NFL Preseason Predictions for Every Team – August 10th
If you’re looking for NFL preseason predictions, then look no further football gridiron gaming aficionados! Thanks to some in-depth research, I’ve got a preseason prediction for every single team in the league as the 2017 scrimmage season gets set to get underway in just over 48 hours! In addition, you can find the current betting odds for Week 1 of the football preseason here.
NFL Preseason Predictions for Every Team – August 10th
The Dolphins went 2-2 in Adam Gase’s first NFL preseason as a head coach a year ago but I’m thinking 1-3 is more like it as the foolish Fins host Atlanta and Baltimore and visit Philly and Minnesota.
New England Patriots
The Pats went 3-1 in the preseason a year ago after going 2-2 in each of their two previous preseason campaigns. I’m expecting another 2-2 scrimmage season out of New England as they beat Jacksonville and Detroit and fall to Houston and the New York Giants.
With Minnesota, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Detroit on their NFL preseason schedule, I’m thinking 1-3 sounds about right for the rebuilding Bills.
New York Jets
The Jets went 1-3 in the preseason a year ago, but I’m thinking 0-4 sounds right for this season as the Jets host Tennessee and Philadelphia and visit Detroit and the Giants.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs went 2-2 last preseason and head coach Andy Reid is just 34-38 in his career in the NFL preseason. With that said, I’m thinking K.C. is looking at a 1-3 scrimmage record as they beat the Niners and lose to Cincy, Seattle and Tennessee.
Oakland is looking at its third straight 1-3 preseason as they lose to Arizona, Dallas and Seattle while beating the rebuilding Rams.
Denver wins at Chicago and Frisco before losing to Green Bay in Week 3 and finishing with a win at home against Arizona.
Los Angeles Chargers
The relocated Bolts win all four preseason games at home against Seattle and New Orleans in Weeks 1 and 2 and at the Rams and Niners in Weeks 3 and 4.
Baltimore went 4-0 last preseason and 4-0 in 2014, but they also went 1-3 in 2015 and I’m thinking they’re looking at another 1-3 scrimmage season this year as they lost at home against Washington and Buffalo while winning in Miami and falling against the Saints in their scrimmage finale.
The Browns went 0-4 last preseason, but not this time around as they win their opener against New Orleans and take out the Giants in Week 2 before falling at Tampa Bay and closing with a win in Chi-Town! What, what?
It’s clear that Mike Tomlin cares absolutely nothing about the preseason as Pittsburgh has not won more than one preseason game in each of the last four years. The Steelers win in Week 3 at home against Indy, but that’s it!
Marvin Lewis is 29-28 in the preseason in his career and Cincy had their first losing preseason since 2011 last year. I’m thinking 2-2 sounds about right this preseason as the Bengals beat the Chiefs and Colts and fall to Tampa bay and Washington.
The Texans are 8-4 under Bill O’Brien in the NFL preseason and I like them to go 2-2 this year while beating the Patriots and Cowboys and falling to Carolina and New Orleans.
Expect a loss in week 1 at New England, a win at home against Tampa bay and a pair of losses in Weeks 3 and 4 against Carolina and at Atlanta.
Indy wins at home in Week 1 against Detroit (barely) before losing their final three scrimmage games against Dallas, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.
I like the Titans to go 3-1 this preseason with their only loss coming in Week 2 against Carolina.
Mr. ‘You like that?’ and company only lose one preseason game at home against Cincinnati in Week 3 to go 3-1 for the third straight year under Jay Gruden.
The Birds went 4-0 last year in Doug Pederson’s first preseason and I’ve got them repeating that feat this year by beating Green Bay, Buffalo, Miami and the J-E-T-S!
New York Giants
The G-Men go 4-0 this preseason by beating the Steelers, Browns, Jets and Patriots.
Dallas beat Arizona in the Hall of Fame Game and they’ll win their first two ‘official’ preseason games against the Rams and Colts before falling to Oakland and Houston.
Los Angeles Rams
The rebuilding Rams win their meaningless Week 4 matchup against Green Bay, but that’s it!
Bruce Arians is 7-10 in the preseason. After losing their Hall of Fame matchup to Dallas last week, the Cards lose to Oakland in Week 1 before taking their final three preseason games against Chicago, Atlanta and Denver.
Pete Carroll apparently likes to win in the NFL preseason as he’s gone 18-10 over the last seven scrimmage campaigns. I like Seattle to lose their opener against the Chargers and in Week 2 against Minnesota, before beating K.C. and Oakland in their last two preseason games.
San Francisco 49ers
If the rebuilding Niners win a single preseason game, I’ll be stunned!
Mike Zimmer has recorded at least four preseason wins in three straight years. This year will make it four straight.
John Fox is 32-28 in the preseason, but Chicago is looking at a quartet of losses this year against Denver, Arizona, Tennessee and Cleveland!
Green Bay Packers
The Packers have gone 3-1 in two of Mike McCarthy’s last three scrimmage seasons and I think this year will be another 3-1 campaign.
Matthew Stafford and company go 2-2 this preseason while beating the Jets and Bills in Weeks 2 and 4.
Carolina’s only preseason loss comes in Week 2 at Tennessee.
New Orleans Saints
The Saints split their four preseason games by losing to the Bolts and Texans in Weeks 2 and 3.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dirk Koetter went 2-2 in his first NFL preseason a year ago, but believe a 4-0 campaign could be in order for the Bucs this year.
The Falcons will smash Miami in South Beach in Week 1 and take out Jacksonville in their finale while losing to Pittsburgh and Arizona in Weeks 2 and 3.