NFL Week 2 Preview + Niks picks

Our NFL expert runs through his week 2 picks

Fri, 16 Sep, 12:00 AM

Cowboys at Redskins

Last year’s division winner in the Redskins host the previously divisional favourites the Dallas Cowboys. The NFC East is one of the most competitive of all the divisions in the league. Dak Prescott was slightly underwhelming in his debut against the Giants in week 1. Cousins & co were utterly atrocious against a Steelers team missing some key weapons. Dez Bryant v Josh Norman will be a mouth-watering match up. They both love to talk smack, and look good while doing it. Look for the Cowboys to serve up a healthy dose Prescott throws to keep Zeke Elliot churning through the middle.

Cowboys by 3 (Cowboys+3)

Bengals at Steelers

A replay of last year’s playoff match-up which ended in fights, injuries and suspensions, including one to a coach! These two teams have one of the most exciting rivalries. Antonio Brown v AJ Green has got to be one of the most exciting match-up between Wide Receivers we’ve seen in quite some time. Arguably Number 1 and 2 respectively, these two wizards have a knack for making the impossible look possible. This is a game that’ll be tough to predict, if the Steelers defence can hold steady they should be the goods at home.

Steelers by 2 (Bengals+3)

Colts at Broncos

The Broncos have gotten lucky with this one. It’s no surprise the Broncos have a below average offense, however if you watch this game you won’t be wrong in thinking they’re Super Bowl contenders. The Colts’ key weakness is their defence and their offensive line. With Ware and Miller chomping at the bit to get at Luck behind a shaky offensive line at best, Andrew Luck will be lucky to escape getting sacked less than 4 times. I expect a 4th quarter rally from the Colts lead by some masterful passing from Luck but it’ll be too late.

Broncos by 8 (Denver-6)

Packers at Vikings

The Packers have been tipped to make a run for the Super Bowl. That theory was strengthened when the Vikings starting quarterback Bridgewater went down with a torn ACL. With Bridgewater this would have been a sensational matchup between a high powered offence and a solid defence. Having Sean Hill or Sam Bradford under centre will make the Vikings offence looks anaemic at best. The Vikings will stay in this one early, but after their defence gets gassed because of all the 3 and out’s caused by the offence expect Rodgers to rack up a score.

Packers by 6 (GB-2.5)

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