NFL Week Two Predictions

Matt NewmeyerContributor ISeptember 10, 2008

Need help with an elimination or pick'em pool? This is the place to be. Here are this week's matchups and winners.


Chicago vs Carolina: Both teams are coming off big wins last week, but look for a pumped up Panthers team playing at home to win this game in a hard fought battle.


Tennesse vs Cincinnati: Without Vince Young, the Titans are a weaker team, but still good enough to hold off the Bengals. Look for the Titans to win this close game.


Green Bay vs Detroit: The Packers are coming off a huge win and the Lions just lost to the Falcons. Look for momentum to play a factor as Green Bay wins this one.


Buffalo vs Jacksonville: This could be perhaps the game of the week. The Bills looked dominant last week against Seattle, and Jacksonville lost to the Titans. Look for Buffalo to squeeze out a win in Jacksonville.


Oakland vs Kansas City: Do I have to pick a winner? Neither team played well Week One, but I believe the Raiders will win this one due to their offseason aquisitions.


Indianapolis vs Minnesota: Both teams were favored in Week One and lost, but look for Peyton Manning to lead the Colts back and take care of business in Minnesota.


New York Giants vs St. Louis: The Rams looked pathetic in Week One against Philadelphia. They will play better, but not well enough to knock off the Super Bowl champs.


New Orleans vs Washington: Washington couldn't do anything right after Week One, look for it to carry over against a good Saints team. Saints win this one.


Seattle vs San Francisco: Both teams are coming off Week One losses, but look for Seattle to bounce back at home and win this one.


Atlanta vs Tampa Bay: Atlanta looked good Week One, but I am not conivinced. Look for Tampa to bounce back and take care of business.


Miami vs Arizona: Miami just isn't caught up with the rest of the NFL yet. Look for the offensive-minded Cardinals to put up a lot of points and win.


San Diego vs Denver: San Diego suffered a tough loss Week One and Denver destroyed Oakland, but look for the fortunes to reverse here as LT leads San Diego to their first win of the year.


Baltimore vs Houston: Houston was beat down on Week One vs. the Steelers, and Baltimore beat a rather weak Bengals team. Look for Houston to come up with a gutty win here.


New York Jets vs New England: The Pats may have lost their MVP, but look for the rest of the team to rally around each other and still knock off the Favre-led Jets.


Pittsburgh vs Cleveland: Pittsburgh looked dominant Week one, and Cleveland was destroyed. Simple enough, Steelers win.


Dallas vs Philadelphia: Both teams looked good in Week One, but look for the Cowboys to squeak out a close win on Monday night.