Week 2 Picks: Adam vs. FYS Team

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Throughout the NFL season, Five Yard Slant’s own Adam Benoist will battle with the collective wisdom of the remaining FYS Team in a weekly pick’em contest.  This week Adam takes on Andrew LeTourneau.  May the best under-qualified, over-confident gentleman win.

Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0) at Baltimore Ravens (0-1)

I don’t see Baltimore starting the season 0-2 at home.  I’m expecting Steve Smith and the Ravens to take care of business.

Adam’s Pick: Baltimore

The Ray Rice saga may be too much of a distraction to overcome this week.

Andy’s Pick: Pittsburgh

Miami Dolphins (1-0) at Buffalo Bills (1-0)

Miami might be the team to beat in the AFC East this season.  The offense and defense both look solid.  I like Miami on the road.

Adam’s Pick: Miami

Both teams just came off big wins they were expected to lose.  Miami extends their win streak to two.

Andy’s Pick: Miami

Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1) at Washington Redskins (0-1)

This is the game that will be televised in every prison in the US this weekend, as punishment.  I’ll take the home team.

Adam’s Pick:  Washington

I need to stop picking the same teams as Adam.

Andy’s Pick: Washington

Dallas Cowboys (0-1) at Tennessee Titans (1-0)

The Titans might be the surprise team of the season.  Whisenhunt has put together a solid offense and their run D was flat out dirty last week in shutting down Jamaal Charles.

Adam’s Pick: Titans

How about them Cowboys? Really how about them?  They looked awful.

Andy’s Pick: Titans

Arizona Cardinals (1-0) at New York Giants (0-1)

New York looked awful last week but the Cardinals didn’t exactly impress either against a bad Chargers defense.  I haven’t been impressed with the play of either QB in this one as of late.  I always pick the East coast team playing a west coast team in an early morning game.

Adam’s Pick: New York

Fitzgerald is going to have a hay day vs this Giants defense.

Andy’s Pick: Arizona

New England Patriots (0-1) at Minnesota Vikings (1-0)

The Vikings looked solid against the Rams last week but Tom Brady is in town now and none too happy about his week 1 loss.  I think the Pats take this one big.

Adam’s Pick: New England

The Patriots let one get away week 1, they won’t let that happen again.

Andy’s Pick: New England

New Orleans Saints (0-1) at Cleveland Browns (0-1)

Cleveland has a legit defense but not enough offense at the end of the day to hang with Drew Brees.

Adam’s Pick: New Orleans

Luckily for the Saints they get to face a suspect offense to hide their awful defense.

Andy’s Pick: New Orleans

Atlanta Falcons (1-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-0)

The Bengals are big betting favorites in this one and I have to agree.  They have the better defense and a solid offense led by AJ Green.

Adam’s Pick: Bengals

Hmm, let’s see how Atlanta handles a tougher defense.

Andy’s Pick: Bengals

Detroit Lions (1-0) at Carolina Panthers (1-0)

Carolina are the betting favorites but I just don’t see how their undersized secondary is going to stop Calvin Johnson or how their QB with a cracked rip is going to be able to outscore them.

Adam’s Pick: Detroit

Carolina’s front seven will cause havoc for the Lions. Boombaya.

Andy’s Pick: Carolina

St. Louis Rams (0-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1)

The Rams on onto their 3rd string QB; Lovie Smith is going to make this guy look silly.

Adam’s Pick: Tampa Bay

If the Jaguars vs Redskins game is prisoner punishment, this must be water boarding.

Andy’s Pick: Tampa Bay

Seattle Seahawks (1-0) at San Diego Chargers (0-1)

I know Seattle is a different team on the road but this will be a short flight for them.  I also expect to see a ton of Seahawk fans make the trip down to San Diego for this one.

Adam’s Pick: Seattle

I don’t see Seattle losing a game this season.

Andy’s Pick: Seattle

Houston Texans (1-0) at Oakland Raiders (0-1)

Houston’s pass rush is going to make life very miserable on the rookie QB.

Adam’s Pick: Houston

Upset special in the black hole.

Andy’s Pick: Oakland

New York Jets (1-0) at Green Bay Packers (0-1)

The Packers are over a touchdown favorites in this game.  I wouldn’t touch the 8.5 betting line but Green Bay should have no problem winning this one.

Adam’s Pick: Green Bay

Hard to pick against Aaron Rodgers at Lambeau.

Andy’s Pick: Green Bay

Kansas City Chiefs (0-1) at Denver Broncos (1-0)

The Chiefs looked down right awful at home last week and I don’t expect them to look any better in Denver this week.

Adam’s Pick: Denver

This one could get ugly early.

Andy’s Pick: Denver

Chicago Bears (0-1) at San Francisco 49ers (1-0)

San Francisco has been a house of horrors (not the good kind) for the Bears since 1985; now they get to open up the 49ers new stadium on Sunday Night Football.  I don’t expect this to end well.

Adam’s Pick: San Francisco

The Bears need to right the ship after letting one get away in Week 1.  Unfortunately the scheduler sent them to San Fran in Week 2.

Andy’s Pick: San Francisco

Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) at Indianapolis Colts (0-1)

This feels like one of those games Colts game where a bunch of crazy stuff happens in the second half and you look back on and go, “I can’t believe they won that game.”

Adam’s Pick: Indianapolis

Really I just flipped a coin.  I can see this game going either way.

Andy’s Pick: Philadelphia


Last Week

Adam: 9-7

FYST: 8-8


Adam: 9-7

FYST: 8-8