2013 NFL Predictions: Free Week 2 Staff Picks, Titan Sized

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Russell Griffin (12-4, Contributor I)

Sep 8, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) avoids Cleveland Browns linebacker Jabaal Sheard (97) during the third quarter at FirstEnergy Field. The Dolphins won 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

NY Jets @ New England (Pick: Patriots)
The Patriots defense fares better against Jets rookie QB Geno Smith better than they did against Buffalo’s EJ Manuel. Stevan Ridley bounces back from a bad performance.

Tennessee @ Houston (Pick: Titans)
The Titans defense show up big again. Chris Johnson has owned the Texans.

St.Louis @ Atlanta (Pick: Falcons)
Atlanta’s offense is more efficient at finishing off drives against a young Rams team that keeps it close throughout.

Carolina @ Buffalo (Pick: Panthers)
Cam Newton is able to muster up more than seven points this week. Bills’ EJ Manuel plays like a rookie.

Minnesota @ Chicago (Pick: Bears)
Minnesota’s defense continues to struggle to stop people, the Bears move to 2-0 with another impressive win.

Washington @ Green Bay (Pick: Packers)
The Packers have no issues moving the ball against the Skins weak secondary. RG3 still looks rusty, but shows some signs of improvement against a weak Green Bay defense.

Miami @ Indianapolis (Pick: Dolphins)
The Colts D continues to struggle, and the Dolphins surprise the Colts at home.

Dallas @ Kansas City (Pick: Cowboys)
The Chiefs aren’t playing the Jaguars this week.

Cleveland @ Baltimore (Pick: Ravens)
The Ravens bounce back from an embarrassing Week 1 performance against the Broncos. Their defense fares better against Brandon Weeden and the Browns.

San Diego @ Philadelphia (Pick: Eagles)
Mike Vick and the Eagles continue to shine in Chip Kelly‘s offense.

Detroit @ Arizona (Pick: Cardinals)
Lots of points in this one, the Cardinals avoid 0-2 start at home.

New Orleans @ Tampa Bay (Pick: Saints)
Saints continue to look like the best team in the NFC South.

Jacksonville @ Oakland (Pick: Raiders)
If they could both lose I would pick that.

Denver @ NY Giants (Pick: Broncos)
The older Manning continues his success against his younger bro Eli and the struggling NY Giants defense.

San Francisco @ Seattle (Pick: 49ers)
In the game of the week the 49ers continue to look like the best team in football, but the Seahawks aren’t too far off their heels.

Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati (Pick: Bengals)
Bengals bounce back from a tough Week 1 loss to the Bears. Big Ben continues to take a beating by opposing defenses.