The first game of the season may have been Thursday, but the real start of the NFL season is today. There are few things better in sports than the first full slate of NFL games on Sunday. Sure, it would be better if the Chiefs were involved, but other than that you couldn’t ask for much more.
As I was preparing for today like the rest of you, I got an email asking for some help with last minute picks. Though the first question was “How did you do last season?”
I was just north of 60% last year. I don’t think that’s too shabby and even though I started with a loss on Thursday, it seemed natural to post my picks here every week (more than an hour before kickoff going forward).
Minnesota at New Orleans (-6) – Saints
Miami at Buffalo (+3) – Dolphins
Detroit at Chicago (-6.5) – Lions
Oakland at Tennessee (-6.5) – Titans
Cincinnati at New England (-5.5) – Patriots
Carolina at NY Giants (-7) – Panthers
Atlanta at Pittsburgh (+1.5) – Falcons
Cleveland at Tampa Bay (-3) – Browns
Denver at Jacksonville (-3) – Broncos
Indianapolis at Houston (+2.5) – Colts
Arizona at St. Louis (+4) – Cardinals
Green Bay at Philadelphia (+3) – Packers
San Francisco at Seattle (+3) – Niners
Dallas at Washington (+3.5) – Cowboys
Baltimore at NY Jets (-2.0) – Jets
San Diego at Kansas City (+5) – Chiefs
Taking 11 road teams? Could be an ugly start this year!