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Baltimore Beatdown Game Picks: Week 1

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Join the BB staff in predicting the winners of all action across the NFL in Week 1!

Baltimore Ravens v Miami Dolphins Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

With opening night just hours away and a slur of regular season action this weekend, football is officially back. Per usual, our staff here at Baltimore Beatdown will be picking the winners of every game across the league throughout the year, starting with Week 1.

The best part, though, is that you - the reader - can join in on the fun! Scroll down below for some analysis of our staff’s picks and be sure to vote on each game yourself. Votes will be accumulated as the season goes on, so you don’t wanna miss out.

Analysis of Baltimore Beatdown’s staff picks

Consensus agreement

Out of the 16 total games taking place in Week 1, our nine writers were in-line with each other on just five matchups:

The Ravens are 7.5 favorites on the road, taking on a Miami squad who’ve undergone a makeover this offseason. Ryan Fitzpatrick is now the team’s starting quarterback and while he’s capable of producing big outings, the Dolphins have one of the least talented rosters in the league from top-to-bottom. Bias aside, the Baltimore Beatdown team sees the Ravens handling their business this week, as do most people.

With a healthy Carson Wentz back in the fold, Philadelphia’s offense could be explosive - and the BB staff thinks they’ll put up enough points to defeat a stingy Redskins defense in their home opener. Without Andrew Luck, the Colts may have a difficult time defeating a talented Chargers team at home - even without Derwin James and Melvin Gordon. The Browns may have their hands full against a tough Titans’ defensive unit but our staff thinks they’ll live up the hype, at last in Week 1.

“Lone Wolf”

Some of our writers stand alone in their predictions for Week 1:

  • Spencer is going against the grain by picking the Texans to knock off the Saints on Monday night and the Jaguars to take down a talented Chiefs team in Jacksonville
  • Taylor is taking the Giants over the Cowboys in an NFC showdown, and is also alone is predicting the Bills to take down the Jets on the road
  • Adrian is our only writer bold enough to pick the Steelers over the Patriots in a Sunday night showdown

“Flip a coin”

These were the matchups with the most even split in terms of picks:

Aaron Rodgers alone is cause for picking Green Bay but he faces a tough task against Khalil Mack and the Bears, maybe the best defensive team in the league, in Chicago. The Falcons and Vikings are two teams looking to get back into the postseason fold and despite subpar performances last year, still boast two of the more talented rosters in the league.

Seeking to get out to a fast start in the Kyler Murray/Kliff Kingsbury era, the Cardinals play host to a Lions team that’s at a bit of a crossroads. 4/9 members of the BB team picked Joe Flacco and the Broncos to get a victory tomorrow night, while the slight majority sees a much-improved Oakland squad picking up a win.

Baltimore Beatdown Staff’s Week 1 Picks

Games Kyle B. Vasilis Frank Dustin Jake Spencer Adrian Taylor Eric BB Readers
Games Kyle B. Vasilis Frank Dustin Jake Spencer Adrian Taylor Eric BB Readers
Packers @ Bears Packers Packers Packers Packers Bears Bears Bears Packers Bears VOTE
Rams @ Panthers Panthers Rams Rams Rams Rams Panthers Rams Rams Rams VOTE
Redskins @ Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles VOTE
Bills @ Jets Jets Jets Jets Jets Jets Jets Jets Bills Jets VOTE
Falcons @ Vikings Vikings Vikings Falcons Vikings Vikings Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons VOTE
Ravens @ Dolphins Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens VOTE
Chiefs @ Jaguars Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Jaguars Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs VOTE
Titans @ Browns Browns Browns Browns Browns Browns Browns Browns Browns Browns VOTE
Colts @ Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers VOTE
Bengals @ Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks VOTE
49ers @ Buccaneers Buccaneers Bucs Buccaneers Buccaneers 49ers Buccaneers Buccaneers 49ers Buccaneers VOTE
Giants @ Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Giants Cowboys VOTE
Lions @ Cardinals Lions Cardinals Cardinals Lions Lions Lions Cardinals Lions Cardinals VOTE
Steelers @ Patriots Patriots Pats Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Steelers Patriots Patriots VOTE
Texans @ Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Texans Saints Saints Saints VOTE
Broncos @ Raiders Raiders Broncos Broncos Broncos Raiders Broncos Raiders Raiders Raiders

Poll

Who will win: Bears or Packers?

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  • 38%
    Bears
    (65 votes)
  • 61%
    Packers
    (103 votes)
168 votes total Vote Now

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Who will win: Panthers or Rams?

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  • 20%
    Panthers
    (32 votes)
  • 79%
    Rams
    (123 votes)
155 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Redskins or Eagles?

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  • 3%
    Redskins
    (6 votes)
  • 96%
    Eagles
    (148 votes)
154 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Bills or Jets?

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  • 33%
    Bills
    (54 votes)
  • 66%
    Jets
    (107 votes)
161 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Falcons or Vikings?

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  • 40%
    Falcons
    (65 votes)
  • 59%
    Vikings
    (96 votes)
161 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Ravens or Dolphins?

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  • 96%
    Ravens
    (179 votes)
  • 3%
    Dolphins
    (7 votes)
186 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Chiefs or Jaguars?

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  • 81%
    Chiefs
    (126 votes)
  • 18%
    Jaguars
    (28 votes)
154 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Titans or Browns?

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  • 39%
    Titans
    (63 votes)
  • 60%
    Browns
    (98 votes)
161 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Colts or Chargers?

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  • 12%
    Colts
    (20 votes)
  • 87%
    Chargers
    (136 votes)
156 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Bengals or Seahawks?

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  • 2%
    Bengals
    (4 votes)
  • 97%
    Seahawks
    (146 votes)
150 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: 49ers or Buccaneers?

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  • 49%
    49ers
    (73 votes)
  • 50%
    Buccaneers
    (75 votes)
148 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Giants or Cowboys?

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  • 13%
    Giants
    (19 votes)
  • 86%
    Cowboys
    (126 votes)
145 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Lions or Cardinals?

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  • 70%
    Lions
    (102 votes)
  • 29%
    Cardinals
    (43 votes)
145 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Steelers or Patriots?

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  • 19%
    Steelers
    (31 votes)
  • 80%
    Patriots
    (129 votes)
160 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Texans or Saints?

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  • 12%
    Texans
    (19 votes)
  • 87%
    Saints
    (128 votes)
147 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Broncos or Raiders?

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  • 81%
    Broncos
    (125 votes)
  • 18%
    Raiders
    (28 votes)
153 votes total Vote Now