Welcome back NFL Fans! Predictions by @TheBrysh are back, and we are ready to uncover our Week 2 forecast for the 2022 NFL Season. Point Spreads are courtesy of DraftKings Nation, and are up to date as of the article writing. Week 1 is history and @TheBrysh was 8/15 on straight up picks, not great for an opening week, but still over .500. The Texans against Colts game was a tie, and so I consider it a “push”. Lets see what the upcoming week has in store for us, and what upsets and blowouts are predicted.
NFL Week 2
Thursday Night Game
LA Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs (-3.5) – The KC Chiefs looked very convincing last week wiping out the Cardinals 44-21. The Chargers squeaked out a win over the Raiders 24-19, but the Chiefs will convince everyone in Week 2 by beating the Chargers 41-28.
Sunday Early Games
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3) @ New Orleans Saints – The New Orleans Saints have beaten the Buccaneers the last 7 times they faced the. This year I predict that QB Tom Brady and his Buc’s take it to the Saints 32-22.
NY Jets @ Cleveland Browns (-6) – Jets QB Zach Wilson is out this week, replaced by inconsistent Joe Flacco. The Browns seem to be capable of winning without QB Deshaun Watson, so look for Cleveland to win this one 31-18.
Miami Dolphins @ Baltimore Ravens (-3.5) – The Dolphins are good, but are they that good? Miami has a solid defense, but can they contain Raven’s QB Lamar Jackson? This promises to be a great matchup, and I go with a Ravens win 30-24.
Washington Commanders @ Detroit Lions (-2.5) – Both of these teams are projected to be last in their divisions. The Lions have not been favored to win a game in 1.5 years, but in Week 2 they beat the Commanders 28-26.
Carolina Panthers @ NY Giants (-2.5) – Will Panthers QB Baker Mayfield be able to put in a full day’s work this week after a slow start against the Browns? The Giants beat the Panthers last season, and I believe they will this week 25-21.
New England Patriots (-1.5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers – A poor performance by the Patriots last week has the critics scoffing, while the Steelers defeated the AFC Champion Bengals. Bill Belichick will coach the Pat’s to a 26-23 victory.
Indianapolis Colts (-4) @ Jacksonville Jaguars – Matt Ryan’s premiere as QB for the Colts was a 352 yard success, although they didn’t come away with a win. The Jag’s couldn’t even compete with the lowly Commanders, Colts win easily 31-17.
Sunday Late Games
Atlanta Falcons @ LA Rams (-10.5) – Just like the Bengals, the LA Rams are still hungover from the Super Bowl. Atlanta performed valiantly against the Saints last week, but they can’t compete with the Rams. I give this one to the LA Rams 27-21.
Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49’ers (-9) – The critics have vastly underestimated the Seahawks, now without franchise QB Russell Wilson. San Fran blew a soft game with the Bears, I am going with an UPSET, Seahawks win 24-23.
Cincinnati Bengals (-7.5) @ Dallas Cowboys – The Bengals are still reeling from their Super Bowl hangover. The Dallas Cowboys are underestimated this season. This is a strong candidate for an UPSET, so I am going with the Cowboys 31-24.
Houston Texans @ Denver Broncos (-9.5) – The Houston Texans were lucky to come away without a loss in week 1. This week Denver will put an end to unnecessary penalties and poor play calling, Broncos win 25-16.
Arizona Cardinals @ Las Vegas Raiders (-6) – Too much hype has gone into the mystique of the LA/Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders. The Cardinals are the most talented team in the NFC West, while the Raiders are quite ordinary. I’m taking another UPSET, Cardinals to win 28-25.
Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers (-10) – The Packers are banking on LB Quay Walker returning to the field against Chicago this week. The Bears
Monday Night Games
Tennessee Titans @ Buffalo Bills (-10) – The Buffalo Bills are still the team to beat in the American Conference. The Titans are motivated after losing to the lowly NY Giants, but that won’t make up for the overwhelming talent of the Bills who take it 34-18.
Minnesota Vikings @ Philadelphia Eagles (-2.5) – Both of these teams are playoff contenders, that is undisputed. The Vike’s beatdown the Packers last week, but the Eagles looked strong offensively against the Lions, so I’ll put money on Philadelphia 35-29.
Written by: Jack Cameron @TheBrysh