Standings after week one:
Jets at Bills
New York lost to a Cincinnati offense that looked really good last week but they can't afford a loss to their former head coach.
Nate says: The Jets defense is stronger than it appeared last week against the bengals. The Bills do not have the weapons to thwart the jets the same way.
Ryan says: The Jets looked good last week even in a losing effort. The same can't be said for the Bills.
Ellie says: Buffalo will have trouble getting past the Jets' dominant defense.
Saints at Giants
The Saints defense got torched last week and the two headed monster of Sterling Shepard and Odell Beckham Jr. will go to work on that weak secondary.
Nate says: Brees is going to win this QB shootout matchup against Manning.
Ryan says: Drew Brees and Brandin Cooks will be enough to overpower the Giants, despite the Saints' horrendous defense.
Ellie says: After signing Oliver Vernon, Damon Harrison, and Janoris Jenkins, the Giants' defense is ready to take on the Saints.
Titans at Lions
They looked really good last week. God awful defense but Matt Stafford was lighting it up.
Nate says: Mariota is going to fix his mistakes from last week to trump a week Detroit defense.
Ryan says: As a team, the Titans make too many crucial mistakes and turnovers to stop the efficient Lions.
Ellie says: Tennessee will have more ball control against the Lions compared to week one.
Cowboys at Redskins
Nate says: Dak Prescott is not very good. The Redskins will rebound.
Ryan says: The Redskins will be eager to rebound from their crushing loss to the Steelers by defeating their hated rivals.
Ellie says: Kirk Cousins was shaky week one, while Dak Prescott came out strong.
Chiefs at Texans
The Chiefs turned on their offense in the second half last week and the Texans secondary isn't much more.
Nate says: Chiefs got lucky last week. Won't happen again against a much better Houston team.
Ryan says: Lamar Miller and J.J. Watt will keep the Texans rolling against the Chiefs.
Ellie says: The Chiefs' momentum will carry through to this week against Houston.
Dolphins at Patriots
The Patriots find ways to win even without Tom Brady. The Dolphins barely beat the Titans last week.
Nate says: If there is one thing we know about the Brady era of the Patriots, it's that they win division games.
Ryan says: The Patriots have showed that they're still the Patriots even without Brady. The Dolphins will be no match for them, especially with Gronkowski back in the lineup.
Ellie says: The Patriots have a well developed offense that the Dolphins can't match.
Ravens at Browns
Joe Flacco should be able to finally turn on the offense against a bad Browns team.
Nate says: I will almost definitely pick against the Browns every week.
Ryan says: Three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and the Browns being terrible.
Ellie says: The Browns really can't win, against anyone.
49ers at Panthers
The Panthers can't fall to 0-2.
Nate says: Cam will make up for a week one loss by torching the ‘9ers.
Ryan says: The defending NFC champions will take out the frustration from their week 1 loss on the 49ers.
Ellie says: Cam Newton and a talented d-line will crush the 49ers.
Bengals at Steelers
I was going to pick the Bengals but the Steelers are at home in this rivalry matchup.
Nate says: The high powered Steeler offense has more than enough weapons to handle the bengals, who only have
Ryan says: Even with A.J. Green, the Bengals' offense can't come close to the firepower that the Steelers possess.
Ellie says: Steelers looked dominant against the skins in week one and the bengals don't have an answer for Antonio Brown.
Buccaneers at Cardinals
The Cardinals, like the Panthers, can't afford to fall to 0-2. Their defense will step up once again.
Nate says: Jameis Winston is a very talented young quarterback on a talented team on the rise. The Bucs could steal this on from the cardinals this week.
Ryan says: Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals' strong defense will fluster Jameis Winston as Arizona rolls to its first win of the year
Ellie says: The Buccaneers' d-line doesn't stand much of a chance against Carson Palmer's deep pass.
Seahawks at Rams
Goodness the Rams suck.
Nate says: I can't pick a team quarterbacked by Case Keenum.
Ryan says: The Seahawks have their flaws, but the Rams put up such a poor showing on Monday night that it's impossible to pick them this week.
Ellie says: If Russell Wilson is playing there's no way the Rams can win.
Falcons at Raiders
Derek Carr is a young leader in the making, and Matt Ryan and Atlanta won't be able to keep up.
Nate says: The young Raiders offense will torch Atlanta just like the Bucs did last week.
Ryan says: Up and coming Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will put up another strong performance in his team's second victory.
Ellie says: The Falcons just don't have anything going for them.
Jaguars at Chargers
Blake Bortles and the Jags stuck with the high-powered offense in Green Bay. This should be an easy task against a bad Chargers defense.
Nate says: Another team on the rise, the Jags have what it takes to take advantage of an unfinished Chargers defense.
Ryan says: The Jaguars showed that they can hang with the best in their close loss to the Packers.
Ellie says: Melvin Gordon is promising. So are the Chargers at home.
Colts at Broncos
The Colts defense got me negative five points last week against the Lions so I'm holding a grudge.
Nate says: Andrew Luck's skill on offense won't be able to make up for the Colts severely depleted defense.
Ryan says: Even Trevor Siemian will be able to shred the Colts' porous defense.
Ellie says: Broncos defense led by Von Miller will have no problem stopping the Colts.
Packers at Vikings
The Pack bared their fangs against a pretty good Jaguars defense. Coupled with a weak Vikings offense this should be an easy win.
Nate says: The Vikings win against a poor Titan team won't count for anything this week. Packers will win.
Ryan says: The Packers are clearly superior to the Bradford-led Vikings.
Ellie says: Aaron Rodgers will easily take on the sad Minnesota offense.
Eagles at Bears
Carson Wentz looked great in his debut, but it's the small weapons he has around him that make him so good.
Nate says: Bears elite young secondary will be able to thwart Wentz, as Wentz has only been tested by the Browns secondary thus far.
Ryan says: Rookie Carson Wentz will do just enough to carry his team past the lowly Bears.
Ellie says: Carson Wentz did well against one of the worst teams in the league, but he won't be able to hold up against the Bears.
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