NFL Week 2 Picks 2018 NFL Predictions Week 2: Baltimore Ravens 1-0-0 (-1) VS Cincinnati Bengals 1-0-0, Carolina Panthers 1-0-0 VS Atlanta Falcons 0-1-0 (-4), Indianapolis Colts 0-1-0 VS Washington Redskins 1-0-0 (-5.5), Houston Texans 0-1-0 (-2.5) VS Tennessee Titans 0-1-0, Philadelphia Eagles 1-0-0 (-3) VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-0-0, Kansas City Chiefs 1-0-0 VS Pittsburgh Steelers 0-0-1 (-5), Miami Dolphins 1-0-0 VS New York Jets 1-0-0 (-3), Los Angeles Chargers 0-1-0 (-7.5) VS Buffalo Bills 0-1-0, Minnesota Vikings 1-0-0 (-1) VS Green Bay Packers 1-0-0, Cleveland Browns 0-0-1 VS New Orleans Saints 0-1-0 (-8.5), Detroit Lions 0-1-0 VS San Francisco 49ers 0-1-0 (-5.5), Arizona Cardinals 0-1-0 VS Los Angeles Rams 1-0-0 (-12.5), New England Patriots 1-0-0 (-2) VS Jacksonville Jaguars 1-0-0, Oakland Raiders 0-1-0 VS Denver Broncos 1-0-0 (-6), New York Giants 0-1-0 VS Dallas Cowboys 0-1-0 (-3), Seattle Seahawks 0-1-0 VS Chicago Bears 0-1-0 (-3.5)

2018 NFL Week 2 Predictions



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Chris Ransom Last Updated: September 12, 2018.



Baltimore Ravens 1-0-0
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Cincinnati Bengals 1-0-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


Week 1 is in the books. I went 12-4 in week 1. Oren Shiri and Tanya Holmes both went 10-6 in week 1. Jason Bantle went 9-7 in week 1. Jesse Lucas started out very strong at 8-2 in the first ten games before picking teams like Seattle, Arizona, Dallas, Chicago, and Detroit before rebounding with the Rams to finish at 9-7 in week 1. Considering Oren, Tanya, and myself were 7-3 through the first ten, so Jesse did have the overall lead at one point. Everyone had a strong week 1, but now its time to move on to week 2.



Why the Baltimore Ravens Will Win: Baltimore was lights out versus Buffalo in week 1. Their defense stepped up. Joe Flacco played well with a good offensive line and may play well again with a strong offensive line against a much stingier Cincinnati pass rush compared to the unit they faced when Baltimore hosted Buffalo. They could end up duplicating what they did in week 1. Cincinnati is weak at right guard and right tackle. Baltimore has a lethal pass rush and could easily exploit the right side of Cincinnati's anemic offensive line.


Why the Cincinnati Bengals Will Win: Cincinnati does not have to deal with Jimmy Smith who is Baltimore's best cornerback. This makes A.J. Green's job a lot easier. With Pittsburgh and Cleveland tying, the winner of this game between the lone 1-0 teams in the AFC North will be off to a 2-0 start. That's why this is a huge game for both teams.


Prediction: Baltimore enters as a 1 point favorite. The minimum bet is $110 dollars, the maximum bet is $130 dollars with the average gambler betting around $120 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 44 points. I am going with Cincinnati to win and to cover with the over.


Final Score Bengals 27 Ravens 20





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Carolina Panthers 1-0-0
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Atlanta Falcons 0-1-0


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Why the Carolina Panthers Will Win: Carolina needs Luke Kuechly to ball out again and have at least 10 total tackles. Cam Newton doesn't have Greg Olsen to throw to now.


Why the Atlanta Falcons Will Win: Atlanta played sloppy and careless outdoors. They don't have Keanu Neal, but with Carolina losing Greg Olsen that pretty much kills the Panthers chances of winning this game. I expect Atlanta to regroup and win their home opener over the Carolina Panthers.


Prediction: Atlanta enters as a 5.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $205 dollars, the maximum bet is $245 dollars with the average gambler betting around $225 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 44 points. I am going with Atlanta to win and to cover with the under.


