Week 1 NFL Picks 2018: Can the Houston Texans earn the upset win?
The start of the 2018 NFL season begins as the Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football. As for the Houston Texans, this Sunday they have a chance to gain the upset of the weekend.
Where do we start this weekly visit to the 2018 NFL schedule? There are many exciting matchups for Week 1 of the regular season, but the most interesting matchup could just be the Houston Texans traveling to face the AFC champion New England Patriots.
Like stated in previous articles, the Patriots have owned the Texans in this series, as New England has won nine of the 10 times played, including last season with the Patriots winning 36-33. However, this season the Texans are a year older and possibly a year wiser as they try to get over the hump of not only defeating the Patriots in the season opener, but to get back to the top of the AFC South and to reach the playoffs.
The rest of the NFL schedule is exciting too with the Philadelphia Eagles beginning their title defense by hosting a tough Atlanta Falcons team on Thursday Night Football. Another strong matchup is the San Francisco 49ers at the Minnesota Vikings, as both quarterbacks want to prove they belong in the talk of top NFL quarterbacks.
In the NFC vs. AFC games, there is an exciting matchup of the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. the New York Giants with the debut of the No. 2 draft pick Saquon Barkley, as he’ll be trying to out-run Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette, who begins his second season in the league.
Then on Sunday Night Football, there is the oldest rivalry in the NFL with the Chicago Bears against the Green Bay Packers, and just how much will new Bears defensive end Khalil Mack play?
There are so many questions that will be answered once Week 1 comes to a close, but before then, here are Week 1 predictions for all 16 games.