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Predictions for Every NFL Game in Week 2

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The NFL returned and the first week of action certainly didn’t disappoint. More than half (11 to be specific) of the games were decided by seven points or fewer, four of them by just a single point.

So with one game now in the books, what does Week 2 hold? Can Cam Newton and Carolina rebound at home against a surprising San Francisco team that shut out Los Angeles on Monday night? What about a key, early AFC North matchup between the Bengals and Steelers? The Cowboys and Redskins will renew their historic rivalry with the loser staring at 0-2, same for the Jets and Bills, which will kick off Week 2 on Thursday in the newest iteration of the Nike-designed “Color Rush” uniforms. And can Jimmy Garoppolo do it again when the Patriots host J.J. Watt and the Texans’ new-look offense at Gillette Stadium?

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So which teams will come out on top in every NFL game in Week 2? Athlon's own Rob Doster (AthlonDoster), John Gworek (JohnGworek), Steven Lassan (AthlonSteven), and Mark Ross (AthlonMarkR), along with contributor Bryan Fischer (BryanDFischer), predict the winners for every game this week:

NFL Week 2 Predictions


Rob Doster


John Gworek

Steven Lassan

Mark Ross

NY Jets at Buffalo (Thurs.)

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh

Tennessee at Detroit

Baltimore at Cleveland

Dallas at Washington

New Orleans at NY Giants

San Francisco at Carolina

Miami at New England

Kansas City at Houston

Seattle at Los Angeles

Tampa Bay at Arizona

Jacksonville at San Diego

Atlanta at Oakland

Indianapolis at Denver

Green Bay at Minnesota

Philadelphia at
Chicago (Mon.)