Week 1: NFL Predictions

Rob HugheyContributor ISeptember 11, 2009

DALLAS - SEPTEMBER 15:  The NFL logo on the goal post during a game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium on September 15, 2008 in Irving, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


Oh it's finally that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the yard doesn't need cut as much, and football smell is in the air. Here are some picks to take to the bank for NFL action Week 1.

Miami at Atlanta

Matt Ryan and Co. pick up where they left off last season.  31-20 Falcons

Kansas City at Baltimore

Ravens stingy defense too much for Kansas City. 27-6 Ravens

Philadelphia at Carolina

Could have been NFC Championship rematch. 30-27 Eagles

Denver at Cincinnati

Only Denver fans get to watch this pillow fight.  17-10 Bengals

Minnesota at Cleveland

Brett Favre’s debut is a success.  24-17 Vikings

N.Y. Jets at Houston

Houston’s defense welcomes Mark Sanchez to the NFL.  31-13 Texans

Jacksonville at Indianapolis

Battle of division rivals goes the distance. 23-20 Colts

Detroit at New Orleans

Lions can’t keep up with Saints offense.  45-14 Saints

Dallas at Tampa Bay

Cowboys spoil Raheem Morris’ coaching debut. 20-10 Cowboys

San Francisco at Arizona

Improved 49ers squad plays Cards to the wire. 34-31 Cardinals

Washington at N.Y. Giants

G-Men take care of business at home. 17-13 Giants

St Louis at Seattle

Seahawks push around division foe at home.  30-7 Seahawks

Chicago at Green Bay

Aaron Rodgers upstages Jay Cutler in his Bears debut.  38-24 Packers

Buffalo at New England

Buffalo’s squirt gun offense sputters. 45-3 Patriots

San Diego at Oakland

San Diego takes the first step to wrapping up the division by Halloween. 31-10 Chargers.

authors note: Would have taken the Steelers 23-13 last night.