NFL picks for Week 2 are being formed now. The NFL picks in Week 2 will be difficult, since the picks in Week 1 were often wrong. Week 2 follows an open slate of games in which heavily hyped teams fell to underdogs. The Jets, Cowboys, Colts, Chargers and more were not as safe to bet on as many believed, so fans may be hesitant to go with them again. Of course, some of these teams should be able to rebound in the rest of the season, while others are more uncertain. The NFL picks for Week 2 help reflect which teams have the highest hopes to do so.
After this past Monday night, hopes are not high for the Jets, especially since things get no easier this Sunday. Thanks to the Jets’ opening loss, and the Patriots’ thumping of the Bengals, the Patriots are now substantial favorites over the Jets this week, despite being on the road.
The NFL picks in Week 2 will likely favor the Patriots by a wide margin, even though they were largely ignored in the preseason. But after the Colts, Chargers and Jets lost, the Patriots are now being treated like powerhouses again for now.
Other NFL picks for Week 2 will be even more unanimous. The Packers are the biggest points favorite, by 13 points over the Bills at home. This comes even though Green Bay lost Ryan Grant for the year and nearly blew a big lead against the hobbling Eagles, although the Bills looked no better in their opener.
As for the Eagles, their game against the Lions has heavier interest, with Michael Vick likely to start. Despite the Eagles’ difficult opener, and the Lions being robbed of a win against Chicago, the NFL picks in Week 2 have the Eagles picked to bounce back.
Other apparently safe bets have the Cowboys over the Bears, the Vikings over the Dolphins, the Chargers over the Jaguars, and the Saints over the 49ers on Monday night. Yet games like the Steelers vs Titans, Ravens vs Bengals, Texans vs Redskins, and Giants vs Colts are more uncertain.
More games may be uncertain than fans and pundits expect, given the early struggles for preseason favorites and some surprising low scores. Making NFL picks for Week 2 now depend on which impressive Week 1 teams are likely to be flukes or for real — and whether those that lost are more or less likely to brush it aside.
There’s still a few days to finalize NFL picks before Week 2 starts on Sunday afternoon in the first regular slate of games of the season.
Yahoo Sports- “Live Odds: NFL Pointspread & Totals”
CBS Sports- “Week 2 NFL Predictions”