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NFL preseason picks: The Falcoholic staff’s picks for Week 2

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Go ahead and yell at whoever didn’t pick the Falcons.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at New York Jets Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Most of us were very wrong last week about the Falcons, who put up a big fat nothingburger against the Jets in Week 1. But we’re back at it with our picks for Week 2, because we know that our readers are a fun-loving group of people who definitely love having a great time.

Atlanta takes on the Chiefs this week, and Andy Reid is planning on letting his offense, and particularly new starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes, get plenty of action. What remains to be seen is how much Atlanta’s starters will play. I’d be willing to bet that it won’t be much. Still, five of our eight pickers this week think the Falcons rebound from that disastrous* showing against the Jets and get the win this week. Feel free to publicly shame the other three.

Elsewhere around the league, we’ve got a Super Bowl 52 rematch Thursday night between the Eagles and Patriots. Give me a trick play to Tom Brady or I’m not interested. The Panthers face the Dolphins, the Saints have the Cardinals this week, and the Bucs take on the Titans. For our other marquee matchup this week (well, as marquee as a preseason game can get) we’ve got two playoff teams from last year, the Jaguars vs. the Vikings.

Here are our picks for this week’s games. Weigh in with your predictions in the comments.

Preseason picks, Week 2

Name Chiefs vs. Falcons Eagles vs. Patriots Dolphins vs. Panthers Cardinals vs. Saints Jaguars vs. Vikings Buccaneers vs. Titans
Name Chiefs vs. Falcons Eagles vs. Patriots Dolphins vs. Panthers Cardinals vs. Saints Jaguars vs. Vikings Buccaneers vs. Titans
Adnan Ikic KC NE MIA ARI MIN TEN
Jeanna Thomas ATL PHI MIA ARI JAX TEN
Kevin Knight KC PHI CAR NO JAX TEN
James Rael ATL NE CAR NO MIN TEN
Dave Choate ATL PHI MIA NO JAX TEN
Matt Chambers KC PHI MIA ARI JAX TEN
Carter Breazeale ATL NE CAR NO MIN TEN
Cory Woodroof ATL NE MIA NO MIN TEN

*Losing a preseason game, even getting shut out, is not actually disastrous.