Some of what happened in this kick-off weekend was very surprising.
The Saints didn't have that explosive offense we saw in the Super Bowl, the Seahawks weren't bad (actually, they were good), and the Chiefs ran over the Chargers with the help of a rookie punt returner named Dexter McCluster.
We had a few VERY good games. We had the overtime game between the Falcons and the Steelers, a heart-breaking loss by Detroit against Chicago, and a bruiser between the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Jets.
There is no larger rivalry in the NFL these days than the Patriots-Jets AFC East rivalry (except perhaps the Ravens-Steelers or the Brady-Manning rivalry). That is why New England's trip to the Meadowlands is my prediction for Game of the Week.