Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/20/12
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Predicting the NFL is an inexact science.Every week, players and teams come out of nowhere to surprise everyone, defying the odds created by months of research.These predictions take that into account.They are educated guesses, but are willing to completely defy logic at times.Picking the favorite is not only boring, but often ineffective. If I pick against your team, don’t expect a logical explanation.NFL football rarely is logical.Last Week: 9-7Season: 20-11       Last week was tough on picks, as upsets sprung up throughout the week. My picks were up-and-down, as I foresaw a few upsets (Rams, Eagles, Colts) but was let down by other teams (Chiefs, Raiders, Saints, Bears and Cowboys).I did predict that the Arizona defense would give New England trouble, but not enough to come through with the upset. On to 3!New York Giants @ Carolina PanthersBoth teams responded to surprising Week 1 losses with resilient close wins last week. The Giants might be the most banged up team in the leagu...
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