Welcome to the fifth year of The Wrong Football’s Pick Competition between Dan and me. The current overall standings are three seasons to one for me and this year we will be making more of a feature of Competition Thursday where I’ll update you on how we went last week with our picks, the overall standings, and new this year we’ll be bringing the trivia competition from the podcast to the blog.
Each week Dan’s dad will be setting us a question that Dan and I will be answering with the Sunday picks. Because we are gentlemen there will be no looking up the answers on the internet. The answer will be confirmed in the Wednesday night newsletter so do sign-up here as apart from that answer you’ll also get a roundup of the week in the NFL and the blog as well as a sneak preview of Thursday’s trivia question.
Anyway, without further ado, onto tonight’s opening game!
Falcons @ Eagles (-3.5)
It’s always tricky to pick games early in the season given that pre-season is not that strong an indicator of how a team will play, but the Eagles have enough injuries and an absence of touchdowns for the first team offence in pre-season for me to be tempted by the extra half point for the underdogs. The Falcons were not so far away from beating the Eagles in the playoffs last season and will have revenge on their mind so whilst I could regret this, I’m taking the half point.
As for Dan, ‘Last year’s Super Bowl champions are going to kick off the year with a win. Eagles for me.’
Gee’s Pick: Falcons
Dan’s Pick: Eagles
Week 1 Trivia
All teams aspire to finish as high as they can so we kick off the new season with a question about the Highest Altitude of NFL Stadia. At 5280 feet the Broncos Mile High Stadium is way too easy as a question but, at 1070 feet, who comes in second?