Well Week 1 is in the books and I survived to pick again this week, albeit with significantly shorter finger nails after the slow start from the Philadelphia Eagles in their 34-17 victory at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Others in the Pool however were not so lucky with 279 of the 889 entrants eliminated in the very first week. The majority of the victims suffered at the hands of the Chicago Bears 23-20 overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills, which claimed 195 entrants. Gotta love gambling against a bunch of homers!
Week 2 has three very safe options to go with, but one team stands out above the rest. You could go with the heavily favored Denver Broncos, fresh off an impressive performance on Sunday night vs the Indianapolis Colts. The Broncos are favored by 13 over the Kansas City Chiefs at home and should get the job done, but I would like to save them for later on in the season. Another good option is the New Orleans Saints to take care of business on the road against the Cleveland Browns. Luckily for the Saints the Browns do not have the firepower that the Falcons have and should score enough to win this game. The team I will be picking is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The St. Louis Rams made the Vikings look like a Super Bowl contender last week and it looks like Austin Taylor is going to get his first ever NFL start Sunday in Tampa. The Bucs will be looking to bounce back after a tough loss to Carolina in Week 1. Josh McCown should enjoy the extra time he will have to throw the ball with Chis Long out for 8-10 weeks for the Rams and that Tampa defense should be able to shut down the Rams' mediocre offense.