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NFL Week 2 Recap: I'm a Genius!

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Yesterday I was out shopping all day. It was my friend Cathi’s way of staging an intervention for me. All of my friends are concerned that I’ve become so tied to sports, they are doing everything they can to get me out. Yesterday it worked. What can I say? I’m weak when it comes to shopping.

Anyhow, I’d like to take this moment to say that I’m a fucking genius. I picked 13 of the 15 games played yesterday correctly and with that won my work’s football pick ‘em pool.

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Cleveland Browns over Cincinnati Bengals 51-45. This is one of the picks I got wrong. What in the hell happened? This was almost like a repeat of the week 12 game in 2004 when the Bengals defeated the Browns 58-48 at Cleveland. The Bengals are in a lot of trouble if they expect to go to the playoffs with that defense. This looked more like a Louisville-Rutgers game.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers over New Orleans Saints 31-14 This was the other pick I got wrong. What the hell happened to the Saints? I just can’t believe that Saints would be this bad this quickly. I’m still not going to amend my Superbowl pick, but if they keep on laying eggs I might have to jump off the bandwagon.

Indianapolis Colts over Tennessee Titans 22-20. It’s great to see this rivalry regain some traction. Remember the days when Peyton Manning couldn’t beat the Titans?

San Francisco 49ers over St. Louis Rams 17-16. I didn't think the game would be this close due to injuries on the Rams offensive line, but at least the Niners were able to shut down the greatest show on turf.

Green Bay Packers over New York Giants 35-13. It didn't take a genius to figure out this game. The Giants are in complete disarray and look horrible. But the last team I said looked horrible ended up scoring 51 points the next week.

Pittsburgh Steelers over Buffalo Bills 26-3. Once upon a time Buffalo was a dominant team in the AFC.

Houston Texans over Carolina Panthers 34-21. Houston looks like a serious contender. After trailing 14-0 they came back in dominating fashion to win on the road in a tough environment.

Jacksonville Jaguars over Atlanta Falcons 13-7. Here a sack, there a sack, everywhere a sack sack.

Detroit Lions over Minnesota Vikings 20-17. Detroit's offense looked pretty good against a stout Minnesota defense.

Dallas Cowboys over Miami Dolphins 37-20. Cowboy fans all over the land are rejoicing their team is 2-0, but they don't look all that convincing.

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Arizona Cardinals over Seattle Seahawks 23-20. I knew the Cardinals play tough at home and the Seahawks are overrated.

Chicago Bears over Kansas City Chiefs 20-10. Another appearance of Bad Rex.

Denver Broncos over Oakland Raiders 23-20. Are the Raiders getting better or are the Broncos that bad? In two consecutive games they eked out a win over inferior teams.

Baltimore Ravens over New York Jets 20-13. I have no idea what to say about this game.

New England Patriots over San Diego Chargers 38-14. Videogate completely overshadowed the fact this Patriot team is very good. To the San Diego fans, the Chargers will recover. Don't worry your pretty little heads about it.

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