Week 2 NFL Expert Picks Against the Spread

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Browns at Saints (-9.5)

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The Cy Young races are both uniquely crowded. WWE Hell in a Cell preview. Patrick Mahomes sets record with 10 passing TDs to start season. Bills cornerback Vontae Davis retires at halftime. Ryan Fitzpatrick shows up to press conference swagged out.

Cubs furious with Willson Contreras for showboating on a double. Orioles tried to extend Manny Machado. Astros call up top prospect Kyle Tucker. Mookie Betts not expected to miss any games despite soreness.

Rockets associate head coach retires. LeBron James calls out Zane Gonzalez. Blake Griffin could return to 'elite' status in first full season in Detroit. Dwyane Wade expected to return for final season. Canadiens sign Kirk Muller to two-year extension.

Salary cap deep dive: Blackhawks want Corey Crawford at practice as much as possible. Neither Cam Newton nor Matt Ryan passed well in Week 1, but these fast, furious defenses were flying over the field.

The Panthers' new offense is a work in progress, while the Falcons' old offense continues to stall. As both running games are contained, the game will come down to which team has the biggest playmaker in the passing game. That would be Carolina nemesis Julio Jones. Falcons win but fail to cover the spread. Saints win and cover the spread.

Taylor Lewan and Marcus Mariota also got banged up. Dion Lewis, however, appears to be a great get, and the Texans are coming off a game vs. Houston being short on weapons and protection for Deshaun Watson will cause it to fall short again. Washington will need to grind a little more to win this game, but it will use its weak early schedule to reach Redskins win but fail to cover the spread. Ben Roethlisberger will clean up the messy home turnovers and pick up where Rivers left off in ripping the Chiefs' defense.

Patrick Mahomes will duel his counterpart in a high-scoring affair, as the Steelers have few answers for the diversity and aggressiveness of Andy Reid's offense. Steelers win and cover the spread. Sam Darnold was strong in Monday night's rout, but the Jets also proved their QB's supporting cast — backs, receivers, line and defense included — is better than it appeared at first glance.

The Dolphins won ugly over the Titans despite uninspiring play from Ryan Tannehill. Jets win and cover the spread. Who knew Nick Foles vs. Ryan Fitzpatrick would be a real matchup in Week 2? The Eagles' defense will come through with another strong performance while Foles, Jay Ajayi, Nelson Agholor and Zach Ertz find favorable matchups against the Bucs' defense.

Philly fans will make the trip to the Pirate Ship to make it special. Eagles win and cover the spread. Matt Patricia knows Jimmy Garoppolo, so that helps Detroit to an extent. What hurts the Lions is the fact that their defense was ripped by a similar offense Monday and now must travel across the country on a short week.

San Francisco left opportunities to beat Minnesota on the table in Week 1. In this game, Garoppolo will get the support from his running game and pass defense that Matthew Stafford does not receive. The Cardinals' defense is adjusting to a new scheme with players in different positions. Their offense is adjusting to a more conservative approach and questionable play from Sam Bradford. The Rams have no questions about either side of the ball. The LA express will go on.