Week 2 NFL staff picks standings update: Who’s on top?

The Colts were a favorite in the NFL staff picks in Week 1
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) gets hit by Houston Texans cornerback Steven Nelson (21) after a catch during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Every week, the amNew York writers give you our staff picks for all the NFL games against the spread. On Tuesdays, we’ll show you our updated season-long standings and talk through who’s performing well and why. 

Staff Pick Standings after Week 2


Christian has the slight lead heading into Week 2 but it wasn’t an overly pretty week for any of us. His big advantage is that he was the only one to pick Buffalo and one of only two of the writers to pick Houston to cover against Indianapolis. The other was Nick, who has been adamant that the Colts’ offensive line issues will hurt the team this season. 

Eric finishes week one in second place. He had no unique wins but was one of only two writers who picked Washington to cover and also picked both Minnesota and Pittsburgh, which were less popular selections. 

Nick has the distinction of being the only person on the staff who believed in Atlanta or just didn’t believe enough in New Orleans. Nick was also one of two writers who picked the Giants, along with Aidan. 

Aidan didn’t have the best week of the bunch, but he was the only writer who picked Chicago to cover, so at least there’s that. Joe was with Eric as the only two writers to pick Washington. 

On the whole, the staff all missed by picking the Eagles, Panthers, and Broncos to cover, so they’ll look to improve their overall record in next week’s staff picks.

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Justin Fields and the Bears were not popular with the staff picks
Chicago Bears’ Justin Fields throws during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)