Final Score Falcons 28 Panthers 14





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Indianapolis Colts 0-1-0
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Washington Redskins 1-0-0


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Why the Indianapolis Colts Will Win: Indianapolis faces a Washington defense that I believe is a lot tougher then what Cincinnati has. Washington also has better cornerbacks then Cincinnati so I see Andrew Luck being limited in terms of success once again.


Why the Washington Redskins Will Win: Washington has the defense to limit what Andrew Luck does. As long as Alex Smith and Adrian Peterson play like they did last week then Washington should start 2-0. The offensive tackle tandem of Trent Williams at left tackle and Morgan Moses at right tackle is stronger then anything that the Colts have off the edge.


Prediction: Washington enters as a 5.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $205 dollars, the maximum bet is $245 dollars with the average gambler betting around $225 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 44 points. I am going with Washington to win and to cover with the under.


Final Score Redskins 24 Colts 14





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Houston Texans 0-1-0
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Tennessee Titans 0-1-0


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Why the Houston Texans Will Win: Houston played Martinas Rankin at left tackle with Julie'n Davenport at right tackle. Deshaun Watson's pass protection improved versus the New England Patriots as the game progressed. Houston has a lethal defense with J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney at 3-4 right outside linebacker, and Whitney Mercilus at 3-4 left outside linebacker.


Why the Tennessee Titans Will Win: Tennessee is dealing with a lot of injuries. Perhaps more then any other NFL team. Quarterback Marcus Mariota is injured. Offensive tackles Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin are both injured. Delanie Walker is on injured reserve at tight end and is out for the year. Derrick Morgan and Harold Landry are injured. Rashaan Evans injured. Jonathan Cyprien and Kevin Byard are injured at safety. Tennessee has great cornerback play with Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan, and Adoree Jackson at nickel cornerback. Injuries have depleted the Titans to the point where Houston may be a lock to win this game despite being the road team along with the fact that the Titans have a brand new coaching staff.


Prediction: Houston enters as a 5.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $110 dollars, the maximum bet is $130 dollars with the average gambler betting around $120 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 44 points. I am going with Houston to win and to cover with the under.


Final Score Texans 28 Titans 7





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Philadelphia Eagles 1-0-0
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-0-0


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Why the Philadelphia Eagles Will Win: Philadelphia heads into Tampa Bay without Alshon Jeffrey. Tampa Bay doesn't have Vernon Hargreaves III for the rest of the year either so that gives rookies Carlton Davis and M.J. Stewart an opportunity to shine.


Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Win: Ryan Fitzpatrick has a chance to guide Tampa Bay off to a 2-0 start with a home win. This will be Tampa Bay's first home game of the season so maybe the crowd will be into it after last weeks huge upset win over the New Orleans Saints.


Prediction: Philadelphia enters as a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $155 dollars, the maximum bet is $175 dollars with the average gambler betting around $165 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43.5 points. I am going with Philadelphia to win and to cover with the under.


Final Score Eagles 27 Buccaneers 14





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Kansas City Chiefs 1-0-0
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Pittsburgh Steelers 0-0-1


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Why the Kansas City Chiefs Will Win: I expect Patrick Mahomes to continue to ball out. He's got two backs including Kareem Hunt and Spencer Ware. Mahomes also has Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, and Travis Kelce as receiving options. Joe Haden, Pittsburgh's field cornerback may be out for this game so i expect a lot of offense by Kansas City now since their offensive tackle tandem of Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz can keep T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree in check.


Why the Pittsburgh Steelers Will Win: James Conner showed he could replace Le'Veon Bell. The Steelers still have Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown. Pittsburgh is gonna come into Heinz Field awfuly pissed after tying with the Cleveland Browns in week 1.


Prediction: Pittsburgh enters as a 5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $200 dollars, the maximum bet is $240 dollars with the average gambler betting around $220 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 52.5 points. I am going with Pittsburgh to win and Kansas City to cover with the over.


Final Score Steelers 35 Chiefs 34





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Miami Dolphins 1-0-0
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New York jets 1-0-0


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Why the Miami Dolphins Will Win: New York has a terrible offensive line. The pass rushing tandem of Robert Quinn and Cameron Wake off the edge could get the best of Sam Darnold. Miami has Xavien Howard, Cordrea Tankersley, and Bobby McCain in their secondary at cornerback with Rashad Jones at strong safety and Minkah Fitzpatrick as the starting free safety down the road. Miami has a formidable defense that showed up against the Titans in week 1. Kenyan Drake and Frank Gore should have more success running the football on the Lions.


Why the New York Jets Will Win: Ryan Tannehill is screwed if the Jets defense builds off of last week. New York has an extremely talented secondary that secured five interceptions on Matthew Stafford even with free safety Marcus Maye ruled inactive. The cornerback tandem of Trumaine Johnson and Morris Claiborne with Jamal Adams at strong safety was simply too much for Stafford to handle. Darron Lee dominated at 3-4 middle linebacker too.


Prediction: New York enters as a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $140 dollars, the maximum bet is $160 dollars with the average gambler betting around $150 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 44 points. I am going with New York to win and to cover with the under.


Final Score Jets 21 Dolphins 17





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Los Angeles Chargers 0-1-0
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Buffalo Bills 0-1-0


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Why the Los Angeles Chargers Will Win: The Chargers should destroy Buffalo. Philip Rivers slaughtered Buffalo last year. Los Angeles scored 28 points on Kansas City in a loss to the Chiefs. The Los Angeles Chargers have the offense, running game with Melvin Gordon, wide receivers, and offensive line to outscore the Bills.


Why the Buffalo Bills Will Win: Joey Bosa is out and that's Buffalo's only prayer. The Bills offensive line sucks. Nate Peterman did so bad with his five interceptions versus the Chargers, that Josh Allen is getting rushed into the starting lineup.


Prediction: Los Angeles enters as a 7.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $260 dollars, the maximum bet is $340 dollars with the average gambler betting around $300 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43 points. I am going with Los Angeles to win and to cover with the over.


Final Score Chargers 34 Bills 16





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Minnesota Vikings 1-0-0
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Green Bay Packers 1-0-0


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Why the Minnesota Vikings Will Win: Kirk Cousins faces a talented, yet inexperienced secondary. If Kirk Cousins can light it up while Dalvin Cook keeps Green Bay's run defense in check by getting 100 rushing yards, then Minnesota can win this game.


Why the Green Bay Packers Will Win: Green Bay has a pretty complete team except for the running game on offense. Minnesota has a pretty complete team for that matter as well.


Prediction: Minnesota enters as a 1 point favorite. The minimum bet is $100 dollars, the maximum bet is $120 dollars with the average gambler betting around $110 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 46 points. I am going with Green Bay to win and to cover with the over.


Final Score Packers 31 Vikings 28





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Cleveland Browns 0-0-1
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New Orleans Saints 0-1-0


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Why the Cleveland Browns Will Win: Cleveland was extremely unfortunate to get a tie against the Steelers. They should have won their home opener after winning the turnover battle versus Pittsburgh. Cleveland's defense is far more formidable then I realized. Denzel Ward balled out and I thought he'd suck to the point where I handed the Browns an F grade for drafting him.


Why the New Orleans Saints Will Win: New Orleans scored 40 points on Tampa Bay and lost. Cleveland's defense is more formidable then Tampa Bay's which is why I can't see Drew Brees dropping 40 on the Browns. Michael Thomas has a height advantage over Denzel Ward plus I doubt New Orleans opens up that sloppy defensively after getting embarassed by Tampa Bay. I expect New Orleans to give the Browns hell.


Prediction: New Orleans enters as a 8.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $330 dollars, the maximum bet is $410 dollars with the average gambler betting around $370 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 50 points. I am going with New Orleans to win and to cover with the under.


Final Score Saints 35 Browns 13




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Detroit Lions 0-1-0
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San Francisco 49ers 0-1-0


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  1. Alabama Crimson Tide

    Alabama is the defending champion. Nick Saban is once again the biggest pimp in College Football.





  2. Clemson Tigers

    At #2 we have the Clemson Tigers. Clemson beat Alabama to win the 2017 College Football Playoff. Alabama beat Clemson in the Semifinals of the 2018 College Football Playoff.





  3. Georgia

    Georgia has Jake Frohm. They want to redeem themselves after last seasons letdown versus Alabama.





  4. Ohio State Buckeyes

    Outside of Nick Saban, Urban Meyer is the biggest pimp in College Football. Urban went from a pimp coaching Ohio State to a suspended pimp.






Why the Detroit Lions Will Win: Detroit simply got embarassed by the Jets in their home opener. Luckily for Detroit, they don't have to worry about Reuben Foster. If their running game clicks this week and Stafford manages the game well without turnovers then Patricia can give the Lions some confidence heading into a showdown with the New England Patriots.


Why the San Francisco 49ers Will Win: I feel like this game will have playoff implications because both the Lions and 49ers can finish strong, but both are going to get off to slow starts due to tough schedules early in the season. Jimmy Garoppolo has Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey buying him time in the pocket. This defensive line can be formidable, but Detroit's defense isn't nearly as intimidating as the Minnesota Vikings defense that had their way with Jimmy Garoppolo in week 1.


Prediction: San Francisco enters as a 5.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $210 dollars, the maximum bet is $250 dollars with the average gambler betting around $230 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 47.5 points. I am going with San Francisco to win and to cover with the over.


Final Score 49ers 35 Lions 24





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Arizona Cardinals 0-1-0
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Los Angeles Rams 1-0-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the Arizona Cardinals Will Win: I was gonna give Arizona 20 points if they started Josh Rosen. Now I'm only giving them 13. The Rams are my survivor pick for week 2. If you listened to me and picked the Saints as your survivor team last week tough tomatoes.


Why the Los Angeles Rams Will Win: Outside of their linebacker play at 3-4 outside and 3-4 middle linebacker, you can argue this is a very complete team on paper. Los Angeles gets three home games in a row after a road game versus the Oakland Raiders, and I think the Rams can easily win all three of those games.


Prediction: Los Angeles enters as a 12.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $600 dollars, the maximum bet is $1,000 dollars with the average gambler betting around $800 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 46.5 points. I am going with Los Angeles to win and to cover with the over.


Final Score Rams 34 Cardinals 13





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New England Patriots 1-0-0
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Jacksonville Jaguars 1-0-0


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Haha. Buffalo benched him after one start. Now you get Josh Allen who isn't much better. Allen has a better arm, but his accuracy needs to be cleaned up still.




Wow. That's actually pretty damn savage. Billy Football is still salty about Super Bowl 52. I mean he ran up the score on the Eagles in a preseason game for crying out loud.




So this is how you talk to former offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien. Ok then.




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Why the New England Patriots Will Win: New England will go into Jacksonville facing a tough defense that tested them throughout the AFC Championship Game. Leonard Fournette may be out and that is what will ultimately propel New England to a week 2 win over Jacksonville.


Why Jacksonville Jaguars Will Win: Jacksonville is pissed and they want revenge after last years melt down in the AFC Championship Game. Without Leonard Fournette and a much weaker wide receiver core, I just can't see them beating New England right now, even with a defense this good. They barely got by the Giants without Leonard Fournette for most of the game.


Prediction: New England enters as a 2 point favorite. The minimum bet is $110 dollars, the maximum bet is $130 dollars with the average gambler betting around $120 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 45 points. I am going with New England to win and to cover with the under.


Final Score Patriots 19 Jaguars 16





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Oakland Raiders 0-1-0
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Denver Broncos 1-0-0


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All ten teams in the BFFL League have team logos. I'll use this section to rank where the 10 teams stand on Yahoo.



  1. Brees Nutz 1-0

    Mitch Pabst owner of Brees Nutz dodged a bullet when Ezekiel Elliott avoided his suspension. Mitch used a third round keeper on Todd Gurley and a seventeenth round keeper on Alvin Kamara. Mitch doesn't have Drew Brees, but he replaced Brees with Aaron Rodgers. This team has DaVante Adams, Adam Theilen, and Allen Robinson along with Jimmy Graham as his tight end and Matthew Stafford as his number two quarterback. Last years league champion looks like the heavy favorite to be the first BFFL league member to repeat since the league went to ten teams as the BFFL enters year sixteen. Brees Nutz won Bantle Bowl III last year, and this team reminds me of Jimmy Dicken's team a few years ago when he entered Bantle bowl II as the defending Champ before Jason got even with Jimmy after Dicken won the leagues first Bantle Bowl. Mitch led the BFFL with 186.58 fantasy points last week and is projected to score over 170 points in the next two weeks with back-to-back contests versus Team MouseRat.





