Thursday 5 September 2013

#NFL 2013: Week 1 Picks - Head to Head and with Spread

- AFC and NFC Picks - Head to Head and with the Spread -
By The Postman, September 5 2013

My 2013 NFL Season Preview and SuperBowl picks are here - and every week throughout the NFL in 2013 I will be posting my picks here on and via @wdnicolson.

Last year in the Yahoo! Sports Pro Football Pick'em competition I managed to finish in the 98th percentile (so Top 2%) of tipsters across the world... completely surprising myself by using the rule of thumb I (for some reason) refuse to back entirely in my NRL Tipping (that is pick favourites and then pick favourites and then, and only then... pick favourites and maybe one or two gut picks - which doesn't hurt you as much with up to 16 NFL games a week v 8 NRL games).

That system worked last year and for the most part I'm sticking with it as we look at Week 1 which starts Friday morning AEST with Denver hosting Baltimore.
=====WEEK 1 PICKS===== 
With the spread in mind:

So Spread Picks are: Baltimore +7.5, New England -9.5, Cincinnati +3.0, Miami +0.0, Detroit -5.0, Indianapolis -9.5, Atlanta +3.0, Tampa Bay -3.0, Pittsburgh -7.0, Seattle -3.5, Jacksonville +4.0, St Louis -4.5, Green Bay +4.5, NY Giants +3.5, Philadelphia +3.5, Houston -4.0.

With only Head to Head in mind:

So Head to Head picks are: Denver, New England, Cincinnati, Miami, Detroit, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Jacksonville, St Louis, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington, Houston.

You can tweet me your NFL picks every week @wdnicolson
You can join the Pro Football Pick'em League I'm in here - which is a 'SPREAD' competition (Tony Kornheiser's Radio Show Group - so if you join best you are somewhat familiar with who TK is and possibly his radio show or PTI). | Group ID#: 35104 | Password: andy | Or just join the regular Pick'em Overall league.
During 2013 I will be reading Peter King's 'THE MMQB' Website every week - I suggest you do the same.