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