NFL Predictions Week 2: 5 Locks You Need to Take

Brandon GalvinFeatured ColumnistSeptember 18, 2011

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 11:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions walks off the field after beating Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season opener at Raymond James Stadium on September 11, 2011 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Take these NFL Week 2 locks and enjoy the rest of your day.

Instead of worrying about your picks all day, takes these games with confidence and enjoy the action. Enjoy sitting back with your buddies, eating and drinking while you win.

That’s what it’s all about—winning.

Just ask Charlie Sheen.


Kansas City Chiefs at Detroit Lions

(Lions -9 and Over 45.5)

This will be an explosive contest, but the Chiefs don’t stand a chance. They lost Eric Berry for the season, which leaves the Chiefs secondary vulnerable to studs Calvin “Megatron” Johnson and “Nasty” Nate Burleson. Ryan Fitzpatrick dissected KC for four touchdowns last week. Expect Matthew Stafford to continue his transcendence and do the same.

Final Predictions: Lions, 31-17 


Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans

(Ravens -6.5)

Tennessee didn’t look as bad as I thought they would, but Chris Johnson did. He’s clearly not ready to exploit defenses and doesn’t stand a chance against Baltimore’s Super Bowl-caliber rush defense. Kenny Britt’s 80-yard touchdown was a bit fluky and won’t happen against Ed Reed.


The Ravens come in to town rolling after dismantling the Steelers at home. They may be on the road, but the Titans defense won’t come close to stopping Ray Rice, Joe Flacco and Anquan Bolding

Final Prediction: Ravens, 24-6 


Oakland Raiders at Buffalo Bills

(Bills -4)

The Raiders have to travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills on a short week and for a 1:00 p.m. EDT kickoff. That spells disaster for the Raiders. They were fairly impressive against the Broncos on Monday night, but the Bills come back home with a ton of momentum after destroying the Chiefs 41-7. Ryan Fitzpatrick is too smart to force the rock, which will limit the Raiders’ turnover potential. Darren McFadden is a superstar, but he won't be enough to overcome the Bills at home.

Final Prediction: Bills, 23-13


St. Louis Rams at New York Giants (Monday)

(Over 44)

The Rams and Giants both come into this game hobbled. Hakeem Nicks is questionable with a knee injury and Steven Jackson is a game-time decision with a quadriceps injury.

Even if both were forced to miss the contest, there are more than enough pieces on both offenses to score points against injury-ridden defenses. Eli Manning and Sam Bradford will put on a show for the fans on Monday night against two weak secondary units.

Final Prediction: Giants, 27-24


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