NFL Week 2 game picks, schedule guide, fantasy football tips, odds, injuries and more

Elwanda Tulloch

The Week 2 NFL schedule is stacked with great matchups. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the keys to every game, a bold prediction for each matchup and final score picks.

Additionally, ESPN Stats & Information provides a stat to know for each game, and the Football Power Index (FPI) goes inside the numbers with a matchup rating (on a scale of 1 to 100) and a game projection. ESPN Fantasy’s Kyle Soppe and ESPN Chalk’s Dave Bearman hand out helpful nuggets as well. It’s all here to help get you ready for a loaded weekend of NFL football.

Let’s get into the full Week 2 slate, including a Sunday night showdown between Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll.

Jump to a matchup:
LAR-PHI | ATL-DAL | DEN-PIT
SF-NYJ | MIN-IND | DET-GB
CAR-TB | BUF-MIA | JAX-TEN
NYG-CHI | WSH-ARI | BAL-HOU
KC-LAC | NE-SEA

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“Larry Bird 2.0”: Former NBA Star Lauds Luka Doncic and His Pure Talent in the Modern Game

The 2019/20 NBA season saw the rise of a phenomenon in Luka Doncic. The 21-year-old had a spectacular rookie season last year, but he competed in the playoffs for the first time this season and was nothing short of brilliant. Luka’s notable performances in his first two years with the Dallas Mavericks are already earning him comparisons with greats like Larry Bird and Pete Maravich! 

The Mavs have been incredibly boosted by the signing of Luka Doncic. Fitting into the NBA proved to be a seamless transition as Luka’s already proved his talents in Europe. He won the EuroLeague title and the MVP award in 2018. 

His flair for passing, supported by a dominant shooting hand, makes him unguardable on the court. Luka has earned plenty of reverence from his head coach Rick Carlisle, who expects him to come back stronger next season just like how the legends did it. 

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We simulated a video game to try making the greatest college basketball coach ever at Western Illinois

Elwanda Tulloch

Welcome back to the Western Illinois Leathernecks’ chase for greatness in our simulated dynasty in College Hoops 2K8. This series was started in the early days of the pandemic after real sports were put on hiatus. The objective was spelled out bluntly in the headline of the very first story: Can the worst college basketball program ever win a video game national championship?



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I decided to takeover Western Illinois University in College Hoops 2K8 — the last college basketball video game made by 2K Sports — and try to lead them to a title while simulating every game. I would only control the recruiting and coaching strategies. Now in Year 19 of the series, the goal has changed. At this point, I’m trying to see if Coach Rick — better known as Ricky Charisma — can turn into the greatest college basketball coach of the modern era.

Here’s how

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