I'd like to thank Brantner78 (
), rintintinsoldier (
), and phinsphan85(
) for taking time out of their weeks to help me do this!
In the coming weeks, this will transition into more of a pre-game show with discussions of a few of the bigger games for each respective week.
For now, we are just sticking with picks, which can be found after the jump:
New Orleans: Jacksonville:
San Francisco: Philadelphia:
Washington: St. Louis:
Minnesota: Kansas City:
Miami: San Diego:
Denver: Green Bay:
New England: Oakland:
Indianapolis: Tampa Bay:
Each of us will pick an upset pick every week, with a brief explanation about why we've picked it. This week, phinsphan85 took St Louis over Washington. This is his explanation:
The Rams were my pick to win the dreadful NFC West coming into this season. I know they've been terrible but I'm still not sold on Washington. I think the Rams defense can make plays on Grossman, who is very able to make bad throws at the worst times. Sam Bradford and Steven Jackson will have to lead the offense against a tough Wash D just enough to get their first win of the season. In this spot, I'll take the desperate home team over the average team.
Here is why Brantner78 chose Cincinatti over Buffalo:
Buffalo coming off HUGE emotional division win at home. This road game has let down written all over it.
Both rintintinsoldier and I picked Oakland as our upset pick of the week. New England has to travel 3 hours and Oakland has a lot of momentum after a big win over another strong AFC East contender, The Jets, last week.
That concludes the maiden post of what should be a long running series! We hope you enjoyed reading and enjoy the games even more! Go Phins!
This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.