NFL Week 2 Picks, With Kate Upton

Kate Upton to the rescue / Barry Wetcher

Kate Upton to the rescue / Barry Wetcher

The past four months have been tough.

In early May, the Washington Free Beacon learned that Kate Upton was engaged to Justin Verlander. We declared it an American tragedy, and tried to move on. "If you truly love something, you have to know when to let it go," I was told. Over the summer, The Free Beacon had no Kate Upton.

Last week, we gave in. First, I started off the NFL season by attaching her fine name to my Jets pick and it worked—the Jets covered. Then Free Beacon executive editor Sonny Bunch took it to another level by formally endorsing Upton for president of the United States.

Now that the seal has been broken, I'm going to make up for lost time. Here are my eight picks for week 2, along with pictures we missed during our Kate Upton hiatus:

Tennessee Titans AT Detroit Lions

Pick: Lions -6

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Nobody does classy Instagram videos better than Kate Upton.

I like this one even more:

#TBT to last week at @kentuckyderby follow me on snapchat!

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Miami Dolphins AT New England Patriots

Pick: Dolphins +6.5

#FBF to the @kentuckyderby🐎🐎 #flashback #Kentuckyderby

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She was even great sans the signature Derby hat.

Love…@kentuckyderby

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Dallas Cowboys AT Washington Redskins

Pick: Cowboys +3

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Upton looks just as good as she did when we left her in May, and it's no accident—she has been putting in the work.

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New Orleans Saints AT New York Giants

Pick: Saints +4.5

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I love that she brings her dog to the gym with her. I might even go to the gym if I could bring my dog.

💪 #gymspiration #dogsofinstagram @benbrunotraining #workhardplayhard

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Or Upton's dog, obviously. Look, it just lays at her feet as she does some exercise that I've never seen before.

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Indianapolis Colts AT Denver Broncos

Pick: Colts +6

All I want for my birthday! #birthdayparty #laesquina #casadragones #carinexkate

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It clearly wasn't all hard work for Kate Upton this summer. The above picture was taken on her birthday and it looks like she went hard.

She wore, in my opinion, one of the best designed dresses of all time.

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Atlanta Falcons AT Oakland Raiders

Pick: Raiders -5

I'm ready for a #pinacolada ! Happy it's the weekend! #labordayweekend #guess #ellenvonunwerth

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She ended her summer drinking pina coladas over Labor Day Weekend.

Green Bay Packers AT Minnesota Vikings

Pick: Packers -2.5

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She went to the U.S. Open and wore a stunning outfit. Frankly, her outfits throughout the summer were all stunning.

Here are a bunch of them:

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Jacksonville Jaguars AT San Diego Chargers

Pick: Jaguars +3

#twinning #danceparty #imonaboat #detroit

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Unlike lesser models, Kate Upton just kept it real all summer. The picture above is her just having a casual dance party with a toddler on a boat.

And this is her sitting on the floor of Fenway Park:

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And here she is balancing a giant glass of wine on Harley's head.

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It feels good to have you back, Kate.

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I'm at peace now, and hopefully will win all these bets.

Record last week: 4-4