Jets quarterback Geno Smith throws against the Indianapolis Colts in...

Jets quarterback Geno Smith throws against the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter. Credit: AP / Frank Franklin II

JETS (1-0) at PACKERS (0-1), 4:25 p.m.

Packers by 81/2; O/U: 46

TV: Ch. 2. Radio: ESPN (98.7)

Rex's Jets begin a three-week run against NFC North foes, starting with a trip to Lambeau Field. The Packers are 0-5-1 ATS in their last six regular-season and postseason home games. The Packers are more talented, but I'm not sure if their line can keep Aaron Rodgers clean against the Jets' front seven. Rodgers could have a field day against the Jets' secondary, but I believe the Jets' rushing attack can keep this one close enough.

The pick: Jets

CARDINALS (1-0) at GIANTS (0-1), 1 p.m.

Cardinals by 21/2; O/U: 431/2

TV: Ch 5. Radio: WFAN (660)

I have to admit that I dozed off midway through the Giants' disappointing 21-point road loss to Detroit on Monday. "It was," Tom Coughlin said afterward, "a nightmare performance." I slept like a baby, coach, but thanks for asking. Nothing but good dreams for me after a 10-6 Week 1. But the nightmare could just be starting for the G-Men and their fans. An 0-2 start won't sit well after last season's 0-6 open. I know Coughlin & Co. have pulled out big wins at unexpected times during his tenure, but I just don't think the Giants can do that against a talented Cardinals team that is 6-2-1 against the spread (ATS) on the road dating to Dec. 30, 2012.

The pick: Cardinals


DOLPHINS (1-0) at BILLS (1-0)

Dolphins by 1; O/U: 43

The big news out of Buffalo this week is that the NHL's Buffalo Sabres owners, Terry and Kim Pegula, agreed to buy the Bills for a record $1.4 billion. Sorry, Jon Bon Jovi -- you were living on a prayer thinking you'd get this team. Donald Trump? You're fired! I'll take the better quarterback, Miami's Ryan Tannehill, in this one.

The pick: Dolphins

PATRIOTS (0-1) at VIKINGS (1-0)

Patriots by 3; O/U: 49

It's only one week, but check this out: The Pats are in last place in the division for the first time since 2001, when Tom Brady took over at QB. New England is 32-13-1 ATS in its last 46 games after a loss. Bill Belichick becomes the sixth NFL coach with 200 regular-season wins.

The pick: Patriots

COWBOYS (0-1) at TITANS (1-0)

Titans by 31/2; O/U: 491/2

As bad as the Cowboys looked last week, they always seem to do well when they're not favorites. Dallas is 10-6 ATS as underdogs since the 2012 season. Call it a hunch. How 'bout those underdogs!

The pick: Cowboys

LIONS (1-0) at PANTHERS (1-0)

Panthers by 21/2; O/U: 431/2

Carolina QB Cam Newton (ribs) is expected to start Sunday after missing Week 1. This was my toughest Week 2 matchup to pick. I believe Detroit has too many weapons on both sides of the ball. Still, tread lightly.

The pick: Lions

SAINTS (0-1)at BROWNS (0-1)

Saints by 61/2; O/U: 471/2

The Saints struggle on the road -- 2-7 ATS in their last nine games -- but my Super Bowl pick should win this one by at least a touchdown.

The pick: Saints

JAGUARS (0-1) at REDSKINS (0-1)

Redskins by 6; O/U: 431/2

Speaking of underdogs, they went 11-5 ATS in Week 1, and road 'dogs were an impressive 9-4 ATS. No wonder it was a great week for Vegas sports books! I'll ride with the road 'dog here.

The pick: Jaguars

FALCONS (1-0) at BENGALS (1-0)

Bengals by 5; O/U: 481/2

Knock, knock. Who's there? The last two teams to appear on "Hard Knocks." This game should be televised on HBO, with narrator Liev Schreiber calling the game. (Ray Donovan could be the sideline reporter). The Bengals have covered 11 of their last 13 regular and postseason games at home. The Falcons looked great in Week 1, and they won't let this one get too far away.

The pick: Falcons


SEAHAWKS (1-0) at CHARGERS (0-1), 4:05 p.m.

Seahawks by 6; O/U: 441/2

The defending Super Bowl champs look bigger, faster and better than last season. Scary thought! Seattle is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 road games. Long Island tie to the game: East Meadow's Rich Ohrnberger will make his sixth career NFL start, filling in at center for the Chargers after Nick Hardwick (neck) was injured.

The pick: Seahawks

RAMS (0-1) at BUCS (0-1), 4:05 p.m.

Bucs by 51/2; O/U: 37

The Rams lost all six games last season when they were an underdog of six or fewer points. The Bucs are 13-30-1 ATS in their last 44 home games, but in Tampa coach Lovie Smith I trust.

The pick: Bucs

CHIEFS (0-1) at BRONCOS (1-0), 4:25 p.m.

Broncos by 121/2; O/U: 511/2

Denver has a tendency to take its foot off the gas, as evidenced in Week 1. The Broncos allowed a back-door cover to the Colts last Sunday night. Denver was only 5-4 ATS when favored by eight or more points last season. KC stays within reach.

The pick: Chiefs

TEXANS (1-0) at RAIDERS (0-1), 4:25 p.m.

Texans by 3; O/U: 40

Oakland dropped four straight covers in The Black Hole to end last season. However, I liked a lot of what I saw from QB Derek Carr vs. the Jets. Take the points in a coin-flip game.

The pick: Raiders

BEARS (0-1) at 49ERS (1-0), 8:30 p.m.

49ers by 7; O/U: 481/2

TV: Ch. 4; Radio: WCBS (880)

Must-wins in Week 2? Since the NFL expanded its current playoff format to 12 teams in 1990, 196 teams have started 0-2. Only 23 of those reached the playoffs. The 49ers are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games as favorites of eight or fewer points. The Niners open their new $1.2-billion Levi's Stadium in style and with a cover.

The pick: 49ers


EAGLES (1-0) at COLTS (0-1), 8:30 p.m.

TV: ESPN; Radio: WCBS (880), WFAN (660; joined in progress)

Colts by 3; O/U: 531/2

Philly became the NFL's first team to win by at least 17 points after being shut out and down by at least 17 points at halftime. They won't be so Luck-y against Andrew and the Colts.

The pick: Colts

STAFF PICKS (best bets in caps)

JOHN BOELL (10-6, 0-1): Cardinals Jets DOLPHINS Patriots Cowboys Lions Saints Jaguars Falcons Seahawks Bucs Chiefs Raiders 49ers Colts

BOB GLAUBER (6-10, 0-1): Giants Packers Bills Patriots Titans Panthers Saiints Jaguars Bengals Seahawks Bucs BRONCOS Raiders 49ers Colts

TOM ROCK (9-7, 0-1): Giants Jets Dolphins PATRIOTS Titans Lions Saints Jaguars Falcons Seahawks Bucs Broncos Raiders Bears Colts

KIMBERLEY A. MARTIN (9-7, 0-1): Giants Packers Bills Patriots Titans Lions SAINTS Jaguars Falcons Seahawks Bucs Chiefs Texans 49ers Colts

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