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Baltimore Beatdown Picks: Week 2

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Every week, the Baltimore Beatdown staff will make selections for each game, competing to see who can correctly predict that most match ups. Have opinion on what teams will find success in Week 2? Vote in the polls at the bottom of the page.

Current standings:

  1. Kyle B.: 11-4
  2. Frank: 10-5
  3. Jake and Sage: 9-6
  4. Dustin, Kyle A., Logan, Vasilis and Baltimore Beatdown readers: 8-7
  5. Zach: 5-10

An analysis of the Baltimore Beatdown staff picks

Consensus winners

In a league characterized by parity, it is no surprise that few teams are favored across the board. With Buffalo embarrassed in Week 1 by Baltimore, the Chargers are heavy favorites, despite the difficulty west coast teams often experience with 1:00 pm EST kick off times. While the Browns did not lose in their season opener, they also did not secure a victory. Baltimore Beatdown anticipates that Drew Brees and company will rebound from the shocking offensive display put on by the Buccaneers, leaving Cleveland still searching for their first W since the 2016 season. Even with the return of star running back David Johnson, Arizona was abysmal in Sam Bradford’s debut as a Cardinal, which is reflected in line for the Rams.

‘Lone wolf’ picks

  • Frank is the only contributor to pick the Lions to beat the 49ers. (SF -6.0)
  • Just Dustin believes the Raiders will win against the Broncos. (DEN -6.0)

The Beatdown staff is not sounding any alarms on Jimmy Garoppolo just yet, with only Frank choosing against San Francisco to beat a Lions team that was booed by their home crowd in a Monday Night Football loss to the Jets in Week 1. The Raiders, who also dropped their Monday night contest, are predicted to still have issues generating pressure against quarterback Case Keenum without the services of Khalil Mack.

Who remains undefeated?

  • Six out of 9 writers think the Ravens will improve to 2-0, knocking off the Bengals to take an early lead in the AFC North. (CIN -1.0)
  • The majority of the Beatdown staff thinks the Redskins will defeat the Colts, even though Andrew Luck completed 73.6 percent of his passes in a Week 1 loss to Cincinnati. (WSH -6.0)
  • Seven out of 9 staffers favor the Super Bowl champion Eagles to take down Tampa Bay, despite the fact that a struggling Nick Foles will be starting since Carson Wentz is still not cleared for contact. (PHI -3.5)
  • The Vikings have the edge over the Packers, given Aaron Rodgers knee injury and Minnesota’s strong defense headlined by Xavier Rhodes. (GB -1.0)
  • Over 77 percent of the staff thinks Sam Darnold will win his second start as Jet and that Ryan Tannehill will fall to 1-1 in his comeback campaign from an ACL injury. (NYJ -3.0)
  • 100 percent of Baltimore Beatdown believes the Rams defeat the Cardinals in Week 2. (LAR -13.0)
  • Five of 9 writers think New England wins in Jacksonville. This match up is more of a toss up with the uncertainty at the wide receiver position for the Patriots and the elite play of the Jaguars defense. (NE -1.0)
  • Over 88 percent of the staff feels Denver will leave Jon Gruden at 0-2 in his return to coaching. (DEN -6.0)

All writers’ picks can be found in the table below.

NFL Week 2 Picks

Games Dustin Frank Jake Kyle A. Kyle B. Logan Sage Vasilis Zach BB Readers
Games Dustin Frank Jake Kyle A. Kyle B. Logan Sage Vasilis Zach BB Readers
Ravens at Bengals Ravens Ravens Bengals Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Bengals Bengals Vote
Panthers at Falcons Falcons Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Falcons Falcons Falcons Panthers Vote
Colts at Redskins Colts Colts Redskins Colts Redskins Redskins Redskins Redskins Redskins Vote
Texans at Titans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Vote
Eagles at Buccaneers Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Buccaneers Eagles Eagles Buccaneers Vote
Chiefs at Steelers Steelers Steelers Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Steelers Chiefs Steelers Steelers Vote
Dolphins at Jets Jets Dolphins Jets Jets Jets Dolphins Jets Jets Jets Vote
Chargers at Bills Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Vote
Vikings at Packers Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Packers Vikings Vikings Packers Vote
Browns at Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Vote
Lions at 49ers 49ers Lions 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers Vote
Cardinals at Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Rans Rams Rams Rams Vote
Patriots at Jaguars Patriots Patriots Jaguars Jaguars Patriots Jaguars Patriots Patriots Jaguars Vote
Raiders at Broncos Raiders Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Vote
Giants at Cowboys Giants Giants Giants Giants Giants Cowboys Giants Cowboys Giants Vote
Seahawks at Bears Bears Seahawks Bears Bears Bears Seahawks Seahawks Bears Bears Vote
Week 1/Season Record 8-7 10-5 9-6 8-7 11-4 8-7 9-6 8-7 5-10 8-7

Cast your votes for every game below!

Poll

Who will win in Week 2: Ravens or Bengals?

This poll is closed

  • 88%
    Ravens
    (150 votes)
  • 11%
    Bengals
    (19 votes)
169 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 2: Panthers or Falcons?

This poll is closed

  • 39%
    Panthers
    (64 votes)
  • 60%
    Falcons
    (99 votes)
163 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 2: Colts or Redskins?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Colts
    (35 votes)
  • 78%
    Redskins
    (130 votes)
165 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 2: Texans or Titans?

This poll is closed

  • 85%
    Texans
    (135 votes)
  • 14%
    Titans
    (23 votes)
158 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 2: Eagles or Buccaneers?

This poll is closed

  • 71%
    Eagles
    (113 votes)
  • 28%
    Buccaneers
    (44 votes)
157 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 2: Chiefs or Steelers?

This poll is closed

  • 68%
    Chiefs
    (113 votes)
  • 31%
    Steelers
    (52 votes)
165 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 2: Dolphins or Jets?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Dolphins
    (29 votes)
  • 81%
    Jets
    (127 votes)
156 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 2: Chargers or Bills?

This poll is closed

  • 97%
    Chargers
    (151 votes)
  • 2%
    Bills
    (4 votes)
155 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 2: Vikings or Packers?

This poll is closed

  • 76%
    Vikings
    (113 votes)
  • 23%
    Packers
    (35 votes)
148 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 2: Browns or Saints?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Browns
    (20 votes)
  • 87%
    Saints
    (135 votes)
155 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 2: Lions or 49ers?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Lions
    (32 votes)
  • 78%
    49ers
    (120 votes)
152 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 2: Cardinals or Rams?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Cardinals
    (5 votes)
  • 96%
    Rams
    (158 votes)
163 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 2: Patriots or Jaguars?

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    Patriots
    (70 votes)
  • 53%
    Jaguars
    (82 votes)
152 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 2: Raiders or Broncos?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Raiders
    (31 votes)
  • 79%
    Broncos
    (118 votes)
149 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 2: Giants or Cowboys?

This poll is closed

  • 70%
    Giants
    (109 votes)
  • 29%
    Cowboys
    (45 votes)
154 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 2: Seahawks or Bears?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Seahawks
    (40 votes)
  • 73%
    Bears
    (111 votes)
151 votes total Vote Now