Posted Thu Sep 13th by Tim Lynch
I have been doing weekly straight-up picks since I was about 8 years old back during the Denver Broncos glory days in the late 1980′s, but this year is the first time since then that I wasn’t competing in some way against someone, somewhere. And it felt WIERD. So wierd, in fact, that I feel the need to make it happen.
Last week, I went 11-5 straight up, with my losses coming when I picked the Giants, Saints, Seahawks, Packers and Panthers to win. Overall, not a bad haul.
So go ahead and give me your picks in the comments section and though I have no prizes to offer other than pimping your name in next weeks post if you beat me, it might be fun to talk a little smack. Good luck!
|2012 NFL Schedule – Week 2|
|Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers||GB||CHI|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New York Giants||NYG||NYG|
|Oakland Raiders @ Miami Dolphins||OAK||OAK|
|Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Jaguars||HOU||HOU|
|Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals||CIN||CIN|
|Kansas City Chiefs @ Buffalo Bills||BUF||BUF|
|Baltimore Ravens @ Philadelphia Eagles||PHI (WAT!?)||BALT|
|New Orleans Saints @ Carolina Panthers||NO||CAR|
|Arizona Cardinals @ New England Patriots||NE||NE|
|Minnesota Vikings @ Indianapolis Colts||MIN||IND|
|Washington Redskins @ St. Louis Rams||WASH||WASH|
|Dallas Cowboys @ Seattle Seahawks||DAL||DAL|
|New York Jets @ Pittsburgh Steelers||PIT||PIT|
|Tennessee Titans @ San Diego Chargers||SD||TENN|
|Detroit Lions @ San Francisco 49ers||SF||SF|
|Denver Broncos @ Atlanta Falcons||ATL||DEN|
Ok, so now I get to give my reasoning a bit – for the crazy picks.
First off, Green Bay looked terrible last week and Chicago has a better offense than San Francisco, plus their defense is pretty good as well.
Next, Robert Griffin III made the New Orleans Saints look foolish and they face another mobile quarterback in Cam Newton, so that’s why I went that way. Although, I do think that both RGIII and Andrew Luck are much more mature and talented quarterbacks than Cam Newton. However, Newton is dynamic enough to cause the Saints some problems.
Lastly, I’m not sure if the Titans are any good, but I fully expect the Chargers to begin their early season slide beginning this past Tuesday morning.
If you think any of the other picks are crazy, then well, you’re crazy! Bring on Week 2 – may the Broncos end it with a record of 2-0!!!