Week One Game Picks

WEEK 1
BRENT
MICHAEL

NFL Guru

Brent will share his thoughts on the upcoming games this week. All information provided is for entertainment purposes only.

MATCHUP SCORE ANALYSIS
Thursday, Sep. 10, 2015



Pittsburgh
Steelers
24
Brady is 7-2 in his career against the Steelers and has never lost to them at home. I don’t expect that to change. The Steelers are walking into an explosive arena against a team that will be jacked. I see a blowout. Take the Patriots giving the points.

 

Final Score: Patriots 28 – Steelers 21

(Straight Up-W; Vs Spread-Push)




New England
Patriots
-7
42
Sunday, Sep. 13, 2015



Indianapolis
Colts
20
The Bills are built to be a power team and Rex will try to follow the smash mouth blue print utilized by the Patriots against the Colts. The Bills will take an early lead and then hold on for dear life. I’m taking the Bills with the points and straight up.

 

Final Score: Bills 27 – Colts 14

(Straight Up-W; Vs spread-W)




Buffalo
Bills
+2.5
23



Green Bay
Packers
41
The Packers have won eight of nine in this series and that trend will continue. Packers win big.

 

Final Score: Packers 31 – Bears 23

(Straight Up-W; Vs Spread-W)




Chicago
Bears
+6.5
24



Houston
Texans
-1.5
23
This will be a hard fought game. I expect both teams to have strong seasons but Hoyer and the Texans will pull this one out in the end. Take the Texans giving 1.5.

 

Final Score: Chiefs 27 – Texans 20

(Straight Up-L; Vs Spread-L)




Kansas City
Chiefs
20



Jacksonville
Jaguars
+3.5
20
The Jags pull off the upset at home.

 

Final Score: Panthers 20 – Jaguars 9

(Straight Up-L; Vs Spread-L)




Carolina
Panthers
19



Cleveland
Browns
3
This one will be one ugly game. Great defense or poor offense? Probably a little bit of both. The Browns are putrid on offense and might struggle getting a single first down. Take the Jets.

 

Final Score: Jets 31 – Browns 10

(Straight Up-W; Vs Spread-W)




New York
Jets
-3.5
16



St. Louis
Rams
+3.5
17
I’ve got the Rams winning the West this year and that starts with an opening day upset over the Seahawks. Both defenses will control the game but home field will be the difference.

 

Final Score: Rams 34 – Seahawks 31

(Straight Up-W; Vs Spread W)




Seattle
Seahawks
16



Miami
Dolphins
31
The Dolphins are stronger on both sides of the ball and open with a convincing road victory. Cameron Wake, Ndamukong Suh, and the rest of that Miami defensive front are going to make things miserable for Kirk Cousins. Take the Dolphins giving the points.

 

Final Score: Dolphins 17 – Redskins 10

(Straight Up-W; Vs Spread-W)




Washington
Redskins
+3.5
16



Arizona
Cardinals
-2.5
26
The Cardinals are thrilled to have Carson Palmer back and will prove to be too much for the Saints.

 

Final Score: Cardinals 31 – Saints 19

(Straight Up-W; Vs Spread-W)




New Orleans
Saints
16



San Diego
Chargers
-2.5
23
This is an interesting matchup. I have both teams pegged as “fringe” playoff contenders who will probably be within a game or so of making or missing the playoffs. Starting the season off on the right foot is pivotal for both of their chances. I’m taking the Lions.

 

Final Score: Chargers 33 – Lions 28

(Straight Up-L; Vs Spread-L)




Detroit
Lions
24



Denver
Broncos
-4.5
20
If Baltimore wants to get back to the Super Bowl, they need to take care of business during the regular season so they can finally start hosting some playoff games. That begins on Sunday in Denver. Give me the points and the straight up win for the Ravens.

 

Final Score: Broncos 19 – Ravens 13

(Straight Up-L; Vs Spread-L)




Baltimore
Ravens
27



Cincinnati
Bengals
16
I’m not high on either of these teams. I’m taking the home underdog. Give me the points and the Raiders straight up.

 

Final Score: Bengals 33 – Raiders 13

(Straight Up-L; Vs Spread-L)




Oakland
Raiders
+3.5
17



Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
-3.5
20
It’s a battle between the two rookie quarterbacks taken first and second overall in the draft. I’m taking the Bucs to win but the Titans to cover.

 

Final Score: Titans 42 – Bucs 14

(Straight Up-L; Vs Spread-L)




Tennessee
Titans
19



Dallas
Cowboys
-5.5
38
The Cowboys are going for their fifth straight win over the Giants. Give me Romo in a shootout.

 

Final Score: Cowboys 27 – Giants 26

(Straight Up-W; Vs Spread-W)




New York
Giants
34
Monday, Sep. 14, 2015



Philadelphia
Eagles
34
Another high scoring affair. Atlanta will cover but the Eagles win.

 

Final Score: Falcons 26 – Eagles 24

(Straight Up-L; Vs Spread-W)




Atlanta
Falcons
+3.5
31



Minnesota
Vikings
27
These are two teams trending in opposite directions. The Vikings have a bright future ahead of them. The 49ers prospects walked out the door when Harbaugh left and half the roster started retiring. Take the Vikings.

 

Final Score: 49ers 20 – Vikings 3

(Straight Up-L; Vs Spread-L)




San Francisco
49ers
+2.5
10

Week 1 Record:     Straight Up: 8-8    Vs Spread: 8-7-1

Overall Record:     Straight Up: 8-8     Vs Spread: 8-7-1

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