Can the Kansas City Chiefs Avoid an 0-2 Start? Week 2 Predictions | Picksville

September 14, 2023

Welcome to Picksville, where we dive deep into the thrilling world of NFL predictions. In this episode, we're joined by Rob Conway, Shawn McCormick and Albert Vartanian of The Parleh. We've got a lot to cover, from dissecting key matchups to uncovering the "Lose with Dignity" play of the week.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals: First up, we're eyeing the Baltimore-Cincinnati showdown. While it's a divisional matchup, the Bengals had a rough start in their previous game. However, with better weather and some rust to shake off, they might not be as bad as they seemed. The three-and-a-half-point spread suggests a close contest, and we lean slightly towards the Ravens, expecting Lamar Jackson to bounce back.

Buffalo Bills vs. Las Vegas Raiders: Shifting gears, we talk about the Bills facing the Raiders. Despite Josh Allen's shaky start, the Bills remain favourites at home. The line moved from 9.5 to 8.5, likely in response to Allen's performance. We believe the Bills will secure a win but might not cover the spread.

New York Jets vs. Dallas Cowboys: Next, we focus on the Jets versus the Cowboys. The Cowboys impressed in their opening game, while the Jets suffered a devastating blow with Aaron Rodgers' season-ending achilles injury. The nine-and-a-half-point spread is significant, but the Jets' offense faces challenges. The Cowboys should secure a win, but the Jets might find a way to cover the spread in a low-scoring game.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: The Chiefs are under the spotlight as they take on the Jaguars. Travis Kelce's status is uncertain, but Chris Jones' return bolsters the defense. If Kelce plays, the Chiefs are favourites, but without him, it's a different story. We lean toward the Chiefs with caution, expecting a close game.

Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots: In the Dolphins-Patriots matchup, the Dolphins are favored by less than a field goal. Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins shone in Week 1, while the Patriots impressed with their defense. Despite some injuries, the Patriots are a formidable opponent. This could be a tight game, but we lean toward the Dolphins due to their offensive prowess.

Thursday Night Football: Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Finally, we reach the Thursday Night Football game. Kirk Cousins' prime-time struggles are well-known, but this could be different. The Eagles are favoured by six and a half points, and while we anticipate the Eagles winning, we also see potential for a late-game backdoor cover by the Vikings.

Lose with Dignity Play of the Week: Our "Lose with Dignity" play of the week goes to the Washington Commanders, who are underdogs against the Denver Broncos. The Broncos' offense is yet to prove itself, and the Commanders' defense could keep the game close. Take the three-and-a-half points for added insurance.

Conclusion: That wraps up our Week 2 predictions on Picksville. Remember, it's not always about winning; sometimes, it's about losing with dignity. Stay tuned for more NFL insights and analysis next week!