NFL Week 1 – Picks
Every sunday I will be making picks for each game of every week. The game that occurs before that sunday, will be picked in the previous article of updated power rankings each week. This past thursday, I correctly picked the Cowboys to beat the Giants. That puts me at a 1-0 mark on the season. Here are the rest of the picks for Week 1:
Week 1 (Winners in Bold and Italicized):
BUF @ NYJ – Bills look to start their season strong again. I believe Williams has a field day against that O-Line, and Jets continue to struggle to put points on the board. Bills take this game.
IND @ CHI – Luck has a solid debut, but the CHI defense is too much. Cutler/Marshall connection looks great, and the Bears win in Luck’s debut.
STL @ DET – Detroit runs away early from the Rams, and the offense looks smooth.
MIA @ HOU – Texans defense continue strong play. They get 5+ sacks, and Tannehill struggles in his debut. Houston easily wins their first game of the season.
JAX @ MIN – Jennings will start, and MJD will take some carries. Gabbert continues to struggle, and MIN offense does enough to win. Vikings take game 1.
PHI @ CLE – Cleveland rookies struggle in their debut, and the Eagles offense flourishes.
NE @ TEN – Patriots offense steam rolls Titans defense. Locker looks solid in debut, but it’s not enough as the Patriots win in week 1.
WSH @ NO – Saints will come out strong with huge chip on their shoulder. Redskins have no chance, as the Saints pull through today.
ATL @ KC – Thought it could be a close game, but Chiefs are all banged up on defense. Falcons should win this one easily, and put up a lot of points.
SEA @ ARZ – Seahawks defense proves to be too much as they defeat the Cards.
CAR @ TB – Tough game to pick here, but I got the Panthers winning this one.
SF @ GB – Going back and forth on this one. Could be a coin-toss. Going with the home team Packers in this should-be thriller.
PIT @ DEN – Another tough game to pick here in Peyton’s debut with the Broncos. Going Broncos in this tough game.
CIN @ BAL – Flacco plays well, as the Ravens defeat the Bengals in the home opener.
SD @ OAK – Seems like these two teams always open the season on MNF. I got the Chargers defeating the Raiders to end week 1.
That wraps up the picks for week 1. I will update my (hopefully) above .500 record every sunday. Looking forward to having a great opening sunday. Good luck to your hometown team, and as always, Go Texans!
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