The NFL regular season begins tonight at 8:30 p.m. EST!
Like last year, I’ll do my best at predicting each game throughout the season, starting with tonight’s Thursday Night Showdown between our beloved Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Steelers Vs Patriots: Patriots 24 – 16
Patriots are great at home, but they may struggle tonight, leading to a close game.
Colts Vs Bills: Colts 42 – 17
The Colts have too much offense and the Bills don’t have enough. Difference in this game.
Chiefs Vs Texans: Chiefs 21 – 17
I don’t believe in the Texans Quarterbacks, so I don’t think they will win even with that defense.
Seahawks Vs Rams: Rams 28 – 16
Rams at home. Great defense and a better QB should make that division interesting and make the Rams a tough team to beat.
Browns Vs Jets: Jets 17 – 14
Who is going to start for Cleveland? If it is Josh McCowan the Browns will lose, and if it is Jonny Football they may win. This will be a low scoring game and it might showcase some embarrassing offenses.
Packers Vs Bears: Packers 38 – 28
Green Bay too much offense for the Bears even if they are on the road. Cutler may put up some points on his own against the Green Bay defense, leading to a high scoring game.
Dolphins Vs Redskins: Dolphins 27 – 20
Dolphins, but Kirk Cousin may play well enough to keep it close.
Saints Vs Cardinals: Saints 21 – 14
I like Drew Brees and the Saints this year. I like a healthy Palmer and the Arizona team too. This should be a good game and I just guessed at this one, so don’t get too upset.
Lions Vs Chargers: Chargers 35 – 28
Chargers at home in one awesome high scoring game.
Ravens Vs Broncos: Broncos 24 – 21
Broncos and Peyton are tough to beat at home. And, we all know the Ravens don’t like to show up for games until the postseason.
Titans Vs Buccaneers: Buccaneers 20 – 17
Bucs at home and that is the only reason. That and I think Jameis may be a little more football ready than Mariota.
Bengals Vs Raiders: Bengals 23 – 20
Bengals on the road in a close one. The Raiders are better, but the Bengals are the overall better team. Better offense (barely) and better defense.
Giants Vs Cowboys: Cowboys 34 – 28
I love the Dallas Cowboys this year and Tony Romo at home will be too much for the Giants.
Eagles Vs Falcons: Falcons 31 – 20
Falcons at home. The Eagles, if and when they do score will be too fast, and the Falcons will wear their defense out, leading to the win. Falcons offense is very good and it should put up the points against a shaky defense.
Vikings Vs 49ers: Vikings 17 – 10
Probably low scoring. The 49ers are going to be really bad this year. I might not pick them in any games. I’m sure they will win one, but they are going to be so bad.