Sunday, September 11, 2011

Week 1 NFL Picks and Predictions

Happy opening weekend everybody!  The new season is upon us and it is time to get down to business: our Week 1 preview.  We will be posting our picks on the blog each week and analyzing each week on Football Night with the StatMan, each Wednesday on Sports With The StatMan (11pm ET at

  • Picks - Straight Up: All - 164-92 (.641), Big Games - 28-23
  • Picks - Against The Spread: All - 130-118-8 (.523), Big Games - 23-27-1
  • Knockout Pool - 7 Rounds: 11-6 in Knockout picks
  • Start 'Em/Sit 'Em Three-Play: All - 30-18-8 (.618), QB - 12-5, RB - 9-6-2, WR - 9-7-1
Straight up (win/loss)
  • Locals: NYJ (W vs. DAL), NYG (W at WSH), PHL (W at STL), NE (W at MIA)
  • Big Game Winners: GBY (vs. NO), PIT (at BAL), ATL (at CHI)
  • Other Winners: CLE (vs. CIN), HOU (vs. IND), TEN (at JAX), KCY (vs. BUF), DET (at TBY), ARZ (vs. CAR), SFO (vs. SEA), SDG (vs. MIN), OAK (at DEN)
Against the Spread (spreads in parentheses)
  • Locals: NYJ (-5.5 vs DAL), NYG (-3 at WSH), PHL (-3.5 at STL), NE (-6.5 at MIA)
  • Big Game Covers: NO (+4.5 at GBY), PIT (+1.5 at BAL), ATL (-2 at CHI)
  • Other Covers: CIN (+6.5 at CLE), IND (+9 at HOU), TEN (+1.5 at JAX), KCY (-5.5 vs BUF), DET (+1.5 at TBY), CAR (+7 at ARZ), SFO (-5.5 vs. SEA), SDG (-8.5 vs. MIN), OAK (+3 at OAK)
Knockout Pool
  • Round 1: Arizona (vs. Carolina)
Start 'Em/Sit 'Em Three-Play
  • QB: Start Chad Henne MIA (vs. NE), Sit Josh Freeman TBY (vs. DET)
  • RB: Start Brandon Jacobs NYG (at WSH), Sit Peyton Hillis CLE (vs. CIN)
  • WR: Start Plaxico Burress NYJ (vs. DAL), Sit Dwayne Bowe KCY (vs. BUF)

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