NFL Week 1
Since I never seem to have anything to post about lately, I decided that I'll post my NFL picks each week. Feel free to use them in your own office pool, just make sure to send me a portion or your winnings. And if you lose, it's your own fault for trusting something you read on the internets. I'll probably do this on Friday normally, but since there's a game tonight, I should get it out of the way.
Miami at Pittsburgh - I'll take Pittsburgh. Miami will certainly be better this season, but I don't think they can be Pittsburgh on the road, Rothlisberger or not.
Baltimore at Tampa Bay - I think Baltimore will be better this season, with a real QB finally. But I think Tampa will get it done at home.
New Orleans at Cleveland - I should probably pick the home team just to be safe in this stinker, but I really don't like Cleveland, and I think the addition of Drew Brees does a lot for the Saints, so I'll take them here.
Atlanta at Carolina - I think Carolina is one of the top teams in the league, and I'll take them to beat Atlanta.
Seattle at Detroit - I don't think that Seattle will be as good as they were last season, but I don't think they'll have a problem with Detroit.
Philadelphia at Houston - Houston sucks, I'll take the Eagles.
New York Jets at Tennessee - I'll take the Jets, just because two of my readers are Jets fans.
Cincinnati at Kansas City - Cincinnati is a much better team, so I'll take them, even on the road.
Denver at St. Louis - I woory about Denver in the dome, but not enough to pick St. Louis to beat them.
Buffalo at New England - Sorry Chemist, but the Bills suck, give me the Patriots.
Dallas at Jacksonville - I'll be at this game, so it better not disappoint me. I'm clearly biased, but I just don't see any way that the Jaguars win this game. They are outmatched at every position except the defensive front, and they don't have a single proven receiver. I think Dallas wins easily.
Chicago at Green Bay - Green Bay sucks, Favre will throw three picks and one will be returned for a TD. The Bears can then cruise to victory. It'll be a long year in Titletown.
San Francisco at Arizona - I think Arizona made a lot of nice moves, and I don't think the 49ers did much of anything, so I think the Cardinals get it done in that fancy new stadium.
Indianapolis at New York Giants - The Manning bowl. Peyton is better, his team is better, he will win.
Minnesota at Washington - Minnesota might be the worst team in the league this season, I'll take the Redskins at home, 20-3.
San Diego at Oakland - I like San Diego, but I think they should have kept Drew Brees. Oakland will hit some big plays, but I don't see Brooks doing anything consistently. I'll take the Chargers 21-20.
UPDATE: 1-0. Only 15 more to go.