PFT’s Week Two picks

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And we’re off. Literally.

Through Week One, MDS and I are in midseason pick form. He went 10-6 in the first slate of games. I was one behind, at 9-7.

We disagree on only one game this week. All picks appear below.

For picks against the spread, check out the “Best Bets” video. He was 2-1 last week, and I went 1-1-1, with a push coming from Seattle’s three-point loss at Denver.

Ravens at Bengals

MDS’s take: The winner of this one is all alone in first place in the AFC North after Week Two. I think it’s the Ravens, coming off a dominating performance over the Bills.

MDS’s pick: Ravens 24, Bengals 17.

Florio’s take: The winner of this one takes over first place in the AFC North. And the Ravens will never look back.

Florio’s pick: Ravens 30, Bengals 20.


Panthers at Falcons

MDS’s take: Matt Ryan turned in a disappointing performance against the Eagles, but I think he’ll bounce back and the Falcons will match the Panthers at 1-1 in the NFC South.

MDS’s pick: Falcons 28, Panthers 20.

Florio’s take: The best division in football delivers a great Week Two contest. Edge goes to the team with three days of extra rest, and the privilege of playing at home.

Florio’s pick: Falcons 24, Panthers 21.


Colts at Washington

MDS’s take: Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson looked like an excellent pair of running backs in Week One, and I think they’ll have a big game against a suspect Colts defense.

MDS’s pick: Washington 23, Colts 20.

Florio’s take: Just as the home team’s 50-year sellout streak prepares to end, the home team prepares to potentially be pretty good.

Florio’s pick: Washington 23, Colts 14.


Texans at Titans

MDS’s take: Deshaun Watson looked a little rusty in Week One, but I think he’s going to have a good Week Two against a Titans defense that looked like it had some holes in it last week.

MDS’s pick: Texans 30, Titans 20.

Florio’s take: Houston’s new team visits Houston’s old team and the better team erases a bad AFC East road memory from Week One.

Florio’s pick: Texans 21, Titans 16.


Eagles at Buccaneers

MDS’s take: I’m tempted to pick the Buccaneers to keep rolling with Ryan Fitzpatrick, but I just can’t pull the trigger on an upset of the defending champions.

MDS’s pick: Eagles 21, Buccaneers 20.

Florio’s take: Doug Pederson understands the challenge of making key decisions during the flow of the game well enough to find a way to deliver. The fact that the Bucs are banged up makes that a little easier.

Florio’s pick: Eagles 30, Buccaneers 24.


Chiefs at Steelers

MDS’s take: I loved the Chiefs’ new-look offense in Week One, and I think Patrick Mahomes will continue to play well in Week Two.

MDS’s pick: Chiefs 34, Steelers 31.

Florio’s take: The Chiefs navigate a tough early-season road schedule with a pair of wins, thanks to a potent offense and a good-enough defense.

Florio’s pick: Chiefs 23, Steelers 20.


Dolphins at Jets

MDS’s take: I thought the Jets’ Week One win was more about the Lions being bad than the Jets being good, but I think Sam Darnold will be a little better in his second start and the Jets will move to 2-0.

MDS’s pick: Jets 24, Dolphins 21.

Florio’s take: The overlooked Miami resurgence continues with an outcome that, after Monday night, will be regarded as an upset. It shouldn’t be.

Florio’s pick: Dolphins 20, Jets 17.


Chargers at Bills

MDS’s take: You could look at the Bills one of two ways: “This team sucks so Nathan Peterman has to be benched,” or “This team sucks so they’d be crazy to throw Josh Allen to the wolves.” Either way, the Bills lose.

MDS’s pick: Chargers 30, Bills 14.

Florio’s take: Poor Josh Allen.

Florio’s pick: Chargers 27, Bills 10.


Vikings at Packers

MDS’s take: I wish I could know for sure whether Aaron Rodgers will be healthy on Sunday. If he is I think the Packers win, if he’s not I think the Vikings win. I think Rodgers will be able to go.

MDS’s pick: Packers 20, Vikings 17.

Florio’s take: If Aaron Rodgers plays, Green Bay wins. If he doesn’t play Green Bay loses. Best guess at this point is that Rodgers finds a way.

Florio’s pick: Packers 27, Vikings 20.


Browns at Saints

MDS’s take: The Saints did not look good in Week One, but a visit from the Browns always helps a team turn things around.

MDS’s pick: Saints 31, Browns 17.

Florio’s take: Hey, 0-1-1 is still better than 0-2.

Florio’s pick: Saints 42, Browns 27.


Lions at 49ers

MDS’s take: Jimmy Garoppolo should bounce back against a Lions defense that looked lost in its first game under new coach Matt Patricia.

MDS’s pick: 49ers 35, Lions 21.

Florio’s take: Matt Patricia faces a quarterback with whom he has plenty of first-hand experience, and Kyle Shanahan faces a former defensive coordinator whom Shanahan wishes he didn’t have one specific experience with a/k/a 28-3.

Florio’s pick: 49ers 31, Lions 20.


