NFL Picks Week 2: Predicting The Top QB Performances

Chris MatcovichCorrespondent ISeptember 16, 2010

NFL Picks Week 2: Predicting The Top QB Performances

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    After a Week 1 filled with many exciting games, it is time to look forward to Week 2 of the NFL regular season.

    The quarterback is the field general for the offense, so their performance is always very important to the success of the team.

    Here are five quarterbacks that should not only lead their teams to victory, but also have solid individual performances.

Tom Brady: New England Patriots

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    Week 1 Stats: 258 yards, three touchdowns

    Week 2 Opponent: New York Jets

    Some might think it is crazy to think that Tom Brady will have a good week against one of the better defenses in the NFL.

    Well think again!

    Did anyone see the Ravens attack Kyle Wilson and Antonio Cromartie through the air on Monday night?  Look for more of that this Sunday, as Moss and Revis will negate each other and Wes Welker will go off for another big game.

Aaron Rodgers: Green Bay Packers

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    Week 1 Stats: 188 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions

    Week 2 Opponent: Buffalo Bills

    Aaron Rodgers is making a case that he is the best quarterback in the NFL.  He will only add to that this week against the Buffalo Bills.

    Yes, the Bills' defense played well against the Dolphins last week, but there is a big difference between Chad Henne and Rodgers.  Rodgers will pick apart this secondary and the Packers will win easily.

    Don't be surprised to see 350+yards and three touchdowns from the Packers starting quarterback this Sunday.

Michael Vick: Philadelphia Eagles

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    Week 1 Stats: 175 yards passing, 103 yards rushing, one passing touchdown

    Week 2 Opponent: Detroit Lions

    Is it 2006 again?  No, but Michael Vick is back starting games in the NFL again.  Vick looked pretty impressive last week although it came in a lose to the Packers.

    Detroit lost to the Bears last week in a close game that was ended on a questionable play.  They will get back to being the Lions of old as they will have no answers in containing Vick in the pocket.

    Look for Vick to have about 200 passing yards, 100 rushing yards, and two total touchdowns this Sunday, creating a quarterback controversy in Philly.

Matt Cassel: Kansas City Chiefs

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    Week 1 Stats: 68 yards, one touchdown

    Week 2 Opponent: Cleveland Browns

    Cassel was derailed a bit in the opener due to the rain and wind, but he was able to manage the game very well as the Chiefs upset the Chargers.

    This week should be a very different story for Cassel.  Last year against the Browns, Cassel threw for 331 and two touchdowns.

    The Browns lost to the equally lowly Bucs last week, so there is no reason to believe that it will get any better this week. 

    Cassel will better his numbers from last season throwing for 400+yards and three scores in a double digit beating of the Browns.

Peyton Manning: Indianapolis Colts

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    Week 1 Stats: 433 yards, 3 touchdowns

    Week 2 Opponent: New York Giants

    Thought the best quarterback in football would be left of the list just because he lost last week?  Well, you're wrong.

    Peyton Manning will be pumped up to go against his brother Eli and the questionable Giants' secondary that only played well because Matt Moore was behind center last week.

    Peyton will pick a part the Giants methodically Sunday night to the tune of 350 yards and three touchdowns in a slug fest between the Manning brothers.