6 bold NFL predictions for Week 2: Can LA Rams avoid 0-2 start?

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NFL Week 2 predictions: Will Aaron Rodgers bounce back vs Bears on SNF?

NFL Week 2 is here and there are some really intriguing matchups to explore. We already saw one great matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the LA Chargers on Thursday Night— how will the rest of the slate play out this weekend?

Let’s dive into my predictions for some of this week’s key games.

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1. Aaron Rodgers bounces back in a big way vs the Chicago Bears in primetime

The back-to-back NFL MVP, Aaron Rodgers, failed to throw a touchdown pass in the loss to Minnesota in Week 1. It was an uncharacteristic performance for the Packers star. In his last 32 games, there have been only three instances in which he failed to record at least one touchdown pass. It’s not something you see often from Rodgers.

Aaron Rodgers has thrown more touchdowns against the Chicago Bears (61) than any other team in his career. He’s going to have a massive chip on his shoulder and have made the necessary adjustments to have an exceptional game against the Bears.

2. Tom Brady will have a rough day against the New Orleans Saints

After a ho-hum game vs Dallas (212 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT), Tom Brady is going to struggle against the Saints in Week 2. Why? This is a team that’s kinda sorta had his number since he joined Tampa Bay. The GOAT has thrown 8 picks and endured 13 sacks in his last four matchups against the Saints (dating back to Sept. 2020), according to Stat Muse. That trend will continue in 2022 with an early matchup against a divisional foe.

Brady, at age 45, should not be taking any hits during the game. But, the Saints are going to make this a point of emphasis, forcing Brady to get rid of the ball a little more quickly than he usually likes. This will result in some errant throws and open the door for the Saints to earn some takeaways in the game on defense.