Here are my NFL Picks for Week 1, hope you enjoy!
MY SURVIVOR LEAGUE PICK
A Survivor pool is a pool in which you pick a team to win each week, the catch is once you pick a team you can’t pick them again. I went to the Final 2 of a thirty some person league last year and want to share my insight with you.
The Week 1 Pick is: Panthers over Jaguars. While the majority of people are picking the Packers this week, I would prefer to save that team for later and go for the less talented Panthers who are nearly guaranteed a home win over the struggling Jaguars.
GAME OF THE WEEK PICK
What: Ravens at Broncos
When: Sunday, September 13, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
Odds: Broncos -4.5
In the Week 1 Game Of The Week we see the Ravens traveling to Denver to take on the Broncos in a matchup of 2014 playoff squads. Over the offseason the Ravens lost Torrey Smith and traded away Haloti Ngata. They drafted Breshad Perriman and Timmy Jernigan to try and fill those holes.The stout Baltimore defense including Terrell Suggs and Courtney Ushaw as edge rushers, will be put to the test early by Denver’s experienced offense. After considering retirement Peyton Manning is back for possibly his final season, however the main star of the offense is CJ Anderson, who will a lot of weight put on him as Manning isn’t getting any younger. With Julius Thomas and Wes Welker gone the Patriots now look to former Ravens player Owen Daniels to take some of the stress off Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. The Broncos might have the best defense in the league with Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware, Aquib Talib, Brandon Marshall, and much more talent. In a closer game than people expect, I’m taking The Broncos, 21-13.
8:30 NBC – Patriots over Steelers
1:00 FOX – Packers over Bears
1:00 CBS – Chiefs over Texans
1:00 CBS – Jets over Browns
1:00 CBS – Colts over Bills
1:00 CBS – Dolphins over Redskins
1:00 FOX – Seahawks over Rams
4:05 FOX – Cardinals over Saints
4:05 FOX – Chargers over Lions
4:25 CBS – Buccaneers over Titans
4:25 CBS – Bengals over Raider
8:30 NBC – Cowboys over Giants
6:55 ESPN – Eagles over Falcons
10:15 ESPN – Vikings over 49ers