Week 1: Caddie Nick Hughey’s NFL Picks

Nick Hughey
Nick Hughey, left, is excited for the NFL season to begin and has submitted his picks for five, key Week 1 match ups. Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Hughey caddies for PGA Tour winner Scott Brown. And he’s a huge NFL fan.

With NFL season upon us, Hughey has sent in his picks for five key Week 1 match ups.

Let’s take a look.

Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles (-1.5)
Pick: Falcons
Why?: “Back-up QB Nick Foles will be playing and there will be a Super Bowl letdown. The Atlanta offense should give Philly problems in this one.”

San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings (-6)
Pick: Vikings
Why?: “They will be ready to avenge what happened last year.  The Vikings are tough at home and it’s a long trip for the 49ers.”

Houston Texans at New England Patriots (-6.5)
Pick: Texans
Why?: “Deshaun Watson is back at the helm and they will score points against New England. It’s always tough to go against Tom Brady at home. New England wins the game, but doesn’t cover.”

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (-7.5)
Pick: Packers
Why?: “Aaron Rodgers is about all we need to say here. The Bears have struggled at Lambeau. It could get ugly in this one.”

Los Angeles Rams (-4.5) at Oakland Raiders
Pick: Raiders
Why?: “Gruden is back in coaching and has taken many notes while in the booth the last several years. They’ll be all over the Rams.”

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