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2017 NFL FOOTBALL – WEEK 2 BIG GAMES

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Computer Hope Starting off 0-2 isn’t the worst, but I don’t think either of these teams can afford another loss. Both the Bengals and Texans weren’t just beaten last week, they were hammered at home by teams that shouldn’t have blown them out. I’m interested to see how each teams bounces back & especially interested in seeing if Andy Dalton can have a big game after the horrific 4-interception outing last week against the Ravens. Computer Hope
Computer Hope After Week 1 there is only one undefeated team in the AFC South and it’s the…..Jaguars! Jacksonville did everything right last week against the Texans & now they return home against a Titans team that seemingly lost their identity last week against Oakland. I’m interested to see if the Titans can get back to their power football behind Derrick Henry & DeMarco Murray. The Jags had 10 sacks last week. Can they encore? Computer Hope
Computer Hope I think DeShone Kizer is going to have a very rough time because the Baltimore defense is on point and I think their D-Line is a bit underrated with guys like Brandon Williams & Brent Urban. It’ll be interesting to see if the Ravens keep leaning on Buck Allen & Terrance West in the run game, limiting Joe Flacco’s passing attack, which I think is the right strategy. I think Baltimore starts 2-0 with 2 divisional victories. Computer Hope
Computer Hope Beating the Jets wasn’t anything to really write home about, but Buffalo has an opportunity to see what they can do against a Carolina team that is coming off a 23-3 win over the 49ers. Buffalo is a team considered to be playing for a draft pick, but LeSean McCoy is outstanding, Tyrod Taylor is pretty good & the O-line is solid. The defense can get after it a bit with Jerry Hughes & Shaq Lawson. Maybe they aren’t horrible. Computer Hope
Computer Hope Maybe not the game of the week, but this one is interesting because New Orleans is always a tough place to play and if Alex Smith can lead the Chiefs to 42 points against New England, isn’t it fare to say that Drew Brees could find quite a bit of daylight? They Saints are going to have a hard time defensively, and obviously the Patriots are going to make some big adjustments after their opening week loss, but this could be close. Computer Hope
Computer Hope Last week the Cardinals probably should have beaten the Lions. If not for a 4th quarter collapse and the loss of RB David Johnson, Arizona is 1-0 with a victory over a playoff team from last season. Carson Palmer looks like he’s done, but against the hapless Colts, Arizona should be able to get back on track. Indianapolis just gave up 46 to the Rams & they’ll be trotting out Scott Tolzien or Jacoby Brissett. That’s terrible. Computer Hope
Computer Hope What a Week 2 game!!! It’s really disappointing that Ronald Darby & Eric Berry miss these games to be honest as it would have made the matchup even greater. Losing Berry is a tough out because you saw Kansas City last week make use of him on TE Rob Gronkowski. I’m guessing we might have saw the same thing this week with Berry going up against Philly TE Zach Ertz. It’ll be interesting to see how KC plays D. Computer Hope
Computer Hope Minnesota didn’t see from New Orleans the type of D-Line and edge rush that the Steelers are going to bring on Sunday. This will be a big test to see exactly where this Vikings O-Line is against ELITE teams. I think it’ll also be interesting to see what the Steelers offense does against an ELITE defense. They got away from running Le’Veon Bell and I wonder if Pittsburgh will get back to a more physical approach this week. Computer Hope
Computer Hope I’m sure before the season began the Bucs thought this might be an easy out for them, but Chicago played exceedingly well against the Falcons last week and now get a week to refine their approach & improve on the things that worked last week. Tampa missed their opener against Miami so they still might have some rust to work through in their first game of the season. Tampa should win, but the Bears are surprising us! Computer Hope
Computer Hope The Chargers need this win in the worst way. They have to be hoping the Dolphins are still a little rusty from not playing in Week 1 and that Jay Cutler will be a bit off in his Miami debut. On the other hand it’s the Chargers so who knows exactly how they’ll play. I don’t think San Diego can afford to start the year 0-2. While it’s possible the Chiefs & Broncos lose this week, Oakland wins & that would put the Bolts 2 games back. Computer Hope
Computer Hope The Jets are arguably the worst team in the NFL excepting the Colts while Oakland looks like a team ready for the Super Bowl. Oakland’s secondary proved surprisingly effective last week against the Titans and that trend probably continues this week against a Jets team that basically plays without a serviceable QB. I think this is a week where the Raiders offense goes nuts and everyone gets involved gaining confidence. Computer Hope
Computer Hope Losing Desean Jackson is brutal for Washington especially if Josh Doctson is a bust. Last week against Philly, the Redskins simply had no outside threat. Jamison Crowder is great in the slot & I love Terrelle Pryor’s size, but defenses can squeeze down & make life tough on Kirk Cousins. Former Redskins OC Sean McVay is now HC of the Rams & Washington should certainly recognize the offense. I think LA wins. Computer Hope
Computer Hope I thought Denver did a good job last week running the football behind CJ Anderson & Jamaal Charles which gave QB Trevor Siemian some room to work & he did well. I wonder how much of that resulted from Chargers ILB Denzel Perryman not providing that inside thump? This week Denver gets Sean Lee & Jaylen Smith who are going to make things A LOT tougher. With Zeke running, hard to go against Dallas. Computer Hope
Computer Hope Given how the 49ers played last week against the Panthers, and the fact that this game is in Seattle, there doesn’t seem any way possible that San Francisco shocks us and pulls off a victory. Playing without Reuben Foster also hurts something fierce, but the 49ers still do have quite a bit of young talent on defense & the Seahawks O-Line is dreadful. That will be an interesting match up to watch if nothing else. Computer Hope
Computer Hope The Packers go from a possible 2017 NFC Championship game against Seattle last week to a rematch of the 2016 NFC Championship against Atlanta! Keep an eye on the running game for both teams in this one. I think Ty Montgomery is going to get loose at some point & take off this season. The Falcons had a tough time running last week & Green Bay’s D-Line was exceptional against Seattle. I think running wins here. Computer Hope
Computer Hope Are we in store for Matthew Stafford heroics? The Giants should be completely different this week as Odell Beckham Jr. returns the lineup which completely makes over the Giants offense. New York should be a lot more effective this week and I think Paul Perkins runs a lot better as the passing offense opens up. What New York needs to avoid is a Matthew Stafford 4th quarter comeback! Those are becoming common! Computer Hope
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September 13, 2017 - Posted by | AFC, AFC East, AFC North, AFC South, AFC West, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Big Games, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Must See Games, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, NFC, NFC East, NFC North, NFC South, NFC West, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, Week 2

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