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Old 08-07-2005   #1
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Oak at NE -

Oak - 21 NE - 24
I was going to give the edge to Oak, but how can you pick against the reigning superbowl champs at home. Plus, it will take a while for Oak to develop chemistry between Collins and Moss.


TB at Min

TB - 7 Minn - 14
Even though I don't think Minn will have as good as of a year as they are being predicted to have, I still believe they will win this 1st home game. TB just doesnt have enough offensive weapons.

Tenn at Pitt

Tenn - 3 Pitt - 21
I think this is probably the easiest pick of the draft. A rebuilt offense versus a Superbowl defense and a non-existant Dline versus a run heavy offense.

Chi at Wash

Chi - 7 Wash - 10
Who knows what will happen in this one. I don't think either team is really all that "predictable." That being said, i think Wash has made a good addition with Moss and Rogers.

NO at Car

NO - 14 Car 10
I feel like NO really got back on track last year, and with the loss of Moose and the possibility that Davis might not be at 100% again, I think the nod goes to NO.

Sea at Jac

Sea - 7 Jac 21
Jacksonville has a good run defense set up again this year, and so Alexander won't be as effective in this game as usual. Taylor should be healthy as well (its the start of the season) and Leftwhich is primed for a big season.

Hou at Buff

Hou -14 Buff - 10
Maybe this is because Im a Texans fan, but I really don't think Losman will have a strong fist game. The texans know he is a rookie and so will stack the boxand stuff the run. This will force JP to beat us with his arm, and given our great DBs, I think he'll get nervous and throw INTs. Evans and Moulds vs. Robinson and Bucchanon will be a great matchup though. That being said, scoring 14 against Buf could be tough.

Cin at Cle

Cin -28 Cle 10
Chad Johnson is a beast and I think Cin will have a great year this year. Cle just doesnt have anything special on offense. 3 RBs would be better off as 1 RB and 1 WR if you ask me.

NYJ at KC

NYJ - 21 KC -24
KC added some much needed defense and maintained a killer offense. Maybe Green and Holmes will slip this year, but I think it will be enough in this first game. Plus they are at home and that stadium is tough.

GB at Det

GB - 21 Det - 35
This is conditional given that Harrington won't suck too badly. 3 Great WRS against a weak GB secondary could be brutal, or Harrington could have a bad game and be benched for the rest of the season. Either way, Garcia or Harrington should put up some big numbers here.
GBs offense should do well, but the lions have the better defense.

Dal at SD

Dal - 7 SD - 24
SD is great at stopping the run and I don't think Dal has a viable passing offense. Dallas is trying a new defense in the 3-4 and SD will tear them apart.

Stl at SF

Stl - 28 SF - 10
I don't think I even really need to explain this one. Stl has a great offense and SF is still rebuilding. Look for Alex Smith to have an unremarkable first game.

Ari at NYG

Ari - 21 NYG - 14
I think Arizona will finally come into their own this year. They have sped up and powered their defense and had a great draft.

Ind at Bal

Ind - 17 Bal 20
Best offense versus the best defense? I think it cancels out, but the Baltimore offense is better than the Ind defense, and so I think Baltimore gets the nod in this situation. D. Mason is used to running routes against Indy DBs and so should have a great game.


Anyway, these are by no means meant to be accurate, just for fun. Let me know what you think.
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Old 08-07-2005   #2
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WOW! Those were my exact predictions (discluding the scores).
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Oakland at New England- Oakland

Chicago at Washington- Chicago

Cincinnati at Cleveland- Cleveland

Denver at Miami - Denver

Houston at Buffalo- Houston

New Orleans at Carolina- New Orleans

N.Y. Jets at Kansas City- Kansas City

Seattle at Jacksonville- Jacksonville

Tampa Bay at Minnesota- Minnesota

Tennessee at Pittsburgh- Pissburgh

Arizona at N.Y. Giants- Arizona

Dallas at San Diego- Dallas

Green Bay at Detroit- Green Bay

St. Louis at San Francisco- UPSET PICK OF THE WEEK- San Francisco

Indianapolis at Baltimore- Indy

Philadelphia at Atlanta- Atlanta
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St. Louis at San Francisco- UPSET PICK OF THE WEEK- San Francisco
That is a most daring pick. If you feel confident, I would advise you to place some $$ because you could get great odds on it.
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My prediction is that you guys will make massive changes to those picks by the time preseason is over--and then the original picks will be more correct anyway, lol.
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good picks everyone. I believe the Ravens will beat the Colts. Colts have weak D and strong offense, but i think Ravens Offense can get enough done and the Defense will win it for them.
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The lions either win game 1, or they get swept by Greenbay this year.

Because we flat out can not beat them on the road...Ever....
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