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

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5. Nathaniel Hackett continues to overthink things with Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos went into Seattle to face the Seahawks during MNF in Week 1. We all saw the atrocious clock management and absurd play calling at the end of the game. Fans were left wondering why Hackett would take the ball out of the hands of one of the most clutch fourth-quarter QBs in NFL history in lieu of attempting a near-record field goal. Wilson is still trying to gel with his teammates on the field, but come on: you’ve got to let Russ cook.

The Broncos will try to fend off the Houston Texans in their home opener and will face a lot of hurdles in the game. The Texans surprised the Colts and Week 1 and pushed them to an overtime tie thanks to excellent play from QB Davis Mills.

All the pressure is on Wilson and the Broncos. I think they still aren’t all on the same page and might get upset by the Houston Texans this week.

6. Buffalo Bills will embarrass the Tennessee Titans on MNF

The Bills are 10-point favorites to defeat the Titans at home on Monday Night Football this week. They look like Super Bowl contenders. The Titans look like the furthest thing from contenders right now. They got out-scored 21-7 in the second half vs the NY Giants last week and had an offense that suddenly looked like it was slow, aging, and unable to keep up.

If the Titans play the Bills like they did against the Giants in Week 1, they’re going to get beat by a lot more than ten points. The Bills aren’t going to allow the Titans to play through RB Derrick Henry, making this an infinitely more difficult proposition for QB Ryan Tannehill to overcome.

His rookie wideouts (Treylon Burks and Kyle Phillips) played well last week in their NFL debuts, but not good enough to make the defense loosen up for King Henry to blast through and score touchdowns. The NFL’s best team will make the Titans look like one of the worst on national TV.