NFL Week 1: Predicting Winners and Losers of Weekend’s Biggest Matchups

September 9, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In its simplest form, football can be reduced to a series of one-on-one matchups. Everyone has an assignment, and in the purest sense of the Bill Belichick-ism, everyone has a job.
Execution is critical on each snap, and every tiny victory in those matchups leads to larger tallies in the win column. There are some matchups, however, that play a greater role in the weekly clashes of wits and brawn. Several lie ahead Sunday and Monday as regular-season football makes its glorious return to our lives and you say goodbye to loved ones for a few months.
Can new Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman sufficiently slow Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and football vacuum Antonio Brown? What will happen when monstrous New Orleans Saints tackle Terron Armstead tangles with the Oakland Raiders' Khalil Mack? And will New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo survive his faceoff with Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu?
Every week, I'll dig into the most compelling m...

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