Cardinals at Rams

MDS’s take: Sam Bradford stunk in Week One, and Aaron Donald will make his life miserable in Week Two.

MDS’s pick: Rams 24, Cardinals 10.

Florio’s take: At least when the Cardinals limp home, they won’t have to go very far.

Florio’s pick: Rams 34, Cardinals 17.


Patriots at Jaguars

MDS’s take: The AFC Championship Game rematch should be a good one, and I think Tom Brady will have some fourth-quarter heroics.

MDS’s pick: Patriots 30, Jaguars 27.

Florio’s take: Go ahead and put your best corner on Gronk, Jags, and watch what happens when that corner isn’t available to cover any of the team’s receivers. Also, Blake Bortles.

Florio’s pick: Patriots 24, Jaguars 20.


Raiders at Broncos

MDS’s take: I’m expecting a better game from Case Keenum in Week Two, after he looked a little shaky but still managed to pull out a win in Week One. The Broncos should win comfortably.

MDS’s pick: Broncos 28, Raiders 17.

Florio’s take: The skunk at the Oakland Coliseum will be glad to see the Raiders on the road for a week, if only to improve temporarily the scent of the place.

Florio’s pick: Broncos 27, Raiders 17.


Giants at Cowboys

MDS’s take: This looks like an ugly, low-scoring game to me, but I think Dak Prescott will put just enough points on the board for the Cowboys to win it.

MDS’s pick: Cowboys 13, Giants 10.

Florio’s take: This has the feel of an all-too-early elimination game, even if it isn’t. Home team gets the edge, primarily because the offensive line is better than New York’s wall of blockers.

Florio’s pick: Cowboys 17, Giants 13.


Seahawks at Bears

MDS’s take: I think the Bears will be reeling after Sunday night’s meltdown.

MDS’s pick: Seahawks 20, Bears 10.

Florio’s take: The Bears may need a while to recover from Week One. With road games at Denver and Chicago to start the season, the Seahawks may need to figure out who they pissed off at the league office.

Florio’s pick:  Seahawks 23, Bears 17.

118 responses to “PFT’s Week Two picks

  1. I love how they pick us to win every game (and the Super Bowl!) because they love our guy Rodgers, despite the fact that our roster severely lacks talent (thanks, Ted!) and we can’t win games when they matter in the playoffs. I hope you guys are finally right tho!

  2. It’s Andy Dalton in prime time, so we know how this story will end.

    Ravens 27
    Bengals 14

    Also, I find it funny that PFT posted two articles today about Aaron Rodgers’ lingering injury from Sunday and the possibility that Davonte Adams may not play Sunday, but both Florio and MDS still picked the Packers to win. If Rodgers plays hurt and Adams misses the game, that swings the advantage heavily towards the Vikings.

  3. The whole put a corner on Gronk idea sounds fantastic.

    How about the running game? If the pats go 11 personnel with 3 receivers and Gronk on the field- Ramsay, I would love to see you line up in tight against Gronk. You will get mauled son.

    That’s the issue with who you match up on Gronk. Put a corner or safety on him, he can kill them inside or outside in the passing game- plus he’s just a good blocker in general.

    Put a corner on him, he can still line up out wide and be really tough to guard, but he can also line up inside and all of a sudden, the biggest mismatch may be in the running game.

    Gronk isn’t a one trick pony. He’s the most dangerous receiving threat they have by far and he still racks up the yards and touchdowns.

    As much as Ramsay thinks it, everyone besides him isn’t that dumb. Does he really think that he’s the first guy to think of putting a corner on Gronk? Come on guy. The only thing that was news in Jalen’s rants was his intelligence clearly not being on par with his athletic ability.

  4. I’m just glad to see even Viking’s fans know how they suck. For far to long we’ve had to listen to Viking’s fans talk about being good.

    41-0 is forever.

  5. rexdarteskimospy says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Also, I find it funny that PFT posted two articles today about Aaron Rodgers’ lingering injury from Sunday and the possibility that Davonte Adams may not play Sunday, but both Florio and MDS still picked the Packers to win. If Rodgers plays hurt and Adams misses the game, that swings the advantage heavily towards the Vikings

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    The media loves gb and Aaron Rodgers. Comparing Rodgers to Willis Reed was insulting to Willis Reed.

  6. You have to respect the Bucs after their opening game win. I always thought Ryan Fitzpatrick was a good QB. This could boil down to depth in the fourth quarter.

  7. Florio’s take: If Aaron Rodgers plays, Green Bay wins. If he doesn’t play Green Bay loses. Best guess at this point is that Rodgers finds a way.

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    Rodgers is 1-2 in the last three full games against the Vikings. It’s not like Zimmer hasn’t had to game-plan for him before.

  8. So we get arealiastic Viking fan and arealistic Packer fan. Realistically, someone has too much time on their hands…

  9. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:37 pm
    The question is whether the Vikings will be able to overcome all those 15-yard roughing the passer penalties they’ll get every time they touch Rodgers. Which will be a lot.

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    Don’t forget the spot fouls for pass interference, which Rhodes does on every play.

