NFL picks Week 2: Broncos-Chiefs and all others

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Sep 13, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints (-11.5)

New Orleans (0-1) is coming off a tough road loss against Arizona, while Tampa Bay (0-1) got absolutely smoked by the Titans. The Saints are always tough in the Superdome and this is a must-win if they want to seriously compete for the playoffs. What other sport can you say that about for the second game? It’s a beautiful thing.

Pick: New Orleans 31, Tampa Bay 24

Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants (-1)

This could be where we see 100 combined points. The Giants looked terrible in Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys and somehow almost won. The Falcons (1-0) played an incredible first half and then held on versus the Philadelphia Eagles. Both teams have major weapons, poor offensive lines and no defense. Heads up.

Pick: New York 35, Atlanta 31

San Francisco 49ers at Pittsburgh Steelers (-5.5)

This is actually an intriguing game. Most people will pick the Steelers (0-1) to come out at Heinz Field and pound the overwhelmed 49ers (1-0), but I’m not so sure. San Francisco will be able to score and generate pressure on Ben Roethlisberger throughout the day. It’s too hard to pick against the Steelers at home, but keep an eye on this game.

Pick: Pittsburgh 31, San Francisco 24

St. Louis Rams (-3.5) at Washington Redskins

The Rams (1-0) should absolutely tattoo the Redskins (0-1). Last week, the Dolphins did everything they could to lose to Washington, and it didn’t happen. St. Louis has a great defensive line, a solid running game and an actual head coach. Please, hide the women and children in D.C.

Pick: St. Louis 24, Washington 3

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