Let the fades begin with my NFL Forecast!
Just like last season, you could have made a nice bankroll off of my Best Bets, and my unlucky run continued the first week of the 2022 season.
Pittsburgh was my only saving grace as they somehow pulled out a win in Cincinnati.
But my Survivor picks were a little sour too, going 1-2 with the Dolphins saving my week (and in my home Survivor contest as well).
As for my overall week, I finished with an 8-6-1 record as the first week of the NFL lived up to the saying, “On any given Sunday!”
Onto the games!
(Odds are based on DraftKings lines)
Miami at Baltimore (Ravens -3.5, 44.5 over/under): The only time the Dolphins have won in Baltimore vs. the Ravens was 2002. Ravens, 28-26
New England at Pittsburgh (Patriots -2.5, 40.5): This will be the first game without Tom Brady or Ben Roethlisberger as one of the teams’ QBs since the 2001 AFC Championship game. Steelers, 20-17
Carolina at NY Giants (Giants -2, 43.5): This game when played in New Jersey has been a back and forth affair with the Giants winning the last one. Giants, 24-21
NY Jets at Cleveland (Browns -6.5, 39): In the last five years, these games tend to be ugly and low scoring. Browns, 21-14
Tampa Bay at New Orleans (Buccaneers -2.5, 44): The Saints seem to have Tom Brady’s number since he has joined Tampa Bay. Saints, 34-31
Indianapolis at Jacksonville (Colts -3, 45): The last time the Colts won in Jacksonville was in 2014. Colts, 23-21
Washington at Detroit (Lions -1.5, 48.5): The Lions have a four-game winning streak when playing the Commanders in the Motor City. Lions, 37-34
Atlanta at LA Rams (Rams -10, 46.5): The Falcons are 5-2 vs. the Rams in the last five years. Rams, 34-17
Seattle at San Francisco (49ers -9, 40.5): Trey Lance and the 49ers prefer to play their games in the dry confines of Levi’s Stadium. 49ers, 27-13
Cincinnati at Dallas (Bengals -7, 42): The last time the Bengals won a game in Dallas I was still in high school (1988 and yes I’m old). Bengals, 27-24
Houston at Denver (Broncos -10, 45): The Texans catch a bad break with the Broncos coming off a surprising loss. Broncos, 34-26
Arizona at Las Vegas (Raiders -5, 51.5): Davante Adams missed the Packers’ game last year vs. Arizona because of covid. He makes up for lost time. Raiders, 35-24
Chicago at Green Bay (Packers -9.5, 41.5): What is it about first game flops by Aaron Rodgers led offenses? Packers, 27-17
Tennessee at Buffalo (Bills -9.5, 47.5): I really don’t think the Titans can surprise the Bills a second year in a row. Bills, 37-21
Minnesota at Philadelphia (Eagles -2.5, 50.5): They saved the best matchup in the league this week for last. Vikings, 33-30
Last week: 8-6-1 (.5.67)
Thursday record: 0-2 (.000)
Overall: 8-8-1 (.500)
Picks: Cleveland, LA Rams and San Francisco.
Last week: 1-2 (.333)
Overall: 1-2 (.333)
Picks: Saints +2.5, Washington-Detroit over 48.5, San Francisco -9, Buffalo -9.5 and Minnesota-Philadelphia over 50.5.
Last Week: 1-4 (.200)
Thursday’s Best Bets: 1-1 (.500)
Overall: 2-6 (.250)
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