  10. I can’t argue with your outcome on the Browns/Saints game because it is the Browns but those scores are ridiculous. You truly think the Browns defense will give up more points than the Bills defense the way last weeks games looked let alone give up near 40? Do you expect the starting D to get injured in a plain crash or something?

  11. amurdora says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:27 pm
    I’m just glad to see even Viking’s fans know how they suck. For far to long we’ve had to listen to Viking’s fans talk about being good.

    41-0 is forever.

    ////////

    So was your choke job against Seattle blew 16 point lead, Favre’s INT to Webster in OT, Rodgers fumble on a sack in overtime against the Cardinals. Couldn’t tackle Kap and give up a first down and lost to the 9ers. So there has been futility on both ends.

  12. I’m tuning in for the latest Kaepernick ad where he dismantles the system by selling light beer or maybe car insurance.

  13. Florio’s take: The winner of this one takes over first place in the AFC North. And the Ravens will never look back.
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    and you do realize the qb for the ravens is… joe flacco? smh

  14. Troll says Pack can’t win games that count, they have more championships than any other team 😂
    DEFINITELY more than the pathetic Vikings.

  15. Jaguars 23 Patriots 20 I had the Pats losing their first two games unfortunately and I don’t see how they can win this week without Edelman. Jags D will shut down Gronk forcing more passes to Patterson which won’t be enough. Chargers 49 Bills 14 this will be a whopping of epic proportions the Bills are in for a long year.

  16. What’s KC’s record against the Steelers over the past 4 seasons? Chiefs secondary needs to be better than they were week 1. Could be a big day for AB and JuJu. Can see both teams putting up a lot of points.

  17. blah773 said:

    Florio’s take: The winner of this one takes over first place in the AFC North. And the Ravens will never look back.
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    and you do realize the qb for the ravens is… joe flacco? smh

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    Florio had picked the Ravens to beat the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game in his preseason picks. At least he’s sticking to his guns.

  18. mrdarkness13 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:51 pm
    amurdora says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:27 pm
    I’m just glad to see even Viking’s fans know how they suck. For far to long we’ve had to listen to Viking’s fans talk about being good.

    41-0 is forever.

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    So was your choke job against Seattle blew 16 point lead, Favre’s INT to Webster in OT, Rodgers fumble on a sack in overtime against the Cardinals. Couldn’t tackle Kap and give up a first down and lost to the 9ers. So there has been futility on both ends.

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    Good thing you were specific on which Favre’s INT you were referring to cause I can think of the most heartbreaking one he ever threw not being while he was a Packer.

    And yeah, there has been a lot of futility from the Packers. Our 4 Superbowl Trophies not getting cleaned regularly, our decades of dominance, and our passing off of our talent to lesser teams in the division so they too can say they had a HOF QB.

  19. September 13, 2018 at 12:58 pm
    Florio’s take: The winner of this one takes over first place in the AFC North. And the Ravens will never look back.
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    and you do realize the qb for the ravens is… joe flacco? smh
    Of course Florio knows that. SBMVP Joe Flacco?

  20. weepingjebus says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I’m tuning in for the latest Kaepernick ad where he dismantles the system by selling light beer or maybe car insurance.
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    The Russians are probably working on inserting him into ads for everything, resulting in the collapse of US commerce.

  21. farewellfaircruelty says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:59 pm
    Troll says Pack can’t win games that count, they have more championships than any other team 😂
    DEFINITELY more than the pathetic Vikings.
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    So explain to us all how those championships affect Sundays game and this year? You were not even around for half of those championships. Modern NFL since the merger that honor goes to the Steelers with 6 and thats the REAL title town. Green Bay only has 4 Championships in the modern era. Pats, 9ers and Cowboys all have 5. Rodgers has as many rings as Foles, let that sink in before anointing him the GOAT.

    Go put on the Little River Band , makes some tea and listen to the cut Reminiscing in your safe space.

  22. Everyone assumes the Ravens will be all pollen & swissed from last year’s week 17 playoffs deathknell outcome, but Stripes likewise has every reason of their own to be harboring grating motivational grudges of their own from the week 1 o-2o pasting Baltimorgue administered them in the ’17 home opener.

    This team reminds me a lot of Dalton & Green’s rookie season, in which those 2 top picks were sucked into the leadership vacuum left by the prickley Palmer desertion & assumed implosion to follow & also on the heels of the lockout uncertainty. Those bengals shocked the world & kicked off the skein of consecutive playoff appearances only broken the last 2 seasons

    Player led offseason unity in the wake of the lockout was a credited factor in the success of Dalton/Green 1.o from jump. Ironically, backup QB & Palmer’s little brother Jordan along with Domata Peko most organized & led the voluntary player impromptu informal team offseason workouts, which further allowed Stripes to formulate this new culture & with the veteran RB Cedric Benson burning to prove he was worthy of his former Top 5 pick bellcow status …

    Only it flips to Dalton & Green are now reliable old hands & Mixon is the fledgling force bent on proving capable of bellcow production worthy the same high level of pre-incident regard … and the ‘presumed’ (& that’s all it was) offseason Lewis uncertainty & then the 2 ‘new’ coordinator coaching overhaul facilitates a similar culture reset opportunity. This will actually become now Lewis’s 2nd such reboot here too i.e. Marvin 3.o

    Florio had the chance here to keep riding the bandwagon and is blowing it lol. All time series 22-22 bragging rites are also on the line here too. Anyway, that’s my theory & i’m stickin’ to it

  23. Vikings 38 – Packers 7.

    You’re not really that stupid and arrogant to put Rodgers’ season on the line are you?
    I’ll really enjoy my team kicking your ass at Lambeau. Again.

