Saturday, September 10, 2005

NFL Picks:

St. Louis Rams over San Francisco 49ers
Carolina Panthers over New Orleans Saints
Cincinnati Bengals over Cleveland Browns
Tennessee Titans over Pittsburgh Steelers *
Denver Broncos over Miami Dolphins
San Diego Chargers over Dallas Cowboys
Arizona Cardinals over New York Giants
Houston Texans over Buffalo Bills
Kansas City Chiefs over New York Jets
Minnesota Vikings over Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jacksonville Jaguars over Seattle Seahawks
Washington Redskins over Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers over Detroit Lions
Indianapolis Colts over Baltimore Ravens
Philadelphia Eagles over Atlanta Falcons

*Every week there is at least one major upset in the NFL. Parity is such that this is simply a reality of the league. No one is being analytical at all about Tennessee, besides perhaps Peter King over at Sports Illustrated. Pittsburgh is in real trouble on offense this year. Big Ben never threw much last year, and his favorite target is now a Giant. Trust is huge with young quarterbacks... so while McNair doesn't have Mason, its not nearly as big a deal, because McNair is... Well... Ben's got a long way to go before he can be compared to McNair.

The Steelers aren't going to be able to run on Tennessee... Ben will have to win it with his arm. He certainly didn't appear to have that kind of ability in the AFC Championship game last year.

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