PFT’s Week 2 2022 NFL picks

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I will lead early.

In week one, MDS and I disagreed on 4 video games. I went 3-1. Within the first two video games, they have been forward.

This week, we modify 5 of the 16 video games.

I went to 9-6-1. He was 7-8-1. In opposition to the unfold, I went 7-9. MDS was 4-12.

Scroll via this week’s picks. In case you are betting in opposition to the unfold, do the alternative of what we advocate.

Charger of Chiefs (+4).

Acquiring MDS: The Chiefs have been my preseason decide to win the Tremendous Bowl, and nothing I noticed in Week 1 modified my thoughts.

MDS choice: 28 chiefs, 17 chargers.

Takes Florio’s home: Chargers are good. Bosses are higher. And executives are additional motivated. Whereas quarterback Patrick Mahomes could not hit just like the LA Cardinals (54 p.c of drop backs), Mahomes and the Chiefs are able to run the offense to perfection.

Florio’s alternative: 31 heads, 20 chargers.

Jets (+6) at Browns.

Acquiring MDS: The Browns are poised to start out 2-0 for the primary time since 1993, and so they’ll do it in opposition to a Jets workforce that appears headed for a disastrous season.

MDS choice: Browns 27, Jets 17.

Takes Florio’s home: The Brownie the Elf badge alone is nice for 10 factors. It additionally helps in getting an awesome operating recreation and a suffocating protection. Brown simply must shut groups down within the second half.

Florio’s alternative: Browns 24, Jets 10.

Commanders (+2) in lions

Acquiring MDS: The Lions are favored for the primary time in over a 12 months, however I like Carson Wentz to outplay Jared Goff and upset the Commanders down the street.

MDS choice: Commander 21, Sinha 20.

Takes Florio’s home: The highest two picks in 2016 are mixed with the primary decide of his second workforce and his third workforce. This can be a toss up at finest. Because the Lions haven’t got many clear possibilities to win this season, I will take them to an in depth one.

Florio’s alternative: Lions 23, Commanders 20.

Buccaneers (-3) at Saints

Acquiring MDS: The Buccaneers’ protection appeared excellent within the opener in opposition to the Cowboys, and I believe they’re going to possible shut down Jameis Winston on Sunday.

MDS choice: Buccaneers 20, Saints 10.

Takes Florio’s home: I hold choosing the Bucs on this sequence, and so they hold dropping. The Saints appear to have found out the best way to decelerate Byron Leftwich’s offense. That activity is made simpler with 5 Tampa Bay receivers injured.

Florio’s alternative: Saints 27, Bucks 21.

Panthers (+2.5) at Giants

Acquiring MDS: Can the Giants actually begin this season 2-0? I do not suppose so. Baker pulls Mayfield and the Panthers into an upset.

MDS choice: Panthers 27, Giants 17.

Takes Florio’s home: Ben McAdoo Revenge Sport! It will not be sufficient, not with operating again Saquon Barkley returning to his 2018 kind.

Florio’s alternative: Giants 24, Panthers 20.

Patriots (-1.5) at Steelers.

Acquiring MDS: The Patriots’ Matt Patricia/Joe Decide-led offense appears harmful, whereas the Steelers’ protection appears nice. TJ Watt’s harm hurts, however I nonetheless see the Steelers pulling house an upset.

MDS choice: Steelers 19, Patriots 16.

Takes Florio’s home: Possibly Invoice Belichick unintentionally sends congratulatory messages to Brian Daboll after the Steelers, Mike Tomlin and Brian Flores shut out the Patriots.

Florio’s alternative: Steelers 20, Patriots 13.

Colts (-4) at Jaguars.

Acquiring MDS: The Colts have traditionally had unhealthy luck in Jacksonville, however this time I like them to close down Trevor Lawrence and get a low-scoring win.

MDS choice: Colts 17, Jaguars 14.

Takes Florio’s home: If the Colts blow this one, Jim Irsay would possibly hearth Frank Reich within the locker room.

Florio’s alternative: Colts 24, Jaguars 17.

Dolphins at Ravens (+3.5).

Acquiring MDS: Each groups appeared good in Week 1, however I am extra bought on Lamar Jackson having an even bigger 12 months than I’m on Tua Tagovailoa. I just like the Ravens to win this comfortably.

MDS choice: Ravens 28, Dolphins 14.

