NFL Picks And Predictions: Week 2

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 25: Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers hits Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears after a pass at Soldier Field on September 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Packers defeated the Bears 27-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Welcome to our weekly picks post, this week with more organization. Last week, I just posted everyone's picks and explanations individually. We did it that way mostly because I didn't have a better way to do it, and that is mostly because I am stupid. Tex is more intelligent than I am, so he used his sick HTML skillz to organize our picks for this week into a nice neat table.

Here is said table.

Game Kevin Evan Devin
CHI vs. GB GB GB GB
KC vs. BUF KC KC BUF
NO vs. CAR NO NO CAR
CLE vs. CIN CIN CIN CIN
MIN vs. IND MIN MIN MIN
HOU vs. JAX HOU HOU HOU
OAK vs. MIA OAK MIA MIA
ARI vs. NE NE NE NE
TB vs. NYG NYG NYG NYG
BAL vs. PHI BAL BAL BAL
DAL vs. SEA DAL DAL DAL
WAS vs. STL WAS WAS WAS
NYJ vs. PIT PIT PIT PIT
TEN vs. SD SD SD SD
DET vs. SF SF SF SF
DEN vs. ATL DEN DEN DEN

We'll do some explanations below the jump.

Bears vs. Packers: Green Bay will come out with something to prove tonight after Sunday's game. The Bears' offensive line makes the Packers' pass rush look much improved and keeps Jay Cutler on the run, while Aaron Rodgers keeps on clicking. Packers win by 7, 31-24. - Evan

Chiefs vs. Bills: As the dissenting one, I feel like it's up to me to offer an explanation. Both of these teams got their tails kicked last week by teams who I think are solid borderline playoff teams, but not elite teams. Both of them have average game-manager QBs. I can't separate them at all, so I'm picking the home team. - Kevin

Saints vs. Panthers: The Panthers are a team on the rise and the Saints look to be a team wandering without their leader. I'll stay on the safe side and pick Panthers in that sort of match up, especially when the Panthers are at home. - Devin

Browns vs. Bengals: Cleveland should have beaten the Eagles, but not because they played well. The Bengals defense is decent and Andy Dalton won't be throwing into double coverage on every play. Bengals win by at least two scores. - Evan

Vikings vs. Colts: I'm not sold that the Vikings are a .500 team since they needed a miracle to beat a very lame Jaguars team last week, but they're better than the Colts. - Kevin

Texans vs. Jaguars: The Jaguars are going to surprise some people like they nearly surprised the Vikings last week, but not this week. - Devin

Raiders vs. Dolphins: I'm not really sure where my colleagues' Dolphins picks are coming from. Their quarterback is still Ryan Tannehill. I don't really care that they 'almost' beat the Texans. Maybe I'm just completely full of it. - Kevin

Cardinals vs. Patriots: Tom Brady vs. John Skelton/Kevin Kolb. Enough said. - Evan

Buccaneers vs. Giants: The Giants got a tough match up against the Cowboys to heal up from and beating up on the Buccaneers may be just what the doctor ordered. - Devin

Ravens vs. Eagles: Michael Vick looked horrendous last week against the Browns' defense. Now he has to try to bounce back against the Ravens? I'm not counting on it. - Evan

Cowboys vs. Seahawks: I was impressed by the Cowboys in Week 1, and I think they'll be rested, not rusty for this game. The Seahawks are a decent team, but Russell Wilson looked like a rookie last week. He'll look just as much like a rookie against the Cowboys defense. - Kevin

Redskins vs. Rams: Could the Redskins be the team to beat in the NFC East? I don't know, but I will probably watch this game fairly closely, if only to get a sense of how good the Rams are after nearly beating the Lions. - Devin

Jets vs. Steelers: Call me skeptical about Mark Sanchez's success last week. The Bills got no pressure on him at all. He won't have that much time to throw against the Steelers, who have enough weapons in the passing game to find some matchups to work on against the Jets' D. - Evan

Titans vs. Chargers: I think this is a bit of a toss-up and I really like Jake Locker, but in a toss-up game, take the home team. Especially when the road team has a first-year starter. - Kevin

Lions vs. 49ers: The Lions could barely hang on against the Rams, do you really think they are going to be able to hang with the Niners? - Devin

Broncos vs. Falcons: I'm believer in the Broncos and I'm not sure if the Falcons can hang 40 week in and week out. Really, this boils down to me believing Peyton Manning has something to prove this year. - Devin

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Packers vs. Bears Coverage:

Packers vs. Bears preview | Series History | Best rivalry in football? | A look at Brandon Marshall's Week 1 | Week 2 Fantasy Sit/Start Advice | Week 2 Fantasy Preview: Big Day For Finley | Key Matchup #1: Gabe Carimi vs. Nick Perry | Key Matchup #2: Cedric Benson vs. His Old Team | Key Matchup #3: Tramon Williams vs. Brandon Marshall | Injury Report

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