Pitiful Picks: Can the Dolphins make it 2 in a row?

The Miami Dolphins started their season off the right way, with a 23-10 victory on NFL Kickoff Weekend.  Unfortunately, we didn’t fair quite as well on Opening Weekend.  We went 1-2 with a push in the 4th game….That’s simply not good enough.  So we did some homework and hope to do better for you this weekend.  By the way, if you’re looking for some fantasy advice, check out our Fantasy Focus column here.  Also, if you want some fantasy advice next week, email us at phinnationblog@gmail.com before Wednesday at 4pm and we’ll answer as many questions as we can in a post on Thursday.

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Alright, so let’s get into our picks for week 2 of the NFL season:

Redskins +7.5 over Packers

So last week our pick of the Redskins over the Eagles didn’t pan out.  We should have known that RG3 would be rusty and that Chip Kelly would have some surprises in store.  Little did we know that the Eagles would move the ball so easily against the Skins defense or that Alfred Morris would be so ineffective.  Towards the end of that game, RG3 seemed to get into a rhythm.  I don’t think the Redskins necessarily win this game, but I think they’ll keep it within a touchdown.   The Packers are coming off of a tough loss against a good opponent, so they’ll be desperate for a win too.  But I think the Redskins will be able to keep pace.  Prediction:  Packers 34 Redskins 30

Vikings +6 over Bears

I’m still not quite sure how the Bears beat the Bengals last week.  I just don’t have a lot of faith in them on either side of the ball.  The Vikings, meanwhile, have the best running back in the league and should be able to control the clock.  I think the Vikings keep it close and could potentially pull off the outright win.  Jay Cutler is due for one of his patented 3 interception games.  Prediction: Vikings 24 Bears 23

Saints -3.5 over Bucs

The Bucs looked like they were still playing preseason games last week……and they lost to the Jets.  The Saints, meanwhile, beat a good Falcons team in week 1.  Drew Brees is happy to have Sean Payton back and their offense is already clicking.  I know the Bucs improved their secondary this offseason to combat teams like the Saints, but I don’t see them keeping this within the 3.5 point spread.  The Saints defense is definitely suspect, but Josh Freeman doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.  Prediction:  Saints 30 Bucs 20

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