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You might be asking yourselves why in the world are the guys with Fans From The Stands talking about the NFL? Well, as much as we LOVE our Pittsburgh Pirates, baseball doesn’t last all year long. And while we’re huge baseball fans, we enjoy all major sports, including the NFL. So here are our preseason picks for the AFC Championship, NFC Championship, and Super Bowl:

Zane “The Train” Heiple’s Super Bowl Picks:

AFC
New England def. Baltimore

NFC
Green Bay def. San Francisco

Super Bowl
Green Bay 35 New England 31

Chad Carlson’s Super Bowl Picks:

AFC
New England def. Houston

NFC
Philadelphia def. Green Bay

Super Bowl
Philadelphia 27 New England 24

We will also be predicting each and every game of the 2012-13 season, from tonight’s season-opener through the Super Bowl in February. Here are our picks for the first week of the NFL season:

Zane “The Train” Heiple’s Week One Picks:
NY Giants def. Dallas
Chicago def. Indianapolis
Philadelphia def. Cleveland
Detroit def. St. Louis
New England def. Tennessee
Kansas City def. Atlanta
Minnesota def. Jacksonville
Washington def. New Orleans
Buffalo def. NY Jets
Houston def. Miami
Green Bay def. San Francisco
Seattle def. Arizona
Carolina def. Tampa Bay
Denver def. Pittsburgh
Baltimore def. Cincinnati
Oakland def. San Diego

Chad Carlson’s Week One Picks:
NY Giants def. Dallas
Chicago def. Indianapolis
Philadelphia def. Cleveland
Detroit def. St. Louis
New England def. Tennessee
Atlanta def. Kansas City
Minnesota def. Jacksonville
New Orleans def. Washington
NY Jets def. Buffalo
Houston def. Miami
Green Bay def. San Francisco
Seattle def. Arizona
Carolina def. Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh def. Denver
Baltimore def. Cincinnati
Oakland def. San Diego

Be sure to check back throughout the coming weeks and months for our coverage, analysis, and predictions of other sports this year, including, of course, our Battlin’ Buccos!