Posted: 9/21/2012 6:16:47 AM
I will post my picks over the year in this threads - i like this more than creating a weekly thread - will start this week.
Chiefs @ Saints
Remember last year? The Chiefs lost their first two games by a combined score of 10 to 89. Then they went to San Diego as 14 point dogs and lost by a field goal. Same thing here. I think the Chiefs O-Line will step up and create space for Charles and Hillis. The Saints D is so suspect that even Matt Cassel should put up good numbers. Saints should win, but not with 9 pts.
Detroit @ Tennessee
Detroit has the edge in almost all stats-category. The Titans O-Line looked horrible the first two gamas - there is just no
running game to gain some yards or take pressure off of jake locker. Locker will have to run for his life all day and i cant really
imagine the Titans D to step up and stop the Lions offense.
Houston @ Denver
The Texans dont create highlight plays every week, but they dont have to. They run the football better as any team in the NFL
and let their defense do the rest of the job. QB Schaub is very good in avoiding mistakes. Thats the oldschool way to win football games. Denvers run D looked good the first two games - but that was against a bad steelers O-Line and an old Micheal Turner without any breakaway speed. Hard Texans football will be to hard for the Broncos.
Pittsburgh @ Oakland
Oakland averages just 2 yards per carry (#32 in the NFL), and thats with McFadden, one of the most talented runners in the league. The Steelers D is getting older and older, but this teams still knows how to stop the run. Without a running game, you can't pass the ball very well, especially when your name is carson palmer. A few explosive plays from Wallace or Brown should be enough to finish the Raiders.
Atlanta @ SanDiego
I think this years Falcons Team is for real. The D seems to be well coached - the offense is loaded with talent. I know the "Matt Ryan and his Dome" stuff, but i think San Diego is some kind of overrated. They won against the Raiders and the Titans - the bottom of the NFL these days - in my opinion this Chargers team is not more than mediocore. They will fail in their first real challenge this year. Atlanta +3
Hope this works out for me, even with 5 road picks. But we'll see. Any thoughts on this?