Jax @ Phi - I'm a big believer in the Eagles this year. I usually don't get excited about "college coaches", but Chip Kelly has won me over. His offensive scheme is something to fear, and I think he has the toys he needs to put up a lot of points. I see the Jags as an improved team, but not enough.
Cle @ Pit - The Browns make me sad. They have no idea what to do in the draft, no idea which QB to play, and basically no clue as to how to be a successful team. I'm tired of their pathetic ways, but I doubt the Steelers are tired of the easy wins. Big Ben is poised for a nice season.
Min @ STL - I won't be picking the Vikings to win many times this season, so don't get excited. Other than Adrian Peterson & Cordarelle Patterson, they don't have much going for them, but I think they can take a team led by Shaun Hill. The Rams lose a low-scoring affair here.
SF @ Dal - This game could be a barn-burner. Kaep & Co. vs a terrible Dallas D should be able to score at will, but I think Romo & Dez can do their fair share of damage, even against a solid Niners team. The Boys might try to win this one at the end like they always do, but I think this time they fail.
Car @ TB - I don't like either of these teams, as I think the Panthers will take several steps back. I don't see Cam having a great season, any more than I see McCown leading his team to victories. But Cam's banged up, Carolina has to travel to Tampa, and I think the Bucs can pull one out.
Ind @ Den - No Matt Prater, no Wes Welker, no problem. Peyton & the Broncos lost last year to the Colts in Indy, but that was an emotional game for Manning and I think he'll put that behind hms this time around. Denver's D in improved and their offense should be hummin.
NYG @ Det - I can root for the Lions a bit more this season after they let go of the biggest moron in sports, Jim Schwartz. He's someone else's problem now, and Detroit can just focus on winning. That's been their problem really, closing out games that they should have won; start now.
SD @ Ari - The Cardinals were a bit of a surprise last season, but no one will be sleeping on them this year. They've had a bit of offseason upheaval, especially on the defensive side of the ball, but they're still a quality team who plays well at home. And I don't have much faith in Rivers.