Football is back along with our efforts to understand what will happen during the different football matches.
It’s their weekly pick, MDS and you’re really in the fight, picking each game.
I think I won last year. I can’t remember, actually. I suppose someone will correct me if I’m wrong.
Whether to acknowledge the correction is a different matter.
Hopefully my picks for the first week will need a little correction. We disagree on four out of 16 matches.
For all shots, scroll away.
Bills (-2.5) in rams
take MDS: The Bills are the pre-season Super Bowl favorites, and in the first week they are the favorites to beat the Super Bowl defenders. However I feel it Matthew Stafford He’ll beat Josh Allen with the Rams’ win.
MDS selection: 27 Rams, Bills 20.
Take Florio: long flight, high expectations, hot night, big discount. Also, Sean McVeigh 5-0 in the first week. Hang the banner, and write the letter W for men from Los Angeles
fluoro choice: Rams 30, Bills 24.
Saints (-5.5) in Falcons
take MDS: The attack of the Hawks will be better than people expect, but the Saints will still win this game in a close and exciting match.
MDS selection: Saints 33, Hawks 31.
Take Florio: Post-Payton Saints get off to a good start against the overtaking Hawks. We’ll see if it continues.
fluoro choice: Saints 24, Hawks 17.
49ers (-7) in the Bears
MDS selection: 49ers 13, Bears 10.
Take Florio: Bears don’t have the talent to compete with an elite team, especially right outside the gates.
fluoro choice: 49ers 24, Bears 14.
Steelers (+6.5) in Bengals
take MDS: Mitchell Trubesky will have a better season than people think for the Steelers, but a season not so good that I expect him to outshine it Joe Borough In the first week.
MDS selection: Bengals 24, Steelers 21.
Take Florio: Steelers are always as dangerous as prey. They are even more dangerous like the hunter.
fluoro choice: Steelers 23, Bengals 20.
Eagles (-4) in Lions
take MDS: The Lions look to me like an improved team – but maybe the kind of improved team that loses a lot of close matches instead of losing blasts.
MDS selection: Eagles 21, Lions 20.
Take Florio: Eagles have high expectations. The best way to start coexisting with them is to beat an inferior team.
fluoro choice: Eagles 27, Lions 20.
Patriots (+3.5) in Dolphins
take MDS: I’m not as sold on the new Dolphins attack form as some are, and I think Bill Belichick will have some defensive wrinkles in store that help the Patriots win in a low-goal game.
MDS selection: Patriots 16, Dolphins 13.
Take Florio: The Patriots struggle in Miami when they have a better team. How will they do when they don’t?
fluoro choice: Dolphins 27, Patriots 20.
Crows (-7) in planes
take MDS: Looks like it’s going to be a long season for the Jets, and a rebound season for the Ravens.
MDS selection: crows 31, planes 17.
Take Florio: Joe Flacco Not from the elite. Nor are the rest of his team.
fluoro choice: crows 27, planes 17.
Jaguar (+2.5) in Leaders
take MDS: The Jaguars should be better than they have been in the last two disastrous seasons, but the leaders will win a close match in the first week.
MDS selection: Commanders 14, Jaguar 13.
Take Florio: just us Carson Wentz He finally puts last season’s end-of-season disaster in Jacksonville behind him, and that’s where Jaguar comes in.
fluoro choice: Jaguar 24, Leaders 20.
Browns (+1.5) in Panthers
take MDS: Baker Mayfield take revenge on him. In the long run, Brown’s decision to move from Mayfield may have been justified, but in the short term, it was so uncommon for Cleveland that an ugly start to the regular season would follow.
MDS selection: Panthers 23, Browns 20.
Take Florio: Maybe Baker Mayfield didn’t say he wanted to beat the Browns. But he definitely wants to. He will do.
fluoro choice: Panthers 27, Browns 21.
Ponies (-7) in Texas
MDS selection: Colts 24, Texas 20.
Take Florio: Matt Ryan may not be an answer for five years, but he’s the best quarterback they’ve had since Andrew Lack retired. Meanwhile, Texas is still in the midst of a rebuilding process with no deadline for completion.
fluoro choice: Colts 31, Texas 20.
Giants (+5.5) in Titans
take MDSThe Titans had a strange off-season case for a team that was the top seed in the AFC last year, looking more like a rebuilding team than one trying to make it to the Super Bowl. I still think they’re better than the Giants, though.
MDS selection: Titans 20, Giants 17.
Take FlorioThe Titans lost at home in the first week of last year, 38-13 to the Cardinals. Mike Frabel certainly didn’t forget it, and he certainly didn’t let his players forget it either.
fluoro choice: Titans 27, Titans 10.
Packers (-1.5) in Vikings
take MDS: The Packers should sail to their fourth consecutive NFC North title and start with a road win over the second best team in the division.
MDS selection: Packers 28, Vikings 21.
Take Florio: The Vikings will immediately be better than they were last year. Beams might be better in the end, too. However, it will take them some time to get there.
fluoro choice: Vikings 28, Packers 24.
Chiefs (-6) in cardinals
MDS selection: Presidents 35, Cardinals 20.
Take Florio: Many people sleep on heads. Here’s the world’s first football wake-up call.
fluoro choice: Presidents 35, Cardinals 24.
Raiders (+3) in Chargers
take MDS: Last year’s Sunday night final rematch would end differently, because this time the Chargers won a close match.
MDS selection: Chargers 31, Raiders 30.
Take Florio: Chargers have a knack for seeing things go sideways. For now, though, they’re good enough to get off on the right foot by staying home against a division rival.
fluoro choice: Chargers 34, Raiders 30.
Pirates (-2.5) in Cowboys
take MDS: Tom Brady He may have taken a long vacation during training camp, but when the matches are real, he will turn it on and defeat the Cowboys.
MDS selection: pirate 27, cowboy 20.
Take FlorioTom Brady has only played once before at AT&T Stadium. Cowboys would be glad to never see him there again.
fluoro choice: Pirates 31, Cowboys 28,
Broncos (-6.5) at Seahawks
take MDS: Russell Wilson He will score a win on his return to Seattle, but it won’t be as easy as some believe, as the Seahawks’ defense will prove better than expected.
MDS selection: Bronco 17, Seahawks 14.
Take Florio: The Seahawks lack horses to keep up with the Broncos and Russell Wilson.
fluoro choice: Bronco 28, Seahawks 14.