  24. flviking says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:39 pm
    rexdarteskimospy says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Also, I find it funny that PFT posted two articles today about Aaron Rodgers’ lingering injury from Sunday and the possibility that Davonte Adams may not play Sunday, but both Florio and MDS still picked the Packers to win. If Rodgers plays hurt and Adams misses the game, that swings the advantage heavily towards the Vikings

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    The media loves gb and Aaron Rodgers. Comparing Rodgers to Willis Reed was insulting to Willis Reed.

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    Really? Insulting to Willis Reed? You need a history lesson. Willis Reed came out of the locker room after getting an injection in his leg and his appearance drew a thunderous reaction from Knicks fans in the garden. He came out for the tipoff, then scored the first two baskets of the game. They were his only points in that game. Walt Frazier was the true hero of that Knicks win. He scored 36 points and had 19 assists. Reed played only 27 minutes in that game and after he scored the first two buckets, he was a non-factor the rest of the way.
    Rodgers’ performance on Sunday evening was even more spectacular than what Reed did.

  25. amurdora says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:06 pm
    mrdarkness13 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:51 pm
    amurdora says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:27 pm
    I’m just glad to see even Viking’s fans know how they suck. For far to long we’ve had to listen to Viking’s fans talk about being good.

    41-0 is forever.

    ////////

    So was your choke job against Seattle blew 16 point lead, Favre’s INT to Webster in OT, Rodgers fumble on a sack in overtime against the Cardinals. Couldn’t tackle Kap and give up a first down and lost to the 9ers. So there has been futility on both ends.

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    Good thing you were specific on which Favre’s INT you were referring to cause I can think of the most heartbreaking one he ever threw not being while he was a Packer.

    And yeah, there has been a lot of futility from the Packers. Our 4 Superbowl Trophies not getting cleaned regularly, our decades of dominance, and our passing off of our talent to lesser teams in the division so they too can say they had a HOF QB.
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    Again how are those trophies going to help you Sunday? Decades of Dominance? Between 1972 and 1995 the Packers had Zero yes Zero playoff wins because they didn’t make the playoffs for 23 years. There was Packer football before the Favre/ Rodgers era that was really bad football. But just like a bad divorce Packer fans don’t want to talk about it. Packers fans will say that’s ancient history but are quick to point out 13 World Championships.

  26. mrdarkness13 says:

    So explain to us all how those championships affect Sundays game and this year? You were not even around for half of those championships. Modern NFL since the merger that honor goes to the Steelers with 6 and thats the REAL title town. Green Bay only has 4 Championships in the modern era. Pats, 9ers and Cowboys all have 5. Rodgers has as many rings as Foles, let that sink in before anointing him the GOAT.
    Go put on the Little River Band , makes some tea and listen to the cut Reminiscing in your safe space.

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    My trusted brother,

    Please tell me you don’t buy into this terrible idea that one person wins championships?!!?!

    Please tell me that you don’t believe that Trent Dilfer is a better QB than Dan Marino. That Tyrod Taylor is a better QB than Phillip Rivers. Please tell me that my own fanbase is NOT THIS STUPID!!!!

    I have to believe that we can be better.

  27. blah773 said:

    Florio’s take: The winner of this one takes over first place in the AFC North. And the Ravens will never look back.
    —————
    and you do realize the qb for the ravens is… joe flacco? smh
    ————————
    I think he does realize that.

  28. I am a long time Packers fan and I think the reason we will probably lose this game is because of Mike McCarthy.
    In the first half of Sunday night’s game against the Bears, Khalil Mack was destroying the Packers offensive line, particularly RT Brian Bulaga, who had major knee surgery (again) and is still not at 100%. So — the smart thing to do since the Packers cut both of their FB’s and do not have one on their roster (another dumb move) was to put Marcedes Lewis — the best blocking TE in the league — in the game next to Bulaga or even in the backfield to help stop their pass rush. But Lewis only played a total of 9 plays the whole game. What did you sign him for if when your QB is getting hammered, you don’t use him?? That’s just plain stupid. But that’s Mike McCarthy.
    Mike McCarthy is one of the most over-rated head coaches in the game. If it weren’t for Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, he’d have been fired years ago and no one would even remember who he was.
    I see the Vikings winning this game, 31 to 23. Even with a healthy Rodgers, it would have been tough to win this game. But with him not being able to move around as he normally does, I think it’s going to be a loss for the Packers. I just hope Rodgers doesn’t get hurt worse. Because you know the Vikings will be taking every opportunity they can to hit him hard.

