NFL Picks Week 1: Predicting Every Game for League's Opening Week
With the first week of NFL football underway, the time for predicting every game on the schedule is upon us; let the fun begin!
Which would be the biggest upset?
Not only have we predicted every NFL game from Week 1 (excluding Wednesday’s New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys game), we have given you three upset specials that could make you some big money.
Thank us later.
Buffalo over New York Jets
With the New York Jets offense in complete shambles and the improved Buffalo Bills defense attacking with all it has, no amount of Tim Tebow can save the Jets from dropping their first game to their division rival.
Buffalo’s offense was potent last year, but the tough Jets defense will keep the team in the game. In the end, the Bills will use Fred Jackson to control the clock and pull out an upset victory.
Denver over Pittsburgh
The key in this game will be how Peyton Manning plays against the tough Pittsburgh Steelers defense. Lucky for him, Ryan Clark will not be able to play in Mile High Stadium because of health issues.
If we learned one thing last year about the Broncos, it was that their defense is stout. As good as the air attack is in Pittsburgh, the lack of offensive line talent will cause serious trouble throughout the game and cost the Steelers a win.
Oakland over San Diego
It is never easy to predict division battles, but something tells me the notoriously slow-starting San Diego Chargers will face the same fate against a fully healthy Oakland Raiders team.
As much as Philip Rivers is a great quarterback, the lack of offensive weapons around him will lead to more three-and-outs and turnovers.
With a full offseason under QB Carson Palmer’s belt, Oakland will beat the Chargers on Monday night in surprise fashion. The Raiders have Darren McFadden healthy again, and he will run all over San Diego.
Complete NFL Week 1 Picks
(winners in bold)
Indianapolis at Chicago
Philadelphia at Cleveland
New England at Tennessee
Atlanta at Kansas City
Jacksonville at Minnesota
Washington at New Orleans
Buffalo at N.Y. Jets
St. Louis at Detroit
Miami at Houston
San Francisco at Green Bay
Seattle at Arizona
Carolina at Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh at Denver
Cincinnati at Baltimore
San Diego at Oakland
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