With the Hall of Fame game out of the way, we can finally kick things off with some real picks for the season. Thursday offers up a six-pack of choices which is followed up by another half dozen on Friday. Finally, a few games are scattered from Saturday to Monday.
To start things off on Thursday I have a few picks that are going very much against the grain. It can be dangerous going against tried and true trends in the preseason, but I like what I see and it's full steam ahead. Those will be posted soon along with full analysis. The rest of the picks will be rolled out over the coming days.