Certainly, I didn’t have a great start to my 2021 NFL selections in Week 1.
I was an ugly 7-9. My pick in the survivor pool that I play as part of The Daily Gazette’s U Pick ‘Em contest, the Tennessee Titans, got smoked at home by the Arizona Cardinals.
One pick that I was happy that I was wrong was picking the Atlanta Falcons over my Philadelphia Eagles. After a sloppy first half by both teams, the Eagles dominated the second half and posted an easy 32-6 victory. Does that mean I’m ready to pick them to win Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers? Not yet.
I hope I can do better this week.
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Here are my picks for Week 2.
Washington 21, N.Y. Giants 14
New England 23, N.Y. Jets 21
Denver 27, Jacksonville 19
Buffalo 24, Miami 21
San Francisco 30, Philadelphia 27
L.A. Rams 34, Indianapolis 20
Pittsburgh 28, Las Vegas 24
Cincinnati 31, Chicago 17
Cleveland 38, Houston 20
New Orleans 27, Carolina 16
Arizona 34, Minnesota 14
Tampa Bay 37, Atlanta 10
Seattle 28, Tennessee 16
Dallas 34, L.A. Chargers 31
Kansas City 37, Baltimore 24
Green Bay 17, Detroit 14
WEEK 2 TV SCHEDULE
(Subject to change)
NFL Network — N.Y. Giants at Washington, 8:20 p.m. (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink).
FOX23 (WXXA) — Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. (Brandon Gaudin, Matt Millen, Sarah Kustok).
CBS6 (WRGB) — New England at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. (Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins); Dallas at L.A. Chargers, 4:25 p.m. (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson).
DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET — Houston at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta, AJ Ross); Las Vegas at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn); Denver at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (Spero Dedes/Jay Feely); San Francisco at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Shannon Spake); L.A. Rams at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Lindsay Czarniak); New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m. (Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Jennifer Hale); Cincinnati at Chicago, 1 p.m. (Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin); Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 4:05 p.m. (Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Pam Oliver); Minnesota at Arizona (Gus Johnson, Aqib Talib, Megan Olivi); Tennessee at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. (Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Sherree Burruss).
NBC13 (WNYT) — Kansas City at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya).
ESPN — Detroit at Green Bay, 8:15 p.m. (Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters).