Sep 16, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a pass against the Minnesota Vikings at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats Minnesota 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
This is our weekly round-up of Stampede Blue editors and writers and their picks for the coming week in the NFL.
In the picks we all agreed on for Week Two in the NFL, Stampede Blue's brainiacs went 6-2. Had New England not choked away that game at home against the Cardinals, we'd be 7-1 and drinking martinis on the roof deck (Grecco's buying).
On the picks we disagreed on...
Awwwwwwwwww yeah, fellas! That'll teach you to believe that the Chiefs (HA!) could walk into Buffalo and beat the Bills, something they haven't done since 1986.
FYI: I'm talking smack now because I have a feeling that Grecco will kick both our butts going forward. Damn you math!
My AWESOME!!! Week Two picks 'splosion puts me in the lead. Can I stay ahead? Will Nick finally get over .500? Will Matt drink too much beer this weekend watching Notre Dame? Is a bear Catholic? Does the Pope take a dump in the woods?
Picks We All Agree On (no really, we do!):
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts (Colts)
Side note: Not as much disagreement this week. Hmmmmm...
Picks We Disagree On:
The Bills bounced back last week by blowing out the Chiefs at home. The Chiefs are terrible, and I still have no faith in Ryan Fitzpatrick. This is a very winnable game for Cleveland. Trent Richardson looks healthy, and Brandon Weeden did a nice job of not playing like an embarrassment (as he did in Week One). If Weeden and Richardson play as well against Buffalo as they did v. the Bengals, the Browns will record their first victory of 2012.
My Pick: Browns
Nick's Pick: Bills (boo!)
Matt's Pick: Browns
Peyton Manning played terrible on Monday night against the Falcons. He clearly has arm issues throwing the ball deep up the seam. He can deny it all he wants. The tape doesn't lie. The Houston Texans will exploit this, and they will take away other routes, forcing Manning to make that throw. If he doesn't, the Broncos will lose again. I think Manning and the offense will rebound. The key with Peyton is limiting turnovers. His running game is awesome, and his defense can keep Denver in games. If Manning doesn't throw three picks Monday, I think the Broncos beat the Falcons. If he limits turnovers here, Denver wins.
My Pick: Broncos
Nick's Pick: Texans (boo!)
Matt's Pick: Texans (boo!)
Other Picks We Are Squabbling Over
My Pick: Bengals
Nick's Pick: Redskins (boo!)
Matt's Pick: Redskins (boo!)
My Pick: Chargers
Nick's Pick: Falcons (boo!)
Matt's Pick: Falcons (boo!)
What are your picks? Toss them in the comments below.