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Pregame.com’s RJ Bell Gives Us His NFL Week 1 Picks

Our long national nightmare is over, FOOTBALL IS BACK PEOPLE! And with the return of the NFL comes the return of our friend RJ Bell from Pregame.com.

Our reliable prognosticator has been pretty solid, with a 61% record in picks over the last two years. Let’s make it three good years in a row, right?

Underdog Special: Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3 @ Atlanta Falcons:

RJ says this game is a tale of two teams going in opposite directions. Atlanta started out strong last season, but faltered in the 2nd half, and bettors believe that QB Matt Ryan has hit a wall. The Bucs, on the other hand, is a team many think will exceed expectations, with a lot of support in their rising young Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Best Bet: NY Jets +2.5 vs. Cincinnati Bengals

I know what you’re thinking, “Best” and “Jets” never go in the same sentence, but RJ believes it’s is warranted this time. The Jets have one of the toughest schedules in the NFL this season, so they need to start off with a win. The Bengals currently lack depth at Wide Receiver behind AJ Green, and they will be without their starting Tight End Tyler Eifert this week.

Big Game: Washington Redskins +3 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers have an average defense, but their secondary is possibly the bottom 5 in the league. Pair that up against a team with one of the best Receiver/ Tight End groups in the NFL, and they are going to have some issues. The Steelers are also without their starting Running Back for the first 3 weeks of this season.

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