Week 2 NFL Football Picks: September 19th 2010

Touthouse HandicappersSenior Writer ISeptember 16, 2010

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We got off to a winning 3-2 start in NFL last week, cashing in with the Steelers, Packers and Cardinals and failing with the 49ers and Chargers. We have 4 NFL plays for Week 2.


Baltimore Ravens -1½ over Cincinnati Bengals: The Ravens are playing with double revenge after getting swept by the Bengals last season, and it was Baltimore that looked like the Super Bowl contender vs. the Jets on Monday night. Their defense looked awesome and their offense should have a better performance vs. a Cincinnati defense that allowed the Patriots to do whatever they wanted in Week 1. The Ravens are simply the better rounded team, and the revenge factor should offset playing on the road.

Bears/Cowboys Under 40½: These are two teams that are both having offensive line issues right now, and the Dallas Cowboys have a stout defensive line to take advantage while Julius Peppers of the Bears should dominate Doug Free lined up across him. The fact that the Dallas offense has done nothing since the Hall of Fame Game and the Chicago offensive scheme under Mike Martz is conducive to sacks only makes this ‘under’ more appealing. Even though the Cowboys are getting a couple of offensive linemen back, they may not have their timing yet and still have no answer for Peppers.

Seattle Seahawks +3½ over Denver Broncos: Pete Carroll had a successful debut as coach of the Seahawks, as they surprisingly dominated the 49ers with the greatest of ease. Matt Hasselbeck looked as sharp as he has in about five years, while the Seattle defense held a very good San Francisco running game to just a shade over 2.0 yards per carry. The Broncos had the same defensive struggles in the second half vs. the Jaguars that they had throughout the second half of last season, and they have been terrible as decided favorites in recent years, going 1-11 ATS when favored by -3½ or more.

New England Patriots -2½ over New York Jets: You just know the Patriots have this game circled on their calendar after hearing about how the Jets are going to the Super Bowl all summer, and Tom Brady looked like the Brady of old last week one year removed from his ACL surgery. New England is also seeking revenge for a loss at the “old” Meadowlands last season. The Jets were totally inept offensively on Monday, as Mark Sanchez was scared to go downfield and Shonn Greene fumbled his way off of the field.

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