Pocket Doppler Prognosticators: Week 1
Each Friday during the football season, we’ll be having a new feature – The Pocket Doppler Prognosticators. The 3 founding fathers of Pocket Doppler (yours truly, Big Snake Man & Chris Richards) will pick the winners of the following games:
- Packers Game
- Sunday Night Game
- Monday Night Game
If the Packers play one of those two night games or it’s the bye week, we’ll pick a game out of a hat to replace it. We’ll tally up each week and see who wins at the end of the season. Of course, all there is to win is bragging rights but sometimes those are worth more than anything else. You are all welcome to comment on our picks, agreeing wholeheartedly or telling us we’re idiots, your call. So with that, our Week 1 picks.
Big Snake Man
Eagles over Pack – Packers haven’t won in Philly in forever; offense due for a letdown after nearly perfect pre-season and defense will be a question mark early in the season. Mostly, though, because I want the Pack to win & I don’t want to jinx them as they usually lose when I pick them to win.
Cowgirls over Redskins – Even though Washington usually plays Dallas tough, I expect there’ll be some early growing pains as they adjust to life under new coach Mike Shanahan. Add in QB Donovan McNabb’s questionable health and it adds up to a Dallas victory.
Ravens over Jets – Overhyped Jets come down to earth as Ravens begin their Super Bowl run. Revis coming in late puts the defense behind and Jets don’t have enough on offense to attack Baltimore’s D. Plus, Rex Ryan just bugs the hell out of me.
Packers over Eagles – I agree with BSM’s comments about the difficulties the Packers have had in Philly but it won’t be an issue this year. I don’t agree with everyone that it’ll end up being a shootout as I think even the maligned Packers secondary will be able to keep Eagles rookie QB Kolb humble.
Cowboys over Redskins – Mike Shanahan is a Top 10 coach, his team is bottom 20 though. Just don’t see any way the Redskins can overcome a team which many rightfully are picking and are talented enough to be a team in the NFC Championship this year.
Jets over Raven – This very well could be a preview of the AFC Championship game. I expect a cumulative point total under 21 but at the end of it the Jets will be the defense which makes more stops.
Eagles over Packers – Andy Reid has been targeting Burnett and Shields in the PHL film room. I expect the Eagles to exploit a GB defense that is vulnerable and hasn’t played together all preseason. Pack loses a close one on the road.
‘Boyz over Skins – Better days are coming for WASH, but they haven’t arrived yet. DAL has too much firepower and should roll.
Jets over Ravens – NYJ has the inside track on being this year’s Most Annoying Team. The combination of the huge, East Coach media market and their “star turn” on Hard Knocks has made them insufferable. That’s makes it a lock they will beat BAL.
…and there we go. Happy first full weekend of football everyone of us.