Week 1 Prediction by Steven McGraw

By Steven Mcgraw
Aug. 29, 2018

With the kickoff of week 1 of the NFL regular season just around the corner here is the first edition of week by week predictions. So here are my week 1 predictions, including scores, teams records to date, and a light article. Enjoy and follow for more articles including individual team analysis, weekly predictions and more.

Team Records

AFC East

New England 1-0 Buffalo 1-0

Miami 0-1 NY Jets 0-1

NFC East

Philadelphia 0-1 Washington 1-0

Dallas 1-0 NY Giants 0-1

AFC North

Pittsburgh 1-0 Baltimore 0-1

Cleveland 0-1 Cincinnati 0-1

NFC North

Minnesota 1-0 Green Bay 1-0

Detroit 1-0 Chicago 0-1

AFC West

Kansas City 1-0 Oakland 0-1

LA Chargers 0-1 Denver 0-1

NFC West

LA Rams 1-0 Arizona 0-1

Seattle 1-0 San Francisco 0-1

AFC South

Indianapolis 1-0 Jacksonville 1-0

Tennessee 1-0 Houston 0-1

NFC South

Carolina 0-1 New Orleans 1-0

Tampa Bay 0-1 Atlanta 1-0

Matchup Winner

Week 1

Jacksonville v NY Giants Jacksonville 23-10

Chicago v Green Bay Green Bay 31-13

Atlanta v Philadelphia Atlanta 45-31

Pittsburgh v Cleveland Pittsburgh 20-10

Cincinnati v Indianapolis Indianapolis 12-9

Tennessee v Miami Tennessee 27-12

San Francisco v Minnesota Minnesota 31-24

Houston v New England New England 23-20

Tampa Bay v New Orleans New Orleans 38-27

Buffalo v Baltimore Buffalo 13-10

Kansas City v LA Chargers Kansas City 49-17

Seattle v Denver Seattle 24-16

Washington v Arizona Washington 21-17

Dallas v Carolina Dallas 17-13

NY Jets v Detroit Detroit 20-17

LA Rams v Oakland LA Rams 31-27

Week 1 features some interesting matchups, such as Atlanta facing Philadelphia in what is sure to be a high flying, score heavy shootout. I have Atlanta winning this matchup simply because Philadelphia is without Wentz and reports say Foles has been shaky in practice. Meanwhile Matt Ryan is an MVP candidate with weapons like Julio jones, Mohamed Sanu, Devonta Freeman, and Tevin Coleman in addition to a solid young defense Atlanta will be a hard team to beat this season. Another great week 1 matchup will feature the LA Rams and Oakland. Oakland didn’t play to their potential last year and while making some additions in the off-season (Jordy Nelson) I’m not sure they have what it takes to beat the Rams. I do think this team has talent but they need to stay out of their heads and the receivers need to start catching passes or they will be underwhelming once again.

Thanks for reading, Steven