Week 2 NFL Picks

By Akiva Wienerkur   September 18, 2022 

Week 2 NFL Picks

WEEK 2 PICKS

Chargers +4 over Chiefs (Picked last week)

We picked the Chargers to be the second best team in the league before the season started and we’ll stick with them after their solid Week 1 performance.

Bucs -3 over Saints

The Saints have swept the Bucs for three straight regular seasons, though the Bucs did beat them in the 2020 postseason.

Giants -2.5 over  Panthers

The Panthers are trying to snap an 8-game losing streak and they have not covered once during their losing streak. This pick does not indicate that I’m buying the Giants, it’s that I’m selling the Panthers.

Browns -6 over Jets (BEST BET)

Best betting the team playing the Jets every week that they trot out Joe Flacco.

Steelers +2.5 over Patriots

The Pats have now lost 5 of their last 6 games dating back to last season, and have only covered in one of those games.

Dolphins +3.5 over Ravens

The Dolphins have quietly won nine of their last ten games, dating back to last season.

Jaguars +3 over Colts

The Jaguars defeated the Colts 26-11 as a +14 home underdog in Week 18 last season. That was the only time Jacksonville has covered in their past nine games.

Commanders +1 over Lions

Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson makes a diving catch. Syndication Detroit Free Press. © Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK
Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson makes a diving catch. Syndication Detroit Free Press. © Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

Detroit was last favored in a game on November 22, 2020 in Carolina. They lost 20-0.

Seahawks +9 over 49ers

The Seahawks have pretty quietly dominated the 49ers in recent years, beating them 15 times in their last 17 matchups, including sweeps in 2020 and 2021. That’s not why we’re picking Seattle though’ the 49ers offense is a mess.

Falcons +10 over Rams

Literally the only thing we definitively learned about the Rams last week is that they’re not as good as the best team in the NFL.

Cardinals +5.5 over Raiders (BEST BET)

These teams are extremely similar, so we’re taking the points. The 51.5 total is the highest of the day and it makes sense, neither of these teams can play defense.

Texans +10 over Broncos

The most underrated player in the NFL? Davis Mills.

Bengals -7 over Cowboys

Sep 11, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White (45) and defensive tackle Willington Previlon (94) sack Dallas Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush (10) during the second half at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 11, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White (45) and defensive tackle Willington Previlon (94) sack Dallas Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush (10) during the second half at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Honestly, this is the game I’m least certain about. Cooper Rush beat the Vikings last year but the Cowboys couldn’t move the ball last week with Dak Prescott.

Bears +10 over Packers

The Bears defense plays incredibly hard. Their offense is objectively bad. The Packers are the variable here, was it a bad Week 1 for the second straight season, or are they missing talent on offense?

Titans +10 over Bills

The Titans beat the Chiefs and Rams by a combined 55-19 last season and also lost to the Jets and Texans. Anything is possible every week for Tennessee, which also beat Buffalo last season.

Vikings +2.5 over Eagles

Kevin O’Connell’s Coach of the Year odds are all the way down to +800. Should have grabbed them earlier instead of our Kirk Cousins MVP bet. 

Record this season: 7-10

Best Bets: 1-2

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