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DLT's Deadlocks - NFL Picks Week 2

So DLT did a decent job with his picks last week, how does he see this week's slate?


Week One is in the books and thankfully the most unpredictable week in the NFL is behind us. From now on, it's peaches and cream.

Yeah right. It only gets harder from here folks. With injuries, suspensions and players motivated by bonuses or frustrations with coaches, it will likely be another three or four weeks before the cream actually rises to the top.

But hey, I'm here to provide a service and if you're smart, you'll do exactly the opposite of what I tell you to do here.

I had a decent start to the season, 10-6 but I went ohfer on my upset picks. That's what I get for mocking the odds-makers.

Anywho, here's Week 2.

Last Week: 10-6 62%  Upset Specials: 0-2

Season: 10-6  62%       Upset Specials: 0-2

Thursday Night

Patriots 20, Jets 17 - What if the Jets win this game? Would it validate the Bucs loss as not being as bad as we thought? Nope. It just means the Patriots are more banged up than we believed and even Tom couldn't save them. But I'm betting that he will.


Falcons 27, Rams 13 - Just can't see the Flukins starting the season 0-2. The Scams struggled to beat Arizona in their opener.

Upset Special: Bills 17, Panthers 13 - Ah yes, the Mike Shula offense. Written on a napkin, debilitating to even the most skilled players. Sorry Cam. I really thought you'd rebound this season. Then I remembered Mike Shula. (Shudder).

Bears 23, Vikings 13 - Well, at least for one week Marc Trestman proved me wrong. The Vikings looked like Miley Cyrus at the VMA's a couple weeks ago. A hot mess. Let's hope ADAP doesn't know how to "twerk".

Packers 27, Redskins 16 - So RG III's sophomore slump has begun. He definitely looked like a guy only 10 months removed from a devastating knee injury. But Shanny just cares about the dubs as in W's. Not this week in Packerville.

Upset Special #2: Dolphins 27, Colts 20 - Andrew Luck did more with his legs than his arms against the Rai-duhs and the Colts let Terrell Pryor of all people run all over them. What will they do against a QB who can run AND throw?

Eagles 30, Chargers 16 - Until San Diego can prove they can play two halves of football, I'm going to refer to them as the San....Charg...Will Michael Vick survive the first half?

Ravens 27, Browns 24 - Thankfully, the Ravens won't be facing Peyton Manning this week. They might be able to hold Brandon Weeden to three touchdown passes.

Texans 24, Titans 17 - The flaming thumbtacks surprised the Steelers but I don't think they're going to sneak up on Houston. Still, Tennessee will not be an easy out.

Lions 30, Cardinals 20 - The Bad Kitties are on the road in Arizona but I think they may have enough to send the Cards to 0-2.

Saints 27, Buccaneers 21 - It's a mad house at One Buc Palace, but Tampa Bay usually plays the Aints close.

Oakland 31, Jaguars 2 - Jacksonville, Tim Tebow can do better than 2 points. That is all.

Broncos 35, NY Giants 20 - I think Manning the younger's defense will hold Manning the older's touchdowns passes down to about 4.

Sunday Night

Seahawks 31, 49ers 28 - I respect the Seahag's 12th man and I put my faith in Russell Wilson more than Kap, especially in Seattle.

Monday Night

Bengals 24, Steelers 10 - I don't get a good vibe from Pittsburgh, I just don't. The Bungles defense should have a field day and the Red Rifle should be able to make enough plays to be a factor.