NFL Picks Week 2: Which QBs Will Lead Their Teams to Dominating Wins?

Cian FaheyFeatured ColumnistSeptember 15, 2011

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 11:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions waits for a play during the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on September 11, 2011 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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In Week 1 of the NFL regular season, 14 quarterbacks threw for over 300 yards. Four quarterbacks threw for over 400 yards, while one quarterback eclipsed the 500-yard mark.

Those 14 quarterbacks were surprisingly only 8-6.

Of those that reached the 300 yard milestone, 10 were facing off against each other. Therefore, those quarterbacks that outperformed their opposition were 3-1.

The quarterback position is obviously a vital position in the NFL and arguably the most important in any team sport.

Having a strong signal-caller under center can be the difference between winning and losing. Having an even stronger signal-caller can lead your team to a blowout victory.

Here are a few quarterbacks that could blow out their opposition this weekend with dominant wins.

Aaron Rodgers:

Rodgers destroyed the Saints defense last Thursday night. While the Saints defense appeared to be frail and worthless on the night, they are very talented. The Carolina Panthers defense is nowhere near as good and lost Jon Beason in last week's loss to the Cardinals.

The Packers may bring Cam Newton back to reality after his record-breaking season, as they should have a comfortable victory on the back of their elite quarterback.

Matthew Stafford:

The Kansas City Chiefs showed last week that their problems in pass rushing remain from last season. Relying on Tamba Hali isn't realistic, especially when he could only manage one sack against one of the worst offensive lines in football.

Matthew Stafford should be able to throw from a clean pocket all day. While Calvin Johnson may be struggling with a foot injury, it will be his pair of tight ends—Tony Scheffler and Brandon Pettigrew—that do the most damage in Eric Berry's absence.

Ben Roethlisberger:

Ben Roethlisberger and his offensive line were battered, bruised and beaten convincingly last week. The team will be looking to rebound after their worst showing in years and have been rewarded by its schedule.

The Seattle Seahawks are led by one of the worst quarterbacks in the league, who should provide the Steelers with plenty of good field position opportunities. With Roethlisberger's amount of receivers looking to catch passes, he could pass for upwards of four or five touchdowns.

Michael Vick:

If the Atlanta Falcons look to put the ball in Matt Ryan's hands as much as they did in Week 1, then the Philadelphia Eagles will easily win this game. Michael Vick and his offense excel inside domes on turf because of their speed.

Vick could have a monstrous day both on the ground and through the air. The Falcons' best way of preventing this team from scoring over 30 points is by keeping them on the sidelines. If Michael Turner can dominate the Eagles' defense, they can prevent Vick from having a huge day. If he gets the time on the field, he will dominate, however.