You Can Bet on It...Week Two Picks Against the Spread

Joe WillettSenior Writer ISeptember 13, 2008

Here we go, it's Week Two and it's time to do my second week of picking against the spread.

Here we go, it's time, first how did I do last week?

Last Week: 8-7

Season: 8-7

So now, it's time for Week Two, and with these outstanding picks, you can bet that these will be right.

Oakland at Kansas City- Kansas City by 3.5: Bet on Oakland

If Oakland loses this game, they will lose my faith on the season.  If they do, then I will refuse to pick Oakland unless they are picked to lose by over 40 points.

Tennessee at Cincinnati- Cincinnati by 1: Bet on Tennessee

The Bengals are awful, the in my Top 10 teams in the NFL.  I'm really not sure how Cincy is favored in this one to be honest.

Indianapolis at Minnesota- Indianapolis by 1: Bet on Indianapolis

The Colts are still one of the better teams, and Peyton Manning should knock the rust off this week against a less than stellar Vikings pass defense.

New Orleans at Washington- Washington even: Bet on New Orleans

The Saints know how to play offense, the Redskins don't know what offense is, this should be an easy win for the Saints.

Green Bay at Detroit- Green Bay by 3: Bet on Green Bay

The Packers are an NFL team, the Lions would have trouble taking on my high school football team...and my high school football team is 1-2 and looking horrible.

Chicago at Carolina- Carolina by 3: Bet on Chicago

The Bears fooled me last week by being a good team, they better not fool me this week and become a bad team again.

New York Giants at St. Louis- New York Giants by 8.5: Bet on New York

If Donovan McNabb can have a field day throwing to the JV squad, then I'm sure the Giants can win by nine points or more.

Buffalo at Jacksonville- Jacksonville by 5: Bet on Buffalo

The Bills took down a decent Seahawks team and the Jags don't have an offense that will get a big lead, expect the Jags to win, but it will be really close.

Atlanta at Tampa Bay- Tampa Bay by 7: Bet on Atlanta

The Falcons may have been a fluke in Week One, but with Jeff Garcia possibly out, expect this to be a closer game than expected.

San Fransisco at Seattle- Seattle by 6.5: Bet on Seattle

No matter what the Seahawks did last week, they are still going to beat the 49ers by at least a touchdown until further notice.

Miami at Arizona- Arizona by 6.5: Bet on Arizona

The Cardinals are a team that should win by a touchdown against the Dolphins, I really don't think the Dolphins are as good as their tough performance against the Jets would suggest.

New England at New York Jets- Jets by 1: Bet on New England

Although the Jets are better at the quarterback position, the Pats are better at virtually every position, so this should go in favor of the Patriots.

San Diego at Denver- Denver even: Bet on San Diego

LaDainian Tomlinson is a slow starter, he should pick it up in Week Two.  I still think that the Chargers are an elite team in the NFL.

Pittsburgh at Cleveland- Pittsburgh by 6.5: Bet on Pittsburgh

The Browns are still probably reeling after their embarrassing loss last week, while Willie Parker will likely continue his attempt to be mentioned with the best of the league.

Philadelphia at Dallas- Dallas by  6.5: Bet on Dallas

I think that the Eagles are strong team, despite their weak receiving corps.  They still have Brian Westbrook and their secondary is second to none.  However, Dallas is an early season team and they should win by a touchdown, although the Eagles might be driving late in the game to try and push it to overtime, this is my Game of the Week.

There you go, my second week's picks, and I'm pretty sure that they will be right.  Then again, I should hope they are right.

I'm Joe W.

Joe also writes for, a basketball fan's site.



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