NFL Picks: SBR Handicapper Report Card Heading Into Week 2

Steven Suarez

Monday, September 9, 2013 6:13 PM GMT

Monday, Sep. 9, 2013 6:13 PM GMT

How did our NFL handicappers fare in Week 1? Find all of the comprehensive results inside.

We broke down every single NFL game on the schedule and had at least one accompanying pick for each.

Let's get right to the results and find out who provided us with the best NFL picks in Week 1.

Jordan Sharp

In terms of spread picks, Jordan was on the underdog Giants (+3.5) for Sunday Night Football, and then went for the OVER (41) in the Cleveland/Miami game. Unfortunately neither of those NFL picks ended up hitting, though he has a chance at redemption with Monday Night Football and his play on the Redskins (-3).

ATS Record: 0-1 (1 pending)

O/U Record: 0-1 

Jason Lake 

Jason had the most sports picks of any cappers for the Week 1 slate. 

He was on the Bears (-3), Lions (-4.5), Buccaneers (-1.5), and still has one play pending on the Texans (-3.5) tonight. A lot of chalk there, but he'll take a respectable 1-1-1 record into MNF tonight, thanks to a great performance from Reggie Bush and the Lions and a push from the Bears at home.

ATS Record: 1-1-1 (1 pending)

O/U Record: 0-0 

Swingin' Johnson

The legendary Swingin' Johnson only had two plays on the board for opening week and ended up with a split. 

For his ATS pick, SJ was on the Patriots, who opened as 6.5-point favorites but closed at nearly double that. New England looked like they were going to cruise after taking an early lead, but the Bills fought back and almost stole away what would have been a truly shocking win. Swingin' Johnson bounced back later in the day though and nailed his OVER play in the San Francisco/Green Bay matchup. 

ATS Record: 3-1

O/U Record: 1-0

David Lawrence 

The two picks of Week 1 for David came on two small favorites in Kansas City (-1.5) and St. Louis (-4.5). 

The Chiefs ended up being one of the easiest winners of the week in their dismantling of the Jaguars in Jacksonville. The Jags' only points of the game came on a safety, for crying out loud. David couldn't sweep though, as the Rams were unable to cover the five points despite their straight up win. 

ATS Record: 1-1

O/U Record: 0-0

Steven Suarez 

Though I covered only one game in Week 1, it ended up being one of the most entertaining battles out there. The Saints and Falcons traded blows, with New Orleans eventually emerging with the win inside the Superdome. My best bet was on the OVER (53.5), but the game turned out to be much more low-scoring than many anticipated.

ATS Record: 0-0

O/U Record: 0-1 

Jeff Grant 

Some though getting that many points on the defending Super Bowl champions was a gift, and it certainly looked that way after the Ravens took the early lead. But then Peyton Manning decided to take over. The Broncos poured it on and cruised to a 49-27 win at home, with Jeff's faith in Baltimore not being rewarded. 

ATS Record: 0-1

O/U Record: 0-0

Steve Merrill

Many predicted a blowout win for the Colts in their Week 1 home date with the Raiders, but Terrelle Pryor was a menace because of his dual-threat ability and gave Oakland an excellent chance of pulling off the upset. Steve was on the money with his ATS pick here, successfully nailing down the Raiders at +10.5.

ATS Record: 1-0

O/U Record: 0-0

Ross Benjamin 

Another successful recommendation here. Ross didn't see any value on either side when it came to an ATS play, so he opted for the UNDER (42). The Steelers' offense couldn't come up with any points whatsoever in a game that was pretty brutal to watch. At the end of the day the total play ended up being an easy winner.

ATS Record: 0-0

O/U Record: 1-0

Adam Ritota 

Wrapping things up we have Adam Markowitz, who was assigned to cover Carolina/Seattle. The Panthers looked as if they were going to be able to hold off the mighty talented Seahawks, but Russell Wilson and Jermaine Kearse hooked up for a long TD to give Seattle the 12-7 win. Adam's play on the Seahawks (-3.5) was on the mark.

ATS Record: 1-0

O/U Record: 0-0
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