After a long, long wait-the NFL is finally here, and we couldn’t be more excited!
COVID is long gone, the ballsy hot days of summer are a mere scar from the sunburns, and everything is coming up pumpkin spice.
It’s NFL time!
Wade and Ryan are back at it, making their predictions in our Week 1 Picks podcast.
Make sure you listen to it over, and over to get all the nuggets of information distilled by the boys.
Among some of the things and games the boys talk about in this podcast includes:
Eagles (-5) vs Lions +48.5
Has everyone had a big gulpy slurp of Dan Campbell juice from Hard Knocks? Be careful, it’s full of caffeine!
HBO and the smooth voice of Liev Schreiber once again lulled us into believing that slick editing and inspirational music would help make a 3 win team better.
Only the season will tell.
What was telling was how the Eagles were able to make the playoffs in a ‘re-building’ year. Jalen Hurts and the Philly running game were able to put together a respectable season last year, and they only look to get better with some key additions to make for a deeper push this year.
Detroit has been Hard Knocking it, but they still have Jared Goff and a QB bench that even the Steelers could look down on.
Great running game, improved D, but you still gotta score.
Ryan likes the Lions to lickety-split the Eagles. He thinks that the running game and speedy receivers will be too much for the Eagles.
Wade is big on Philly, and thinks that this game will show that Detroit is not the motor city that people are hyping it up to be this season.
Ryan- Lions 23 Eagles 20
Wade-Eagles 31 Lions 24
Browns vs Panthers (1.5) +42.5
These lines have shifted quicker than an earthquake at a California cocaine party.
It started with the Browns being favoured, moved to the Panthers, had no line, was even and last was at 1.5 points for the Browns.
All eyes on Baker, as Mayfield hosts his former team in an ego battle like no other.
Matt Rhule needs a win here-not only to keep his job safe, but to also not lose the fans to start the season.
Christian McC is back, and Robbie Anderson might have the playmaker he needs to gash the backfield with incredible plays.
The Browns have been rubbed down, iced, and given a little moisturiser to start their season, as all eyes and hands have been rubbing down Deshaun.
Facing the ire of their fans, and the league, the Browns have opted to let Brissett take the reigns of a very capable Cleveland team.
Ryan has Baker and the boys laying a little beating on Cleveland, with revenge hot on his mind for week 1.
Wade on the other hand thinks that the Browns and the pressure might be a bit much for Baker in week 1, with Chubb and Hunt doing most of the work for the Browns.
He also sees loads of turnovers in a sloppy game.
Ryan-Panthers 28-Browns 20
Wade-Browns 24 Panthers 20
Raiders vs Chargers (3.5) +52
Lock up your china mom, the boys are battling it out in the living room tonight!
The AFC West battle starts out in fine form, as the LA Chargers and their fanless stadium host the under the influence Las Vegas Raiders.
It’s Carr vs Herbert in a showdown, throw down!
Vegas has blown many wads over the past few years, having many of their draft picks burn up quickly in the desert sun.
Through attrition the Raiders have found their squad, adding in Devante Adams as well as some O line pieces to give Derek a wee bit more time.
Don’t forget about Darren Waller and Josh Jacobs as well.
The LA Chargers were a thrill to watch last year, as Justin Herbert challenged Joe Burrow for newbie QB you wish was on your fantasy.
LA added Mack to the D, as well as giving Herbert some supporting tools for a longer distance drive into the playoffs this year.
Ryan likes the Chargers to win, but doesn’t think that Vegas will be an easy opponent.
Too much talent on both sides to allow the Raiders to keep it close.
Wade also thinks that this AFC doozy will be close, with the Chargers having that extra spark for victory. There will be plenty of fantasy points in this one.
Ryan-Chargers 30 Raiders 27
Wade-Chargers 33 Raiders 30
Let’s not forget that it’s week 1, so whatever you thought you knew is most likely wrong.
No one really knows what the heck is going on until week 5, so at least find solace in that if you suck a big stone in week 1.