Finally, the teams have their full squads and after three weeks of preseason, the 2022-2023 NFL season will finally get underway this Thursday with the LA Rams vs Buffalo Bills matchup, of which we bring you the predictions, as well as those of the rest of the Week 1 games.
BILLS VS RAMS
The NFL champions will kick off their home schedule against one of their toughest opponents when they face the Buffalo Bills and former star linebacker Von Miller on Thursday.
Matt Stafford, Kupp, Van Jefferson and the addition of Allen Robinson will help the Rams fill Odell Beckham’s void due to an ACL injury, while the Bills will make their appearance as Super Bowl favorites with an incredible quarterback and receiver duo (Allen and Diggs), along with a defense that performed at a good level.
EAGLES VS LIONS
The new Philadelphia Eagles will look to start strong against an inexperienced, but tough Detroit Lions who will make this a close game.
49ERS VS BEARS
Trey Area will start his campaign at Soldier Field against another young quarterback: Justin Fields, in a duel in which the 49ers should not have many problems beating the Bears.
STEELERS VS. BENGALS
After Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement, the doubt in Pittsburgh is who will be their starting quarterback: Trubisky or Pickett, while the Bengals will be looking for revenge after losing the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Cincinnati wins.
PATRIOTS VS DOLPHINS
A divisional duel of great rivalry and unforgettable plays such as the “Miami Miracle”, in which Miami will have a new head coach (McDaniel) and superstar receiver (Tyreek Hill) to overcome a Patriots lacking talent.
BROWNS VS. PANTHERS
Baker Mayfield will face his former team at Bank of America Stadium, where the Panthers will look to get back on track after running back Christian McCaffrey had an injury-plagued season. It will be a close game, but the Browns should win.
COLTS VS TEXANS
With Matt Ryan and Stephon Gilmore, the Texans should put up a fight in a game where they nevertheless look like victims of a team with a bright future.
SAINTS VS FALCONS
With renewed receivers and brilliant defense, the Saints should take advantage to start their road to the Super Bowl against a Falcons that should not put up much of a fight.
RAVENS VS JETS
The Jets are still rebuilding, while the Ravens’ future looks bright, so they should come out with the win.
JAGUARS VS COMMANDERS
Washington will look to recover its identity and prominence in a very winnable game, with Carson Wentz and receiver Jahan Dotson as main weapons against the Jaguars, who will play a close game.
CHIEFS VS CARDINALS
The Cardinals, now with Kyler Murray as a passer, but without DeAndre Hopkins (suspended six games) and the Chiefs, with Patrick Mahomes but without Tyreek Hill, will give a show game that Kansas City should win.
GIANTS VS TITANS
Two-time defending AFC South champions Tennessee will have a chance to start with a win in front of their home fans when they host the Giants, who have one of the worst defenses.
PACKERS VS. VIKINGS
The NFC North’s fiercest rivalry comes in Week 1. After dominating the division in seven of the last 10 years, Aaron Rodgers and his Packers will be surprised by a Vikings with a powerful offense.
RAIDERS VS CHARGERS
Inside the Top-3 of explosive Week 1 matchups, as both teams may have two of the best offenses and defenses in the league. It will be a hard-fought, tough and close game until the end Las Vegas will win.
BUCCANEERS VS COWBOYS
First Sunday Night of the season between two of the favorite teams to reach the NFL postseason, but Tampa Bay is a more complete team with much more experience, so they will beat Dallas.
BRONCOS VS DENVER
What better way to close the first week than with the return to Seattle of Russell Wilson, now with Denver on Monday Night? Expect a pretty strange atmosphere in Seattle, but by the second half, the Broncos should be past their adjustment time and overcoming a weak home team.