Week 1 is upon us, so who do you bet on?
The first week back is usually a little rusty, and full of nerves (as we saw on Thursday), so picking for week 1 can always be a bit tricky.
Luckily our boy Wade has made some stellar predictions to help you out.
His advice for week 1-batten down the hatches!
The hurricane that wasn’t has just passed the east coast leaving cities wet, windy and restless.
This will translate to the games, as the high humidity in the area will be a benefit to the home teams in the areas. The players will be use to the damp, the visiting teams…not so much.
Home games usually mean a lot in week 1 as the fans are back and clamouring for more football.
Wade has the Jaguars upsetting the Chiefs, despite their O-Line woes.
He also has the soggy Dolphins playing plucky football, but ultimately losing.
He also sees a big game for the Panthers who will be hosting the Chargers.
Look for McCaffrey to have a monster game here.
Make sure you listen to our podcast to get all the details!
Good luck everyone!
Who wins Super Bowl 54?
It all depends on who you ask.
In this case we ask actor/comedian David Whitney to give us his prediction for the big game on Feb 2, 2019.
An ardent Giants fan, one would think that David would choose the Big Blue Machine, but he does not.
David goes off on an AFC vs NFC trailblazing route here, choosing the Rivers-led LA Chargers (or San Angeles Chargers) vs the mercurial Minnesota Vikings.
David actually believes that the Vikings will WIN!
Not only that, David predicts that the Vikings will win 36-28 over the Chargers, and hoisting the Lombardi trophy.
Do you have a prediction?
Let’s figure out the odds.
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It’s that time of the year when every jackass with a football yob makes their blind predictions for the NFL season.
Luckily, we have own blind, yob, and his name is Ryan Cull.
Ryan is an ardent Bills fan, so choosing this must be hard for him.
An all Pennsylvania game, with the Eagles topping the Steelers.
What are the odds on this?
Who is going to win it all this year?
That’s what savvy, betting, NFL fans look at when it comes to cashing out, and buying that 1 bedroom condo in Boca Raton.
When it comes to the NFC, we have our own predictions that can help you buy that lonely villa.
For the NFC East, there can be no other victor than the Philadelphia Eagles.
Bearing a burning season of injuries and admissions, the Eagles look to thrash the Redskins, Cowboys, and Giants.
With a solid running game, fresh receivers and a QB who isn’t looking over his shoulder-the Eagles look set to beat up on this division.
Take them easily.
The NFC North isn’t so easy.
While many laugh and lament at the woes of Aaron Rodgers, there is no doubt that he needs to rebound this year to satisfy the hype.
Or has the sun set on A-A-Ron?
With the Bears starting to jive last year, and a new defensive coach-we like the Bears to outlast this tough division.
The Vikings have yet to show what they ‘got’ for this season, and the Lions are…well, the Lions.
Taking it to the NFC South, the real focus will be on Drew Brees and the Saints.
Can they come back from a dreadful loss last season after such a promising start?
The rest of the division is still in divisions, so the Saints need to focus on their home wins, as well as crushing road rivals.
Saints move on.
Will the Rams repeat this year after a crushing Super Bowl loss to the Patriots?
Despite Jared Goff receiving insane money, they don’t have all of the tools that they had last year.
Add to this the shaky knees of Todd Gurley, and there are questions.
The Seahawks have made numerous changes to their roster this season, not only to establish the running game, but to give more tools to Russell Wilson.
We see this paying off.
Recap: Eagles; Bears; Saints & Seahawks
The south will rise again! Andrew Luck will not.
His body was burdened and broken as he limped into his 2019 season so humbled, even Samuel L Jackson offered his ‘Glass’ skills to save the man humiliation.
The Colts went from division favourites to division fantasists, which happens quickly.
Jacky Briskett has yet to prove, & is probably blinded by the new lights.
The franchise is in rebuild.
The Texans are driving down the NFL road like a camp mon whose kids just puked in the back seat on a 6 hr car journey.
Clowney-out. Lamar Miller broken. JJ Watt is put together with bandages, smiles and God’s wishes.
This has to be the end of the experiment. Sorry Bill, but it isn’t working.
Titans? No really…Titans?
What have they done? What are they going to do?
Mariota is trying to justify the dog turds on his lawn to get something going in Tennessee other than meth and slow jam country.
Henry is the only salvation in a dire O line that is so ravaged, it is sponsored by an opiod company (kidding).
Speaking of meth, Blake Blortles is gone from Jacksonville.
‘Good Place’ references aside, he was a turd-bungling, stumbler who might have turfed a D.
If you don’t know what I just said, you may have never been to Jacksonville.
Big Nick is in town, which actually sounds very Jacksonville.
They still love to plug their D, & should be able to lock down this weekend division now that Luck is outta.
As for the rest of the Colts, it’s a tough rally-but a needed one. YOu’re ‘Lucked Out’, what can you do to salvage the season?
Wade & Ryan both have the Jacksonville Jaguars winning this division and moving on to the playoffs.
Will their AFC south pluck continue on after that?
Wade & Ryan are not to expectant.
Look for them to choke out soon into the playoffs.
How was the West won?
Not very bloody easily, and this year will be no exception.
Wade McElwain and Ryan Cull are actually torn on this one, which always makes for good betting.
Let’s start with the returning Kansas City Chiefs, who were humbled in the AFC by the Patriots last season.
Is there any way to expect the same won’t happen again this year?
The Chiefs are fierce, but losing Kareem Hunt and the debacle around Tyreek Hill might make this team a bit unfocused.
Ryan is confident that they will bounce back with full force, but Wade is more sceptical.
The Chiefs have a fear of being successful in the playoffs, and Wade sees that happening again this year.
