Absolutely understand the sentiment here, but no team has repeated in over a decade. And all of the defending Super Bowl champs were much stronger at quarterback.
Yep, Jim Bob Cooter has his work cut out for him this season. Gotta say, I am big believer in Golden Tate this year.
Hey, real, meaningful professional football is here, man. Let's get to it!
Elliot Harrison went 159-108 on his predictions last season. How will he fare in the 2016 campaign? His picks for Week 1 are below.
THURSDAY NIGHT'S GAME
**A)** What kind of quarterback is [Trevor Siemian](/player/trevorsiemian/2553457/profile)?
**B)** Can the right side of [the Panthers' offensive line](http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000696108/article/cowboys-patriots-among-top-olines-to-watch-in-week-1) do anything to slow down [Von Miller](/player/vonmiller/2495202/profile)? (And if they use a TE to help, what about [DeMarcus Ware](/player/demarcusware/2506349/profile) on the other side?)
**C)** How focused is [Cam Newton](/player/camnewton/2495455/profile), and how much of [Super Bowl](http://www.nfl.com/superbowl) 50 is in the rearview?
**D)** Where is the [Broncos](/teams/denverbroncos/profile?team=DEN)' running game -- thinking offensive line here -- right now?
**E)** Where is the [Panthers](/teams/carolinapanthers/profile?team=CAR)' secondary sans [Josh Norman](/player/joshnorman/2532920/profile)?
Really want to take Denver, but have a feeling Newton is going to surprise a few of the haters and make plays in the fourth quarter. I've heard his attitude questioned many times this offseason. Kickoff night could answer much. Still, a loss Thursday night is not devastating to either side. The Broncos' supporting cast is too damn good. And Carolina has proven to be quite resilient. #CARvsDEN