Yeah the eagles vs browns were a pretty sure thing too in week 1 and was incredibly close. Anyways I did pick another team, I'm not taking the pats this early.
But yeah half of everyone keep picking the same team as each other and when the upset finally happens you can all be out, especially when your picking the most popular teams. Have fun in week 10 when you get to pick the B level teams if the big group gets that far.
::note:: I'm not saying the pats are going to lose, I got confidence they will actually win. Arizona since they are in the same division as the 49ers already know they won't see post season. All i'm getting at is people shouldn't feel a need to bunch up and should make their own choices, not follow the herd. That and your exhausting the "great" to "good" teams early on.
First off, most people should have known that Philly and Cleveland was a possible upset. Philly is consistent in having rough starts to the season for the past 5 years now. As for Cleveland, you know they aren't going to win, but will put up a fight like they always do against the teams that many consider to be rivals (Philly, Pitt, Cincy, and Baltimore).
Second, how is picking a good team now really going to hurt you if you don't even see Week 10 because you pick some "B level team" early in the game. I've done these Survivor Pools for about 12 years now and I used to think the same way... Save the best for last. But you gotta keep in mind that come week 15, 16, and 17. Those "top" teams usually have a playoff berth and are checking out early to prevent injuries. Then you get to decide between those four "B level teams" who are all battling it out for a Wild Card, Division Title, or a bye.
I don't know. That pretty weak Rams team gave the Lions a fight and lost the game at the end. I'm not sold on RGIII having a guaranteed hot game in back to back weeks.
I think you are giving the Lions too much credit. You have to remember the Lions like to give all of us Lions fans aneurysms and fits of rage every week by getting in a massive hole and then deciding to show up after half and act like they aren't down by 20+ points. I mean if Week 1 wasn't a reminder of the 20 point deficit to the Vikings, 24 to Dallas, 17 to Carolina, and of course the 27 points to Oakland from last year I don't know what is.
Not to mention Rams definitely had a good idea of what to expect since Fisher's son was a Lions assistant before heading to St. Louis to join his dad. Add that into the fact that Jeff Fisher was the mentor for Schwartz and was regularly around the Lions organization and practices after leaving Tennessee, and it gives you a better idea of why St. Louis did look so good. They had a good plan on D and made it work. They definitely will give a few headaches this year.
I didn't think Stafford threw for 355 yards since he didn't get me many points in my 2nd fantasy team. He was the last good QB to be picked up as I got last pick in the draft in that league.
He didn't have a lot of points in most leagues because he had 3 picks and only one TD.