September 17th, 2009
This is Jared bringing you my HOT PICKS for Week 2 of the NFL season. It is hard to pick a quarterback, but I'm going to go with Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers. Rivers completed 24 of 35 passes for 252 yards with one touchdown and one interception against the Raiders last week. He faces a tough defense in Baltimore this week.
For my running back, MJD of the Jacksonville Jaguars had been sharing the running back spot until this year. Now, it is just him and the end zone after a 97 yard, 1 touchdown performance against the Colts when the Jags face Arizona this week.
For my wide receiver, I think Wes Welker of the New England Patriots will break out against the NY Jets. Welker had 12 catches for 93 yards but didn't score last week against the Bills. He should find the end zone at least twice this week on passes from Tom Brady.
Top Play of the Week
While I'm glad the Chargers won 24-20 over the Raiders on Monday Night Football, the play of the week happened on Sunday in the Denver/Cincinnati game. Brandon Stokley, a former Indianapolis Colt, caught a tipped pass for a 57-yard touchdown to win the game for the Broncos. I couldn't believe it the first time I saw it. I had to rewind and play it again. Check it out on NFL.com Can't Miss Plays.
I hope your favorite team does well this week. Go Chargers.