CANTON,Ohio- Wouldn’t you know it. I got most of the games right last week and said I wanted to get just 2 more games right. Now this past week, I really dropped the ball. No pun intended. Let’s check out my ugly results.
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL-
Jets vs Bills- My Pick (Bills)- Winner (Jets)- I just figured with two teams with better than average defenses that this would be a low scoring game with the winner getting to around 21 points. NOT!
49ers vs Panthers- My Pick (Panthers)- Winner (Panthers)- The score was closer than I thought it would be, but Carolina still gets a win after a big game from Newton.
Cowboys vs Redskins- My Pick (Cowboys)- Winner (Cowboys)- The game went as I expected.
Bengals vs Steelers- My Pick (Steelers)- Winner (Steelers)- Pittsburgh held off the Bengals to move to 2-0.
Saints vs Giants- My Pick (Giants)- Winner (Giants)- Closer game than I expected but New York prevailed.
Dolphins vs Patriots- My Pick (Patriots)- Winner (Patriots)- Miami’s comeback fell short. Nice try though.
Chiefs vs Texans- My Pick (Texans)- Winner (Texans)- Houston got some revenge on Kansas City after KC blew them out in the playoffs last year.
Titans vs Lions- My Pick (Lions)- Winner (Titans)- The fourth quarter did Detroit in. Lions lose a close one in their home opener.
Seahawks vs Rams- My Pick (Seahawks)- Winner (Rams)- The Rams returned to Los Angeles with a win over a good Seattle team.
Buccaneers vs Cardinals- My Pick (Cardinals)- Winner (Cardinals)- I picked Arizona, but I didn’t think they’d win by that large of a margin.
Jaguars vs Chargers- My Pick (Jaguars)- Winner (Chargers)- Simply put, I was way off on this pick.
Falcons vs Raiders- My Pick (Raiders)- Winner (Falcons)- A close one in the Bay area but Atlanta came away with a win in a close one.
Colts vs Broncos- My Pick (Colts)- Winner (Broncos)- So far Denver has shown they can win without Manning. They get their first road test this Sunday at the Bengals.
Packers vs Vikings- My Pick (Packers)- Winner (Vikings)- It’s always nice to open up the new stadium with a win. The Minnesota Vikings did just that.
Eagles vs Bears- My Pick (Bears)- Winner (Eagles)- So far, the Eagles have looked good. But the schedule gets extremely difficult starting this Sunday when they host Pittsburgh.
Ravens vs Browns- My Pick (Ravens)- Winner (Ravens)- Well at least the game wasn’t a total disaster for Cleveland. They showed fight but momentum shifted once Baltimore blocked the extra point.
So I picked eight games right for week two. That’s awful for me! The games that stick out to me that really hurt me were the following: Jaguars vs Chargers- I still am not sold on San Diego being a good team. Titans vs Lions- Detroit just needed a decent fourth quarter for me to get that one. Falcons vs Raiders- Atlanta showed some heart while I think Oakland got caught up in their own wave of press clippings.
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