Monkeying up the picks - Week 2

First off, I'd like to say this: Thank you 49ers for proving me wrong!

Now that I got that out of the way, it's time for me and the monkeys to square off for week 2. This post is straight-up picks. The Monkeys were interested in they way Fooch picked (with odds) and let Fooch know they wanted in on that. We'll see if Fooch is kind enough to humor them. (Since he doesn't have them playing "trunk monkey" commercials as a "hint" he's free to choose.)

As before, please feel free to post who you think will win in the comments.

Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers: Poor Chicago. Green Bay is going to be FURIOUS, and their next target of opportunity is the Chicago Bears; one of the oldest rivalries ever.

My Prediction: Green Bay Packers Monkey Prediction: Chicago Bears

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New York Giants: Tough call, but I think Tampa Bay isn't quite there yet.

My Prediction: New York Giants Monkey Prediction: New York Giants

Oakland Raiders @ Miami Dolphins: Which Carson Palmer shows up? The one who loses the game, or the one who is not a factor? I think Miami keeps it close, but Oakland pulls it out.

My Prediction: Oakland Raiders Monkey Prediction: Oakland Raiders

Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Jaguars: Really? The bigger question is why does Houston get two cream-puff games their first two games while we have to face the Packers and the Lions?

My Prediction: Houston Texans Monkey Prediction: Houston Texans

Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals: I'm not quite as quick to dismiss the Browns after their showing last week (and the Bengals stinker) but I think those games were more week 1 craziness than anything else.

My Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals Monkey Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals

Kansas City Chiefs @ Buffalo Bills: If Buffalo doesn't start showing some defense and soon, they will be hunting for the #1 draft pick. (Sanchez threw how much on them again?) I think that they start in their groove this week though.

My Prediction: Buffalo Bills Monkey Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs

Baltimore Ravens @ Philadelphia Eagles: Playing in Philly won't matter because the Ravens are on a mission to make the superbowl a Harbowl. Plus, the Ravens D is better than the Browns.

My Prediction: Baltimore Ravens Monkey Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles

New Orleans Saints @ Carolina Panthers: This will depend on which Saints team shows up. Hate to say this Saints fans, but all that legal trouble cost them...a lot. No rhythm yet for Brees and Co.

My Prediction: Carolina Panthers Monkey Prediction: Carolina Panthers

Arizona Cardinals @ New England Patriots: Congrats Kolb on your win over the Seahawks. Now you get to play against a real team...

My Prediction: New England Patriots Monkey Prediction: Arizona Cardinals

Minnesota Vikings @ Indianapolis Colts: Luck is a great QB, but had a "welcome to the NFL" moment. I see the Vikings as sitting atop the NFC North after this game.

My Prediction: Minnesota Vikings Monkey Prediction: Minnesota Vikings

Washington Redskins @ St. Louis Rams: Two teams that played above and beyond what anyone expected last week. I like the Rams because I see the Redskins letting down this week. And the Rams are MAD.

My Prediction: St. Louis Rams Monkey Prediction: Washington Redskins

Dallas Cowboys @ Seattle Seahawks: I will be rooting for Seattle all the way, but Dallas is better all around.

My Prediction: Dallas Cowboys (ugh, shoot me now!) Monkey Prediction: Seattle Seahawks

New York Jets @ Pittsburgh Steelers: Guess what Sanchez? Pittsburgh isn't Buffalo. And you aren't a Manning. Home field advantage is the key factor here IMAO.

My Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers Monkey Prediction: New York Jets

Tennessee Titans @ San Diego Chargers: Will the real Chris Johnson please stand up? I think even without CJ4Y Tennessee is just good enough. Unless this is the half of the year the Chargers are supposed to win.

My Prediction: Tennessee Titans Monkey Prediction: San Diego Chargers

Detroit Lions @ San Francisco 49ers: Welcome to our house this year! The talented but undisciplined Lions take on the talented and disciplined 49ers. Go ahead Stafford...throw 3 picks on us and then see if you can come back. I dare you.

My Prediction: San Francisco 49ers Monkey Prediction: Detroit Lions (OK Monkeys, back to your cage!!)

Denver Broncos @ Atlanta Falcons: Peyton just looks good. Of course, so do the Falcons. If I was unbiased, I would say this would be the game of the week. However, since I'm not, this will be the second best game to watch.

My Prediction: Denver Broncos Monkey Prediction: Atlanta Falcons

What, you want to know how everyone scored last week? Ok, here are the standings so far.

Fooch: 11-5 (not based on odds)

ak4niner, Drew Kerr, 49erFanSince1950, reedkrase: 10-6

Rhardin49, the Monkeys: 9-7

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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