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It has been a surreal few days in the UK and with a lot going on personally our picks saw both Dan and I back the Bills in Thursday night’s season opener against the Rams and be proved correct. We have also had Russ join the group this seasons so I’ll bring his pick totals starting next Thursday and we’ll see how things go.

Survivor Competition

It is interesting that both Dan I went for road teams this week as Dan is backing the Broncos in Seattle whilst I am backing the Colts against the Texans. Let’s see if one of us has got our early predictions really out of whack.

Week 1 Selection:

Gee:    Colts
Dan:    Broncos

Bold Prediction of the Week

There’s a reason my bold prediction is bold this week, in that for some reason I decided to back the Falcons to keep the game within six points on the podcast. The numbers are against me in as is my actual pick below, but this is an accidental hedge I suppose.

Early Games:

I will be watching the Bengals welcoming the Steelers, nervous about the line but hopeful to win, and will also be watching the Jaguars visit Washington as I want to see what new head coach Doug Peterson has cooked up for Trevor Lawrence. I could just as easily be watching the Browns visiting the Panthers in the Baker Mayfield revenge game or any one of the others given there’s things to discover about every team in week one.

Saints @ Falcons (+5.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Saints
Dan’s Pick:      Saints

49ers @ Bears (+6.5)

Gee’s Pick:      49ers
Dan’s Pick:      49ers

Steelers @ Bengals (-6.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Steelers
Dan’s Pick:      Bengals

Eagles @ Lions (+4.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Lions
Dan’s Pick:      Eagles

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Gee’s Pick:      Dolphins
Dan’s Pick:      Dolphins

Ravens @ Jets (+5.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Ravens
Dan’s Pick:      Ravens

Jaguars @ Washington (-3.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Jaguars
Dan’s Pick:      Jaguars

Browns @ Panthers (+1.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Panthers
Dan’s Pick:      Panthers

Colts @ Texans (+8.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Texans
Dan’s Pick:      Colts

Late Games:

I think the best matchups are the Packers at the Vikings and Raiders at the Chargers – although the other two games have plenty to keep the interest in the later slot.

Giants @ Titans (-6.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Giants
Dan’s Pick:      Titans

Packers @ Vikings (+2.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Vikings
Dan’s Pick:      Packers

Chiefs @ Cardinals (+2.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Chiefs
Dan’s Pick:      Chiefs

Raiders @ Chargers (-3.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Chargers
Dan’s Pick:      Chargers

Sunday Night Football:

This is a weird game that I really struggled to call as I don’t like the off-season the Bucs’ offence had at all between injury and the situation with Tom Brady, but the Cowboys have to have taken a step backwards and at this early part of the season I’m simply grabbing the points at home and hoping for the best.

Buccaneers @ Cowboys (+2.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Cowboys
Dan’s Pick:      Buccaneers

Monday Night Football

A lot of the drama around this game is Russel Wilson’s return to Seattle, not to mention what Nathaniel Hackett has been cooking up for the Broncos new quarterback so this was the final full game I’ll be watching..

Broncos @ Seahawks (+4.5)

Gee’s Pick:      Broncos
Dan’s Pick:      Broncos