Alright, so I will be starting an NHL pick of the week and NFL pick of the week from here on out. This will be short and simple nothing crazy no big detail explanation just showing you my pick and stating my reasoning. One pick every NFL week and 1 pick every week when the NHL regular season starts.
Here it is, NFL pick of the week.
Giants @ Cowboys:
Why the Giants well it is this simple, the Giants yes have been not so great vs Dallas over the last 7 years, they are 7-9 since 2010 and 4-7 on Sunday Night football vs Dallas. Sure, it may seem like all signs are pointing to Dallas for this one but, this is not a 2017, 2016, 2015 Dallas team anymore. Dak Prescott has thrown 1 touchdown pass in the last four weeks he has a 63 completion percentage and his highest passing game was 200+ yards in week 15, since that he has thrown for around 160-181 yards in the last four weeks. On top of that the Cowboys receivers are who? Allen Hurns, Tavon Austin and Cole Beasley? Well on the other end of the ball the Giants have Odell Beckham Jr, Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram and now a run game in Seqon Barkley. Yes, the Cowboys have Ezekiel Elliot so it will be a tale of Barkley vs Elliot. And the Giants all they have to do really is shut down the Cowboys offense which is not too hard, keep Dak under 200 yards which seems do able. Make sure the Giants o-line is not a complete abysmal and this game is all Giants. They lost by 5 by to the Jaguars and the Cowboys lost to the Panthers by 8 and only scored 8 points themselves in week one. The Giants in Dallas, mark it down and lock it in. Done deal people, see ya next week.
Week Two Predictions:
Minnesota keeps it close with Green Bay but Packers come out on top. Late in this game I don’t think Kirk Cousins is going to be able to keep pace with Aaron Rodgers as we saw in week one with Rodgers.
A dog fight in New Orleans? I don’t think the Browns are going to go down as easy anymore. This will be a huge test for both teams. Browns come out after a tie, and Saints come out after a terrible loss. A big game, lets’ see if Tyrod can have a better completion percentage then 36 percent.
New England vs Jacksonville a repeat of the AFC Championship, this will be a fun one. Jalen Ramsey will be up this usual, Tom Brady vs Blake Bortles, Corey Clement was added to the Patriots roster. This is going to be either a shoot out or 30 point total game. Too unpredictable but the Jags in Jacksonville I think they get their redemption this game.
Jets go 2-0 to start, home opener coming off a 48 point performance and Darnold now feeling a little more confident going up against a worse defense than Detroit. Miami and Jets always have good games as it is divisional rivals but The Dolphins offense and defense do not worry me too much for the Jets to handle.
Philadelphia tested on the road after a big win for Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers had their way with the Saints defense but to do it against an Eagles defense that allowed 12 points and 299 total yards is going to be a test for Fitzpatrick and the Bucs. I don’t the Bucs offense having their way once again, a questionable start for Wentz, and with Nick Foles in this may be another 40 point total game.
Jimmy G and the 49ers bounce back, what a terrible start for the 49ers offense, Jimmy G threw 3 INTS and a measly 261 yards going 15/33 in week one. The 49ers come back home vs a shaken up Detroit team.
Giants in Dallas, the two offense struggled last week as the Giants put up 15 points and the Cowboys put up 8 points. A divisional rivalry game, could lead to a blow out. Two very good running backs going head to head, this will be a game of who can control the ground. The Giants have better offensive tools but if they cannot click on that offensive line it will be tough. Still I think with how the Giants played last week they will come out on top this week vs Dallas.
What a start to the season, I mean whenever fantasy football kicks off it is a good thing. But we did not have many eye opening surprised but, some takeaways from this week and what we can expect heading into Week 2…
Takeaways from Week One:
Who’s back field is it in Baltimore? Alex Collins or Kenneth Dixon? Collins had 7 rushes for 13 yards with 1 touchdown while Dixon had 13 touches for 44 yards and a touchdown. Collins also fumbled while Dixon did not… Spreading the ball in Baltimore was a week one theme, as 7 different receivers touched the ball 3 or more times. Ravens leading receiver was Willie Snead with 49 yards and 4 catches. It seems as Snead- John Brown- Michael Crabtree will be the core this year.
Was it the right call to put Josh Allen in? Throwing the rookie into a game where they were getting blown out of the water may have been a good or bad thing. As it seems Allen did not mind it throwing for 74 yards going 6/15, rushing for 26 yards on 4 attempts and no interceptions. This heats up the QB talk in Buffalo even more now as Nathan Peterman threw 2 INT’s went 5/18 and 24 yards total.
Cleveland for real? Ties are no fun, but if you have not won a game in a year plus, you have to be ok with it. The Browns welcomed the Steelers to Cleveland and without Le’Von Bell the Steelers may have struggled, although James Conner rushed 31 times for 135 yards and 2 touchdowns, is Bell done? Anyways the Browns went neck and neck with the Steelers while the Browns offense struggled their defense held the fort down. This is a good sign for the Browns as Tyrod Taylor threw for 197 yards but converted on just 15 of his 40 attempts. Taylor’s spot is up for grabs and Baker Mayfield breathes down his neck…
Tampa Bay?????????? Ryan Fitzpatrick????????? This is a fluke 1000% if Fitzpatrick can do this for even two games straight I’ll eat my dogs crap. Fitzpatrick went 21/28 with FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTEEN YARDS. Almost out performing Drew Brees… This game made Vegas a ton of money also. Other than the Fitzpatrick story the Saints D really sh*t the bed.
Sam Darnold and the Jets, how about it. His first drive is a pick-6, then he comes back and goes 16/21 with 198 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Jets was electric as Isiah Crowell had 10 rushes for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns, Quincy Enunwa had 6 catches for 62 yards, a ot of bright spots for the Jets on both sides of the ball. But it was Detroit, and the Jets do play Miami and then Cleveland, this shall be interesting…