My 3 Favorite Picks For 2021 NFL Week 1

September 8, 2021 by archyde

The NFL is back! A few things to keep in mind as the season progresses to ensure that you will have an enjoyable and profitable season check this NFL Betting Guide. One piece of advice I’d like to offer is to limit your final NFL card.

There can be a wide variety of betting options; props, first-quarter plays, totals, etc. it is crucial to not bet on everything, so you don’t lose your potential edge. Another thing to remember is that it is a long season; stay consistent with your bankroll so that you can adapt and ride throughout the year.

Washington Football Team +1 (-110)

Last season Washington’s defense made a huge jump to the top 5 in almost every significant statistical category. Their nine losses stemmed from their extensive QB problems and offensive inconsistency. However, this season with seasoned vet Ryan Fitzpatrick calling the shots, we should immediately improve their ability to move the football.

This, coupled with the fact they buffed their wide receiver depth with Curtis Samuel and Adam Humphries to complement star Terry Mclaurin, and the Washington offense is looking very solid. The Chargers are a tough first-round matchup, and there has been a lot of hype over the Herbert, Ekeler, Allen trio, but Washington overall is a more sound team.

The Chargers’ 18th ranked offensive line is likely to have trouble with Washington’s elite D-line led by Chase Young, Montez Sweat, and Jonathan Allen. With the Chargers defense also ranked inside the top 10, this is likely to be a gritty, low-scoring game that could easily come down to the time of possession, where I see Washington edging out L.A.

Look for Washington to move the ball efficiently and methodically as they march to a home win this opening Sunday.

New England Patriots -3 (-110)

The Patriots’ bounce-back season starts here. After a disappointing 7-9 2020 campaign, New England is ready to make a splash after a highly successful offseason. They managed to sign Jonnu Smith, Hunter Henry, Nelson Agholor, Kyle Van Noy, and Matthew Judon. This will improve their play on both sides of the ball, and it is almost sure that they drastically improve on their 27th ranked offense from last season.

The release of Cam Newton gives the reins to Mac Jones, who I expect to fall into the starting QB role with ease. New England’s revamped roster should allow them to stay atop defense while also becoming a more dynamic offense than we saw last fall. The Dolphins showed a lot of promise last season, finishing with a 10-6 record.

However, I do not see them pulling through against New England in this matchup. This game is likely to come down to the line of scrimmage.

The Patriots O-line comes into the season ranked 3rd, among the best in the league, whereas the Dolphins come in ranked 29th, near the worst. They’re relying heavily on three unproven second-year players as the core of their O-line, and I see Belichek and the Patriots defense giving them hell to open the season.

Because they’re starting the season at home, I could see the Pats dominating Miami in this Week 1 affair.

Detroit Lions +7.5 (-110)

The Detroit Lions are going to be a mystery this season. I believe the risk/reward is there for me early to make this an intense week one play. First off, both teams will be starting a new quarterback for week one. Additionally, there are tons of moving parts from both teams on both sides of the ball.

One could think that this favors the under. However, this presents a better opportunity for backing the Lions. Detroit has undergone a culture change, fueled by their new head coaching hire, Dan Campbell. This coach has emphasized the need for effort with a top-down approach throughout the locker room.

I believe this is the perfect storm. They are facing a rookie quarterback in Trey Lance and playing a slow grind-out game.

Wrapping It Up

It can be easy to feel overwhelmed throughout this process. Still, it is essential to remember that there are quite a few opportunities to make money if you remain composed and eyes open throughout the year.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my