Week 2 NFL Picks: Cardinals Vs. Patriots

Sep 09, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) rolls out to pass against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at LP Field. The Patriots beat the Titans 34-13. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

The New England Patriots are heavy favorites to beat the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2, with every picker from major NFL prediction sites siding with a Pats victory.

Very few doubt the New England Patriots will leave their Week 2 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals with yet another victory, especially amongst NFL pickers.

The Patriots are predicted to win by two touchdowns, and were picked in a clean sweep across the major prediction sites, with all pickers at ESPN, CBS and Yahoo siding with New England. All six pickers at USA Today took it a step further, not only picking the Pats but also giving the game their "lock" of the week designation. Also siding with New England were ESPN and CBS algorithms and the majority of users in ESPN and Yahoo pick'em pools.

Here's what SB Nation's Joel Thorman had to say in his Week 2 NFL picks post:

The real question here is whether the Patriots will cover as a 14-point favorite. If I was the oddsmaker I'd put this line at 28. Patriots win in a rout in their home opener.

The Pick: 45-17, Patriots

It's never a good idea to overlook an opponent, but with the Pats being given the biggest spread in the league this week, they're a safe pick to win.

For more on the Patriots, head over to Pats Pulpit and continue to check out SB Nation Boston.

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