Phil's NFL Picks
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Titans @ Steelers
The defending Super Bowl Champions get a boost playing at home to open the season.
Zach's thought: Only the Steelers could give away a win at the end of regulation and get it back the first possession of OT.
Dolphins @ Falcons
Both teams are hoping that 2008 was not a mirage year.
Zach's thought: These teams may combine for 11 wins this year.
Cowboys @ Buccaneers
Bet you didn't remember that Tampa Bay was 9-3 last December before everything went sour.
Zach's thought: Poor Wade.
Lions @ Saints
Detroit starts this season just like last year....with a loss.
Zach's thought: Thanks to NFL rules, people in NW Ohio get this game instead of Browns-Vikings.
Jaguars @ Colts
No pressure for head coach Jim Caldwell. All he does is take over for Tony Dungy, who had 7 playoff births and won a Super Bowl during his stay in Indianapolis.
Zach's thought: Jaguars have new uniforms, which I didn't notice when watching exhibition games. It's amazing this franchise, which has really been a powerhouse for much of its history, is in so much trouble.
Jets @ Texans
Fast Fact: Mark Sanchez is the Jets first rookie starting QB since Matt Robinson way back in 1977.
Zach's thought: Hard for Sanchez to top what that other USC QB did.
Vikings @ Browns
Tough draw for rookie center Alex Mack, who draws Pat and Kevin Williams in his first ever NFL game.
Zach's thought: Browns always lose openers. And finales. And pretty much everything else.
Chiefs @ Ravens
One of the AFC best vs one of the AFC worst.
Zach's thought: Isn't it amazing that after one of their worst seasons, the Ravens regrouped into a Super Bowl contender? Yet with the Browns it's always process's and plans and coaches who flip coins to decide QBs.
Eagles @ Panthers
Over/Under for number of plays Michael Vick is in is set a 2 and half.
Zach's thought: Remember when Vick was going to change the quarterback position?
Broncos @ Bengals
Denver is just happy to get this nightmare of an offseason finally over.
Zach's thought: At least they have the Browns in week 2.
Redskins @ Giants
The Giants will be tested in their first full season without wide receiver Plaxico Burress as they only averaged 18.2 points without him in the lineup.
Zach's thought: Took the Giants. Think it was a mistake.
49ers @ Cardinals
Arizona sets off to prove that they were not fluke champions in the NFC last year.
Zach's thought: Sorry, but if you go 9-7, you are a fluke SB team.
Rams @ Seahawks
Seattle may regret passing on QB Mark Sanchez in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Zach's thought: This will be paint drying over a gridiron.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Bears @ Packers
Chicago gets Jay Cutler, but who does he throw the ball to?
Zach's thought: Packers' DBs.
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Bills @ Patriots
Tom Brady is back, and that means more than the Terrell Owens signing in Buffalo.
Zach's thought: I miss Tony Eason.
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Chargers @ Raiders
JaMarcus Russell is moving dangerously close to being classified as a bust.
Zach's thought: Yeh, but most will give him the "Raiders' pass"