Tom Brady To Lift Bucs, Hard To Trust The Cowboys And The Jets Still Stink
Published Sept. 9, 2020
The NFL is here!
And let’s hope it stays that way in this COVID-19 era.
The first week of the season is one of the most difficult to predict winners because you really don’t know what to expect from teams. Everyone’s a winner until the first game is played!
This year is especially tough because there were no preseason games. And two of the biggest questions are: can Tom Brady make an instant winning impact on the Tampa Bay Bucs, and can Bill Belichick win without Tom Brady?
There are many other questions, as well, such as are the Dallas Cowboys really a Super Bowl contender or really flops again? Will the LA Rams revert back to their Super Bowl stud status or back to last year’s “what the heck happened” 4-12?
So let’s see what does happen, as I make my Week 1 picks, based on confidence points.
|Game#||Visitor||Home||Your Pick||Conf. Pts|
|1||Houston Texans||Kansas City Chiefs||KC (home)||14|
|2||Seattle Seahawks||Atlanta Falcons||SEA (visitor)||9|
|3||Cleveland Browns||Baltimore Ravens||BAL (home)||16|
|4||New York Jets||Buffalo Bills||BUF (home)||13|
|5||Las Vegas Raiders||Carolina Panthers||CAR (home)||3|
|6||Chicago Bears||Detroit Lions||DET (home)||7|
|7||Indianapolis Colts||Jacksonville Jaguars||IND (visitor)||1|
|8||Green Bay Packers||Minnesota Vikings||MIN (home)||10|
|9||Miami Dolphins||New England Patriots||NE (home)||12|
|10||Philadelphia Eagles||Washington Redskins||PHI (visitor)||11|
|11||Los Angeles Chargers||Cincinnati Bengals||LAC (visitor)||8|
|12||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||New Orleans Saints||TAM (visitor)||2|
|13||Arizona Cardinals||San Francisco 49ers||SF (home)||15|
|14||Dallas Cowboys||Los Angeles Rams||LA (home)||6|
|15||Pittsburgh Steelers||New York Giants||PIT (visitor)||5|
|16||Tennessee Titans||Denver Broncos||TEN (visitor)||4|
Tie breaker score: 35
Second Tie Breaker, Total Score of the Detroit Lions game: 34
Here are insights behind my picks:
• Not a lot of faith in New England this year long-term but for the season opener it’s impossible to go against Belichick.
• Tom Brady is a game-changer. Even with the Bucs.
• The Jets still stink.
• Don’t trust either the Cowboys OR the Rams, but trust the Cowboys less than the Rams.
Good luck with your picks and predictions!