NFL WEEK II PREDICTIONS

New England @ New York Jets:Beating Tom Brady and the division rival Patriots at home would make Brett Favre king of New York. Featuring two of the greatest quarterbacks in history, this matchup also pits Bill Belichick against the Man?genius once again, his former apprentice and the whistle-blower on Spygate. This one’s personal. Bret dazzles but Brady wears the crown. Pick: Patriots 38-27 San Diego @ Denver: LT must prove that he can win more than just fantasy points at Mile High this week. The Chargers have Super Bowl aspirations this season and need to dominate their division to achieve postseason immortality. They can start by dismissing the mediocre, yet ever dangerous Broncos. Look for a squeaker that tight end Antonio Gates ends in the final two minutes. Pick: Chargers 31-27 Pittsburgh @ Cleveland: With AFC North supremacy on the line, Sunday night’s matchup could be a playoff preview down the road. Mike Tomlin’s Steelers bulked up on offense with the addition of rookies Rashard Mendenhall and Limas Sweed. This could spell yet another shootout with the high octane Browns. Watch tight end Kellen Winslow steal the show. Pick: Browns 42-37 Philadelphia @ Dallas: Cue up the Monday Night Football music. This prime-time battle between NFC East adversaries should pack a punch. If Asante Samuel can shut down Terrell Owens, the Eagles have a chance. Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbook will keep Philly in the game, but Tony Romo and the `boys rule in Big D. Pick: Cowboys 34-24 New Orleans @ Washington: This contest marks the home debut of new defensive end Jason Taylor. Too bad the Saints are marching in. The only way for Taylor to leave victorious is if the Redskin defense slams the door on Drew Brees, Reggie Bush and the ex?plosive New Orleans offense, which is highly unlikely. Pick: Saints 28-17