NFL picks Week 2: Falcons-Giants and every other game

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January 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews (13) catches the onside kick against the Green Bay Packers during the second half in the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins (-7) at Jacksonville Jaguars

The Dolphins were scrappy and unremarkable in their victory over the Redskins last week, but they got the job done. Another road trip, and another victory. This time it’s a little more comfortable.

Pick: Miami 28, Jacksonville 7

Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Raiders (NO LINE)

There is no line currently due to Derek Carr’s injury, whose status is unclear heading into Week 2. If he plays, the Raiders have a slight chance, if not we can forget about it. Baltimore’s defense was strong against Denver and will dominate again even sans Terrell Suggs. Their offense can only improve, too.

Pick: Baltimore 21, Oakland 6

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (-5)

How the Cowboys won that game is beyond me. While the Eagles lost, they looked pretty strong in the second half on Monday night and will test the Cowboys’ defense all game long. With no Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray switching sides, the Eagles get their season up and running.

Pick: Philadelphia 28, Dallas 13

Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers (-4)

A repeat of the NFC Championship Game, except this time it’s in Green Bay. It’s too tough to call, so I’m going to give the edge to Aaron Rodgers at home. Rodgers led the Packers to a 9-0 record at Lambeau last year (including playoffs), and they have too many weapons on offense to exploit a Kam Chancellor-less defense.

Pick: Green Bay 24, Seattle 20

New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts (-7.5)

Andrew Luck struggled against a strong Bills front-seven, and the Jets pose a similar threat albeit without Sheldon Richardson and probably Antonio Cromartie. Nevertheless, at home Luck will be too strong for an improving Jets team.

Pick: Indianapolis 27, New York 14

Last week: 10-6
Season: 10-6

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