Football starts tonight with the New England Patriots hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Patriots will probably find a way to cheat their way to victory, which will be fun for us all. Except for the Steelers. Myself, Kevin Roberts, Keet Bailey and Terrence Kirker will be competing against each other to see who can come out on top with more correct picks each week, as well as throughout the season. Starting in week two, we will be conducting a “Vs the experts” picks contest, so be on the lookout for that and be sure to subscribe to our daily/weekly emails for all of our latest NFL and fantasy football content.
Tonight is just the start of a crazy week one – we assume. On to our NFL picks for week one:
Pittsburgh Steelers @ New England Patriots
Taylor Smith: Patriots
Kevin Roberts: Patriots
Keet Bailey: Patriots
Terrence Kirker: Patriots
Summary: New England is at home and the Steelers are without Maurkice Pouncey, Le’Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant. It’d seem fairly obvious anyways, but Tom Brady’s probably pretty pissed off, too.
Kansas City Chiefs @ Houston Texans
Summary: Keet likes the Chiefs and maybe he’s right, but Houston is at home and has J.J. Watt. We fear J.J. Watt more than Keet.
Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears
Summary: The Pack doesn’t have Jordy, but they tend to beat up on the Bears and Alshon Jeffery might not be 100% (or even play).
Cleveland Browns @ New York Jets
Summary: Cleveland wins in the “having the worse offense” battle, but lose the game.
Indianapolis Colts @ Buffalo Bills
Summary: It’s a split, as it probably should be. Elite defense vs. elite offense makes this a total toss up. Perhaps no Marcell Dareus is the tie-breaker.
Miami Dolphins @ Washington Redskins
Summary: Good luck, Kirk Cousins.
Carolina Panthers @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Summary: Another split, as we can’t decide between these cats. Neither will be all that good, we do know that.
Seattle Seahawks @ St. Louis Rams
Summary: It’s all Seattle here, as the Rams play host but will likely still fall under a sea of Nick Foles turnovers. No Kam Chancellor could hurt Seattle, though.
New Orleans Saints @ Arizona Cardinals
Summary: Kevin goes against the grain with the Saints, who suck on the road and start the year in the desert. That might not work out.
Detroit Lions @ San Diego Chargers
Summary: Another split. Matthew Stafford sucks on the road but the Chargers still might not be better than a Ndamukong Suh-less Lions squad.
Tennessee Titans @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Summary: Split number four, as no one can know for sure who wins in a battle of debuts between Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. Flip a coin.
Cincinnati Bengals @ Oakland Raiders
Summary: Terrence goes for the gold star in picking Oakland, who can hang their hat on playing at home and that’s just about it.
Baltimore Ravens @ Denver Broncos
Summary: Keet does his best Terrence/Kevin impression by going against everyone and taking the Ravens. He probably picked them to win the Super Bowl or something, too.
New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys
Terrence: Cowboys (by 14)
Summary: Keet goes Giants while Terrence gets way too specific. And he’s a Giants fan!
Philadelphia Eagles @ Atlanta Falcons
Summary: Our fifth split. Told you week one could be a wild ride! This should be a shootout, but if the past two years in the NFL tell us anything, ATL wins, 6 to 2.
Minnesota Vikings @ San Francisco 49ers
Summary: All of the Vikings picks here. Man, no one believe in the 49ers, like AT ALL.