Week Two NFL Picks

Last week's NFL picks were less than stellar so we're going to try and do better this time around. Find out who JagNation likes against the spread in each of the 16 games.

Jacksonville Jaguars +8.5 @ New York Jets

If the Jaguars have to travel to New York and play without the services of Marcedes Lewis and Jason Hill this game won't be pretty. It appears as if that will be the case and thanks to Jason Hill, Jacksonville won't catch the Jets napping. Jets 27, Jaguars 9.

Chicago Bears +7 @ New Orleans Saints

Most people haven't yet figured out that the Chicago Bears are a pretty good football team. Playing on pure emotion this week from the loss of Brian Urlacher's mom, the Bears will not get blown out down in New Orleans. Saints 24, Bears 20.

Kansas City Chiefs +8 @ Detroit Lions

I'm buying the Detroit kool-aid as long as Matt Stafford is healthy. Stafford could be an elite quarterback this year and the Chiefs will prove themselves to be one-year wonders who will be in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. Lions 35, Chiefs 14

Oakland Raiders +3.5 @ Buffalo Bills

Although very undisciplined, Oakland proved itself to be extremely physical in their 23-20 victory over Denver Monday night. The Raiders should do a solid job of controlling the line of scrimmage and that should keep this a very close contest. Bills 24, Raiders 21.

Arizona Cardinals +4 @ Washington Redskins

The Cardinals allowed rookie Cam Newton to top the 400 yard passing mountain last Sunday. I'm not saying Rex Grossman is better than Cam Newton, but he's more experienced and the Redskins will have a more balanced offense. Redskins 28, Cardinals 17.

Baltimore Ravens -6 @ Tennessee Titans

The Ravens looked great in their Super Bowl game against Pittsburgh last week and the Titans looked bad in Jacksonville. That said, this is the NFL and things change from week to week. Ravens 24, Titans 20.

Seattle Seahawks +14.5 @ Pittsburgh Steelers

14 ½ is a lot of points to lay in an NFL game. That said, Tavaris Jackson against a Steelers defense that was embarrassed a week ago seems like the right place and time to lay the 14 ½ (or 17 even). Steelers 38, Seahawks 6.

Green Bay Packers -10 @ Carolina Panthers

It's time for Cam Newton to come back to Earth against one of the best passing defenses in football. Without Jon Beason the Panthers will struggle mightily. Packers 28, Panthers 9.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3 @ Minnesota Vikings

This is a matchup of two mediocre to bad teams with major deficiencies. Tampa's Josh Freeman is the better quarterback so the Bucs should win the game. Bucs 20, Vikings 14.

Cleveland Browns -2 @ Indianapolis Colts

Fool me once Colts shame on you, fool me twice and I'm the idiot. Peyton Hillis should have a career day running all over an Indianapolis defense that's missing Gary Brackett and Ernie Sims. Browns 24, Colts 14.

Dallas Cowboys -3 @ San Francisco 49ers

Aside from what the fourth quarter of Sunday night's game may have shown us, Dallas is a really good football team and San Francisco has Alex Smith at quarterback. That's good enough for me. Cowboys 31, 49ers 20.

Houston Texans -3 @ Miami Dolphins

How good are the Texans actually? Just how bad is the Dolphins pass defense? There are still questions about each team and I like the home underdog. Dolphins 24, Texans 21,

San Diego Chargers +7 @ New England Patriots

The Chargers play terrible in October, especially on the East Coast and the Patriots looked unstoppable last Monday. Once again, things change in this league from week to week. In a matchup of Norv Turner vs. Bill Belichick I'll always take the Spygate master, but I think that San Diego keeps it close. Patriots 28, Chargers 24.

Cincinnati Bengals +3.5 @ Denver Broncos

The Broncos have Tim Tebow and the power of God and the Bengals have Andy Dalton and the power of red hair. Neither may play, but I'll take the power of God over red hair. Broncos 24, Bengals 16.

Philadelphia Eagles -3 @ Atlanta Falcons

A certain number of Falcons fans will be cheering for a returning Mike Vick, a guy who admittedly didn't work hard and screwed over Arthur Blank and the rest of the franchise. Vick will get them again on Sunday night. Eagles 31, Falcons 21.

Saint Louis Rams +6 @ New York Giants

Sam Bradford may be better than Eli Manning in just his second season. The Giants defense is battered and bruised and they will have a difficult time with Bradford and the Rams offense, even without Steven Jackson. Rams 21, Giants 17.

Last week: - 6-9-1

Charlie Bernstein is the NFL Insider for ESPN 1080 and 1040 in Orlando/Tampa and the host of "The Sports Crunch" on the Aquarius 7 Broadcasting Network (national), and Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering multiple teams in the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for FoxSports and has been featured on the NFL Network and Sirius NFL Radio. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. You can follow Charlie on Twitter @nflcharlie

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