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NFL Picks Week 2: What Game Will Be the Upset of the Week?

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 12:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots passes during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on September 12, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Dan PennwynCorrespondent ISeptember 15, 2011

The first week of the 2011 NFL season is in the books and as fun and exciting as each game was, it’s time to focus on Week 2. Teams like the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens and Green Bay Packers (among others) all started the season off with a check mark in the win column, as were expected.

Among the unexpected wins, Week 1 embraced teams such as the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans who both won their games in dominating fashion.

Below are my predictions on each NFL game for the second week of the season, what teams do I see continuing their winning ways who won’t, and who will regress in Week 2? Read on to find out!

 

Seahawks (0-1) @ Steelers (0-1)

Week 1 results

Steelers: Lost 35-7 to Baltimore Ravens

Seahawks: Lost 33-17 to San Francisco 49ers

Week 2 Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 11:  Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills throws the ball down the field against the Kansas City Chiefs during the third quarter on September 11, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  The Bills b
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Raiders (1-0) @ Bills (1-0)

Week 1 results

Bills: Defeated Kansas City Chiefs 41-7

Raiders: Defeated Denver Broncos 23-20

Week 2 Prediction: Buffalo Bills

 

Cardinals (1-0) @ Redskins (1-0)

Week 1 results

Cardinals: Defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-21

Redskins: Defeated New York Giants 28-14

Week 2 Prediction: Arizona Cardinals

 

Buccaneers (0-1) @ Vikings (0-1)

Week 1 results

Vikings: Lost 24-17 to San Diego Chargers

Expect McNabb to rebound in week 2.
Expect McNabb to rebound in week 2.Donald Miralle/Getty Images

Buccaneers: Lost 27-20 to Detroit Lions

Week 2 Prediction: Minnesota Vikings

 

Jaguars (1-0) @ Jets (1-0)

Week 1 results

Jaguars: Defeated Tennessee Titans 16-14

Jets: Defeated Dallas Cowboys 2-24

Week 2 Prediction: New York Jets

 

Bears (1-0) @ Saints (0-1)

Week 1 results

Bears: Defeated Atlanta Falcons 30-12

Saints: Lost 42-34 to Green Bay Packers

Week 2 Prediction: New Orleans Saints

 

Indianapolis will have their hands full.
Indianapolis will have their hands full.Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Browns (0-1) @ Colts (0-1)

Week 1 results

Browns: Lost 27-17 to the Cincinnati Bengals

Colts: Lost 34-7 to Houston Texans

Week 2 Prediction: Cleveland Browns (upset of the week)

 

Chiefs (0-1) @ Lions (1-0)

Week 1 results

Chiefs: Lost 41-7 to Buffalo Bills

Lions: Defeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-20

Week 2 Prediction: Detroit Lions

 

Ravens (1-0) @ Titans (0-1)

Week 1 results

Ravens: Defeated Pittsburgh Steelers 35-7

no-brainer!
no-brainer!Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Titans: Lost 14-16 to Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 2 Prediction: Baltimore Ravens

 

Packers (1-0) @ Panthers (0-1)

Week 1 results

Packers: Defeated New Orleans Saints 42-34

Panthers: Lost 28-21 to Arizona Cardinals

Week 2 Prediction: Green Bay Packers

 

Cowboys (0-1) @ 49ers (1-0)

Week 1 results

Cowboys: Lost 27-24 to New York Jets

49ers: Defeated Seattle Seahawks 33-17

Week 2 Prediction: Dallas Cowboys

 

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 11:  Anthony Collins #73 celebrates with Jermaine Gresham #84 of the Cincinnati Bengals after Gresham scored a touchdown during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Stadium season opener on September 11
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Bengals (1-0) @ Broncos (0-1)

Week 1 results

Bengals: Defeated Cleveland Browns 27-17

Broncos: Lost 23-20 to the Oakland Raiders

Week 2 Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals

 

Texans (1-0) @ Dolphins (0-1)

Week 1 results

Texans: Defeated Indianapolis Colts 34-7

Dolphins: Lost 38-24 to the New England Patriots

Week 2 Prediction: Houston Texans

 

Chargers (1-0) @ Patriots (1-0)

Week 1 results

Chargers: Defeated Minnesota Vikings 24-17

ST. LOUIS - SEPTEMBER 11: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass against St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on September 11, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Patriots: Defeated the Miami Dolphins 38-24

Week 2 Prediction: New England Patriots

 

Eagles (1-0) @ Falcons (0-1)

Week 1 results

Eagles: Defeated St. Louis Rams 31-13

Falcons: Lost 30-12 to Chicago Bears

Week 2 Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles

 

St. Louis Rams (0-1) @ New York Giants (0-1)–Monday Night Football

Week 1 results:

Rams: Lost 31-13 to Philadelphia Eagles

Giants: Lost 28-14 to Washington Redskins

Week 2 Prediction: New York Giants

 

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