Week 2 NFL Picks: Jets Due For Letdown, Manning Magic To Fade Monday Night

September 13, 2012 12:00 AM
Week 2 NFL Picks: Jets Due For Letdown, Manning Magic To Fade Monday Night
" BOSTON (CBS) — Week 1 is certainly an extraordinarily difficult time to make NFL picks, but it becomes exponentially more difficult for Week 2.

It is this week when the events of one singular game can corrupt your mind and give birth to crazy thoughts inside your brain. Those thoughts this week may include:

The New York Jets are going to score the most points in NFL history. Joe Flacco will win his first NFL MVP this year, when he’ll throw for 4,800 yards. Tony Romo has learned how to win and will lead the Cowboys to 12 victories this season.

Think about it: As difficult as it is to try to predict the events of Week 1, you are at least basing your picks off the previous year, the known abilities of teams’ offseason acquisitions and losses and some preseason action. That’s significantly more than the happenings of a three-hour window from last week.

So for Week 2, I preach caution. What you learned last week is essentially nothing, and it’s far more important to rely on the same knowledge you had going into last week than it is what you got from Wednesday/Sunday/Monday "

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