NFL Picks Week 2: Bold Predictions for Late Prime-Time Games

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IISeptember 18, 2011

ST. LOUIS - SEPTEMBER 11: Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams throws against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Edward Jones Dome on September 11, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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Prime-time football—what is better then marquee games at dinnertime? The NFL is the perfect league to enjoy bounties of food and beer.

Prime-time matchups are the ones that are captivating and have the nation watching, especially if it is the Monday Night Football game.

Here are three bold predictions for late prime-time games in Week 2.


Giants vs. Rams

The Giants and Rams are the Monday night matchup this week. Sam Bradford will dismantle the Giants and their strong defense this time.

The Giants could not contain Rex Grossman and made him look like a Pro Bowler. New York’s secondary was inefficient in Week 1 and Tom Coughlin will not have them on the same page in their Week 2 matchup.

Look for the Rams to get their first win of the season as the Giants are left searching.


Chargers vs. The Patriots

This game is going to be a high scoring affair that has you on the edge of your seat.

The Patriots secondary did not appear too strong against the unimpressive Miami Dolphins in Week 1.

This is asking for Philip Rivers and his receivers to have a strong day. The strength and power of Antonio Gates will make him a go-to receiver in this match up.

The Patriots do not have to have the best defense to win games.

They have Tom Brady and his offensive weapons to back them up and battle and grind out wins.

The defense will not be too apparent in this match up. If you enjoy the grinding matchup of two strong defenses, this will not be the game to watch.

The Chargers will be a bit too much for the Patriots on this Sunday.


Falcons vs. Eagles

The Eagles are bringing a special guest back to the Georgia Dome in the form of their starting quarterback.

Michael Vick is returning for the first time to face the Falcons as a starter.

The Falcons will be looking to use their running game to challenge the undersized linebackers of the Eagles.

If their ground game takes off and is effective, it will open the door for Matt Ryan to have a break out game.

The Eagles, on the other hand, will want to put together a great showing for their leader Michael Vick as he uses his scrambling ability to find the likes of DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin down field.

The impassioned crowd for the Falcons will be the extra weapon fueling their team as they upset the Eagles.