This week my picks were a little bit back on track, but there still a few games that didn’t go the way I thought, so sitting here on Monday heading into the final game of the week, I sit at 11-4, with the losses coming with St.Louis at SF, Philly blowing that big home lead to the Giants, Buffalo upsetting the Dolphins and the Packers getting up 13-0, then falling to the Saints.
Overall, the upset of the week had to be the Bills. Major props to Dick Jauron for what he has already done with the Bills defense. Also you have to ask yourself what has happened to the Dolphins? Don’t forget they were 6 minutes and an 87-yard touchdown from a tight end away from being within striking distance from beating the champion Steelers on the road a week and a half ago.
The Packers are bad, and I thought despite that they would be able to use all the adversity against them and beat the Saints at home. Everyone was on the Saints bandwagon a week ago, and now I guess I am too. They will be tough to beat at the SuperDome next Monday night against Falcons in what is shaping up to be the game of the week.
The Rams looked so good against the Broncos, I am a bit shocked they would have such a letdown against the 49’ers like they did. I recall the 9’ers beating them in Frisco last season on opening day, but I thought with that memory in the back of their minds, the Rams would come out and play better. Guess it shows they still have a long ways to go before they can be an elite team again in the NFC.
Looking ahead to week 3, we have a few solid games on tap, including the Bengals traveling to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers, the Falcons in New Orleans to play the Saints, 2-0 Bears at the 2-0 Vikings, and the Giants in Seattle to play the Hawks. Should be a good set of games that will continue the path for teams to start to establish themselves as powerhouses in the league.