We have reached halftime here while pointing out the five reasons why the Dolphins will beat the Colts, so now it's time for some musical refreshment mixed in with my Week 2 picks.
Today's song: Plush by Stone Temple Pilots. It's the acoustic version.
Lines provided by Yahoo! Sports.
HOME TEAM IN CAPS.
New York Jets (+12) over NEW ENGLAND
The Jets defense is going to make Brady and the Patriots' offense work harder than anyone expected, and the Patriots aren't exactly going to unleash the kitchen sink. This line is way too high, should be at 10, which is by how many points I see the Pats beating the Jets.
Washington (+7.5) over GREEN BAY PACKERS
Another game where the line is too high. Expect a better Skins' offense to make this a closer game than Vegas seems to expect. Packers win, but Washington keeps it under a touchdown.
Cleveland (+6.5) over BALTIMORE
As you can see, I'm not picking the favorites to cover, just win. Browns vs. Ravens is no exception, as the Browns' front seven should hold Ray Rice under 100 yards, and the game should be an ugly win for the Ravens in their home opener.
ATLANTA (-7) over St. Louis
Finally I pick a home favorite to cover this week.
PHILADELPHIA (-7.5) over San Diego
You expect the Chargers, coming off of an emotional home-opener loss, to travel across the country and win a 1 p.m. East Coast game against a Chip Kelly-coached team with their crazy fast offense?
I don't even think this game will be close. The Texans offense had the Chargers defense gasping for air at the end of a game played at night in San Diego. A day game in Philadelphia with the weather still being fairly humid on the East Coast, plus the time zone change? All the makings of a blowout for the Eagles.
Minnesota (+6.5) over CHICAGO
I believe a little bit too much in Adrian Petersen, don't I?
HOUSTON (-9.5) over Tennessee
I have too little faith in the Titans, don't I?
BUFFALO (+3) over Carolina
Maybe Cam Newton will be a bigger challenge for the Bills' defense, but I have my doubts. I can't see the Bills losing this game at home, but I am stubborn.
Miami (+3) over INDIANAPOLIS
I just started writing this article and I'm starting to believe that the Dolphins can pull this off.
I still have two more reasons to go, too!
But ugh, that one reason...we will get to that later.
Dallas (+2.5) over KANSAS CITY
I won't be surprised if the Chiefs win this game, but Dallas is the better team and clearly looks like they have a revamped defense built to cause turnovers.
New Orleans (-3) over TAMPA BAY
How will the dumbest team in the NFL manage to blow this game?
They won't even have to blow it, Drew Brees and Co. will take it.
ARIZONA (PK) over Detroit
This game will be so much fun to watch.
OAKLAND (-5.5) over Jacksonville
This game will be such a chore to watch.
Denver (+4.5) over NEW YORK GIANTS
If this game were three months from now, I'd go with the Giants. But in September? Expect more Peyton mastery.
SEATTLE (-2.5) over San Francisco
The road team will not win any of the games they play against each other.
CINCINNATI (-6.5) over Pittsburgh
Here's your "beginning of a new era" game where the Bengals wind up blowing out the Steelers.