Updated: Sep 7
After a long offseason of questions if there is even going to be football we finally get to sit down this Sunday and watch our favorite teams play. I will be going through the games that the AFC teams our playing if it is a cross-conference matchup it will be the home team's conference.
Thursday 7:20 CT
Texans VS Cheifs
As a tradition, the defending Super Bowl champs kick off the season on Thursday night and no other matchup to show then the team that choked a 21 point lead to the defending champs. This game is going to end like the last time these teams met up a comfortable win for the Cheifs. I'm very skeptical of this offense without Deandre Hopkins, and we all know what Patrick Mahomes did to that Houston defense last year.
Chiefs: 35, Texans 24
Sunday 12:00 CT
Jets VS Bills
For the first time in a long time, there is not a clear prediction for who is going to win the AFC East, but what we do know is that this young Buffalo team is coming out with something to prove after blowing a 16 point lead in the Wild Card the Texans. For the Jets, they are coming off their 9th season in a row with no playoffs. This game is going to be a walk in the park for the Bills as they have a top 5 defense and Devin Singletary is going to run all over this Jets defense.
Bills: 28, Jets: 10
Dolphins VS Patriots
For the first time in a long time, the Patriots are not coming into this season with number 12 as their starter they have Cam Newton. The Dolphins are going to be most likely starting veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fun Fact Bill Belichick has never lost to the Dolphins at home 2 years in a row. This is why the Pats are going to win in a close game that will have Cam Newton struggled at first to get the offense moving, but with great defensive play, the Patriots will be carried to their first win of the season over the rebuilding Dolphins.
Patriots: 17, Dolphins: 14
Colts VS Jaguars
A team rebuilding facing a team looking to compete for a division title. The Jacksonville Jaguars have blown everything up this offseason on both sides of the ball. While they still have a solid receiver in D.J Chark and an up and coming edge in Josh Allen this team has no real identity as Head Coach Doug Marrone days are numbered in Duval. On the other side, you have the Colts where after a disappointing season is looking to bounce back starting with new QB Phillip Rivers who will start off hot this season with T.Y Hilton and Rookie RB Jonathan Taylor.
Colts: 24, Jaguars: 14
Browns VS Ravens
The team with the biggest surprise of last year vs the team with the biggest disappointment of last year. Reigning MVP Lamar Jackson is looking to get it done week 1 vs the Browns, but this Browns team is going to be a bit tougher than though of by the Ravens as on the Back of Nick Chubb and a solid day by Baker Mayfield this Brown's team will win as the Browns Defense gives Lamar problems and the running attack of Mark Ingram and J.K Dobbins gets pushed back in lead to an upset victory in Baltimore.
Browns: 35, Ravens: 28
Sunday 3:05 CT
Chargers VS Bengals
In what might be the worst matchup of the week we have two teams that will likely be bottom dwellers in their divisions we have a chargers team that is very low on offensive talent besides star receiver Kennan Allen and running back Austin Ekler, and An above-average defense taking on a young Bengals team with 1st overall pick Joe Burrow. Joe Burrow has a lot of options to throw to with A.J Green and Tyler Boyd and a Star running back in Joe Mixon I think the Heisman Winner continues his win streak and picks up his first-ever win in the NFL.
Bengals: 24, Chargers 10
Monday 9:10 CT
Titans VS Broncos
The final matchup of the week is a good one with two young teams looking to get off to good start in competitive divisions. The Titans made a miracle run to the AFC Championship while the Broncos watched that run at home, but the Broncos ended off last year looking like a Wild Card contender and I think at home they show they have what it takes as the Broncos Veteran led defense takes slows down 2019 rushing champion Derrick Henry in a low scoring defensive battle as sophomore QB Drew Lock puts this team over the hump and gives them the week 1 W.
Broncos: 21, Titans: 17
AFC Offensive Player of the Week
Prediction: Ben Roethlisberger
After missing almost a full season of football Big Ben will come back strong in a blow out win against the Giants putting the Steelers to 1-0 and a good chance at winning the division.
AFC Defensive Player of the Week
Prediction: Tre'Davious White
As the Bills win in another defensive battle Tre White is going to prove he is worth the money not allowing any catches and possibly a pick.