To say the ThisWeek Sports predictions panel started slow out of the box might be an understatement.

Only seven of the 13 on the panel posted winning records, including Week 1 leader John Hulkenberg, who went 11-4, one game better than Eric Frantz, managing editor of, and Andy Resnik. Among those finishing below .500 were last year’s champion, Scott Hennen, who was one of five to finish 7-8.

“I couldn’t have done worse if I hadn’t been trying,” said Hennen, who promised to inch closer to the top after this week.

Newcomer Jeff Stevenson seemed relieved at his 9-6 debut, but that feeling seems only temporary: “This week, I could go 12-3 or 3-12.”

The guess here is that it’s somewhere in between.

One note of interest: Only two of the 15 games we predicted this week were unanimous picks.

Enjoy Week 2!

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