Week 1 NFL Picks: Cowboys Near Unanimous Pick Against Jets

Jason Witten will likely need a big game for the Cowboys to win on Sunday.

Opening weekend is just around the corner and we kick off the time-honored BTB tradition of having the front-page writers embarrass themselves by publicly picking their winners for the coming NFL weekend.

Each week, the powerful minds behind BTB will get together and wrangle out both their individual picks as well as a consensus pick for each game. 

Last year's round was dominated by the mighty rabblerouser, who finished with a highly impressive 167 correct picks for the regular season. The BTB consensus pick also managed a respectable 160 picks right. At the bottom of the scale, yours truly finished last with only 145 correct picks. I of course blame the fancy pants, good for nothing  formula that I used to make my predictions. So this year I'll develop my own algorithm - and I am not finishing last.

Six of the seven front pagers pick the Cowboys to win this weekend, making a win a virtual certainty. KD Drummond is the only dissenting pick this week. The other unanimous picks by the panel this week: the Falcons, Texans, Browns, Chargers, Cardinals and Patriots.

After the break, we look at all the picks for week one and try to figure out which one of the frontpagers will win the season crown.

Who'll walk away with the BTB writers bragging rights this year?

  • rabblerousr, the defending champion, who uses lots of non-of-your-business to make his picks.
  • Dave, because he's the boss and can pull rank anytime he wants.
  • KD, sports book insider and parlay wagering man of mystery has his fingers on the Vegas pulse.
  • Brandon, who follows a groundbreaking methodology, "I simply pick the better team."
  • OCC, who's ditching his hot garbage win-prediction formula and replacing it with a mathematical/statistical prognosticating tool based on a combination of passing efficiency and cheerleader attractiveness.
  • Kegbearer, our resident expert for offensive and defensive line play knows that games are won in the trenches and will make his picks accordingly.
  • Tom Ryle, front page newbie and former Lt. Colonel (Air Force), will approach this with a lot of military precisions and a little flying-by-the-seat-of-his-pants.

Here are our week 1, 2011 picks:

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Brandon Dave KD
Kegbearer OCC rabblerousr Tom Consensus
Season Record 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
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2010 Record 155 - 101 158 - 98
158 - 98 - - 145 - 111
167 - 89 - - 160 - 96

NO @ GB (-4)
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ATL (-3) @ CHI Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium
IND @ HOU (-8.5) Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium
BUF @ KC (-5.5) Buf_medium Kan_medium Kan_medium Kan_medium Kan_medium Kan_medium Kan_medium Kan_medium
TEN @ JAC (-1.5)
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CIN @ CLE (-6.5) Cle_medium Cle_medium Cle_medium Cle_medium Cle_medium Cle_medium Cle_medium Cle_medium
PHI (-5) @ STL Phi_medium Phi_medium Stl_medium Stl_medium Phi_medium Phi_medium Stl_medium Phi_medium
PIT @ BAL (-2.5)
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DET @ TB (-1.5)
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MIN @ SD (-8.5)
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NYG (-3) @ WAS Nyg_medium Nyg_medium Nyg_medium Was_medium Was_medium Nyg_medium Nyg_medium Nyg_medium
CAR @ ARI (-7)
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SEA @ SF (-5.5) Sfx_medium Sfx_medium Sea_medium Sfx_medium Sfx_medium Sfx_medium Sea_medium Sfx_medium
DAL @ NYJ (-4.5) Dal_medium Dal_medium Nyj_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium
NE (-7) @ MIA Nep_medium Nep_medium Nep_medium Nep_medium Nep_medium Nep_medium Nep_medium Nep_medium
OAK @ DEN (-3)
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