Our NFL Picks will be a weekly column, where our writers choose the winner of four games including one which will be an upset pick.
The Picks will be tracked and we will crown a champion at the end of the season.  Writer’s Dan Schalk and James Kiblin will pick the games and battle it out this season.

With Week 1 in the books, Dan ended the first week 3-1, while Jim is not far behind with a .500 mark at 2-2.

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Dan’s Picks

Patriots over Vikings 38-29

It’s hard to imagine Tom Brady and Bill Belichick at 0-2 heading into week three.  Look for Brady to get back on track and exploit the Vikings defense, something the Rams could not do in week one.  I do expect the Vikings offensive weapons to keep it close in a shootout.

Broncos over Chiefs 31-13

Kansas City looked lost in their week one loss to Tennessee.  Heading to the mile high city this week won’t make life any easier for Andy Reid and the Chiefs.  This game could be over at halftime, as Kansas City stumbles to 0-2, the polar opposite of their start in 2013 when they started 9-0.

Colts over Eagles 42-30

This can be a Monday Night Shootout, and I expect points to come easily.  I trust Chuck Pagano more than Chips Kelley defensively, and if the Colts can stop the Eagles a few times throughout the game, they should be victorious. 

Upset Pick of the Week:

Browns over Saints 28-27

Most will call me crazy for this pick, but the Browns showed me a lot of resilience and heart last week coming back from a 27-3 halftime hole, only to lose on a last second field goal 30-27 to the Steelers.  If the Browns can run the ball with rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell, and control time of possession they can keep the game close.  Many fantasy owners would love to see a Josh Gordon sighting, although that is up in the air at the writing of this piece.

 

Jim’s Picks

Pittsburgh over Baltimore  24-10
 
Baltimore is a mess currently and have off the field distractions to overcome on a short week.  Pittsburgh should roll through this week, starting the season 2-0.

New England over Minnesota 31-14
 New England is known for bouncing back, and I believe their offense will smooth out the kinks during practice this week and put on a show come Sunday. Two touchdowns for Adrian Peterson against a suspect Pats’ run defense, but I believe that’s all.  Bill Belichick will know how to control Vikings stud Cordarrelle Patterson, and their offense.
Atlanta over Cincinnati 21-14
The Cincinnati defense showed cracks last week when Baltimore’s receivers actually caught the ball.  Matt Ryan threw for 448 yards and has the Falcons playing with a new type of physical-ness.  Look for Ryan and the Falcons to top the Bengals in a close game. 
Upset Pick of the Week:
 
Jacksonville over  Washington 17-14
Jacksonville showed signs of life last week, nearly pulling off the upset against the Eagles.  It appears the Jags just ran out of gas.  I believe the Jags will come out with that same intensity and swagger under head coach Gus Bradley, and will smack the Redskins right in the mouth.
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