NFL Week 1 SuperContest

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Every year, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook holds the NFL SuperContest. Participants pay a $1,500 fee before the season starts, and they pick five NFL games against the spread each week. The top 50 in the standings all win money, and the first place winner is set to make over $1 million this season.

The seven members of the Bettor Take Cover staff are all too poor to participate in the SuperContest, so we’ve decided to make our picks each week on the site just to see how we’d fare if we were in the SuperContest field, which consists of over 2,000 entries this year.

This is for entertainment purposes only, and we’re using the lines provided by the Westgate SuperBook. We’ll each make our five NFL picks ATS, and we’ll keep up with everyone’s record throughout the year. Wins are worth one point, pushes are worth a half-point.

Week 1 Picks

Cole Frederick

Houston Texans (-5) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Washington Redskins (+1.5) vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Tennessee Titans (-2.5) vs. Oakland Raiders

Cincinnati Bengals (-3) vs. Baltimore Ravens

San Diego Chargers (+3.5) at Denver Broncos

TJ Daugherty

Los Angeles Rams (-3.5) vs. Indianapolis Colts

Arizona Cardinals (-2) at Detroit Lions

Houston Texans (-5) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Cincinnati Bengals (-3) vs. Baltimore Ravens

San Diego Chargers (+3.5) at Denver Broncos

Lance Barton

Arizona Cardinals (-2) at Detroit Lions

Houston Texans (-5) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Carolina Panthers (-5.5) at San Francisco 49ers

Pittsburgh Steelers (-9.5) at Cleveland Browns

Green Bay Packers (-3) vs. Seattle Seahawks

Chance Cassidy

Kansas City Chiefs (+9) at New England Patriots

Pittsburgh Steelers (-9.5) at Cleveland Browns

New York Jets (+8.5) at Buffalo Bills

Atlanta Falcons (-6.5) at Chicago Bears

Oakland Raiders (+2.5) at Tennessee Titans

Brock Little

New York Jets (+8.5) at Buffalo Bills

Pittsburgh Steelers (-9.5) at Cleveland Browns

Atlanta Falcons (-6.5) at Chicago Bears

Oakland Raiders (+2.5) at Tennessee Titans

New Orleans Saints (+3.5) at Minnesota Vikings

Sam Johnson

Oakland Raiders (+2.5) at Tennessee Titans

New York Jets (+8.5) at Buffalo Bills

Houston Texans (-5) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Philadelphia Eagles (-1.5) at Washington Redskins

Indianapolis Colts (+3.5) at Los Angeles Rams

Cody Jinnette

Oakland Raiders (+2.5) at Tennessee Titans

Houston Texans (-5) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Chicago Bears (+6.5) vs. Atlanta Falcons

Washington Redskins (+1.5) vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Minnesota Vikings (-3.5) vs. New Orleans Saints