It was an exciting week 1 of the NFL weekend which featured 3 games with 1 point decisions, and several other well played football games. My weekend MVP went to Jimmy Garrappalo, as he led the New England Patriots to a 23-21 road victory against one of the top teams in the NFC, the Arizona Cardinals. Jimmy G showed great confidence filling in for the NFL’s most decorated quarterback going 24-33 with 264 yards and 1 TD against the highly respected Bruce Arian’s defense. My NFL week 1 worst individual performance went to RG3 as he completed just 12 of 26 passes for 190 yards and 1 interception in a 29-10 loss to the Eagles. The Cleveland Browns look disappointing as ever and once again continue their quarterback search as RG3 capped off his day with a possible season ending injury.
My NFL week 1 team of the week went to the Kansas City Chiefs who overcame a 17 point deficit to defeat the Chargers in overtime. Alex Smith and Spencer Ware were the offensive juggernauts in the Chief’s come from behind win, as Smith threw for 363 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Spencer Ware combined for 199 total yards and a touchdown. My disappointing team of the NFL weekend was the Los Angles Rams, which featured a 28-0 shellacking against the San Francisco 49ers. Not much is expected of the Rams this year; however it would have been nice to see more of a fight put up against the sub-par 49ers on prime time television. Todd Gurley and Case Keenum each drastically under preformed and with a struggling offensive line, it looks like it may be a long road ahead for the newly relocated franchise.
Moving onto week 2 of the NFL season, here are my picks:
Jets 24 Bills 20, Steelers 28 Bengals 24, Lions 24 Titans 14, Ravens 28 Browns 17, Redskins 30 Cowboys 24, Giants 35 Saints 31, Panthers 31 49ers 17, Patriots 24 Dolphins 20, Chiefs 24 Texans 19, Rams 17 Seahawks 14, Cardinals 28 Bucs 24, Jags 24 Chargers 20, Raiders 30 Falcons 21, Broncos 24 Colts 17, Packers 31 Vikings 24, Eagles 24 Bears 21
Week 2 MVP prediction:
Todd Gurley. I think Todd Gurley has a breakout game this week at home in L.A. against a Seahawks defense that just gave up 100 total yards to a declining Arian Foster at home in Seattle. Gurley will carry the offense in what should be a relatively low scoring game. I think he carries the ball 24 times for 147 yards and a touchdown along with 50 receiving yards through the air for another score.