It’s that time of year again. It’s a time that suddenly changes from blistering hot to grab a sweater. When evenings cooler and crispier. Soon we’ll see Halloween masks, followed by whiffs of pumpkin pie, and then empty bank accounts from Christmas shopping. It’s a wonderful time of year indeed, but all of that seems a little more fuller with the pigskin flying about.
No more crying about Rex Grossman being the worst quarterback in the history of the Superbowl. That devastating 55-10 loss last year was terrible for Rex Grossman. Whoops, I’m sorry, that was John Elway. No more 2 a days, no more cutting, no more watching third stringers, Preseason is done, and the road to the Superbowl begins tonight in Indianapolis.
Today, we resurrect a great tradition with Louisiana Conservative, the AV~picks.
New Orleans @ Indianapolis
What a way to open the season though I’d rather see this game about the fourth week of the season when they are both 3-0, but it is what it is. Early mistakes put the Saints behind early, but Drew Brees and company come roaring back.
AV~Picks Saints 31 Colts 28
Kansas City @ Houston
Kansas City’s weak defense allows Houston to put points on the board, but not enough.
AV~Picks Chiefs 41 Texans 24
Atlanta @ Minnesota
Now that Vick’s been bit by the law, Atlanta’s season is in a dogfight. Perhap’s if Michael Vick would have concentrated on football instead of dogfighting, he might have had a Superbowl ring by now. Atlanta without Michael Vick is a much better team.
AV~Picks Falcons 27 Vikings 14
New England @ New York Jets
New England keeps the Jets grounded
AV~Picks New England 34 Jets 20
Carolina @ St. Louis
The Black cats travel to the gateway of the west to take on a bunch of horny goats. Horny goats?
AV~Picks Black cats 27 Horny Goats 13
Miami at Washington
The Skins go fishing, or would that be finning? Doesn’t matter, Skins win.
AV~Picks Skins 23 Fins 16
Philidelphia @ Green Bay
As the American Bald Eagle moves a little closer to being removed from the endangered species list, Brett Favre’s career gets a little closer to becoming extinct. That sums up this game.
AV~Picks Eagles 30 Packinitin 16
Pittsburgh @ Cleveland
After hearing about Michael Vick, these dawgs are afraid of losing a dogfight.
AV~Picks Dawgs 21 Steelers 20
Denver @ Buffalo
Broncs haven’t won a season opener in a few years, a trend that ends this year. Broncos buck the Bills.
AV~Picks Broncos 17 Bills 7
Tennessee @ Jacksonville
Tennessee has been Titanic, as in their recent seasons have sunk, but a new season and a second year QB steers them to victory. Titans hammer the Jags
AV~Picks Titans 31 Jags 20
Tampa Bay @ Seattle
Hasselback apparently likes President Bush, now Seattle liberals hate Hasselback. I’d hate to play in a city of crazy people too. Buccs benefit.
AV~Picks Buccs 20 Hawks 17
Chicago @ San Diego
What could have been but never was, and we find out why. Even the Superbowl loser is better than the Chargers.
AV~Picks Chicago 35 Chargers 27
Detroit @ Oakland
In the most boring game of the day, these two teams clash in a battle for the first overall draft pick. Raiders lose that battle.
AV~Picks Raiders 17 Lions 9
New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys
The Army Ants come marching into Big D with Eli, but it’s the Boize manning the guns.
AV~Picks Boize 38 Army Ants 24
Baltimore at Cincinatti
The Blackbirds slow the Tigers down, but not enough
AV~Picks Fast cats 24 Blackbirds 10
Arizona @ San Francisco
A Gore in San Francisco that doesn’t cry, whine, yell, or just go crazy? Well, Gore goes crazy on the football field against the Cards.
AV~Picks Niners 27 Redbirds 14