NFL Week 1 Picks

NFL Week 1 Picks

Finally, Football is back, and Thursday night we get to see the rematch of Carolina vs Denver. Cam says there will be no dabbing however I'm dabbing in anticipation of Football being back. I missed the weekly tailgates, the football catches, the autumn of fall, the mini hotdogs, beer, and of course tracking NFL Gamecast from the stadium to check out my fantasy team. The time has come to embrace America's greatest pastime. And what better way to christen the season by seeing a sloppy 17-10 Carolina Panthers win The over-under for this game is 42 and there is no way Siemian scores more than 14 vs Thomas Davis, Kuechly, Kawaan Short and this Carolina defense. In fact Denver has a better chance of scoring special team touchdowns, hence we go Under.  

 

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Sunday Games: 

Cincinnati At Jets Under 41.5:   Do you see Ryan Fitzpatrick, Eric Decker, a 55 year old running back scoring points against one of the nastiest defenses in Pro Football. Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap and Cincy will dominate the Jets up front, hence the Jets will not score more than 17 points. Ask yourself this question. Will Cincinnati without Marvin Jones, and Mohammed Sanu, will this offense score more than 20 points against the 2015 3rd best defense in the NFL? I doubt Andy Dalton will have success against the vaunted secondary of Darrelle Revis and Calvin Pryor. This game is definitely going under.

Oakland -1 At New Orleans: I know the Super Dome can be intimidating, and the Raiders have a track record of losing games they shouldn't on the road, However we shouldn't overthink this one. Oakland is trending up, as they have one the best young teams in football. Expect Carr, Crabtree, and Amari Cooper to light up a New Orleans defense that gave up an average of 30 points a game last year. Oakland is the better team.

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Browns at Eagles -4 Under 41.5: It is Carson Wentz's first game as a starter, RG3's first game as the Browns starter. The Eagles identity and strength is Jim Schwatz's defensive line of Fletcher Cox, Bennie Logan, and Connor Barwin. Crowell will run for less than 35 yards and will be stifled all day. RG3 will be running for his life, and without Josh Gordon, the  most inexperienced WR core in the league, Corey Coleman and Terrell Pryor will be lacking any semblance of reliability. Wentz will have a conservative gameplan and will limit his mistakes and the Eagles should win comfortably. 23-10 Eagles.

Giants at Dallas Under 46: The Giants have the worst rushing attack in pro Football. Will Beatty and Marshall Newhouse are horrible lineman. Justin Pugh, and Ereck Flowers have not proven anything substantial in their young NFL careers. Dallas will stifle the Giants running game and Eli will be forced to throw the football 35 times hence making the Giants one dimensional. However, the Giants strength this year will be their defense, even though they were the worst defense last year, fear no more. The Giants added Snacks Harrison, Olivier Vernon, Janoris Jenkins, Eli Apple, Darian Thompson, and former Miami linebacker Kelvin Sheppard all defensive starters. The Giants had one of the best off seasons in franchise history and if the Gmen had any semblance of a running game they could reel off 4 wins in the tournament, and win another ring. However like previous years the Giants will need to search for all the puzzle pieces to connect especially on the offensive side of the ball. For the Cowboys, Dak Prescott and Zeke Elliott will be contained and this game will be very sloppy. Even sloppier than last years Sunday night game. I believe Dallas will still win, because Ben Mcadoo and the Giants have no poise and haven't won the opening Sunday night game in Dallas for what seems like 25 years. However bet the under and stay far far away from picking a winner in this wacky wacky contest.

-Rover Sports

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