Week 1 NFL Picks: Pats Have Questions To Answer, Bills Facing High Expectations

September 5, 2012 12:00 AM
Week 1 NFL Picks: Pats Have Questions To Answer, Bills Facing High Expectations
" BOSTON (CBS) — We live in a country that accepts all people, no matter race, religion or creed. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” says the Statue of Liberty, the first image of America for many immigrants who have made their way to our country throughout its rich history.

But let’s be real here, folks. The Statue of Liberty might as well say this: “Welcome to America. We love watching football.”

And fortunately for all of us, the single greatest day on the sports calendar is nearly upon us – the first NFL Sunday.

Oh, sure, we’ll get started with a little appetizer on Wednesday night, and it will be enjoyable and all of that, but Sunday is the day we’ve yearned for since the regular season ended on New Year’s Day. That’s more than eight full months without a complete slate of Sunday NFL action, so the mere thought of plopping on that couch from 1 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. is enough to make most of us completely and utterly incapable of focusing on anything other than football "

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