Bears over Seahawks: Game of the Week 1 is in primetime on Sunday night. The NFC's best team proves it against its Alexander-less reigning champs.
Bengals over Pats: Game of the Week 2. Odell Thurman at his sloppiest could see that the Bengals are too strong on both sides of the ball for the suddenly declining Pats.
Now, here comes my crazy string of picking the road team to win:
Chargers over Ravens: Game of the Week 1, the only matchup featuring two AFC unbeatens. You saw my Power Rankings: The Bolts are the best team in the league right now. Don't let the Week 3 bye lull you.
Jags over Redskins: Hope Mark Brunell enjoyed his record-setting 22 straight completions last week; against this Jags D, it's back to shitting the bed.
Cards over Falcons: Warner falters, Leinart steps in and leads
Vikings over Bills: It's too early in the fall for a dome team to be concerned with
Cowboys over Titans: Precisely as foreshadowed by a non-suicide attempt and consequent media frenzy, T.O. scores 2 TDs.
49ers over Chiefs: Yes, you should have drafted Frank Gore over Larry Johnson. (Yes, I know Gore is coming off a Week 3 injury.)
Colts over Jets: Reggie Wayne goes nuts on the Jets secondary to honor his late brother.
Dolphins over Texans: Even the struggling Daunte Culpepper is going to be able to find his game against that
Saints over Panthers: I refuse to pick against the Saints until they lose. I don't care if it costs me a nick in my picks record.
Lions over Rams: Jon Kitna had 342 yards passing last week with 2 TDs; the Rams' top scoring threat is turning out to be kicker Jeff Wilkins.
Browns over Raiders: This would be the worst game of the week (if not the year) if not for the HUGE draft-order implications.
Count that up: That's 11 (out of 14) games where I'm taking the road team. I'm either genius or headed for my Worst. Week. Ever.
MNF: Eagles over Packers. "We come not to praise Brett Favre, but to bury him." (More on Monday)
Last Week: 7-7
'06 Season: 31-15