Just in case we needed the reminder, in the NFL, on any given Sunday, any team has a chance of beating any other team. Not always a good chance, but a sporting chance, at the least.
Case in point: the Washington Redskins, in mega-hyped rookie QB RGIII's first career start, take down the New Orleans Saints in the notoriously loud Superdome. Most fans conceded that the Redskins would put points up, but Brees and that juggernaut of an offense would simply be too much at home. RG3 transcends rational thought.
That was one of many games in which I failed at my attempt to prognosticate...to the tune of going 6-10 this week.
BUT...it is week 1, and those predictions were made from last year's results, spiced with some inklings from preseason action, garnished with pure guesswork. Now, we all have some 2012 real-game film off which to base our more-educated guesses. A look back at my three "spotlight" games for the week, after the jump.
Colts @ Bears:
I think we were all happy about this result. The Bears won comfortably, leaving Andrew Luck with a debut to forget. On to Green Bay!
Predictions: Didn't really hit on any predictions, though AJ did come down with a game-sealing TD in the 4th.
49ers @ Packers:
We were probably all pleased by this result as well, as it leaves the Pack bringing up the rear of the
pack NFC North.
Predictions: Moss caught a TD pass, the Packers comeback failed. That's as close as I got here.
Steelers @ Broncos:
Manning shined in his debut. I mean, was he really out for all of last season? That man's work ethic and preparation are second to none, and it showed in this game. He will truly go down as one of the top 5 QB's ever to play in the NFL.
Predictions: I was dead-on here:
Big Ben gets sacked 5 times, twice by Von Miller.
Not so much the other two...
That's week 1 in the books! and on the net!
In light of the whole TNF-starting-week-2 decision, I'll try to post the week 2 picks tomorrow. Until then, wallow in the awesomeness of the "W!"