Week 1 of the NFL season turned out to be one of the best starts to in league history. From a lucky win in Denver to injuries for big name players, Week 1 will surely go down in the records books.
As exciting and hard-hitting as Week 1 was, I feel that there will only be more thrilling action ahead. As I looked at some of the matchups for this week, I realized that both of the prime time games will be exciting. On Sunday night the New York Giants will travel to Dallas and take on the Cowboys. This NFC East showdown is just one of the many great games ahead. The Monday night game will also be exciting as the Indianapolis Colts travel to Miami to play the Dolphins.
Here are my predictions for the upcoming week ahead…
Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons and Michael Turner do well, but just come up short to the explosive offense of the Panthers. Final score: Panthers: 34, Falcons 24
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
Adrian Peterson runs over the weak Lions defense, and the Vikings cruise to an easy victory. While doing this they also hand the lions their 19th straight loss.
Final Score: Vikings 41, Lions 17
Cincinnati Bengals at Green Bay Packers
The Bengals can’t seem to find the solution to Aaron Rodgers and the strong Packers secondary.
Final Score: Packers 24, Bengals: 0
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans
The hard-working Titans defense faces a challenge against Andre Johnson and the Texans, but in the end the Titans pull away with the win.
Final score: Titans 13, Texans 7
Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs
The Raiders’ struggles on defense continue to get worse as the Chiefs pull out a last-second win.
Final Score: Chiefs 13, Raiders: 10
New England Patriots at New York Jets
Tom Brady does well in his second game back. However, Jets rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez has a tough day.
Final Score: Pats 31, Jets 10
New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles
Drew Brees and the unstoppable Saints offense have the edge over the Eagles.
Final Score: Saints 34, Eagles 24
St. Louis Rams at Washington Redskins
Clinton Portis has his game of the year and tramples over the weak Rams defense.
Final Score: Redskins 35, Rams 13
Arizona Cardinals at Jacksonville Jaguars
Maurice Jones-Drew has a shaky start against Arizona but eventually rushes for the game-winning TD. Despite Kurt Warner’s comeback attempt, last years NFC champs fall to 0-2.
Final Score: Jaguars 31, Cardinals 24
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills
The Buccaneers have a tough time scoring but the game stays scoreless until Buffalo scores on a Terrell Owens touchdown.
Final Score: Bills 7, Buccaneers 0
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers have a great offensive game, but their poor defense forces an overtime, the one place that San Francisco cannot win.
Final Score: Seahawks 24, 49ers 21 (OT)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Chicago Bears
Jay Cutler is picked apart by the Steelers defense. Eventually Pittsburgh wins the game in the windy city.
Final Score: Steelers 17, Bears 0
Baltimore Ravens at San Diego Chargers
Darren Sproles is the star of the show as the Chargers get the win against the Ravens.
Final Score: Chargers 17, Ravens 13
Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos
Brady Quinn has a star performance and leads the Browns to a win over Denver.
Final Score: Browns 24, Broncos 10
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Justin Tuck and the Giants defense become too big of a challenge for the Cowboys, who lose the game.
Final Score: Giants 21, Cowboys 10
Indianapolis Colts at Miami Dolphins
Ronnie Brown takes control of the ground game for the Dolphins and leads them to an overtime win against Peyton Manning and the Colts.
Final Score: Dolphins 17, Colts 14
Offensive Player of the Week: Darren Sproles, Chargers
Defensive Player of the Week: James Harrison, Steelers
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