The Bills can win this game and it wouldn’t even surprise me but they are still picked by only 1 out of 32 folks in my pool and less than 10% of folks across the internet. Hmm, then again I also picked the Patriots lol The Bills have a lot of familiarity with their divisional rival and have the offense (and emerging defense?) to at least challenge, especially at home. However, Belichick is evil and will find a way to ruin that.
The Niners lose Braylon Edwards but regain Michael Crabtree. My guess is that this frees up the offense, actually and expect more from Vernon Davis and Frank Gore. The Niners have what it takes to win most weeks but shoot themselves in the foot with inexplicable failures like the debacle that was allowing Dallas back into the game last week. No matter, if they remain focused, they should win in Cincy.
Ok, Brownies, don’t you pull a Browns on me. I picked you against the Bungles and they beat you. I picked the Colts over you and you beat me. The Dolphins have no run game, their offense has been running off Ether dust or something as Chad Henne cannot sustain that sort of QB play and the Browns at least have an emerging stud perhaps in Colt. And I just like the Browns at home, they always bring it kinda nasty. No Peyton Hillis is a buzzkill but Hardesty can roll.
Well if last week is any indication, the Titans are very tough defensively at home and can rush the passer well. Orton and the Broncos get sacked a lot. McGahee looks fresher than years past but this doesn’t bode well. If Chris Johnson can finally get it together this year, this would be the week as Denver also was gouged by Darren McFadden a couple weeks ago and showed how its done. Hasselbeck has been quietly pretty good (and healthy).
I’ve been saying this all week but Minnesota’s strength offensively is Adrian Peterson and that goes straight into Detroit’s strength defensively, Suh and the (dis)ASSEMBLY LINE. I thought of that one myself. Also by the way, Stafford to Megatron is getting sexier by the week, Jahvid Best is starting to earn his draft position and the Lions, everybody’s trendy pick this year to make the most improvement, are keeping the hype alive.
A shootout this might be but one in Nawlins usually ends with a Saints victory. The Saints offense will be the best challenge Houston’s “improved” defense has seen so after this week we’ll be able to rightly assess them but I don’t think they’ll be able to stop the attack enough times.
Vick is cleared to play and that’s all you need to know here. The Giants didn’t look good last week or the week before and the Eagles need Vick out there (Kafka was surprisingly good but obviously not that hard to scheme for). The Eagle want to bounce back from a tough loss in primetime and have their rivals at home. Eli will get a mouthful of Trent Cole before it’s all said n done.
I’ll keep this one very simple. The Jags secondary is going to get shredded worse than either of Cam’s last two match ups and that alone is scary enough for me to pick the Panthers to win this game at home. 500 yards combined offense for the rook? Not at all impossible.
Only by the hand of God can or will the Chiefs pull an upset here. Nothing to see or talk about here, move along.
Man, I can go on forever on this one but I’ll keep it sweet. The Raiders are coming off a tough loss on a short week and an early start in Buffalo. The defense knows it failed an offense that was highlighted by Denarius Moore showing off the skills he’s been showing all camp and preseason. I believe that Richard Seymour will get the defense riled up for the sold out home opener and the Black Hole will turn Mark Sanchez into the hot dog. McFadden and Bush will hammer away at the tough Gang Green until its blue.
I hate schizo teams. Right now, the Ravens are in my doghouse. The Rams have a lot of heart and a ton of skill but the amount of mistakes they made last week against the Giants was just inexcusable. The Ravens defense will not let those sorts of mistakes go untapped. Flacco wakes up from his flaccid slumber.
How bad are the Seahawks? The Cards who have one of the most swiss cheese defenses in the league are probably going to look like the Steel Curtain in Seattle today. And at least they have productive offensive players with Kolb-Fitzgerald lookin nice and Hightower running hard. Seattle? Well, Tarvaris Jackson…
Hmm. The Falcons won last week mostly off of X factors. They won the crowd back when Vick got smacked out the game, Matty Ice finally started releasing the ball a little bit quicker (and a little bit before Trent Cole would wind up on top of him) and the Falcons snuck out, at home, a pretty awesome win. The Bucs always play the Falcons tough and have shown that they have the talent to strike whenever and pretty hard. If Josh Freeman can play in the 1st half the way he plays in every 4th quarter he’s ever played, the Bucs win this game and many more this year.
The toughest pick, by far. The Pack does have trouble in Chicago, it’s a place they’ve played many many times before and the rivalry is HOT. Green Bay’s secondary is suspect, Cutler has been throwing the ball better and the Bears really beat the Packers last year in primetime when they were considered not to have much of a chance. If the Bears come out with the same intensity they did at home against the Falcons in week 1, they’ll take this.
Overkill. The Steelers need only play 1 quarter of offense to win this game. Colts are in disarray. How is Jeff George’s name even in the news? Better question, why?
Nice… I don’t like the Cowboys, I think Tony Romo is fake and there might be something brewin in the nation’s Capital. Redskins on the road against division rival with tough, tough defense, a smart Rex and big running backs.