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Brett Dykes

New Orleans & NYC
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I'm a writer/editor (Editor-In-Chief of Uproxx & a NY Times contributor). When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.

New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts Preview — 8:30 p.m. (Monday) Line: Colts by 6 It is probably safe to say that few would have wagered that the Jets would be entering this game 1-0. They lost their starting quarterback Geno Smith to a broken jaw, courtesy of a teammate's fist. That, among other things, had some expecting the same old butt-fumbling Jets in 2015.

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings Preview — 1 p.m. Line: Vikings by 3 Adrian Peterson struggled in his first week back from a tumultuous 2014 in a 20-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, leading some to question whether a 30-year-old running back with a ton of mileage on him could return to form after missing a season.

Arizona Cardinals at Chicago Bears Preview — 1 p.m. Line: Cardinals by 1 ½ Although the Chicago Bears fell at home, 31-23, to their hated rival, the Packers - which of course featured the oh-so-predictable backbreaking fourth-quarter interception of Jay Cutler - running back Matt Forte saw signs of encouragement in the team's loss.

Carolina Panthers vs. Houston Texans Preview — 1 p.m. Line: Panthers by 4 ½ If you watched the recent season of HBO's "Hard Knocks," you know that Houston Texans Coach Bill O'Brien is a master at the art of well-timed profanity. And you can bet the profanities were spewing in Houston in the wake of his team's being throttled 27-20 at home by the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1.

St. Louis Rams at Washington Redskins Preview — 1 p.m. Line: Rams by 3 ½ Can Kirk Cousins be a quality starting quarterback? That has to be the question on the mind of every long-suffering Washington Redskins fan entering this game against the St.

San Francisco 49ers at Pittsburgh Steelers Preview — 1 p.m. Line: Steelers by 6 ½ One of the biggest surprises to come out of the first week was that the San Francisco 49ers looked like, well, the 49ers in the course of beating the Vikings, 20-3, on Monday night.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints Preview — 1 p.m. Line: Saints by 10 ½ For the first time during the Sean Payton-Mickey Loomis era in New Orleans, confidence is waning among the Who Dat faithful. There's a feeling that the current regime's best days are in the rearview mirror, that the good times have ceased to roll, that the wheels might start to come off.

Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns Preview — 1 p.m. Line: Even The Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota looked every bit the franchise quarterback Tennessee Titans brass hoped he would be when they drafted him in the spring as he became the first player since 1933 to post a perfect passer rating in his first N.F.L. game.

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles Preview — 4:25 p.m. Line: Eagles by 5 ½ How long the Dallas Cowboys will be without the services of the star receiver Dez Bryant has turned into a great mystery. Initial rumors had him missing four to six weeks with a broken bone in his right foot.

Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers Preview — 8:30 p.m. Line: Packers by 3 ½ Brandon Bostick is no longer with the Green Bay Packers, but his ghost will loom large over Sunday night's game. It was Bostick's botched attempt at an onside kick recovery in last season's N.F.C.
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