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NFL picks: Week 1

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The staff makes their predictions for the upcoming slate of games.

Philadelphia Eagles v Cleveland Browns Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Each week at Fake Teams, our staff of footyball writers will offer their predictions for the upcoming games. Be sure to check in each week for not only our picks but also a running tally of the most accurate writer. Last year it was Paddi who took the crown for most accurate predictor, nailing 74% of his predictions. I came in third, just in case you’re wondering.

Only the Titans, Saints, and Rams make up our unanimous picks. Meanwhile, we’ve got seven ledge games where one staffer is against the majority. Mark has the Bills somehow beating the Ravens, the Cowboys beating the Panthers, the Jets beating the Lions and I guess Khalil Mack killing Aaron Rodgers on live television, since that’s the only way the Bears have a chance at beating the Packers. Unsurprisingly Clark is the only one to take the Giants over the Jaguars and the Texans over the Patriots (though that one I could see happening). He also has the 49ers over the Vikings. Also, Heath and I have the Browns upsetting the Steelers and starting the season undefeated. LETS GO BROWNIES!!!

Week 1 picks

Week 1 games Pete Mark Nic Paddi Matias Clark Ghoji Heath Matt
Week 1 games Pete Mark Nic Paddi Matias Clark Ghoji Heath Matt
ATL @ PHI ATL ATL PHI ATL ATL ATL PHI ATL ATL
BUF @ BAL BAL BUF BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL
PIT @ CLE CLE PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT CLE CLE
CIN @ IND CIN IND CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN IND CIN
TEN @ MIA TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN
SF @ MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN SF MIN MIN MON
HOU @ NE NE NE NE NE NE HOU NE NE HOU
TB @ NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
JAX @ NYG JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX NYG JAX JAX JAX
KC @ LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC KC LAC LAC LAC
WAS @ ARI WAS WAS WAS WAS ARI ARI WAS WAS WAS
DAL @ CAR CAR DAL CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR
SEA @ DEN DEN DEN DEN SEA DEN SEA DEN DEN DEN
CHI @ GB GB CHI GB GB GB GB GB GB GB
NYJ @ DET DET NYJ DET DET DET DET DET DET DET
LAR @ OAK LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR