Entering the second week, we find out how much of Week 1 was a window into the future, and how much was complete nonsense.
All odds courtesy of OddsShark.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers (-7)
The Panthers (0-1) and Buccaneers (0-1) desperately need this game. The difference is one team has a former MVP playing quarterback, and the other one eats Ws and throws interceptions non-stop. Easy pick.
Pick: Carolina 32, Tampa Bay 20
Arizona Cardinals at Baltimore Ravens (-13)
The Ravens (1-0) should certainly win this game, but the Cardinals (0-0-1) have to be operating with confidence after rallying from an 18-point deficit against the Lions in Week 1 to earn a tie. Baltimore wins, but Arizona fights.
Pick: Baltimore 26, Arizona 16
Buffalo Bills (-1.5) at New York Giants
A rematch of Super Bowl XXV. The Bills (1-0) are playing at MetLife Stadium for the second straight week, while the Giants (0-1) are set for the home opener. Buffalo is the better team, but Josh Allen is erratic. Taking the underdog.
Pick: New York 23, Buffalo 21
Dallas Cowboys (-5) at Washington Redskins
The Cowboys (1-0) are going to win, but the Redskins (0-1) showed fight in Philadelphia and do so again here. Dallas should be able to move the ball consistently against a weak secondary, but look for Washington to cover with some back-door points.
Pick: Dallas 31, Washington 27
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans (-3)
Are the Titans (1-0) as good as their 30-point win over the Browns indicates? Probably not, but Tennessee has a real defense and can pound the ball. The Colts (0-1) lost in overtime against the Chargers in Week 1, but would have won if Adam Vinatieri didn’t miss three kicks. Should come down to which limited quarterbacks makes the most plays.
Pick: Tennessee 19, Indianapolis 16