Are you ready for some football, we got the last 2 champs opening up Thursday night and good games the rest of the weekend. It feels like Christmas, “Can’t Wait” let’s get to the picks
Week One Picks
Green Bay– New Orleans- line GB -4.5
So the last two champs battle to start the season. Great matchup, I think the pack have protection issues they haven’t fixed yet and it will hurt them take N.O with the points
Saints 31 Pack 24
Chicago-ATL line atl- 2.5
Dirty Birds will open on the road and start out hot Matt Ryan Hits his new toy Julio Jones for a couple TD’s and John Abraham feasts onChicago’s suspect offensive line
Falcons 31 Bears 16
TAMPA- Detroit line: Bucs -1.5
The much improved lions get an early road win against the baby bucs look forStaffordto hit Megatron for a score and Suh will be Dominant. DO NOT START LEGARETT BLOUNT IN YOUR FANTASY league, unless you have no one else
Detroit 21 Tampa 10
Philadelphia – ST LOUIS Line: Philly -4.5
Upset alert the “Dream Team” can’t find a way to protect Vick and the Rams show the NFL they are for real St. Louis 24 Philly 21
CLEVELAND – Cincinnati Line Browns -6.5
I can’t believe I just wrote that the Browns are favored by almost a touchdown against a division rival. The Browns will be much improved but they are still the Browns and the Bengals will stay close
Browns 20 Bengals 14
JACKSONVILLE – Tennessee Line Jags -3.5
So the Jags are a home favorite after dumping there starting QB. I guess that’s fair considering no one knows what kind of shape CJ is in. I think jags get the win but don’t cover.
Jags 24 Titans 21
BALTIMORE – Pittsburgh Line Ravens -2.5
Can anyone tell me why this is not the early Monday night game. Whatever Flaco vs Troy Ben vs. Ed love these matchups while the Steelers usually get the best ofBaltimorethis time I think Big Ben is going to get knocked around and a big game from Ray Rice leadsBaltimoreto a win.
Ravens 24 Steelers 20
KC- Buffalo Line KC -5.5
Did anyone see Jamal Charles play into the 4th Q against the Pack? This was the same game that they lost Moeaki for the season no less. Todd Haley I think see’s an issue with his offense so I’m taking the Bills straight up, Big day for Fitz.
Bills 27 Chiefs 21
HOUSTON- Indianapolis Line Texans -8.5
The Colts are 8.5 dogs are you kidding me what happened. Oh Yeah Peyton is out and may be done for the year, If he is the Colts wont win 7 games. While Kerry Collins has been serviceable for the last 30 years he doesn’t scare anyone. Texans get big performances from what ever back plays and AJ and cover easy.
Texans 31 Colts 13
ARIZONA-Carolina Line Cards -6.5
Cards new look offense will be on display whether good or bad this is the perfect team to start a new era against. There should be an over under on how many passesNewtoncompletes I would put it at 16 and take the under.
Cards 24 Panthers 9
WASHINGTON – NY Giants Line G-men -3.5
The Giants D is banged up but it shouldn’t matter Eli and company need to get off to a quick start and they will make enough plays to take care of the skins. Rex Grossman, I don’t think so
Giants 31 Skins 10
SAN FRANCISCO – Seattle Line San Francisco – 5.5
I fully expectSeattleto be a total train wreck this year, Frank Gore seems to play well against the hawks and I’m looking for a Braylon Edwards TD for sure off play action Deep. Stay away from this in knock out pools. The 49ers are prone to shooting them selves in the foot against bad teams.
49ers 27 Seattle 14
SAN DIEGO-Minnesota line Chargers -8.5
Donovan McNabb has to limit turnovers and just manage the offense hit big plays off play action and make sure AP gets his touches. The Chargers are looking to prevent the bad starts that have plagued them in the past I think Chargers Win but 8.5 is too much to cover this early for them.
Chargers 31 Vikings 24
NY JETS- Dallas Line Cowboys -4.5
NY will be rocking for a primetime game on the 10th anniversary of 9-11 that being said I think Romo is eager to get back on the field and will use Witten a lot to move the ball. I truly believe this will be a break out year for Dez Bryant the man has a TON of talent, I’m taking the Upset here. I have no faith in Mark Sanchez as a QB.
Dallas 24 Jets 20
MIAMI- New England Line pats -6.5 LOCK
This is a Lock Chad Henne is horrible and the phins just resigned Larry Johnson, I think that give you a clear picture of their running game. The Pats offense is fantastic and they will make quick work of the phins.
Pats 42 Dolphins 17
DENVER- Oakland Line Denver -3.5
So after blowing outDenvertwice last year the Raiders are road dogs this week. Neither team has really changed significantly other thenOaklandlosing Gallery and Asomwha.Denverwill play hard looking for a little revenge and Oaklands secondary has been shaky in the preseason but im looking forOaklandto run all over the Broncos control the clock and get the W in a close battle.
Raiders 27 Broncos 24