Takes Florio’s home: Final 12 months, the Dolphins fummoxed the Ravens offense by hitting the road crowd. The Ravens will likely be up for it this time.

Florio’s alternative: Ravens 24, Dolphins 20.

Hawks at Rams (+10.5).

Acquiring MDS: The Rams acquired off to an unsightly begin this season, and I significantly doubt they will repeat as Tremendous Bowl champions, however I am choosing them to win in opposition to the Falcons, who fell aside in Week 1.

MDS choice: Rams 24, Falcons 20.

Takes Florio’s home: The Rams could have extra work to do to get again to the place they have been a 12 months in the past, however they’re going to be prepared in week two to reverse the notion that they are down and may’t stand up.

Florio’s alternative: Rams 34, Falcons 20.

Seahawks (+10) 49ers

Acquiring MDS: I believe the 49ers are higher than they appeared on Sunday and the Seahawks are worse than they appeared on Monday. A correction is due.

MDS choice: 49ers 24, Seahawks 17.

Takes Florio’s home: Generally, I marvel on the sanity and composure of the linemen. (Linemen are often amazed at my sanity and composure when choosing performs.) Whereas the Seahawks often do effectively in opposition to the 49ers, Trae Lance continues to be an enormous query mark.

Florio’s alternative: Seahawks 20, 49ers 17.

Bengals (-7.5) and Cowboys

Acquiring MDS: It is arduous to see the Cowboys successful many video games with Cooper Rush at quarterback. The Bengals ought to cruise to a straightforward win after their first lack of the week.

MDS choice: Bengals 30, Cowboys 13.

Takes Florio’s home: This could possibly be worse than a 17-point margin. Dallas’ finest likelihood comes from Micah Parsons harassing Joe Burrow greater than Aaron Donald did within the Tremendous Bowl.

Florio’s alternative: Bengals 30, Cowboys 13.

Texans (+10) at Broncos.

Acquiring MDS: The Broncos’ first lack of the week wasn’t as unhealthy because it appeared. They will not undergo the identical destiny Monday night time once they misplaced two fumbles on the 1-yard line. They need to simply beat the Texans.

MDS choice: Broncos 28, Texans 10.

Takes Florio’s home: The Broncos have numerous work to do, together with getting performs in control. However even when Houston retains it pretty shut – they need to be capable of serve at house. Nonetheless, if Nathaniel Hackett loses to the Texans, he must take care of offended Arkansans.

Florio’s alternative: Broncos 20, Texans 13.

Cardinals (+5.5) at Raiders.

Acquiring MDS: The Cardinals appeared terrible in Week 1, which did not assist issues after coach Kliff Kingsbury criticized the workforce’s observe habits. It is simple to see this factor going proper in a rush.

MDS choice: Raiders 24, Cardinals 21.

Takes Florio’s home: The Cardinals could possibly be on the point of catastrophe this 12 months. After beginning 10-2 final 12 months, he’s 0-2 this 12 months.

Florio’s alternative: Raiders 34, Cardinals 21.

Bears at Packers (+10).

Acquiring MDS: The Packers will bounce again from an unsightly week, identical to they did final 12 months.

MDS choice: Packers 27, Bears 20.

Takes Florio’s home: Inexperienced Bay has trigger for concern. They need to be adequate to deal with a Bears workforce that acquired its last expertise equalizer final week within the type of a Noah-worthy rain occasion.

Florio’s alternative: Packers 31, Bears 17.

Titans (+10) at Payments

Acquiring MDS: The Titans aren’t as unhealthy as they appeared final week and the Payments aren’t as unstoppable as they appeared final week. The Payments will win, however nearer than individuals suppose.

MDS choice: Payments 28, Titans 24.

Takes Florio’s home: The Buffalo Payments are the Blues Brothers. They’re on a mission from God.

Florio’s alternative: Payments 38, Titans 24.

Vikings (+2) at Eagles.

Acquiring MDS: Justin Jefferson and AJ Brown appeared like the 2 finest receivers in soccer in Week 1, and I believe each may have large video games in Week 2. The late Jefferson landing wins it for the street workforce.

MDS choice: Vikings 28, Eagles 21.

Takes Florio’s home: The Vikings have improved, however beating Philly of their house opener is hardly anticipated this early within the season.

Florio’s alternative: Eagles 24, Vikings 21.

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