Week 1 has come and gone with some pretty shocking results and injuries.
The first week of the NFL season for fans is an exciting time, holiday like for most of America. Take it from me, I’m a huge hockey guy and I don’t get this excited over the NHL’s opening week of the season. However you celebrated, there is always this massive expectation of upsets, blowouts, and key injuries.
Thursday had all of them rolled into one game. Cheesy banner hoisting celebration, shocking Vegas point spread of 9, shocking upset from the underdog, key injuries from Danny Amendola’s concussion and Eric Berry’s torn Achilles, and the game was basically a blowout.
Sunday was much of the same, Ravens blowout/shutout the Bengals, Jags shockingly blowout the Texans, Rams took the Colts to the woodshed, and we saw the loss of one of the top 2 best running backs in the game, David Johnson, get a dislocated wrist which will more than likely have him out 2-3 months.
We saw a bunch of rookies take control of their respected positions and make key differences in games, TJ Watt, Dalvin Cook, Kareem Hunt, Kenny Golladay, Tarik Cohen, Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey, Haason Reddick, and Cooper Kupp.
Wow, what a first week!
Now to my predictions. I shocked myself. I pulled out some close ones and some really caught me off guard but to have 61.5% winners ATS and 64.28% winners with the O/U for the first week? I’ll take that a run with it. I’m a genius, football psychic, I have the crystal ball of the NFL and baby, I’m just handing out free cash left and right.
The “what if’s”. I was a late Tarik Cohen TD and a blocked Chargers field goal from having those pushes as winners (66%) and if Forbath doesn’t miss his extra point, my O/U’s would’ve been the same (66%).
Colin Cowherd’s Blazing 5:
How did Colin Cowherd’s Blazing 5 do? He stated it was the best opening week since he’s been doing it. He went 4-1 picking the Eagles (-1), Ravens (+3), Lions (+2), and Packers (-3). Obviously the 49ers (+5.5) were the ones that prevented him from a perfect record to start.
Come back Thursday for the tomorrow nights matchup and prediction.