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Football Picking Contest 9-11-10

By Tom Henecker

tom@denpubs.com

And away we go!!!

By the time you read this, the NFL season will have finally begun with a New Orleans Saints beat-down of the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. The real fun begins Sunday with a full slate of games, and culminates with a Monday night double-header. As you all know - or should know - The New York Football Giants will be winning it all again this year! They'll start by opening New Giants Stadium by crushing the hapless Panthers. The team that shares the stadium has great hopes this year, and while nothing would please me more than a Giants/Jets Super Bowl, I don't see it happening. The Jets host the Ravens in the first game Monday, and will get off to an unfortunate start despite having Revis on the field. A couple of games I'll be watching closely and am not entirely confident picking include Cincy at the Patsies and the Cowgirls at the Deadskins. Inside information from New England tells me the young defense could be an issue there, so I'm taking the Bungles, despite my loathing of T.O. The best outcome in the Dallas/Washington game would be 10 or 12 season-ending injuries on both sides, ending in a draw. Since I HAVE to make a pick, I'm reluctantly taking the Cowgirls. Their dysfunction seems to be a tad lighter than their opponents. Glad to see so many pickers back from last year, a few newcomers, and at least one past champion from Holcombville jumping back into the fray! Don't forget: You can sign up for an eEdition of the News Enterprise and make your picks online at www.denpubs.com. Good luck to all, have fun this season, and GO BIG BLUE!!!

Tom's Week 1 Picks:

New Orleans 28, Minnesota 13

Miami 20, Buffalo 10

Chicago 9, Detroit 7

Tennessee 24, Oakland 17

Cincinnati 21, New England 20

GIANTS 45, Carolina 3

Atlanta 23, Pittsburgh 14

Cleveland 13, Tampa Bay 9

Jacksonville 24, Denver 17

Indianapolis 28, Houston 21

San Francisco 20, Seattle 13

Green Bay 28, Philly 10

St. Louis 13, Arizona 7

Dallas 3, Washington 0

Baltimore 20, Jets 17

San Diego 30, Kansas City 10

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