James got a huge boost from being the only editor in week one to pick the Jets, Falcons and Texans to win their respective games. Four of the five games he picked wrong were games that everybody got wrong.
But it’s only one week into the season! Next week there are 16 more games to change the standings.
One fun fact about BTSD’s NFL Picks: James has correctly picked the result in the Jets each week dating back to week six of last season. Which way will he go this week? You’ll have to read on!
Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0) at Baltimore Ravens (0-1)
Colin: Steelers- Flacco is 6-6 against the Steelers in the regular season. With this weeks distractions and a short week of rest I expect an ugly game from the Ravens.
Michael: Steelers- Like the Steelers in this one. Running game continues to be strong.
James: Ravens – In Steelers-Ravens, it doesn’t matter who is favored; the home team will win by a field goal every time in an “edge of your seat” battle. Must see football.
Miami Dolphins (1-0) at Buffalo Bills (1-0)
Colin: Dolphins- They really impressed me last week beating the Patriots handily. This team can get off on the right foot winning its first two games out of the gate.
Michael: Dolphins- I think the Bills win last week was a fluke. Dolphins by at least two scores.
James: Dolphins – Two undefeated teams, one of them is set to start 2-0 unless they wind up tying.
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1) at Washington Redskins (0-1)
Colin: Redskins- Coin flip game. The only reason I’m picking Washington is because the Jags showed they couldn’t finish last week.
Michael: Redskins- Part of me wants to pick the Jags but for the sake of my record, going with RG3 on this one.
James: Redskins – I really hate picking Washington but I kind of have to pick them in this game.
Dallas Cowboys (0-1) at Tennessee Titans (1-0)
Colin: Titans- Gut feeling has Tennessee.
Michael: Cowboys- PLEASE fantasy gods have Tony Romo bounce back for me this week
James: Cowboys – I still don’t think the Titans are that good but only time will tell, this would be a huge win for Tennessee.
Arizona Cardinals (1-0) at New York Giants (0-1)
Colin: Cardinals- The nothing about the Giants looked good last week. I don’t see that trend changing anytime soon.
Michael: Cardinals- Giants seem lost in new offensive scheme. Will be good for an Arizona defense trying to get better.
James: Cardinals – A comeback win over San Diego was huge for them and they should keep rolling against the Giants.
New England Patriots (0-1) at Minnesota Vikings (1-0)
Colin: Patriots- I’m not taking them by much though. They have a bunch of problems on both sides of the line. I would like to see much better play in the run defense game.
Michael: Patriots- Pats will prove that they moved on from the disgusting first game and into the win column.
James: Patriots – The Vikings win last week is just like LSU’s win over Sam Houston State, they played a Division III team basically.
New Orleans Saints (0-1) at Cleveland Browns (0-1)
Colin: Saints- I am with James here I think New Orleans wins this, but I want them to win it, by like three.
Michael: Saints- Kind of a no brainer here.
James: Saints – Just hoping that Brian Hoyer plays well enough to keep his job forever or at least until Johnny Football goes away.
Atlanta Falcons (1-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-0)
Colin: Falcons- That was a huge confidence booster with an overtime win last week. Expect a great game from this one with Atlanta coming out on top again.
Michael: Bengals- Picking them for the sole purpose of trying to snag a win against James. Could see this go either way though.
James: Falcons – I really have no clue where to go here. I really like Cincinnati but I think Atlanta is in for a big bounce back season.
Detroit Lions (1-0) at Carolina Panthers (1-0)
Colin: Lions- Detroit will over power the Carolina defense.
Michael: Lions- Explosive showing on Monday will carry over against a weak Carolina team.
James: Lions – The Panthers defense will keep them in it the entire time but a good 17 points from the Lions may be enough to win it.
Saint Louis Rams (0-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1)
Colin: Buccaneers- The Rams are not good at football.
Michael: Rams- Thats right James. (Happy Birthday btw 9/10/14 1:44am EST)
James: Buccaneers – No comment.
Houston Texans (1-0) at Oakland Raiders (0-1)
Colin: Texans- The Jets tried to throw that game away last week and still couldn’t. Now the Raiders play a much better defense.
Michael: Texans- Surprised me last week. Losing Clowney doesn’t help anything though.
James: Texans – Dominated a weak Redskins offensive line last week. They get a weak Oakland line now without a quarterback who can make plays with his legs.
New York Jets (1-0) at Green Bay Packers (0-1)
Colin: Packers- Rodgers is going to have a field day.
Michael: Packers- Aaron Rodgers and the Packers receiving corps are in for a very fun day against a terrible Jets secondary
James: Packers – Lock of the week based on my history in picking the result of the Jets games.
Kansas City Chiefs (0-1) at Denver Broncos (1-0)
Colin: Broncos- Denver is just the better team.
Michael: Broncos- Thought KC was a fluke last year, proved me right. No difference this year.
James: Broncos – While sitting at 9-0 last year it was a loss to Denver that sent them into a spiral that they have still failed to escape.
Chicago Bears (0-1) at San Francisco 49ers (1-0)
Colin: 49ers- They looked unstoppable in Dallas last week, I don’t expect that to change very much.
Michael: Bears- Bears D is simply better, won’t have Dallas’ to run over. Also Chi needs to come back from a terrible week one loss.
James: 49ers – They rolled over a very bad Cowboys defense, now they face a defense that also looked very bad in week one.
Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) at Indianapolis Colts (0-1)
Colin: Eagles- No O-line is bad news for this Colts team.
Michael: Colts- This might be the best matchup coming up in week two, really a toss up for me but going with Indy at home.
James: Colts – Oh my, this is a tough one. This is also set to be a great game and I am sure to be dialed in on it.