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Postby SteelersRock » Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:06 am

Here's what I have narrowed down my choices to:

Arizona over San Fran (current pick)
New England over Buffalo
Carolina over Atlanta
Chicago over Green Bay (goes against the rule of always picking home team)
Washington over Minny (don't think I can wait until Monday night)

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Postby ateam » Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:29 am

I'm going w/ AZ.

When else would you use them anyways?
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:46 am

Seattle over the Lions is a rock solid lock
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Postby ateam » Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:49 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:Seattle over the Lions is a rock solid lock


True but in my league you blow the defending NFC champs in week one, and restrict your availability when you can take a potential bottom tier team in their opening stadium game vs. a layup Niner squad.
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Postby dream_017 » Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:14 am

ateam wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:Seattle over the Lions is a rock solid lock


True but in my league you blow the defending NFC champs in week one, and restrict your availability when you can take a potential bottom tier team in their opening stadium game vs. a layup Niner squad.


Remember the object it to make it to the next week, not to use weak teams. Leaving the Seattle/NE/Indy's on the board and never getting a chance to use them is not an option I would take. Worry about using the weak teams later when you have a better idea about those weak teams, Detroit plays at Arizona in week 11, where Detroit hasn't won since 1993
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Postby ateam » Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:24 am

No way Alex Smith comes out of the desert with a victory, unless he's got Jerry Rice and Roger Craig in uniform.

Obviously the #1 priority is to make it to the next week, that being said you do hold on to the stronger teams to outlast others in this type of thing.
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Postby moochman » Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:49 am

ateam wrote:No way Alex Smith comes out of the desert with a victory, unless he's got Jerry Rice and Roger Craig in uniform.

Obviously the #1 priority is to make it to the next week, that being said you do hold on to the stronger teams to outlast others in this type of thing.


There's the rub of week one. There is a way for them to lose to the 9ers. Smith has looked capable this exhibition season and Gore has looked fantastic. Say Gore rips up the Cards suspect D, and Smith hooks up with Bryant, and Eric Johnson? Or ever if he gives the Cards a healthy dose of VD? All you would need is for a suspect Zona O-line to put a damper on the O and it is possible that the 9ers could win.

I'm thinking of taking 'Zona myself.
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Postby 9er Fan » Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:02 pm

Remember the object it to make it to the next week, not to use weak teams. Leaving the Seattle/NE/Indy's on the board and never getting a chance to use them is not an option I would take. Worry about using the weak teams later when you have a better idea about those weak teams, Detroit plays at Arizona in week 11, where Detroit hasn't won since 1993

I totally agree with this. Take Seattle and survive another week. There is a lot of uncertainty at the start of the season, so pick relatively "safe" great teams the first few weeks in order to separate the contenders from the pretenders.

Another thing to consider (which only a 49'ers fan would remember) is that 90% of teams in last year's survivor pools were eliminated in week one when everyone picked the Rams over SF. Fear the Red and Gold!!! (just kidding, I'm sure they'll lose).
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Postby armchair » Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:57 pm

Where do I sign up?
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Postby TheDiplomats » Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:11 pm

Arizona over SF is a virtual lock.
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