At least for one week, I hope you tailed the Winning Stats last week, as it was very successful. Picking games Against the Spread it went 9-7, and 3-0 in games where the difference was six points or more (usually my threshold), so it was a nice week. Over/Unders also went 10-6, as the new rules didn't seem to have an impact on the number of points scored. Picking winners it went 11-5, including nailing almost perfectly the Bills-Bears game (predicted 24-20, ended 23-20) that nobody else saw coming.
Here are your Week 2 picks, which are still going to be quite skewed for the Packers because of the Aaron Rodgers injury last season:
SuperContest also had a great start at 4-1, missing only on the Saints, a game I wasn't that comfortable with beforehand. Let's keep it rolling with my fake money:
- Bills +1 vs. Dolphins
- Cardinals -2.5 at Giants (becomes tougher potentially without Carson Palmer but still like it)
- Vikings +3 vs. Patriots (Still like it even without Peterson. Even great RBs don't move a line much)
- Chargers +6 vs. Seahawks
- Raiders +3 vs. Texans
Survivor Pick: Jets were a winner last week, and this week we'll go with the 49ers opening up their new stadium against a injury-riddled Bears team, who could be without both Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey. Most people are going either Denver or Green Bay, so we'll go a slightly lower percentage game (although not according to the Winning Stats) and a lot less people picking them.