Well a helluva lot of people got lucky in their Survivor Pools this week with New Orleans stealing a game from Houston with no time on the clock. Not to mention the Seahawks looking flat and unprepared, only squeaking out a 1 point win over a Bengals team that will be lucky to get 4 wins all season (and coming no where close to cover the 9½ spread at home). This is why we love NFL football – welcome to Week 1.
Let’s get right to the biggest disappointment of the weekend (for the geniuses who thought they’d get cute and take the Browns against a Titans team led by quite possibly the 5th best quarterback in the league) which facilitated millions of dollars into the pockets of offshore sportsbooks, and fuelled the perpetual engine of the Factory of Sadness. Apparently the city of Cleveland *might* not be hosting a Super Bowl parade this February and their team is *possibly* overrated.
They’ll obviously come together to give fans the best season they’ve had in years, even if they only scrape together 6 wins. Oh, they lost by 30 points and Baker Mayfield acted like a spoiled brat in the press conference…but on the bright side, things can only go up from here.
The other “upset” to note is the amazing comeback the Cardinals and Kyler Murray pulled off, scoring 18 points in the 4th quarter, ending up with a tie against a frisky Lions team. Even though they didn’t get the W they still covered, making a few astute gamblers a few dollars for their faith in the rookie QB.
Some might consider the Bills going on the road and beating the Jets an “upset” but in reality, all 3 teams in the AFC who don’t have Tom Brady on their roster can beat each other at any time. It looks like New York might have to suffer through two terrible teams during the 2019 NFL season and most outside of the Big Apple will be ecstatic to watch them crash and burn.
Since there weren’t any other interesting Dogs to speak of, let’s just close out with the obvious observations of: the Dolphins are terrible (just like we predicted in our NFL 2019 offshore sportsbook underdog analysis for Week 1), the Ravens are solid, the Rams look shaky, the Colts are going to be decent, and no one should be putting any money on the Broncos until at least Week 8. Of course, if you know better than us, feel free to follow your gut. There are still 22 teams in the league that could win either 4 games or 12 – keep your head on a swivel.
On to Week 2…