It's great for football to finally be back. The NFL provided us with an exciting first week, with some unexpected peformances — Cam Newton and Ted Ginn — and some that were more expected — Tom Brady and Ray Rice.
While some teams disappointed (Pittsburgh) and others may have overperformed (Buffalo), it's important not to put too much stock in what happens in any given week. Random games like those happen all throughout the season, there's no reason the ones in Week 1 should mean any more than others.
Before going on to my picks for this week, here's a quick recap of how I did last week.