Each week of the NFL season, Dan Caesar of the Post-Dispatch sports staff offers his predictions.
|Buccaneers at |
|Giants by 7||TB looks improved, but won at home last week. Now plays at angry (0-1) NY bunch.||Giants 27, |
|Cardinals at |
|Patriots by 13½||Kolb at QB for ARIZ; Pats' biggest concern is not to look ahead to BALT next week.||Patriots 30, |
|Vikings at |
|Vikings by 3||IND QB Luck's 1st home start and Colts minus key DE Freeney. MIN RB Peterson rolls.||Vikings 20, |
|Saints at |
|Saints by 2½||Look for NO to bounce back from Week 1 loss, win shootout with Newton, CAR.||Saints 34, |
|Chiefs at |
|Bills by 3||Both fizzled in Week 1, now BUF offense is banged up; KC gets back LB Tamba Hali.||Bills 27, |
|Ravens at |
|Eagles by 2½||BALT pass attack on the rise. For PHA, QB Vick must deal with banged-up WR corps.||Eagles 24, |
|Raiders at |
|Raiders by 2||Both 0-1, but OAK at least has experienced QB (Palmer), MIA has rookie Tannehill.||Raiders 24, |
|Browns at |
|Bengals by 7||CLE rookie QB Weeden (5.1 passer rating) makes 1st road start. That's a tough task.||Bengals 24, |
|Texans at |
|Texans by 7||HOU looks as good as advertised, JAX seems improved but faces tough one here.||Texans 27, |
|Cowboys at |
|Cowboys by 3||DAL was sharp in season-opener 11 days ago vs. Giants, but letdown possible in noisy SEA. Seahawks will try to get RB Lynch going vs. untested DAL run defense.||Seahawks 23, |
|Redskins at |
|Redskins by 3½||WAS rookie QB Griffin III makes 2nd road start in row, not a good sign, but STL still team in transition under new coach Fisher and don't trust it yet. Very tough call.||Redskins 21, |
|Jets at |
|Steelers by 5½||Jets QB Sanchez sharp last week, but has stern test vs. PIT defense. Steelers (0-1) mad.||Steelers 23, |
|Titans at |
|Chargers by 6½||TEN QB Locker's 1st road start; SD RB Mathew (clavicle, missed opener) hopes to play.||Chargers 31, |
|Lions at |
|49ers by 7||SF whipped GB last week now gets another toughie. DET defensive backfield banged up, but offense should be better after sub-par performance in Week 1 win over STL.||49ers 24, |
|Broncos at |
|Falcons by 3||Den QB Manning sharp in return last week, but ATL even better, should roll here.||Falcons 31, |
PICK OF THE WEEK TO WIN: Patriots.
PICK OF THE WEEK vs. POINT SPREAD: Chargers.
Overall • Last week: 11-5. Season: 11-5.
Vs. Point spread • Last week: 12-4. Season • 12-4.
Pick of the week to win • Last week: Right. Season: 1-0.
Pick of week vs. spread • Last week: Wrong. Season: 0-1.
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