Clayton Bigsby - Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:31 pm: nova: NFL Week 2 Preview. Game to watch, game to miss, O and D MVPs of the week, and top fantasy pick
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Game to Watch: New England at New York Jets
There's a school of thought that any game before Week 6-10 can't be a "must win", but I disagree. The AFC East should be competitive this year with three legitimate contenders, and every matchup between New England, New York and Miami is a "must win". I would expect Randy Moss to have a few big plays, but the bulk of the damage will be done by America's Sweetheart, Wes Motherfuckin Welker. IfI think no matter what the Jets do with their coverage, they're going to decide to cover Moss downfield or leave the short routes open for Welker and his Mini Me. The Jets' sole hope here is if they can get LDT and Shonnnn Green moving against New England's defense, but after seeing what they did to Cincinnati last week, I don't like their chances.
Runner-Up: Philadelphia at Detroit: The Mike Vick Experience goes to Motown where the Lions showed sign of life last week. I think the Eagles win this game handily with Shaun Hill leading Detroit, but I'm intrigued to see how Vick does with the gameplan tailored to him,
Game to Miss: St. Louis at Oakland
Guh. Jason Campbell's start with the Raiders wasn't very good, and the Rams showed signs of life last week. I would expect his numbers to turn around this week against a defense that allowed Derek fucking Anderson to throw for 297 yards. Other than the requisite black QB notes...I got nothing. Sam Bradford makes start #2...um, yeah. <pantomimed jerk-off motion
Runner-Up: Pittsburgh at Tennessee. Lots of running and shitty passing here. As exciting as Dennis Dixon and Vince Young were in college, it's just not the same in the pros.
Offensive MVP: Jamaal Charles, Kansas City
Defensive MVP: Terrance Newman, Dallas
Top Fantasy Pick: Chris Johnson, Tennessee