  2. The Chosen Ones 1-0

    Our league commissioner used a keeper on Cam Newton and got Tom Brady in the second round. Jason Bantle has a stacked team because I decided to wager Leonard Fournette in hopes of Jason getting Joe Mixon in the fourth round, but because of that, I ended up moving up for Drew Brees. Bantle got Fournette and still managed to trade for Joe Mixon. His receiving core consists of Tyreek Hill, Brandin Cooks, and Sammy Watkins. Bantle could have eclipsed 200 fantasy points if he benched Leonard Fournette for James Conner. Just want to put that in hindsight. I honestly think Jason has the best chance of anyone in the league to supplant Mitch thanks to me being an idiot and mortaging Fournette through a friendly little wager, and Jason won the league two years ago back in 2016. Bantle won 173-105 in the biggest blowout in week 1.





  3. Gangster Squad 1-0

    Despite being an underdog versus Team MouseRat, I ended up winning with 168 points in week 1. The decision to trade for Drew Brees paid off in week 1. The other player I used a keeper on was a fourteenth round keeper on Jared Goff. I also have Melvin Gordon, Golden Tate, T.Y. Hilton, Cooper Kupp, Chris Hogan, and Michael Crabtree. Royce Freeman is my number two running back behind Melvin Gordon. I started Jack Doyle over George Kittle and somehow ended up winning in week 1. Now I play an Avengers team that is only favored by 6 against me instead of 20 thanks to Le'Veon Bell's holdout. The crazy thing is my team isn't favored until week 11, but things can change once I adjust my lineup.





  4. Taco Corp 1-0

    Last year three of the five league owners Brees Nutz, H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes, and Anti Bantle all started 1-0 and made the playoffs. Taco Corp started 1-0 before Odell Beckham Jr.'s season ending injury. To make matters worse, Taco Corp gets a stacked Chosen Ones team this weekend. They get me in week 4 too. Taco Corp could emerge as one of the top teams in the league by the end of the month, but rest assured it will be an uphill battle for them.





  5. H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes 1-0

    H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes began the year with 169.68 points on last years defending champions The Chosen Ones. I can't argue with Heath Berman's team being ranked first overall after laying down an impressive 169.68-114.46 win over last years champs.





  6. Car RamRod 1-0

    Andrew Kermish one of the co hosts from our podcast is 1-0. Kerm is doing better then his favorite NFL team the Dallas Cowboys. He's an underdog in week 2 and plays my team in week 3. It's too early to say what happens after one week.





  7. Avengers 0-1

    Avengers drafted a really good team that lost the League Title to Brees Nutz last year. Thanks to Le'Veon Bell's holdout, they lost in week 1. this team is my week 2 opponent, but with a win versus Gangster Squad, they can re-enter the playoff conversation. A week 2 loss to me puts them in a bit of a jam until Bell ends his holdout. Avengers scored 176 points and lost to Brees Nutz in a week 1 rematch of last years Bantle Bowl. This team could easily regroup and get the final wild card even with an 0-2 start. They could also end up beating me and moving up to third in the standings with a statement win this weekend.





  8. TD Sprinkles 0-1

    Its like Flow from Progressive says "Sorry Jimmy Sprinkles are for winners."





  9. Team Mouserat 0-1

    Mark drafted a really good team featuring Julio Jones, Saquon Barkley, and Odell Beckham Jr. The thing is he made the same rookie mistake I did last season when I neglected the quarterback position in a two quarterback league. He needed to win as the favorite over me because now Mark plays Mitch in weeks 2 and 3. If Mitch wins both of those games, Mark will be 0-3 and will have a daunting task ahead of him. Mark could win it all as a 4 seed like Jimmy Dicken and Jason Bantle did when they won the first two Bantle Bowls, but at the same time, how many owners can come back from an 0-3 start which is why I don't see this team making a playoff push even though they are a threat if they somehow squeak in.





  10. RES Express 0-1

    Riley, the owner of RES Express is replacing Anti Bantle in the league. I'm not sure what Anti Bantle did to piss off the rest of the league, but its not my business to comment on.





  11. H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes 0-1

    H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes had the leagues best record at this point after one week last year in 2017. Now H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes has the worst record. A transformation from first to worst. Talk about receiving the Sacko.






Why the Oakland Raiders Will Win: Oakland looked awful versus the Rams without Khalil Mack. I don't think they have a prayer versus Denver this weekend.


