There are so many cliché things that I could say right now, but I’ll spare you. I am so freaking excited that football is back. I don’t have any back story to talk about here, so let’s just start the season already!
Thursday, Sep. 09 8:30 PM:
Minnesota Vikings AT New Orleans Saints – I have to admit, this game kind of snuck up on me. I forgot about it several times throughout the day. That being said, it’s the rematch of the NFC championship, so it should be a good game, right? I mean look at the Vikings, Favre has only been practicing for about three-weeks so he should be able to last another 3-4 weeks. The Saints are still awesome, even though their fans still say “who dat” and they got out of school early today for this game. That being said…
Andrew’s pick – New Orleans Saints. I think they are just going to roll over the Vikings. I think the Vikings are going to implode this year, I definitely don’t have faith in Favre that I had last year. I’m hesitant about the defense, but they pulled through last year.
Greg’s pick – Minnesota Vikings – Every single Viking is pumped for this game. They have dreamed of redemption, AP saying he wanted to show the world how it was “supposed to be.” Well now it’s time for them to go out and prove it. The Saints are obviously good (and have history on their side – Superbowl champs have won their first game 10 straight years), but with that being said – I don’t like their defense and the offense won’t have those numbers again. I like AP to come out strong and Favre do his thing. And plus, my girlfriend lives in Minnesota, so pretty sure I couldn’t go up there if I didn’t pick the Vikings (in a close one).
Gen’s pick – New Orleans Saints. I honestly think they’re just too good. Riding off of their Super Bowl win last season, I think the Saints will come marching in and all over the Vikings. I just don’t think the Vikings’ defense can keep up with the Saints’ high powered offense. And I wonder how many interceptions Favre will throw? Who dat?