What a wild Week 1 in the NFL. Nine underdogs ended up winning, and a whopping TWELVE underdogs covered the spread, a record in the Super Bowl era. Here’s what the staff at I-70 Sports thinks will happen in Week 2!
*Records through 9/17/2021
NYG @ WAS
Jeremy: WAS = No FitzMagic? No problem. The Giants have Saquon, but not much else around him.
Adam: WAS – Not even the Giants fanbase truly believes in Danny Dimes, why should we?
Andy: WAS – Two teams I don’t like, probably doesn’t end in a tie – so I’m going with Washington based on their defense, and Jason Garrett being an absolute moron as a coach.
NE @ NYJ
Jeremy: NE – Have no fear New England: Mac Jones is here. As for the Jets…. ehhh….
Adam: NE – New England has a team built around their rookie QB and well the Jets are the Jets.
Andy: NE – Not many chants of J E T S, JETS, JETS, JETS will be heard as NE pulls away late.
DEN @ JAX
Jeremy: DEN – Losing Jerry Jeudy is a big loss for the Broncos. Not big enough to not handle the miserable Jaguars, however.
Adam: DEN – Don’t sleep on the Broncos this year, Teddy won’t be the reason they lose games. Quintessential game manager.
Andy: DEN – Lawrence isn’t necessarily the problem, but that Jacksonville defense is!
BUF @ MIA
Jeremy: BUF – Josh Allen is MVP caliber. But the rest of the team needs to follow suit. I think they will against Miami.
Adam: BUF – The fact that Buffalo refuses to run the ball scares me, but at this point I’ll take Allen over Tua.
Andy: MIA – Hard to think Buffalo starts 0-2, but I like the Dolphins at home.
SF @ PHI
Jeremy: PHI – Jalen Hurts has firmly established himself as the future in Philly. Against a banged-up 49ers team, he’ll show why.
Adam: PHI – I don’t have a real reason why I think Philly wins other than something tells me to pick the Eagles.
Andy: SF – ShEagles lose to the 49ers, and I hope SF destroys them.
LAR @ IND
Jeremy: LAR – Matthew Stafford is putting up the same numbers he did in Detroit (which is good). Except this time, he’s getting wins instead of losses.
Adam: LAR – Stafford!!! Thank God they left St. Louis.
Andy: LAR – Shouldn’t have left St. Louis, but the Rams leave Indianapolis 2-0
LV @ PIT
Jeremy: PIT – Upsetting the Ravens in Vegas stunned everybody. Losing to the Steelers in Pittsburgh wouldn’t shock anybody.
Adam: PIT – I think the game will be close, but the Steelers defense is the real deal.
Andy: PIT – Hard to EVER pick the Steelers, but they looked pretty good in Week 1 – should win at home.
CIN @ CHI
Jeremy: CHI – Joe Burrow came back in strong fashion last week against the Vikings. But beating the Bears IN Chicago? That’s a tall task.
Adam: CIN – The fact that Chicago is starting Dalton over Fields blows my mind, they deserve to lose just for that.
Andy: CHI – I never root for ANYTHING out of Chicago (except maybe the deep dish and the hot dog), but I think the Bears find a way to beat the Bungles at Soldier
HOU @ CLE
Jeremy: CLE – “Same Ol’ Browns” no longer. Barely losing to Kansas City last week, they should have no problem with Houston.
Adam: HOU – The Browns took a moral victory last week in a loss, this week they’re just taking a solid L.
Andy: CLE – Not your teenage Browns any longer, they win after giving KC a scare.
NO @ CAR
Jeremy: NO – This will be the second week in a row Jameis Winston outplays a former first-round quarterback
Adam: NO – Saints roster top to bottom is much better than the Panthers. If they avoid turnovers this should be an easy game.
Andy: NO – Will Jameis throw 5 more TD? Probably not, but they will beat Carolina.
MIN @ AZ
Jeremy: AZ – Chandler Jones might have double-digit sacks before Week 3.
Adam: AZ – Never bet on Cousins.
Andy: AZ – Kyler Murray is a stud, and the Vikings always find a way to lose.
ATL @ TB
Jeremy: TB – Matt Ryan suffers from “Matthew Stafford Syndrome”: a great quarterback on a porous team. Brady owns the Falcons.
Adam: TB – ATL is going to be a train wreck this season.
Andy: TB – Brady beat by ‘Boys in Week 1, he puts Ryan & Atlanta away with ease.
TEN @ SEA
Jeremy: SEA – I said it all off-season: Tennessee will have a down year. Week 2 will add to my point.
Adam: SEA – LET RUSS COOK!!!
Andy: SEA – Tough to beat the 12th man at Home.
DAL @ LAC
Jeremy: LAC – losing DeMarcus Lawrence already hurt a beat up Cowboys defense. Herbert will continue to thrive.
Adam: LAC – Don’t sleep on the Chargers, I think they win 10 games this year.
Andy: DAL – My Cowboys, who have been letting me down since the late 90’s, even it up at 1-1 after slipping past a good Chargers bunch.
KC @ BAL
Jeremy: KC – If week one proved anything, it’s that you’ll need to score over 40 points to beat Mahomes. I don’t believe Lamar Jackson can.
Adam: BAL – This one hurts, but KC has won 4 straight vs Baltimore, I feel like the Ravens are due.
Andy: KC – Should be a shoot out, KC just does enough to outlast the Ravens.
DET @ GB
Jeremy: GB – Rodgers finally gets his head out of his… back side… and torches the Lions like he always has. No Okudah makes it even worse for Detroit.
Adam: GB – Thankfully we have the Manning’s alternate broadcast. That’s the only way this will be watchable. Rodgers throw’s 4 TD’s.
Andy: DET – The Lions finally showed up late in the 4th quarter in Week 1, I think GB takes them for granted and gets embarrassed at home.
I hope this Teddy Bridgewater experiment in Denver ends soon and Drew Lock is reinstated as the Bronco’s starting QB.