2009 4-Caster Frank's NFL Picks
Ravens 34 Browns 10
. Since returning in their second incarnation a decade ago the Browns have seemed to lack any sense of direction. The latest bewildering move was hiring Eric Mangini as coach. With so many young assistant being hired elsewhere and big names also available, they chose to hire Mangini who alienated fans, players and management in New York, and now he seems to be doing the same in Cleveland, as the Browns rack up the losses.
Texans 27 Jaguars 13
The Jaguars might be a team on the verge of imploding. Coming off a disappointing season, they are already 0-2, with all eight home games at risk of being blacked out. Meanwhile, Coach Jack Del Rio has already begun to express frustration at his teams play. Look for another bad day in Houston, as they will face another strong passing game.
Redskins 20 Lions 17
The Redskins should win this game, and keep the Lions misery rolling, but if they play like they did against the Rams last week the Lions could win this game. They did after all hang with the Vikings for a half last week. The Redskins are often one of the more bewildering teams in the NFL that often both plays up to the level of their stronger opponents while playing down to the weaklings.
Vikings 24 49ers 13
The 49ers led by Frank Gore are the biggest early surprise at NFL 2-0, beating thier two key division rivals in impressive fashion. However, now playing an early game they will suffer a setback, as the 2-0 Vikings powered by the running of Adrian Peterson play in their home opener in a match up of star Running Backs.
Patriots 31 Falcons 17
If it was not for Leodis McKelvin, and his bone head decision to run the ball out of the endzone, the Patriots would be 0-2. The Falcons have looked sharp at 2-0, with solid performances on both sides of the ball. However, asking the Falcons to win in Foxboro is a tall order, for such a young team. Look for the Pats to put together a strong 60 minutes for the first time this season.
Titans 20 Jets 16
The Titans who had home field in the AFC last season, with a 13-3 season are in danger of starting 0-3 as they face the 2-0 Jets at the Meadowlands. I just can't picture the Titans losing again in this situation as they will be the more desperate team after two frustrating losses to start the season. Look for a strong game from RB Chris Johnson, who will be able to slow the Jets attacking defense.
Eagles 27 Chiefs 10
Kevin Kolb, Jeff Garcia, Michael Vick, or Donovan McNabb it does not matter who starts at Quarterback for the Eagles they will not lose to the Chiefs. No Matter who starts, expect to see allot of Vick as the horrible Chiefs provide the perfect opportunity for him to get his feet wet in his return to the NFL after two years in Prison.
Packers 27 Rams 10
The biggest shock of Week 2, was the Packers home loss to the Bengals. The Packers should be able to bounce back quickly as they face the awful Rams. The Packers defense did not have a good game against the Bengals, but the Rams offense may be one of the worst in the NFL as they have scored a total of seven points in two games.
Giants 27 Buccaneers 9
Just a few years ago this would have been a marquee match up as both were playoff contenders. Now it's just an easy for the Giants. Look for a strong day from Eli Manning, as the Buccaneers defense no longer has the stars to keep up with good offenses like the Giants, while their offense, which also is not very good, will get smothered by the Giants Defense.
Saints 38 Bills 24
The Saints are marching in to the endzone this year, as they have racked up 93 points in their first two games. Look for more aerials from Drew Brees as they face the Bills in an offensive shootout. The Bills do not have the offense to match the Saints, and the secondary to stop Drew Brees, who has anther big day leading the Saints to a 3-0 start.
Bears 24 Seahawks 10
Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck is questionable with a rib fracture. At home the Seahawks have one of the best home field advantages in the league, but against the solid Bears defense they are going to need a healthy Hasselbeck to have a chance, and unless he heals fast the Seahawks may be better off giving Mike Teel a chance.
Steelers 20 Bengals 10
Chad Ochocinco is Tweeting and talking smack all week heading into a game against the Steelers this week. Chad I got one thing to say to you. Child, Please! Look for the Steelers to shut down the Bengals and shut up Ochocinco as the Steelers go into Cincinnati and win again.
Raiders 14 Broncos 10
Maybe it's Richard Seymour, or some talent finally gelling, but the Raiders defense has looked fantastic so far this season. The Broncos, who are Two-for-Ohio, now face a division rival in a key early match up. Look for another tight game, as both defenses will have their way, but in the end the Raiders will with home field edge.
Dolphins 20 Chargers 16
The Chargers are beat up already, with LaDainaian Tomlinson unable to stay healthy. On defense Shawne Merriman is also aching, while the Chargers offensive line is still trying to recover from Week 1 against the Raiders. The Dolphins facing desperation should be able to take advantage of this and get their first win.
Cardinals 27 Colts 20
Despite winning in Miami last week the Colts defense was manhandled as the Dolphins offense racked up more the 45 minutes of possession time. With just six days to recover and facing another road game, it's a tall order to expect the Colts to come out refreshed and win again in primetime. Even with Peyton Manning's ability to pull games out of the fire.
Cowboys 31 Panthers 17
Things are not looking good for the Panthers, as they are 0-2 and heading into Dallas for a Monday Night showdown, under the enormous television screen that will be measured by the Guinness Folks to determine if it's a World Record. Fans will enjoy what they see on that screen this week as Tony Romo should be able to rebound and have a strong game against the Panthers, who have to be concerned over their own QB Jake Delhomme.
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Total Spread: 18-14 .563