RJ's Pick - Lions by 2
Seattle (1-0) @ Arizona (0-1) - 4:05 PM [Sheridan's Line - Seahawks by 3]
Seattle beat the Bucs in Week One. QB Matt Hasselbeck looked sharp, completing 17 of 24 passes for 222 yards and a TD. RB Shaun Alexander added a TD on the ground, and the defense (five sacks and three forced fumbles) did all the rest. Arizona lost to the 49ers on Monday night. QB Matt Leinart looked pretty bad, completing only 50% of his passes for just over 100 yards, and throwing two picks. The bright spot for the Cardinals was RB Edgerrin James, who ran for 92 yards and a TD. The defense performed fairly well, especially LB Karlos Dansby and DT Darnell Dockett. This should be a relatively low-scoring game.
RJ's Pick - Seattle by 6
Dallas (1-0) @ Miami (0-1) - 4:05 PM [Sheridan's Line - Cowboys by 3½]
The Cowboys put up an impressive 45 points in their victory over the Giants on Sunday night. QB Tony Romo threw for 345 yards and four TDs, and ran for another. But their defense kept letting the Giants get back in the game. And NT Jason Ferguson might be out for the rest of the year due to an elbow injury he suffered in the first quarter. The Dolphins lost to the Redskins 16-13 in OT last week. QB Trent Green played well, completing 24 of 38 passes for 219 yards and one TD. LB Zach Thomas was a wild man with 13 tackles and a sack. Unfortunately, their running game was nonexistent, and they lost the coin-toss to start overtime (and hence, the game). Miami needs to run the ball early and with some success in order to open up the passing game against a porous Cowboys secondary. Romo is not going to be superhuman every week, and Miami's defense has a good chance of forcing him into some (*cough*) mental errors. I'm thinking upset here.
RJ's Pick - Miami by 3
Kansas City (0-1) @ Chicago (0-1) - 4:15 PM [Sheridan's Line - Bears by 12]
Kansas City looked horrible in their Week One loss to the Texans. QB Damon Huard threw no TDs and two INTs. They could only manage 72 yards on the ground. They turned the ball over four times. Things will not get any easier for the Chiefs offense this week, as they must face the Bears formidable defense. Chicago lost their opener to San Diego, 14-3. They got absolutely murdered in the time-of-possession, controlling the ball for less than 23 minutes. QB Rex Grossman was inept, as usual. I predict a very low-scoring game, with Kansas City heading into Week Three without having scored an offensive TD.