Picks From The Pine: 2016 NFL Week Two

Jeff Fisher - Los Angeles Rams

Ok. Turns out we needed a warm up week for our picks. That’s what we get for skipping the preseason.

After everyone turned in 1-3 performances in week 11, we’re looking to bounce back in a big way with week two. Technically we all scored more than the Los Angeles Rams though.

Game of the Week #1: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings

Steve: Green Bay will beat Sammy Bradford and the Vikes because that poor SOB can’t catch a break.

Pick: Green Bay Packers

David: Shaun Hill or Sam Bradford, doesn’t matter because both former Rams will continue their losing ways.

Pick: Green Bay Packers

Tim: In 2014, Shaun Hill did the unthinkable by leading the Rams to consecutive victories, while Bradford watched from sidelines. This year, his winning streak stops at 1.

Pick: Green Bay Packers

Jason: I went against the Packers in week 1 thinking they would come out flat in Jacksonville. And they kind of did, but still held on for the win. I’m picking them to get some of their shit together in week 2, and I’m looking for a big game from Jordy Nelson2.

Pick: Green Bay Packers

Game of the Week #2: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers

Steve: I’m looking for the Steelers to continue what they got going last week and to Antonio Brown to get me some more fantasy points!

Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers

David: Pitt’s offense looks pretty damn good right now. No signs of slowing down.

Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers

Tim: Bengals will be distracted because they are still wondering how they lost that playoff game to them last year.

Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers

Jason: Around week 14 last season I was picking the Steelers to make a Super Bowl run. And I still think they would have had it not been for injuries slowing them down right at the end of the season. Even though they were gifted the playoffs by the Bengals. I still think Big Ben and Antonio Brown at home is too much for the Red Rifle and A.J. Green to handle.3 This should be a battle either way.

Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers

Lock of the Week

Steve: Seattle Seahawks “at” Los Angeles Rams

Reason: Rams

Pick: Seattle Seahawks

David: Seattle Seahawks “at” Los Angeles Rams

This will be a bloodbath reminiscent of the ending scene of Money Talks at the Coliseum.

Pick: Seattle Seahawks

Tim: San Francisco 49ers at Carolina Panthers

I’m no expert, but I believe when one team is a 13 point favorite, that means they are better.

Pick: Carolina Panthers

Jason: Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Raiders

I am all aboard the Raider train at being a sneakily decent team. This team is right in the Jeff Fisher range. They could easily go 7-9 or 9-7. Derek Carr and Amari Cooper are shaping up to be a nice QB / WR combo. Aside from that I don’t know much about the Raiders other than Latavius Murray is pretty ok. This team just screams out slightly above average. The Falcons, meanwhile, are just bad. Even with the Matt Ryan to Julio Jones combination. They just can’t seem to figure out how to win football game.

Pick: Oakland Raiders

Upset of the Week

Steve: Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins

Picking Dak Prescott to keep going on his strong week 1.

Pick: Dallas Cowboys

David: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals

Sophmore “Famous” Jameis Winston over Carson “As Old As Arnold” Palmer.

Pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tim: Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos

First game Colts-Broncos game not involving Peyton Manning since 1993. I’ll take the veteran QB Luck over the 1st year starter Siemian.

Pick: Indianapolis Colts

Jason: New Orleans Saints at New York Giants

The Saints probably should have won their opener against New Orleans, but forgot how to defense. I’m not sold on the Giants yet even with a narrow victory over Dak Prescott and the Cowboys. Drew Brees is slightly better than Dak Prescott. Though OBJ could have a huge game against a Saints defense that gave up 35 to the Raiders. I still expect Drew Brees to beat Janoris Jenkins enough times to offset anything OBJ does.


Pick: New Orleans Saints


  1. Thanks for nothing Arizona Cardinals
  2. Fantasy team!
  3. Why don’t Antonio Brown and A.J. Green have sweet nicknames?


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