Monster’s Week 1 NFL Picks
Football is back! Here's how I see the first week of the NFL season turing out.
New England at Buffalo Bills:
You have a rookie QB in EJ Manuel going up against the Hoodie and Tom Brady. The Patriots defense should frustrate Manuel and Brady should have a field day against the Bills Defense
Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers:
Cam Newton says that this is the year that the Panthers are gonna make the playoffs, but he's going up against one if not the best defense in the NFL. I think that Russell Wilson will be better this year than he was last year. If there's going to be a major upset in Week 1, I think this can be it, but it's not happening the Seahawks will get to Newton and they win the game.
Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears:
The Bengals are the sexy pick to win the north in the AFC and at the same time nobody is giving any love to the Bears. I'm curious to see how the Bears come out with a new coach in Marc Trestman. The key to this game will be Jay Cutler. If he keeps his cool then I think that the Bears can win. This will be a good test for Andy Dalton and the Bengal offense. In the end they get the job done.
Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns:
I think this will be a shoot out, the Dolphins will go often to newly acquired WR Mike Wallace and the Browns will let Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson loose. The Dog Pound will rocking and rolling as the Browns give the city some early hope as they win this game
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
Adrian Peterson will start his quest for 2,000 rushing yards against a determined Lions defense that without a doubt had a disappointing year last year. The Lions will be ready for AP and Matt Stafford and Megatron will connect for a couple of TDs.
Oakland Raiders at Indianapolis Colts:
The Colts impressed everyone last year by making it to the playoffs last year. I think it will be harder for them to make it back this year but I do think that Andrew Luck will have a good year. The Terrelle Pryor era begins in Oakland for at least one week, which should make the game interesting but in the end the Colts are a better team and the Raiders will find it hard to win in Indy.
Kansas City Chiefs at Jacksonville Jaguars:
Both teams went 2-14 last year but don't let their record from last year fool you. One team has 6 Pro Bowlers on their team, a good coach in Andy Reid and a determined QB in Alex Smith. Maurice Jones Drew can't do it all by himself.
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints
This can be the most entertaining game of the week. I'm expecting a shoot out in this one. Drew Brees is getting his coach back in Sean Payton which means that the Saints will play better and the Superdome will be very loud. Matt Ryan has a loaded offense with great weapons in Tony Gonzales, Julio Jones and Stephen Jackson. Defense will be the key to this game, and in Big Easy, it will be hard for the Falcons.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Jets:
Simply put, the Jets are a mess. Geno Smith is starting be default and it seems that the front office and the coaching staff is divided as to who should be running the show. The Bucs have too much for the Jets and I wouldn't be surprised if Darrelle Revis gets at least one interception.
The Bucs win and the clock starts to tick on the Rex Ryan stay in NY.
Tennessee Titans at Pittsburg Steelers:
I think that the Steelers are going to make the playoffs so that means that they have to get the season off to a good start. Ben Roethlisburger will have a good game and the Steeler defense will shut down Chris Johnson.
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams
These are the two teams that no one will be paying attention to in the NFC West. The Carson Palmer era starts in Arizona and Sam Bradford has a lot to prove in St. Louis. The Rams have a better defense therefore, they get the victory.
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers:
The 49ers owned the Packers last year. I think the Packers will do better against Colin Kaepernick than they did the last time they played, but I don't think it will be enough to stop the defending NFC champs. The 49ers defense will be the difference in this game.
NY Giants at Dallas Cowboys:
Wether he wants to admit it or not, Cowboys coach Jason Garret is under a lot of pressure to get the Cowboys in the playoffs and actually win a playoff game. Another record of 8-8 and Garret will be gone. It's time for Tony Romo to earn all that money he got in the offseason. Eli Manning and the Giants are banged up to start the season. They will need a great offense gave if they want to beat the Cowboys new 4-3 defense.
For the Cowboys, Dez Bryant will be the difference.
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins:
This will be an interesting game because of two reasons. One because of the health of RG3, the other because of the new Chip Kelly Eagles offense led by Michael Vick. Kelly might be promising Eagles fans some great offensive outings but they don't have the firepower to stop RG3, especially in Washington.
Houston Texans at San Diego Chargers:
The Chargers will be fighting to stay out of last place in the AFC West. Philip Rivers needs to fix his interceptions problem. He needs help and he doesn't have it. The Texans on the other hand are Super Bowl contenders. That's all you need to know.
Bonus! Here are some College Football picks:
Utep over New Mexico, Michigan over Notre Dame, South Carolina over Georgia and Texas over BYU.
Enjoy the games!