I started off the 2008 NFL season by going 9-7 in my week 1 picks. I hope to improve my record in week 2, although the slate of games seemed harder to predict this time around. The second week provides quite a few toss-ups that will undoubtedly result in a few lucky guesses and a few wrong ones as well.
To me, the most intriguing game this week is the Monday night showdown between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. It could be argued that these two teams looked better than everyone else in the league last week, so this early-season rivalry game should be entertaining. Tony Romo struggled against the Eagles last season, so it will be interesting to see if that changes in 2008. Also, any time T.O. plays the Eagles it adds a storyline to the game, so that'll be another thing to keep an eye on.
One thing to note about this week's schedule is that the Baltimore-Houston game has been moved to Monday due to Hurricane Ike. Ike is scheduled to make landfall and hit Houston on Saturday, so the game was moved to allow the storm to fully pass through the area. The game will still be shown on CBS, but only in select markets in the area of Baltimore and Houston.
|SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14||TIME (ET)||TV|
|Green Bay||@||Detroit||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Oakland||@||Kansas City||1:00 PM||CBS|
|NY Giants||@||St. Louis||1:00 PM||FOX|
|New Orleans||@||Washington||1:00 PM||FOX|
|San Francisco||@||Seattle||4:05 PM||FOX|
|Atlanta||@||Tampa Bay||4:05 PM||FOX|
|New England||@||NY Jets||4:15 PM||CBS|
|San Diego||@||Denver||4:15 PM||CBS|
|MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
UPDATE: The Ravens-Texans game has been rescheduled to November 9.