NFL Week 1 Preview And Predictions

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Sep 13, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; NFL Back to Football logo on the field prior to the game between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Bears 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

NFL fans, the moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here.  Football is finally back.  No more mock drafts.  No more obsessively checking Twitter for the latest Adam Schefter update on free agent signings.  No more over analyzing the latest training camp report from your local beat reporter.  Best of all, no more preseason football where you force yourself to watch an entire half of poorly played football by guys whom everyone knows will soon be out work, but you still feel compelled to care about because they are wearing the uniform of the team you love.

It’s time for games that count.

It’s time for the shackles to come off the playbooks and play callers.

It’s time for the star players to stop being protected and start inflicting damage.

It’s time for fantasy football.

It’s time for kickoff parties and legendary tailgating.

Does it get any better than that?

The purpose of this column is to get you ready for all things NFL for this week.  You’ll get a little of my “Armchair Quarterback” insight into each game, some free fantasy football advice, at least one strong take on a major NFL topic, and even a little tailgating/game food/beer recommendation to boot.  Hopefully it will be entertaining, occasionally insightful, and if you don’t find it to be either then at least you can pass the minutes until kickoff by mercilessly mocking me in the comments section below.

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