Each week of the NFL season, Dan Caesar of the Post-Dispatch sports staff offers his predictions.

GAMELINECOMMENT CAESAR'S PICK
Buccaneers at
Giants
Giants by 7 TB looks improved, but won at home last week. Now plays at angry (0-1) NY bunch. Giants 27,
Buccaneers 17
Cardinals at
Patriots
Patriots by 13½Kolb at QB for ARIZ; Pats' biggest concern is not to look ahead to BALT next week.Patriots 30,
Cardinals 17
Vikings at
Colts
Vikings by 3IND QB Luck's 1st home start and Colts minus key DE Freeney. MIN RB Peterson rolls.Vikings 20,
Colts 13
Saints at
Panthers
Saints by 2½Look for NO to bounce back from Week 1 loss, win shootout with Newton, CAR.Saints 34,
Panthers 30
Chiefs at
Bills
Bills by 3Both fizzled in Week 1, now BUF offense is banged up; KC gets back LB Tamba Hali.Bills 27,
Chiefs 23
Ravens at
Eagles
Eagles by 2½BALT pass attack on the rise. For PHA, QB Vick must deal with banged-up WR corps.Eagles 24,
Ravens 20
Raiders at
Dolphins
Raiders by 2Both 0-1, but OAK at least has experienced QB (Palmer), MIA has rookie Tannehill.Raiders 24,
Dolphins 13
Browns at
Bengals
Bengals by 7CLE rookie QB Weeden (5.1 passer rating) makes 1st road start. That's a tough task.Bengals 24,
Browns 10
Texans at
Jaguars
Texans by 7 HOU looks as good as advertised, JAX seems improved but faces tough one here. Texans 27,
Jaguars 21
Cowboys at
Seahawks
Cowboys by 3DAL 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,
Cowboys 20
Redskins at
Rams
Redskins by 3½WAS 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,
Rams 17
Jets at
Steelers
Steelers by 5½Jets QB Sanchez sharp last week, but has stern test vs. PIT defense. Steelers (0-1) mad. Steelers 23,
Jets 17
Titans at
Chargers
Chargers by 6½TEN QB Locker's 1st road start; SD RB Mathew (clavicle, missed opener) hopes to play.Chargers 31,
Titans 13
Lions at
49ers
49ers by 7SF 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,
Lions 20
MONDAYLINECOMMENT CAESAR'S PICK
Broncos at
Falcons
Falcons by 3Den QB Manning sharp in return last week, but ATL even better, should roll here.Falcons 31,
Broncos 23

PICK OF THE WEEK TO WIN: Patriots.

PICK OF THE WEEK vs. POINT SPREAD: Chargers.

CAESAR'S RECORD

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.