Trying to pick games in the first week of the NFL season is typically the crapshoot of crapshoots. We don’t know who’s good and who sucks, but we do the best we can. Here’s how our quartet of picking writers fared last week:

Taylor Smith: 11-5

Kevin Roberts: 10-6

Keet Bailey: 9-7

Terrence Kirker: 8-8

In summary, I am your game-picking overlord. On to Week 2.

Denver Broncos (1-0) @ Kansas City Chiefs (1-0)

Taylor: Chiefs

Kevin: Chiefs

Keet: Chiefs

Terrence: Broncos

Thursday Night Football sucks, and I expect this one to be no exception. Split decision here, with Kevin and Terrence thinking Denver goes into Arrowhead and steals one.

Houston Texans (0-1) @ Carolina Panthers (1-0)

Taylor: Texans

Kevin: Panthers

Keet: Texans

Terrence: Texans

I don’t trust the Panthers’ offense to be able to score enough to win this game. Keet and Terrence are smart and agree.

San Francisco 49ers (1-0) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1)

Taylor: Steelers

Kevin: 49ers

Keet: Steelers

Terrence: 49ers

The 49ers starting 2-0 would be quite shocking, and would make Jim Tomsula quite happy:









Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1) @ New Orleans Saints (0-1)

Taylor: Saints

Kevin: Saints

Keet: Saints

Terrence: Saints

Yeah, Tampa looks like they suck again.

Detroit Lions (0-1) @ Minnesota Vikings (0-1)

Taylor: Vikings

Kevin: Lions

Keet: Lions

Terrence: Vikings

I was one of those saps that fell for the Vikings preseason hype, only to watch the horror show they put on in Santa Clara last week. Luckily, they’re playing the Lions.

Arizona Cardinals (1-0) @ Chicago Bears (0-1)

Taylor: Cardinals

Kevin: Cardinals

Keet: Cardinals

Terrence: Cardinals

Nobody believes in the Cutler. But we believe in the Palmy.

New England Patriots (1-0) @ Buffalo Bills (1-0)

Taylor: Bills

Kevin: Patriots

Keet: Patriots

Terrence: Bills


San Diego Chargers (1-0) @ Cincinnati Bengals (1-0)

Taylor: Bengals

Kevin: Bengals

Keet: Chargers

Terrence: Bengals

I’d enjoy the Chargers winning this game, but they’re historically pretty meh on the road.

Tennessee Titans (1-0) @ Cleveland Browns (0-1)

Taylor: Titans

Kevin: Titans

Keet: Titans

Terrence: Titans

I don’t know if Mariota last week was a mirage or not, but he’s definitely already better than Johnny Manziel. Or Josh McCown. Or whoever the Browns start.

Atlanta Falcons (1-0) @ New York Giants (0-1)

Taylor: Giants

Kevin: Falcons

Keet: Giants

Terrence: Falcons

Keet and I think the Giants bounce-back after farting that game away last week. Kevin and Terrence (who is a Giants fan) disagree.

St. Louis Rams (1-0) @ Washington Redskins (0-1)

Taylor: Rams

Kevin: Rams

Keet: Rams

Terrence: Rams

Oh, Washington.

Miami Dolphins (1-0) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1)

Taylor: Dolphins

Kevin: Dolphins

Keet: Dolphins

Terrence: Dolphins

Oh, Jacksonville.

Baltimore Ravens (0-1) @ Oakland Raiders (0-1)

Taylor: Ravens

Kevin: Ravens

Keet: Ravens

Terrence: Ravens

Oh, Oakland.

Dallas Cowboys (1-0) @ Philadelphia Eagles (0-1)

Taylor: Cowboys

Kevin: Eagles

Keet: Cowboys

Terrence: Eagles

Seems like people have been picking the Eagles to make a Super Bowl run in each of the three Chip Kelly seasons thus far. I don’t get it at all. They’re painfully average.

Seattle Seahawks (1-0) @ Green Bay Packers (1-0)

Taylor: Seahawks

Kevin: Packers

Keet: Seahawks

Terrence: Packers

The Seahawks seem to be the new 49ers in terms of teams the Packers have a mental block against.

New York Jets (1-0) @ Indianapolis Colts (0-1)

Taylor: Colts

Kevin: Colts

Keet: Colts

Terrence: Colts

Wouldn’t surprise me at all if the Colts lost this game, because they, too, are average.

About The Author Taylor Smith

Taylor covers the latest news from around the NFL for Breaking Football. A Texas native, Smith also offers his insight on the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys.