It’s opening weekend of the NFL season followers, and what which means. RedZone Week 1 child!
After 5 months out, six hours every weekend within the firm of Scott Hanson appears lengthy overdue.
So, as we watch the performs as they occur on Week 1, what are we punting on?
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Bengals to take Ohio
First up, FirstEnergy Stadium hosts an all-Buckeye State match-up between Cleveland and Cincinnati.
After extra post-season winter woe for the Bengals, Joe Burrow and co. are geared for one more crack on the NFL throne in 2023.
That can, nevertheless, be sorely examined on opening weekend with a rivalry sport.
Although Cincy boast a superior offense, the Browns’ latest report towards final season’s dropping AFC finalists is stellar.
Zac Taylor’s males could have gained out 23-10 final season, however Cleveland boasted a five-and-zero card towards their opponents beforehand.
Burrow and star WR Ja’Marr Chase largely dictated the fortunes of the Bengals final time period and right here, the duo will, fairly actually, look to hit the bottom operating.
The Bengals are simply shy of evens at 17/20 to take the spoils again to Paycor, however we’re taking a look at Burrow and Chase to mix as soon as once more.
Certainly, for Burrow to throw 280+ passing yds and Chase to notch 75+ receiving, a 2/1 punt is our transfer.
Justin’s Area Day?
Because the Chargers host the Miami Dolphins at SoFi in Sunday’s picks of the late video games, Chicago at house to Inexperienced Bay would possibly but steal the present.
For the Packers, the post-Aaron Rodgers period begins within the fingers of Jordan Love, however all eyes shall be on one among final season’s most underrated performers, Justin Fields.
Regardless of Chicago’s measly 3-14 report final time period, the Bears’ QB got here in at quantity 7 in whole dashing yards in 2022 at 1,143.
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The main QB in these charts by just below 400yds to Lamar Jackson, Fields’ darts from the pocket turn out to be an everyday factor on the again finish of final time period.
Solely three of the Packers’ eight wins final season had been highway video games and although the Bears rushed simply 106 yards of their last pre-season sport with Buffalo, that might change.
Subsequently, a 3/1 shot at Fields to hurry over 64.5yds and to attain a TD look interesting on house turf.
Seahawks handicap win
If punters are taking a look at a crew to rack up the factors, Seattle might oblige at house to the LA Rams.
Taken down within the opening play-off spherical towards the 49ers final season, the Seahawks could make a press release of intent.
Having crushed LA house and away of their final two conferences, the Rams have prior to now appeared a tad shaky on their travels.
As Matthew Stafford stays on regardless of off-field unrest, Cooper Kupp continues to be on injured reserve; a seamless blow.
That might go away the door open for Seattle and Geno Smith to place their foot down, and although a little bit daring, for the Seahawks to win by a -7.5, will, intriguingly, return a win of seven/5.
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