NFL Week One Picks and Game of the Week

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    I agree with the Buffalo prediction. Tom's first game back will have the entire league watching for any "decline" or hesitation when he's in the pocket. Tom knows this, and will want to show them all he's still the man. With Moss and Welker he should be able to exploit the Bills' mediocre defense. Owens is a great WR (at least as far as on the field), but they have a bunch of rookies and second year guys on the O-line. Edwards won't be able to get the ball to Owens if he's on his back most of the game. I smell a blowout in Foxboro on Monday!

    Tonight's game: If I were going by the point spread I'd take the Titans all day long. I actually think they have a great shot at winning outright. While they may have lost Haynesworth, VandenBosch is back healthy. I still don't like the Steelers O-line, and it's only a matter of time before it takes it's toll on Ben. Tennessee's defense matches up well with Pittsburgh. So though I think Tomlin will do a much better job than Cowher did at having them ready to defend their title, the Titans will be a tough hurdle. If the Steelers are to win this one they will have to have Ben come through again on a game winning drive in the closing minute. But he's proven that he can do that pretty well, at least in 08. I'm going to take the Titans, but it will surely be a great game.

    I'm on the edge about the Falcons and Dolphins. Can Matt Ryan escape the "sophomore slump"? I don't think the Fins are as good as they seemed last season. The game being in Atlanta I sort of lean towards the Falcons. If Ryan doesn't digress in his second season they will be a force in the NFC. Adding Gonzo really helps them out, too.


    Chiefs and Ravens? Though I heard last night Cassel is 50/50 on playing Sunday, this is a no brainer. I'll take Baltimore.


    The Panthers and Eagles will be an interesting game (of course, after an entire offseason even the Lions and Raiders might be mildly amusing). I was also puzzled by Jake's fat contract...especially after the Cardinals game. And that's not the first time he's blown an important game with turnovers. I'm going with the Eagles, though. With the threat of the dog killer behind him, McNabb is going to come out hot. Carolina did too well last year to be elite in 09, IMO. In any case, I'm picking the Eagles to win the NFC East, and I believe they can handle the Panthers.


    The Bungles are hard to read. If Palmer is healthy, they will have a decent offense, despite losing TJ. It's their defense that is a huge question mark. But Orton didn't impress me in the preseason. With healthy RBs they should have a good ground game. But their defense was awful, and though they aquired some new guys, it will take a bit to gel. I'll do with Cincinatti, too.


    Though I'm not sold on Favre, he will at least start out well. Cleveland is a mess. Quinn may become a good QB, but he's inexperienced. The Vikings defense will have a field day. So will AP if Favre will hand him the ball instead of trying to sling it downfield. I'd say the Vikings walk away with this one.


    I kind of like the Texans against the Jests. Though they do not have a QB they can depend on, their defense is quite good. It will be Sanchez's first NFL game and with a hostile crowd. Also they don't have Rosenfels to hand the game to the opposition in the 4th quarter!



    Well, time has caught up to me. I have to go jump in the shower and get ready for work. I'll address the other eight games this afternoon around 4. I can't believe the season is finally here!!! Y'all have a good day!

     
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    TP3:
    My only disagreement is re: Bucs-Cowboys game. As flighty as Romo may be, he is still better than either one of Tampa's QB's (until and if, Josh Freeman picks up the NFL game quickly), after an extensive "tuneup" the team's "Cadillac" still has the jury out, plus Antonio Bryant is still hurt - leaving TB without an ace receiver. Flighty Romo has more than enough receivers. Thus, sadly, I'll have to pick Dallas on this one.
     
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    Tex I hate the Cowboys, but Tampa has no QB and they lost way too much on Defense. Plus they fired their O-Cordinator 1 week ago, that spells Panic.
     
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    four differences with TexasPat:

    1)  Oilers over Jets
    2)  Cowboys over Bucs
    3)  Panthers over Philly
    4)  Packers over Bears

     
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    Well, I guess it's time to choose my final eight. Here goes:

    Jags/Colts. Jacksonville usually gives Indy a rough go, no matter what the final standings turn out to be. I guess what is really key here is whose O-line struggles. The Jags fell way off last season, and that was due to all the injuries on the line, IMO. But I still don't see Garrard as a franchise type QB. Since both teams should be relatively healthy, I have to take the Colts. They are simply a better team top to bottom, despite all the coaching changes.


    Saints/Lions. The Saints have had a lot of issues on defense. But the Lions have had more. With Drew Brees under center I don't see how the Lions can hope to win this one. Unless rookie QB Stafford can throw for 600 yards and 6 TDs, my money would be on NO.


    Boys/Bucks. Tampa is in real trouble. They no longer have the defense that kept them in games a few years ago. They don't even have a legitimate QB. Romo may bite the big one in December, but he's usually hot up until Thanksgiving. They'll miss TO, but I don't think the Bucs are much of a challenge to them in September.


