Posted on: September 10, 2009 6:44 pm
Edited on: September 18, 2009 7:17 pm

NFL Picks week 1

So another season is upon us and I am going to try and pick every week this season.  I only got through week 7 last year, then the side effects from the surgeries I had prevented me from finishing.  For those of you who remember, I only pick the winners and not against the spread, and it is just for fun.  If you lose your car or house betting based on my picks, don't cry to me.  Should have done your own research.


Thursday, Sep. 10

Tennessee at Pittsburgh - This should be a good game, but I think a defensive battle and low scoring game, Steelers defense is the key factor here, and they are starting D on my FFB team so they better come out swinging.  Steelers 19-Titans 13.

Sunday, Sep. 13

Kansas City at Baltimore - Ravens will give the Chiefs more than they can handle on Offense and Defense.  Chiefs are rebuilding and we will have to wait for Matt Cassell to heal up before we see if last year was a fluke or not.  Ravens by 13.

Philadelphia at Carolina - I can't wait to see what the Eagles are going to do with Vick.  It will either be fantastic or utter failure, no in between.  But we will have to wait until week 5 at least.  I like the Eagles by 3.

Minnesota at Cleveland - With or without Brett Favre, the Vikings are a formidable rushing team and tough defense, Minnesota by 10.

Miami at Atlanta - Both of these teams had great success last regular season, only to bow out of the 1st round of the playoffs.  Is Miami going to continue their success?  Will Matt Ryan have a sophomore slump?  I like the Falcons wide outs and rushing game to edge the Dolphins in a shootout, 35-27.

Detroit at New Orleans - Matt Stafford is going to get to see what an NFL QB looks like.  Saints by 10.

Jacksonville at Indianapolis - Colts without Tony Dungy at the helm.  What is poor Peyton to do?  I think he will be just fine.  Colts by 7.

Denver at Cincinnati - OK, so I am a homer, but I like what I saw from the defense against the Cardinals.  If Kyle Orton's finger is not that bad, I think the Broncos can win this road game.  If Orton does flounder, hell, put Brandsteter in.  The kid looked good last week.  Denver by 6.

Dallas at Tampa Bay - The Cowboys have a lot to prove this season, and the Bucs no longer have Monte Kiffin at the helm of that once great defense.   Romo airs it out to impress the new GF and Dallas wins by 10.

N.Y. Jets at Houston - Mark Sanchez is no more ready to start in the NFL than Brandsteter is.  That said, he might surprise some people.  Rex Ryan sees something in him to make him the starter.  That being said, Gary Kubiak is going to take the Texans to the next level and show that he is a great offensive mind.  If his QB can stay healthy, look out for Houston this season.  Texans by 13.  Sanchez throws 3 picks.

St. Louis at Seattle - Honestly, who cares?  Just kidding, the Rams are definately rebuilding, Seattle by 13.

Washington at N.Y. Giants - What was considered the toughest division in football last year deflated somewhat at the end of the season.  If Portis is 100%, and Jason Campbell has his head and heart in the right place after feeling unwanted a bit, I think the Redskins will upset the Giants.  Can't wait to see Brian Arakpo and see if McDaniels is an idiot for passing on him in the draft.  Washington by 2.

San Francisco at Arizona - Cardinals struggled in the preseason while San Francisco looked good.  Will Arizona show that their Superbowl run was not a fluke?  Warner looks old out there, real old.  49'ers by 6.

Chicago at Green Bay - Jay Cutler is a whiny biatch, will get sacked 4 times, and throw 3 picks.  I hope.  Green Bay has looked beastly so far this preseason.  I hope Aaron Rodgers shows everyone he was the right choice for Green Bay.  Packers by 13.

Monday, Sep. 14

San Diego at Oakland - If it was possible for both of these teams to lose, I would wish for that.  Since the best case scenario is a tie in OT, I'll pray for that.  Most likely, Chargers by 14.

 Buffalo at New England - TO on Primetime!  Brady's knee in HD!  Edwards has a weak left side protection with his left Guard out and no real running game with Marshaun Lynch being suspended.  Patriots by 10.

As ususal, Morpheus reserves the right to change his picks up until game time and if you don't like Morpheus's picks, petition your GM or coach to do a better job in next years draft. 
Category: NFL
Tags: Broncos
Posted on: October 15, 2008 9:36 pm
Edited on: October 21, 2008 3:16 pm

NFL week 7 predictions

     Those of you who know me from the Bronco's message board know I have been predicting games every week since week 2.  I missed week 1 because I was out of town.  I'm 47 and 25 on the year, about 66%. 

