Jacksonville Jaguars By 2.5 at home over the Denver Broncos
I can’t believe the Jags are favored in this one. Jacksonville is projected to have one of the worst defences in the league, I can’t see how they will stop the Broncos. McDaniels will find a way to put points on the board. Denver takes this one outright.
San Francisco 49ers by 3 at the Seattle Seahawks
The Niners will have one of the better defences this year with Singletary at the helm. Seahawks will not. I am interested to see how the second Pete Carroll experiment works out since the last one crashed and burned. San Fran by 10.
Arizona Cardinals by 3.5 at the St. Louis Rams
The Rams have a rookie QB, no receiving core and a suspect offensive line . . . oh and they are awful on defence. Arizona probably that won’t much better in any one category, however they should still have an edge in every category, except rushing. Cards take this by a touchdown.
Dallas Cowboys by 3.5 at the Washington Redskins
The Redskins have a shiny “new” 33 year old toy under center . . . and that is about it. The supporting cast hasn’t changed from last year and their former all world DT now DE can’t pass the teams conditioning test. Luckily for them Shanahan is running the show and will put a decent product on the field, just not good enough to take this one. Look for Romo and the Boys to get things rolling early with the win here, Dallas by 6.
For my eliminator pick I will take the Chargers over the Chiefs at Arrowhead. Chiefs are still a long way from being a playoff team. Chargers have some pieces of their puzzle holding out but I look for Norv Turner to get back to doing what he does best, run the football. Ryan Mathews starts his career off with a bang against Kansas City.