Tonight is a double-header. The New York Jets roll to Detroit to tackle the Lions and the LA Rams fight for in-state supremacy with the Oakland Raiders. Who will come out victorious and who will go home losers?
The Jets will be playing the Lions with the youngest starting QB in the history of the NFL. If I have learned anything, it is that you dont want to roll the dice with a rookie at QB in game one of an NFL season. Especially if the opposing team has a new head coach who was previously a defensive coordinator in your division and is VERY familiar with your scheme, in Matt Patricia.
The Rams are a young team that really made a leap last year. They want to continue to build on their success against the new look Raiders. The new look, same as the old look, Raiders have re-acquired their former coach John Gruden and he looks to get them back to Super Bowl form.
The formula says detroit will win but the spread has risen to 7 and detroit is still detroit. Expect the Jets to stay within a touchdown. The Rams are just too good for an Oakland team that will be adjusting to a new coach and should roll in this game 40-29.