it’ll this week in plenty of the video games.

Time to get the straight-up file again on observe however, most of all, let’s keep scorching with the perfect bets.

Thursday, 8:20 pm ET (Amazon Prime)

Featured Game | Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers

This is the sport of the week with Justin Herbert in opposition to Patrick Mahomes. That is a deal with anytime they meet, and Arrowhead will likely be rocking on Thursday evening. The Chiefs rolled in opposition to the Cardinals with Mahomes lighting issues up. But the Chargers can rush the passer with Khalil Mack and Joey Bosa. Look for a high-scoring recreation with the Chiefs profitable a detailed one.

Pick: Chiefs 31, Chargers 30

Sunday, 1 pm ET (CBS, Paramount+)

Featured Game | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins and Ravens each gained in spectacular style final week, however now Miami goes on the street for the primary time. The Dolphins dominated the Ravens final yr at residence, however this will likely be totally different. The Ravens and Lamar Jackson get the perfect of the Dolphins.

Pick: Ravens 27, Dolphins 20

Sunday, 1 pm ET (CBS, Paramount+)

Featured Game | Cleveland Browns vs. New York Jets

The Browns will likely be dealing with a well-known quarterback this week in Joe Flacco. He wasn’t good final week in the Jets’ loss to the Ravens. The Browns bought a detailed win in opposition to Carolina final week, however they’re residence in this one and Jacoby Brissett will play higher in his second begin for the Browns. They go to 2-0.

Pick: Browns 24, Jets 13

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Featured Game | Detroit Lions vs. Washington Commanders

The Commanders are coming off a house victory over the Jaguars the place Carson Wentz drove them to the game-winning rating late. The Lions appeared good on offense in opposition to the Eagles, however the protection was horrible. This may find yourself being a shootout. Washington is the higher staff, and I feel that may present up. Commanders take it.

Pick: Commanders 31, Lions 27

Sunday, 1 pm ET (CBS, Paramount+)

Featured Game | Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts

The Colts have not gained in Jacksonville since 2014 and misplaced there final yr in the ultimate week to price them a playoff spot. They are additionally taking part in consecutive street video games, whereas Jacksonville is taking part in its residence opener. That’s a giant edge to the Jaguars. The Colts rallied to tie the Texans final week, however this time round they will not rally to win. The Jaguars will get their first victory.

Pick: Jaguars 26, Colts 23

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Featured Game | New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs are taking part in consecutive street video games after a Sunday evening recreation, which is at all times robust. But they’re additionally banged up on offense in a giant method. The Saints’ protection will get after Tom Brady when his line is wholesome, which it is not. Look for the Saints’ protection to come back up massive right here after struggling final week. The Saints take it.

Pick: Saints 23, Bucs 17

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Featured Game | New York Giants vs. Carolina Panthers

The Giants did some good issues in rallying late to beat the Titans on the street. Saquon Barkley was particular. He will once more carry the staff right here in opposition to a Carolina staff that misplaced final week to the Browns. The Giants go to 2-0. Can you imagine it?

Pick: Giants 23, Panthers 17

Sunday, 1 pm ET (CBS, Paramount+)

Featured Game | Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots

The Patriots are taking part in consecutive street video games after a horrible displaying in Miami. The Steelers are taking part in their residence opener after upsetting the Bengals. But the Steelers will likely be with out TJ Watt, which issues in a giant method. The defensive dynamic modifications. The Patriots will grasp round in this one because the offense lastly exhibits some life. They will then win it later.

Pick: Patriots 21, Steelers 20

Sunday, 4:05 pm ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Featured Game | Los Angeles Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons

The Rams can have been rested for 10 days after a horrible displaying in opposition to the Bills. Sean McVay is just too good a coach for that loss to linger. The Falcons performed properly in shedding to the Saints in a recreation they in all probability ought to have gained. This is an extended journey in opposition to a superb staff that will likely be centered. Rams take it massive.

Pick: Rams 31, Falcons 17

Sunday, 4:05 pm ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Featured Game | San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks are 1-0, whereas the 49ers are 0-1. Who noticed that after Week 1? Seattle performed properly in upsetting the Broncos on Monday evening, however now they head out on a brief week. That’s a problem. The 49ers did not play properly in the unhealthy circumstances at Soldier Field in shedding to the Bears, however that may change right here. Trey Lance will get it going.

Pick: 49ers 29, Seahawks 23

Cincinnati Bengals (-7.5) at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, 4:25 pm ET (CBS, Paramount+)

Featured Game | Dallas Cowboys vs. Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals get a break in dealing with Cooper Rush reasonably than Dak Prescott. It took Joe Burrow some time to get going in opposition to Pittsburgh after sitting out a lot of the coaching camp, however he bought the rust off in the second half. I feel that carries over. The Cowboys are too restricted on offense. The Bengals win it.

Pick: Bengals 27, Cowboys 20

Houston Texans at Denver Broncos (-10)

Sunday, 4:25 pm ET (CBS, Paramount+)

Featured Game | Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans

The Broncos are taking part in their residence opener after shedding Monday evening to the Seahawks in a recreation they need to have gained. The Texans performed properly in tying the Colts final week, however this will likely be an even bigger problem on the street. I feel they’ll grasp round in this one, however the Broncos will win it late.

Pick: Broncos 24, Texans 21

Sunday, 4:25 pm ET (CBS, Paramount+)

Featured Game | Las Vegas Raiders vs. Arizona Cardinals

The Raiders misplaced to the Chargers, however performed properly. The Cardinals misplaced to the Chiefs, and performed horrible soccer. Now they head out on the street for the primary time. The Cardinals simply haven’t got the sensation of being a superb staff. Derek Carr lights them up.

Pick: Raiders 34, Cardinals 17

Sunday, 8:20 pm ET (NBC, FuboTV)

Featured Game | Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

The Packers have been terrible in shedding to the Vikings, whereas the Bears shocked the 49ers in a driving rain storm. This is the get-right recreation for the Packers. Aaron Rodgers and the passing recreation will get it going, and the protection will dominate Justin Fields and the Bears’ offense.

Pick: Packers 34, Bears 14

Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills (-10)

Monday, 7:15 pm ET (ESPN, FuboTV)

Featured Game | Buffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Titans

The Titans are coming off a brutal loss to the Giants the place they blew a giant lead. Now they head north to play a Bills staff that may have been rested for 11 days. That issues. Buffalo has had issues with the Titans in latest years, however that will not be the case right here. Josh Allen continues to roll up massive numbers.

Pick: Bills 33, Titans 19

Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles (-2.5)

Monday, 8:30 pm ET (ESPN, FuboTV)

Featured Game | Philadelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings

This is likely one of the finest video games of the week, with two 1-0 groups coming off spectacular victories. The Minnesota protection was excellent final week in opposition to the Packers, however this can be a totally different model of offense. The Eagles will roll to plenty of factors right here, however the Vikings will get theirs too. This will likely be a shootout with the Eagles getting the perfect of it.

Pick: Eagles 32, Vikings 26

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