Here's a new feature I'm bringing to The King of Sports Blog. Every week you will email me, bradwolff@fanvsfan.com, every team that you believe will win in the NFL. Picks are due at noon on the first day of the NFL week (either Thursday or Sunday, with exceptions). This week picks are due Sunday, but if you want credit for today's game, all picks are due prior to the Saints-Packers kickoff. All Thursday games, including today, are optional. Each week, your picks will go up against other people in the contest and simulation of Madden 12. In order to win, you will need to defeat Madden 12 and all other pickers. In order to win the contest at the end of the season you must have more correct picks than every other player and Madden 12. The requirements for the contest are the following:

  • You must follow @Brad_Wolff and @FanVsFan on Twitter and mention to both of them that you are now following and entered the contest
  • You must like www.Facebook.com/tkosb and post as a status on your account that your friends should like the page (you can tag the page by pressing the @ key and then typing in The King of Sports Blog Fan Page)
  • You must make a bi-weekly mention/status saying to check out www.TheKingofSportsBlog.com


In your email entry today, include your Facebook and/or Twitter name. If you don't have one of them, no worries.
You can be disqualified if you don't follow those requirements or if your other actions are deemed inappropriate to continue the contest.


THE WINNER OF THE CONTEST WILL BE ABLE TO CO-HOST A THEKINGOFSPORTSBLOG RADIO SHOW WITH BRAD. 2ND, 3RD, AND 4TH PLACE PLAYERS WILL REQUEST THEIR PRIZE.


My opening day pick is Saints over the Packers by the score of 31-28!

Here are Madden 12 picks for week one of the 2011 NFL Season:

Packers 35, Saints 32

Statistics: Passing: Aaron Rodgers, GB: 21-36, 307 Yards, 4 TDs

Drew Brees, NO: 24-48, 270 Yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

 

Rushing:

Mark Ingram, NO: 11 Attempts, 71 yards, 2 TD

Ryan Grant, GB: 19 Attempts, 48 yards

 

Receiving:

Donald Driver, GB: 8 Receptions, 159 Yards, 1 TD

Greg Jennings, GB: 5 Receptions, 66 Yards, 2 TDs

Marques Colston, NO: 8 Receptions, 82 Yards

Robert Meachem, NO: 4 Receptions, 58 Yards, 1 TD
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Steelers 31, Ravens 21

Statistics:

Passing:

Joe Flacco, BAL: 25-36, 263 Yards, 3 TDs

Ben Roethlisberger, PIT: 17-25, 249 Yards, 3 TDs

 

Rushing:

Ray Rice, BAL: 28 Attempts, 98 Yards

Rashard Mendendhall: 15 Attempts, 29 Yards

 

Receiving:

Mike Wallace, PIT: 7 Receptions, 113 Yards, 2 TDs

Lee Evans, BAL: 4 Receptions, 102 Yards, 2 TDs

Anquan Boldin: 12 Receptions, 98 Yards

Hines Ward: 3 Receptions, 57 Yards, 1 TD

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Bengals 29, Browns 28

Statistics:

Passing:

Colt McCoy, CLE: 18-39, 295 Yards, 3 TDs, 4 INT

Andy Dalton, CIN: 18-33, 225 Yards, 1 TD

 

Rushing:

Cedric Benson, CIN: 12 Attempts, 120 Yards, 1 TD

Peyton Hillis, CLE: 18 Attempts, 53 Yards, 1 TD

 

Receiving:

A.J. Green, CIN: 6 Receptions, 119 Yards, 1 TD

Josh Cribbs, CLE: 5 Receptions, 109 Yards, 1 TD

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Texans 20, Colts 17 (OT)

Statistics:

Passing:

Matt Schaub, HOU: 33-56, 362 Passing Yards, 2 TDs

Kerry Collins, IND: 17-36, 215 Yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

 

Rushing:

Arian Foster, HOU: 26 Attempts, 87 Yards

Joseph Addai, IND: 16 Attempts, 24 Yards

 

Receiving:

Andre Johnson, HOU: 10 Receptions, 111 Yards, 2 TDs

Reggie Wayne, IND: 2 Receptions, 65 Yards

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Rams 24, Eagles 21

Statistics:

Passing:

Michael Vick, PHI: 22-40, 198 Yards, 3 TDs, 3 INTs

Sam Bradford, STL: 16-38, 186 Yards, 1 INT


Rushing:

Steven Jackson, STL: 20 Attempts, 163 Yards, 1 TD

LeSean McCoy, PHI: 13 Attempts, 34 Yards

 

Receiving:

Lance Kendricks, STL: 5 Receptions, 84 Yards

DeSean Jackson, Brent Celek, and Jeremy Maclin Total: 13 Receptions, 89 Yards, 1 TD

 

Nnamdi Asomugha had 1 Interception

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Other Scores:

 

Jaguars 23, Titans 17

Bears 44, Falcons 37

Bills 17, Chiefs 10

Buccaneers 43, Lions 6

49ers 44, Seahawks 17

Giants 27, Redskins 13

Vikings 17, Chargers 10

Panthers 21, Cardinals 6

 

Cowboys 21, Jets 12

 

Patriots 17, Dolphins 17 TIE (CHOOSE PATS, DOLPHINS, OR TIE)

Raiders 20, Broncos 17


ENJOY!


Brad's picks will be announced every week on his radio show. Tomorrow's show is from 5 PM ET to 6 PM ET on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fanvsfannetwork/2011/09/09/the-king-of-sports-blog-radio-9911