Week 1 Picks (home teams in caps), listed roughly in chronological order of game times:
Saints over BROWNS: Yes, I am suckered into believing that Reggie Bush will do something sick, leading the Saints to the win they deserve.
Seahawks over LIONS: Without the suspended Joe Cullen, how can
TITANS over Jets: I really do like Eric Mangini (if only for the cachet of his youth), but the Jets are going to S-T-I-N-K (Stink! Stink! Stink!) this season. (Too early to start the "Adrian Peterson Watch?" Never!)
Bengals over CHIEFS: The Chiefs D is improved, sure, but not enough to counter (a) Cincy's offense and (b) Herm Edwards' offense.
RAMS over Broncos: I don't buy into the love for the Rams this season, but I really want to see Jay Cutler starting for
PATS over Bills:
BUCS over Ravens: Three words: Take. The. Under.
PANTHERS over Falcons: The
Eagles over TEXANS: I really want to pick
Bears over PACKERS: Nothing will start the Favre farewell tour off right like losing at home in the opener to the team's biggest rival.
CARDS over 49ers: There's a reason that the Cards were rumored to have requested that the Niners were the team to open the Cards' new stadium.
JAGS over Cowboys: By far the most unpredictable game of the weekend. The Jags D is great, but if Mike Peterson is limited (and Stroud out completely), it's a toss-up. If they were considering suspending the DB, Williams, for his DUI, I think that's out the window now. (See how I didn't even mention what's-his-name from
Colts over GIANTS: I finally figured out what the "Manning Bowl" is best used for. Retching into.
Monday picks coming... uh, Monday. (But to give you a clue, I'll be taking both road teams.)
(LW: N/A. Season: 0-1)