For the first time since 2003, the Super Bowl champion will start the season on the road. This was in part due to the Ravens and Baltimore's baseball team, the Orioles, had a scheduling conflict. Instead of rescheduling the baseball game to allow the Ravens have their moment in the sun, the Orioles held fast. The simple solution would have been to swap the series between the Orioles and White Sox, but I am certain there was certain logistical issues with that. Oh well, it is what it is.
Meanwhile the Cowboys, who I currently have a love/hate relationship with, have their first home opener in Week 1 since the 2007 season when they defeated the New York Giants 45-35 at the now demolished Texas Stadium. Their opponent for this game: the New York Giants. Since
Cowboys Stadium's AT&T Stadium's
Death Star's Jerry World's opening in 2009, the Giants have never lost
there. Last season the Cowboys spoiled the Giants Super Bowl celebration in the
And to be honest, I wasn't really watching that game. Instead I was watching this.
Other Week 1 games include Buccaneers cornerback Daryl Revis returning to New York to face his former team. There is a battle of mobile quarterbacks in Carolina between the Panthers Cam Newton and the Seahawks Russell Wilson. The Andy Reid era starts with the Chiefs taking on the Jaguars in Jacksonville. The late Sunday afternoon games features a playoff rematch between the Packers and 49ers in San Francisco. On Monday Night, Robert Griffin III makes his return from a knee injury that he suffered in the playoffs against NFC East rival Philadelphia.
Oh... and in the other Monday Night game, the Texans travel to San Diego. But I'll probably be in bed by then.
Here is to another season of picking games and taking on Ms. Roberts in her weekly picks. She may have defeated me in the regular season, but I defeated her in the playoffs. We've also added one Mr. Eli Blake from Arizona. I wish him the best of luck.
The important thing is that we are both starting 0-0 and I look forward to a successful season.
Kickoff times Central Time
Games in DFW shown with (DFW)
NFL KICKOFF GAME, 7:30 PM (CT) NBC
Ravens at Broncos
Falcons at Saints (DFW)
Buccaneers at Jets
Seahawks at Panthers
Vikings at Lions
Bengals at Bears (DFW)
Chiefs at Jaguars
Dolphins at Browns
Patriots at Bills
Raiders at Colts
Titans at Steelers
Packers at 49ers (DFW)
Cardinals at Rams
SUNDAY NIGHT, 7:30 PM (CT) NBC
Giants at Cowboys
Eagles at Redskins, 6 PM (CT) ESPN
Texans at Chargers, 9:15 PM (CT) ESPN