Office Pool Picks – Week 1

September 8, 2022

I am back for another season and taking on the oddsmakers and helping you try to take down whatever type of football pool you’re in. Here are my Office Pool Picks for Week 1.

16 Ravens at NYJ
15 49ers at CHI
14 Broncos at SEA
13 Saints at ATL
12 Bengals vs. PIT
11 Colts at HOU
10 Titans vs. NYG
9 Chargers vs. LV
8 Commanders vs. JCK
7 Eagles at DET
6 Dolphins vs. NE
5 Chiefs at ARI
4  Vikings vs. GB
3 Cowboys vs. TB
2 Rams vs. BUF
1 Panthers vs. CLE


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Each week I will pick two games, my “Play it Safe” selection as well as my “Out on a Limb” pick:

Play It Safe: Ravens at NYJ
Two words. Joe Flacco. With Zach Wilson out the Ravens are going to be able to feast on Flacco, who won’t be helped by the Jets’ banged up offensive line. Look for Lamar and company to get off to a fast start to kick off the 2022 season.

Out on a Limb: Broncos at SEA

Going against the Seahawks and the 12th man at home in a primetime matchup is something I thought I’d never advise to start off the season in a survivor pool. However, these aren’t the same old Seahwaks. Seattle is amongst the worst few teams in the NFL and then you add in Russell Wilson returning in his very first game as a Bronco and it makes this a done deal for me.


Look for my “Against the Spread” plays in a separate article that will run each Saturday this season. Here I will look at my Thursday night betting recommendation. My starting Thursday night bankroll for the purposes of this article is $1000. 

The Pick:
$100 – Packers ML +118 (BetRivers)

Home teams in the Week 1 Thursday night opener are 12-6-3 ATS since 2000 and reigning Super Bowl champions are 10-5-2 in seventeen weekday primetime openers starting back in 2004. The Rams are the sixth Super Bowl champ listed as an underdog in Week. The previous five such teams were 4-1 straight up and against the spread in their opener.

Same Game Parlay Prop Bet (FanDuel):
$30 to win $121.20 (+404)

  • Cooper Kupp Anytime TD
  • Josh Allen 250+ PaYd
  • Gabe Davis 50+ ReYd
  • Allen Robinson 50+ ReYd

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