2018 NFL Week 1 Picks Against the Spread – CBSSports.com

Falcons (+2.5) at Eagles

The Eagles are the defending champions and they’re starting the reigning Super Bowl MVP in Nick Foles but, uh, they’re starting the reigning Super Bowl MVP in Nick Foles. Atlanta should have beaten Philly in this same spot in the playoffs and I think the Falcons are better now and the Eagles are not. Give me Atlanta to win outright and cover as a road dog in the opener.

Credit: USATSI Ravens (-7) vs. Bills

Can’t take the Bills in the first week, even with this obscene spread. The Ravens defense is going to come out on fire, the Bills aren’t going to be prepared on offense and don’t have any protection for Nathan Peterman, and Baltimore is going to take a couple of deep shots to John Brown, who will be the hottest waiver wire name coming out of the first week of the season after the Ravens roll. 

Credit: USATSI Browns (+4) vs. Steelers

The Tyrod Taylor Era will kick off this Sunday in Cleveland, as the Browns host the Steelers in what many believe could be a close game. This line is flying down with Le’Veon Bell’s absence but I doubt it gets lower than a field goal (people will buy back Pittsburgh at that point). I really like Cleveland here: they’ll be amped up, Todd Haley will know the keys to beating the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger isn’t great on the road. Browns win outright! 

Credit: USATSI Bengals (+3) at Colts

This line stinks? Why are the Colts favored here? The Bengals are a better team — the only thing that makes the Colts a reasonable favorite is the return of Andrew Luck. Which is fine, because Luck might have a nice game, but I’m not sure who is

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