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Richard Trickle's Week 1 NML PICKS


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Richard Trickle’s Week 1 NML Picks

 

https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/gb.png&h=50https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/chi.png&h=50 Pack vs Da Bears – One of the oldest rivalries in all of football. GB looks to bring the cheese week 1 against a tough Chicago D. This matchup includes a couple of veteran QB’s at the helm looking to take an early lead within the division. GB: 13 CHI 17

https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/ten.png&h=50https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/cle.png&h=50 Question is: How many trades will Browns GM The Vburg make this season? My guess, upwards of 50. This guy would trade his kid for a new LT. Mitch Trubisky was spotted at the Jolly Jug Gentleman’s club doing lines after the recent trade of star WR AJ Green. Look for Tennessee to make an effort to run the ball early with Zeke Elliott. TEN 21: CLE:28

https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/mia.png&h=50https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/bal.png&h=50 While the Dolphins of the NFL look like a dumpster fire, Fans in Miami are ready for the NML Dolphins to bring the heat. Baltimore added some big time speed in this year’s draft with Hollywood Brown. Look for Josh Rosen to feed Hollywood often.

 BAL: 10 MIA: 24
https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/atl.png&h=50https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/min.png&h=50 Game of the week: An early week 1 rematch of the NFC championship game has clinched this week’s Game of the week. This one could be a coin flip ladies and gents. Expect two high powered offenses to bring the juice right from the opening kickoff. ATL: 31 MIN: 28

https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/buf.png&h=50https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/nyj.png&h=50The Mahomes era takes flight this week in the big apple. The Jet’s will look to put an end to the hype in Buffalo. Jet’s GM on Mahomes’ ability as to take over a game: “It’s been said that Mahomes has a “bazooka” …….. More like a wet noodle… We’ll be ready for week 1”. A year after leading the NML in rushing, Buffalo’s offense looks to be very dynamic with the addition of “wet noodle” Mahomes. BUF: 52 NYJ: 10

https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/wsh.png&h=50https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/phi.png&h=50Deshaun Watson. That is all. WAS: 52 PHI: 17    

https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/lar.png&h=50https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/car.png&h=50 After a series of moves at the QB position in Los Angeles, One might wonder if Kirk Cousins has had enough time to learn the Rams new offense. Baker Mayfield had a tough rookie campaign but will be looking for a strong start to the 2019 season. Look for Carolina to lean on Leonard Fournette early and ofter. UPSET SPECIAL!!!  LA: 21 CAR: 24

https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/kc.png&h=50https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/jax.png&h=50 Who starts at QB for the chiefs… It’s been the mystery of the summer in KC. Ryan Fitzmagic or the young buck, Dwayne Haskins.  Gurley was shipped out last week, but look for JAX to continue running the ball with Sony Michel.  KC:21 JAX:17

https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/ind.png&h=50https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/lac.png&h=50 Colts/Bolts – LA got flashy this offseason, trading their entire draft for QB Russell Wilson. New Colts Owner Craig is chopping at the bit to see his first official NML action. Will the Bolts be able to stop Melvin Gordon? Will the Colt’s be able to slow down RW?   IND: 31 LAC: 17

https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/cin.png&h=50https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/sea.png&h=50  Cincinnati’s offense has looked fast paced this offseason, and should be quite the test for the Seattle secondary. Some national reports have been questioning the Sanity of the GM in Seattle after trading away much of his defense to add beef to the offensive line. Will Cincy be able to slow down speedster Tevin Coleman behind that line? CIN: 28 SEA:38

https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/nyg.png&h=50https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/dal.png&h=50 This game will be a battle of two inexperienced QB’s. The Giants are rolling with one of Dick’s favorite QB’s in Teddy “Two Gloves” Bridgewater. While the Cowboys still have not named a day one starter. Expect these offenses to struggle a bit out of the gate. NYG: 13 DAL: 27

https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/det.png&h=50https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/ari.png&h=50  89 speed! In a bogus recent madden update, Stud RB David Johnson lost 3 speed points. Does this deter the Cards from committing to the run this year? The acquisition of veteran QB Drew Brees may allow for more of a vertical threat this season. The Lions look to bounce back after a disappointing 3-13 season. DET: 13 ARI: 21

https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/sf.png&h=50https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/tb.png&h=50Looks like the commish made it official this week… Rookie QB Daniel Jones will be the guy for the Bucs opening week. OBJ was spotted wearing his FITBIT watch this week in practice and says “It’ll be a game time decision whether or not I wear it, but I’m really focused on getting my steps up this week”. He will look to make life easier for the young gun slinger. Expect San Fran to bring the pressure and force the young QB into some tough decisions. SF 35: TB: 21

https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/pit.png&h=50https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/ne.png&h=50 Week 1 has provided us a slate of incredible matchups. Both the Steelers and Pats won their divisions last year and will be looking to repeat. Big Ben will be looking to get revenge on his former team that traded him away this past offseason. Expect a close one.      PIT: 24 NE:28

https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/hou.png&h=50https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/no.png&h=50 Number 1 overall pick, Kyler Murray is looking forward to taking the field for the first time on MNF. It should be interesting to see Houston favors the pass or tries to pick up some yards on the ground with the speedy QB. The Saints are also ready to see if recently acquired QB Derek Carr will be the franchise QB they’ve been looking for. HOU: 14: NO: 31

https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/den.png&h=50https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/scoreboard/oak.png&h=50 Looks like the Raiders got lucky as QB Andrew Luck has announced he’ll play his final virtual season in Oakland. His first test… the defending POWER BOWL CHAMPS, the Denver Broncos. Look for the Broncos to utilize both talented QB’s and 2nd year running back Saquon Barkley. If anyone has the talent on defense to slow down the Broncos, It’s the Raiders. Expect defensive pressure early and often. DEN: 42: OAK: 41