NFL 2012 Week 1 Thread

Cowboys at Giants. The Cowboys invested heavily in their secondary in hopes of stopping the pass heavy attacks in the NFC East, but is it enough? I'm betting no.

49ers at Packers. I honestly thought the 49ers would make a stronger play for Peyton since they are precisely one QB away from being a deep playoff contender. But they didn't.

Jaguars at Vikings. Perhaps it's the vicodin talking to me now, but I like the Vikes here.

Redskins at Saints. Both teams are under significant pressure to perform here, but I'm going with the team with a head coach on the sidelines. That and I see the Skins running the ball all over the Saints' 2nd team defense to control the clock.

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Good lord stop making me pick jags games. I already have to pay attention because I drafted Blackmon in FF, don't make me care more. Then I might notice Gabbert.

Tony Romo has recently been barred from being around children as he is a known choking hazard.

Cowboys at Giants: Giants
49ers at Packers: Packers
Jaguars at Vikings: Jags
Redskins at Saints: Saints

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

I do have to say I'm finding this a really hard year to project. The short offseason last year meant defenses were behind even more than usual in the pass-crazy modern-day NFL, and I'm not sure how much of the insane QB numbers last year will translate over after defenses have a full year to sort stuff out. Sure, Cam Newton and Andy Dalton looked great in more limited schemes, but defensive coordinators have (A) tape and (B) time.

I agree it is tough, especially with all of the big name injuries that have happened that players are coming back from. On Newton, he averaged 300 passing yards in his first 8 games last year, in the last 8 he averaged 207. Scored about the same number of touchdowns though. So either coaches made adjustments, defenses were just behind at the start of the year, or it was just a quirk of scheduling against good/bad defenses. I wonder this year will we get the 300 yard Cam or the 200 yard Cam.

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Giants
Packers- GB will be tough at home. This would be a tough call if it was in SF.
Jags
Saints - I'm curious to see the Saints without the headcoach, but I still believe in Brees.

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Scoreless tie (OK, the team without Gabbert)
Saints

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Packers duh
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What no random predictions?

Packers to win the SB (duh), Nick Perry to win defensive rookie of the year and Rodgers to win a back to back MVP.

See that wasn't hard

edit: I bet all those besides the SB cause no value as the favorite and took Packers over 35.5 sacks and over 12 wins (bad bet but couldn't resist)
Non related homer picks so far.
Falcons over 9 wins
Julio Jones receiving yards
LeSean McCoy rushing yards

might sniff out some more over/unders for the year but the bookies were pretty spot on this year IMO. Last year I had to much stuff spread out and I just broke even lucking out on the Bears going under wins.

I'm really disappointed you did not give me an opportunity to lose a game by picking the Chiefs over the Falcons this week.

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Cowboys at Giants
49ers at Packers
Jaguars at Vikings
Redskins at Saints

I take it we took out the wildcard category?

Dolphins release Garrard, it sounds like basically he was injured and they didn't want to pay him. Still seems risky with a rookie QB starting that really has not looked very good and Garrard will be 100% in a couple of weeks probably. He has had such bad luck lately with injuries, derailed his career.

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It's like Christmas in September!

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shift key still stuck

I paid less attention to this preseason than any in memory, outside of the Browns, but here's my picks

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Jags
Saints

Giants - My dad's side of the family is from Texas and loves the Cowboys. Thus, I hate them.
Packers - Home team, and I'm still not convinced that Alex Smith is any good.
Jaguars - Uh - this might be the worst matchup all season.
Saints - Against a team that might be good I'd go against the Saints after the offseason they had. But not here.

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All home-cooking the first week.

Dallas at NY Giants: NY Giants
San Francisco at Green Bay: Green Bay
Jacksonville at Minnesota: Minnesota
Washington at New Orleans: New Orleans

Last year, didn't we pick a Wild Card matchup?

Yes, there's no wild card anymore as Legion said in the OP.

Cowboys at Giants: SP team at home. They're a lot healthier too.

49ers at Packers: God this will be good. The Pack at home.

Jaguars at Vikings: Who cares? Jags.

Redskins at Saints: Sometimes you just have to go out on a limb. I'm hoping that the lack of game tape on RGIII makes it harder on the coach-less Saints.

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LeapingGnome wrote:

Dolphins release Garrard, it sounds like basically he was injured and they didn't want to pay him. Still seems risky with a rookie QB starting that really has not looked very good and Garrard will be 100% in a couple of weeks probably. He has had such bad luck lately with injuries, derailed his career.

I loved the part on Hard Knocks when he was talking about bouncing back from injuries, and he nearly forgot his battle with Crohn's Disease.

Poor guy has been through a lot.

When did releasing David Garrard right before the season starts become and official part of NFL Kickoff Weekend?

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If I was putting down money I'd take the Packers, but I'm not cheering against my team on week 1. Please, Alex, don't suck.

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McFinn wrote:

If I was putting down money I'd take the Packers, but I'm not cheering against my team on week 1. Please, Alex, don't suck.

Don't worry. Kaepernick will swoop in and fix it.

How many episodes of your Terrance Knighton/Colin Kaepernick slashfic are done so far?

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

How many episodes of your Terrance Knighton/Colin Kaepernick slashfic are done so far?

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