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Pro football survivor picks Week 2

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Survive and advance is a popular sports mantra normally saved for the month of March and the madness that comes with it.

But thanks to the rapid growth of the NFL and fantasy football, games like FOX Fantasy Survivor can feed your craving for “win or go home” competition seven months early.

Thousands of football fans signed up and participated in the FOX Fantasy Survivor game last season. The hope is, with cash prizes on the line, we can eclipse that mark in 2012.

The premise is simple: pick one (1) team who you believe is going to win that week. The survivor catch remains that once you pick a team to win, you can’t pick that team again for the rest of the season.  The good news is, even if you lose, you are still eligible to win cash prizes.

To assist you with your survivor selections, the’s fantasy football staff will provide you their picks for the week.

Just remember the mantra: survive and advance. In four months, you could be $2,000 richer.

Week 1 Recap

Harmon and Fowler - Eagles

Beall - Ravens

Halpin - Texans

Week 2 Picks

Fowler and Beall - Patriots over Cardinals

With John Skelton on the shelf for the next two weeks, Kevin Kolb returns behind center for the Arizona Cardinals.  Unlike a few weeks ago when the Oakland Raiders accused him of looking scared in the pocket, Kolb posted poised numbers, 6-8 for 66 yards with a touchdown.  Sidenote: it'll be great when Matthew Lillard plays Kolb in a movie adaptation of his career.  We're taking suggested movie titles @FOXSportsFowler on Twitter.  Oh yeah, Tom Brady's passing game was in midseason form in Week 1 against the Titans and Stevan Ridley's ability out of the backfield adds a new wrinkle to the offense that will keep the Cardinals' defense busy Week 2.

Harmon and Halpin - Bengals over Browns

Joe Haden is out for the next four games and the Browns' rush defense still ranks among the NFL's worst.  Look out for Cincinnati in Week 2.  To be fair, the Bengals' offense didn't look too sharp in their season opener at Baltimore this past Monday night, but Andy Dalton and A.J. Green versus the number two defensive back for the Browns could turn out to be a major mismatch on Sunday.  When you consider the damage Andrew Hawkins created out of the slot, the Brownies third or fourth defensive back could be busy, too.  BenJarvus Green-Ellis posted better numbers than expected against the Ravens, so I'm interested to see what new career-highs he can record against Cleveland who just allowed LeSean McCoy to rush for 110 on 20 carries.  As for the Browns' offense keeping up - ugh.

Tagged: Bengals, Browns, Patriots, Cardinals, Kevin Kolb

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