Well, I started off the prognosticating season on the right foot, as Indy repeatedly torched Jason David (Washington State Alum) to roll to an easy cover, 41-10. It wasn't surprising that the Colts were able to put up a lot of points, but I don't think anyone was expecting them to shut down the Saints offense so thoroughly. I'm not ready to crown their asses, but that was an impressive start to the season.
With the excitement of two full slates of games until the bye week to distract me from the Mariners, on to the picks:
Atlanta (+2.5) over MINNESOTA
Tarvaris Jackson is even worse than Joey Harrington, plus he has that awkward sounding 'r' in the first sylable of his name.
Carolina (+1) over ST. LOUIS
I just don't like this Rams team. I can't quite explain it.
Denver (-3.5) over BUFFALO
HOUSTON (-3) over Kansas City
I think these teams are in for long seasons.
WASHINGTON (-2.5) over Miami
This line is way off. I think Washington's got a good chance to make the playoffs, and Miami's a 5-6 win team.
NEW YORK JETS (+6.5) over New England
I don't think the Jets will win outright, but I think they have a good shot to cover at home. New England's good, but I don't think they're quite as good as popular consensus makes them out to be.
Philadelphia (-2.5) over GREEN BAY
I think Philly could be the best team in the NFC when McNabb is healthy.
Pittsburgh (-4.5) over CLEVELAND
Are these the two fattest fan bases? Discuss.
JACKSONVILLE (-7) over Tennessee
Jacksonville's defense is going to be really good this year. Just my opinion.
SAN DIEGO (-5.5) over Chicago
Not very confident in this pick.
Detroit (+1.5) over OAKLAND
Worst game of the week?
SEATTLE (-6) over Tampa Bay
I always pick the Seahawks.
New York Giants (+6) over DALLAS
Just a hunch, but I think Dallas is really overrated this year. Plus I hate the Dallas Cowboys.
Baltimore (+2.5) over CINCINNATI
I'm very bullish on Baltimore this year.
SAN FRANCISCO (-3.5) over Arizona
Another line that's way off; it suggests that these are equal teams on a neutral field, and I think San Francisco is a superior team.
Well, that's the picks. Give me yr questions, opinions, and anonymous slander in the comments.