Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NFL Survivor - Week 2

We're back for the week 2 survivor pick. We got a good win from the Chargers last week as they were able to hold off the Vikings at home. I've found in years past that the first week is the hardest to survive because of the uncertainty of the upcoming season. Looking at my league this year- Atlanta, Cleveland (biggest offender), and Kansas City all succumbed to their opponents in week 1. Nearly half of our league was unable to move on to week 2. That's good news for me. Click for this week's pick after the jump.

Before we get to this week's pick I would be remiss if I did not bring up the guidelines that we set for ourselves in week 1:

-Must be a home game... Why try to survive with a team on the road?
-Team should have significant edge at the Quarterback position
-Stay away from Divisional games - These teams see each other every year, twice a year. They know each other. Unless there's a significant advantage for one team (i.e. Saints / Panthers) I'm going to try to stay away from these matchups.
-Don't try to be cute, especially early on. I've gotten in trouble in years past trying to take teams that aren't usually favorites so that I can save the better teams for later on in the season. Not going to happen this year.

For this weeks pick we are going with the Pittsburgh Steelers. There's really not much to this pick. Pittsburgh is expected to be one of the best teams in the AFC and while they got their pipes cleaned last week in Baltimore, I fully expect Mike Tomlin and the coaching staff to come up with a game plan to hand it to the Seattle Seahawks this week. The Seahawks are a team that I see struggling all year especially when they have the ball. They put up a blistering 0 points in the first half against the 49ers, and totaled a whopping 219 yards of total offense for the game. Things don't get any easier this week as they find themselves as 14 point underdogs in Pittsburgh. This should be everyone's survivor pick this week - roll with the Steelers and coast to week 3. 

Previous Teams Selected:
Chargers - Week 1 

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