NFL Office Pool Picks Week 2 with Expert Analysis and ATS Predictions
It was anything but a straightforward Week 1 in the National Football League, with eight underdogs winning outright and wreaking havoc in both survivor pools and office pools everywhere. I believe the best week of the season to find value in the lines is in Week 2 as everyone overreacts to what they saw in Week 1. I have full confidence that we get to double-digit wins this week and push our way toward the top of the office pool standings. All NFL office pool picks are against the spread.
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Week 2 Picks Against the Spread
Washington Football Team -3 over New York Giants – This is a tough spot to lay a field goal with the Football Team. However, even with Taylor Heinicke under center, I believe Washington is the better team. They have the better defense, and we saw how underwhelming the Giants’ offense was in Week 1. Give me the home side here.
Denver Broncos -6 over Jacksonville Jaguars: I have nothing positive to say about the Jaguars. They were completely unprepared for Houston in Week 1, and now they have to face a much stiffer defense. The Broncos did beat up on a bad Giants team, and we see them limiting the Jags’ offense and pulling away for the cover late.
Buffalo Bills -3.5 over Miami Dolphins: One of these teams is 1-0, the other is 0-1. If you asked me before the season started which team would be 0-1, I would have said the Dolphins. Instead, the Bills offense looked lethargic against a good Steelers’ defense, while the Dolphins did just enough to get by the Patriots. I still believe the Bills are the far superior team, and I see the offense bouncing back and contributing to a double-digit win.
Cleveland Browns -12.5 over Houston Texans: The Browns hung tough with the Chiefs, while the Texans beat up on the Jags. The Browns’ offense is really good. And of course, in Browns fashion, they gave away the game. I think they get it right here against an inferior opponent.
Cincinnati Bengals +3 over Chicago Bears: The Bengals were fortunate to win Week 1, but I love what they did on offense and defense. They are looking more and more like a competitive team that is a year or two away from challenging for a wild-card spot. The Bears hung tough with the Rams, but the offense is still a work in progress. Good line on the better team here.
San Francisco 49ers -3.5 over Philadelphia Eagles: Both teams scored a lot of points in Week 1 wins, but I still believe the Niners are the far superior team. They simply took their foot off the gas pedal at halftime and allowed Detroit to sneak close. That won’t happen here, and I see a big day for the Niners again on offense.
New Orleans Saints -3.5 over Carolina Panthers: We fully expected one of these teams to start the season 1-0, but the Saints got a big win over Green Bay to get their season started off on the right foot. If the Panthers can’t execute on offense, the Saints could run away with this game. I like Jameis over Sam in this matchup.
Los Angeles Rams -4 over Indianapolis Colts: The Rams are going to be a scary and dangerous team to play against all season long. They finally have a legit QB. And with their defense, they could beat anyone. The Colts don’t stand a chance, and I see the Rams winning by double-digits.
Pittsburgh Steelers -5.5 over Oakland Raiders: I’ll keep this one short and sweet. This is a major letdown spot for Oakland, so I’m laying the points with the Steelers.
New England Patriots -5.5 over New York Jets: Both of these teams are going to be poor this year, but I’ll take the team with the better head coach. Can’t see Belichick not having his team prepared for this game. Mac Jones outduels Zach Wilson, and the Patriots’ defense is the difference.
Arizona Cardinals -4.5 over Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings simply couldn’t get out of their own way in their Week 1 loss. They had double-digit penalties on the offense and now have to travel to another hostile place to face an even better defense. The Cardinals’ offense is going to be a top unit this year, and we’ll lay this number with them at home.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -12.5 over Atlanta Falcons: The Bucs’ defense is cause for concern, but the Falcons are just the team needed to fix the issues. The Bucs should hang at least 30 on this poor Falcons team, and we see them winning by 14.
Los Angeles Chargers -3 over Dallas Cowboys: Give me the team with the better defense in this one. The Chargers and Cowboys are evenly matched offensively, but the Chargers have the edge on the other side of the football. Not to mention, they have the better coach, which is saying something about Mike McCarthy.
Seattle Seahawks -5.5 over Tennessee Titans: The Seahawks looked great in Week 1, and the Titans looked awful. I’ve heard major overreactions in the days leading up to publishing this, but I still believe the Seahawks are the better team and at home, they should have no issues.
Kansas City Chiefs -3.5 over Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens could not be playing the Chiefs at a worse time. They are on a short week with cross-country travel after an emotional loss on Monday Night Football. The Chiefs hung 33 on the Browns’ defense, so there is no telling how many points they’ll hang on the Ravens’ gassed unit.
Green Bay Packers -10.5 over Detroit Lions: It was never going to be pretty, but the Packers stunk up the joint in Week 1. They are essentially no-showed and got their butts whopped. The Lions scored 24 second-half points against the Niners, but that game was already out of hand. The Packers are at home, and I expect a focused effort from them. Lay the big number here.
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