      Here's this week's fun predictions.  I'm just picking straight up winner's and not picking against the spread.  As ususal, Morpheus reserves the right to change his picks up until game time and if you don't like Morpheus's picks, petition your GM or coach to do a better job in next years draft.

San Diego at Buffalo-At the beginning of the season, I was looking forward to this match up as a preview of the AFC play-off picture.  Buffalo suffered a pretty bad loss to the Cardinals before the bye week and now that JP Losman is QB'ing, I don't see them rebounding from that loss, especially after the way Chargers they took care of business against the Patriots.  Chargers win on the road.

New Orleans at Carolina-Where was Carolina last week? Tampa made them look like a Division 1AA team.  Drew Brees is the #1 QB in the league for a reason.   Saints on the road.

Minnesota at Chicago-No I am not going to pick 3 road wins in a row.  Vikings are not playing consistent offense right now.  Bears have the talent but if Lovie Smith squib kicks it with a 1 point lead with :11 seconds on the clock again, all bets are off.  Bears at home.

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati-Carson Palmer is still out and Ocho Sucko has been ineffective this year.  This is my 3rd road victory pick of the week.  Steelers roll. 

Tennessee at Kansas City-Can the Chiefs upset the only undefeated Team left in the league?  Not with Larry Johnson being indicted and Tony Gonzalez asking publicly to be traded to a contender. Too much drama in the clubhouse.  Titans on the Road.    

Baltimore at Miami-This will be an interesting game.  The Ravens are coming off of a good old fashioned whooping by the Colts.  The Fins are coming off of a tough last minute loss to Houston.  I think Baltimore has problems offensively,  they rank 28th in the league and are 25th in total offense and trying to heal a banged up defense.  Flacco really looked like a rookie last week as well.  Add to the mix Harbaugh's comments about Can Cameron's 1-15 record at Miami last year being good considering. "What he had to work with"  and you have a Dolphins team fired up for some revenge.  Miami at home.

San Francisco at N.Y. Giants-Game time decision on this one.  Eli has a bruised chest and while it is looking like he will play, keep an eye on this one riight up until game time if you have any Giants on your fantasy roster.  Giants at home.

Dallas at St. Louis-So you lose Pacman and Romo and you trade for another wide reciever?   Dallas's offense is fine, Brad Johnson is a seasoned vet who will not make nearly as many mistakes as Romo does.  Their Defense needs help.  Linear thinking would say that if the Redskins beat the Cowboys, and the Rams beat the Redskins, then the Rams should be able to upset the Cowboys, (thinking like this is why I have too much fun ripping people for their opinions)  But the Rams are not going to upset 2 weeks in a row.  Dallas on the Road. 

After hearing that ROMO suited up, I think Brad Johnson will be self concious.  Rams win in an upset.

Detroit at Houston-I'm predicting the Lions will not win a single game this year.  Not one single game, book mark it, copy and paste it to a notepad and save it, write it down.   NOT ONE GAME!

Indianapolis at Green Bay-This is a tough game for me to predict.  I hate both teams equally.  I guess I will have to predict which team will suck more.  But seriously, Aaron Rodgers is not Brett Favre and Peyton and Harrison were clicking last week.  Colts defense is starting to get healthy, Colts on the road. 

Sat 3 PM-COlts defense is still banged up.  Packers at home.
N.Y. Jets at Oakland-Brett Favre told Tony Romo to cowboy up and play with pain, LOL.  And the media is all over it.  If this game were on Monday night, Tony Kornheiser would talk more about Brett Favre and the man crush he has for him than how badly the Jets are whooping on the Raiders.  Jets on the Road.

Cleveland at Washington-After last weeks surprises, this is the toughest pick of the week.   I consulted my magic 8-ball and asked if the Browns could repeat their success against the Redskins that they had against the Giants and it replied, "It's not very likely".  Redskins at home.

Seattle at Tampa Bay-Bucs were focused last week and I think Jeff Garcia is the man!  If Gruden benches him for Griese than not only is Chuckie an idiot but he's falling to 4-3.  Bucs win if Garcia starts, game time decision.

Denver at New England-Historically Denver owns New England.  They have won 5 of the last 6.  The key to this game is to get pressure on Cassell early and for the Broncos offense to establish a drive sustaining running game to balance the awesome aerial attack they are capable of.  Time of possesion and avoiding the turnovers are crucial here.  It's a week for road victories so I'll say no mistakes and Broncos win 27-17 on the road.

I predict none of these teams will lose:   Arizona,Atlanta,Jacksonville,Philadelphia

The purpose of this thread is for a little fun. If you gamble, don't blame me if you lose your house because Detroit upset Houston. 

Category: NFL
Tags: Broncos, Patriots
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