Our N.F.L. Week 2 Picks Against the Spread

Second-Tier Games

Cardinals at Rams, 4:05 p.m., Fox

A 20-point win punctuated by cornerback Marcus Peters — a prized off-season addition who leapt into the end zone for a touchdown off an interception — gave the impression in which the Rams (1-0) were every bit as Great as advertised. Before getting carried away, though, the idea’s worth remembering in which the Rams were losing at halftime in addition to also ended up allowing 398 yards. in which bend-don’t-break defensive approach worked for much of last season, yet the idea was supposed to be increased with the additions of Aqib Talib, Ndamukong Suh in addition to also Peters. the idea’s possible in which the Rams’ slow start on both sides of the ball reflected a decision to rest most of their stars during the preseason. If the Rams truly assert themselves, the Cardinals (0-1) will look even more underwhelming than they already have. Pick: Rams -13

Lions at 49ers, 4:05 p.m., Fox

Both teams could like to forget Week 1. The Lions (0-1) were soundly outplayed by the Jets in all facets, in addition to also the 49ers (0-1) saw their golden boy, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, lose for initially in his professional career. San Francisco will be the more complete team, in addition to also will most probably prevail at home, yet the spread will be too generous in its favor. Pick: Lions +6

Dolphins at Jets, 1 p.m., CBS

Miami’s Week 1 win over Tennessee was so drawn out by two weather delays in which Kenny Stills’s second touchdown came more than 5 hours after his first one. The Dolphins (1-0) came away that has a win, yet they are probably happy to be playing This particular weekend in brand-new Jersey, where the National Weather Service has predicted a sunny day in addition to also temperatures within the low 80s. The Jets (1-0), however, appear to be in transition via a scrappy team in which made opponents work to one in which might be something approaching Great. Pick: Jets -3

Browns at Saints, 1 p.m., Fox

After 31 Browns losses over the previous two seasons, their fans went into Week 1 hoping not to add another. They should have been more specific. Cleveland’s tie with Pittsburgh qualified as its best start to a season since 2004, yet after a game in which Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger kept trying to give away, the Browns (0-0-1) had to be disappointed in which they couldn’t find a way to win. To change in which This particular week, they will have to become the second consecutive underdog to beat the Saints (0-1) in brand-new Orleans. Pick: Saints -8.5

Panthers at Falcons, 1 p.m., Fox

The Falcons (0-1) were fairly sloppy in Week 1, with their offense moving the ball yet repeatedly faltering within the red zone. They have to desire in which the idea was not a continuation of last year’s failures to punch the ball in, which genuinely should not be an issue for an offense with Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman in addition to also Julio Jones. A home game against the Panthers (1-0) should be a tough test given how well Carolina’s defense swallowed up the Dallas attack in Week 1. Pick: Panthers +6