The NFL is officially is back and here the next four glorious months
It all starts with the the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots taking on the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night. Sunday brings some good matchups as Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers face-off during the afternoon slate. And of course, the Giants and Zeke-less Cowboys will clash on Sunday Night Football.
NFL Week 1 finishes with a double-header for Monday Night Football.
NFL Week 1 Betting Cheat Sheet:
Chiefs at Patriots (-8.5 48)| September 7 at 8:30 PM ET
Are you willing to take a bubble screen offense led by QB Alex Smith over Tom Brady and loaded Patriots offense? I’m not.
Raiders at Titans (-1, 51) | September 10 at 1:00 PM ET
Both the Raiders and Titans are aiming for the playoffs, but Oakland is a step or two ahead of Tennessee talent wise.
NY Jets at Bills (-9.5, 40.5) | September 10 at 1:00 PM ET
I’m seriously thinking the Jets will go 0-16.
Falcons (-7.5, 50) at Bears | September 10 at 1:00 PM ET
Atlanta has been waiting for the shot at redemption after their second-half Super Bowl collapse. It all starts in Chicago. Feel bad for what the Falcons will do to the Bears.
Ravens at Bengals (-3, 42.5) | September 10 at 1:00 PM ET
The Ravens have lost their last five straight visits to Cincinnati. The Bengals are 4-1 against the spread in those five games.
Steelers (-10, 47) at Browns | September 10 at 1:00 PM ET
The Browns won’t be as they were last season, but they aren’t worth your money.
Cardinals at Lions (PK, 48) | September 10 at 1:00 PM ET
The Cardinals’ power house defense will want to make a statement when they face the highest paid QB in the history in the NFL.
Jaguars at Texans (-5, 39.5) | September 10 at 1:00 PM ET
I’m not a big fan of the Texans picking QB Tom Savage over rookie Deshaun Watson. But I’m even less of a fan QB Blake Bortles.
Buccaneers (-2.5, 45) at Dolphins | September 10 at 1:00 PM ET
The Buccaneers will be the first to tell QB Jay Cutler he should have stayed retired.
Eagles at Washington (PK, 47.5) | September 10 at 1:00 PM ET
QB Carson Wentz is the real deal and now he has some serious help in WRs Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith.
Colts at Rams (-3, 44.5) | September 10 at 4:25 PM ET
Andrew Luck is out for Week 1. The Colts don’t have the talent to compete this season.
Seahawks at Packers (-3, 50) September 10 at 4:25 PM ET
The last time Seattle won in Green Bay was back in 1999. They are 0-7 straight up in their last seven visits to Lambeau Field and 0-4 ATS in their last four.
Panthers (-5.5, 48) at 49ers September 10 at 4:25 PM ET
The 49ers have a new head-coach in Kyle Shanahan, but they don’t have the talent to win this season.
NY Giants at Cowboys (-3, 47.5) | September 10 at 8:30 PM ET
The Giants swept the Cowboys last season. This year they added WR Brandon Marshall and Dallas won’t have their best offensive weapon in Zeke Elliott. It’s a tailor-made win for the G-Men.
Saints at Vikings (-3, 48) | September 11 at 7:10 PM ET
RB Adrian Peterson wants to stick it to the Vikings. So there’s that.
Chargers at Broncos (-3, 43) | September 11 at 10:20 PM ET
The Broncos have beaten the Chargers in four straight games at Mile-High. The Chargers only hope is to score a couple lucky TDs versus a top-tier Broncos defense.