  29. Definitely picking the Chiefs. Steelers are one and done. ONE game against Cleveland that they should have lost. DONE for the season.

  30. Why does every Weekly Picks and Power Rankings turn into a trolling contest between Packers and Vikings fans? Geez…just let the games play out and then talk trash.

  31. mrdarkness13 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Again how are those trophies going to help you Sunday? Decades of Dominance? Between 1972 and 1995 the Packers had Zero yes Zero playoff wins because they didn’t make the playoffs for 23 years. There was Packer football before the Favre/ Rodgers era that was really bad football. But just like a bad divorce Packer fans don’t want to talk about it. Packers fans will say that’s ancient history but are quick to point out 13 World Championships.

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    I’m blessed enough where the very first football game I ever watched was Favre’s first game, so I don’t know anything more than rumors and lies told by old people about the Packers fate in the 70’s and 80’s to scare small children into going to sleep. Kind of like how old people talk about the Vikings once being good to soothe their souls with so much misery. Not unlike Bears fans.

  32. Frazier28/7 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:16 pm
    Vikings 38 – Packers 7.
    You’re not really that stupid and arrogant to put Rodgers’ season on the line are you?
    I’ll really enjoy my team kicking your ass at Lambeau. Again.

    ——

    I’m surprised we can say ass on here. Whenever I try my comment doesn’t get posted.

    I wish I could have as much faith in manly purple dominance as you do!!

  33. Question: How many Packer fans does it take to replace a burned out light bulb? Answer: 100. One to actually replace the bulb and 99 to talk about how great the old one was.

    Vikings will beat Packers this weekend with or without Rodgers. If he doesn’t play and Vikings win, Packers fans excuse will be that Rodgers didn’t play. If he does play and Vikings win, their fans will say it’s because Rodgers wasn’t 100%. So predictable.

  34. arealisticvikingsfan says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:20 pm
    mrdarkness13 says:

    So explain to us all how those championships affect Sundays game and this year? You were not even around for half of those championships. Modern NFL since the merger that honor goes to the Steelers with 6 and thats the REAL title town. Green Bay only has 4 Championships in the modern era. Pats, 9ers and Cowboys all have 5. Rodgers has as many rings as Foles, let that sink in before anointing him the GOAT.
    Go put on the Little River Band , makes some tea and listen to the cut Reminiscing in your safe space.

    —-

    My trusted brother,

    Please tell me you don’t buy into this terrible idea that one person wins championships?!!?!

    Please tell me that you don’t believe that Trent Dilfer is a better QB than Dan Marino. That Tyrod Taylor is a better QB than Phillip Rivers. Please tell me that my own fanbase is NOT THIS STUPID!!!!

    I have to believe that we can be better.

    ///////
    Skol my brother! My point being is that Packers fans are so hung up on rings when they debate such topics. I’ve never looked at rings for individual achievements of greatness because there are several intangibles that make up a great career. However, Packers fans do, well at least the majority of young Favre/Rodgers era fans do. AS you stated – Jim Kelly one of the greatest to ever play the game no Super Bowl ring, Dan Marino no super bowl ring. Have no fear just making a point.

  35. amurdora says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:29 pm
    mrdarkness13 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Again how are those trophies going to help you Sunday? Decades of Dominance? Between 1972 and 1995 the Packers had Zero yes Zero playoff wins because they didn’t make the playoffs for 23 years. There was Packer football before the Favre/ Rodgers era that was really bad football. But just like a bad divorce Packer fans don’t want to talk about it. Packers fans will say that’s ancient history but are quick to point out 13 World Championships.

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    I’m blessed enough where the very first football game I ever watched was Favre’s first game, so I don’t know anything more than rumors and lies told by old people about the Packers fate in the 70’s and 80’s to scare small children into going to sleep. Kind of like how old people talk about the Vikings once being good to soothe their souls with so much misery. Not unlike Bears fans.
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    There is this wonderful search engine called Google, you should try it sometime. There are no rumors or lies son. Sucks when your wrong doesn’t it. 🙂

  36. The Texans murdered the Titans when Deshaun Watson was playing last year. This game will have the same result. The Titans are on their way to the 2nd overall draft pick (behind the Bills).

  37. mrdarkness13 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:36 pm

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    There is this wonderful search engine called Google, you should try it sometime. There are no rumors or lies son. Sucks when your wrong doesn’t it. 🙂

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    My President tells me that google lies.

