Mark's Week 2 Picks


Last week 2-5-0

Season 2-5-0

Well last week was brutal.  I told you guys I'm terrible at this.  As Harry Caray used to say to a hitter in a slump- he's due.  Here are my week 2 picks.

Green Bay (-2) at Minn  The Packers have Aaron Rodgers at qb at the Vikes have either Shaun Hill or Sam Bradford.  I'll take the all pro Rodgers.

NY Giants (-4.5) vs New Orleans.   The Giants have an improved defense and a talented rookie in Sterling Shepard.  I don't see the Saints stopping them.  New York at least has a fighters chance of stopping the Saints thanks to an improved defense.  In addition, the Giants have Odell Beckham and the Saints don't.  I think the former LSU Tiger goes wild against his old state.  Give me the G-Men minus the points.

Carolina (-13) vs SF-  The Panthers are well rested and the 49'ers travel cross country on a short week.  I don't think there as good as the Rams made them look.  I'll take Cam and the Panthers to cover a big number.

Pitt (-3) vs Cincy-  These games are always tough.  The Steelers are at home and the Bengals are without Tyler Eifert, Vontaze Burfict, and their rookie corberback William Houston who's out for the year.  I'll go with Pitt in a close one.

Oak (-4.5) vs Atl-  The Raiders have an improved offensive line and Atlanta usually struggles on the road. The Falcons defense is terrible. Oakland should have their way with them.  Khalil Mack is a matchup nightmare for Atlanta.  I think Matt Ryan has a long day and the Raider Nation celebrates a 2-0 start.

Ariz (-6.5) vs TBay- The Cardinals looked awful against a Bradyless Patriot team.  Coversely, Tampa looked great on the road vs the Falcons.  David Johnson is a future star.  I think Arizona is better than they showed and Tampa is due for a letdown.  Give me the birds minus the points.

Hou (-2.5) vs KC-  The Chiefs are without two of their starting offensive lineman.  That's not recipe for success vs JJ Watt and JaDeveon Clowney.  Add to that mix a vastly improved Texans offense - give me Houston minus the points to knockoff the Chiefs