NFL Predictions Week 1: Five Games That Should Be Blowouts

Tyler CurtisAnalyst ISeptember 10, 2010

NFL Predictions Week 1: Five Games That Should Be Blowouts

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    The NFL season officially got under way last night and with a new season we will be seeing new teams on the field this Sunday and Monday.

    Some teams will be better, some will be worse, and well some teams are really bad every year. With these new look teams on the field you are bound to get some blowouts on the first week.

    Some teams will have new schemes that they have not got down yet and some teams will have new players at very key positions. This all makes for a very good opening weekend.

    We are here to look at five games that well you shouldn’t be looking at. These are the games that are going to end up lopsided after 60 minutes has run off the clock and make some coaches angry.




Miami Dolphins Vs Buffalo Bills

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    The Dolphins were very good two years ago and average last year. The Bills have been bad every year since Jim Kelly left.

    This may not seem like an obvious blowout candidate but if you dig deeper it seems so obvious. Chad Henne starts his first year as the starter and has a ton of weapons at his disposal.

    The return tandem of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams gives them a good running game. The addition of Brandon Marshall gives him a scary good wide receiver to throw to now.

    Davone Bess is an underrated possession receiver and Anthony Fasano is an emerging top tier tight end. The bills have C.J. Spiller and that’s about all.

    Lee Evans is not a reliable number one wide receiver and even if he was there is no quarterback to get him the ball.

    Margin of victory: Miami by 14 or more.



Arizona Cardinals Vs St. Louis Rams

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    The Cardinals wont be world beaters this year but they get to open up with the easiest team in the N.F.L. The Rams may be better soon but they wont be better in week one.

    Derek Anderson doesn’t inspire confidence in me and they did lose some key players on the defensive side of the ball but the Rams are just really bad.

    Sam Bradford will be making his first start and outside Steven Jackson this offense has nothing. Look for Bradford to get blitzed and make a lot of mistakes.

    Margin of victory: Arizona by 17 or more.



Cleveland Browns Vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    This one pains me to put on the list. I root for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but this is going to be a long season.

    This is another game that looks to be a toilet bowl style match up but the Bucs are going to be offensively challenged.

    They have a second year quarterback in Josh Freeman, a first year wide receiver in Mike Williams, a fourth year receiver in Maurice Stovall and second year wide receiver in Sammie Stroughter.

    They do have Kellen Winslow and Cadillac Williams but it wont be enough. The Browns actually ran the ball well last year and have a veteran at the helm in Jake Delhomme.

    This is a case of a bad team beating up on a worse team. This is going to be the worst game of the week if you ask me.

    Margin of victory: Cleveland by 21 or more.


San Francisco 49ers Vs Seattle Seahawks

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    The Seahawks look to be in really deep as of right now. There number one wide receiver is a washout from USC who is getting a chance because of Pete Carroll.

    They have a talented running back who is unproven and an again quarterback who has not put together a good year in awhile. You add the fact they have no depth at receiver and this looks bad.

    Carroll didn’t fare to well his first time in the N.F.L and he has his work cut off for him after cutting their best wide receiver.

    The 49ers have a good defense and have the chance to be explosive on the offensive side of the ball. They have a stud in Michael Crabtree and a stud tight end in Vernon Davis.

    Frank Gore is a top tier running back and if Alex Smith can keep this machine going they are going to score a lot of points.

    Margin of victory: San Francisco by 24 or more.


San Diego Chargers Vs Kansas City Chiefs

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    Nothing like ending your week with a nice blowout. The Chargers have had a high powered offense for years now and the Chiefs arent going to slow it down in week one.

    Phillip Rivers is one of the best quarterbacks in the league and the Chiefs have a less then stellar defensive backfield.

    Those elements put together means the Chiefs will be having a long night. I do believe that the Chiefs have the potential to put up some points but it wont be coming together in week one.

    This game may not be a blowout but Rivers, Antonio Gates, and Ryan Matthews will try their hardest to prove me right.

    Margin of victory: San Diego by 17 or more.