Week 1 in the modern era of the NFL has been all about completely shocking everyone or alternatively, proving that no one can predict how the teams will fare at the start of the season.
Personally, I can't remember such a strange slate of opening games where so many of the games can go either way.
Manwich Matchup of the Week
Minny @ Green Bay - Another great "statement game" on Week 1 of the NFL season. Who will make the statement though? Minny or Greenie?
Upset of the Week
Redskins @ Giants- I think the Giants should just party all season like its 1999, because on the field it does not look too good.
Editor's Note: Not sure why the Giants are 4-point favorites, I suppose it's because they are the defending champions.
Cincy @ Baltimore- Apparently, Joe Flacco is the starting QB for Baltimore... but mainly because Kyle Boller is severely injured and Troy Smith is very injured.
Jets @ Miami- I guess Favre can win this game. I am expecting the Madden Curse to strike in Week 9 when the Jets visit Buffalo
KC @ New England -It's a shame the Patriots have such an easy schedule.
Pick: new England
Houston @ Pitt- Did anyone else notice what happened over the weekend? The Moustache, Dave Wannstedt, was coaching a RANKED Pitt team... but already lost their opener to Bowling Green!
Jacksonville @ Tennessee- The Jags need to make quick work of the Titans if they want to finally win a division title.
Detroit @ Atlanta- Too bad Joey Harrington got cut last week... he was so close to appearing in a "revenge game."
Seattle @ Buffalo- Nobody circle the wagons like the Buffalo Bills... especially when the other team is all dinged up.
Tampa @ New Orleans - Talk about a statement game for week 1! The Saints, vast underperformers of 2007, get to take on the league's biggest overachievers from 2007. I smell double-digit ass-kicking.
St. Louis @ Philly- Yawn.
Dallas @ Cleveland - Too bad the Browns are all injured before the season even begins.
CAR @ San Diego - I've come full circle on team CAR; I don't trust them in any situation anymore.
Pick: San Diego
Arizona @ San Fran - Yawn.
Chicago @ Indy - It's a rematch of the 2006 Super Bowl!
Denver @ Oakland - WR Javon Walker already gets a "revenge" game! Too bad he's probably lost a step.
Past Years - I'm good in the odd years, just like the San Antonio Spurs
2004 – 150-106
Manwich Matchup: 7-11
Upset Special: 7-9
2005 – 160-96
Manwich Matchup: 10-7
Upset Special: 3-14 (That’s not a misprint)
Manwich Matchup: 12-7
Upset Special: 5-12
2007 - 166-90
Manwich Matchup: 13-4
Upset Special: 8-9