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NFL Preseason Week 1 Expert Predictions

Written by on August 2, 2016

If you are a fan of the NFL, now is the time to get really excited. The training camps are all in session, and we are now just a few days away from the Hall of Fame Game, which is the first time we get to see some actual football action. Week 1 of the preseason schedule gets started on August 8 with the HOF game, and then continues on the 11th through the 15th of the month.  If you are planning on wagering on these games, pay attention to the live odds, as you are not going to see much of the starters, which means surprises may come. Let’s take a closer look.

NFL Preseason Week 1 Expert Predictions


Packers Vs Colts

The aforementioned HOF game is a good one this year, with two of the betting favorites for the season going head to head. The Indianapolis Colts did well without Andrew Luck for large portions of last season, so that suggests they might win this one with back-ups.

Cowboys at Rams

It’s a return to LA for the Rams, and I just don’t see them letting the fans down in the first game back, preseason or not.

Browns at Packers

We are probably going to have to wait a little longer to get a real look at RGIII in Browns colors. Give this one to the Packers.

Broncos at Bears

This one means more to the Broncos, as they are still trying to figure out their starting QB. Stiff competition means a win for the champs.

Lions at Steelers

Two teams that look to be poles apart coming into the new season. Have to go with the Steelers here.

Texans at 49ers

In regular season terms, this would likely be an easy win for Houston. I think we can expect the same in preseason.

Colts at Bills

The Bills could be one of those teams who have the dark horse label attached this season. Giving them the win at home here.

Jaguars at Jets

The Jags are another team that figure to be vastly improved this season. They will want to start winning early to set the tone. I like them against the Jets.

Dolphins at Giants

It’s a new era in New York, and preseason or not, they will want to get things off to a winning start, which is why they knock off the Dolphins.

Vikings at Bengals

Two very good teams here who would be evenly matched at full strength. Bengals are a little deeper, and get the win.

Saints at Patriots

The Patriots need to see what they have at QB with Brady out for the first 4 games. I like them to go all out for the win.

Raiders at Cardinals

Another very good match-up if both teams were playing all their starters. Giving the edge to the Cardinals at home.

Chargers at Titans

The Titans are still in the process of building a winning team, while the Chargers are likely to be 8-8 again this season. Slight nod to San Diego Chargers.

Seahawks at Chiefs

These two teams figure to be among the betting odds favorites this coming season. A good chance to see how deep they are. Chiefs edge this one at home.

Buccaneers at Eagles

Not sure what to expect from Philly this season, and this game likely won’t tell us too much. Still think they edge this one out.

Redskins at Falcons

The Redskins are looking to build on a solid season from last year, while the Falcons are looking to bounce back. I like Washington in this one.