2011 season is finally here, and after the chance that we might have had a lockout, im more excited for football than i have been in a long time. Please place your bets against the spread along with some analysis, and we can see who does the best over the course of the season. Im hoping AAAintheBeltway will have more time this year to participate, as i always enjoy his commentary. What a start it was to the season, with the GB, New Orleans game, who would have thought we would actually see a kickoff return for a touchdown in the first game of the season after the new rule changes. Aaron Rodgers didnt look to have any Super Bowl hangover, and Green Bay could be downright scary this season with a healthy team. Here is the point spreads for this week. Date & Time Favorite Spread Underdog 9/11 1:00 ET At Baltimore -1.5 Pittsburgh 9/11 1:00 ET At Tampa Bay -1.5 Detroit 9/11 1:00 ET Atlanta -2.5 At Chicago 9/11 1:00 ET At Kansas City -6 Buffalo 9/11 1:00 ET At Houston -8.5 Indianapolis 9/11 1:00 ET Philadelphia -4 At St. Louis 9/11 1:00 ET At Cleveland -6.5 Cincinnati 9/11 1:00 ET At Jacksonville -2 Tennessee 9/11 4:15 ET NY Giants -3 At Washington 9/11 4:15 ET At Arizona -7 Carolina 9/11 4:15 ET At San Francisco -5.5 Seattle 9/11 4:15 ET At San Diego -8.5 Minnesota 9/11 8:25 ET At NY Jets -5 Dallas Monday Night Football Point Spread 9/12 7:00 ET New England -6.5 At Miami 9/12 10:15 ET At Denver -3 Oakland Three picks for this week. First I like the Ravens -1.5 to beat the Steelers at home. Betting against my beloved Steelers in week 1 as I really think that Baltimore is going to come out guns blazing to start the season. I am sure they are still sour from the monster lead they blew last year at half time in the playoffs. Flacco has been taking heat all offseason from the commentators, and i really think that he will come out with some extra motivation in this game to prove his naysayers wrong. Pick: Ravens -1.5 I also like Houston to blow out Indianapolis at home this week. Second pick is Houston -8.5 at home. I dont normally like betting on blowouts in week 1, as it is basically like a playoff game with the teams having an entire offseason to prepare for each other, but With Peyton going down for what now looks to be a large part of the season, i would expect Indy's sails to be deflated. They know they can not win without Peyton. Plus Kerry Collins has not had long enough to properly learn the offense and get to know his players. Houston has been expected to be competitive with Indy for the last couple seasons, and it has been a big disappointment for them, with Peyton going down im hoping Houston smells blood in the water, and sees this as their opportunity to have a break out season. Pick Houston -8.5 My third pick is Philadelphia -4 over St. Louis. I think St. Louis has gotten alot of hype from the media, and i just do not see them competing in this game. Bradford is going to be throwing at 3 of the best corners in the game. Philadelphia has this "Dream Team" logo on them which Vince Young gave them, and the media blew out of proportion, so i would be very surprised if Andy Reid let them to come out with a flop in week 1. St, Louis is also indoors so the eagles have a huge advantage playing on fast turf with Receivers like Jackson, and Maclin, and Vick at QB. Pick Philadelphia -4 So to sum it all up my three picks for the week are. Ravens -1.5 Houston-8.5 Philadelphia -4 Good luck to everyone in the 2011 season, and please include some commentary with your picks. Place your bets!