Football Is BACK!!

Although the Blowhard did their normal three roster projections for the Patriots, in all truthfulness, the NFL season still kind of snuck up on him.  Yup, sounds stupid.  But the truth.  Their focus on the 2018 NFL preseason was seriously lacking…though since the preseason really doesn’t matter, will that really affect any of our analysis?

Probably.

But then again, no one really knows what the hell is going to happen in Week One of the NFL season.  Always a crapshoot picking games for this week.  That’s why, again, the Blowhard does not gamble.

However, since we did such a bang-up job picking games for the 2017 season, the beat must go on.  So let’s just do it:

Atlanta at Philadelphia (-2.5)

Am I still bitter about the Eagles beating the Patriots in last years’ Super Bowl?  You betcha!!  Will I pick against the Iggles all this year out of spite?  No, but I will do so in Week One.  Well, not because of spite, but because I think they will lose.  Yup, even at home, even after the impressive Super Bowl (offensively, anyway…wait, was it impressive, or did the Pats D just really suck so bad?  Sigh…), even though the immortal Nick Foles will be back behind center (cough)…ok, enough of the sarcasm.

The Eagles are a good team.  Atlanta ain’t so bad, or shouldn’t be anyway.  Even though both teams went a combined 1-7 in the preseason.  Again, preseason doesn’t matter, but I thought that was a fun stat!

Should be a decent game to open the season…unless there are too many “leading with the helmet” penalties.  I really don’t have any other analysis at this point.

So the bottom line?  No idea on this first game of the first week.  Just a hunch…

Atlanta 27, Philadelphia 23.

2017 Season (against the spread):  143-124 

2017 Season (straight up):  180-87 

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About mpdenton

I am a passionate and life long fan of the local teams...and by local I mean New England. I remember the days of Ray Bourque, Larry Bird, Steve Grogan and Wade Boggs...meaning I have lived the highs and lows of the Boston sports scene. With all this pent up Boston sports emotion, I clearly have a lot to say about the local teams and sometimes about sports in general. Maybe even the Revolution... I appreciate you reading my blog and hope you enjoy my rants.

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