In Depth Analysis On The 2016 NFL Week 1 Expert Predictions
Thursday, September 8, 2016Carolina Panthers at Broncos (-1.5, 43.5)
Simply put, I’m going with Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers to extract some revenge against the Denver Broncos and mediocre veteran Mark Sanchez!
Sunday, September 11, 2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Falcons (-3,46)
Matt Ryan and the Falcons will ‘hold it down’ at home against Jameis Winston and the Bucs after falling completely apart following a perfect 5-0 start a year ago.
Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans (+3, 43)
I like Marcus Mariota and all, but the Tennessee Titans are not close to being ready to take down Adrian Peterson and a Minnesota Vikings squad with very real postseason plans.
Cleveland Browns at Philadelphia Eagles (-7.5, 45.5)
Go ahead and laugh, but I like RG3 and the rebuilding Browns to cover the spread as7.5-point road against Sam Bradford and the similarly rebuilding Eagles.
Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets (+1, 43)
I love Jets’ head coach Todd Bowles, but the J-E-T-S are going D-O-W-N against Andy Dalton and a Cincinnati Bengals team that has reached the playoffs in five straight seasons.
Oakland Raiders at New Orleans Saints (PK, 50)
Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders are a sexy pick to improve in a big way in 2016, but I’m going with the old dog, Drew Brees and the explosive Saints to get ‘er done as a home pick ‘em in this one!
San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (-7, 43)
I like Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs to roll to their fourth straight win that comes by more than seven points over Philip Rivers and the uninspiring San Diego Chargers.
Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens (-3, 43.5)
I like Joe Flacco and the Ravens to get the home win against Tyrod Taylor and he Bills, but I think this Week 1 matchup is likely going to go down to the wire in my estimation, making the Over 43.5 points the pick for me!
Chicago Bears at Houston Texans (-5, 44.5)
J.J. Watt is going to be all up in cry baby Jay Cutler’s face all day while leading the Texans to the touchdown win as 5-point home faves.
Green Bay Packers at Jacksonville Jaguars (+3.5, 47)
Seriously? Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are going to cruise to victory over a Jacksonville Jaguars team that is heading in the right direction, but not quite ready for prime time!
Miami Dolphins at Seattle Seahawks (-8.5, 44.5)
As a Dolphins lifer, I’m hoping new head coach Adam Gase figures out that Ryan Tannehill will get him fired if he stays the starter in Miami for more than this coming season at most. Seattle wins in a double-digit rout!
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (-4, 50)
The Cowboys have pretty much owned the Giants recently, but I’m thinking this is going to be a field goal finish the G-Men cover.
Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts (-4, 50)
I’m thinking Andrew Luck and Matthew Stafford are going to light up the scoreboard in a high-scoring matchup that plays just over the high, 50-point total!
New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals (-1, 51.5)
No Tom Brady means the Patriots have no chance to beat an Arizona Cardinals team with legitimate Super Bowl hopes!
Monday, September 12, 2016Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington Redskins (-3, 50.5)
I know Kirk Cousins and the Redskins won nine games to win the NFC East and reach the playoffs, but they’re not in the same class of contenders as Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers. Pittsburgh wins and covers with room to spare!
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers (-2, 46)
The Rams have an elite defensive line and running back in Todd Gurley, but I’m going with Chip Kelly’s high-scoring offense to lead the Niners to the narrow home win and ATS cover in his debut!