Week 2 of the 2011 NFL season features two winnable games for SB Nation New York's local teams, the New York Giants and Jets. On Sunday, the Giants (0-1) will try to rebound from a 28-14 loss to division rival the Washington Redskins by hosting the St. Louis Rams on Monday night. Meanwhile, the Jets are trying to build off momentum that they earned last Sunday night with a 27-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
Will they both come out on top Sunday? After the jump are SB Nation New York's Week 2 NFL picks.
Jets (-9) vs. Jaguars: What an impressive performance the Jets put on last Sunday night against the Cowboys. For most of the game Dallas controlled the game, but New York was big when it needed to be. I expect another solid performance from the Jets on Sunday. Prediction: Jets 30, Jaguars 10.
Giants (-6) vs. Rams: It was tough to watch the Giants lose to the Redskins, who are expected to finish last in the NFC East this year. That's why this week New York will rebound against St. Louis. However, they won't cover the six-point spread. Predictions: Giants 20, St. Louis 17.
Bills (-3 1/2) vs. Raiders: Buffalo is coming off a stellar Week 1 performance against the Kansas City Chiefs. Meanwhile, Oakland has a short week to prep and needs to travel to the East Coast and play at 1 p.m. (10 a.m. on the West Coast). No chance for the Raiders this week. Prediction: Bills 28, Oakland 17.
Cowboys (-3) at 49ers: I understand that quarterback Tony Romo looked awful in the final minutes of last week's loss to the Jets. But, to say that Dallas will only win by three points against a bad San Fransisco team? Come on! Prediction: Cowboys 34, 49ers 20.
Texans (-3) at Dolphins: Miami played inspired football against the New England Patriots last week, but they're still not a very good team. Meanwhile, Houston is trying to prove they're for real. Prediction: Texans 24, Miami 10.
Last week's record: 3-2. 2011 season record: 3-2.