    In all seriousness though I’m super pro-players and given what Kirk did to get to Minnesota I’m cheering for him like crazy. It just never gets old watching the Vikings lose. 🙂

  38. nyneal says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:27 pm
    I am a long time Packers fan and I think the reason we will probably lose this game is because of Mike McCarthy.
    In the first half of Sunday night’s game against the Bears, Khalil Mack was destroying the Packers offensive line, particularly RT Brian Bulaga, who had major knee surgery (again) and is still not at 100%. So — the smart thing to do since the Packers cut both of their FB’s and do not have one on their roster (another dumb move) was to put Marcedes Lewis — the best blocking TE in the league — in the game next to Bulaga or even in the backfield to help stop their pass rush. But Lewis only played a total of 9 plays the whole game. What did you sign him for if when your QB is getting hammered, you don’t use him?? That’s just plain stupid. But that’s Mike McCarthy.
    Mike McCarthy is one of the most over-rated head coaches in the game. If it weren’t for Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, he’d have been fired years ago and no one would even remember who he was.
    I see the Vikings winning this game, 31 to 23. Even with a healthy Rodgers, it would have been tough to win this game. But with him not being able to move around as he normally does, I think it’s going to be a loss for the Packers. I just hope Rodgers doesn’t get hurt worse. Because you know the Vikings will be taking every opportunity they can to hit him hard.

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    Guess someone turned off the game at half-time, when McCarthy made the necessary adjustments.

  39. Florio’s take: If Aaron Rodgers plays, Green Bay wins. If he doesn’t play Green Bay loses. Best guess at this point is that Rodgers finds a way.
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    So you rank them at #4 because of 1 guy. Only to you and the Packer cronies does this make sense.

  40. Florio’s take: Go ahead and put your best corner on Gronk, Jags, and watch what happens when that corner isn’t available to cover any of the team’s receivers. Also, Blake Bortles.

    Jags will get thumped!!

  41. amurdora says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:48 pm
    mrdarkness13 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:36 pm

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    There is this wonderful search engine called Google, you should try it sometime. There are no rumors or lies son. Sucks when your wrong doesn’t it. 🙂

    —————————–

    My President tells me that google lies.

    In all seriousness though I’m super pro-players and given what Kirk did to get to Minnesota I’m cheering for him like crazy. It just never gets old watching the Vikings lose. 🙂
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    And you say this when The Packers have lost 4 outta 5 to the Vikings and 2 outta 3 at Lambeau. Vikes O line as leaky as it is can protect the QB from getting hit. lol

  42. Man, I really hope Aaron has his bottle of grape Crush on ice already.

    Nothing tastes better than purple tears!!!

  43. Both of them with the caveat of, “If Rodgers plays…” Puh leeze. Just make your pick (by the way, with or without Arod, I think the Vikings win. Even if it means we have to listen to some of their insufferable fans.)

    Same thing every week with the picks – they look at the spread and pick the favorite. Even then they don’t get much over .500. And Florio picking the Cowboys pretty much seals the deal they will lose at home. I’m with the poster that said use the spread as the metric. MDS and Florio each pick 5 games per week. I think we would see them at 40% hit rate.

  44. Apparently these so called experts forgot what happened last year when Vikings played Rodgers!! Last week Rodgers got banged up and still is and they predict Packers to win? They might as well predict the Browns are going to win the Super Bowl this year too!!

  45. I’m tuning in for the latest Kaepernick ad where he dismantles the system by selling light beer or maybe car insurance.

    …………….

    I’d love to see him rep a pickup truck brand….

  46. tokyosandblaster says:

    Don’t forget the spot fouls for pass interference, which Rhodes does on every play

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    As a vike fan, I gotta say, that’s a good one.

    I’m just glad both MDS and MF picked against my vikes. Can’t lose now! #YouLikeThat

  47. I don’t hate the Vikings, I just hate their fans… says:
    September 13, 2018 at 2:04 pm
    Man, I really hope Aaron has his bottle of grape Crush on ice already.

    Nothing tastes better than purple tears!!!
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    Redundant Performance would call this unprofessional and fight picking.
    Where is he when we need him?

  48. The Vikings have had more quarterbacks under center designated for the ProBowl (look it up) than the Packers. The three best Packer quarterbacks have each won a SuperBowl (Starr, Favre, Rodgers.) Viking fans love to point out that Favre “only” has one, and Rodgers “only” has one.

    What exactly is the Vikings’ excuse? Their loudmouth fight-picking fans act as though they’ve actually won something, and they focus their anger and jealousy at the team with more NFL Championships than any other. Old titles, new titles……….if there were only one old title, it’s still more than the Vikings!

    Love it.

  49. schmokes says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    nyneal says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:27 pm
    I am a long time Packers fan and I think the reason we will probably lose this game is because of Mike McCarthy.
    In the first half of Sunday night’s game against the Bears, Khalil Mack was destroying the Packers offensive line, particularly RT Brian Bulaga, who had major knee surgery (again) and is still not at 100%. So — the smart thing to do since the Packers cut both of their FB’s and do not have one on their roster (another dumb move) was to put Marcedes Lewis — the best blocking TE in the league — in the game next to Bulaga or even in the backfield to help stop their pass rush. But Lewis only played a total of 9 plays the whole game. What did you sign him for if when your QB is getting hammered, you don’t use him?? That’s just plain stupid. But that’s Mike McCarthy.
    Mike McCarthy is one of the most over-rated head coaches in the game. If it weren’t for Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, he’d have been fired years ago and no one would even remember who he was.
    I see the Vikings winning this game, 31 to 23. Even with a healthy Rodgers, it would have been tough to win this game. But with him not being able to move around as he normally does, I think it’s going to be a loss for the Packers. I just hope Rodgers doesn’t get hurt worse. Because you know the Vikings will be taking every opportunity they can to hit him hard.