Why the Denver Broncos Will Win: Denver should be able to pick apart Oakland. I expect this bloodbath to be pretty ugly. In fact, I won't be surprised if Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, and Courtland Sutton all exceed 100 receiving yards versus the Oakland Raiders. Denver's receivers are that good and Oakland's secondary is that bad.


Prediction: Denver enters as a 6 point favorite. The minimum bet is $220 dollars, the maximum bet is $260 dollars with the average gambler betting around $240 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 45 points. I am going with Denver to win and to cover with the under.


Final Score Broncos 31 Raiders 13





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New York Giants 0-1-0
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Dallas Cowboys 0-1-0


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The Dallas Cowboys are now 38-28 under Bill Lumbergh. Lumbergh enters year five as the Dallas Cowboys GM with a 1-2 record in the Playoffs after winning a playoff game in his first year as a GM. If Lumbergh can't right the ship, I'm open to making a new ficitional character the Cowboys GM.




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Why the New York Giants Will Win: New York has a way more lethal team then Dallas. Their offense features Saquon Barkley, Odell Beckham Jr., and Evan Engram. Dallas only has Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. You saw how lost the Cowboys were without Jason Witten or Dez Bryant.


Why the Dallas Cowboys Will Win: Dallas may end up doing more offensively since this is their home opener. This is a huge game for both NFC East teams because whoever loses this game falls to 0-2 and is most likely the bottom feeder in the NFC East Division this season.


Prediction: Dallas enters as a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $135 dollars, the maximum bet is $155 dollars with the average gambler betting around $145 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 42.5 points. I am going with New York to win and to cover with the over.


Final Score Giants 28 Cowboys 27





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Seattle Seahawks 0-1-0
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Chicago Bears 0-1-0


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I just cannot stand ESPN's Monday Night Football Coverage. Monday Night Football On KDKA is back with Bob Pompieni, Mark Madden, and Andrew Filiponi. Tonight the gang is in Chicago.


Pompieni: Welcome to Monday Night Football. Bob Pompieni along with Mark Madden and Andrew Filiponi covering ESPN Monday Night Football on KDKA from Denver. Mark what are your thoughts on this game?

Madden: Welcome to Chicago. This may be the best Bears defense I've seen in a long time. Khalil Mack made Aaron Rodgers look like Steve Irwin after he got stung by Sting Rays.

Filiponi: Steve Irwin rolled over and died. He didn't lead no fourth quarter comeback like Aaron Rodgers after trailing 20-3 after three quarters of play.

Pompieni: Mark, who do you like in tonights game and why.

Madden: I like the Bears Bob. This defense is so lethal that they could have an affiar with Russell Wilson's wife and they wouldn't get caught. Like that's how lethal this defense is.

Filiponi: Russell Wilson had way more problems with the Broncos defense. If Denver's defense can't stop Ciara from cheating on Russell Wislon, what makes you think this Bears defense fares any better. I like Seattle tonight Bob.

Pompieni: Tonights game is brought to you buy Wrigley Field. We cover Pittsburgh Sports and we want to remind the Pirates just how bad they are by promoting their division rival with the Chicago Cubs.

Madden: No tonights game is brought to you buy Steve Bartman. He sabotaged the Cubs chances at a World Series and even though the Cubs broke the 108 year drought, I still feel like bringing up Bartman.

Filiponi: Mark, did you ever hear about the time Steve Bartman interfered with a game at Wrigley Field? A streaker ran onto the field, and Bartman kept security from apprehending them only to be escorted out with the streaker the same way he interfered with that foul ball in the 2003 NLCS.

Pompieni: The Cubs broke their drought. What did Steve Bartman do to deserve lip from you assholes? We'll be back with kickoff after these messages and constant Cubs advertisements.



Why the Seattle Seahawks Will Win: To be honest, I was initially leaning Seattle in this game. Now I'm leaning Chicago after watching Russell Wilson struggle versus Denver. Chicago may not be as lethal as Denver, but they nearly put a hit on Aaron Rodgers in week 1.


Why the Chicago Bears Will Win: Chicago has a lethal defense. As long as Mitchell Trubisky avoids mistakes, Chicago may do enough to win this week on Monday Night Football.


Prediction: Chicago enters as a 3.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $155 dollars, the maximum bet is $175 dollars with the average gambler betting around $165 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43.5 points. I am going with Chicago to win and to cover with the over.


Final Score Bears 24 Seahawks 20





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