The NFL is back which means so is fantasy football, survivor pools, and gambling. Rob Cressy is joined by Tom Hamm on the Bacon Sports podcast as they get you ready for the opening weekend of NFL action by talking about their NFL Week 1 Survivor Pool Picks, their season outlook on each team, plus their picks to win the Super Bowl.
What makes this NFL Week 1 so tough for survivor pools is 11 of 16 games have a spread of 4 points or less. That leaves us with these 5 games to choose from:
- Dolphins @ Seahawks -10.5
- Packers -5 @ Jaguars
- Bears @ Texans -6
- Chargers @ Chiefs – 6.5
- Patriots @ Cardinals -6
Everyone and their brother will be taking the Seahawks because it’s the most obvious pick. As someone who has played in many of NFL survivor pools, sometimes it’s best, especially early on, to not take the most obvious choice. In the event that something wonky happens, 75% of the pool will be out, which would give you a huge boost to your chances of winning it all if you aren’t in that majority.
Rob’s survivor pool pick: Houston Texans
Tom’s survivor pool pick: Houston Texans
The other NFL games on the Week 1 slate include:
- Steelers -3 @ Redskins
- Panthers -3 @ Broncos
- Bengals -2.5 @ Jets
- Rams -2.5 @ 49ers
- Vikings -2 @ Titans
- Browns @ Eagles -4
- Giants @ Cowboys -1
- Lions @ Colts -3.5
- Bills @ Ravens -3
- Bucs @ Falcons -2.5
- Raiders @ Saints -1.5
Rob’s Super Bowl matchup: Steelers over the Seahawks
Tom’s Super Bowl matchup: Packers over the Patriots
- I want to hear from you. Who are you taking in your NFL Week 1 Survivor Pool? Who is your pick to win the Super Bowl? Drop me a line on Twitter @BaconSports or on Snapchat @baconsports and let me know what’s up.
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