Of course, that will change. This is only the second week.
Houston @ *Tennessee / LP Field 1:00 PM
Tennessee over Houston by as much as ten-points because of home field.
Houston 34 Tennessee 31
*New Orleans @ Philadelphia / Lincoln Financial Field 1:00 PM
This might turn out to be the biggest game this week. It will be Kevin Kolb’s first start against the team that has Reggie Bush and Mike Bell. I think it will be too tough for the kid, but I do not think New Orleans will be able to do better than around eight-points. I hope I’m wrong on this one.
New Orleans 48 Philadelphia 22
*Cardinals @ Jacksonville / Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 1:00 PM
I think last week was a fluke. A learning experience. I have faith that Kurt Warner can come off this with as much as a nine-point win. If the Cardinals learned from their mistakes last week.
Cardinals 31 Jacksonville 17
Oakland @ *Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium 1:00 PM
Oakland is going to Kansas City, but will go home with a three-point loss.
Oakland 13 Kansas City 10; right on the score, wrong on the team.
Cincinnati @ *Green Bay / Lambeau Field 1:00 PM
Cincinnati at Lambeau? I gotta go Green Bay by ten, at least.
Cincinnati 31 Green Bay 24; Opps
*Minnesota @ Detroit / Ford Field 1:00 PM
Minnesota, twelve-points. ‘Nuff said.
Minnesota 27 Detroit 13
Saint Louis @ *Washington / FedEx Field 1:00 PM
I have a definite grudge against Washington, too. Not only political, but personal. But I can’t see them loosing. They will come out with .500 on the stats by, perhaps, 15 points.
Saint Louis 7 Washington 9
*New England @ New York Jets / Giants Stadium 1:00 PM
After barely squeaking by Buffalo last week, I believe New England will do a little better against the Jets in this contest of undefeated teams. I would give a 6 point spread to New England.
New England 9 New York Jets 16
*Carolina @ Atlanta / Georgia Dome
Carolina could not stand up to Donovan McNabb, last week, and could not pick it up after his injury. But I think they can go home with their first win, probably by two touchdowns.
Carolina 20 Atlanta 28
Tampa Bay @ *Buffalo / Ralph Wilson Stadium 4:05 PM
These two teams will be playing for their first win in a game that might, also, produce some surprising moments. I will have to say that this Florida team will have to look for their first win next week. I’m guessing that Buffalo will want their first win at home by 9 points.
Tampa Bay 20 Buffalo 33
*Seattle @ San Francisco / Candlestick Park 4:05 PM
This could be just a walk in the park for Seattle (Get it? Candlestick Park? Oh, never mind), coming in with a 28 to 0 win over Saint Louis. I don’t see a home field advantage for San Francisco after barely beating the Arizona Cardinals. I see Seattle by as much as 14 points.
Seattle 10 San Francisco 23
Baltimore @ *San Diego / Qualcomm Stadium 4:15 PM
This might be a good game. Even if you don’t like either team, you might want to TIVO this one for a later view. I would give San Diego their home field advantage to emerge undefeated by three-points.
Baltimore 31 San Diego 26
*Pittsburgh @ Chicago / Soldier Field
Any day Chicago gets beat is a good day (of course, I base that on purely political analysis and not because I dislike the Bears). It looks like a good day. I would be surprised if Pittsburgh cannot take it by two touchdowns.
Pittsburgh 14 Chicago 17; Must have been a bad day.
Cleveland @ *Denver / Invesco Field at Mile High 4:15 PM
Denver’s defense was tough against Cincinnati last week, giving them a low-scoring five-point win. Cleveland had a 14-point spread in it’s 34 to 20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. At Mile High I have to give Denver the edge by at least 9 points.
Cleveland 6 Denver 27
New York Giants @ *Dallas / Cowboys Stadium 8:20 PM
I’d like to pick New York, on this one, but I think Tony Romo and the Cowboys will be able to emerge undefeated by at least a touchdown. Probably 10 points.
New York Giants 33 Dallas 31
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*Indianapolis @ Miami / Land Shark Stadium 8:30 PM
This is another I hope I’m wrong on. I hate to predict this one because my favorite team, Miami, appears poised for its second loss. I think the arm of Payton Manning can overcome Miami’s defense by as much as nine points. Sorry, Miami.
Indianapolis 27 Miami 23
Now you know why I didn’t make any money on those office pools!