OK, so we didn’t beat the house in Week 1 – but at least we looked a helluva lot better than the Patriots. And at least we didn’t almost get Mac Jones killed in the process.
Truth be told, picking all 16 games in the NFL is a tall order and a .500 record is nothing to sneeze at. We finished 7-9 and, like any gamblers, suffered a couple of heartbreaking losses. The point is that we were in just about every game. A play here or a play there, as Bill Belichick might argue, and we’d be right there in the winners’ circle with teams like the Seahawks, Giants, Commanders and, yes, Dolphins.
At the very least, we’re better than everyone in the AFC South, where not a single team possesses a single win.
So what is to come in Week 2? Good question. As we all know, September is an extension of the preseason, which means we’re still getting a read on the entire field of NFL teams. This week, Felger, Mazz and Murray all voted on the games and the majority ruled.
Week 1 record vs. spread: 7-9.
Season to date vs. spread: 7-9.
(Week 2 spreads according to Draft Kings at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15.)