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Baltimore Beatdown Game Picks: Week 1

Join the BB team in picking winners for every game this week below!

NFL: Preseason-Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Week 1 of the 2021 regular season is upon us. That means our annual game picks segment is back in action.

For those who are new readers or need a refresher from last year, here’s the skinny —

Every week, the Baltimore Beatdown staff will pick winners for every game. You, the readers, have the opportunity to go head-to-head against our team by predicting every matchup as well in the polls found below. Standings will be updated week-by-week so you can see where the Baltimore Beatdown faithful stacks up against our writers.

An example from the 2020 season can be found here for reference.

Join in the fun and comment your thoughts below on this week’s action. Happy pick’em season!


Consensus picks —

  • Buccaneers > Cowboys (TB -8)
  • Bills > Steelers (BUF -6.5)
  • Panthers > Jets (CAR -5.5)
  • Vikings > Bengals (MIN -3.5)
  • Seahawks > Colts (SEA -2.5)
  • Chiefs > Browns (KC -6)
  • Packers > Saints (GB -4)
  • Rams > Bears (LAR -7.5)
  • Ravens > Raiders (BAL -5.5)

The staff was in agreement on over half of the 16-game slate in Week 1. Our contributors are going heavy on teams favored by four or more points. The unanimously predicted winners that are the narrowest favorites are the Vikings, who are -3.5 against the Bengals, and the Seahawks. Seattle is getting -2.5 points on the road in Indianapolis.

Other consensus winner predictions include some of the top projected teams in the AFC (Chiefs, Bills, Ravens) and the NFC (Buccaneers, Packers, Rams). It will be interesting to see if any upsets unfold and an underdog proves the Baltimore Beatdown team wrong.

Lone wolf picks —

  • Frank is taking the Cardinals to beat the Titans (AZ +3) and the Texans to top the Jaguars at home (HOU +2.5)
  • Jake likes the Lions to upset the 49ers as a 7.5-point underdog in Detroit (DET +7.5)


Poll

Who will win: Cowboys or Buccaneers?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Cowboys
    (12 votes)
  • 88%
    Buccaneers
    (90 votes)
102 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Jaguars or Texans?

This poll is closed

  • 72%
    Jaguars
    (162 votes)
  • 27%
    Texans
    (61 votes)
223 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Chargers or Washington?

This poll is closed

  • 54%
    Chargers
    (118 votes)
  • 45%
    Washington
    (97 votes)
215 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Seahawks or Colts?

This poll is closed

  • 72%
    Seahawks
    (152 votes)
  • 27%
    Colts
    (58 votes)
210 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Jets or Panthers?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Jets
    (48 votes)
  • 77%
    Panthers
    (163 votes)
211 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Vikings or Bengals?

This poll is closed

  • 84%
    Vikings
    (172 votes)
  • 15%
    Bengals
    (32 votes)
204 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Cardinals or Titans?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Cardinals
    (54 votes)
  • 73%
    Titans
    (151 votes)
205 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Steelers or Bills?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Steelers
    (34 votes)
  • 84%
    Bills
    (182 votes)
216 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Eagles or Falcons?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Eagles
    (78 votes)
  • 62%
    Falcons
    (132 votes)
210 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Browns or Chiefs?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Browns
    (34 votes)
  • 84%
    Chiefs
    (187 votes)
221 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Packers or Saints?

This poll is closed

  • 90%
    Packers
    (185 votes)
  • 9%
    Saints
    (19 votes)
204 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Broncos or Giants?

This poll is closed

  • 74%
    Broncos
    (147 votes)
  • 25%
    Giants
    (50 votes)
197 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Dolphins or Patriots?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Dolphins
    (106 votes)
  • 46%
    Patriots
    (91 votes)
197 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Bears or Rams?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Bears
    (24 votes)
  • 88%
    Rams
    (177 votes)
201 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Ravens or Raiders?

This poll is closed

  • 78%
    Ravens
    (243 votes)
  • 21%
    Raiders
    (66 votes)
309 votes total Vote Now