NFL Picks Week 2: 3 Teams Who Have To Win

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IISeptember 18, 2011

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 11:   Kareem McKenzie #67 of the New York Giants at FedExField on September 11, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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It is only the second week how could there possibly be situations that are must-wins?

The must-wins at this point in the season are morale shifters more than they are out of dire emergency.

The opponent may make it a must win or coming off a poor display in Week One some teams need to prove they are not that poor of a team.

Here are three teams that are must wins in Week Two.


Rex Grossman and the Washington Redskins picked the New York Giants apart in Week One.

The Giants defense, which has been the most reliable part of their team for such a long time, looked very poor in Week One.

Their secondary looked like they were misreading routes and were letting the Washington defenders get in behind them.

When the Giants take on the Rams on Monday night, they will be taking on stronger opposition but they will have to put up a great display to show the ruthless New York sports fans that they are not going to be a lost cause this season.


The Colts and the Kerry Collins experiment are taking the field against the Cleveland Browns in Week Two.

This is a good time for the Colts to show that they are not just killing time before Peyton Manning returns.

The Browns are a perfect team to capitalize on and get the first win of the young season.
If they do not win then the question must be asked why did they bring in Kerry Collins if one of the backups who has been around the system could be doing an equally bad job.


The Atlanta Falcons are welcoming Michael Vick back to the Georgia Dome for the first time since Vick has taken the starter role for another team.

The emotional aspect to this matchup is something that will fuel the Falcons and they will hope to ride it to the win.

Matt Ryan needs to show he is the guy and make the Falcons fans who some absolutely will be wearing Vick jerseys that he is a star in his own right.