NFL Week 1 Picks: Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints

September 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints

This is a no brainer.
Not only are the defending Super Bowl champions big winners in Week 1, but the Vikings are hurt at wide receiver and quarterback. Yes, Favre still played well, but that ankle is going to be a problem throughout the season.
He may start every game, but how many will he complete or be effective? I'm not betting on Favre until after Week 4, and we have a good idea of what to expect from him.
Also, Favre does not want to play against New Orleans again. He is afraid of their pass rush. He was likely to sit out Week 1 feigning retirement just to avoid playing the Saints.
Unfortunately, his teammates decided Favre was their only shot at a winning season. After this season, his teammates will be wishing Favre stayed in Mississippi.

So with the loss of Sydney Rice, Percy Harvin's migraines, and Favre's ankle, plus the success of the defending champs in Week 1, I have to take the Saints.

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