Week 1 game predictions

Week one of NFL action kicks off tonight, and our analysts have game picks to get you ready for the weekend. 

Picks made by all staff members
Analysis by Ethan Anderson

Bears v Packers:

Blaise’s pick: Bears 19 Packers 17
Jake’s pick: Packers 24 Bears 17
Ethan’s Pick: Packers 27 Bears 23
Christian’s Pick: Bears 31 Packers 7

The Bears stunned the NFL by getting Khalil Mack, but the Packers—with a healthy Aaron Rodgers—still own the Bears at Lambeau Field.

Lions v Jets:

Blaise’s pick, Lions 21 Jets 17
Jake’s pick: Lions 27 Jets 10
Ethan’s Pick: Lions 21 Jets 13
Christian’s Pick: Jets 17 Lions 14

I don't love the Matt Patricia hire, and see the Lions struggling this season. But they play the Jets in week one, who are starting a rookie QB and have no skill positions players.

Vikings v 49ers:

Blaise’s pick, Vikings 35 49ers 20
Jake’s pick: Vikings 30 49ers 17
Ethan’s Pick: Vikings 35 49ers 17
Christian’s Pick: 49ers 7 Vikings 6

Kirk Cousins is overpaid, but he has the ability to put up solid numbers in this loaded Vikings offense. The 49ers are better, but there secondary still needs work.

Eagles v Falcons:

Blaise’s pick: Eagles 28 Falcons 24
Jake’s pick: Eagles 56 Falcons 3
Ethan’s Pick: Falcons 31 Eagles 16
Christian’s Pick: Falcons 17 Eagles 10

The Eagles may be the defending Super Bowl Champs, but Nick Foles has returned to his normal self (which is a bad thing). Alshon Jeffery is out, and they play a loaded Falcons offense with sights set on another Super Bowl run: