Week 1 of the 2022 NFL schedule gets underway on Thursday, September 8, with a must-see matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills. The 2022 NFL Kickoff Game will feature two Super Bowl contenders, so it’s time to start conducting research for your NFL office pool picks. The NFL, in particular, is a tough league to predict. In fact, underdogs won over 100 games straight-up in 2021, so there are no guarantees on a week-to-week basis when making your NFL football pool picks. Having the ability to foresee those potential upsets is one way to get an advantage in NFL pick’em contests. The upsets can be tough to find, but those who know how to spot a live underdog will be well on the way to winning any NFL pool picks. If you’re up for it, CBS Sports has the perfect game to keep you locked in all season long.
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We’ll give you one team to consider backing during the NFL‘s opening week. SportsLine’s advanced computer model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is predicting the Indianapolis Colts will open their season with a comfortable win over the Houston Texans.
Indianapolis added veteran quarterback Matt Ryan in the offseason to an offense that averaged 26.5 points per game last season, which ranked ninth in the NFL. The Colts have also dominated their AFC South rivals in recent years, winning seven of their last eight meetings against the Texans.
Meanwhile, Houston has struggled on its home field, going 1-7 in its last eight games at NRG Stadium. Indianapolis wins this one straight-up well over 70 percent of the time, making it a safe choice for Week 1 NFL picks. Join a pool now to lock in your picks.
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