Week 2 NFL picks against the spread: Lock, upset, game of the week and more – Chicago Tribune

Tribune reporters Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer are picking against the spread and each other this season.

(10 points for a win, minus-10 for a loss)

Season scoreboard: Campbell 10, Wiederer minus-10

Game of the Week

Patriots (even) at Jaguars

Campbell (1-0): Jaguars. It just feels wrong to pick against the Patriots when all they need to do is win. And it’s not like the Jaguars crushed a mediocre Giants team in Week 1. But I’ll lean toward the revenge factor here, the home team and the Jags’ nasty defense.

Wiederer (0-1): Patriots. The Jaguars were beating the Patriots by 10 in the fourth quarter of last season’s AFC championship game. Somehow, Tom Brady worked his magic and the Patriots won. It just seems reckless to ignore that.

Lock of the Week

Campbell (0-1): Chiefs (plus 4½) at Steelers. The Chiefs scored 38 on the road in their opening victory over the Chargers, whom Dan so boldly picked to win the AFC West. Meanwhile, the Steelers tied the Browns. I’ll plug my nose on this fishy line and take the points.

Wiederer (1-0): Texans (minus 2) at Titans. DeShaun Watson’s lone start against the Titans as a rookie: 283 passing yards, four touchdown passes and one rushing TD in a 57-14 home blowout. Best of luck, Mike Vrabel.

Upset of the week

Campbell (1-0): Dolphins (+125) at Jets. Rookie quarterback Sam Darnold was impressive throwing on the move in the Jets’ blowout of the Lions. But the Dolphins picked off three passes in their home victory over the Titans. Expect an ugly, toss-up type of game.

Wiederer (0-1): Colts (+215) at Redskins. Feels like a Week 2 correction waiting to happen. Andrew Luck showed enough in an opening loss to the Bengals to believe he’s rounding back into Pro

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