Greetings, APC! Around week 7 of last season, we decided to start a weekly pick 'em contest; the turnout was pretty good (20-25 people) and it was pretty fun, so I figured we should do it again this year. Our defending champ is Tarynfor12... congrats again, but we're coming at you bro :P Newer members, don't be afraid to jump right on in (I don't bite, although PPF might... so, enter at your own risk)!
Rules: Just enter your picks in the subject line (i.e. Packers, Texans, Raiders, Bills, etc.) for each game played in a particular week. You can feel free to discuss why you made those picks in the comment box, if you like. All picks are due 1 hour before the first game of the week***. Each correct pick nets you one point, and whoever accumulates the most points by the end of week 17 will be the winner! My picks are after the jump.
Since this was just posted the day before the season opener, I have decided not to include the Cowboys
game. Therefore, the deadline for your week 1 picks will be SUN, SEPT 9, 12:00 PM ET
mike_o's Week 1 picks:
Colts at Bears: Bears - Rookie QB + Bears D + Soldier Field = no bueno.
Eagles at Browns: Eagles - DREAM TEAM.
Patriots at Titans: Patriots - Because Gronk Smash, that's why.
Falcons at Chiefs: Falcons - *shrug*.
Jaguars at Vikings: Jaguars - *shrug* 2.0.
Redskins at Saints: Saints - Lots of drama for NO this offseason, but I'm still picking them to open with a win.
Bills at Jets: Bills - Nice team when healthy, and they added Mario Williams.
Rams at Lions: Lions - Too much offense for STL to handle.
Dolphins at Texans: Texans - Houston is probably the best team, top-to-bottom, in the AFC. They'll open with a win.
49ers at Packers: Packers - AR12 will put us over the top in a tough week 1 matchup.
Seahawks at Cardinals: Seahawks - Poor Larry Fitzgerald... (okay, the Cards have a nice D, but I'm still taking Seattle here).
Panthers at Buccaneers: Panthers - Nice offseason additions for TB (Nicks, V-Jax), but I think Newton goes off on their D in week 1.
Steelers at Broncos: Broncos - I'm still iffy on Peyton, but I'll give the Broncos the edge at home.
Bengals at Ravens: Ravens - Cincy is improved, but BAL is still a force in the AFC.
Chargers at Raiders: Raiders - Too much #osc4seabass for SD to handle :D
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