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Page 3's first-annual NFL celebrity pick'em is underway. To play, celebs had to meet one very simple requirement: a passion for the game. In turn, ESPN will make a charitable donation to the winners' charity of choice.

In Week 1, tennis player James Blake and Lakers forward Luke Walton tied for first place with 13 points. Blake has Jacksonville Jaguars' rookie Ernest Wilford to thank for his top positioning -- catching Byron Leftwich's game-winning touchdown pass in between three defenders converted into Blake's 2-point lock of the week.

Meanwhile, Andy Roddick had a tough week as the only player to miss his lock ... A dismal 6-9 start makes us think Steve Harris can use some uh, "practice" ... And with 12 points, Mama McNabb comes on strong in more than just her Chunky Soup commercials, meaning there's a whole lot more riding on Week 2's Monday Night Football matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings.

The rules:

  • Games are picked straight up
  • Poolers pick one lock-of-the-week, indicated by an asterisk*
  • Every other game is worth +1 if won and 0 points if lost
  • Lock is worth +2 points if won and -2 points if lost
  • Five points added to overall score for a perfect week
  • In the event of a tie, pool will extend to postseason

    WEEK 1 CELEBRITY PICKS
     
    MATCHUP Nick Lachey
    Performer
    Drew Lachey
    Performer
    Holly Robinson Peete - Actor Andy Roddick
    Tennis player
    Colts-Patriots Colts Patriots Patriots Colts
    Seahawks-Saints Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
    Bengals-Jets Jets Bengals Bengals Bengals
    Cardinals-Rams Rams* Rams Rams* Rams
    Titans-Dolphins Titans Titans* Titans Titans
    Raiders-Steelers Raiders Steelers Raiders Steelers
    Chargers-Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans
    Jaguars-Bills Bills Bills Jaguars Bills
    Lions-Bears Bears Lions Lions Lions
    Ravens-Browns Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens*
    Bucs-Redskins Redskins Redskins Redskins Redskins
    Falcons-Niners Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons
    Cowboys-Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings
    Giants-Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles
    Chiefs-Broncos Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs
    Packers-Panthers Packers Panthers Panthers Panthers
    WEEK 1 9-7 10-6 10-6 9-7
    OVERALL/POINTS 9-7 (10) 10-6 (11) 10-6 (11) 9-7 ( 7)

     
    MATCHUP Heather Mitts
    US Olympian
    Steve Harris
    Actor
    Jermaine Dye
    MLB outfielder
    Pat McGee
    Singer
    Colts-Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
    Seahawks-Saints Seahawks Saints Seahawks Seahawks
    Bengals-Jets Jets Jets Jets Jets
    Cardinals-Rams Rams Rams* Rams* Rams
    Titans-Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Titans Titans
    Raiders-Steelers Steelers Raiders Steelers Steelers
    Chargers-Texans Texans Texans Texans Chargers
    Jaguars-Bills Bills Bills Jaguars Bills
    Lions-Bears Lions Bears Bears Bears
    Ravens-Browns Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens
    Bucs-Redskins Bucs Bucs Redskins Redskins
    Falcons-Niners Falcons* Falcons Falcons Niners
    Cowboys-Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings
    Giants-Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles*
    Chiefs-Broncos Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs
    Packers-Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Packers
    WEEK 1 9-7 7-9 11-5 11-5
    OVERALL/POINTS 9-7 (10) 7-9 ( 7) 11-5 (12) 11-5 (12)

     
    MATCHUP James Blake
    Tennis player
    Bow Wow
    Performer
    Luke Walton
    Lakers forward
    Wilma McNabb
    Donovan's Mom
    Colts-Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
    Seahawks-Saints Seahawks Saints Seahawks Seahawks
    Bengals-Jets Jets Jets Jets Jets
    Cardinals-Rams Rams Cardinals Rams* Rams
    Titans-Dolphins Titans Dolphins Titans Titans
    Raiders-Steelers Steelers Raiders Steelers Steelers
    Chargers-Texans Chargers Chargers Chargers Texans
    Jaguars-Bills Jaguars* Jaguars* Bills Bills
    Lions-Bears Bears Lions Bears Bears
    Ravens-Browns Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens
    Bucs-Redskins Redskins Redskins Bucs Redskins
    Falcons-Niners Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons
    Cowboys-Vikings Vikings Cowboys Vikings Vikings
    Giants-Eagles Giants Eagles Eagles Eagles*
    Chiefs-Broncos Chiefs Chiefs Broncos Chiefs
    Packers-Panthers Packers Panthers Packers Packers
    WEEK 1 12-4 8-8 12-4 11-5
    OVERALL/POINTS 12-4 (13) 8-8 ( 9) 12-4 (13) 11-5 (12)

    Stacey Pressman is a freelance producer for ESPN as well as contributing writer to ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine's "The Jump" She can be reached at StaceyPressman@aol.com.