The Starting Five’s NFL Previews and Predictions for Week 1

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Wideout Kevin Ogletree was a pleasant surprise in the Cowboys victory over the Giants.

Wednesday night Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys ignored all the warning signs. No worries concerning the NY Giants pass rush, Victor Cruz or the impending greatness of Eli Manning. Instead the ‘Boys humbled the defending Super Bowl champs to the tune of a 24-17 victory to kick off the 2012 season.

Sunday and Monday night will host the remaining games on the Week 1 schedule. Games of note: Atlanta at Kansas City, Buffalo at NY Jets, Green Bay at San Francisco, Pittsburgh at Denver, Cincinnati visits Baltimore and Oakland hosts San Diego.


We can expect more plays like this from Julio Jones this season

Sunday September 9, 2012 1:00 pm:

Atlanta Falcons at Kansas City Chiefs – Romeo Crennel is changing the culture in Kansas City. Arrowhead will once again become a place where teams will dread playing.

Chiefs 28 – Falcons 24

St Louis Rams at Detroit Lions – Here’s hoping that Jeff Fisher doesn’t stunt the growth of Sam Bradford. Megatron wants to average 100 receiving yards per game. He should get off to a good start.

Lions 31 – Rams 17

Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints – RG3 has some tools in D.C. to have some success. Look for a lot of  connecting with Pierre Garcon. The Saints will play hard until all the troops arrive later this season.

Saints 33 – Redskins 21

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Shady McCoy should find his share of daylight Sunday against the Browns.

Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns – Eagles left tackle King Dunlap will be the most watched player in this contest. Has the Eagles offense gotten rid of their turnover bugaboo?

Eagles 31 – Browns 13

New England Patriots at Tennessee Titans – Chris Johnson is looking to bounce back from a disappointing  2011. He gets his first shot against a reloaded Patriots defense.

Patriots 38 – Titans 20

Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans –  The Joe Philbin/Ryan Tannehill era begins with a kick in the teeth.

Texans 33 – Dolphins 10

Buffalo Bills at NY Jets – The Jets will hear the boos before halftime. The addition of Mario Williams and the potential of Fred Jackson makes Buffalo a force in the AFC East.

Bills 28 – Jets 17

Jacksonville Jaguars at Minnesota Vikings – Maurice Jones-Drew and Adrian Peterson won’t shred their opposing defenses on Sunday. In reality, both are happy to just be back on the field.

Vikings 23 – Jags 13

Indianapolis Colts at Chicago Bears – Andrew Luck will look for Donald Brown when the Bears bring the heat. How much does an aging Bears defense have left?

Bears 24 – Colts 18

Games beginning at 4:25 pm:

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Frank Gore’s end zone visits should increase with Brandon Jacobs backing him up

San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers – Could be a preview of the NFC Championship. Randy Moss gets the nod to start on Sunday. We know h0w much he loves the Packers. Can Cedric Benson become the man in the Packers backfield?

Niners 24 – Packers 23

Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals – The last time the Cardinals faced a rookie on opening day the defense was shredded. Russell Wilson won’t duplicate Cam Newton but he’ll get the win in his debut.

Seahawks 24 – Cardinals 10

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Cam Newton has two healthy backs and a better receiving corps. The Bucs have a stud receiver and an improved defense. Should be a good one.

Panthers 27 – Bucs 24 OT

Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos – Rashard Mendenhall is talking about giving it a go? Safety Ryan Clark will miss Sunday’s game for medical reasons. James Harrison is looking to re-introduce himself to Peyton Manning.

Steelers 28 – Broncos 23

Monday September 10, 2012

Last year’s rookie stud A.J. Green won’t sneak up on anyone this season

Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens – Ray Lewis is 20 lbs. lighter and hungry as ever. The Bengals are looking to get their first win in B-More for the first time in a while.

Bengals 23 – Ravens 21

San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders – Darren McFadden is as dangerous as they come when he’s healthy. The Raiders receivers are young and talented. Phillip Rivers will miss Vincent Jackson.

Raiders 27 – Chargers 21

Wednesday September 5, 2012:

Cowboys 24 – Giants 17

2012 Season: 0-1

2011 Season: 145-91


9 Responses to “The Starting Five’s NFL Previews and Predictions for Week 1”

  1. mapoui says:

    How slack of me!

    I bet the Bills to win by a small margin today and their looming defeat spoils almost all of my bets.

    I knew going in the Fitzpatrick is an awful QB and that he is the very weak link in the Bills mix. but its not only him. its the whole coachng staft that put him in there in the first place.

    I mean how good can that staff be if they hold on to Fitzpatrick… make him number one for big bucks

    the Bills need a coaching staff. huge mistake they made when they hired this Gailey guy, instead of Perry fewel. huge!

    and for the time being Rex Ryan has me eating crow! he is costing me today!

  2. RBD says:

    Big day by Matt Ryan: 23-31 for 299 yds, 3 TD, 0 INT.

  3. Origin says:

    Now let’s put my theory to test. White qb throws multiple ints in a game and doesn’t get benched. Now Vick throws 4 ints today. Let see if old Andy doesn’t bench Vick. Cause I know the necks in Philly will be asking for his head. I got five dollars Vick doesn’t make it past week 2 if the eagles lose this game and next week.

  4. mapoui says:

    eagles win. Vick dodges a bullet?

    look at Tampa Bay! isnt this the same team Raheem Morris coached?

    what is it any white coach seems able to do, that gets guys playing….that Raheem and Mike Singeltary could not do..or did not have?

  5. Miranda says:

    Mizzo, that comment you made on fb that Maclin was softer than a kiss on prom night……….I haven’t stopped laughing at that YET! LMAO

  6. mapoui says:

    of topic a little but important: look who called a foot fault against Serena?

    and serena is very upset and off her game so Azarenka is back in the match. its clearly burning Serena.

    I cant look at it anymore. back to Tampa!

  7. Origin says:

    @ Miranda – Mizzo ain’t lying Maclin is as soft as a 7 foot jump shooting PF in the NBA.

    Well thank goodness Vick was able to pull it out in the win. That fool Reid didn’t help him with 50 plus pass attempts in a close game. Reid finally realized when the Eagles we’re behind that he could actually hand the ball to McCoy on a running play.

    Oh and did anyone see how punk ass Moose Johnson basically refused to give RGIII any props during the game. It was like every completed pass that RGIII threw had Johnson sick to his stomach….lol!!!

  8. Ron Glover says:

    That was me Miranda, Mizzo said he’s soft as baby butter. We’ve been on this guy from his first season. After he caught the touchdown he headed for the lockerroom.

    Drives me nuts…

  9. DeShawn says:

    Andy Reid comes out to defend Vick after the 4 interceptions:

    So Origin, it looks like your white/black QB theory is a big fat fail.