The wait is finally over. Week one of the NFL season, a holiday for many football fans, is finally upon us again, as the league is celebrating their 100th year of operations in 2019.
There’s a lot of great week one games to digest. Here’s a couple games that we love around the league for week one:
Rams at Panthers, 1 p.m., Fox
Line: Rams -2.5. Total: 50.
Will the Rams have a Super Bowl letdown as most teams that lose the Super Bowl do? The Rams have a huge question mark in the run game led by Todd Gurley, who was amazing last season but went down late in the year with an injury and was never the same.
The Panthers are hurting as well as Cam Newton was not the same quarterback after suffering a shoulder injury that ruined the Cats season.
This game being in Carolina one would think that the Panthers are the play, but don’t be fooled, Jared Goff and the Rams are the better team, and they should cover with ease the 2.5 points they are laying in the opener.
Giants at Cowboys, 4:25 p.m., Fox
Line: Cowboys -7.5. Total: 45.5.
The G-Men are in a pickle about the quarterback spot, as rookie Daniel Jones is the future, but the team still owes it to their fan base to give Eli Manning a shot to start the season. The Giants also have been crushed with injuries in their wide out core, which won’t make scoring points Sunday very easy.
As for Dallas, they got one of their three big players under a new deal as Zeke Elliott inked a new mega contract that will keep him in Big D for a long time to come. Dallas should be able to score 24-27 points on the Giants, which for New York is going to be tough to keep up with.
Look for the Cowboys to have a field day and put up plenty of points even without Elliott having a full workload in an easy opening day win
Titans at Browns, 1 p.m., CBS
Line: Browns -5. Total: 45.5.
All offseason the Browns have garnered national attention for the free agent moves but more so for the pickup in a trade with the Giants of wide out Odell Beckham Jr.
Cleveland should be able with second-year QB Baker Mayfield score a lot, but there’s some concern overall about how this team will mesh and also will new coach Freddie Kitchens be able to handle the egos on this team.
The Titans are coming off a year in which they nearly made the playoffs, but they have plenty of questions as well, including how long the leash is on QB Marcus Mariota.
Look for Cleveland to have some issues with the Titans defense, thus leading to a sloppy game that the Browns should win, but it won’t be pretty.
Pick: Under 45.5