Week 1 picks - Me vs. the monkeys

This year I have decided to try and be a prediction analyst. I read and listen to what some of them say and start thinking that I am better then them and their silly prediction. So, to put my money where my thought is, I am going to predict games this year. This way I can thoroughly embarrass myself publicly. (I do badly enough, maybe I'll get a job at ESPN!)

The Monkeys, when they heard that I was going to do this, said they wanted in on the action. (Well, they grabbed my laptop and started typing their predictions.) I made them a bet; if my record was better than theirs at the end of the year, they would no longer throw bananas at me. If I lose that bet, I'll put a monkey as my avatar during the playoffs here on NN. They agreed.

So, after the jump, week one predictions.

Dallas Cowboys @ NY Giants - This will be a good game. Both teams have talent. However, I think there will be two deciding factors. One, location. Two, Jason Witten.

My prediction: New York Giants. Monkey Prediction: Dallas Cowboys

Miami Dolphins @ Houston Texans - YGBKM, right? Miami is rebuilding, Texans are a top team, and they are in Houston.

My prediction: Houston Texans. Monkey Prediction: Houston Texans

New England Patriots @ Tennessee Titans - Locker is going to struggle while Brady shows off his new WR toys.

My prediction: New England Patriots Monkey Prediction: New England Patriots

St. Louis Rams @ Detroit Lions - I think the Rams keep it close, but Stafford out-guns Bradford.

My prediction: Detroit Lions Monkey Prediction: St. Louis Rams

Washington Redskins @ New Orleans Saints - Saints are still reeling from all the adversity they have been slammed with over the past eight months.

My prediction: Washington Redskins Monkey Prediction: New Orleans Saints

Philadelphia Eagles @ Cleveland Browns - As Vick goes, so goes the Eagles. Defense is still over-rated, but can handle Cleveland.

My prediction: Philadelphia Eagles Monkey Prediction: Cleveland Browns

Atlanta Falcons @ Kansas City Chiefs - Kansas City goes on a tear against the Falcons. Their one-two RB punch overwhelms Atlanta.

My prediction: Kansas City Chiefs Monkey Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs

Buffalo Bills @ NY Jets - Jets kept the "Wildcat" too secret and flub it up. Offense can't score a TD.

My prediction: Buffalo Bills. Monkey Prediction: Buffalo Bills

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Minnesota Vikings - Minnesota shows that they have made improvements, while poor Jacksonville misses MJD.

My prediction: Minnesota Vikings Monkey Prediction: Jacksonville Jaguars

Indianapolis Colts @ Chicago Bears - Indy makes a game out of it with the Luck of the QB but the Bears Forte it.

My prediction: Chicago Bears Monkey Prediction: Chicago Bears

Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals - Seahawks have the overall better team. Play is not spectacular in this game, but the 'hawks D plays very well.

My prediction: Seattle Seahawks Monkey Prediction: Arizona Cardinals

Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Bucs start out hot right out of the gate and even though Cam plays very well, a last-minute interception seals it.

My prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monkey Prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers - Game of the week! The homer in me wants to pick my team to win it, and I think that it is kept very close. A-Rod tries to gets them into FG range at the last second, and a bad ref call seals it.

My prediction: Green Bay Packers Monkey Prediction: San Francisco 49ers (Thanks guys...)

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Denver Broncos - Pittsburg is old, and the way Manning picks them apart proves it.

My prediction: Denver Broncos Monkey Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers

Cincinnati Bengals @ Baltimore Ravens - A tough AFC North matchup. Ravens D even without Suggs keeps them in it.

My prediction: Baltimore Ravens Monkey Prediction: Baltimore Ravens

San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders - Two AFC West teams known for losing it when it counts. Raiders can run better, SD can throw better. In the end, the Norv Turner effect happens.

My prediction: Oakland Raiders Monkey Prediction: San Diego Chargers

I plan on keeping a running tally between the monkeys and myself. Anyone else want in on the prediction game? Just let me know!

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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