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    Guess someone turned off the game at half-time, when McCarthy made the necessary adjustments.
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    Yeah, the adjustments were to make Rodgers go back in the game and to ask the Bears nicely to not rush him.

  50. Viking fans cannot help being jealous, angry, fight-pickers, especially when the Packers are involved. Their great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, siblings, and friends have been chasing relevancy for as long as anyone can remember, as long as some Viking fans’ entire lives! Think about that!

    In the meantime, the Packers have given their fans a lifetime of memorable achievements and titles, so many some have been long forgotten. If the Packers never won anything again more than an attaboy banner, it’s entirely OK, and thank you very much Packers.

    How many fans of how many teams can say that? Not many. That sound you hear is teeth-grinding in Minnesota. They have generations upon generations of fans with no clue whatsoever what real winning feels like.

    Do you suppose it’s possible some may live their entire lives without ever experiencing it?

    Good luck with that.

  51. You guys seem to have forgotten that the Chiefs never beat the Steelers. Well, they have won twice of the last 10…and neither win was at Pittsburgh. In fact, they haven’t won in Pittsburgh in 31 years.

  52. Washington’s home sellout streak ended years ago, it’s just that Little Danny Snyder has the same allergy to the truth as … well, you know.

  53. There are 15 other games this weekend. Why must the trolls make everything about the Vikings and/or the packers?

  54. stellarperformance says:
    September 13, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    The Vikings have had more quarterbacks under center designated for the ProBowl (look it up) than the Packers.
    __________

    Thank you for posting this on an NFL picks story so all NFL fans can see how ridiculous you are.

    This guy thinks the number of quarterbacks that have made the Pro Bowl is more indicative of a team’s success with quarterbacks than the number of Pro Bowl appearances for a team. To him, Teddy Bridgewater making one Pro Bowl appearance as an injury replacement is equivalent to Aaron Rodgers being voted into six Pro Bowls. Since 1992, the Packers have had 15 Pro Bowl appearances by two quarterbacks. The Vikings have had 8 Pro Bowl appearances by five quarterbacks. Therefore, he wonders why the Vikings haven’t won a Super Bowl, since they’ve had two and a half times more Pro Bowl quarterbacks.

    Brilliant take.

  55. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:37 pm
    The question is whether the Vikings will be able to overcome all those 15-yard roughing the passer penalties they’ll get every time they touch Rodgers. Which will be a lot.

    —–

    Kind of like all the roughing penalties the Packer had against the bears?

    (the last one was definitely a good call, that would be a Barney thing)

  56. schmokes says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    nyneal says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:27 pm
    I am a long time Packers fan and I think the reason we will probably lose this game is because of Mike McCarthy.
    In the first half of Sunday night’s game against the Bears, Khalil Mack was destroying the Packers offensive line, particularly RT Brian Bulaga, who had major knee surgery (again) and is still not at 100%. So — the smart thing to do since the Packers cut both of their FB’s and do not have one on their roster (another dumb move) was to put Marcedes Lewis — the best blocking TE in the league — in the game next to Bulaga or even in the backfield to help stop their pass rush. But Lewis only played a total of 9 plays the whole game. What did you sign him for if when your QB is getting hammered, you don’t use him?? That’s just plain stupid. But that’s Mike McCarthy.
    Mike McCarthy is one of the most over-rated head coaches in the game. If it weren’t for Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, he’d have been fired years ago and no one would even remember who he was.
    I see the Vikings winning this game, 31 to 23. Even with a healthy Rodgers, it would have been tough to win this game. But with him not being able to move around as he normally does, I think it’s going to be a loss for the Packers. I just hope Rodgers doesn’t get hurt worse. Because you know the Vikings will be taking every opportunity they can to hit him hard.

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    Guess someone turned off the game at half-time, when McCarthy made the necessary adjustments.

    \\\\

    Sorry. Not good enough to wait until halftime to get your head out of your butt.

    He’s damn lucky his QB is even available this week….

  57. Mike just cursed the Packers with those predictions.

    That’s the Vike fan we know.

    Damn him and his voodoo magic….

  58. It’s bizarro world in here. 16 games to talk about and the comment section is full of mouthy Viking fans with their usual predictions of greatness that have amounted to one lonely playoff win (a fluke win no less) this decade. We understand this is as close as you’ll get to the Superbowl but how about shutting up just long enough for the game to actually be played?

  59. I disagree with the Ravens pick. I feel like I am on an island here, but the Ravens are not proven yet. They played the Bills and suddenly they are a top 5 or 6 NFL team in lot of peoples minds? Nah. I dont trust the WR and RB’s they have when they face a little better comp. I’ll take the Bengals at home to shock the experts here. 22-17

  60. Pack won’t make playoffs, yet they will still be ranked top 5 in PFT’s power rankings and picked to win the divisional round game….keep pickin’ them losers!

