Is everyone else as excited for the NFL season as me? This will be a weekly piece that I do predicting the winner of every game. We will tally my scores and compare them to the ‘talking heads’ on NFL talk shows. If I beat Chris Berman, it will officially count as the greatest achievement of my life. Anybody who wants to share their picks, comment below. Now, without further ado- my week one picks!

Pittsburgh @ Baltimore: Should be a slug fest, but I like Roethlisberger over Flacco. 17-14 PIT

Atlanta @ Chicago: If Atlanta puts pressure on Jay Cutler, they could force him into some bad throws. 24-20 ATL

Cincinnati @ Cleveland: Andy Dalton performs on par with expectations and the Bengals lose, 21-14 CLE

Indianapolis @ Houston: Indy struggles without Manning, falls easily to the Texans. 31-13 HOU

Tennessee @ Jacksonville: Chris Johnson eludes many Jaguar defenders en route to a monster game. 21-10 TEN

Buffalo @ Kansas City: Buffalo executes offense well and plays sound D, KC upset at home. 27-23 BUF

Philadelphia @ St. Louis: Sam Bradford throws for 250+ yards in a losing effort. 28-24 PHI

Detroit @ Tampa Bay: Blount repeatedly gets stuffed at the line with nowhere to run. 25-14 DET

Carolina @ Arizona: Kolb and Fitzgerald make magic in Phoenix. Cam Newton struggles. 32-15 ARI

Minnesota @ San Diego: Rivers frequently connects on deep routes and racks up 250+ yards. 33-17 SD

Seattle @ San Francisco: Tavaris Jackson slightly outplays Alex Smith. 19-14 SEA

New York Giants @ Washington: Washington shocks Coughlin and company. Eli throws two pick. 17-16 WAS

Dallas @ New York Jets: Tony Romo rekindles his old self and spreads the ball to Austin and Bryant. 27-20 DAL

New England @ Miami: Brady shines, but the defense is the unsung hero. Reggie Bush goes nowhere. 36-21 NE

Oakland @ Denver: Oakland pulls out a ‘W’ against John Fox’s crew. McFadden and Moreno combine for 45 carries. 18-15 OAK

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