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APC NFL Picks, Week 1 2018: Adding Mack won’t lead Bears over Packers

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APC’s writers feel good about the Packers’ ability to keep Mack contained and get a win at Lambeau on Sunday.

Green Bay Packers v Chicago Bears Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Are you ready for week one of the 2018 NFL season? Of course you are. The season officially gets underway this evening, kicking off with a Falcons-Eagles matchup on Thursday Night Football before the first NFL Sunday of the year gets going less than 72 hours later. That day will be capped off with the first game of the Green Bay Packers’ 100th season, a prime time matchup at Lambeau Field against the Chicago Bears.

With the games getting underway tonight, that also means that APC’s NFL picks are underway as well. As usual, we’re picking all the games straight up, so don’t expect to see any point spreads in our picks throughout the year. And as you can see below, we have a full house of contributors picking games again this year.

Perhaps not surprisingly, since we are a group of Packers fans after all, we have a great deal of faith in the Packers to start the season 1-0 with a win over the Bears. In fact, that pick is one of just a small number of unanimous selections in this week’s games, along with the Ravens over the Bills, Saints over Bucs, and Rams over Raiders. Khalil Mack? We’re not worried. For whatever it’s worth, Mack had one sack and two total tackles in his one career game against the Packers, which came back in 2015 with the Raiders. It would seem that most of APC feels pretty good about Bryan Bulaga and David Bakhtiari being able to keep him from taking over the game, despite Akiem Hicks’ comments to the contrary.

Let us know your predictions for the Packers’ opener, whether straight up or against the spread — the line is currently Packers -7.5 and the over/under total is 47.5.

Week 2 NFL Picks

Game Tex Jason Peter Kris Bob Jon B Jon M Jordan Matub Mike Paul Shawn Wendi Zach APC Pick
Game Tex Jason Peter Kris Bob Jon B Jon M Jordan Matub Mike Paul Shawn Wendi Zach APC Pick
BAL @ CIN BAL BAL BAL BAL CIN CIN BAL CIN BAL BAL CIN BAL BAL BAL BAL
CAR @ ATL CAR ATL ATL CAR ATL ATL ATL CAR ATL CAR ATL CAR ATL ATL ATL
LAC @ BUF LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC*
MIN @ GB MIN MIN GB GB GB MIN MIN GB GB MIN GB MIN GB GB GB
CLE @ NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO*
MIA @ NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ MIA MIA NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ MIA NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ
KC @ PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT KC KC KC KC PIT KC PIT KC KC PIT PIT
PHI @ TB PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI TB PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI*
HOU @ TEN HOU TEN TEN HOU TEN HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU TEN HOU
IND @ WAS WAS WAS WAS IND WAS WAS IND IND IND WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS
ARI @ LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR*
DET @ SF SF SF SF DET SF DET SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF
OAK @ DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN*
NE @ JAX NE NE NE NE NE NE NE JAX NE JAX JAX NE NE JAX NE
NYG @ DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL NYG NYG NYG NYG DAL NYG DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL
SEA @ CHI CHI SEA SEA CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI