Atlanta Falcons vs. Chicago Bears (FOX): Atlanta is the better team and I can't trust QB Jay Cutler so I'll go with the Falcons. That said, I can't see RB Michael Turner being effective all year again. Too many carries in recent years.
Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS): You know what? I'm going with the Jags. I think RB Chris Johnson needs a little time to get back into NFL shape and QB Matt Hasselbeck won't be firing on all cylinders in Week 1. Yeah, I know the Jags have their own turmoil but I have a feeling. (Whenever someone pulls out the "I just have feeling they'll win" line, that's a reminder not to take their advice seriously.)
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns (CBS): I'll take the Browns. I'm a big fan of QB Colt McCoy. Plus, the Bengals are starting a rookie quarterback and a rookie receiver. They could be good but not in Week 1.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. St. Louis Rams (FOX): The Dream Team rides again as the Eagles win this game. If the Rams had a legitimate home field advantage, I'd take them because I love QB Sam Bradford but I think the Eagles swipe this game.
4:15 p.m. (Sunday)
Minnesota Vikings vs. San Diego Chargers (FOX): The Chargers should win -- should -- but they won't. They always start slow it seems. I'll go with the Vikings as the biggest upset of the week. Everyone should have an upset of the week. This is mine.
8:20 p.m. (Sunday Night Football)
Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Jets (NBC): Awesome Sunday night game. The Ryan brothers face off and I'm going with Rob Ryan and the Cowboys. I had Dallas ranked 10th in power rankings earlier in the week which caused more than a few people to send emails telling me how dumb I was. (Seriously, do people who send out threatening emails have a family and a job to go to every day? Do their family and co-workers know that this person is spending their evenings telling a blogger to shove certain things up various body parts? Weird if you ask me.)
7:00 p.m. (Monday Night Football)
New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins (ESPN): New England, of course. This is a sell out for Miami, by the way. Yes, they actually had to announce that the first game of the season -- on Monday Night Football no less -- was actually sold out.
10:15 p.m. (Monday Night Football)