NFL 2018: Week 1 Predictions
With the start of the NFL season fast approaching, I take a look at all of the week 1 matchups and predict who will get their first win of the season.
Falcons vs Eagles
What a great game to kick off the 2018 NFL season. The reigning Superbowl champions against the 2016 runners-up. There is still some concern about Carson Wentz’s availability, meaning Nick Foles could be taking the snaps behind centre. I see the Falcons firepower being slightly too much for the reigning champs.
Bills vs Ravens
In a slightly less glamorous matchup, The Bills visit Baltimore to take on the Ravens. The Bills have to decide between Nathan Peterman and Josh Allen under center. Whoever ends up being the starting QB for the Bills could well be in for a rough day. The Ravens had a league high 22 interceptions in 2017, as well as 41 sacks. Pair that with a porous Buffalo Offensive Line and an inexperienced QB, and it could be a long day at the office for the Bills Offense.
Steelers vs Browns
I’m predicting a good season for the Cleveland Browns, at roughly the 6-8 wins mark. But playing against the Steelers in week 1 is a tough start to the season. Despite the browns strengthening in all areas, I see the Steelers firepower being too much Hue Jackson’s team. Keep an eye on Antonio Brown giving no.4 overall pick, Denzel Ward, a rough introduction to the NFL.
Bengals vs Colts
This is a battle between two teams who could be propping up their divisions come the end of the season. I see this one being a tight contest between two evenly matched teams. If the Bengals have AJ Green, John Ross, Joe Mixon and Tyler Eifert all healthy, then I think they will be just too much for the Colts D to handle.