Sunday has come and gone, but week 2 of the 2022 NFL season isn’t over yet.
Fans of the sport are accustomed to enjoying football on a Monday night, but this time, that enjoyment is doubled. Instead of the typical one contest on Monday to wrap up each week, the league is hosting two showdowns.
First, Tennessee will travel to Buffalo with hopes to rebound from their loss against New York [Giants]. An hour after that ball game goes underway, Minnesota will begin their bout with the Eagles in Philly.
In one contest, two top-3 seeds in the AFC from one season ago will battle it out. In the other, two NFC teams who started 1-0 will look to continue their winning streak. With names such as Josh Allen, Derrick Henry, Justin Jefferson and A.J. Brown, there’s absolutely no shortage of star power.
Before the festivities officially kick off, predictions come first. Here’s what Alex is thinking for each match.
Picks with Alex, week 2 of the 2022 NFL season
Monday Night Football
Titans @ Bills
Analysis: If week 1 is any indication of how things will play out, the Bills may be the team to beat in the AFC. To open up the season, Buffalo squared off against the reigning Super Bowl champs and dominated with a 31-10 score. Now, they’re at Buffalo to face Tennessee, who lost to the Giants last week. The early MVP favorite Josh Allen going against the 2020 Offensive Player of the Year Derrick Henry? Yes, please.
Vikings @ Eagles
Analysis: I’m a fan of the extremely talented Vikings’ offense, and the Eagles’ defense doesn’t have me sold at all. Last week, against Detroit, the Lions put up 35 points against Philadelphia. The problem? Detroit doesn’t have a Justin Jefferson, nor is Kirk Cousins their quarterback. Running back Deandre Swift is a stud and wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown has proven to be as electric as anyone, but Minnesota’s halfback Dalvin Cook is a star himself and All-Pro Adam Thielen is still a great compliment to Justin Jefferson – the latter being a top-3 receiver league-wide.