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.
My Prediction: Green Bay Packers Monkey Prediction: Chicago Bears
My Prediction: New York Giants Monkey Prediction: New York Giants
My Prediction: Oakland Raiders Monkey Prediction: Oakland Raiders
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
My Prediction: Carolina Panthers Monkey Prediction: Carolina Panthers
My Prediction: New England Patriots Monkey Prediction: Arizona Cardinals
My Prediction: Minnesota Vikings Monkey Prediction: Minnesota Vikings
My Prediction: St. Louis Rams Monkey Prediction: Washington Redskins
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