After 7 plus months, we are finally back and ready for the first week of the 2020 NFL Season. Here are my predictions for the first week of Football!
Texans at Chiefs
Chiefs 35 Texans 21
The Chiefs pick up right where they left off last year. Pat Mahomes throws 4 touchdowns while the man who just got paid, Deshaun Watson, throws for 3 touchdowns. The Chiefs start off 2020 in tremendous fashion en route to another great season under Andy Reid.
Jets at Bills
Bills 41 Jets 14
The Bills completely destroy the Jets in this divisional Week 1 match up. The Jets can't seem to do anything on defense as expected and they allow 5 touchdowns. Stefon Diggs has a great first game, quickly developing a rapport with Josh Allen. The Bills prove they are NOT over hyped in a great 1-0 start to their season.
Packers at Vikings
Vikings 17 Packers 14
Wow what a great game this is. The Vikings, despite not having Stefon Diggs this year, prevail in a great back and forth game. The Packers offense can't seem to get going and can only muscle 14 points. In the end its a field goal that separates the two in a great 1pm affair
Eagles at The Washington Football Team
Eagles 27 Washington 3
The Eagles power through here and hold Washington to 3 points. Washington, who has struggled a lot in the recent past, struggles here as Dwayne Haskins throws 3 interceptions in his debut and their offense falls apart. The Eagles on the other hand, play great offense and stroll to a week 1 victory.
Browns at Ravens
Ravens 28 Browns 24
The Ravens offense puts up 28 points to barely beat the Browns. Cleveland fights Baltimore throughout the game to prove that they have become a true contender. This match-up should have everything a NFL fan would want as you get a surging Ravens team up against a Cleveland Browns team that will have a chance to sneak into the playoffs for the first time since 2002.
Colts at Jaguars
Colts 24 Jaguars 13
The Jaguars are clearly in a rebuild state and are not going to be competing for the Super Bowl this year. On the other hand the Colts are revitalized with Philip Rivers at the center of their team. This game should be slow, but in the end, it will be Indianapolis who comes out on top.
Raiders at Panthers
Raiders 31 Panthers 24
These two teams are pretty evenly matched. Carolina will be leaning heavily on Bridgewater in this game as he proved that he could play last year. For the Raiders, they are looking to make the playoffs this year after just missing them last year. This game will be close, but in the end, the Raiders will show up and win behind Derek Carr and Josh Jacobs. Be sure to watch out for Henry Ruggs III as he makes his NFL debut.
Bears at Lions
Bears 21 Lions 17
After naming Mitchell Trubisky the starter, the Bears seem to be confident in their offense to make a leap from last season's performance. In Week 1, they go up against divisional opponent Detroit Lions. The Lions obviously have Stafford as QB, but the positions around him might need some help. This will be a good game to watch as it should be very close. In the end the Bears will come out as winners in a well fought battle.
Seahawks at Falcons
Seahawks 53 Falcons 21
What a big game this should be for Seattle. Russell Wilson is done playing around after coming up short against the Packers last season. Russell Wilson should play well and the Seahawks should greatly overpower the Falcons. For the Falcons, they will not be able to stop Seattle and they start the season 0-1.
Dolphins at Pats
Pats 28 Dolphins 14
The Patriots are going to take their first game of the season with Cam Newton playing great in his debut. Despite a plethora of offseason moves, the Dolphins will not be able to stop Cam Newton in this first game. The Patriots will prove to critics that they are still here and are still contenders in the AFC.
Chargers at Bengals
Chargers 27 Bengals 24
The Bengals will try to have a winning season this year behind number one pick Joe Burrow. The Chargers will try for a winning season as well behind Tyrod Taylor in Week 1. This game should get close, but Keenan Allen should make a difference after a huge breakout year last year. Although Justin Herbert isn't starting, he will make a difference for sure if he gets the nod later in the season.
Cardinals at 49ers
49ers 37 Cardinals 21
This should be a well fought game by both teams. The 49ers are back for revenge after losing in the Super Bowl last year. The Cardinals are ready this year with Kyler Murray throwing passes to D Hop. I'm taking the Niners though because they are going to be a fighting team this year trying to get back to the Super Bowl.
Buccaneers at Saints
Saints 35 Buccaneers 28
What a game this will be. A battle of two old QBs that can still play the game. The Buccaneers look really good on paper, however we will see how good they can play in Week 1. The saints have been heart broken over and over again but this year looks like it will be different. This will be the best game in Week 1 so be sure to check it out.
Cowboys at Rams
Cowboys 27 Rams 21
The Cowboys have been a very odd team in past years. This Year they will look to make the playoffs behind thanks to an improved receiving core. They have some great offense but they will need things to work out with a new coaching staff. The Cowboys can certainly win this year, but they need to play hard and win. For the Rams, they need to get ahead early to win. The Rams were very disappointing last year and that can't happen this year if they want to win. In the end, it should be a great game but the Cowboys should be the winners.
Steelers at Giants
Steelers 14 Giants 3
This will be a low scoring affair as the Steelers look to make the playoffs and start off 1-0. The Giants are still in rebuild mode and are trying to figure out what they're capable of doing. When it comes down to these two teams, we will see a close game with the Steelers breaking away late.
Titans at Broncos
Broncos 24 Titans 21
In the last game of the week, the Broncos will outlast the Titans in a great game. Ryan Tannehill and the Titans will fall in a very well fought battle versus Drew Lock. I think we will see lots of action in this game as it comes down to the wire to end Week One.
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