2021-22 NFL Picks Against the Spread: Week 1

The MikesPickz NFL Picks are back again for the 2021-22 season.

As usual, the favorite will be marked with the spread in parenthesis next to the team name. For example, Patriots (-6.5). 

Welcome to the first NFL Season with 18 weeks so we have a bonus 16 games on top of the normal 256 regular season games.

As usual, I will make my picks for each game, every week of the NFL season using the point spread from the NY Daily News on Wednesday. After each week, the post will be updated with the results. My full pick record for all seasons can be found on the historical picks page

I will continue to make my best bet pick and that will be indicated next to the game. My best bet is the team that I feel is most likely to win and cover the spread this week.

Welcome to Week 1 of the NFL Season! Without further adieu, here are my picks:

Week 1 BYE WEEKS: None
Best Bet: Rams (-7.5) – WIN

Week 1 Recap: 9-6-1, 1-0 Best Bet, 1-1 Survivor pool

Thursday Night:

  • Cowboys at Bucs (-9)
    • The pick: Cowboys (+9) – WIN

Sunday Early Games:

  • Jaguars (-2.5) at Texans
    • The pick: Jaguars (-2.5) – LOSS
  • Vikings (-3) at Bengals
    • The pick: Vikings (-3) – LOSS
  • Seahawks (-2.5) at Colts
    • The pick: Seahawks (-2.5) – WIN
  • Cardinals at Titans (-3)
    • The pick: Titans (-3) – LOSS
  • Steelers at Bills (-6.5)
    • The pick: Bills (-6.5) – LOSS
  • 49ers (-7.5) at Lions
    • The pick: 49ers (-7.5) – WIN
  • Chargers (-1) at Football Team
    • The pick: Football Team (+1) – LOSS
  • Jets at Panthers (-5)
    • The pick: Panthers (-5) – TIE
  • Eagles at Falcons (-3.5)
    • The pick: Eagles (+3.5) – WIN

Sunday Late Games:

  • Browns at Chiefs (-6.5)
    • The pick: Browns (+6.5) – WIN
  • Packers (-4) at Saints
    • The pick: Saints (+4) – WIN
  • Dolphins at Patriots (-3)
    • The pick: Patriots(-3) – LOSS
  • Broncos (-2.5) at Giants
    • The pick: Broncos (-2.5) – WIN

Sunday Night Football:

  • Bears at Rams (-7.5)
    • The pick: Rams (-7.5) – BEST BET – WIN

Monday Night Football:

  • Ravens (-4.5) at Raiders
    • The pick: Raiders (+4.5) – WIN

Previous Week’s Record: N/A

Regular Season Record: N/A

Postseason Record: N/A

Best Bet Record: N/A

Last Season’s Record: 137-119-0 (53.52%)

Click here for my Full Historical Pick Records


King of the Hill aka Lock of the Week aka Survivor Pool Picks:
In this section, I will post my pick for a survivor pool. Once a team is used, I can’t use them again for the rest of the season. The team selected only has to win the game, not cover the spread. Pick One and Pick Two are independent of each other. If I use a team with Pick One, I can use them later with Pick Two.

Week Pick One Pick Two
Week 1 Rams – win Vikings – loss
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total 1-0 0-1
Spread the Word!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.