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2013 NFL Week 2 Picks and Predictions: Falcons-Rams, Packers-Redskins, Redskins-Jaguars and More

Bryan Zarpentine: St. Louis 27, Atlanta 20 – Atlanta’s wide receivers aren’t 100% healthy, while the Rams have an offense that can move the ball and score points.

Cole Stevenson: Atlanta 26, St. Louis 21 –I need to see the Rams one more week before I jump on board, despite how bad I want to.

Bryan Zarpentine: Buffalo 23, Carolina 14 – The Panthers aren’t excited to make the trip to Buffalo (who can blame them for that?), while the Bills will be ready to play and win after their close call with New England last week.

Cole Stevenson: Buffalo 25, Carolina 21 –Hard to see the Panthers winning on the road after how they looked last week at home. Manuel can’t make rookie mistakes though.

Bryan Zarpentine: Chicago 30, Minnesota 17 – Jay Cutler keeps it going against an overmatched Vikings team.

Cole Stevenson: Chicago 27, Minnesota 20 – If this game was in Minnesota, I might go upset here, but AP can only do so much.

Bryan Zarpentine: Green Bay 31, Washington 14 – RGIII continues to show mechanical issues throwing the ball, and he just can’t keep up with Aaron Rodgers.

Cole Stevenson: Green Bay 34, Washington 21 – I am with Bryan in that the Packers will win, but I don’t have much faith in the GB defense, so could be a shootout.

Bryan Zarpentine: Indianapolis 27, Miami 24 – Mike Wallace gets the ball and does some damage against the Indy secondary, but Andrew Luck pulls out another win at the end.

Cole Stevenson: Miami 25, Indianapolis 20 – I am going to go upset here. I thought the Dolphins looked solid on the road in week 1 while Indy was suspect at home.

Bryan Zarpentine: Kansas City 20, Dallas 10 – The Chief’s defense takes care of business, while Alex Smith takes care of the ball and does enough to give Kansas City the win.

Cole Stevenson: Dallas 27, Kansas City 24 – If Dallas can turn this into a shootout, Romo will beat Alex Smith.

Bryan Zarpentine: Philadelphia 34, San Diego 17 – The Chargers look lost on defense, forcing Phillip Rivers to throw a lot, which leads to three interceptions and a lopsided game.

Cole Stevenson: Philadelphia 38, San Diego 20 – Completely agree with Bryan. If Philadelphia decides they want to, they could probably drop a 45 spot.

Bryan Zarpentine: Baltimore 21, Cleveland 13 – The Browns keep it tight, but has trouble getting their offense going, as Joe Flacco throws a deep ball for a TD to pull away late.

Cole Stevenson: Baltimore 27, Cleveland 17 – Hard to see the Browns winning this game against a well-rested Baltimore team. If the Ravens forget they have Ray Rice though, it could get interesting.

Bryan Zarpentine: Houston 17, Tennessee 10 – The Titans defense plays well, but Jake Locker can’t take advantage of a winnable game on the road.

Cole Stevenson: Houston 28, Tennessee 17 – Houston played an unreal second half week last week and will take that momentum into their home opener. 

Bryan Zarpentine: Detroit 38, Arizona 34 – There’s not much defense in this game, as both teams come away looking like competitive teams, but the Lions have a little too much for Arizona to handle.

Cole Stevenson: Arizona 28, Detroit 24 – Detroit should win this game, but the Lions have found ways to lose these types of games for years.

Bryan Zarpentine: New Orleans 28, Tampa Bay 13 – The Bucs are a mess, and they get embarrassed at home against a New Orleans offense they just can’t stop.

Cole Stevenson: New Orleans 31, Tampa Bay 17 – I’m with Bryan. No faith in TB in this matchup.

Bryan Zarpentine: Oakland 13, Jacksonville 6 – Just a futile display of offense in Oakland, but Jacksonville proves to be the worse of the two teams.

Cole Stevenson: Oakland 21, Jacksonville 10 – Jacksonville is the worse of the two, but at least they’ll have a head start for the #1 pick.

Bryan Zarpentine: Denver 35, New York Giants 24 – Peyton is brilliant once again, while Eli does a lot of damage, but ends up throwing a couple picks trying to keep up with big brother.

Cole Stevenson: Denver 41, New York Giants 28 –As long as the weather is good, the Manning brothers should go at it score for score…until late.

Bryan Zarpentine: San Francisco 24, Seattle 13 – The Seahawks remain a notch below the 49ers, and they just don’t have the playmakers to keep pace with Colin Kaepernick and company.

Cole Stevenson: Seattle 24, San Francisco 20 – San Fran is the better team, but I have to see for myself that Seattle is going to lose at home before I pick against them (for the record, I HATE picking against Kaepernick).

Bryan Zarpentine: Cincinnati 27, Pittsburgh 10 – Ben Roethlisberger is under constant pressure without his starting center, as Geno Atkins attacks from the inside and former Steeler James Harrison from the outside.

Cole Stevenson: Cincinnati 24, Pittsburgh 13 – Kind of surprised the spread is only 6 ½. Pittsburgh looks miserable right now.

Cole Stevenson is on twitter @Cole_Stevenson


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