2011 NFL Week 1 Picks

Wednesday September 7, 2011

Tomorrow begins a new NFL season.  It’s time again to sit back, relax and go cheer for your favorite NFL team. Many eyes are on early favorites to win this year’s Lombardi trophy.  In fact, two favorites fight tomorrow night as the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers do battle.  Here is the list for all my picks this week.  The s.o. stands for the shutout game, which is right next to the stadium.      

THU, SEP 8 TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION
New Orleans at Green Bay 8:30 PM

NBC

Lambeau Field
SUN, SEP 11 TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION
Atlanta at Chicago 1:00 PM

FOX

Soldier Field
Cincinnati at Cleveland 1:00 PM

CBS

Cleveland Browns Stadium
Buffalo at Kansas City 1:00 PM

CBS

Arrowhead Stadium
Philadelphia at St. Louis 1:00 PM

FOX

Edward Jones Dome
Detroit at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM

FOX

Raymond James Stadium
Tennessee at Jacksonville 1:00 PM

CBS

EverBank Field
Pittsburgh at Baltimore 1:00 PM

CBS

M&T Bank Stadium
Indianapolis at Houston 1:00 PM

CBS

Reliant Stadium
NY Giants at Washington 4:15 PM

FOX

FedEx Field (s.o.)
Seattle at San Francisco 4:15 PM

FOX

Candlestick Park
Minnesota at San Diego 4:15 PM

FOX

Qualcomm Stadium
Carolina at Arizona 4:15 PM

FOX

U of Phoenix Stadium
Dallas at NY Jets 8:20 PM

NBC

MetLife Stadium
MON, SEP 12 TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION
New England at Miami 7:00 PM

ESPN

Sun Life Stadium
Oakland at Denver 10:15 PM

ESPN

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

 All times above are listed as Eastern Standard Time.  Now, it’s time to see what our games of the week are.

Games of the Week:

1) Mentioned earlier was tomorrow’s game between the Saints and the Packers.  Both teams are the past two Super Bowl Champions.  Both are hoping to be back in the Bowl this year, but both play in the NFC Conference.  Which of these Super Bowl teams will win on this day?  Will it be the reigning and defending Packers?  Will it be the former champions in the Saints?

2) A division rivalry will be renewed again as the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens.  Ravens RB Ray Rice must carry the load now that former RB Willis McGahee is gone from the team.  Can he perform against a tenacious defense in the Steelers?  Plus, the Steelers are on a roll since the preseason.  Can they continue that roll to steal a victory at Baltimore?

3) Our primetime Sunday night game features two teams with big aspirations.  The Dallas Cowboys travel to the Meadowlands to take on the Jets.  Both have dreams of becoming the new Super Bowl Champions.  The Cowboys are healthy thanks to Tony Romo’s healed collarbone.  The Jets have twice made the AFC Championship Game and lost each one.  How will either team start their 2011 campaign? 

Well, that’s it for today.  If you want more in-depth coverage of the week’s games or any questions you have, leave a comment below.  You can also contact me on Facebook, LinkedIn and now twitter (Twitter.com@SebastianTSU).  Take care, and good luck with your picks.

Yours Truly,

Sebastian Maldonado

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