  61. Pro-Bowl quarterbacks since 1960 (the year the world was blessed with the Vikings.)

    Vikings: Tarkenton (5,) Cunningham (1,) Culpepper (3,) Moon (1,) Reichow (1,) Wilson (1,) Kapp (1,) Kramer (1,) Favre (1.)………Nine players, seventeen years.

    Packers: Starr (4,) Majkowski (1,) Favre (9,) Rodgers (6.) Four players, twenty years.

    I repeat: With respect to the criticism thrown at the Packer quarterbacks by Viking fans……..what is the Vikings excuse? Is it poor coaching? It must be poor coaching. Remember……..all it takes is one guy, right? Right, experts?

  62. I dont know if people watched the Cowboys game blind or something, but their receivers are AWFUL. There’s no more Whitten as a safety blanket, Fredericks was definitely missed, it is basically Cole Beasley, Dak running, and Zeke and a cloud of dust.

  63. reapshavocblog says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:01 pm
    Packers wasted the careers of 2 HOF quarterbacks back to back.
    ********************
    The Vikings have wasted the careers of every single player that’s ever had the unfortunate experience to suit up for them.
    57 years, and still counting!

  64. reapshavocblog says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:01 pm
    Packers wasted the careers of 2 HOF quarterbacks back to back.
    /////////////////

    Did Rodgers retire???!!!??!!!

    I’m always the last to know.

  65. Falcons over the Panthers – good game but Falcons will have more time to prepare…
    Saints over Browns – Saints defense iffy but outscore Browns
    Eagles over Bucs – Eagles to much for them plus Bucs last game everything lined up perfectly… Bucs return to normal, JW will start sometime and end 6-10 season

  66. The only reason Rodgers didn’t practice today is so he’s rested and healthy for Sunday. With him back in the lineup and at home the Packers will give the Vikings their annual beatdown 35-3. Glad to see that you Viking trolls are triggered by the facts, reality is coming soon. Glad to burst your bubbles.

  67. jquaste says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:28 pm
    Why does every Weekly Picks and Power Rankings turn into a trolling contest between Packers and Vikings fans? Geez…just let the games play out and then talk trash.
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    The Packers fans have to act relevant while they can because 80% of them will be gone by Sunday night. Once their record gets really crooked the rest will be gone except one guy that likes to pick fights.

  68. Niners pick is correct, 2nd rate QB vs. 2nd rate coach….the coach is inferior to the QB, so JG will have a rare win for this season. Patricia on his way to 0-16 ….1 season and done as predicted. BB’s coaching tree is sub – .500 as BB himself was without Brady. Brady made BB and his coaching tree…..the common denominator.

  69. stellarperformance says:
    September 13, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Pro-Bowl quarterbacks since 1960 (the year the world was blessed with the Vikings.)

    Vikings: Tarkenton (5,) Cunningham (1,) Culpepper (3,) Moon (1,) Reichow (1,) Wilson (1,) Kapp (1,) Kramer (1,) Favre (1.)………Nine players, seventeen years.

    Packers: Starr (4,) Majkowski (1,) Favre (9,) Rodgers (6.) Four players, twenty years.

    I repeat: With respect to the criticism thrown at the Packer quarterbacks by Viking fans……..what is the Vikings excuse? Is it poor coaching? It must be poor coaching. Remember……..all it takes is one guy, right? Right, experts?
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    In the interest of accuracy, I’d like to point out the mistakes you made. First, the Vikings started in 1961, not 1960. Second, Jerry Reichow was a WR, not a QB. Third, you forgot Bridgewater (which you acknowledged later. Fourth, Moon made two Pro Bowls as a Viking, not one. Fifth, it’s still nine players, but it’s 16 years.

    Now that that’s out of the way, the point people are making is that the Packers have had Hall of Fame-level quarterbacking every year since 1992. That’s 26 consecutive years, which is unprecedented. To only have two championships in that time is testament to the inability of the Packers to consistently put a competent team around these legendary quarterbacks. Packer fans act like they have the finest organization in the NFL, but having great quarterbacks doesn’t mean you have a great organization.

    It’s incredibly disingenuous of you to say the Vikings have had a better chance to win a championship in that time because they’ve had more Pro Bowl quarterbacks than the Packers. Bringing in a short-term guy like Favre or Moon is not the same as having the same quarterback in your system for years and years. Making a Pro Bowl is not the same as making the Hall of Fame. I love Teddy Bridgewater and I think he has a chance to have a good career, but lumping him in his second season in with two of the all-time greats is ridiculous. Face the fact that your argument is inane.

  70. Favre had the best year of his career, with the Vikings. If a guy like him should ever win a SuperBowl, it would be in the best year of his career.

    I think the point of this inanity is futility.

    The Vikings win. Sorry.

  71. theimmaculatedeception says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm
    Pats Jags is appointment television. Jags will implode late due to their immaturity.
    +++
    Well, that didn’t happen.

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