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NFC West Featured Columnist Competition: Week One Picks

SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 4:  The Chargers Girls cheerleaders perform duing the game between the San Diego Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers on September 4, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.   The Chrgers won 26-7.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Scotty KimberlyAnalyst ISeptember 10, 2009

Welcome to the first week of the 2009 NFC West Featured Columnist Competition.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this competition, please click here for a brief outline of the rules as well as a small bio of each contestant.

In short, this is a pick 'em competition. Contestants are in teams of two, each representing the team which they write for on Bleacher Report.

Each week, I will publish an article which announces the picks, such as this. Additionally, I will publish a results article once the games are completed, which will include weekly and yearly standings.

 

Observations from Week One Picks

  • Everybody likes the Colts, Cowboys, Pats, and SaintsWhile a number of games are heavy favorites (six or seven selections), only the Colts, Cowboys, Patriots, and Saints took the honor of being unanimous choices.
  • Nobody likes the Bills, Bucs, Jags, and Lions—One of these teams will pull an upset, and all eight contestants will equally suffer. Book it.
  • Rob and Scotty: The Odd Couple—Rob and Scotty agreed on the fewest choices of anyone. Of the 16 games available, these two agreed on only ten.
  • Chris and Steven: The Even Couple—Conversely, Chris and Steven seemed to be in harmony while picking. These two agreed on an astonishing fourteen of the 16 games.
  • Scotty might not have been sober—Apologies in advance to Rob for a few ill-advised selections. Among four choices which qualify for the Underdog Bonus, I took the Titans over the Steelers, the Chiefs over the Ravens, and (drum roll please) the Raiders over the Chargers. In all honesty, I think the Titans could do it and the Chiefs will do it (the Raiders might need an act of God).

 

Without further ado, here are the picks. Please comment below with your thoughts.

 

 ChrisStevenAndrewDrayRobScottyRonSeth
TEN@PITPITTPITTPITTPITTPITTTENNPITTPITT
NYJ@HOUHOUHOUNYJNYJNYJHOUHOUNYJ
MIN@CLEMINMINMINMINMINMINMINCLE
MIA@ATLATLMIAATLATLATLMIAATLATL
JAX@INDINDYINDYINDYINDYINDYINDYINDYINDY
DEN@CINCINCYCINCYDENCINCYCINCYCINCYDENCINCY
PHI@CARCARPHILLYPHILLYPHILLYPHILLYPHILLYPHILLYCAR
DAL@TBDALDALDALDALDALDALDALDAL
KC@BALBALBALBALBALBALKCBALBAL
DET@NONONONONONONONONO
SF@ARIARIARIARIARIARIARIARISF
STL@SEASEASEASEASTLSEASEASEASEA
WAS@NYGNYGNYGWASNYGWASNYGNYGNYG
CHI@GBGBGBGBCHIGBGBGBGB
BUF@NENENENENENENENENE
SD@OAK
SDSDSDSDSDOAKSDSD

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