Thursday 12 September 2013

#NFL 2013: Week 2 Picks - Head to Head and with Spread | #nflpicks #nflpickem

- AFC and NFC Picks - Head to Head and with the Spread -
By The Postman, September 12, 2013

WEEKLY RECAP: Week 1 didn't go to 2012's script entirely... Head to Head 11-5 was good enough, but 4-11-1 (with one push CIN +3.0) with the Spread was WOEFUL!

H2H UPSETS PICKED: Liked Miami even in Cleveland but they (and Cincinnati away and Jacksonville at home) were my only upset picks for Week 1. 1 from 3 Correct (per Pick'Em favourite/underdog listing)

H2H LESSONS LEARNED: Never picking Jacksonville again head to head... benefit of any doubt over how good they are has been completely cashed in after 5 minutes of their clash with Kansas City. The Bengals had their chance against the Bears in Chicago, Tampa found a way to lose to the Jets, Pittsburgh stunk against Tennessee and despite playing at home Washington got well beaten (scoreline aside) by the Eagles.

My 2013 NFL Season Preview and SuperBowl picks are here - and every week throughout the NFL in 2013 I will be posting my picks here on and via @wdnicolson.

Last year in the Yahoo! Sports Pro Football Pick'em competition I managed to finish in the 98th percentile (so Top 2%) of tipsters across the world... completely surprising myself by using the rule of thumb I (for some reason) refuse to back entirely in my NRL Tipping (that is pick favourites and then pick favourites and then, and only then... pick favourites and maybe one or two gut picks - which doesn't hurt you as much with up to 16 NFL games a week v 8 NRL games).

Week 2 starts with New England hosting the NY Jets on Friday Morning Australian time.
=====WEEK 2 PICKS===== 

Head to Head Picks per Yahoo! Pick'Em Overall League:
TNF: New England over NY Jets, Atlanta over St Louis, Buffalo over Carolina (Upset Home Team), Chicago over Minnesota, Green Bay over Washington, Indianapolis over Miami, Dallas over Kansas City (Upset Away Team), Philadelphia over San Diego, Baltimore over Cleveland, Houston over Tennessee, Detroit over Arizona, New Orleans over Tampa Bay, Oakland over Jacksonville, NY Giants over Denver (Upset Home Team), SNFSan Francisco over Seattle (Upset Away Team), MNFCincinnati over Pittsburgh.
Year to Date: 11/16 @ 68.8%
Week 1: 11-5 (20,862 - 65th percentile)

'With the Spread' Picks per my Yahoo! Pick'Em League:
New England -12.5, Atlanta -7.0, Buffalo +3.0, Minnesota +6.5, Green Bay -7.0, Indianapolis -3.0, Dallas +3.0, Philadelphia -7.5, Baltimore -6.5, Houston -8.5, Detroit -1.0, New Orleans -3.0, Jacksonville -6.0, NY Giants +4.5, San Francisco +3.0, Pittsburgh +7.0.
Year to Date: 4-11-1 @ 36.4%
Week 1: 4-11-1

You can tweet me your NFL picks every week @wdnicolson and I will list my final picks from that account every Thursday Night.

You can join the Pro Football Pick'em League I'm in here - which is a 'SPREAD' competition (Tony Kornheiser's Radio Show Group - so if you join best you are somewhat familiar with who TK is and possibly his radio show or PTI). | Group ID#: 35104 | Password: andy | Or just join the regular Pick'em Overall league.
During 2013 I will be reading Peter King's 'THE MMQB' Website every week - I suggest you do the same.