NFL Choices, Week 2 Predictions: Seahawks Slash Patriots; Steelers, Packers keep rolling


Week 1 of the NFL brought a lot of Sunday surprises, but it also fell a lot in terms of how we expected certain teams to show up in the season. As usual, several overwhelmed advantages and a few missed late-recorded games in near games turned victories into losses.

This has led to uneven success in our Sporting News elections and predictions for the first weekend of the 2020 season. Week 2 is just one thing: figuring out who will win and cover the games will be just as difficult.

Here are more fearless predictions on how to overcome those challenges with our latest NFL game selections before the spread. The distribution of points is polite Sports Insider:

MORE: Get the latest NFL Week 2 odds and betting tips from Sports Insider

The NFL takes into account the 2-week spread

Sunday at 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC

Cam Newton made a solid debut in the Patriots election. Russell Wilson had another impressive start for the Seahawks team. Both teams have strong opponents to keep from hitting downhill, but Wilson is equipped with more reliable running play and better, deep wide receivers. You can also bet on the old AFC Eastern enemy Yamal Adams, who will want to continue to influence Seattle with New England in his new city. The Seahawks won’t be the usual crowd noise behind their backs, but for the Patriots, it’s still a long journey that still turns out to be offensive. Pete Carroll outperforms Bill Belichick on the other team of these teams, only to have no Super Bowl.

Select: The Seahawks win 23-20, but fail to cover the spread.

Thursday 8:20 PM ET, Fox and NFL Network

The Bengals saw a lot of promises from Joe Burrow and he just ran out of career 1-0. They had to be content with excessive defense and more versatile insults. The Browns didn’t like the fact that the Ravens blew up, and Baker Mayfield continued his battles from 2019. That means Cleveland danced in a running game with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt and stopped running better. The hosts will save their playoffs when Myles Garrett makes a difference with the late Burrow basket.

Select: Brown wins 24-20 but fails to cover the spread.

Sunday 4:25 PM ET, CBS

The Chiefs will not be intimidated by going to SoFi Stadium due to the opening of the Chargers there. The spacious, modern venue was built to dazzle the passage down by Patrick Mahomes, and much more help was provided by Clyde Edwards-Helaire and the running game. The Chargers lacked brilliance when Tyrod Taylor missed the opening of the race, and will try to soften it up with Austin Ekeler and Joshua Kelley. But without Derwin James, Mahomez will be able to feed Travis Kelce well and bypass LA forces at a corner. Taylor, crashing his line, is in a harder spot, followed by Chris Jones and Frank Clark in a hurry.

Select: The bosses win 34-20 and cover the spread.

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Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBS

The giants are looking forward to a short week at home and a tough AFC fight against the Steelers. The Bears spent all their energy in the fourth quarter in Detroit. They have to land, and the giants won’t be as worn out as expected. Mitchell Trubisky burned a bad defense late, and Daniel Jones faced a powerful one. Chicago is on the landing and didn’t look great in defense against a running game, slot and tight end. This is not good news for Saquon Barkley, Golden Tate and Evan Engram.

Select: The Giants win 27-24.

Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, Fox

The Eagles’ offensive line has turned the strength of the injury problem into an obvious weakness in front of Carson Wentz and the back court, which is also seriously damaging. They also have restrictions on transfer down. It’s not the right time for Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey to visit them. The focus may be on 2016. A summit between Jared Goff and Wentz, but Goff will stand out better at the front and back, and Wentz will face more coercion and less hasty support. Rams will be more efficient when forced with two tight ends than Eagles will.

Select: Rams win 24-20.

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBS

The Steelers are expected to move on to another second-year defender because of their intimidating changes and bustling secondary coverage. The Broncos’ defense is very difficult without Von Miller, which will make Ben Roethlsiberger feel great attacking them down with his loaded wide receivers. Drew Lock won’t be able to find many answers if it also includes a running game.

Select: The Steelers win 24-13 and cover the spread.

Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, Fox

The 49ers had some offensive restrictions on the wide receiver, which cost them against the Cardinals, which also boosted defenses with many top-level individual players. The Jets can’t stop the ongoing game in San Francisco or any of its receivers from short to medium. The Jets have little credibility in Sam Darnold’s transmission, and now Adam Gase’s attack with Le’Veon’s bell was injured.

Select: The 49ers win 27-10 and cover the spread.

Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, Fox

After losing the losses of these teams in week 1, it was that Kirk Cousins ​​rebounded to play very well after a slow start, and Philip Rivers shivered from the chargers despite higher passes and better running support. Minnesota’s defenses are better than the ones flooded with Green Bay, and Indianapolis remains inconsistent, in the middle of the pack. The Vikings are better prepared to win with a difficult and effective handover plan with Dalvin Cook and Cousins ​​than the Colts with their young backs and the Rivers.

Select: The Vikings win 23-19.

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Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, Fox

The Buccaneers have shown that their running defense remains strong for 1 week, and that will slow down Christian McCaffrey just as much as here. The Panthers went from terrible before the run to just as bad before the pass. Teddy Bridgewater will feel a bit of a heat with more awkward falls, while Tom Brady stays ahead of the chains, driven by faster production and stronger receiver connections than he had for 1 week. knowing a good bounce is critical.

Select: The Buccaneers win 34-24 and cover the spread.

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBS

The Jaguars have something like a young attack by Gardner Minshew and James Robinson. They proved to be deep at the wide receiver and are more able to distribute the ball efficiently. The Titans have more pass limits, but they can drag the Jaguars down with many of Derrick Henry, who sets high passes. Minshew will keep his team back by dueling Ryan Tannehill, but the Titans defense will eventually reach him at some of the highlights.

Select: The Titans won 20-17, but fail to make up the difference.

Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, Fox

The Cowboys have three great wide receivers, the Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and now the CeeDee Lamb. The Falcons have two great wide receivers from Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley and showed perspective no. 3 Russell Gage. Dak Prescott and Matt Ryan should have no problem distributing the field and lighting it. The question arises as to who will get better three-back support from the back. The advantage is Ezekiel Elliott over Todd Gurley.

Select: The Cowboys win 31-27, but fail to make up the difference.

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBS

The Dolphins have put together a great cornerback duo of Xavien Howard and Byron Jones, which may make it difficult for Stephen Diggs and John Brown, but they have just proven vulnerable to big mobile QBs ahead of Newton. The Bills can also support Josh Allen on the ground with young defenders Zack Moss and Devin Singletary. If DeVante Parker can’t go to Miami with a bag and he’s constantly playing committee games with the back edge, that wouldn’t be enough. Former Bill Ryan Fitzpatrick will have another rough game that brings Tua Tagovailoa’s start to reality.

Select: The bills win 30-17 and cover the spread.

Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, Fox

The lions melted in the fourth quarter against the Bears, with more defensive problems with Matt Patricia, including injuries to corner edge Desmond Trufant and Justin Coleman. It’s a bad time for the next division race before the Packers attack to shoot all the cylinders, and then with Aaron, Rodgers and Jones. The Lions hope to recover Kenny Golladay, but their top wide receiver can also be held by Jaire Alexander. Lambeau Field will not be the same if the Cheeseheads do not present the stands, but the Packers will still have good reason to jump.

Select: Packers win 31-24 and cover the spread.

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Sunday 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox

Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray had big comebacks as a second-year first-stage QB in Week 1. Haskins, despite the explosiveness and imbalance around him, defeated Washington in his new attack. Murray used his legs effectively and new elite player DeAndre Hopkins against the 49ers. Murray will be persecuted by Chase Young and Washington for a good transfer rush, but again, Arizona has Chandler Jones for Haskins. The Cardinals are just a team with a real NFL attack in this match.

Select: The Cardinals win 34-17 and cover the spread

Sunday 4:25 PM ET, CBS

Crows destroyed 41-7 Texas at home last November. They will do well in repeated road races as well. Lamar Jackson will face little resistance as he runs or passes. Houston may try to take away a deep ball, as against Mahomes and Kansas City, but he would ask to beat and clear it by controlling the ball with rookie UK Dobbins and Mark Ingram, who complements Jackson on the ground. Deshaun Watson has a less credible big role element and will be forced to play to catch up with another elite contemporary.

Select: The crows win 30-20 and cover the spread

Monday 8:20 PM ET, ESPN

The Saints will march to Las Vegas as the first visitor to the Allegiant Stadium. The Raiders should be forced to open a new place, much like the Rams. Unfortunately, however, they did not invite a return home. This is just another NFC South enemy with more offensive abilities. Alvin Kamara and Josh Jacobs will be a flawless duel, but Drew Brees, Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders and Derek Carro are mostly the advantage of the new widescreen receivers.

Select: The Saints win 30-27, but fail to make up the difference.

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