We made it! The first Sunday. Here is the schedule along with Covers.com spread and the over/under. Below is Cowherd’s Blazing 5.
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills, 1:00pm (Bills -8, O/U: 40)
Two teams looking to purposely tank this year, Jets more than the Bills. I really don’t know what to say about it other than both teams being stinkers. Bills win 24-10.
Atlanta Falcons at Chicago Bears, 1:00pm (Bears +6, O/U: 48.5)
Powerhouse offense against a softie in the NFC. No proven leader for the Bears makes this one an ugly game for them. Falcons win on the road and exact a little revenge for the 28-3 super bowl disaster. Expect a road blowout. Falcons win 38-10.
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00pm (Bengals -3, O/U: 41.5)
This is usually a great game with great defenses clashing. I like the Bengals offense more but they have to deal with their top linebacker being suspended. Should be a close one. Bengals win 21-14.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns, 1:00pm (Browns +9, O/U: 46.5)
Well, another year has arrived for the Browns and another rough start is awaiting them. Some of the most dynamic players in the league are on the Steelers roster. Expect another blowout on the road. Steelers win 41-13.
Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions, 1:00pm (Lions +2.5, O/U: 48)
Time for Stafford to show off the most expensive arm in the league. Cardinals defense should be ready for the task. Lions win 31-28.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans, 1:00pm (Texans -5, O/U: 39.5)
What an abysmal game. I see many turnovers coming. Houston strong brings a certain strength. Texans 24-10.
Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans, 1:00pm (Titans -3, O/U: 50.5)
Raiders going across the country to the Titans. Titans look to be a top 5 team in the league. Should be a great showdown against 2 young stars under center. Titans defense is the difference maker. Titans win 20-14.
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins, 1:00pm (Redskins +1, O/U: 48)
Eagles look to build on a very successful rookie season for Wentz while the Redskins deal with another average year from Cousins. Eagles win 27-21.
Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05pm (Rams -4.5, O/U: 41.5)
No Luck for the Colts in LA. We get to see if Goff can take advantage of that since his offense will probably have the most time on the field. Rams win 24-13.
Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers, 4:25pm (Packers -3, O/U: 51)
Always an amazing week one matchup. Seattle makes it tough against the Pack but the Pack are pretty damn good at home. Lacy doesn’t make a huge impact coming back to Lambeau with the packers front 7. Packers win 35-31
Carolina Panthers at San Francisco 49ers, 4:25pm (49ers +5, O/U: 47.5)
Panthers have to fly cross country to play this one, and usually that affects teams pretty good. Expect Cam and the Panthers to play well given being on the west coast. 49ers basically have new management and have Hyde and Garcon to lead this offense with formidable Hoyer under center. Panthers win 28-24.
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, 8:30pm (Cowboys -4, O/U: 47.5)
Zeke is loose, no suspension but OBJ has an ankle issue and is a game time decision. Many think he’ll sit but it’s still not certain. Cowboys win 34-21.
Colin Cowherd’s Blazing 5: