Thursday, September 17, 2009

2009 Week 2 NFL Predictions

Here are my computer's predictions for week 2 of the NFL season.  These are also posted here each week for easier reference.

With only 1 game in the system for each team, it is still early, but the computer went 9-6-1 against the spread last week so perhaps it is dialed in early.

The computer is picking 2 upsets this week.  The first is the Jets to beat New England where the line is New England by 4.  This pick is due to the game being at the Meadowlands, it would be the other way in New England, so the plea for a 12th/13th man could be the difference.

The other upset is Baltimore over San Diego where the line is San Diego by 3.5.  Now, the computer is picking Baltimore by only 0.4 so it isn't a terribly confident upset pick, but we'll see if the computers regard for Baltimore is well founded.

The Sunday night game should be a good one with Dallas favored by 3 over the Giants and the computer picking Dallas by 2.8.  Early bragging rights in the NFC East are up for grabs.

FavoriteMarginUnderdog
FavoriteMarginUnderdog
Philadelphia10.6New Orleans
NY Jets4.6New England
Tennessee12.5Houston
Washington14.3St Louis
San Francisco4.8Seattle
Baltimore0.4San Diego
Denver6.9Cleveland
Indianapolis0.9Miami
Minnesota11.4Detroit
Pittsburgh4.8Chicago
Kansas City1.3Oakland
Atlanta7.8Carolina
Green Bay10.2Cincinnati
Jacksonville2.6Arizona
Dallas2.8NY Giants
Buffalo4.5Tampa Bay

Updated 9/30: Corrected transcription errors.