September 19th 2009 00:45
1. New England @ New York Jets – My Pick Patriots
This is a perfect example of a team that is writing alot of checks that they may not be able to cash. Rex Ryan has taken a smart approach to this match, using his words carefully saying things as “I’m not kissing any rings”. His team should have taken that humble move. If its one thing you don’t wanna do is anger the sleeping giant. The Patriots have never backed away from a challenge and aren’t much to talk about it. I think Tom Brady put it best by saying “Talk is cheap”.
Don’t get me wrong, the Jets defense will get to Brady and cause some havoc and get to him more than the 6 times the Bills did. In the end I don’t think they have what it takes to slow down the pats offense. The key will be if the New England D can pressure rookie Mark Sanchez into making some turnovers and keep him from getting into any rhythm. Sanchez had his way against the Houston D last week. Lets just see how he reacts to the Pats furious 3-4 D. Welcome to the NFL kiddo.
2. New Orleans @ Philadelphia – My Pick – Eagles
This is the one that I really wanna see. I wanna see what the Saints are all about. Ok fine, Brees had 6 TDs in week 1. WHO DIDNT SEE THAT COMING!!! Come on, seriously it was the lions for god sakes. What worried me about that game was that they gave up 27 points and over 200 passing yards to Detroit. The only wild card going into this game is that Mcnabb may not play this game leaving Jeff Garcia to take over the offense. I think that the Eagles defense showed in week 1 what they are made of. They are playing with heavy hearts after the sad passing of there Defensive Coordinator Jim Johnson. Its not like this D needed more reason to play hard, they are now a team on a mission.
I dont see the Saints having the D to slow down the Eagles offense and see them taking this one in a close game.
3. New York Giants @ Dallas – My Pick Cowboys
The Cowboys welcome the G men to town as they open up the new punter friendly Cowboys stadium. Alright I’m picking the cowboys to pull this one out. It hurts because I love the way the giants defense looked in week 1 and are going to be awesome this season. I think Romo will continue to power that offense. Roy Williams and Marion Barber need to step up there game in order to keep pace with the eagles in the division. I don’t think Jerry Jones will allow a lose in the first game in his Ga-Gillion dollar stadium.
Here’s are the rest of the games.
* Carolina @ Atlanta – Falcons
* Minnesota @ Detroit – Vikings
* Cincinatti @ Green Bay – Packers
* Houston @ Tennessee – Titans
* Oakland @ Kansas City – Raiders
* St Louis @ Washington – Redskins
* Arizona @ Jacksonville – Cardinals
* Seattle @ San Francisco – 49ers
* Tampa Bay @ Buffalo – Buccaneers
* Pittsburgh @ Chicago – Bears
* Baltimore @ San Diego – Ravens
* Cleveland @ Denver – Broncos
* Indianapolis @ Miami – Colts
Last Week 13-3