Week one is in the books for the NFL. There were seven new head coaches and seven teams with losses to show for it. Rookies that looked like old hats and veterans who can’t seem to shake the injury bug. How did your team do?
Some teams impressed, such as Baltimore that absolutely rocked the hapless Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs who jumped all over the Chargers on the road to take the early divisional lead. Some teams disappointed, such as the Arizona Cardinals who absolutely laid an egg for the home crowd vs the Washington Redskins or the Cowboys who looked like they may have made a mistake dumping Dez without a viable replacement.
Sam Darnold, the youngest quarterback to ever start an NFL game, led the Jets of New York in a dismantling of the Detroit Lions for a national audience. Denzel Ward, another rookie player showed why he was a first round draft pick at cornerback for the Cleveland Browns with two picks of Ben Roethlisberger to help the Cleveland Browns salvage a tie vs the Pittsburgh Steelers at home.
The Formula did well against vs the spread, posting a 10-6 record but was absolutely abysmal on the totals, going 4-12 for a paltry 25%. There clearly were issues that need to be corrected and I believe I was able to do just that. I have tweaked the formula heading into week 2 and expect increased win percentages in both categories this weekend. Let me know how I am doing.