The NFL is back! The first games of the season kicks off on Thursday night, and the rest of the weekend’s matchups are sure to be exciting. There are a lot of questions heading into this season: Can Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers lead their teams to the playoffs? Will the Dallas Cowboys finally live up to their potential? What will Jimmy Garoppolo do in San Francisco? We’ll find out the answers to these questions and more over the next few months. In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the matchups for week 1.
NFL Regular Season Week 1 Betting Outlook
It’s the first week of regular season action in the NFL, and we anticipate some incredible games.
Today we’re going to take a look at each of these games and make our picks.
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings – September 11, 2022 3:25pm CST
The battle for the NFC North kicks off with the Green Bay Packers facing the Minnesota Vikings. The Packers lost their best weapon in Davante Adams during the offseason. However, they still have Aaron Rodgers, arguably the best quarterback in the NFC.
The Minnesota Vikings are under new management with a new head coach as well. Considering the team looks mostly the same, we expect the same outcome. It will take a while for this team to perform at its peak, and in the meantime, the Packers will win this game.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Arizona Cardinals – September 11, 2022 3:25pm CST
It’s Patrick Mahomes versus Kyler Murray as the Chiefs face the Cardinals. The Chiefs lost Tyreek Hill but added Juju Smith-Schuster. They still have Travis Kelce and of course, Patrick Mahomes. The question is, can their defense slow down the Arizona Cardinals?
Last season, the Cardinals got off to a hot start before going ice cold at the end of the year. Their defense is among the best in the NFL, especially when getting after the quarterback. We’ll go with the upset here and take the Cardinals +4.5.
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.