    49ers/Cardinals. Who is playing QB in SF? That is what Singletary needs to address. Though the 49ers aren't bad defensively, the Cardinals are still a top ten offense. They should win easily.


    Redskins/Giants. This is going to be a tough division (again). But they haven't replaced Plax with anyone but unproven guys. Eli is not as good as his brother, though he may not seem to choke as much in the big games. The Skins have upgraded their defense, and I think Haynesworth will cause trouble for Manning while he's searching for a receiver. The only way the giants can win this is to get a lead, then run the ball effectively and eat up the clock. I'll go with Washington.


    Rams/Seahawks. That's a big spread, and may even this one out if you're betting on the game. But I think the Seahawks will win by at least a TD. Hasselbeck is good when healthy, and the Rams have a long way to go before they can hope to go 8-8 or better.


    Bears/Packers. GB all the way. I'm not buying into all the Cutler hype. Sure, he has impressive numbers, except for the most important category...WINS! Aaron Rodgers "took his lumps" last season. He still did pretty well. They had a ton of injuries on defense. GB is the youngest team in the league, and they have a lot of talent. I'm predicting that while all the "experts" are hanging onto Cutler and Favre's jocks and claiming they are the "missing piece", Rodgers will lead the Packers all the way to SB44 (where, of course, they will lose to the Patriots). IMO they are the team to watch in the NFC. Barring injuries like they had last year I think they'll get a playoff bye. Both Favre and Cutler will tank as the year closes, and the Packers will walk away with the division.


    Chargers/Raiders. As much as I hate the pansies and crybabies (not to mention 'roid heads and women beaters) in SD, I don't see them having any competition in their division. I doubt even Norv could keep them from winning 10 or 11 games!

     
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           On defense, LaMarr Woodley appears to be their most dominant OLB. Only 24 years old, the 6'2", 265 pound OLB is a beast.

    STOP REMINDING ME, he could of been a Patriot.

         The Titans rushing just three against Big Ben reminds me of the decision by the Patriots to rush just three men against Bret Farve in OT last year, on a 3rd and long from inside the Jets' 20 yard line. Of course, Farve had all day to throw...and completed the key 3rd down pass. In retrospect, that play may have cost the Patriots the AFC East title...and a legitimate shot at the SB.      I bring this up because I noticed a thread calling for the firing of Pats' defensive coordinator Dean Pees. If we see more of those types of ultra conservative defensive schemes in 2009...I too may join in calling for Pees to be sacked.      
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    It did cost the Patriots the AFC East, on Troy Brown night no less.
     
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    Falcons over Dolphins --Sorry Joey-big mouth-Porter you're not going to win this game  and you are not better than the Patriots
    Ravens over Chiefs--Coach Haley if you care at all about your 63m$ qb let him heal another week.
    Texans over Jets--Look out Sanchez, Super Mario' coming to getcha.
    Broncos over Bungals--McDaniels may just be able to string together three straight wins.
    Colts over Jags--hate this pick
    Vikings over Browns--,but I'd love to see Quinn outplay Farve (even tho I hate the Rat)
    Eagles over Panthers--The Panther defense stinks! Hey,Meeks you're not in Indianapolia any more,don't expect Peppers to whirl a gig to the qb. It's smashmouth football i'm talking about! Growl!!
    Saints over Lions--Why do so many think Brees is better than Brady!, It's fantasy I say.
    Cardinals over 49ers--Do Cardinals really live in AZ?
    Giants over Redskins--I just can't figure out the Rdskins.
    Seahawks over Rams--For some reason I like Jim Mora. Good luck this season Jim.
    Pats over Bills--I feel sorry for Buffalo fans, I mean it's bad enough living in Buffalo, but your team really stinks and now you have to deal with TO.
    Chargers over Raiders--unless Big Sey blows in by Monday nite and saves the day.

    and the game of the week---

    Packers over Bears--Hope to see Cutler on his a** a lot. But this should be a high scoring game with these two gun slingers.

     
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    OOps how could I forget them Cowboys over the Bucs-- Would the Boys dare to lose this game??
     
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    Well maybe I should modify my Chargers over the Raiders---NAWW

    Chargers over Raiders--unless Big Sey blows in by Monday nite and saves the day.
     
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    For the 1:00 games I'll take Atlanta at -4 ,Phily at -2 1/2 and Houston at -4
     
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    4:00 picks I'll take  Arizona at - 5 1/2,Seatlle at -7 1/2 and NYG at -7
     
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    In Response to Re: NFL Week One Picks and Game of the Week :      Bub and All:      Apparently Jake DelHomme is at it again...with two picks and a fumble, in the just the first half!! Is "DelHomme" French for turnover?? LOL!!: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/13/apparently-delhomme-is-french-for-turnover/
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    Perhaps he should be called Jake Del Homee chiffre d'affaires.
     
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    I can not believe the Jets are that good!! I should have known!!  Messing up my picks.
     
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    i got GB at -4 1/2

     
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