#8 INDIANAPOLIS (0-1) over NY GIANTS (1-0)
It’s not often (okay, actually never!) that I’ll look to a preseason game to make a regular season pick, but I can’t shake the image of Ravens’ tight end Todd Heap torching the Giants’ defense in the middle of the field (the same way many teams hurt the Giants last year) a few weeks ago, in August. I see Dallas Clark (who had 11 catches for 80 yards and a TD in Houston last week) having the same success, and after a loss, an extra motivated Peyton Manning finding not only Clark, but Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, and perhaps Austin Collie, as well. Older brother Peyton makes it two-for-two over younger brother Eli, but each will have good seasons after this one.