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Our own Jim Poore is back with his weekly picks column. Check out his choices for Game of the Week and Stinker of the week. All picks are against the spread.

Ah yes, another NFL season. I can't wait. Unfortunately, my expert analysis of each game will have to wait another week. I moved my family into a new house, and due to a minor mistake by a major internet provider, I will not have my computer for another few days. So, I am writing ( or thumbing really ) this week's picks through my iPhone. Thank goodness for that device. Since it is difficult to write a large amount with a phone, I am just going to make each pick with a few quick words. I will be back to more analysis next week, and I apologize for the lack of substance.

  I will say that I was going to pick the Giants Wednesday night, but since they lost I will count it as such in my overall record. Be prepared though. It could be the only time I lose all season.

As always, home team in CAPS.

Denver  2 1/2  Pittsburgh
Peyton Manning's debut. Sure why not.
Broncos 27-23

Carolina 2 1/2  TAMPA BAY

The Bucs can't even sell out their home opener. Really lame.
Panthers 26-21

Atlanta 3  Kansas CITY
A lot of people like the Chiefs to win the division. Me too.
Chiefs 20-17

DETROIT  7  St. Louis
The Lions will make the playoffs for the first time in, oh let me think, years.
Lions 30-14

Houston 11 1/2  Miami
The Texans are going to the Super Bowl. Yup, I said it.
Texans 34-16

Minnesota  3 1/2  Jacksonville

Both teams stink. The Vikings stink less.
Vikings 23-10

New England 5  Tennessee
Pretty good test for the Patriots. They will pass but it won't be easy.
Patriots 27-17

New Orleans 7 1/2  Washington
Saints have a lot to prove. They will get off to a good start.
Saints 28-13

New York Jets  2 1/2 Buffalo
Jets have not looked good at all. They will be better than they are showing.
J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets 24-20

Philadelphia  9 1/2  CLEVELAND
Michael Vick will be hurt by week three.
Eagles 26-10

CHICAGO  9 1/2  Indianapolis
Andrew Luck has looked good so far. Not here though.
Bears 30-10

OAKLAND 2  San Diego
Both teams have some issues, especially San Diego.
Raiders 23-20

BALTIMORE  7  Cincinnati
The Ravens will be in the playoffs, again. But I think age will creep up on them.
Ravens 20-10

Game of the Week

GREEN BAY  5  San Francisco
This is an NFC Championship preview. And the result will be the same both weeks.
Packers 24-17

Stinker of the Week

Seattle 2 1/2  Arizona
Good start to the Stinker series.
Cardinals 17-14

Last Year's Record: I forget because I lost my paperwork. I am pretty sure it was incredible though.
This Year's Record: Likely Remarkable.

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