Well, last week wasn’t bad for a first week slate of predictions. 9-6 by my count, as I don’t predict the Thursday games. Now, there’s just a little more clarity, and we can hope to improve on the percentage of the ones we get right.
(0-1-0) Panthers I think SF’s undefeated run ends today.
(0-1-0) Redskins Well, last week I picked the Cowboys and got burnt. The reason why I picked them is because I thought the coaches would do a better job handling the rookies in their backfield. To be sure, Elliot is a talent. But, he’s a rookie with a rookie handing him the ball. I would have thought this would be a fine time to insert someone with experience in the backfield……. Alfred Morris. Unless the coaches do that, each week the rookies will learn something new the hard way. They just haven’t seen enough to have a good chance at winning. They both did well in taking care of the ball, but, they didn’t produce. I don’t think there’s a drop-off in talent between the Giants and the Redskins. Indeed, I think the Redskins are better than the Giants.
(1-0-0) Steelers This will be one of the games to watch! Williams will be starting at RB, again. I can’t help but wonder what his career stats would look like if the teams would have just gone with him. He lights it up for the Steelers every time he starts for them! It’s a great matchup. I’m going with the home team.
(1-0-0) Giants This one’s hard for me to pick, so, I’m going with the home team, again. Expect to see an aerial show. Keep an eye on Victor Cruz. It looked like Manning was comfortable throwing to his once favorite receiver.
(1-0-0) Patriots Well, the Pats once again showed that they can win without Brady. A tough start for my Fish. But, if they can play this one close like they did with Seattle, then, we’ll know they’re a pretty tough team.
(1-0-0) Chiefs What a comeback win the Chiefs had last week! They can’t be asleep for the first half in this one. I don’t think they will be. I’m going with the Chiefs, but, expect a hard fought battle in this one!
(1-0-0) Lions Detroit is pretty tough at home, and their offense seems to have improved over last year.
(1-0-0) Ravens The Ravens looked good last week, and the Browns looked like the Browns. RGIII got hurt and they’ll have a different QB starting behind center, again.
(1-0-0) Seahawks Given last weeks performance of the Rams, this should be a yawner.
(0-1-0) Cardinals The Cards lost a close one against the Pats. The Buccs aren’t in the same class as the Pats. Expect a fired-up defense and a smoother offense from the Cards.
(0-1-0) Jaguars This one is hard for me to pick. The Chargers lost in OT, after blowing a huge lead. This coincided with the loss of their stud receiver. So, I don’t know what kind of offense Rivers will lead today. So, I’m going with the Jags.
(1-0-0) Raiders While I wasn’t entirely impressed with their performance last week, they did manage a win, and I still believe the Raiders will be vastly improved over last year. I don’t think the Falcons have the horses to win this one.
(1-0-0) Broncos Well, the Colts are still looking for a defense. The new Bronc QB seemed very capable last week. Denver is very tough in Mile-High, so, I’m going with the Broncs.
(1-0-0) Packers Well, Bradford is starting for the Vikes, today. I don’t think it’ll make any difference. AP looked terrible last week. Until he gets rolling the Vikings don’t look to win many games.
(0-1-0) Bears This is another game I can’t really pick. I don’t think either team is all that good. So, I’m going with the home team.
Well, that’s all I have for the NFL. What do you think?