TransGriot 2017 NFL Picks- Week 1

It’s that time of the year in which once again, I do battle with Mike Watts to see who will emerge victorious at the end of the NFL regular season as the TransGriot NFL Prognostication Champion!

That was moi last year, and the noteworthy things about my 2016 NFL prognostication title run was that for the first time ever I did so WITHOUT a losing week.  It was also the first time in the history of this blog and our NFL prognostication competition there was a repeat champion.

So can I threepeat?  I’m sure going to try.  And the road to the threepeat starts today.

Eli is sitting this season out still battling cancer, but does like the Seahawks to make the Super Bowl

Speaking of threepeats, my fave NFL ballers will be trying to win a third straight AFC South title, and win more than nine games while doing so.   That will be helped immensely with JJ Watt’s return to the Texans defensive lineup, and better quarterback play from either Tom Savage or rookie Deshaun Watson.

Image result for Texans Deshaun WatsonWeek 1 of a new season is always a crapshoot.   Every team has had lineup changes, and you won’t have a clear idea until Week 4 how much those changes impacted the team.

And you don’t know what 2016 NFL season playoff team will crash and burn in 2017, or what team that the pundits picked to suck will surprise everyone.

We also start this 2017 NFL season with another franchise moving to a new city.  The Chargers are that team this year, moving back up I-5 from San Diego to the city where they were founded and played one AFL season in 1960 in Los Angeles.

Rules of the prognostication contest are the same.  MIke Watts and I are just simply picking the winners of this week’s NFL games and not using a spread.   Our picks will be posted no later than 15 minutes before kickoff of the first NFL game on Thursday

Person with the best record at the end of NFL Week 17, 256 games from now will be the champ and have bragging rights until next season.

Here’s Mike’s Week 1 picks.   My goal this week is to simply be above .500 and get this 2017 NFL campaign to a threepeat off to a good start.

And now, let’s get to my NFL Week 1 picks.  Home team in CAPS, team I’m selecting to win will be in bold print.

Final 2016 NFL Season

*TransGriot  170-84-2

Mike             163-91-2

Eli                  —

Thursday Night Game

PATRIOTS over Chiefs

Sunday Early Games

TEXANS over Jaguars

Eagles over WASHINGTON

BILLS over Jets

Raiders over TITANS

DOLPHINS over Buccaneers

LIONS over Cardinals

Falcons over BEARS

BENGALS over Ravens

Steelers over BROWNS

Sunday Afternoon Games 

Colts over RAMS

Seahawks over PACKERS

Panthers over 49ERS

Sunday Night Game 

COWBOYS over Giants

Monday Night Games

VIKINGS over Saints

BRONCOS over Chargers

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