We’re already gearing up for week three, and Dan managed to claw back two of my early three point lead as I followed up a strong week one with a poor week two. Fingers crossed I get myself setup shortly so I’m back on and even keel.
|Gee:||Week 2: 6 – 10||Overall: 16 – 16|
|Dan:||Week 2: 8 – 8||Overall: 15 – 17|
Panthers @ Texans (+7.5)
The Texans have put up credible efforts so far, but having lost starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor to a hamstring injury, they are giving rookie Davis Mills his first start against a Panthers’ defence who have ten sack through two games. I am interested to see how Mills does, and positively looking forward to seeing Christian McCaffrey play and how Sam Darnold looks with his new team. I don’t think the game will be an embarrassment for the Texans, but it’s a tough ask and whilst the points do concern me more than a little, with a developmental rookie thrust by injury into his first start I have to back the Panthers in this one.
This of course means that Mills will play great and will be a new gem from the last draft, which I will happy take in return for a dropped pick!
Gee’s Pick: Panthers
Dan’s Pick: Panthers
I thought Dan was mad when he picked the Bengals last week, and my scepticism was proven well founded as the Bears beat them at home whilst I managed a second straight scoring week to take an early lead. I don’t want to worry fans of the Cardinals, but Dan stated he needed to get off the mark this week and is plumping for them travelling to face the Jags. Meanwhile, I’m backing the Broncos at home in the early season to be too much for the Jets, and I’m just hoping that I’m not putting too much faith in a 2-0 team taking on a team without a win even if it is at heigh altitude. I don’t expect Zach Wilson to throw four interceptions again this week, but Denver is a tough place for the rookie quarterback to play early in the season against a Vic Fangio defence.
Week 3 Selection:
Bold Prediction of the Week
I stress that this is a bold prediction, and it’s possibly one with too much emphasis on a headline about Roethliberger having a pec injury and TJ Watt having a problem with his groin, but this week I’m going for the Bengals to beat the Steelers. Given the history between the two franchises this is one I wasn’t waiting for Dan to confirm was bold enough.