By Stacey Pressman
Special to Page 3

In Week 2, Carolina Panthers fan Holly Robinson Peete ascended to the top with 13 points -- thanks to family allegiances. While making her picks Peete admitted, "I really didn't even want to take Carolina against Kansas City, but you know ..."

Overall, Peete moved into second place, just shy of dethroning Luke Walton, who in true Laker fashion seems to be the early favorite.

Quotable:
"I may have started slow, but I'll finish up strong. No way I'm letting James beat me."
-- Andy Roddick, who missed his "lock" for the second consecutive week.

The rules:

  • Games are picked straight up
  • Poolers pick one lock-of-the-week, indicated by an asterisk*
  • Every other game is worth +1 if won and 0 points if lost
  • Lock is worth +2 points if won and -2 points if lost
  • Five points added to overall score for a perfect week
  • In the event of a tie, pool will extend to postseason

    WEEK 2 CELEBRITY PICKS AND RESULTS
     
    MATCHUP Nick Lachey
    Performer
    Drew Lachey
    Performer
    Holly Robinson Peete - Actor Andy Roddick
    Tennis player
    Niners-Saints Saints Niners Saints Saints
    Redskins-Giants Redskins Redskins Giants Redskins
    Broncos-Jaguars Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
    Steelers-Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens
    Rams-Falcons Rams Rams Rams Rams
    Browns-Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys
    Texans-Lions Lions Texans Lions Lions
    Bears-Packers Packers* Packers Packers Packers*
    Colts-Titans Colts Colts Colts Colts
    Panthers-Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Panthers Chiefs
    Seahawks-Bucs Bucs Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
    Bills-Raiders Raiders Raiders Raiders Bills
    Patriots-Cardinals Patriots Patriots* Patriots* Patriots
    Jets-Chargers Jets Jets Jets Jets
    Dolphins-Bengals Bengals Bengals Bengals Bengals
    Vikings-Eagles Eagles Eagles Vikings Eagles
    WEEK 2/POINTS 10-6 (8) 9-7 (10) 12-4 (13) 10-6 (8)
    OVERALL/POINTS 19-13 (18) 19-13 (21) 22-10 (24) 19-13 (15)

     
    MATCHUP Heather Mitts
    US Olympian
    Steve Harris
    Actor
    Jermaine Dye
    MLB outfielder
    Pat McGee
    Singer
    Niners-Saints Saints Saints Niners Saints
    Redskins-Giants Redskins Giants Redskins Redskins
    Broncos-Jaguars Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
    Steelers-Ravens Steelers Ravens Steelers Steelers
    Rams-Falcons Rams Rams Falcons Falcons
    Browns-Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Browns
    Texans-Lions Lions Texans Lions Lions
    Bears-Packers Packers Packers* Packers Packers
    Colts-Titans Colts Colts Colts Colts
    Panthers-Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs
    Seahawks-Bucs Seahawks Bucs Bucs Seahawks
    Bills-Raiders Bills Raiders Raiders* Raiders
    Patriots-Cardinals Patriots* Patriots Patriots Patriots*
    Jets-Chargers Jets Jets Jets Jets
    Dolphins-Bengals Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Bengals
    Vikings-Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles
    WEEK 2/POINTS 7-9 (8) 9-7 (7) 7-9 (8) 9-7 (10)
    OVERALL/POINTS 16-16 (18) 16-16 (14) 18-14 (20) 20-16 (22)

     
    MATCHUP James Blake
    Tennis player
    Bow Wow
    Performer
    Luke Walton
    Lakers forward
    Wilma McNabb
    Donovan's Mom
    Niners-Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints
    Redskins-Giants Giants Redskins Redskins Redskins
    Broncos-Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars* Broncos Jaguars
    Steelers-Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Steelers
    Rams-Falcons Rams Falcons Falcons Rams
    Browns-Cowboys Cowboys Browns Cowboys Browns
    Texans-Lions Lions Lions Lions Lions
    Bears-Packers Packers* Packers Packers Packers
    Colts-Titans Titans Colts Colts Titans
    Panthers-Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Panthers
    Seahawks-Bucs Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
    Bills-Raiders Raiders Bills Raiders Bills
    Patriots-Cardinals Patriots Patriots Patriots* Patriots
    Jets-Chargers Jets Jets Chargers Jets
    Dolphins-Bengals Bengals Bengals Bengals Bengals
    Vikings-Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles*
    WEEK 2/POINTS 12-4 (10) 11-5 (12) 11-5 (12) 9-7 (10)
    OVERALL/POINTS 24-8 (23) 19-13 (21) 23-9 (25) 20-12 (22)

    Stacey Pressman is a freelance producer for ESPN as well as contributing writer to ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine's "The Jump" She can be reached at StaceyPressman@aol.com.