Also, Patrick Mahomes threw too many no-look passes last year, so it will be hard to see how he keeps that up this year.
The Broncos are the epitome of a dysfunctional family.
Joh Elway struggles every year getting that perfect balance of offence and defence, so how will they put together a string of wins, if they can’t even figure out their QB situation?
Wade & Ryan have them around a 500 team.
Sure, they might spoil a few parties, but the real spoiler will be the stench that comes from their own inner rot.
The Raiders have had some ‘hard knocks’ as of late.
Jon Gruden is determined to make something of this team before they bounce off to Vegas, but will Antonio Brown be a distraction?
Can Derek Carr forge the focus of this team into winning, or will they be more focused on whining?
At any rate, they will be entertaining to watch…even if it’s them imploding.
And the Chargers. Are they in LA? Are they in San Diego? Do they even have any real fans?
Phillip Rivers isn’t getting any younger, and with 37 kids to feed-he is going to be determined to win something this year.
Wade thinks that they have a real chance here to finally face off against the Patriots.
Melvin Gordon is the real conundrum in the mix, and they need to get all eyes facing forward if they want to win it this year.
All hail the Cleveland Browns!
For they are here to save us from our misery, deliver us from evil, and atone for their past wrong-doings.
Or, they might just lose.
Browns fans certainly have an air of confidence this season after so many years of bleach-chugging in the bottom of the division.
Yes, they have a lot of tools to make a run for it, but do they have enough to crush the rest of the division?
There are just too many X-factors on this team, and then there is the road to the AFC playoffs.
Does anyone think that this Browns team could stop Tom Brady?
No way Jose.
Then there are the Pittsburgh Steelers.
After dropping the dead weight of Antonio Brown, the Steelers actually look like that they might be able to perform solidly under Mike Tomlin this season.
James Connor got his running legs under him last season, and Juju has the room to run all over this division.
Wade McElwain and Ryan Cull both have the Steelers to pip the other teams in this division.
The Ravens are an interesting team in their depth, but their experience might be what bites them on the butt.
Their running game looks tight, but will Lamar Jackson be too predictable in his runs.
Joe Flacco wasn’t a runner, but he sure was able to move the ball down the field.
Going to be tough this year in this division, but they should still hit around the 500 mark.
The Cincinnati Bengals are just a mess. With AJ Green injured (again) one wonders how the ginger-ninja Andy Dalton is going to string together wins.
The defence was hobbled last season, & with Vontaze Burfect off to the Raiders, will they have any punch on their D line.
Wade and Ryan agree on this one as well.
All hail the Steelers-champions of the AFC North!
The NFC East has been a bit of a dumpster fire in the past decade, so what’s to say it’s going to get any better?
Can anyone emerge from here that is able to fight off those plucky AFC teams?
There can be only one…and their name is the Philadelphia Eagles.
Wade McElwain and Ryan Cull look at this tight division to see who might pop from the ashes to take on the NFC contenders.
The Eagles have the best all around team, and with the addition of WR DeSean Jackson, they might have all the tools to go all the way. Will their QB finally rise to the challenge now that the distraction of Big Dick Nick is gone?
The healthiness of Carson Went will always be factor, but the running game might also be something to examine.
At the end of it, the Eagles have more tools to go further in this division.
The Giants are a mess. Internally, externally-just a mess.
Yes, Saquon Barkley will be a beast in fantasy, but other than that-it will be watching Eli Manning implode as quickly as the fans do.
They might upset a few games, but mostly themselves.
The Dallas Cowboys are like 3 kids fighting in the back seat while dad ignores them and threatens to smash their toys when they get home.
Everyone wants to get ‘paid’, but do they deserve it and are they worth it in a tight fisted league?
Zeke looks like he is doubtful to suit up soon, and Amari Cooper is probably teetering too.
The Washington Redskins are just atrocious. If there was any time to succumb t the fans and change your name, it’s now.
Dwayne Haskins looks like the kid from ‘Get Out’ stepping into that mental minefield.
Redskins fans will just have to wait and see…and wait and see.
Eagles take the division-Ryan sees them going places.
Wade sees them getting knocked out by the Bears.
Can we really choose anyone else in this division other than the New England Patriots?
How did they get even stronger this year when Tom Brady is at least 109 years old!
Wade & Ryan both take a stab at how they think this division will end up, and it’s pretty predictable.
UNLESS Tom Brady is somehow mangled on the field this season, the Patriots should comfortably cruise on through unscathed to the post-season.
Wade sees the Patriots going all the way to the big game, while Ryan thinks that they will have some problems in the AFC battle in January.
Buffalo present an interesting dilemma, as they have a huge talent of running backs to choose from, as well as a plucky running QB in Josh Allen.
Will their defense be able to stifle the opposition again this year? Have they strengthened their line by shovelling snow in the offseason?
Buffalo could well be a 500 team again this year, causing problems and turmoil to all teams in this division.
The New York Jets are interesting as you have a team whose coach has essentially run rough-shot over the whole team. He is not a huge fan of Le’veon Bell, so it will be interesting to see how they respond to him.
Will their QB-Sam Darnold continue to impress with his play, or will he switch back to erratic?
There is a ton of pressure on the Jets to succeed this year, sadly it doesn’t see like Wade or Ryan think that will happen.
Lastly the lowly Dolphins of Miami, where the hurricanes seem to intensify every year.
The fact that Ryan Fitzpatrick was able to secure the starting job says a lot about how this team will progress.
Miami traditionally starts off modestly ok, then quickly turns as Florida can turn into ‘Florida Man’…
(Have you tried Googling that followed by your birthday?)
Suffice to say, this is another Patriots year.
Even without Gronk.