Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in Sunday’s Tennessee Titans-Detroit Lions Week 2 game.
Tennessee Titans (0-1) at (-5.5) Detroit Lions (1-0), 1 p.m.
Mike: Lions. Shame on me: I underestimated the impact of Jim Bob Cooter on Matt Stafford and the Lions’ offense. Still don’t love them, but they should be good enough to edge the Titans by a touchdown.
Ricky: Titans. The Lions took advantage of a depleted Colts secondary in Week 1. They’ll find it more difficult to score in Week 2 against a Titans defense that shut down Adrian Peterson and didn’t allow an offensive touchdown in a season-opening loss to the Vikings.
Andre: Lions. Matt Stafford was crazy accurate (31 of 39, three TDs) against the Colts’ leaky defense in Week 1. Despite shutting down Shaun Hill and the Vikings, the Titans’ defense isn’t much better than Indy’s. The Lions should win shootouts against teams with bad defenses like the Titans this season.
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