2016 Week 2 NFL Picks
By the Football Garbage Time Staff
If you followed last year, you won over 60% of your picks, and we aim to do even better this year. We’re off to a decent start, so without further to do, here we go:
Week 2 Games
Ha Kung Wong’s Picks
Ha Kung’s Thoughts:
As I mention every week, copy my picks and you can thank me later. If you like winning, I think I can help.
Also, just because we love competition here at Football Garbage Time, we’re once again going heads up against Wally, Will and Ray at Urban Sports Scene on our NFL Picks. In Week 1, we managed to beat the Urban Sports Scene team:
— Ray Rogers (@UrbanSportS_Ray) September 13, 2016
Insane week but you all did better LOL https://t.co/OsYZg05NFn
— Wally aka Waleo USS (@UrbanSportScene) September 13, 2016
But they’re awesome competitors, and they KNOW their sports, so keep it tuned in, to both us and them, because we’ll be picking all season all long!
The game I’m most looking forward to in Week 2 is the Indianapolis Colts @ Denver Broncos.
There are a lot of open questions concerning the Colts after their Week 1 loss to the Detroit Lions. Clearly, the Colts have no defense, which is not surprising in light of the fact that their top four CBs have been injured. Andrew Luck returned from a lost season due to a lacerated kidney to almost win the game, ultimately passing for just under 400 yards and 4 TDs. But the Broncos defense is worlds apart from the Lions defense, as they demonstrated during the NFL Kickoff game/Super Bowl rematch against the Carolina Panthers. Plus, Trevor Siemian is shaping up to be a capable game manager, while C.J. Anderson appears to have to returned to pre-2015 regular season form and is poised to literally run away with the lead back job in Denver.
Currently sitting at an over/under of 46.5, the Broncos are favored by nearly a TD at 6.0. The question is whether the Colts high flying offense will match up better with the Broncos hard hitting defense, or if the Broncos conservative offense (potentially without Demaryius Thomas, or at least not at 100%) will be able to exploit the weak Colts secondary. My bet is on the Broncos taking this one, but I won’t be surprised if they don’t meet the spread.
Scott King’s Picks
Joanne Kong’s Picks
New Orleans Saints @ New York Giants
In week 1, the Dallas Cowboys were considerable underdogs with the absence of quarterback, Tony Romo. It was to Dak Prescott’s credit that he, like many new quarterbacks stepping on the field this season, managed to become a good game manager and allow for scoring opportunities without causing turnovers. Although the Cowboys lost, they managed to score 19 points in week 1, getting 4 field goals, by kicker Dan Bailey, and a rushing TD by Ezekiel Elliott.
The Giants barely managed to squeak out a win in week 1, winning 20-19, against a team starting a rookie quarterback. If the Giants defense can’t stop Dak Prescott, it’s doubtful that they will be able to contain the Saints offense with Drew Brees under center. In week 1, neither defenses got a sack, caused a fumble or had an interception. The Giants offseason acquisitions Damon Harrison (DT), Oliver Vernon (DE) and Janoris Jenkins (CB) seemed to have had little impact on the defense. But if the Giants are looking to go 2-0, the defense will need to get sacks, and create some fumbles and turnovers, giving the Giants offense more opportunity on the field, and keeping the potent Saints offense off.
In 2015, the Giants lost to the New Orleans Saints (49-52) at the Superdome. Drew Brees set a record high of 511 passing yards, 7 touchdowns. Eli Manning was no slouch, scoring six touchdowns.
These are two offensive powerhouse teams. Don’t be shocked if the scoring is high, especially with Giants wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz and rookie Sterling Shepard and Saints receivers Willie Snead, Brandin Cooks and Micheal Thomas.
Jason Johnson’s Picks
Ryan Whitfield’s Picks
I don’t often believe in Rex Ryan, but his job is on the line, that Buffalo crowd will be good and drunk, and the Bills always win a few early in the year. Take Buffalo.
The Lions will open up with a win at home and be a surprise 2-0.
The Redskins and Rams are both in for big time whooping’s this week and will fall to 0-2.
Joey Alibro’s Picks
Week 1 Results:
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