Well, it’s that time of year! Football! Last year, I did “okay”, but, this year I hope to be picking over 80%. We’ll see.
As in all years, the season opener is a bit of a mystery. You just don’t know what kind of team each team is going to be ……..
(0-0-0) Steelers Well, you can be reasonabley sure of this game. I’m excited to see what L. Bell can do with a full season.
(0-0-0) Cardinals I look for Palmer to bounce back a bit, now that most of his recievers are healthy. I don’t expect much from the Lions.
(0-0-0) Texans Well, you just don’t know with this one. Both teams are liable to have many distracted players. I’m a bit surprised that they’re going ahead and playing this game. But, maybe some continuety is just what these people need.
(0-0-0) Raiders I’m picking the Raiders as the team to beat in the AFC. I think Carr will put up huge numbers this year.
(0-0-0) Redskins Well, this is a rivalry of sorts. A yawner for most everyone else, but, I think the Redskins will get them.
(0-0-0) Bengals Will be Bengals ever really get it all together? IDK, but, I think they’ll improve over last year.
(0-0-0) Falcons I don’t see the Bears being very competitive this year. The Falcons drafted defense, which, they needed.
(0-0-0) Bills With the Pats’ loss, this is an opportunity for the rest of the teams in the division. I think the Bills will get off to a quick start, again, this season, only to fade as the season goes on.
(0-0-0) Rams I don’t know how to pick this one. It’s two teams who have lately excelled at not improving at all. Luck is hurt, so, I’ll go with the home team.
(0-0-0) Packers Ohhh!!!! This should be a good one! But, it’s the Pack at home, so I’m going with the Pack. Though this should be a great one to watch!
(0-0-0) Panthers This should not be a great one to watch.
(0-0-0) Cowboys But, this should also be a great one to watch! Will last year’s rookies have a sophomore jinx? We’ll see. FWIW, I think Elliot is making a mistake. I think the NFL is wrong in the suspension, but, the risk for Elliot and the Cowboys is too great to delay the suspension. What happens if we’re half-way through the season when the courts decide the NFL can suspend?
(0-0-0) Saints I think the Saints will be mediocre this year. Which is better than what I think the Vikings will be.
(0-0-0) Broncos LOL!!! Brock Osweiller is back at Denver and a backup, again!
(1-0-0) Chiefs 42 The Chiefs looked fantastic in the season opener against the defending champs. Honestly, I don’t think this was a fluke. I’ve always stated that there is no replacement for speed in the NFL. The Chiefs have two of the fastest players in the NFL starting on offense. Now, though, I’m sure coach Bill will correct some of the obvious flaws in his team, so don’t expect the Pats to be doormats this year.
Miami and Tampa, because of the hurricane, are taking their byes on the first week of the season.
Well, those are my picks, what do you think?