NFL Week 1 Picks: Underdogs Who Will Pull off Upsets to Start Season

September 7, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The first week of the NFL season is always full of surprises, which makes it a good time to predict some underdogs to pull off big upsets.
Teams that are coming off of poor years often exceed expectations with strong showings out of the gate, while others simply come out flat, overlooking their opponents.
These squads have a good chance of coming away from the first game with a win, despite not been getting much respect from oddsmakers, per Vegas Insider.
Cincinnati Bengals over Chicago Bears
One thing constantly discussed regarding the Baltimore Ravens' potential repeat as Super Bowl champions is the fact that the team will suffer without the leadership of longtime middle linebacker Ray Lewis. The Chicago Bears will go through a similar struggle this year without Brian Urlacher, who retired from the game after 13 years with the team.
Meanwhile, the offensive line has not improved much and will still give Jay Cutler trouble as he rema...

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