[Editor: No, this isn't political; but it is fun. If you don't like football, feel free to skip; to you NFL fans, enjoy! ... )
Fire up the bratwursts, and let’s get this candle lit!
Cowboys @ Giants – (I didn’t get this out early enough to pick, but probably would have gone with NY).
Colts @ Bears – The ponies don’t bring enough wild horses to hold the Bears off. Luck won’t be enough, literally. Chicago, soundly. Double digits if Cutler is on.
Eagles @ Browns – Philly rolls to an early Vick-tory over Cleveland. Too many weapons vs. too many holes. Peyton Hillis does not a team make.
Rams @ Lions – Detroit’s Big Cats are ready to dehorn the Rams, and St. Lou’s running game will consist of Li’l Sammy running for his life.
Dolphins @ Texans – No amount of off-season rebuilding by Miami is enough to offset the new rising power of the AFC. Lone Stars in a romp.
Falcons @ Chiefs – The Falcs just have too much for KC. Feathers will fly in this contest, but most of them will be from war bonnets.
Jaguars @ Vikings – Home field is the only reason to pick Purple in this yawner. The Jags ain’t read … yet.
Redskins @ Saints – Hmmmm……Saints. Let me rethink that…umm…..Saints. Drew Brees over QB-Of-The-Week in DC? Saints.
Bills @ Jets – An interesting game, with so much to find out. Somehow, I think Buffalo surprises whatever surprises Rex has up his sleeve. Bills.
Patriots @ Titans – Don’t think the Pats are ready to lay down to a team like Tennessee at this point. Muskets prevail over Krakens.
Seahawks @ Cardinals – Real Seahawks probably eat Cardinals, but I think Big Red holds serve in the desert. Close game, but not a great game.
Niners @ Packers – KaBOOM! The angry road team vs. the powerhouse home team. I’m leaning Niners to spoil, but I think the Pack will hold Lambeau.
Panthers @ Buccaneers – Pirates will be wearing pelts this fall fashion season. Bucs.
Steelers @ Broncos – It pains me to choose Pittsburgh in this most anticipated matchup, but too much in Denver is new … and some things are, well, old.
Bengals @ Ravens – Cincy still doesn’t know where it’s going. At least Baltimore knows where it wants to go. Blackbirds defend the roost.
Chargers @ Raiders – I like the upstart Raiders in this. San Diego is a fading power, still dangerous, but never consistent. The Bolts get shocked.
Enjoy the season!!
– Pig-Skin Pundit
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