Saturday, September 19, 2009

Week 2 Picks!

I've found that picking teams is just too easy, so I'm going to include the spread. Should make it more difficult.

Raiders @ Chiefs-3

Texans @ Titans -6.5

Patriots @ Jets +3.5

Bengals @ Packers -9

Vikings -10 @ Lions

Saints -1 @ Eagles

Panthers @ Falcons -6

Rams @ Redskins -9.5

Cardinals @ Jaguars -3

Seahawks +1 @ 49ers

Bucs +4.5 @ Bills

Browns +3 @ Broncos

Ravens +3 @ Chargers

Steelers -3 @ Bears

Giants @ Cowboys -3

Colts -3 @ Dolphins

(Last week - 13-3)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Great Football Weekend!!

After all of the great college games with fantastic finishes, it was finally time to start the NFL season. The actual season opener was a good game, but I had little interest in it. (What the heck were the Titans and Steelers doing anyway? I thought they were about running the football?)

How 'bout them Cowboys? After a shaky half of football, they settled in nicely. The defense looked bad, but that could just be jitters or rust. Also, Demarcus Ware was shaken up and wasn't himself the whole game. I still trust the secondary, but the front seven needs to stop the run and put pressure on the quarterback. Let's hope that happens against the Giants, otherwise it will be an uphill battle the whole game.

I told my brother before the game that special teams was going to play a huge part in this game. The Cowboys didn't make any mistakes except for the muffed punt return, which they recovered. The kick returns were nice, and our new kick off man really knows how to put it in the back of the end zone. Great punts from McBriar along with a blocked field goal by Gerald Sensabaugh. (I predicted the block by the way)

The offense couldn't put a long drive together. I know Romo passed for 353 yards, but it consisted of 4 huge plays. Big plays aren't a bad thing, but they can't be relied on. All of that being said, this offense could become the best the organization has ever had. Once Felix Jones and Marty B contribute even more to the offense, it could be scary good.

Overall it was a great weekend. I won all of my fantasy leagues, but more importantly the Cowboys won. And as long as the Pats and Chargers win tonight, my season record so far will be 13-3. Who's ready for the Cowboys season opener?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Week 1 Picks!!!

TEN @ PIT - Steelers win a close one
JAC @ IND - I wanna say the Jags, but my head is telling me Colts. Colts barely pulls it out
DET @ NO - Saints win easy
DAL @ TB - Cowboys defense gets to the qb too much, Cowboys by 2 touchdowns
PHI - CAR - Panthers secondary is sketchy at best. Eagles win
KC @ BAL - Too much defense, Ravens win
NYJ @ HOU - I'm not buying the Texans, but they are better than the Jets. Texans win
MIA @ ATL - Too many weapons for the Falcons. Falcons win a close one
DEN @ CIN - The Broncos are a mess. Bengals win
MIN @ CLE - Running game and defense = win. Vikings
WAS @ NYG - Redskins surprise everyone and win
SF @ ARI - Cardinals squeeze one out
STL @ SEA - Seahawks win
CHI @ GB - Packers win by a field goal
BUF @ NE - 30 point win by the Patriots
SD @ OAK - Chargers win

Sunday, September 6, 2009

NFL Picks Are Back!!!

I'm going to start off by picking all of the division winners and wildcard teams.

  • NFC North - This division looks like it has 3 teams that could finish with 9 wins. I think I'll take the Vikings to win the division, but not because of Brett Favre. That o-line and defense is really good, and they have AP. I think the Bears will make a push and finish second. The defense is close to being where it was a few years ago, and I think they can score enough points to win 8 or 9 games. I'm not sold on the Packers the way most people are, but I could be wrong.

  • NFC South - Saints win this division. If their defense improves just a little bit, it will take them a long way. Atlanta finishes a very close 2nd. I think the Panthers will have a down year.

  • NFC West - It's so easy to just say Cardinals and dismiss the other teams. Which is exactly what I'm going to do.

  • NFC East - As a Cowboys fan, it pains me to type this. The Eagles will win the division. I just think that offense could be really really good. The Cowboys will finish 2nd though and the Giants will struggle with the loss of Burress, Toomer and Ward.

  • AFC North - Steelers win the division again. The Bengals will surprise everyone by finishing 2nd. Not convinced about Flacco and that Ravens offense and the Browns stink.

  • AFC South - Colts win the division. I'm gonna pick the Jaguars to finish 2nd, I think they bounce back this year. Titans take a step back and the Texans stay where they are.

  • AFC West - Chargers...and 3 bad teams

  • AFC East - Patriots followed by the Dolphins. Bills and Jets stay at the bottom

  • Wildcard Teams - Cowboys and Falcons in the NFC. Bengals and Jags in the AFC.