Skip to comments.Packers, Patriots take it easy (Week 1 NFL Preview)
Posted on 09/09/2012 7:17:07 AM PDT by nhwingut
Last year's No. 1 seeds -- the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots -- benefit from easy schedules this season.
Each team has eight games against the NFC West and AFC South, divisions that are in quarterback transition. The only elite quarterback is Houston's Matt Schaub. Those divisions have four rookie or second-year quarterbacks. The Arizona Cardinals have John Skelton, who is inexperienced.
Considering the Packers' and Patriots' problems on defense last season, these games offer them the chance to gain some confidence and improve. The Packers have the toughest task Sunday -- they host the San Francisco 49ers, the favorites to win the NFC West. The Patriots travel to Nashville to play the Tennessee Titans and Jake Locker, who is making his first start.
Here are the top 10 trends heading into the first week of the season:
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Niners are overated. They had a soft schedule last year in a weak division. Packers will win.
The Arizona Cardinals are goin’ to the Super Bowl! Book it!
Good news for my fantasy team.... Aaron Rodgers is going to have a great season.
Ironic that the Cowboys handed Superbowl Champ Giants their first season loss. IIRC, it was the Giants that knocked the Cowboys out of a playoff slot last season.
Sweet revenge :)
After my sour grapes pick of Oklahoma State beating my Arizona by over 100 pts yesterday, I will not venture a NFL pick. (Arizona won)
The owners of the Cards are conservatives which makes it easier for me to root for.
It’s early in the season. I’m no Giants fan either but Romo looked really good. But one pattern I’ve noticed thru the years is that Romo gets worse as the season goes on..maybe it’s his surrounding teammates, who knows.
Dallas is very thin depth-wise, that’s why they tend to fade...these days depth is the key to winning championships.
I was at the Patriots game.They could have scored double what they did
Ahem...care to revise and extend your remarks? Go Niners!
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