Prisco’s NFL Week 2 picks: Saints knock off Tom Brady again, Chiefs outlast Chargers in AFC West shootout – CBS Sports

Prisco's NFL Week 2 picks: Saints knock off Tom Brady again, Chiefs outlast Chargers in AFC West shootout - CBS Sports

The first week of the NFL season is always so unpredictable. So I’ll be excited about my first week of picks after seeing what happened in Week 1.

I went 7-8-1 straight up, which stinks. I went 8-8 against the spread, which is how it is. But the great news is that I went 5-1 with my best bets as part of the Pick Six Podcast. And if not I add the Jacksonville Jaguars late, it would be a clean sweep. Even that looked good for a while too.

So let’s get back to it in what I call an even week in the NFL. Teams that looked bad in Week 1 probably won’t look that way in week two, while the reverse is likely true for some of the winners. It won’t always play out that way, but I think it will this week in a lot of games.

It’s time to get the straight record back on track but, above all, let’s stay warm with the best bets.

Thursday, 8:20 PM ET (Amazon Prime)

Outstanding Game | Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers

This is the game of the week with Justin Herbert vs. Patrick Mahomes. That’s a treat whenever they meet, and Arrowhead will be rocking on Thursday night. The Chiefs rolled against the Cardinals with Muhammad illuminating things. But the Chargers can rush the passer with Khalil Mack and Joey Bosa. Look for a high scoring game with the Chiefs winning a close one.

Choose: Chiefs 31, Chargers 30

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS, Most important+)

Outstanding Game | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins and Ravens both won in impressive fashion last week, but now Miami goes on the road for the first time. The Dolphins dominated the Ravens last year at home, but this will be different. The Ravens and Lamar Jackson are getting the best of the Dolphins.

Choose: Ravens 27, Dolphins 20

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS, Most important+)

Outstanding Game | Cleveland Browns vs. New York Jets

The Browns will face a familiar quarterback this week in Joe Flacco. He wasn’t good last week in the Jets’ loss to the Ravens. The Browns got a close win against Carolina last week, but they are at home in this one and Jacoby Brissett will play better in his second start for the Browns. They go to 2-0.

Choose: Browns 24, Jets 13

Sunday, 1 pm ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Outstanding Game | Detroit Lions vs. Washington Commanders

The Commanders are coming off a home win over the Jaguars where Carson Wentz drove them to the game-winning score late. The Lions looked good on offense against the Eagles, but the defense was terrible. This could end up being a shootout. Washington is the better team, and I think that will show. Commanders take it.

Choose: Commanders 31, Lions 27

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS, Most important+)

Outstanding Game | Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts

The Colts haven’t won in Jacksonville since 2014 and lost there last year in the final week to cost them a playoff spot. They also play back-to-back road games, while Jacksonville plays their home opener. That’s a big margin for the Jaguars. The Colts rallied to tie the Texans last week, but this time they won’t rally to win. The Jaguars will get their first win.

Choose: Jaguars 26, Colts 23

Sunday, 1 pm ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Outstanding Game | New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs play back-to-back road games after a Sunday night game, which is always tough. But they also get beat on offense in a big way. The Saints defense chases Tom Brady when his line is healthy, which it isn’t. Look for the Saints defense to come up big here after struggling last week. The Saints take it.

Choose: Saints 23, Bucs 17

Sunday, 1 pm ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Outstanding Game | New York Giants vs. Carolina Panthers

The Giants did some good things in a rally late to beat the Titans on the way Saquon Barkley was special. He will again carry the team here against a Carolina team that lost last week against the Browns. The Giants go to 2-0. Can you believe it?

Choose: Giants 23, Panthers 17

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS, Most important+)

Outstanding Game | Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots

The Patriots are playing back-to-back road games after a terrible showing in Miami. The Steelers play their home opener after upsetting the Bengals. But the Steelers will be without TJ Watt, which matters in a big way. The defensive dynamic is changing. The Patriots will come around in this one as the offense is finally showing some life. They will then win it late.

Choose: Patriots 21, Steelers 20

Sunday, 4:05 pm ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Outstanding Game | Los Angeles Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons

The Rams will have been rested for 10 days after a terrific showing against the Invoices. Sean McVay is too good a coach for that loss to stick. The Falcons played well in losing to the Saints in a game they probably should have won. This is a long trip against a good team that will be focused. Rams take it big.

Choose: Rams 31, Falcons 17

Sunday, 4:05 pm ET (Fox, FuboTV)

Outstanding Game | San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks are 1-0, while the 49ers are 0-1. Who saw that after Week 1? Seattle played well in overturning the Broncos on monday night, but now they go out for a short week. That’s a challenge. The 49ers did not play well in the poor conditions at Soldier Field in losing to the Bears, but that will change here. Trey Lance kicks it off.

Choose: 49ers 29, Seahawks 23

Cincinnati Bengals (-7.5) at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, 4:25 pm ET (CBS, Most important+)

Outstanding Game | Dallas Cowboys vs. Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals get a break in facing Cooper Rush rather than Dak Prescott. Joe Burrow took a while to get going against Pittsburgh after sitting out much of training camp, but he shook off the rust in the second half. I think that goes over. The Cowboys are too limited on offense. The Bengals win it.

Choose: Bengals 27, Cowboys 20

Houston Texans at Denver Broncos (-10)

Sunday, 4:25 pm ET (CBS, Most important+)

Outstanding Game | Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans

The Broncos are playing their home opener after losing Monday night to the Seahawks in a game they should have won. The Texans played well in tying the Colts last week, but this will be a bigger challenge down the road. I think they can hang in this one, but the Broncos will win it late.

Choose: Broncos 24, Texans 21

Sunday, 4:25 pm ET (CBS, Most important+)

Outstanding Game | Las Vegas Raiders vs. Arizona Cardinals

The Raiders lost to the Chargers, but played well. The Cardinals lost to the Chiefs, and played terrible football. Now they are going out on the road for the first time. The Cardinals just don’t feel like a good team. Derek Carr lights them up.

Choose: Raiders 34, Cardinals 17

Sunday, 8:20 pm ET (NBC, FuboTV)

Outstanding Game | Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

The packers were terrible in losing to the vikings, while the Bears shocked the 49ers in a rain storm. This is the right game for the Packers. Aaron Rodgers and the passing game will get it going, and the defense will dominate Justin Fields and the Bears’ offense.

Choose: Packers 34, Bears 14

Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills (-10)

Monday, 7:15 pm ET (ESPN, FuboTV)

Outstanding Game | Buffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Titans

The Titans are coming off a brutal loss to the Giants where they blew a big lead. Now they head north to play a Bills team that will have been rested for 11 days. That matters. Buffalo has had trouble with the Titans in recent years, but that won’t be the case here. Josh Allen continues to put up big numbers.

Choose: Bills 33, Titans 19

Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles (-2.5)

Monday, 8:30 pm ET (ESPN, FuboTV)

Outstanding Game | Philadelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings

This is one of the best games of the week, with two 1-0 teams coming off impressive wins. The Minnesota defense was outstanding last week against the Packers, but this is a different style of offense. The Eagles will roll to a lot of points here, but the Vikings will get theirs, too. This will be a shootout where the Eagles will get the best of it.

Choose: Eagles 32, Vikings 26

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