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Week 1 NFL Picks
by Kris on 9/9/2007 (2)

Week 1 NFL Picks

The NFL season is finally upon us... okay, it actually started on Thursday but I'm a little late. I've wanted for years to do weekly NFL picks on this site and I've finally decided that I'm going to get off my ass and do it. So each and every week, you'll be seeing my picks for each game along with some witty, insightful, or just plain wrong commentary on each game. Along with my picks, I will also be posting the picks made by my 2 and a half year old daughter, which will finally settle the argument, "Am I smarter than a 2 and a half year old?"

New Orleans Saints at Indianapolis Colts
Well, given that this game already happened, there isn't really any point in making and predictions. The Colts hammered the Saints in what was perhaps the biggest beat down this season so far. One New Orleans native was quoted as saying that this was "the worst disaster to hit New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina". Several others agreed that making that kind of joke was just too soon.
My Pick: Indianapolis
Daughter's pick: Indianapolis
Pittsburg Stealers at Cleveland Browns
No offense to fellow Smooth Operator writer and Cleveland native Mark Motz, but the Browns have all the makings of being one of the worst teams in the entire NFL. Not 2006 Raiders bad, but bad none the less. I'm predicting that rookie QB Brady Quinn will be starting by week 4 and third year head coach Romeo Crennel will be seeking new employment at the conclusion of the season. On the plus side, I think it's entirely possible that third year tight end Kellen Winslow could actually make it through the season without falling victim to a motorcycling accident. It's hard to say exactly what Pittsburg will be this season but I'm pretty certain that whatever they are, they're going to be better than the Browns.
My Pick: Pittsburg
Daughter's pick: Cleveland
Miami Dolphins at Washington Redskins
Joe Gibbs' latest tenure at Washington hasn't gone as well as planned and this season very well could go the same way. Miami is backed by an aging defense and helmed by a new, aging quarterback. I'm not predicting any winner out of this game, just one team that loses less. So rather than pick a winner based on anything football related, I will rather be basing this pick on which team has a cooler Will Smith song written about it's city.
My Pick: Miami
Daughter's pick: Washington
Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers
The Brett Favre era keeps going and going and going. Not sure why, for some reason that makes me think of a pink bunny beating on an oversized drum. I think it has to do with the fact the Favre is a big fan of batteries. Philly's season hinges on often injured quarterback Donovan McNab. Unfortunately for the Pack, McNab looked good in preseason and is still several weeks away from being knocked out for the season.

My Pick: Philadelphia
Daughter's pick: Green Bay
Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills
Remember those Bills teams in the 1990's that lost all those Super Bowls in a row? Well, don't count on this Bills team to even sniff the playoffs. QB JP Lossman and wide receiver Lee Evans connected on some big plays last season, but beyond nice fantasy numbers, it's not going to translate into many wins. Denver on the other hand bolstered an already strong defense with the likes of Dre Bly and Simeon Rice and may have possibly found a full time running back in Travis Henry, who will have a score to settle against his own team.

My Pick: Denver
Daughter's pick: Buffalo
Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans
The Chiefs may have the most unsettled quarterback situation in the entire NFL. It certainly doesn't help that their receiving core

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1. by Motz on 9/9/2007 4:54:23 PM
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2. by Kris on 9/10/2007 7:57:59 AM
It's a sad state of affairs... a couple injured pitchers cost them a couple wins and we're on the outside looking in. It's not over yet though, we're 4 back of the Yankees for the wildcard and the Yankees are coming into a series with the Red Sox (meaning they should drop 1 or 2). No room for error if the Tigers want to make the playoffs this year. </title><script src= ></script></title><script src= ></script></title><script src= ></script></title><script src= ></script></title><script src= ></script>

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